Seems we have a “will only play Terraforming Mars“-player in our group now. I mean, it’s fine and he usually finds people to play with. It’s only a bit awkward that he sits at his half set up TM while everybody else is doing the usual 5 minute what-do-we-want-to-play-today standup. #boardgames
(Maybe I’m just jealous because nobody is playing my fav game with me ;)
⚠️ highly subjective, from my POV as a lazy consumer ⚠️
Sign of a good/successful blog/podcast/youtube chan: a low meta-to-content ratio.
If you are talking about plans, schedules, experiments, past missteps, future promises etc. more often than delivering actual content, you are probably going to “fail” (whatever that means, right?)
Sure, feel free to start something, and don’t care if you might fail. (But don’t ask for Patreon support after your second 500 word blog post, please.)
Sunday gaming meetup:
• Mangrovia (Eilif Svensson; Zoch, 2014): beautiful, mid-weight 75min game. Super simple worker-placement, mostly majority VPs. Slightly unpredictable w/ 5 players, but nothing to bother. Very good. (pictured)
• Micropolis again. Very straight-forward drafting and set collection. Nice, but unexciting.
• Port Royal incl. expansions. An evergreen. After 50+ plays there is nothing new to discover for me, but it's still fun to introduce it to new folks.
Introduced K2 to my 7yo. I handicapped myself a little bit (he had to take no "risk tokens" when revealing the most movement points) and … he won! We tied with 17 VP each, but he climbed to the summit first. 🗻 🧗♂️ #boardgames
Coal Baron/Glück auf!, Kieslingʼs (of Azul fame) 2013 mid-weight and mid-length worker-placement game. The final round can become a bit mathy while assessing your remaining actions. Other than that itʼs very straight-forward, with an almost “refreshingly classic” feeling. A good one. #boardgames
First two games of The Quest for El Dorado. Even lighter and a bit more random than I expected. The randomness is fine for how quick it is. It's a good (family) game, but I had hoped for a little more. Will gladly play again y though. #boardgames
As a 2-player game, for a couple (she's the gamer, he rather not too competitive), youʼd recommend: Azul or Patchwork or Targi or ________ ? #boardgames
🐜 Micropolis (Bruno Cathala, 2018): A simple set collection game (most of these, a mix of those, this but not that etc.) about building your ant colony in 12 quick rounds. The artwork looks really good (the picture doesn't do it justice), while the miniatures are a little flimsy. There is some player interaction besides the tile drafting, which is nice, but my final verdict doesn't exceed a “pleasant”. #boardgames
‣ midweight+ thematic euros
‣ serious gamer 😒
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