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Should I buy Dragon Parade from tanga?
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Yes.
33.3% 6
No.
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Poll created by bippi
Closes: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:00 am


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I dunno. Dragon Parade is a light, very chaotic game of trying to outguess your opponents. Sort of the same feeling as Hoity Toity, but in a quick filler instead of a full length gamer's game. If that sounds good, buy it. It's not a great game, but it does what it sets out to do.
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I like it, though it's probably too light for "serious" gamers. It also depends on the number of players; with five the game is too chaotic even for me. I think it's probably at its best with four, though three's not bad. I've never bothered trying it with two.
 
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Tanga takes 6 USD for shipping, so the price at Your doorstep almost doubles for this game. And unlike with a full-line shop that has lots of games that You want/need You cannot easily avoid/lessen the shipping costs by purchasing more games.

Looking at Your collection there are some well known and highly praised games that I would get before You get this one if I were You.

Carcassonne is a family gaming classic that goes well with 2 to 5 or even 6 if You get the first expansion. Should work well with the children, the spouse, the relatives etc. as its easy to learn yet not easy to master. As one reviewer put it "perfect for my 80 year old mother and me".

Thurn and Taxis is an excellent two player, but also good 4 player game that involves route building and is also good for families.

Settlers of Catan ist a classic game for 3-4 or 5-6 with expansion, sold millions and keeps on selling. And not on advertising but on merit and word of mouth.

Dominion is a highly ranked card game that won the SDJ 2009 so it should be squarely in Your family gaming range. In fact all of these are SDJ winners, as is the Zooloretto that You already have.

TONS of good games to choose, no need to get this Tanga thingy. And here is a hint: If You do not mind downloading Your game rules from the Geek and printing them out Yourself You could get the german versions of these games on amazon.de for less. Carcassonne is 12 Euros for example, including 19% sales tax which non-EU-citizens do not have to pay. That means around 10 Euros before taxes. Just do some comparisons. They charge 14 Euros flat for shipping. Feel free to ask anything anytime too. I am sure a family gamer - and his family, relatives and friends - get much more enjoyment out of these "staples" than something thats just by chance on sale at Tanga.

Edit: learned Tanga charges 6 USD shipping for this one
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wmshub wrote:
I dunno. Dragon Parade is a light, very chaotic game of trying to outguess your opponents. Sort of the same feeling as Hoity Toity, but in a quick filler instead of a full length gamer's game. If that sounds good, buy it. It's not a great game, but it does what it sets out to do.


But Hoity Toity is a solid and proven game, SDJ winner, famous designer. And it brought Scott Nicholson into the "eurogames" thing as he says in the video review he did on Board Games with Scott.
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Gola wrote:
I like it, though it's probably too light for "serious" gamers. It also depends on the number of players; with five the game is too chaotic even for me. I think it's probably at its best with four, though three's not bad. I've never bothered trying it with two.


It's been fun with two when the wife and I played. Dragon Parade is a fun light filler. And bippi needs to get some Knizia in his collection.
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Now I see that You own Thurn and Taxis and its in Your top rated games. As is Finca and Zooloretto. That should say something about the worthiness of any SDJ-winning or recommended game for Your gaming crowd. And all 3 are proven winners for families. Which should give food for thought...
 
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It's also quite physically striking, in my view. And it comes with a very nice dragoneeple.
 
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Xeenu wrote:
...And it brought Scott Nicholson into the "eurogames" thing as he says in the video review he did on Board Games with Scott.

And we're supposed to like it because of this?
 
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Gola wrote:
I like it, though it's probably too light for "serious" gamers. It also depends on the number of players; with five the game is too chaotic even for me. I think it's probably at its best with four, though three's not bad. I've never bothered trying it with two.


I think this comment, right here, will keep me from buying it. I'm down for Knizia, but I hate it when any move I make ultimately doesn't mean jack or squat in the grand scheme of things. I took a look at the rules, a few reviews, and that seems like the case in this game. Knizia has a tendancy to do that, though.

Case-in-point,FITS. On its own, not a bad game. However, you can't really think about what's going to happen in 2-3 turns. You can make a guess, but even then, the odds of that guess being right are not anywhere close to being in your favor.

Ra is another good example.

I do own Modern Art, I just forgot to catalog it.

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I didn't think about amazon.de, but I wonder what shipping is like to here in the states.


EDIT: Nevermind. The exchange rate is a bugger!
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If Hoity Toity is the good game, buy that. I don't think it's that much, given its former tanga-trash status.
 
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It means that apart from me at least one other person liked it. As its a SDJ some jury at some point too.

And being Tanga trash. Its an old game. The geeks cult of the new often relegates these to the dustbin of history where they do not belong. I bought mine off eBay for 1 Euro. Being cheap does not necessarily mean something is bad. BUT one should check out the reviews. I did and liked the game and theme. Theme is always a plus for me. No imagination in those abstracts.
 
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bippi wrote:
...I'm down for Knizia, but I hate it when any move I make ultimately doesn't mean jack or squat in the grand scheme of things...

Ra is another good example.
Ahem. Those are fightin' words, son! I think that in Ra your decisions mean a lot. It may seem to be all luck on whether what comes up later is what you want or not, but if you play carefully, know the probabilities, and have backup plans, you will win a lot more often than somebody who just buys what looks good.

Edit: But yeah, if you think that in Ra your choices matter too little, then definitely do *NOT* buy Dragon Parade.
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wmshub wrote:
bippi wrote:
...I'm down for Knizia, but I hate it when any move I make ultimately doesn't mean jack or squat in the grand scheme of things...

Ra is another good example.
Ahem. Those are fightin' words, son! I think that in Ra your decisions mean a lot. It may seem to be all luck on whether what comes up later is what you want or not, but if you play carefully, know the probabilities, and have backup plans, you will win a lot more often than somebody who just buys what looks good.

Edit: But yeah, if you think that in Ra your choices matter too little, then definitely do *NOT* buy Dragon Parade.


Don't get me wrong, Ra, by itself, is a fun game to play. ...but I have to accept it for what it is, and that's a mix of roulette and eurogame, where I both have to just straight-out play the odds, and know my strategy better than the next guy, as well.

...and the best part of Ra, is that I don't have to wager anything real (money, house, wife) to care about the auctions I win.
 
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"bippi...and the best part of Ra, is that I don't have to wager anything real (money, house, wife) to care about the auctions I win


I bet there are lots of people who would spring at the opportunity to bet their wifes. Where is that Casino? devil
 
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