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User Info: Simoun

Simoun
1 month ago#21
Btw guys, if you didn't know yet, Terraforming Mars is coming to Steam soon

http://store.steampowered.com/app/800270/Terraforming_Mars/
It's not so cliche anymore when it's happening to you.

User Info: Great_Paul

Great_Paul
1 month ago#22
Why would they bother putting such an awful game on Steam!?
Bear Bro
It's kinda coincidental how like in most games pigs are evil.

User Info: Naye745

Naye745
1 month ago#23
agricola and power grid are both "classics" and i like em but neither has any specific element that makes me love the game

so, like, they'd go in a distinct tier of great-but-not-favorites (where i'd also have puerto rico and terra mystica)
it's an underwater adventure ride

User Info: Naye745

Naye745
1 month ago#24
seasons is not my favorite game and i found it underwhelming in a few irl plays

but i've had a good time with it on bga - there are some games that weirdly come together much more without all the overhead (not usually the case for me) and for some reason having most of the fiddly stuff managed makes the game shine

it's still not great (i still find the obligation to play every card to be kind of silly, when you have to draft crap you don't want sometimes) but it's very fine
it's an underwater adventure ride

User Info: th3l3fty

th3l3fty
1 month ago#25
Great_Paul posted...
Why would they bother putting such an awful game on Steam!?

get out
thelefty for analysis crew 2008 imo -transience
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User Info: SeabassDebeste

SeabassDebeste
1 month ago#26
Naye745 posted...
agricola and power grid are both "classics" and i like em but neither has any specific element that makes me love the game

so, like, they'd go in a distinct tier of great-but-not-favorites (where i'd also have puerto rico and terra mystica)

I've only played PR and TM once apiece, but to me, I think PR would stand out because of its role selection, since (afaik) it was the first of its kind.
yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable - they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness
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User Info: The Mana Sword

The Mana Sword
1 month ago#27
Terra Mystica stands out because it's the best board game
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User Info: Peace___Frog

Peace___Frog
1 month ago#28
The Mana Sword posted...
Terra Mystica stands out because it's the best board game
~Peaf~

User Info: SeabassDebeste

SeabassDebeste
1 month ago#29
30. Wits and Wagers
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/20100/wits-wagers

Genre/mechanics: Trivia, creative, betting, party game
Rules complexity: 1/10
Game length: 3-5 minutes per round, X rounds
Player count: 3-7
Experience: 20-30 rounds over 3-4 sessions with 6-7 players
First played: 2015

In Wits and Wagers, you're in a casino/game show setting, trying to make the most money by betting on answers to trivia questions. Each round, a quantitative trivia question is posed - the number of square miles in the Sahara Desert; the year in which Levi's jeans were first produced. Everyone simultaneously (but not anonymously!) submits an answer, and then there's a real-time betting phase in which people pick the one that is closest. You win some money for a correct submission, plus the money based on these bets.

Enjoyment - All of my plays of Wits and Wagers happened in 2015, when our fearless host would regularly have oversized game nights and Pit was a mainstay. I really miss that summer. Anyway, I have several awesome memories of it - from the correct answer to a geography question being by far the lowest value posited, to a highly specialized question where I had ridiculous precision and bet everything on it, to a question we all assumed someone would know (and who wrote it down very confidently and bet on it) - and therefore all bet on hers - except she was completely bluffing and made us lose our bets as well. It's a game about playing the players, which is what made it so enjoyable.

Design - I love that W&W is a near-zero-downtime game. There are three phases: the submission, which happens simultaneously (and can be easily put on a timer); the simultaneous timed betting - which is incredibly enjoyable because you're allowed to change your bet based on what everyone else is doing; and the payout phase, which can be surprisingly lengthy - but it's done using casino-style poker chips, so it's satisfying watching people get matched. To that note, the "board" of the game is a mat that looks like a craps table, which I love.

W&W depends heavily on its cards, and you realistically cannot replay a card with the same group, ever - so its lifespan is constrained by the depth of its trivia deck. Presumably, re-prints of the game will feature new cards and can extend its lifetime.

Future - W&W is the type of game that lets you know "it's party game time." A lot of the games higher on this list can serve bigger groups and I would consider them party games, but they're generally a little more think-y than W&W's pure pointing and laughing and bluffing. And yet it's constrained at seven (and is ideally played with seven!), which is a little iffy for a game in this genre. The person who owns W&W in our group isn't usually in a large-player scenario for us anymore, sadly. However, I'd love to play it more - seems like a good one to have in the collection.

Bonus question - What is your favorite trivia game?

Hint for #29 - hundred Marco Polo
yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable - they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness

User Info: The Mana Sword

The Mana Sword
1 month ago#30
Wits and Wagers is great. Top 3 party game for me.
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