This week’s Explorable Favorites (Aug 4)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 3-Aug-14 | 10 comments

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This Week’s Explorable Games

This round of Explorable Favorites is from BoardGaming.com member garbled. The games selected from their Favorites shelf were:

These games will be explorable until next Monday, August 11th.

After you’ve explored these games, let us know what you think about them in the comments below!

Comments (10)

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5
My First Heart

Ah, great reminder to pick up City of Iron as I backed the expansion on Kickstarter 🙂

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8
Rosetta Stone
Football Fan
Explorer - Level 5
Junior

I totally forgot about City of Iron when it was on KS. It was on my watch list, and then it was funded and I missed out. I’d gladly trade it for one of the games I shouldn’t have supported. 🙂

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9
I play black
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter
Marquis / Marchioness

I still thoroughly enjoy City of Iron, but Terra Mystica is fastly becoming my favorite game. Like @Kaleb, I’ve been meaning to review it for over a month… but May/June/July is my company’s annual audit (which I’m in charge of), so it also becomes my annual hiatus from Boardgaming.com.

The game is truly amazing. It’s so beautiful and thematic for a hardcore Euro. And despite the somewhat daunting looking rulebook and volume of bits and pieces, I found it surprisingly easy to get into and understand. Players suffering from AP could really drag the game out, but otherwise I’ve found no fault in it. It is probably my “favorite game 1b” to Sentinels of the Multiverse‘s “1a”

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4
I play green
Follower

I really enjoyed the excuse to look at both these games in a little more depth. I bought Terra Mystica this year and have played it in introductory mode only a couple of times. Reading the reviews and looking at the tips and videos have re-inspired me to get back to this truly beautiful game and play a less structured game. A great friend of mine introduced me to City of Iron this weekend past! Fabulous – how easy it was to get in and ‘get the hands dirty’ and how much fun to see how many different directions it can go in 🙂 Thanks for a fun explore this week 😀

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8
I play yellow
USA
Check Out My Favorites
Smash Up: Pirate Faction Fan

TWIMC,
Will there be GenCon Demo-ing available for Explorable Credit this year?
That section of this site seems to still be from GenCon 2012…
🙁

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8
I play purple
Football Fan
Movie Lover

Terra Mystica is one of my favorites! I have a partial review written – oh well.

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8
Professional Reviewer
Canada
I play black
Silver Supporter

Nice, I’ve been meaning to learn more about Terra Mystica for a while now! Look forward to exploring that one.

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USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Guardian Angel

I really wanted to like Terra Mystica. I read up on it and thought the mechanics sounded interesting. But it completely fell flat for me when I played it. The theme did not come through for me at all, and the mechanics were disappointing. It felt like a soulless cube pusher to me.

City of Iron looks very good. I’m sold on this one! I don’t like deckbuilders, but it appears that the game isn’t centered on this mechanic. City of Iron has beautiful components too!

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Canada
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Platinum Supporter

@garbled Congrats on stocking the BGdot Sacred Shelf this week! 🙂

City of Iron was a good add to our collection. I wouldn’t have been turned on to it if it wasn’t for the BGdot and the reviews of @garbled and @Account 🙂 Now I have to track down the expansion when it prints 🙂 Just a whisper of Euro-sourceyness so I don’t flip the table meets a deck builder most unconvetional.

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USA
Platinum Supporter
Petroglyph
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

Euros with fantasy and steampunk themes… huh? These game are both worth checking out. Terra Mystica is the heavier of the two, so if you are new to Euros… City of Iron would be my suggestion. I’m a big fan of Ryan Laukat designs.

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