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Mark Crane
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I like Fjords, but the four player option of Taluva is nice. Does this game render Fjords obsolete?
 
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My gut instinct is no. I think Taluva is a little bit heavier than Fjords. The added spatial thinking necessary with the stacking of the tiles takes a bit more thought than the relatively simple claiming of territory in Fjords, I think.
 
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No, I think they're different enough to warrant purchasing them both. Taluva is much tougher, especially when you add the 3rd player in to the mix. Fjords is like Taluva-Lite and only for 2-players.
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Personally I find Taluva awesome with 3-4 players, but just decent with 2 players. With only 2 people there isn't enough competition over land, it's too easy to spread out to new areas. I think Fjords is a better game for 2 players.
 
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Greetings,

I agree with the running opinion here that no, Taluva does NOT render Fjords obsolete. They are very much their own games.

Based on your positive opinion of these two games, I would also suggest that you might check out:

Patrician. This game plays well with 2 and can go as high as 5. Each player added beyond 2 adds just a bit more chaos to the feel, but not too bad.

Clans. Great little game that scales extremely well from 2-4.

Good luck and happy gaming.

Rick
 
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I had Clans and enjoyed it, but sadly I was the only one who seemed to enjoy it, so I traded it for a new copy of Torres, which I then sold and used to buy something else...

I will check out Patrician, thanks.
 
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    Fjords is great in a coffee shop or lunch place. Very light and accessible to new players. Taluva is a step up in complexity that likely won't break the ice nearly as well.

    Fjords isn't a must-buy for me, but a nice game for more casual play. A good gift for non-gamers.

             Sag.


 
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To me Fjords has a much bigger element of luck. It's a cute and fast little game, but Taluva is vastly superior - for any amount of players.

I suggest you get both games!
 
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I like them both a lot, enough that they're both in my top 10.

They feel different. Even though I personally would play either one in similar situations, my opponents do not think the same. My wife likes Fjords a lot, but she can't wrap her head around the stacking in Taluva. Others I have played with have made similar comments. The vertical spacial aspects of Taluva can make it much harder to see and grasp than Fjords for some.
 
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Mike A wrote:
I like them both a lot, enough that they're both in my top 10.

They feel different. Even though I personally would play either one in similar situations, my opponents do not think the same. My wife likes Fjords a lot, but she can't wrap her head around the stacking in Taluva. Others I have played with have made similar comments. The vertical spacial aspects of Taluva can make it much harder to see and grasp than Fjords for some.


Hey, Fjords is in your top ten and you have a BYU microbadge--welcome to my geekbuddy list!

Geekbuddies are awesome--you don't even have to help each other move!

I've got Fjords btw. I even bought a second set so I could make mega-fjords.
 
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craniac wrote:
I've got Fjords btw. I even bought a second set so I could make mega-fjords.


Just like me with Taluva! meeple
 
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taragalinas wrote:
craniac wrote:
I've got Fjords btw. I even bought a second set so I could make mega-fjords.


Just like me with Taluva! :meeple:


Megaluva!
 
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craniac wrote:
Mike A wrote:
I like them both a lot, enough that they're both in my top 10.

They feel different. Even though I personally would play either one in similar situations, my opponents do not think the same. My wife likes Fjords a lot, but she can't wrap her head around the stacking in Taluva. Others I have played with have made similar comments. The vertical spacial aspects of Taluva can make it much harder to see and grasp than Fjords for some.


Hey, Fjords is in your top ten and you have a BYU microbadge--welcome to my geekbuddy list!

Geekbuddies are awesome--you don't even have to help each other move!

I've got Fjords btw. I even bought a second set so I could make mega-fjords.


Not only do I have a BYU microbadge, but I created it. It's one of my few microbadges I made because a need was there.

If I ever decide to move to Orem, I'll make sure to look you up for help.
 
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quartex wrote:
With only 2 people there isn't enough competition over land, it's too easy to spread out to new areas.


If you play it like other Euros, then yes, but if you play it aggressively and stop your opponent from expanding, then it is incredibly tight and competetive.
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Why Fjords? If Taluva replaces something, Java looks like the more obvious candidate to me.
 
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