Subverting Convention 3: What do you want out of Battle?
- Kolby ReddishUnited States
This list is part of the Subverting Convention MetaList - The description there reads:RecommendQuote:I decided to write an article really aimed at people who are not members of the hobby attempting to explain one of the reasons I find board games so interesting. For me, one of the most interesting parts of learning a new game is if that new design subverts my expectations in some way.
So the thought of this article is to use some of these tropes and show the interesting way in which some designer board games have subverted these tropes. Hopefully showing this gets people interested not only in these games, but in the gaming hobby in general because of the interesting things that can be done with the medium.
In convention three, we are examining games that change up the simple battles from games like Risk or Axis and Allies. We are looking for games that sometimes make it advantageous to lose in order to gain some other benefit.
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