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Antonia Browne
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With the kickstarter of Snowdonia upon us, I would like to know what is more convenient for ME. I won't have both games since they have almost the same mechanics. The people with whom i play tend to like medium weight euros that can be played idealy in less than an hour (or about and hour), beeing 2 hours a little too much for them. What would you recomend?
Thanks in advance!
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This is my big dilemma as well. I originally decided to wait for Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea to come out to jump into the Snowdonia-verse but now with this big fancy Snowdonia Box set coming to kickstarter, I can't decide what to do. We enjoy medium weight, hour long euros as well.
I can't give advice but I definitely will watch for responses.
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OmegaRidleyXP wrote:
This is my big dilemma as well. I originally decided to wait for Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea to come out to jump into the Snowdonia-verse but now with this big fancy Snowdonia Box set coming to kickstarter, I can't decide what to do. We enjoy medium weight, hour long euros as well.
I can't give advice but I definitely will watch for responses.

It all depends on whether Alubari is likely to get aanywhere close to the expansions that Snowdonia already has, I guess... The amount of replayability in Snowdonia's super box is tremendous. Having said that, Alubari might be the slightly better game (the tea/chai really add an interesting layer to the game. (I have played the game a dozen times or so.))
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Dirk Sietze Kronemeijer
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Or just get both cool

I see Alubari as a new scenario big box expansion for Snowdonia.
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Dirksk wrote:
Or just get both cool

I see Alubari as a new scenario big box expansion for Snowdonia.


Would you recommend getting both to someone who gets 3-4 new games a year?
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OmegaRidleyXP wrote:
Dirksk wrote:
Or just get both cool

I see Alubari as a new scenario big box expansion for Snowdonia.


Would you recommend getting both to someone who gets 3-4 new games a year?

I have Snowdonia (with quite a number of expansions) and getting Alubari is a no brainer to me.

If you want to get one of them, than have a look at the differences: Snowdonia plays pretty fast once you’ve got the hang of it. So if you don’t want to exceed an hour of playing to often, this is a good choice. It also has very high replay ability, especially the Kickstarter version with all the mini expansions.
Alubari has one of the best box covers out there and it adds a very interesting new mechanism to the game play of Snowdonia. But maybe this game will take a little longer to play more often than not.

Apart from all other things I like about the games, is that the games are very thematically. Even the Welsh weather is part of game play. And so are the pubs.
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Well, you cannot go wrong with the Big Box of Snowdonia. Love this game. I have most of the scenarios and enough of the promos so for me, so I will be waiting for Alubari
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OmegaRidleyXP wrote:
Dirksk wrote:
Or just get both cool

I see Alubari as a new scenario big box expansion for Snowdonia.


Would you recommend getting both to someone who gets 3-4 new games a year?


Snowdonia has more replayability with all the scenarios included in the big box, but the general thought of people who have played Alubari is that it is the better game. Who knows how many expansions Alubari will get.

If you buy 3-4 games a year i would go for Snowdonia. Maybe in a few years when Alubari has proven itself amongst the bigger crowds and when it gets some expansions you can always get Alubari later.
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Damien Cosgrove
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I think if your group really wants games sub an hour, then neither may be for you.

I would suggest that it would take a good 3-4 games before you got down to the 15-20 mins/player timings and people may have already gone off the length by then.
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I'll wait for Alubari. I don't own Snowdonia, but the Alubari theme appeals more to me and I don't like the graphics of Snowdonia 3rd edition.
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Where have you seen the graphics for the 3rd edition?

I haven't even seen a mock-up of the new expanded board.
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Candacis wrote:
I'll wait for Alubari. I don't own Snowdonia, but the Alubari theme appeals more to me and I don't like the graphics of Snowdonia 3rd edition.

I wonder about their choice of graphic art direction also. I wonder what they're doing with the board and they're being very close to the vest about the question. I can't say i would let that sway my decision until we can see the board. Still i think it would take a big fail in the art direction to move me away from Snowdonia. It was one of our first euros and we're kinda loyal to it.
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