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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.

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.

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 ________ ?

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Dismissing books and tv shows because they are “for kids” is something I find very sad. Some of the best stuff is for kids.

The Gruffalo is still a joy to read.
Hey Duggee is the best thing on the BBC.

Go and read the Moomins or something. Stop being so serious and learn to just enjoy things.

🐜 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”.

You are stealing my time! Make it "Zoob placement question" *at least*. Better: "Are foobared zoobs placed below zingies or above?"

I love it when in my BGG subscriptions a new item appears under "Forum: Game XY > Rules" and it is titled "Rules question". Folks!! 🤨

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, 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:
Please report us all bugs so we can release a stable Tusky 5.0 for everybody soon!

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