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Keith R
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Huh? what is this guy talking about?

I am trying to decide on which ONE of the following four games. I know, I know, the right answer is GET ALL FOUR. But I am limiting myself to just one.

The four I am thinking about are:
The Castles of Burgundy
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Concordia
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Viticulture

A bit more information... I love board games, but am starting to I think venture from the standard Catan, Dominion, 7 Wonders etc. basics to maybe that next step of a bit more strategic game. I am a novice compared to many on here I am sure.

Most of the time I am thinking it will either be 2 or 3 players but may be 4 at times. Would be a mix of the following people playing:
Wife - she is into simplier games but would play with me now and then. Like Potion Explosion, Jaipur and Catan. She is not one to get into a heavy heavy game
Son - 18, very smart, very strategic. beats us at about every game. seems to see 5 moves ahead. In other words a real jerk (ha ha kidding)
Son - 13, just starting to really get into more advanced board games.

To be honest theme isn't that big a deal to me. Its nice to have a theme that carries into the game, but gameplay is more important IMO

I am LEANING towards Castles of Burgundy because of content, plays well with 2 (I have heard) and maybe a good "next step". Also to be honest is $20 less than most of the others. BUT I am wide open to any suggestions.

OR am I missing another better one. Yes I know that is a huge open ended question, but just asking.

thanks in advance. This place is great, been a member for a few weeks and I'm loving it.
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Bill Cook
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I vote for C
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Edwin Woody
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I think that you should buy a vowel.
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OK so maybe this place isn't as helpful as I had hoped (ha ha just kidding.. sort of)



 
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I have only played Castles, but it's in my top 5 games. There seems like a lot going on, but after a play through or two its pretty simple to understand.
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Sounds like you need Scrabble.

Out of your options, I'd go for Concordia or Caverna (although I'd choose Agricola over Caverna).

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Ingulphus wrote:
Sounds like you need Scrabble.

Out of your options, I'd go for Concordia or Caverna (although I'd choose Agricola over Caverna).



Thanks. Agricola was one I was also thinking of.

 
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I haven't played Caverna or Viticulture, but between Concordia and CoB, I would opt for Burgundy.
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Definitely The Castles of Burgundy first, then Concordia.
 
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I would suggest Concordia, it would suit your whole family, and plays all player counts, with a good dose of expansion maps for variety.
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Burgundy first
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Phogg wrote:
I think that you should buy a vowel.

Badda-bing!
 
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Burgundy.
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Ingulphus wrote:
Sounds like you need Scrabble.

Out of your options, I'd go for Concordia or Caverna (although I'd choose Agricola over Caverna).



I’d agree with this smart dude.
 
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Thanks everyone this had been a tons of help. It seems like castles of Burgundy or Concordia sounds like the leading choices. I do appreciate the recommendations. And the Scrabble jokes
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Concordia or burgundy as well.
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Castles of Burgundy is an EXCELLENT two player game. It's among my very favorites, and I play it regularly with my fiance. It can play up to four, which should be considered a bonus -- many around BGG consider it a two player game.

It's a fantastic game for the money, too.
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I would recommend Scythe. You can even play solo.

You can play Castles of Burgundy on Yucata.de if you want to try it first.
 
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I'd get Castles of Concordia, as in, either/and/or...
 
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jhaelen wrote:
I'd get Castles of Concordia, as in, either/and/or...


But that one is mostly only worth playing with two.
Wouldn't Caverns Of Burgundy: The Cave Vintners be a better choice since sometimes you could have three or four players?
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Concordia.

And go get yourself an avatar.
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My two cents : I don't know Viticulture, so I'd go for 1) Castles and/or Concordia, 2) Concordia and/or Castles, 3) Caverna (which is a bit stronger than the other two)
 
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Castles of Burgundy is (IMO) the best choice based on your criteria. The low cost is just icing.
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slprince wrote:
Concordia.

And go get yourself an avatar.


Awesome, thanks. Newbie on here and I have been wanting to get one. Like everything in life I will now have to spend time way over thinking this but I will buy and get one soon.

It is down to Concordia and CofB. CofB seemed the choice until it jumped up to $30.70 on Amazon. Was $22.99 for a day or so last week. Regardless I feel like I can't go wrong with either choice. My guess is by May/June I'll have both in my collection anyway.

Anyway I really appreciate the gesture and I'll get myself set up very soon.

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