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Subject: Incan Gold - my new gateway game? rss

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Last weekend I ran a youth development weekend and used a variation of this game as an activity.

See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1515599#1515599 for a session report.

On the weekend I used eight leaders to help me manage the larger group, by breaking them into much smaller groups.

Well these leaders loved the look of the game when their groups were playing it and wanted to play it themself.

So at 10 PM that night we sat down and played 11 games. They loved it!

Many questions were asked about where I got it and why, which led to me explaining my game collection.

"You have more games like this?"

"We should get together and play some more!"


So we are, in a couple of weeks.

So far on the menu I have For Sale, Guillotine, Hey That's My Fish, Transamerica, Bang!, Formula De (with much simplified rules), Carcassonne, Bohnanza and maybe TtR and TtD. I'll throw in Apples to Apples too.

My plan is to introduce them to as many games as a I can in the time frame, so I have gone for lighter quicker stuff to start with.

I think Incan Gold may be about to replace Transamerica as my most popular gateway game.
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Stefano Castelli
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Buy Relikt then.

It is cheap, similar theme and is perfect as a gateway card game.
 
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I agree, incan Gold is a great game to get people started on. If you ant something similar but just a little more challenging what about Cloud 9? Incan Gold with added bluffing.
 
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Incan Gold works
I've never played the Diamant version, but I know the Incan Gold version works as a great Gateway game. I've seen people who claim to dislike boardgames embrace this one and have a lot of fun playing. I've also seen people who consider themselves gamers playing this with as much passion as some heavier games.

When I first heard a summary of how this game worked, I thought it sounded pretty stupid. I thought it would be like guessing the number you are going to roll on a die and then rolling. Turns out, it is full of decisions and it is a lot of fun (not super strategic, but there are enough decisions to keep everyone interested).

It is definitely my #1 gateway game with Ticket to Ride as #2.
 
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Castef wrote:
Buy Relikt then.

It is cheap, similar theme and is perfect as a gateway card game.

I adore Diamant and hate Relikt. The theme maybe similar, but Relikt is overly long, overly chaotic, and overly complicated for the filler game that it should be.
 
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Eeeek!

You killed Relikt!
 
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THe other added plus to this game is the cost.
It retails here for about $20.00

I would also second the nod to Cloud 9, for the same reasons.

In fact, we played both games last night to wind down the evening.
 
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I have the Diamant version and my church game group is wearing it thin! Transamerica is also played quite regular. There are two other games that I'd recommend as awesome gateway games, Blokus and Crokinole. Crokinole is out of a lot of people's price range but it's EASILY the most played game by our youth group. All teens will play Crokinole but many of them won't play anything else!
 
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