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Meauxmen

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Unfair

5 out of 7 gamers thought this was helpful

Are you a theme park enthusiast? Can’t afford to travel though? If you like the thrill of the ride and have always thought I wish I could build a theme park…then you should pop over to the “Unfair” by Joel Finch with @coolminiornot and #goodgamespublishing This game has become a new delight in our gatherings. At first, I was daunted, but on the second play through the simplicity of the system became evident once the options didn’t seem overwhelming. If you have a more advanced gamer to help get you started than this game is a lot of fun for all ranges of playing. As long as you don’t have a person debilitated by making choices the game can flow pretty quickly. You only have 8 rounds to build your park so act quick, be nimble, and keep your eyes on the prize, not just the cash. The first time through can seem slow, try not to stress about your choices in gameplay though. two quick matches will teach you more about the game than one really slow long one. Don’t be afraid to get mean to other players, but you can also win by just buckling your head down and avoiding trouble.They have created a fun variation on the deck building platform. Build thrilling rides, awesome sideshows and food emporiums to slake the thirst and entertain the masses. But watch out, fate in this city isn’t always kind, and your competition sometimes employs dubious methods to rig the city hall worse than your midway games. Can you twist and turn and rattle your way to victory? Do you think you can sell more cotton candy than this fat kid? Go ahead and step right up, everyone’s a winner in the Unfair!

 
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Scythe

5 out of 6 gamers thought this was helpful

Scythe is amazing, easily one of the top 10 games of all time for me. It can feel overwhelming at first given the scope of the options on the table, but when you start to see its a simple choice per round, you can really accelerate the gameplay. it only slows down when people treat it like chess. this game is meant to be played at a clip, its a race at its heart. get to the center and gain the most points before someone else ends the time. are you going for stars, for territory, resources, or the hearts and minds of the masses? problem is there is a way to win with each of these tactics. Its those vast arrays of options that make linear thinker and planners have a harder time with this game. I have invested in the upgrades and expansions for this and think they had a lovely depth in the tactile feel of the game. If you don’t like having to choose between lots of options then this game will probably drive you nuts, but if you are non-linear like me, and like outflanking your opponents through tactics and not just strength of force than you will find this game deeply rewarding. Add that to superior design and artwork, makes for an engrossing and stunning visual experience. You need an advanced gamer who has some time to learn the rules before play, preferably someone who can teach the ropes to the other players, but I like how the rulebook says “just try different things, you aren’t going to win your first round, and that’s okay, its the best way to learn.” So true. Don’t worry about winning the first 1 or 2 rounds, get used to the mechanics, and how the choices you have impact the options down the road, each person can find their own particular path to victory, vs other games that you have to discover the “true” strategy. All in all, this game has been a huge hit in my circle, and they clamor to try it again and again determined that have found a new way to win. That is the hallmark of a great game in my book.

 
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The 7th Continent

7 out of 9 gamers thought this was helpful

Were you a fan of the TV show LOST? Have you ever wondered how you would do if you woke up on a deserted island knowing something was terribly wrong but unsure of what exactly it was, equally unsure of where you are, and still worse, how to get home? Then rip off some jungle vines and lash together your survivalist skills in this awesome and unpredictable game The 7th Continent by #seriouspoulp. I recently received my copy from Kickstarter, I don’t think it’s out in general publication yet, but if you are a gamer who loves adventures then you should reserve a copy today from your local supplier. This game enhances the mystery of island exploration with a fun “fog of war” mechanic that keeps benefits and conflicts hidden until you commit to exploring a region. Each explorer on your team adds a new level of team play, will you venture together for safety in numbers? Or run off to cover more territory. Careful though, you quickly learn you are cursed and if you don’t solve it before your deck of actions run out you risk destruction. You have to keep your wits about you and delve into the beautiful geographic art on the cards, can you find the hidden clues to lead you? Or will you wander aimlessly? This game has been great for me and Elena, it’s fun with just two players which is great news for people who can’t find a large enough gaming group to commit to a game like this. It does seem to be on the longer side. We have played two rounds now and haven’t finished our first game yet. But don’t worry! You don’t need to reserve your tabletop for just this game. The creators have a great “save point” system in place that lets you pause and clean up your game and come right back where you left off with minimal hassle. This is awesome for people with busy lives and kids that don’t have huge blocks of time to dedicate to an epic adventure. It also has a fun way to allow new explorers to jump in mid-game or bow out if the party wants to keep going after they leave. The thrill of play and exploration has been great. I look forward to seeing how it ramps up as we come closer to the end, but I know that I don’t need to wait to give this title a hearty endorsement.

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