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This Week’s Explorable Games

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

These games will be explorable until next Monday, March 23rd

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Comments (8)

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I'm a Real Person
Smash Up Fan
I play yellow
Comic Book Fan

@stargazer I definitely get why some people don’t like City of Horror. If you don’t like zombies, or negotiation, or if you want total control, then this is a bad fit. I have played with some people who dislike the theme and it can make the game a lot less enjoyable for everyone involved. you really need everyone to buy in.

I must have a different version though because the tiles are “dark” but the artwork is clearly seen. That would drive me crazy if the artwork was obstructed.

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USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Guardian Angel

Gave City of Horror a try when it was first released. I didn’t care for it much, but then again I’m not a big zombie game fan. The thing that sticks in my mind about the game was the tiles. The tiles were printed very dark, such that the artwork could be barely seen. Not sure if the tile printing was lightened in later printings.

I have not tried Risk 2210 AD. Heard it was the best game of the Risk series so would like to give it a try sometime.

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I'm a Real Person
Smash Up Fan
I play yellow
Comic Book Fan

@Harry – Thanks or the tip!

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Z-Man Games fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Ireland
Stone of the Sun

City of Horror has been on my wishlist for a while now. Looks like an epic night of survival and betrayal. I love the look of the voting mechanic.

Risk 2210AD is one I want also and will add to my wishlist the moment I make room. I have another variant that is similar called Risk Godstorm, that is set in the old world and you call upon the gods instead of commanders. Excellent game, let down by the underworld section as it drags the turns out a bit too long. The art is excellent on the board and the pieces are chunky and look ace. Plus I love anything set in ancient greece or during the time of the celts or babylonians.

Check it out BurgerChief.

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Mexico
The Gold Heart
I'm Completely Obsessed

Risk 2210 was the version that made me love this game again. The whole theme, the components and the map (fly me to the moon, jaja) are well-balanced and the special cards have a great impact on the game.

Sadly, I haven’t been able to put my hands on City of Horror but the reviews and the premise of the game makes me want to play it ASAP.

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Gamer - Level 8
Explorer - Level 5
Critic - Level 3
Junior

Great stories and reasonings for favoriting both games.

Risk 2210 is in fact a game I could see my self trying if the chance would be there.

City of Horror I have never tried due to a disliking for Mall of Horror which didn’t feel like much of a game. Generally I’m not a big fan of the zombie theme either so that doesn’t help.

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

@burgerchief Thanks – I was just going to type ‘Don’t forget to tell us why these are your favorites’ 🙂 Congrats on being this week’s Sacred Shelf!

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I'm a Real Person
Smash Up Fan
I play yellow
Comic Book Fan

Whoa!! I am honored to be highlighted! I better write a review for Risk 2210.
Little bit of back story for my favorites…
Risk 2210 was the game that got me back into gaming during high school and during some college breaks. The turn limit makes all of action and planning come to an explosive finish that was always exciting. Each time the winner would use a different strategy so it was always an exciting game to play, with several paths to victory. We used to keep all of the components in a bag and write the ending scores on the outside of the bag. We still have all of those scores today. While I probably haven’t played it in 5 years, its still one of my favorites.

City of horror is probably my favorite 4+ player game right now. I really enjoy the fact that your only hope of survival lies with your opponents, who occasionally will try to feed you to zombies. It is a true zombie game that makes the player think more about how cruel, and kind, humans can be when put in awful circumstances. Theory aside, its the mechanics that I love! The scarcity of items and points, limited turns, great balance, the weird characters, great artwork, and negotiations make this a wonderful game.

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