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Subject: Starting boardgame collection rss

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I'm planning to collect the games listed below, based on some games I already own and some which I think might fit.

It's meant to be played with non-gamers as well as with friends who are a bit into games but aren't hardcore gamers. Hence the mix of light to medium heavy.

It's tailored at smaller groups because we're often 2-4P, occasionally 5P. Most games evolve around 3P.

I don't like abstract games, economic or mathematical games, games with many components or crowded placement, fantasy themes (I can tolerate the theme in Citadels) so I avoid these where possible.

From light to heavy, aspiring to this top ten:


1. Schotten Totten
2. Cartagena
3. Citadels
4. Ticket to ride
5. Thurn & taxis
6. Ra
7. El Grande
8. Hansa teutonica
9. La città
10. Tigris & Eufrates


Also am considering these, but that would mean removing some of the above, as I don't want more than 10 or 12 games (considering adding power grid and either taj mahal or macao).

Power grid
Taj Mahal
Bruges
Macao
Princes of florence
Traders of genoa
Goa


What do you think?
 
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marc lecours
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If it is practical, only buy 2 or 3 games at a time. Play them a lot. Then buy a few more.

If you buy a whole collection at once, you will likely only enjoy playing a few of them. The rest will collect dust.

Don't forget the opinion of the other players in your gaming group.

The strategy I use is to alternate buying games in style I already enjoy and games with totally different mechanics or subjects (opening new styles of gaming for me).
 
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rubberchicken wrote:
If it is practical, only buy 2 or 3 games at a time. Play them a lot. Then buy a few more.

If you buy a whole collection at once, you will likely only enjoy playing a few of them. The rest will collect dust.

Don't forget the opinion of the other players in your gaming group.

The strategy I use is to alternate buying games in style I already enjoy and games with totally different mechanics or subjects (opening new styles of gaming for me).


No I want them all!

It's hard to pick three with so many great choices. Part of what I listed I already own. The other part I chose based on recommednations that kept coming back AND seemed right to me.

If I had to start with even less, it would be:

Schotten Totten (light 2P, carry everywhere)
Thurn & taxis (mid-light with some strategy)
Ra (middle of the road complexity, quick play)
El grande (my fav, even though it needs more players)
Hansa teutonica or tigris & eufrates as a heavier game?
Power grid, taj mahal or macao to round it off?

Just some thoughts. Correct me if you think otehrwise.


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From light to heavy, aspiring to this top ten:

I suggest thinking less directly about forming a collection. Begin with games you think most likely to attract your friends to join you. After a while you will discover that a collection has been formed on its own.


(Oh, but I do approve seeing Cartagena as an entry for friends not yet familiar with games)
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No I want them all!

If I had to start with even less, it would be:

Schotten Totten (light 2P, carry everywhere)
Thurn & taxis (mid-light with some strategy)
Ra (middle of the road complexity, quick play)
El grande (my fav, even though it needs more players)
Hansa teutonica or tigris & eufrates as a heavier game?
Power grid, taj mahal or macao to round it off?



Sounds good. I like most of these. Good classic Euro games.
 
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