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carmine sansalone
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I love castles of burgundy, then I don't like in the year of the dragon.
I read that macao and trajan are similar to COB; maybe notre dame? what do you recommend?
 
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I recommend here Luna and Trajan. These both are his masterpieces. I could play only once Macao as a 4 player and didn´t enjoy this very much because of the overflowing, consecutive options i got with may cards that i can activate every turn. Trajan has also many options, but the important informations are better represented in this game. Luna is the shortest of these 3 Feld Games and i enjoy this. You can learn Luna on YUCATA.DE. There i did before and my gamers-buddy bought that last year.
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totally agree! In my opinion Trajan is the best of 2...with every number of players!
 
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Eddy Sterckx
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9 plays of Trajan so far this year and my gamegroup still hasn't figured out the uber-strategy for winning - recommended.
 
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If you have the time, you should listen to this episode of This Board Game Life. It's all about Stefan Feld.

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/9203239#9203239
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carmine sansalone
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ok, I don't want a game similar to castles of burgundy, I want a feld's game with different mechanics. trajan is often compared to burgundy, also macao has some mechanics similar. I'm looking for a different game, but equally great!
 
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Eddy Sterckx
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carmines wrote:
ok, I don't want a game similar to castles of burgundy, I want a feld's game with different mechanics. trajan is often compared to burgundy,


In what way is Castles of Burgundy comparable to Trajan ? They're totally different games.
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Ron Lacer
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Castles of Burgundy and Macao are my two favorites of his. I really don't see that much in the way of similarities between them. I've only played Trajan once so far and feel it has lots of potential to become a favorite, but that mancala/rondelle mechanic was seriously brain burning for me and the people I played with. It will take some time to figure out how to use it well.

I also highly recommend Notre Dame, a worker placement kind of game with an interesting action drafting mechanic. I also highly enjoy The Speicherstadtwhich has an innovative auction mechanic. I enjoyed most of Rum & Pirates, a token collection game which is quite light but has some interesting decisions to make. I just found the 'wrangling for sleeping spaces' mechanic a bit annoying. Roma is a nice two-player with an interesting use of dice to activate action cards.

I also didn't care too much for In the Year of the Dragon after a couple plays and we have recently traded it away.
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carmine sansalone
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The mancala does not attracts me much..between macao and notre dame, which do you recommend? Which of 2 is less similar than castles of burgundy?
 
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Have to give a big +1 to The Speicherstadt. It has simple rules and plays quickly, but the auction mechanic is very interesting and the game is tense.
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carmines wrote:
The mancala does not attracts me much..between macao and notre dame, which do you recommend? Which of 2 is less similar than castles of burgundy?


Neither one play anything like CoB. Macao is better than ND IMO, but Trajan is his best game by far.
 
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Erratik wrote:
Have to give a big +1 to The Speicherstadt. It has simple rules and plays quickly, but the auction mechanic is very interesting and the game is tense.


+1 for The Speicherstadt
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Erratik wrote:
Have to give a big +1 to The Speicherstadt. It has simple rules and plays quickly, but the auction mechanic is very interesting and the game is tense.


Agreed. Feld's best game by far, especially if you like auctions. The expansion is marvelous too.
 
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None of Feld's games are very similar to each other so that shouldn't even be a concern. Seriously.

As such, I recommend that you take a really close look at Trajan. I have played almost all of Feld's bigger games, and it is hands down the best of the bunch. Gameplay is smoother, decisions are more interesting, and downtime is minimal.

Notre Dame and Macao are both great games as well (but I still recommend Trajan). Notre Dame is the lighter of the two, and the mechanics aren't necessarily as innovative. It's still a solid game, but the main mechanics resembles 7 Wonders (although that is only about 1/2 of what is going on). Similar to In the Year of the Dragon, both Macao and Notre Dame have a punishing/penalty factor involved. Castles of Burgundy and Trajan do not (I also can't think of one in Luna, but it's been awhile since I've played).
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Robert Ell
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Each round in Luna, one of the islands will be penalized 1vp per worker on that island.
 
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+1 for Trajan and Macao. Trajan does have a point punishment when needs aren't met, but needs can be obtained a bunch of ways, and many times certain actions are more lucrative than working to just fill the 1 need you are lacking.

I also like Ityotd because of the disaster element. Notre dame is fun and innovative, but lighter than I prefer. Luna is beautiful, but not one of my favorites of his. I'll need more plays to confirm this.
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Mathue Faulkner
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dyepbr wrote:
+1 for Trajan and Macao. Trajan does have a point punishment when needs aren't met, but needs can be obtained a bunch of ways, and many times certain actions are more lucrative than working to just fill the 1 need you are lacking.

Ugh. How could I forget that? I guess it doesn't feel the same since you're gathering points the entire game, and not meeting a need feels like a very minor setback...
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