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Subject: Why does Helios not get more love? rss

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Peter L
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So I've played this game about 4 times now. And each time, I've found it quite entertaining and fulfilling. I think it has a decent amount of depth to it. There are definitely strategies to it and multiple ways of achieving scoring in it. I was able to get a full 4-player game in just under 2 hours. And the components are fairly decent looking and good production. Sure, there's not THAT much player interaction, but there are tons of beloved games that have very little player interaction as well. And I certainly feel satisfied at building my little sun empire at the end of four rounds.

And yet, it's so hard to find anyone giving this game more love. I love my copy of the game. And I got a second copy, but have had so much trouble trading that second copy away. During math trades, I can't even find anyone putting a "want" on it with crappy dinky games.

Am I just weird for liking this game a lot?
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enigma0t2 wrote:
I love my copy of the game. And I got a second copy...

enigma0t2 wrote:
Am I just weird for liking this game a lot?

 
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It was quite high on my list until around play #8, when a degenerate strategy was uncovered. Played 4-5 more times to be sure then traded it away.

I don't want to talk about the strategy uncovered as I don't want to ruin anybody else's enjoyment of the game!

That said, I think few people have given this game a chance and I'm not sure why. It was good for 10 or so plays, which is a pretty decent value.
 
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Daniel Theuerkaufer
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Our group likes it and we still play it. I can only assume that it didn’t get much attention and soon got buried under heaps of new releases. Cult of the new is not good for older games.
 
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I should be picking this up today!
 
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Deathstroke wrote:
I should be picking this up today!


And I totally did!
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Deathstroke wrote:
Deathstroke wrote:
I should be picking this up today!


And I totally did!


Hope you enjoy the game! :-)
 
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enigma0t2 wrote:
Deathstroke wrote:
Deathstroke wrote:
I should be picking this up today!


And I totally did!


Hope you enjoy the game! :-)


Played my first game and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to more plays!
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