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Space Base Board Game Review

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04 Jul 2018 23:30 #276900 by ecargo

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05 Jul 2018 04:14 #276901 by Matt Thrower
Great review.

I've always wondered why more games didn't do something different and interesting with Catan's base dice-roll mechanic. Seems like we finally have a contender :)
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05 Jul 2018 06:16 #276902 by WadeMonnig
The only review where the mention of Machi Koro actually made me want to play it. Great review!
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05 Jul 2018 07:17 #276907 by Josh Look
I own this and while I’ve only played it a few times, I’ve mostly enjoyed it. If you’re at all the kind of person who likes engine building, or even if you think you should be but are let down by how most engine building games play it, Space Base is worth a look. It’s mostly accessible, fast paced, and doesn’t end as soon as you feel like you’re finally getting somewhere (something far too many engine building games are guilty of).

My one knock against the game is that there’s certain cards that use charges, and the iconography is somewhat confusing on them. The reason I bring this up is that this game could have a huge audience well outside the scope of hobby gamers. It’s so close, but here’s this one clunky thing that makes explaining the game to non-gamers a little more difficult than it should be and, hell, even I have to check the rules to make sure I know how they work.
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05 Jul 2018 08:03 #276908 by hotseatgames
Nice review! This game sounds like it's worth a try.
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05 Jul 2018 12:14 #276918 by Deleted
I hated it because of the constant moving of cards on your tableaux and always having to remember the arrows and symbols.

I’m sure it’s fun for some, I am simply not one of them.

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05 Jul 2018 16:03 #276933 by ubarose
I like Machi Koro. So it's worth giving this a try. Although the reason that I like Machi Koro is that it's a super simple filler that anyone can learn in a couple of minutes. Sounds like that is not the case with Space Base.
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05 Jul 2018 16:27 #276936 by ecargo
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Thanks all!

For what it's worth, I hated Machi Koro. I don't find the iconography in Space Base too bad. I play a lot of games with my parents, but usually simpler stuff. They picked up Space Base pretty quickly.
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05 Jul 2018 18:08 #276939 by WadeMonnig

ecargo wrote: Thanks all!

For what it's worth, I hated Machi Koro. I don't find the iconography in Space Base too bad. I play a lot of games with my parents, but usually simpler stuff. They picked up Space Base pretty quickly.


I detest Machi Koro. I even went to far as to buy the harbour expansion since It is supposed to improve it drastically. They were right, now I only hate Machi Koro.
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