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Max Leonard Hitchings
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Hi, I wondered if there's anyone out there who would be willing to compare La Granja to Bruges- I love the whole 'one card - several uses' thing, and I love Bruges, but am concerned the gameplay may be too similar to justify having both.

Now, I understand the specifics of the way this is implemented in each game are different, but I'm talking about the 'feel' of the game as much as anything else.

Thoughts on the matter much appreciated!

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other than the cards having multiple uses the games have nothing in common... I own both and wouldn't get rid of one because of the other
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Jack Francisco
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I have Bruges and recently played La Granja and though the cards-for-multiple-uses mechanic is a similar idea, I think it's different enough to justify owning both. I find the art in Bruges to be much more aesthetically pleasing and La Granja can look a little...plain, I guess would be the word. It's still a very interesting game with a lot going on and I plan to pick it up via trade or purchase at some point.
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The games are hugely different. There's much more going on in La Granja and it's much more of a gamer's game. It also has a far stronger theme than Bruges. La Granja has a strong strategic aspect, while it can be very difficult to carry out a strategy in Bruges (since the cards you need to do so may never come to you). Bruges is considerably more accessible than La Granja, as it's much easier to learn and can be played more casually.

Honestly, outside of the multi-use cards, the two games have nothing in common. And even the cards are implemented quite differently. I don't consider the games to be the least bit similar.
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Max Leonard Hitchings
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Thanks everyone, that's all I needed to know!

25 minutes later and I've bought it laugh
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I own Bruges and I have just played La Granja and although they are somewhat similar because of the card play I didn't really make a connection between both games. I really like Bruges and I did enjoy La Granja and would consider owning both because I don't think they play at all the same or have the same feel. I would add that at this point I prefer Bruges but both are sold games. I would also add that I found La Granja heavier than Bruges by quite a bit.
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I have played Bruges and La Granja, and it never would have occurred to me to compare them. The multi-use cards reminds me of Glory to Rome a good bit, if that gives you a point for comparison.
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