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Michael Young
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In case you didn't catch this great news, Great Western Trail took 2nd place for the 2017 Deutscher SpielePreis!

Congratulations to Alexander Pfister and the Eggertspiele team. This is one of my personal favorites last year and so glad to see it recognized.

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Nice... just out of curiosity, which one took 1st place?
 
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Hope this helps.
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1850427/winner-deutscher-sp...
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Great Western Tale vs Terraforming Marzzzzz
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I played both soon after they became available. I immediately went and got my own copy of GWT, but haven't even attempted to play another game of TM. The quick explanation is that the former feels like fun and the latter feels like a day in an office.
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Congratulations to Alex Pfister.

I think GWT is a better game and should have taken first place. I too voted such with my wallet. I purchased a copy of GWT but not TM.
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Hear, hear!

Terraforming Mars also left me cold after two plays, but GWT saw 20+ plays and would've also been my pick for game of the year.

After Mombasa and GWT I can't wait to see Mr. Pfister's next heavy offering!
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verandi wrote:

Terraforming Mars also left me cold after two plays, but GWT saw 20+ plays and would've also been my pick for game of the year.


Pretty much sums up my feeling on the two games. The only difference for me, was that I was meh on Terraforming Mars after a single play. Repeated plays has not changed that assessment.

I purposely have not picked-up a copy of Terraforming Mars. I've played TM a few times now. I don't hate it, but I'd never suggest playing it. GWT, however, is a game that I truly enjoy. GWT has a depth and uniqueness about it that rewards repeated plays.

TM just feels like a lot of other card games. Can I locate and play those killer combos during the coarse of the game?

Ten years ago when I was newish to modern board games, I would have loved TM. Now, it just doesn't feel that special. I'd be curious to see ratings of TM split between newer players (e.g., less than 5 years in the hobby) and veterans (e.g., 5 years plus). I suspect TM has done significantly better with the newer crowd.
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Congrats to both, I still do not understand why TM is so highly rated, but good for them. My 2 plays of the game were all I ever need.
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verandi wrote:

Terraforming Mars also left me cold after two plays, but GWT saw 20+ plays and would've also been my pick for game of the year.


Pretty much sums up my feeling on the two games. The only difference for me, was that I was meh on Terraforming Mars after a single play. Repeated plays has not changed that assessment.

I purposely have not picked-up a copy of Terraforming Mars. I've played TM a few times now. I don't hate it, but I'd never suggest playing it. GWT, however, is a game that I truly enjoy. GWT has a depth and uniqueness about it that rewards repeated plays.

TM just feels like a lot of other card games. Can I locate and play those killer combos during the coarse of the game?

Ten years ago when I was newish to modern board games, I would have loved TM. Now, it just doesn't feel that special. I'd be curious to see ratings of TM split between newer players (e.g., less than 5 years in the hobby) and veterans (e.g., 5 years plus). I suspect TM has done significantly better with the newer crowd.


My sediments precisely. To me TM is like an ugly baby. I want to love it, but I just can't. I've played TM 5 or 6 times now, even though I didn't enjoy my first couple plays of it. I keep playing it hoping that my opinion of it will change, but it never does, and for the exact reason you cited. I just can't get excited about games where all you're doing is trying to find those killer card combos. Sure, there's a little bit more to it than that, but that's the game's core mechanic. I used to love games like that, because it felt like I was exploring the game, and discovering all these great possibilities, but these days it just feels like a chore.

GWT, on the other hand, is a game I loved instantly the first time I played it. I wasn't even 1/3 of the way through the game and I already knew I needed to have my own copy of it.
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Kudo to Mr Pfister. thumbsup
verandi wrote:

Hear, hear!

Terraforming Mars also left me cold after two plays, but GWT saw 20+ plays and would've also been my pick for game of the year.

After Mombasa and GWT I can't wait to see Mr. Pfister's next heavy offering!



Same here :
1) only 1 play of TM and i didn't like it. Very bland and boring game to me.

2) GWT is great, i still play it (about 20 games under my belt) but i prefer Mombasa because it is deep, meaty yet very interactive. It is right up my alley.

3) For the next game of Mr Pfister : Tybor der Baumeister
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I own TM, GWT, Feast for Odin and Scythe and I like them all a lot. So this years Voting really represent my taste of games. Except the fact that Mech vs. Minons was not in the list.

And There will be a GWT promo in the Goodie box 2017 (and a Feast for Odin promo as well). A new building!
 
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skazz wrote:
I own TM, GWT, Feast for Odin and Scythe and I like them all a lot. So this years Voting really represent my taste of games. Except the fact that Mech vs. Minons was not in the list.

And There will be a GWT promo in the Goodie box 2017 (and a Feast for Odin promo as well). A new building!


Any idea where I can find out more about the goodie box that isn't in German? And whether I can purchase said goodie box?
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I own both GWT and TFM and both are my favorites of 2016 with GWT on a slight edge better. This is because GWT is more strategically incline while TFM is more tactical due to the random cards nature. I'm glad both games had been made soloable to test strategies on my own.
 
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I also own both and enjoy both. I think it's great that they both get recognition.
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