Front Page

Content

Board Games

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

MT
Matt Thrower
May 31, 2020
347 0
T
TabletopIsland
May 30, 2020
267 0
AL
Andi Lennon
May 27, 2020
909 0
O
oliverkinne
May 26, 2020
719 0
JL
Josh Look
May 26, 2020
418 0
MT
Matt Thrower
May 24, 2020
1488 0
T
TabletopIsland
May 23, 2020
418 0
O
oliverkinne
May 23, 2020
658 0
T
thegiantbrain
May 22, 2020
678 0

Getting It

Rants & Raves
AL
Andi Lennon
May 21, 2020
784 0
W
WadeMonnig
May 20, 2020
781 1
O
oliverkinne
May 19, 2020
621 0
MT
Matt Thrower
May 17, 2020
1305 0
O
oliverkinne
May 16, 2020
765 1

Forbidden Sky Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
T
TabletopIsland
May 16, 2020
370 0
AL
Andi Lennon
May 13, 2020
1064 0

My Little Scythe Board Game Review

More
09 Apr 2020 11:01 #309088 by We-reNotWizards
That has always been the thing with Scythe, if you...

That has always been the thing with Scythe, if you were to look down a list of games that you had to play before you die, or at least experience before you went to bed, then it's fair to say that it's definitely going to appear somewhere on 'that list'. It's almost legendary in its acclaim, it's definitely well known for carrying out one of the biggest tricks in tabletop with regards to presentation of theme over actual gameplay. For every review I've read of Scythe calling it one of the best games in existence, there is another matching one talking about how it's more about resource management than mechanical behemoth type battles, which some find brilliant and others frustrating.

Read more...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
09 Apr 2020 11:28 #309089 by Michael Barnes
It’s simply a better, more refined, and focused design than Scythe. It does almost the exact same things but trades a lot of complication disguised as false depth for leaner play and much less dead air, so to speak. I liked Scythe, I played all of it, but MLS pretty much killed it for me. I’ll likely never play Scythe again, but I’ve played MLS probably three times as much and still love it.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Gary Sax

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
09 Apr 2020 12:41 #309096 by DarthJoJo

Michael Barnes wrote: It’s simply a better, more refined, and focused design than Scythe. It does almost the exact same things but trades a lot of complication disguised as false depth for leaner play and much less dead air, so to speak.

That’s the problem for me. I have never played Scythe, but after my one play of My Little, I have no interest in seeking it out. Do anything and you get points. Then do something different and get some more points. It looks like you have all these options, but everyone ends up with the same strategy of doing everything because they have to. It’s a nice presentation and I appreciate the attempt to drill down past the faff to the bones of the game, but it turns out there’s nothing of interest there.
The following user(s) said Thank You: BillyBobThwarton

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
10 Apr 2020 06:51 #309129 by We-reNotWizards
I think the main difference with MLS is it is able to shed the ambiguity that surrounded Scythes identity as whether it was a combat game or resource game. MLS is able to go in with a definite outwards identity from the start
The following user(s) said Thank You: Gary Sax, DarthJoJo

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
11 Apr 2020 21:21 - 11 Apr 2020 21:22 #309178 by HiveGod
It hit me as an indoctrination tool for parents who play these sorts of games and want to get their kids used to narrative-free mechanical gaming—it felt nothing at all like a game made for children, let alone one that children would choose to play by themselves.

(Opinion based on a single play with an eight-year-old girl. She has not asked to play it again.)
Last edit: 11 Apr 2020 21:22 by HiveGod.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ubarose, Jackwraith

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
12 Apr 2020 01:19 #309179 by BillyBobThwarton
I wish my eight year old daughter took after yours, but mine regularly requests MLS. The heft of the box, the art, and the quality of the components hit great notes, but the gameplay falls flat for me. Each time we've played seems to have the same inevitable conclusion of hitting four trophies right around the same time, making the experience more like an exercise for me.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.121 seconds