Game Rewind – February 2015
A look back at games I played for the first time in February 2014.
Not too much to shout about here…
XCOM: The Board Game
A nice co-op game based on the computer game. The play is directed by an app and it does it well. The app is required as it changes events and difficulty in a way a deck of cards wouldn’t be able to do.
I’ve played it a couple of times but I haven’t played it for ages. It’s not that I don’t like it, I just don’t feel like playing it.
Result: Probably had enough of this now.
A quite nice abstract tile placement game
Another one I’ve had enough of and it made way on my shelf for another abstract puzzle.
Result: I’ve played it enough.
Another app driven game but this time it’s a problem solving worker placement game.
I do enjoy it despite being terrible at it 🙂
Result: I would play it again if in the right mood.
A game where negotiation is pretty much the whole game.
The problem is, if wheeling and dealing isn’t your thing then you might not like this… unfortunately I don’t.
Result: Good game, but I’m too nice to be effective 🙂
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
A nice re-theme of Agricola where you’re mining and exploring caves and building rooms for your Dwarf family.
While I like it more than Agricola, it’s still not my kind of game.
Result: Prefer other worker placement games.
Fantastic dice placement game and probably my favourite Feld game.
The best thing is the balance between the 3 dice you roll so if you roll 111 and I roll 666 every time I won’t necessarily win, unlike games like Kingsburg.
I have played it again since and enjoyed it again.
Result: Might join my collection one day.
Update: Picked it up just after I posted this in a Maths Trade 😀
A very nice card driven tabletop miniatures skirmish game with a beautiful yet horrific theme.
I don’t really know anyone who plays it now sadly so my Squads sit in a draw…
Result: If I had the people I’d play it…
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
I’m not a fan of 1 vs many games, or Star Wars.