What Did You Play Mondays: March 23, 2020
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This week we got to play a lot of new-favourite games:
The Boss is an excellent and exciting area majority game with an element of deduction. Each card that is played provides more information about the different cities that players are trying to take control over. Gameplay for this one feels very fresh and new. A big game in a very small box.
Ex Libris has a lot to think about and a lot of preparation that you have to do if you want to maximize your points. This one is technically a worker placement game but it feels more like set collection as you put your books (aka card) into your library in alpha/numeric order and build your shelf.
Antiquity Quest is a great set collection that is super quick to learn, with a little bit of push your luck, a good catch up mechanism so you are never "out of it", and really fantastic artwork by Apryl Stott. Some math for scoring, plays with 2-8 players, and comes with basic and advanced rules for even more re-playability. A game that families well enjoy and play over and over again.
Dragon's Cave is combination of Cartagena and Diamant and great for kids and families. Each turn players play one of their cards face down with icon showing what step on the path they want to go to and one player plays the dragon and tries to predict their cards. If the dragon player guesses correctly the players on that space may lose their gold and have to go back to nearest space with that shape. Players that played a card that the dragon didn't guess can advance into the cave and possibly collect gold coins. Play your treasure chest and you can pick up all your cards and "bank" your gold coins to keep them safe from the dragon in future turns. Great game for kids and families.
In Sticky Chameleons you are flinging your sticky rubber tongue on the table trying to pick up cardboard tokens of different bugs. Chaotic fun with pieces flying everywhere.
The Quacks of Quedlinburg has shot up into one of favourite new games in recent months. It takes a while to teach the game and plays a bit like a solitaire game but is still a fantastic push-your-luck "bag-building" game.
We also playtested a game that was sent to us.
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