Taking inspiration from birdwatchers this blog will be a record of every unique game I play during 2014. I will provide an overview of each game with my experiences or thoughts about the game. Additionally I will be tagging with labels shown on the left hand side for easy searching of game types.
On a grander scale I hope to inspire others to attempt their big year and experience the joy of gaming!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
37) New Amsterdam
This game had so much promise, but unfortunately ended up being a dud. I really enjoyed what the game offered. You're bidding on what actions you can do and then using those actions to collect resource and build up your land and shipping fleet. My big complaint is that there was so much down time. I spent 75% of this game waiting for other people to play, which is super boring. It's only compounded on turns where you don't have much to do (already boring) so you're turn goes extremely fast, which means you get to watch everyone else play even more.
Getting ready to start
First turn scoring = loosing the long game
A bustling city
This is a solid two thumbs down. The one caveat is that it was everyone's first play so it may have gone a bit slower then normal. Despite that you will still have tons of down time and even a fast game would feel like it was dragging on forever as you sit and watch everyone else play.