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David Culp
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I am sitting here with my shopping cart trying to figure out which of the following games to delete from the list:

Brass
Through the Ages (Third Edition)
Amyitis
Dominion

I cant buy all four, so which one would you put back and why? In other words, help me make up my mind!
 
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Amyitis, definitely. I'm a big Ystari fan, but this one is just so-so; not horrible, but not great either, and can have a runaway leader problem. I haven't played Brass and Dominion, but I'd love to, and from what I've read, they are quite well liked. Through the Ages is amazing, I'd definitely pick it up if I were you.
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For me: Amyitis ... and I like Amyitis. But you've listed three other awesome games that fill three great niches (short, medium and long).

For you: It might depend. What about Race for the Galaxy makes you rate it a 5? Dominion has a similar feel (although it is significantly more accessable). Based on your ratings I feel more confident you'd like the other three.
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Csigs wrote:
For me: Amyitis ... and I like Amyitis. But you've listed three other awesome games that fill three great niches (short, medium and long).

For you: It might depend. What about Race for the Galaxy makes you rate it a 5? Dominion has a similar feel (although it is significantly more accessable). Based on your ratings I feel more confident you'd like the other three.


I don't know what it is about Race for the Galaxy that makes me rate it a 5. I just never took to it and even I find that odd because I like San Juan and they are similar.

I have been told that Dominion may scratch the old Magic the Gathering itch I used to have in the days of my youth.
 
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I've only played Dominion. I would put Amyitis back because it doesn't seem as interesting. Both Brass and TTA seem to have love or hate responses. I'll take that over, "it's OK..."
 
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Amyitis
The other 3 are all great games.
 
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Just don't put back Through The Ages or Brass and I'm happy.
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dwculp wrote:
Csigs wrote:
For me: Amyitis ... and I like Amyitis. But you've listed three other awesome games that fill three great niches (short, medium and long).

For you: It might depend. What about Race for the Galaxy makes you rate it a 5? Dominion has a similar feel (although it is significantly more accessable). Based on your ratings I feel more confident you'd like the other three.


I don't know what it is about Race for the Galaxy that makes me rate it a 5. I just never took to it and even I find that odd because I like San Juan and they are similar.

I have been told that Dominion may scratch the old Magic the Gathering itch I used to have in the days of my youth.


I like San Juan.

Didn't like Race for the Galaxy

But we love Dominion.

Leave it in your cart ... you won't regret it


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No help to you at all, but I'd put back Dominion because we already have it in the house. Don't have the others yet
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Though the Ages. Overpriced.
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Put back Amytis. Dominion is way better than Amytis. Brass and Through the Ages are two of the very best games ever. Do not miss your chance to own either one. Through the Ages may cost a lot, but it hits the table at our house more often than food many weeks.

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Amyitis it is, which was also the game I was leaning towards deleting anyway. Thanks for helping me make up my mind. The games have been ordered and the damage done to my bank account
 
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Amyitis.

Through the Ages is a terrific civilization building card game.
Dominion is a great filler that should appeal to CCG players.
Brass is an excellent economic game that rewards careful planning.

Amyitis is good, but it just doesn't shine the way the other three do.

 
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Well if for instance you like board games and don't like card games, put back Dominion. Also if you like something that plays best with 3-4 players, again, put back Dominion (I like the 2-player version of it best). But if the opposites hold true, then I'd put back Through the Ages as it's probably the most complex of the four games.
 
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Amyitis. Of the four you just mentioned, one of them is no longer in my collection. Bet you can't guess which one.
 
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I have to agree with most here, Amyitis must be discarded, However looking at your rating of games and what you own....Dominion may not be your game. good luck and hell you get 3 games enjoy.
 
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Amyitis.
 
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Though the Ages. Overpriced.


And for me, if they charged double what they do now I'd still get more fun for my buck than with most other games.


Amyitis is the odd game out for me, and I haven't even played Brass.

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Octavian wrote:
UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
Though the Ages. Overpriced.


And for me, if they charged double what they do now I'd still get more fun for my buck than with most other games.


Amen. While objectively it's overpriced (that is, for the physical components you get in the box), I don't feel ripped off or gouged. The game is so balanced and so complex yet pretty unobtrusive in terms of learning and playing that I feel like the designer earned that extra money (I know, I know, he's not seeing all of it - I'm talking ideally here).
 
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I would definately buy Amyitis and Brass if I was you.

And for what it's worth: I like playing MTG now and then, but I don't like Dominion.
 
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I would put back Through The Ages AND Amyitis. Amyitis because I thought it was horrible; Through The Ages because there are other, better long games.
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RDewsbery wrote:
I would put back Through The Ages AND Amyitis. Amyitis because I thought it was horrible; Through The Ages because there are other, better long games.


Really? What long game (3+ hours) is great for three players and isn't a wargame? Inquiring minds want to know....
 
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Only one on the list I played was Brass, and I won the first game by a landslide even though I only hardly knew the rules. That always bodes ill for me with any game. If there are better players at the table, I should not win, even if we are all new to the game. I honestly can't see myself ever playing it again. I would much rather have a game that is hard to win unless you've played it a few times, so a win feels satisfying and not like playing Quest for the Magic Carrot.
 
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dwculp wrote:
I am sitting here with my shopping cart trying to figure out which of the following games to delete from the list:

Brass
Through the Ages (Third Edition)
Amyitis
Dominion

I cant buy all four, so which one would you put back and why? In other words, help me make up my mind!


I have played Brass, Amyitis and Dominion.

I would put back Dominion. It seems extremely repetitive - you appear to be doing the same thing over and over...and over...and over...again.

Brass is a brilliant design which focuses on supply and demand. Skilful players can create a demand and then supply it themselves. Forward planning plays a big part in Brass.

Amyitis is a fine game with quite a few options each game regarding the best way to win - lots of choices.

I have not seen Through the Ages but do have it on order.

I had intended to purchase Dominion but was lucky enough to play it first and then decided that it really is not my sort of game...sort of game...sort of game.
 
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