This week’s Explorable Favorites (May 18)

Posted by Account Deletion {Family Gamer} | 18-May-15 | 11 comments

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This Week’s Explorable Games

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

These games will be explorable until next Monday, May 25th

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Comments (11)

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Cross Hares fan
Noble

I find both games interesting. Ticket to Ride is a great game and look forward to playing the Europe version. Targi seems like a great 2 player game that is challenging like chess with many different strategy.

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

Congrats, Tom! TTR: E is the only ttr game I have played. It wasn’t my favorite but I can see why so many people like the series. i love maps and the map on that game is really fun to look at.

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USA
Platinum Supporter
Petroglyph
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

Ticket to Ride: Europe is Ticket to Ride with the ability to work around getting blocked using Stations. It has a good map if you are getting tired of the same old U.S. map.

Targi is probably my favorite Euro-based 2-player game. It has a lot of interaction for a worker placement game. It is very tactical, as you can block your opponent from getting the resources they need if you pay close attention. They can do it to you too…so always have a Plan B.

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1

Targi is a great couples game and the most played two player game in our house. I can highly recommend it.

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

Targi certainly looks like it is worth a closer look for me. I like my two player games, camels are undeniably the most awesome four legged transportation option and the icing on the cake is that dude on the cover’s incredibly ostentatious bright blue turban that seems to have been designed to add about eight inches in height.

Thanks for sharing with us Tom!

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

I have TTR USA and we really like it but I do feel it is strategy lite and more about getting the big tickets. Europe seems to address some of my concerns. Cheers Tom.

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Canada

Love Ticket to Ride and its expansions. Glad to see it on the list!

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Grand Master Grader
Movie Lover
Book Lover
I play blue

@Hai No poem this week, but maybe I will try again soon. Thanks!

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Gamer - Level 8
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter

Ticket to Ride Europe was actually my introduction to T2R, thoroughly enjoyed it and then played the USA version after that.

Targi, I have played one time and it was very enjoyable for learning the game one time. Very good two player game and might have to get a hold of my friend again to play again.

Great games and both fun.

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

@Tom Hey there Tom! What no poem? 🙂

Congrats on being this week’s Sacred Shelf Spotlight and thanks for playing the Meta Game. 🙂

I have no experience with either of these titles – so in terms of my own personal experience – I’m out.

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Grand Master Grader
Movie Lover
Book Lover
I play blue

Thanks Account Deletion for picking two of my favorites. I thoroughly enjoy this site, and I find myself visiting at least once each day. Why do I enjoy these games as much as I do? Ticket To Ride: Europe (and the other variants and expansions) has gorgeous components. The map on the huge game board is quite pleasing to the eye, and it is even better when filled with all the colorful trains. The simplicity of Ticket To Ride: Europe makes it unintimidating to new players. The playing time on the game feels just right too.

Targi is perhaps my favorite two player game. It is competitive, but not confrontational. I especially like the way players place their Targi figures and markers to claim “Goods” and “Tribes” cards. The exchange system in Targi is a seamless flow of goods to gold to victory points. At the end of the game, only victory points count. It is tough to tell who is leading until the points are tallied. Two player only games are limited by design, and they don’t work for everyone. But Targi is well worth purchasing and playing.

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