Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

W
We-reNotWizards
August 10, 2020
132 0
MT
Matt Thrower
August 09, 2020
1309 0

Play Matt: Petrichor Review

Board Game Reviews
U
ubarose
August 08, 2020
954 0
T
TabletopIsland
August 08, 2020
263 0
U
ubarose
August 07, 2020
431 0

Gods Love Dinosaurs Announced

NEW and Upcoming Games
O
oliverkinne
August 07, 2020
242 0
O
oliverkinne
August 07, 2020
438 0
B
boardgameinquisition
August 06, 2020
330 0
AL
Andi Lennon
August 06, 2020
581 0
O
oliverkinne
August 06, 2020
304 0

Swatch Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
W
We-reNotWizards
August 05, 2020
628 0
O
oliverkinne
August 04, 2020
556 0
T
thegiantbrain
August 04, 2020
203 0

Episode 53 - Meddling Wizards

Podcasts & Videos
J
Jackwraith
August 03, 2020
752 0
W
We-reNotWizards
August 03, 2020
352 0
U
ubarose
August 02, 2020
591 0

Play Matt: Top Titles 50-26

More
09 Jun 2020 02:00 #311011 by Matt Thrower
#49 Space Hulk
I wish someone would redesign the Space Hulk campaign. With...

See my picks at 75-51 here.

#50 High Society

Sometimes, the best things come in the smallest boxes. Of all Reiner Knizia’s auction designs, High Society is the most flexible and the best value. A single deck of cards with simple rules that has the agonising limited bid options of Ra and the nasty profit trap moments of Modern Art. Simple and quick, vicious and addictive it deserves a place in every collection.

Read more...

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

More
10 Jun 2020 12:19 #311027 by Sagrilarus
I can't forgive you for including Splendor this high up.

I want a divorce.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ChristopherMD, Msample

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

More
11 Jun 2020 04:54 #311049 by Matt Thrower

Sagrilarus wrote: I can't forgive you for including Splendor this high up.

I want a divorce.


TBF I have no great desire to play it now, but when it was doing the rounds it got like 25 plays before people got tired of it. That merits a good spot on a list like this, in my book, however bad everyone else thinks it is :D

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

More
18 Jun 2020 23:56 #311219 by Gary Sax
Splendor is an amazing engine game that masterfully distills everything about the *much* more complicated genre into a tiny package.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Matt Thrower

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

More
19 Jun 2020 10:25 #311226 by Sagrilarus
Yeah, but honestly, I've never seen any other game kill conversation as quickly as Splendor. That may be due to its refinement, a curse that accompanies the blessing.

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

More
19 Jun 2020 10:52 #311228 by Gary Sax
I agree, Sag, it is a brow furrower.

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

More
21 Jun 2020 15:25 #311258 by Jexik
Replied by Jexik on topic Play Matt: Top Titles 50-26

Sagrilarus wrote: Yeah, but honestly, I've never seen any other game kill conversation as quickly as Splendor. That may be due to its refinement, a curse that accompanies the blessing.


I think part of it is that the turns are potentially so quick (or occasionally longer as people think about stuff) that you can easily miss when someone has taken a turn if you're having a conversation or not paying attention.

Maybe there should be an "it's your turn" button that is passed around, like the dice automatically get shuffled around in a game of Catan.

Back to the article... I'm glad to see Root high, but until I see the last 25 games I can't complain about which of my favorite games you've left off the list. Also there's a lot of stuff on here that I haven't played.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Gary Sax

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

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.123 seconds