Board Game: Rococo
[Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:195]
I've heard that this game is good despite its theme.
Hans explained the rules and I kinda got them....
I got the impression you could win in different ways so I tried to go for money so I could buy all the VPs I could. That proved to be a failure since everything circled around the dresses and by that time it was too late to go for the bonusVPs that you get for having one dress on every floor....
The cards on the side that costs 5 gold for the first buyer wasn't used that much the first turns and I lost the most on them since I wanted one....
In the end though, It's a Eurogame and I tolerate them but I don't find them fun. No luck, excitement or surprises. Just counting....
There's also too little playerinteraction as is standard in eurogames.
Board Game: BANG!
[Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1018]
Fun cardgame where one player is the sheriff, one is his deputy, one is a renegade and two are outlaws.
The sheriff and his deputy has to kill the outlaws and the renegade.
The deputy has to keep the Sheriff alive.
The outlaws has to kill the Sheriff.
The renegade has to be last man alive.
I was the Sheriff and didn't want to discard cards so I shot Hans cause the chance of him being my deputy was 25% and I was willing to take that risk.
In the second round the outlaws killed me and Hans was my deputy....yep....
Second game, I end up being the renegade and I figured the best way to stay alive was to pretend being the Sheriffs deputy cause if the Sheriff dies the outlaws win so I have to play them out against eachother.
I like it
I realize quickly that Micke Trelleborg is the deputy since he helps the Sheriff all the time. Hans (Sheriff) knew that either me or Micke Trellborg was the deputy. In either case, he had to know that the outlaws was the major threat.
I like this game. Would absolutely play again.
There definetly better games but this one is a fantastic fillergame.
We used both Puzzle Strike 3rd Edition and the standalone expansion Shadows.
Came down to my local playstore and this guy & girl who I seldom see was there with this game. Vestrix was also at their table and he's great to play with so I joined in.
'The guy' explained the game as 40% Street Fighter II, 40% Dominions and 20% Tetris.
For the first game Vestrix choose a character for me. Just before we talked about Street Figther II so he gave me Grave Stormborn which he thought looks like Ryu (which according to the story, he is!)
I only recalled that the girl gotted Vendetta, Undead Assassin which she used to mess with all of us.
It went well for me but due to being new to the game, either the guy or the girl won the first match since I didn't care to keep my gemcount low enough.
Second match I got an economy character so my economy skyrocketed.
I was one round from crashing a guy so the game would possibly be over but 'the guy' won before I could make my move....
'The guy' said that Puzzle Strike is a casual game with 3 and 4 players but a competetive tournament game in 1v1.
I really like it and will get it. It's one of my favorite games eventhough I've only played two matches of it.
Puzzle Strike 3rd Edition + Shadows expansion gets
We played without the prophecies since all of us except the owner were new to the game.
We randomly gotted two tribes each and two mixes of resources and had to choose one of each. I got the foodguy and "place two workers and take one back" but I felt I couldn't make use of that guy so I went with the foodguy who pays less to put workers on the table.
A wise choice indeed! After half the game and every other turn thereafter I said: "How the hell would I survive without this guy..?".
I used him almost every single turn.
So when we play it tomorrow again I'll most probably choose him if I get him.
The five wheels (food/wood), resources, technology & building, don't remember and skullstatues are great since if you're greedy like me, you want EVERYTHING!
I needed food so had to put a chap on that. Then I wanted resources so another guy on that. I realized I had to advance in tech as well since Benny and Emma went hardcore for that wheel while I and Per went for skullstatues and food but now I ran out of food to place workers! Yeah....you need food to place more than one guy (except my tribe who can place two guys for no food) so you have to carefully pick where your workers go.
I focused on food/wood, the don't remember wheel and the skullstatues one.
I put two workers on the skullstatuewheel which was thus far, ignored. I knew I had to leave those two workers for 8 and 9 turns but I thought it was worth it. Now my focus was on collecting skulls so I could get points for those skullstatues as well. So the third guy on food and the fourth on skulls. Gotted my second skull in the nick of time! Need to plan a bit better.
I was unchallenged in the skullstatues until Per decided he wanted them too and then they filled up quickly. The other two players went heavily for resources to buy wonders and advance up the pyramids. I wanted that too but it was impossible since you have to focus if you want results.
After the game I asked Per why he waited so long to get the skullstatues and he said "I was fiddling with other things and couldn't get my workers free". Shows again that you have to focus.
In the end, Benny the powergamer won cause he optimized EVERYTHING! Jesus christ, that guy should work in something which requires EXTREME attention to detail
I came second cause I focused on the skullstatues that the others ignored and Per only joined in on at the end. I didn't plan ahead as well as I should have done though.
I don't remember who came 3rd and 4th but I DO remember that Emma was at 0 points when the last quarter began and she raced up to us with her expensive wonders and buildings.
While I'm neutral to workerplacementgames cause they are dry I really like Tzolk'in. The five wheels, , randomly getting tribes and starting resources to choose from, costing food to place more than one worker plus extra food to place them ahead makes it deep and complex and I like it.
Maybe too much thinking to make things perfect.
Tzolk'in gets from me. Really good game and the very best workerplacementgamee I have EVER played!
Would play again in a heartbeat!
Guy from Trelleborg
We played three matches. The first two were nothing memorable but the third....! Daamn it was insane!
I started with three cards with fantastic synergy.
*The military Command card that allows you to build military buildings from it for 3 credits
*The eventcard "The player with the most military buildings gain 2 VPs"
*The blue card that allows you to look through the discarded cards and get an eventcard
So I built the Military Command card, played the military eventcard and got 2 VPs. Then I built the blue building, used it to get my military eventcard back and played the event again
4 VPs before the scoring phase! Damn I'm good!
I believe I also got VPs for military buildings.
The next four turns I focused on keeping my military building dominance and continually using the military eventcard to get 2 VPs. I got the Covert Ops military building to make him discard cards and lose 1 credit but that actually helped him since he mainly discarded cards he wasn't gonna build anyway....he gottired of my Covert Ops in the end though: "Oh now again? I'm so surprised....".
He built up a moneymachine of yellow and green buildings and started cashing in quite a bit of money. He also got military buildings so I lost my dominance and had to start defend myself.
In turn 6, he had like 15 buildings and I had like 6 or 7. He got 20(!) VPs that turn and I got like 4....
The funny thing is that he thought he was screwed from the beginning but this match shows that you can come back even if the opponent have an amazing start!
Space Station is always a fun, small game that's best with 3-4 players. Any more than that and it becomes too much of a chore to keep track of all your opponents.
Space Station gets a