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Zach Tedford
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I have researched both games a bit, but I haven't played either one.

Anyone out there who has played both? Opinions on comparing the two? I just noticed that both of these get compared to Citadels, but they do not get compared to each other.

Both have role selection and Libertalia seems a bit more beefy, but is that a good thing? Does Dread Curse accomplish that with shorter gameplay?

Just wondering if anyone has an opinion or preference between the two games?

Any input would be great!
 
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Dread Curse has a push-your-luck mechanic. You are choosing a character, but you are also having to decide how long to stay in the game. Maybe it's also just me, but this one plays better with more people.

Libertalia is the meatier of the two. As everyone starts with the same cards, there is a lot more strategy on knowing when to play them.

I think it'd depend upon your game group's preferences. If they are into lighter fare, try Dread Curse. Something heavier, go Libertalia. Big group? Dread Curse. Smaller group? Libertalia.
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You can try Libertalia on BoardGameArena.
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bradandmary wrote:
Dread Curse has a push-your-luck mechanic. You are choosing a character, but you are also having to decide how long to stay in the game. Maybe it's also just me, but this one plays better with more people.

Libertalia is the meatier of the two. As everyone starts with the same cards, there is a lot more strategy on knowing when to play them.

I think it'd depend upon your game group's preferences. If they are into lighter fare, try Dread Curse. Something heavier, go Libertalia. Big group? Dread Curse. Smaller group? Libertalia.


Thanks Brad. Yeah I think I am going to go with Dread Curse to start. I will probably try to get my family(larger non gamer group) to play some of Dread curse over the holidays, and depending on how much or if I like it I might go after Libertalia.

Thanks for the input.
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stevelabny wrote:
You can try Libertalia on BoardGameArena.


Moose, what is BoardGameArena? Is this an online board gaming site? I'm not super into playing board games online.....video games are much better for solo online purposes. The entire point for me with board games is the interactions and the socializing with other people of board gaming. I guess I might check something out for mechanics sake, but I have read enough reviews and watched enough online reviews for both games to satisfy my curiosity on rules.

I'm just looking for a good comparison of the two.
 
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Zacrulo wrote:
stevelabny wrote:
You can try Libertalia on BoardGameArena.


Moose, what is BoardGameArena? Is this an online board gaming site? I'm not super into playing board games online.....video games are much better for solo online purposes. The entire point for me with board games is the interactions and the socializing with other people of board gaming. I guess I might check something out for mechanics sake, but I have read enough reviews and watched enough online reviews for both games to satisfy my curiosity on rules.

I'm just looking for a good comparison of the two.


Yes, its an online boardgaming site. Libertalia was on my maybe list until I played a few games there and then I bought it. I haven't bought Dread Curse (yet?) so I can't really help you compare but I thought playing a game might help you make a decision for or against.
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bradandmary wrote:
Dread Curse has a push-your-luck mechanic. You are choosing a character, but you are also having to decide how long to stay in the game. Maybe it's also just me, but this one plays better with more people.

Libertalia is the meatier of the two. As everyone starts with the same cards, there is a lot more strategy on knowing when to play them.

I think it'd depend upon your game group's preferences. If they are into lighter fare, try Dread Curse. Something heavier, go Libertalia. Big group? Dread Curse. Smaller group? Libertalia.


This answer is dead-on, IMHO.
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stevelabny wrote:
Zacrulo wrote:
stevelabny wrote:
You can try Libertalia on BoardGameArena.


Moose, what is BoardGameArena? Is this an online board gaming site? I'm not super into playing board games online.....video games are much better for solo online purposes. The entire point for me with board games is the interactions and the socializing with other people of board gaming. I guess I might check something out for mechanics sake, but I have read enough reviews and watched enough online reviews for both games to satisfy my curiosity on rules.

I'm just looking for a good comparison of the two.


Yes, its an online boardgaming site. Libertalia was on my maybe list until I played a few games there and then I bought it. I haven't bought Dread Curse (yet?) so I can't really help you compare but I thought playing a game might help you make a decision for or against.


I definitely appreciate it, and that is a good call. I should probably test it out before I spend money on it. Usually that is not an option. Thanks Moose.
 
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