Painting a house is hard. Almost broke open Fresco to commemorate the ordeal but I will probably save that game for when I can get 3-4 players as it looks like an absolute treat to play.
Threw down Carcassonne with my girlfriend while the paint was still settling down. This is possibly the reason why I got into playing board games. That feeling of "wow look at what we have created" is probably matched by only Glen More and the building of your little Scottish town. Oh and painting your own place
The game is so charming with such simple play. Probably if you had a hand of two tiles it would go down better, but like a nice coat of paint it was still sharp and smooth at the same time.
This is the game I introduce people to the hobby with. This and 7 Wonders.
What is your gateway game?
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