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Five Games I Didn't Like - Switching It Up with Grant's Game Wrecks

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Five Games I Didn't Like - Switching It Up with Grant's Game Wrecks

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There Will Be Games

Unfortunately, not every game is amazing. And some games are decent but just don't mesh with your taste. I bring you 5 games that I didn't like! See, I'm not just all sunshine and rainbows. I can wreck stuff too! 

Also I'm terribly sorry for hurting these games's feelings.

There Will Be Games

Grant Lyon (He/Him)
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Grant Lyon is a nationally touring comedian. Described by San Francisco Weekly as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers,” Grant has appeared on Comedy Central, Amazon Prime, Comics Unleashed, Sirius/XM and more. His debut album Scheduled Fun Time hit #1 on the comedy charts.

When he’s not touring, Grant loves playing board games. His series Grant’s Game Recs is an amusing and succinct look into some of his favorite games. You can view all his videos and learn about some new games and laugh along the way at www.youtube.com/grantlyon.

Grant’s debut game Curmudgeon is being released by 25th Century Games later in 2020.

Articles by Grant Lyon

Grant Lyon (He/Him)
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Articles by Grant Lyon

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Jackwraith replied the topic: #326969 04 Oct 2021 15:45
Hi, Grant. I agreed (past tense) with you to a certain extent on TE Dinosaurs. When I wrote about it for TWBG ( therewillbe.games/articles-boardgame-rev...pic-dinosaurs-review ), I had played a few games and had a similar reaction to its mechanical nature. But, after playing a few more games, I've begun to appreciate the intricacies of the design and the variety created by both those mechanics and the Research deck. When I look at my stack of TE stuff, I now think Dinosaurs is somewhere near the top of the "Want to play that soon" pile. But you're absolutely right about differing tastes. For example, I find TE Galaxies to be my least favorite of the series (although still a decent game.)
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Joebot replied the topic: #326995 05 Oct 2021 11:11
I'm a huge Red Raven Games fanboy, and I love Ryan Laukat's art. That being said ... I don't own Icon: The Boardgame (aka Deep Vents), nor do I want to. I read the rules and watched a couple of how-to-play videos and I was so put off by the visual design. Don't get me wrong, the artwork of the deep sea creatures is beautiful (as expected). But I hate the way they try to cram so many game mechanics into those hexes. Maybe if the hexes were bigger??? Eh, I doubt even that would help much. You're still stuck parsing and decoding icons. I suspected that this is a game that would take a while to internalize, and I doubt that I would ever get to that point, which means every time I played ... I'd be looking up icons in a rulebook. That is not a fun activity.

Great video, thanks!!