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Breezy Drafts - Thoughts on Drafting Games
Card drafting, and other forms of drafting, can be found in a large number of games and takes many different forms. In this article, I want to describe drafting in more detail and look at the benefits and disadvantages this board game mechanism offers.
Of the types listed, the market row is the one I do enjoy. I think it doesn't feel like drafting - which, in those pass around situations you can still get unlucky on - it's a slow drip of stuff that everyone manages and it's just a different kind of assessment as to what you can afford the card or whatever.
Something like 7 Wonders is simple enough in concept that I usually just have new players play a round or two "for funsies" to learn the concepts, then start over so I can play cutthroat.
Explaining "hate drafting" and how it can be CRUCIAL to the game is also important, folks inexperienced with drafting will often overlook that mechanic and let a savvy player runaway with a card exploit that more experienced players could/should easily counter.