This week’s Explorable Favorites (Mar 2)

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This Week’s Explorable Games

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

These games will be explorable until next Monday, March 9th

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Comments (13)

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7
Book Lover
Knight-errant
Tinkerer
Novice Reviewer

Star Realms is a fun deckbuilder. I really enjoy the space theme, and I like how quickly it plays. I do want to get a second set (and maybe a third) so I can try some of the multiplayer formats, but the two player basic game is quite wonderful.

I haven’t played Scotland Yard, but it definitely looks interesting. I’d like to give it a shot if I can find a copy (shouldn’t be too terribly difficult given that it is still in print). Deduction games aren’t a huge part of my collection currently.

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9
USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Guardian Angel

Scotland Yard is a good game, lot of fun. However, Letters From Whitechapel has replaced it in my gaming group.

I’m not a fan of deck builders so Star Realms is not on my radar.

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9
Miniature Painter
Rosetta Stone
Advanced Reviewer
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

Scotland Yard looks like a whole lot of fun. I will have to see if I can find a copy somewhere to try out.

I have yet to play Star Realms, and don’t have much excuse since I got in on the recent Humble Bundle with a digital copy included. Maybe I can fix that this weekend.

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6
I play blue
Spread the Word

Man…Star Realms really wants me to spend some money…that looks fun!

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7
Gamer - Level 7
Explorer - Level 4
Novice Reviewer

@HaiKulture hmmmm… let’s see

I grew up playing Scotland Yard for starters. I’ve always enjoyed the Hidden Movement mechanic and seeing the detectives go crazy trying to deduce where Mr. X could be after a reveal. I would love to try other hidden movement games, especially Whitechapel, to really see how they compare. Also I think the theme really appeals to me. London would have to be one of my top places to live after I visited there a while back. I love imagining the detectives rushing from transport to transport through the busy streets of the city. I think it would make a neat movie!

Star Realms is a different story. I have fallen in love with deckbuilders just recently after my first taste of Dominion. After finding Star Realms I really loved how each game was quite varied due to the random draws of the Trade Row, each game you end up pursuing a different strategy. I haven’t played a lot of deckbuilders to compare it to. Plus, the cheap price is always a plus and it fills the need of a space themed game in my little collection.

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8
United Kingdom
Advanced Reviewer
Knight-errant
Tinkerer

That’s two games I very much enjoy. Star Realms has found a place in the small set of games that I play more than once with my wife, and Scotland Yard is a classic. Yes, I know some people prefer Fury of Dracula or Letters From Whitechapel, and quarterbacking can be a real problem for some groups, but the simplicity and elegance of Scotland Yard is still a major draw for me.

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10
Gamer - Level 8
Explorer - Level 5
Critic - Level 3
Junior

I’ve only tried Star Realms once but I was very impressed with how much game such a small package contains. It for sure left me wanting to play it again.

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10
Miniature Painter
Expert Advisor
Inventor
Advanced Reviewer

*POOF*

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10
Canada
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Platinum Supporter

@Moshibashu Congrats on being the Spotlight Sacred Shelf! Don’t forget to play the meta game and share why these titles make your personal favorite list 🙂

@Stratagon YAY Ninja tip! *koff koff (residual smoke bomb)

On a personal level: I enjoy Star Realms. It’s quick. It’s addictive. It’s deckbuildy. It’s co-optitude. It’s competitive. And it is an instant win when someone tries to start the argument that Kickstarter is a conveyor of crud. 🙂

As for Scotland Yard I know it is the grand daddy of the ‘hidden movement’ mechanic. A copy of it sits on a shelf in my FLGS all quaint and old school boxy and it always reminds me that I wish FanFli would reprint Fury of Dracula *sadness*

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6
Gamer - Level 5
I Love Playin' Games
Amateur Advisor
Rated 100 Games

Star Realms is quality for sure! Scotland Yard is on my shelf, but sadly it has never been played.

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7
Gamer - Level 7
Explorer - Level 4
Novice Reviewer

Oh wow hey that’s me! I feel honored. Looks like I should finally put my finishing touches on my Star Realms review. This is exciting!

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7
Canada
I play yellow
Stone of the Sun

I’ve only played the app version of Star Realms but it is pretty fun. And I’ve heard of Scotland yard but never had a chance to play – time to explore!

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7
I'm a Real Person
Smash Up Fan
I play yellow
Comic Book Fan

I really enjoy Star Realms. It is currently my favorite 2 player game!

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