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!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Another winner. I'm starting to learn that I always love games that make you want to do 3-4 different things on every turn and this game was no exception. This game is driven playing cards, which allows you to travel and settle new regions, produce and sell resources, and purchase new stronger cards. Additionally the cards act as different end-game scoring. Thus you're encouraged to focus on a few aspects of the game.
After the first turn
Player board and I get a bonus!
Nearing the end
Tight race for victory
This game has a lot going on, but is quite easy to pick up and the game play is quick and fun. Coming up with the winning strategy is a bit more complex. This was a first play for all but one of us and I imagine on future plays we would be more successful at specializing and thus would score a few more points.