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I have been away from "serious" board gaming for many years. Still I know my "taste" for games very well. I went through all rating lists and reviews and came up with a list of very interesting games. Some of them pretty "light" and some of them abit heavier. (PS! Yes I know some of the multiplayer games are nice to play with only two players).

Multiplayer (for the purpose of 3+ players)

Splendor
Small world
Sheriff of Nottingham
Medina (second edition)
King of Tokyo
Imperial
Greed (Queen games 2014)
Elfenland
Biblios
Blood Rage
7 Wonders
Wallenstein (2nd edition)
Tikal

2-player games

Patchwork
Santorini (2014)
The Duke
Elements
Onitama
Mouse Guard: Swords & Strongholds
Memoir '44
War of the Ring (2nd edition)
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
Julius Caesar
Hammer of the Scots

Please help me with the following:

1. In what ORDER would YOU rank this games (those you have played) in each of the two categories?

2. If you have anything NEGATIVE to comment about any of the games. Please share (the positive I allready found out)!

Thanks!
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Ranking of your multiplayer games based on success I've had with multiple people, not my own specific tastes

1. Splendor - I prefer this with 2 players (more strategic), then 3 (more tactical with some strategy). I'll play it and enjoy it with 4 but it is a completely tactical game.
2. King of Tokyo - if monsters and rolling dice is appealing then pull this out. Is too long at 6 players. 4 is a sweet spot I think.
3. Sheriff of Nottingham - Very funny. Don't let it run too long, this is the only reason we don't pull it out as much, as some players make negotiations run too long. You can moderate this and I believe the app also has this capability.
4. 7 Wonders - very fun, but steep learning curve for new players which can make their first game much longer than necessary. After that the games should be quick and fun.
5. Small world - good game but hasn't been massively popular with us, not sure why.
6. Biblios - has just been 'meh' but only played a few times. Will have to try it out more to have a more informed opinion.

For your two player games - I haven't played any of those. Some of our favourites:
Hive Pocket
7 Wonders Duel
Star Realms
Schotten Totten
Valley of the Kings
Pandemic
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
(Splendor)
Targi

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Multiplayer (for the purpose of 3+ players)

Ranking: - Please note: I enjoy all of these games, so the ones near the bottom of the list aren't bad . . . I own and am usually willing to play all of them (although, King of Tokyo is probably in the next tier down from the other games on the list . . . it's fun, but I will usually choose to play something else).

1. Imperial
2. Tikal
3. 7 Wonders
4. Blood Rage
5. Splendor
6. Medina (second edition)
7. Biblios
8. Sheriff of Nottingham - Needs to be with the right group of people. Role-playing is such a huge part of the game. If the players aren't willing to speak in exaggerated accents and assume the roles of outlandish characters, it won't be nearly as fun.
9. Small world
10.King of Tokyo

Have not played:

Greed (Queen games 2014)
Elfenland
Wallenstein (2nd edition)


2-player games

Of these, I have only played Onitama (and I have only played it as a solitaire game).

Patchwork
Santorini (2014)
The Duke
Elements
Onitama
Mouse Guard: Swords & Strongholds
Memoir '44
War of the Ring (2nd edition)
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
Julius Caesar
Hammer of the Scots
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coltbeatsall wrote:

1. Splendor - I prefer this with 2 players (more strategic), then 3 (more tactical with some strategy). I'll play it and enjoy it with 4 but it is a completely tactical game.
2. King of Tokyo - if monsters and rolling dice is appealing then pull this out. Is too long at 6 players. 4 is a sweet spot I think.
3. Sheriff of Nottingham - Very funny. Don't let it run too long, this is the only reason we don't pull it out as much, as some players make negotiations run too long. You can moderate this and I believe the app also has this capability.
4. 7 Wonders - very fun, but steep learning curve for new players which can make their first game much longer than necessary. After that the games should be quick and fun.
5. Small world - good game but hasn't been massively popular with us, not sure why.
6. Biblios - has just been 'meh' but only played a few times. Will have to try it out more to have a more informed opinion.


REALLY agree with Lizzie...I'd swap the last two on her list. There's a good mix of mechanics and theme in these so you won't feel like you bought two versions of the same game.
1. Splendor-Can't go wrong with Splendor!
2. King of Tokyo-A great gateway game...easy to teach.
3. Sheriff on Nottingham-(EXACTLY what Lizzie said)
4. 7 Wonders-We've used Sushi Go to get people used to drafting, then introduced this.
5. Biblios-We really enjoy the auction mechanic in this game.
6. Small World-I can only rarely coax someone into playing the digital version on the tablet. I do try though because it's a great/streamlined implementation.

As far as the two player, I'd second Pandemic if you don't have any co-op games. They fill a void in collections. Forbidden Island is a lighter version.

I also REALLY want to try The Duke.
 
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Buy Patchwork and Biblios and skip Splendor.
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Will check out Cacao too then :-)
 
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Any more of you got opnions on my wishlist games?
 
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Imperial
(big gap)
Patchwork
Memoir '44
Medina (second edition)
Blood Rage
King of Tokyo
Biblios
(big gap)
Splendor
Sheriff of Nottingham
(huuuuuge gap)
Small world
7 Wonders

 
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Small World - a good deal of replayability thanks to race/class combos

7 Wonders - husband loves this one- probably because he wins at least 80% of the time. Was a go-to game when we had 7 people, but I got tired of it for a while.

Blood Rage - I like this one, but in my experience playing it, my husband had a bad time - probably because it wasn't explained well and that threw off his whole game. Would like to play again (played once, but I may like it better than 7 Wonders).

Sheriff of Nottingham

King of Tokyo

Biblios

Splendor - I found this incredibly frustration because I couldn't ever get the gems I needed to get good combos. Don't think I would want to play it again.

I haven't played any of the 2-player games you mentioned, but I was thinking of buying Santorini and Mouse Guard at one point. I almost backed Santorini.
 
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Daggerheart wrote:
I have been away from "serious" board gaming for many years. Still I know my "taste" for games very well. I went through all rating lists and reviews and came up with a list of very interesting games. Some of them pretty "light" and some of them abit heavier. (PS! Yes I know some of the multiplayer games are nice to play with only two players).

Multiplayer (for the purpose of 3+ players)

Splendor
Medina (second edition)
King of Tokyo
Imperial
Greed

2-player games

Patchwork
Santorini (2014)
The Duke
Elements
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan


Please help me with the following:

1. In what ORDER would YOU rank this games (those you have played) in each of the two categories?

2. If you have anything NEGATIVE to comment about any of the games. Please share (the positive I allready found out)!

Thanks!


Start with those. All you need really. That said, I'd only ever play Greed with two for more control.

 
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