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Stephen Jacobsen
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Of all the games where an express version would be apt, a 20 minute filler doesn't really come to mind.

/end cynicism

This may be a fun variant to a great game. Not sure I'll pick it up right away or at all, buy would certainly like to try it.
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Color me cynical as well. Patchwork is a top 10 for me, but I genuinely don't understand why something like this is necessary. Is it going to be a "My First Patchwork" kind of situation for young kids, with a smaller board and "less complex" pieces? Otherwise I have no idea why this exists...were people really clamoring for a less complicated version of one of the least complicated games around?
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The only way simplifying this game works for me is if it's done to speed up player turns and to make missing out on the perfect piece less painful so that they can increase player count. But that's not the case (still 2 player) so, not too excited for now.
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I want a Patchwork Pocket. Maybe this can work.
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This sounds pointless.
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From recent BGG news post...

W Eric Martin wrote:
Why would you need that, you might ask? Because Lookout wants to make the game accessible to far younger (and far older) players. The game board is only 7x7 instead of 9x9, and the pieces are larger and less complex, with some small pieces being added to play near the end of the game so that you can patch holes in your quilt and try to achieve perfection.


Something for everyone, never a bad thing.
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I was really hoping he would start working on Feast for Odin Express.
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Odinsfury wrote:
I was really hoping he would start working on Feast for Odin Express.


I thought that was Patchwork :-P
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Sounds like a children version of an already great game.
 
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Tic-Tac-Toe Express please.

I mean, come on! 9 spaces to choose from, I don't have all day!
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Yeah, what we really need is Patchwork Legacy 😁
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Hmmm.... Maybe it's for kids? But they'd still have to read numbers so that makes it 5 years + and my 5 year old enjoys standard patchwork.
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Very very srange one this

As others have said, the original is fantastic and is a super simple game as it is
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Rune wrote:
Yeah, what we really need is Patchwork Legacy 😁


Indeed! I want to end up with an actual, literal quilt at the end!
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So, the game sounds like it will be perfectly good and great for teaching Little Johnny or Granny how to a play an enjoyable game, but the biggest downside here is that Patchwork already exists . . . and that's a pretty big downside. If Patchwork didn't exists I could see getting Express for light gaming, and Barenpark for heavier gaming, but as it is Patchwork works pretty well for both of those groups and I have a hard time justifying either, and I love bears, and Granny didn't exactly master Patchwork on the first go, but she understood the basics, it's a pretty simple game.

Maybe we'll all appreciate it when it's out.
 
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Jeez.

What a grumpy thread! This is a good idea. It’s certainly not the terrible idea y’all are making it out to be. Kids are going to like this. Sure, some kids can play Patchwork, but I’m not sure many kids can play it well. It’s one of those games that’s described as being “light” but isn’t really. If your kid can, that’s awesome. But it doesn’t hurt to have a slightly simpler version. It doesn’t hurt.

Anyway. Some kids out there are going to enjoy this junior Patchwork a whole bunch. That should make everyone here smile. Relax! This game is a positive thing. We can allow it to exist without mocking it.
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What if it turns out to be MORE complex and gamers on a smaller footprint? Eh? Eat crow! Patchwork EXTREME!!!!
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minorweaver wrote:
Jeez.

What a grumpy thread! This is a good idea. It’s certainly not the terrible idea y’all are making it out to be. Kids are going to like this. Sure, some kids can play Patchwork, but I’m not sure many kids can play it well. It’s one of those games that’s described as being “light” but isn’t really. If your kid can, that’s awesome. But it doesn’t hurt to have a slightly simpler version. It doesn’t hurt.

Anyway. Some kids out there are going to enjoy this junior Patchwork a whole bunch. That should make everyone here smile. Relax! This game is a positive thing. We can allow it to exist without mocking it.


It’s the magnitude of change that is drawing ire.

This feels like a money grab because the % change in difficulty/time is substantially less than most “for kids” or “express” games.

This feels like someone making “BANG The Dice Dice Game”.
 
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That a delightful board game about puzzling together a patchwork quilt could possibly be something that draws the ire of adults says, I think, quite a lot about this disproportionately dyspeptic thread!

Young kids are going to enjoy this game. And there’s strategy involved. This is to be celebrated. And, off of BGG, I’m sure it is being celebrated in many households.
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