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Not sure what to think of Tom Vasel’s review of Brass: Birmingham. I appreciate the effort he put into explaining his point and it’s absolutely okay to not like a popular (and objectively great ;) game. But I still find his arguments regarding loans, the long-term strategy focus, and the card management not really correct. There must be something else that puts him off. (Also Roxley’s graphics desing/production is not “A+”.) 🤷‍♂️

New to me at the con: Dice Settlers. I enjoyed it. The explanation made it more complex than it played in the end. We all followed diff. strategies and finished rather quickly. Not ground breaking, but also not as mediocre as some reviews I heard before made it sound. Hardcore gamers might want to pass on it, but I think the dice bag building and the light 4x feel can still impress people that are not oversaturated by the surge of new games, yet.

Disc World: Ankh-Morpok. Pretty fun with 3 random folks at the con. Just as I don't know their real identities, I also got all of my opponents hidden identities wrong. Still won 😂 Having buildings on the board early (see yellow) sure doesn't hurt. Light-hearted game for those who don't mind some chaos and the quirky theme. Plays in less than a hour.

Solenia. Played the second time. A great family-weight game. Really enjoyed it.

First game of the con. Viroid – a “Pandemic reverse”, save earth by killing humanity, by a very small publisher. An okay experience (for someone who isn't into co-ops that much) which, unfortunately, still looked like a prototype production-wise.

Happy 🎂 cake day, boardgames.social. Too tired to join or even organize our get together on BGA today. Gotta prepare for a trip to a local con tomorrow. Will try to photo-stream a bit. // 💐 @robert

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Happy 1st Birthday Boardgames.Social! I am a terrible planner (way more P than J if that means anything to you) so today’s gaming festivities will be as hoc. Happy gaming!

Hero Realms night with my 7yo. We ended in a 1:1 draw and then table talked for probably an hour about CCG/TCGs. And now he's counting the weeks it takes until he can afford a KeyForge deck from his pocket money 😸

🚂 Brass: Birmingham
(1st time, 4-player)

👍 Fantastic game, as its predecessor. Couldn’t tell my favorite yet.
👍 Variable board, random markets
👍 Scout action
👍 Streamlining of some rules
👍 Variable connection points on buildings.
👍 Beer
🤔 Beer transport rules
🤔 Weird production building costs/VP
🤔 Seemed a bit longer than Lancashire
🤔 Some connections "unnatural" long (mechanics over theme, I guess?)
🤨 Market bonuses
🤨 Location pronunciation 💂 🇬🇧

🏁 90/💯

Played 🍇 Viticulture Tuscany Essential Edition 🍷 yesterday. Liked: new board, turn-order change, buildings. Okay: special worker Politician, majority map. Meh: special worker Salesperson. The start was very slow, and I was "blocked" with many good but no great opportunities. Came in last. Sure, there's no reason going back to the basic map, but I was a little disappointed by the boring special workers and the slow start.

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#Tusky 5 beta 1 is live for all beta testers on Google Play!
Read the full changelog here: github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/rele
Please report us all bugs so we can release a stable Tusky 5.0 for everybody soon!
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@robert how old is this instance? 1st anniversary already happened?

time is flying 

Nice that FFG improved the token situation in the upcoming starter sets. Plus the lower price (and nobody cared for the intro decks, right?) make this much more interesting for me.

Played Carson City - The Card Game on yucata.de. I know, it's not the real thing, but sheesh felt it dull. Puerto Rico TCG aka San Juan on the other hand is a lot of fun. And also relatively new on the platform.

Sunday game group: KeyForge, Solenia, Brass: Lancashire. Yes, yes, and yes! Three very good games, lots of fun! 🗝 ☀ 🚂

Taught two new players Brass: Lancashire. A relaxed and, as usual, fantastic session. 🚂 🇬🇧

Over the weekend I played a bunch of newly avail. Penny Press on BoardGameArena: quick, interactive area control game with an original theme. Like it! Seems the cardboard version is OOP, sells for $100+ in various places.
Offline my son beat me in Wildlands again. I overdo it with risky moves sometimes... 😁

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