This week’s Explorable Favorites (Oct 5)

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This Week’s Explorable Games

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

These games will be explorable until next Monday, October 12th

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Gamer - Level 1

nice one game is kalab.

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

@ Inmarg & Jay, Thanks guys, for your input I think I may go Agricola first as we are looking for something that will be a tough win.

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USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Guardian Angel

Played Caverna for the first time the other day. Good game! I like it more than Agricola. Plays about the same but more forgiving. Excellent components.

I’ve played Alchemists a few times and still here nor there with that one. I’ve had the misfortune of mixing several neutral potions in a couple of games, which makes it difficult to do anything. Game is a tad bit long for what it is too. Decent components.

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

A couple of sweet looking games Kaleb! Can I play these as Spielbound?

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Canada
I play orange

Congrats on the selection, Kaleb. Caverna has been on my radar for awhile and I just keep on neglecting to get it despite all the rave reviews. I’ve been hearing a lot about Alchemists too! I can’t wait to explore that one further.

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Knight-errant
Bronze Supporter

Plus…DWARVES!!!

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Professional Reviewer
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester
Silver Supporter
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

@inmarg, you summed it up nicely. Personally, I do like both, and prefer Caverna for the fun factor. What pushed me to keep Caverna over Agricola is that my kids enjoy Caverna more. So, it should depend on your group.

@Jeff W – for the amount of stuff and gameplay you get in the box, it’s worth the price.

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

@ Harry

that is actually hard to say as it will depend a lot on the group and your preferences.

Agricola will often be a struggle to feed your family and some rounds all you’ll be doing is spending actions to gather the food necessary.

Caverna on the other hand allows for more freedom to do other stuff.

Agricola is the more unforgiving of the two while Caverna makes you feel like you can achive something. For me, there is a place for both but to pick just one it would depend on the group.

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

Which is better, Agricola or Caverna? Also, if you were going to get both, which would you get first?

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Canada
Z-Man Games fan
I play red
Indie Board & Cards fan

Caverna is worth that price though. While Agricola begs for proper animal meeples, they are sold separately. Not only that, but there’s so much cardboard.

And while some say it’s lack of variable setup makes it a lesser game…there are just so many ways to do well in the game. It also scales based on the player count.

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Legend of the Five Rings Fan
Advanced Reviewer
Tactician
Guardian Angel

Some heavy-duty Euros this week. I hear good things about Caverna, but man, that price tag…

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Knight-errant
Bronze Supporter

Same. As an Agricola fan, I am itching to play Caverna, but the couple times it has come out at my local game shop, I just let the experienced folks play. They probably would have been happy to teach me, but as I understand it, if you get a good group that all know how to play, it is amazing. I didn’t really want to poke my nose in and mess that up. 🙂

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Grand Master Grader
Movie Lover
Book Lover
I play blue

Way to go Kaleb. Alchemists and Caverna: The Cave Farmers are substantial games. I have yet to play either of them, but I would given the opportunity.

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