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Yoki Erdtman
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ashtonwa wrote:
Any recommendations from those who have some experience with all 3?

I own all three, but haven't played Stone Age yet (received it two days ago).

Carson City does the western theme great justice, and if you enjoy that, you'll love the game. It is also very customizable with all the characters coming with an easier Yellow side, and a harder (and more fun) red side. The board is also double-sided, allowing for even more options. The "luck" element when it comes to shooting is over exaggerated. When you've played the game enough you realize that you mainly use your firepower to bully your way into nobody challenging you for your selected actions, not to knock off other player's cowboys (workers). It truly is a great game.

Vasco da Gama features a great twist to normal worker placement games, given that the resolution order is not always the same. The game is very good, but I have not played it as much as Carson City yet. I am very keen on playing more of Vasco da Gama, and would not like to have to choose one of these titles over the other.
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Henrik Lantz
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Since I have only played Stone Age of the three you mention, I can complement Yokiboy, and add that Stone Age is a classic. I have a feeling it is lighter than the other two, but it is still a good challenge, and it is one of my most played games. It works for non-gamers who are willing to work a bit to get it, and is also a great one hour game for gamers. It works great with two, that is how I have played it the most.
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Christopher DeFrisco
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Very nice synopsis Yoki boy!

I haven't played Vasco da Gama (though almost had the chance this past weekend cry )

There is quite a bit more meat to Carson City than Stone Age. My wife hasn't yet played Carson City, but her and I really enjoy Stone Age as a two person.
 
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Johan L
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Stone Age: gulp
Carson City:
Vasco da Gama:
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The only one of the three I've played is Stone Age, and the theme is part of what attracts me. If it doesn't attract you, it might be a bad purchase. Read the reviews and see what you think.
 
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I haven't played the other two, but I can say that Stone Age is an outstanding two-player game, and (after your first learning game) you can probably play it in about an hour.
 
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I've not played Vasco but have played Stone Age and Carson City a few times and enjoyed them very much. I am torn between them but i like carson city more as it does have aspects of Caylus to it and i really enjoy that too.

Get them all, you can't lose!!
 
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