Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

Latest Blogs...

W
WilliamSmith
June 09, 2022
S
Smeagol
May 20, 2022
S
sticnfrizb
December 15, 2021
S
shami
March 31, 2021
S
Sagrilarus
March 09, 2021

It's on the Wall

Member Blogs
EA
engineer Al
February 19, 2021
A
alan72
December 10, 2020
T
thegiantbrain
November 12, 2020

Bouldering

Staff Blogs
TK
The King in Yellow
July 11, 2020
Hot
M
max
July 10, 2020
J
Jexik
July 06, 2020
Hot
J
Jexik
July 02, 2020
Hot

Who Gives a Damn 'bout Their Bad Reputation?

Hot
U Updated
La Citta board game
There Will Be Games

Tonight I finally got my Euro-loving friend to play La Citta. It has a map, and a bunch of little dudes, so, despite the fact that Rio Grande Games is clearly printed on the box, since I'm the one carrying the box and saying "Let's play this," it must be some kind of Ameritrash game. It's not. It's a city building game, kind of like the first few turns of a civilization type game, when you are are trying to build up your cities and population, but before you start building your military units. The little dudes are the people living in your city.

So anyway, after months of PR to convince people that the the dudes won't invade their city and blow it up, we finally play.  About 3 turns into the game my friend declares, "I like this," with a shocked and slightly puzzled look on her face. The shocked and puzzled look because I'm the one who wrestled the game to the table.

About two-thirds of the way into the game, my friend declares, "This game is really thinky. How come you play this but won't play Caylus?"

Well, because La Citta is nothing like Caylus. Seriously, don't people think that maybe a few of those games that I haul around to game club, the ones with a bazillion little bits and cards and 40 pages of rules, maybe require few functioning  brain cells  to play? They're not all Thunder Road. And why is it that as soon as a Eurogamer discovers that you do have a few functioning brain cells, they immediately want to sit you down in front of a Caylus board?

I shouldn't give a damn, but I think I have a reputation, and it may be messing with my ability to get even a Euro like La Citta on the table.

There Will Be Games La Citta board game
La Citta board game
Shellie "ubarose" Rose  (She/Her)
Managing Editor & Web Admin

Plays boardgames. Drinks bourbon. Writes code.

Articles by Shellie

 

La Citta board game
Shellie "ubarose" Rose
Managing Editor & Web Admin

Articles by Shellie

 

Log in to comment