Hello guys i understand these games are not very similar but i was trying to decide on an economic, stock game and ive looked at Acquire, Panamax and Airlines Europe. Which one should i get?? I might be a lil biased since i am from Panama. And probably will end up getting it eventually anyways. But regarless which one do you consider the better game? And/or any other recommendations? Thanks a lot guys
Both games are great. Airlines is much easier and maybe a better place to start. Maybe your best bet is to preorder Stockpile if you looking for a more pure stock game. I think they are 3 winners so good luck no matter which you choose. Have fun.
I think Airlines Europe is a very streamlined and elegant game. It's a great place to start with stocks. It's one of those games that's simple enough that the mechanics sort of step aside and allow you to focus solely on the strategy between you and your opponents.
Panamax is far more thematic. Airlines Europe is a ticket to ride level in its abstractaction but it has wonderful flare and great production value. bPanamax however has a much steeper learning curve to start. There's A LOT more going on in Panamax. Many plates to keep spinning as opposed to A.E. where you're really only dealing with a few things.
Both Airlines and Panamax are very solid so you can't go wrong with either. It just depends on how much complexity/weight you and your group are looking for.
Airlines Europe - light weight, played 2-5, with 3+ being best. Plays in about 60-90 minutes. Acquire - light weight - classic game, 3-5 players I believe. Plays in about 90-120 minutes. Panamax - high medium weight - 2-4 players. Great with 3 players, best with 4. Plays in my experience in about 2.5-3 hours. 1830 - heavy weight based on decisions/strategy and not on the rules - amazing game - plays 3-6 players - plays in about 6 hours.
All of these games are great I think all 4 are worth owning. First two anyone could play. Panamax needs to be played with gamers. 1830 is for heavy gamers only but for me the best game of the bunch.
While Panamax has stocks, the stock aspect is minor. It is much more of a pick up and delivery game. If you are looking for the stock aspect, I would choose Airlines Europe over it. My favorite stock game is Imperial however.