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euronoob

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any particular reason for this? I've had my eye on this game for a while, but it seems like it's been rather lowkey on BGG. Now it's sandwiched between Marvel Dice and Netrunner.

There's some review vids, Drive-Thru Reviews and Rahdo, but I think (?) they've been up awhile now.

anyone have a guess?
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euronoob wrote:
any particular reason for this? I've had my eye on this game for a while, but it seems like it's been rather lowkey on BGG. Now it's sandwiched between Marvel Dice and Netrunner.

There's some review vids, Drive-Thru Reviews and Rahdo, but I think (?) they've been up awhile now.

anyone have a guess?

Other than because it's awesome?!?!?!?!?
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There's a contest going on for a micro expansion to Madeira.

EDIT: but also what he said above me!
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There's a contest for the game right now. That's why its risen on the hotness.
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Apart from the obvious (it's a great game! ), this could be the reason: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1166861/whats-your-game-...
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Simply because it's AWESOME!
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Could be because Tom Vasel mentioned the game on the dice tower podcast, but it is definitely awesome
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I am guessing that it is because of the contest. It is a very good game and not nearly as heavy as i was lead to believe.
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I think it might also have something to do with it's slowly building up a reputation for being a good game through word of mouth as more and more players try it out.
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I'd also expect that the contest is what is currently fueling its hotness, though it is a game that deserves much more attention than what it is generally getting.

The mechanics and rules are all relatively straight forward and it's easy to grasp how the game works, so I think there are a lot of players who are a bit off-put by its perceived heaviness that should not be. Granted, if one thinks that games like Terra Mystica and Agricola require more analysis than what one's gaming group would enjoy, then maybe Madeira isn't the way to go, but I think it is a fairly natural progression for groups that already enjoy the aforementioned games.

The real beauty of the game shines in the later rounds, when players are trying to balance all of their actions to fulfill three Crown Requests in the final round. Undoubtedly, you'll start taking a series of actions only to later discover that your overall goals might have been better served by doing something different, but that's part of the fun for me.

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thanks, all! surely it's the contest. I'd scanned around a bit looking for an image or review or something fueling this, but completely didn't see the BGG contest. had I seen it, I wouldn't've asked blush
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FWIW, six weeks later Madeira is no longer listed in the Hotness. Contest bump eventually becomes contest slump, I guess.

(Game's still awesome, though.)
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