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Boardgames and lesser pursuits

International Gamers Awards

Hey, let’s discuss things! So, the IGA

General Strategy, Multiplayer:

  • Have not played — Aquasphere, Deus, Elysium, Hyperborea, KraftWagon, Orleans, Panamax,
  • Five Tribes — Meh
  • La Ganja — Meh
  • Quartermaster General — My pick, obviously.
  • Roll for the Galaxy — I played a burst of 20-ish games, and I’ll probably play a burst when the expansion comes out. Any game I play twenty times is intriguing and probably pretty decent, but I’m mentally comparing this to Race, and few games stand up to that scrutiny. Roll is no exception.
  • Voyages of Marco Polo — I enjoyed my single game of this, and I haven’t played another. I’m not sure anyone local owns it.

Two Player Games:

  • Baseball Highlights: 2045 — I guess I don’t need to read the rest of this category, and in fact the only other game I’ve played is Star Realms, which (like Roll) was a burst of 20 games over a few weeks and done. Then again, I’ve had a tough time getting BH2045 back to the table, but I’m still pushing it.
  • Games I haven’t played — Fields of Arle, Patchwork, Star Wars Armada, Wir Sind das Volk



Written by taogaming

August 15, 2015 at 8:45 am

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  1. If we want to vote, where do we do it?

    Eric Brosius

    August 15, 2015 at 9:33 am

    • I don’t think it’s a public vote thing. I’ve never voted, in any case.


      August 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm

  2. Only the illustrious 19 vote. I was one from inception to 2008.

    Deus – okay for a few plays, sold.
    Hyperborea – didn’t mind it at all, but wore out quickly, sold.
    Five Tribes – meh, precisely.
    Quartermaster General – really, really liked this. Reminded me of Blue Moon – deck knowledge, and playing chicken.
    Roll For the Galaxy – never cared for Race, but liked this for 10 plays, sold.
    Voyages of Marco Polo – six plays, really like it.

    Haven’t played the others. Quartermaster General or Marco Polo for me.

    Some really strong games in the two player category. Would mind if any of BBH2045, Patchwork or WSdV won. Haven’t played the other two.

    Doug Adams (@dougadamsau)

    August 16, 2015 at 9:01 pm

  3. I’d expect that quite a few Tao of Gaming readers are fans of La Granja. It’s a very meaty game with lots of options and pretty good theming.


    August 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    • Theme? Bah. The entire time I played I was thinking “If only they’d made this about growing weed and called it “Ganja.”


      August 20, 2015 at 8:35 pm

  4. The two-Player-Games are a strong bunch, anyone can win here.
    Im rooting for my own game of course 😉

    peer sylvester

    August 21, 2015 at 11:19 am

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