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I'm down for FFO... that board scares the crap out of me when I see it in pictures, but you're right, if there are tooltips everywhere, that would be much easier to learn.

I don't know FFO but I do know how to play Viticulture (though I've yet to win a game!).

If anyone is interested in learning / playing Viticulture tonight, starting in just a few add me on BGA and meet up in Discord in the Online Boardgaming channel.

I ended up teaching Carlbear95 how to play Viticulture and we played through a 2 player game.

I've gone ahead and started a turn-based 4 player game restricted to the Gamers With Jobs group on BGA

Currently 2 slots open, here's the link: https://bga.li/t/332805622

If you're not in the GWJ group on BGA let us know!

EDIT: The table has filled and the game started!

Carlbear95 wrote:

I'm down for FFO... that board scares the crap out of me when I see it in pictures, but you're right, if there are tooltips everywhere, that would be much easier to learn.

A Feast for Odin is not nearly as complex as it looks. There is a lot going on for sure but the massive action selection board isn't as intimidating at it first seems once you get a grasp on the core mechanics. I always felt similarly intimidated but after playing a couple games I've found it to be a really fascinating sandbox game; lots of paths to victory and it's all about finding your way there. I'm down for an async match!

I'd be in as well!

I just invited DG, UMOarsman, and Carlbear95 to a game of A Feast For Odin. Please post here, PM me on GWJ, or DM me on BGA if you have any questions. I can also be reached on the GWJ Discord @ Natus.

Anyone up for a game of Libertalia? Easy game to learn to play if you haven't played before.

Plus it's got a pirate theme, and who doesn't love pirates?

https://boardgamearena.com/table?tab...

Looking for 3 more players!

I'll accept the invite when I'm home to AFfO. I have no idea how to play so should probably watch a video or something... Lol.

UMOarsman wrote:

I'll accept the invite when I'm home to AFfO. I have no idea how to play so should probably watch a video or something... Lol.

Happy to walk or talk you through. And I'm no expert, just a huge fan.

Who wants to beat me at a game I really suck at but enjoy playing?

Russian Railroads

Edit: Game is full now

How about a game of Carcassonne?

3 players
Strategic Variant
River
Inns/Catherdrals
Traders & Builders

https://boardgamearena.com/table?tab...

Still 1 seat open on the Carcassonne game. No Carcassonne fans in here?

pizzaddict wrote:

Still 1 seat open on the Carcassonne game. No Carcassonne fans in here?

I mean I'll play a game! I was trying to let someone else join for once

Caverna (better Agricola). Seems like a great implementation.

https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel...

The amount of games available on BGA is near ridiculous.

Recent Alpha adds include Ark Nova, Decrypto (could this work turnbased??) and Hanamikoji .

Betas of note ? - Turncoats and Spots (if you follow Space-Biff / Dan Thurot's writing...)

Earth just was wide released...

I'm open to (poorly) learn any/many of these and play (slowly)...

I'm still not willing to give them my money for a variety of reasons but that's another discussion.

Maybe more importantly (to me?), a better implementation of Innovation (and maybe all expansions?) is available at yucata.de as is Pax Porfiriana and so many more...

Give me a shout to start up some turnbased play

Arise, thread! I've opened a 4-player game of Pax Pamir 2 with open hands on BGA. I really like the adaptation of this design. I've restricted the table to those in the BGA GWJ group, which should include everyone here.

So for those of us who just finished PP2 on BGA:

During the Cleanup phase, if there are two Dominance cards in the market, they both activate a single Dominance check and then get discarded. Most of my PP2 are crazy short.

Natus wrote:

So for those of us who just finished PP2 on BGA:

During the Cleanup phase, if there are two Dominance cards in the market, they both activate a single Dominance check and then get discarded. Most of my PP2 are crazy short.

Oh interesting, I missed that rule. Makes me wonder if we missed that when playing in person too! Again, the downside of playing on BGG... not easy to follow the state of the game. And Pax Pamir is a game where it's real important to follow the state Thanks for pointing that out!

I think I like Pax Pamir. It's a fascinating game design and mechanically I find it quite interesting but I'm not sure if I find the game "fun" yet. It'll probably take a few more plays before all the pieces click enough for me to find the process truly enjoyable. There's a lot going on and I think all the pieces work really well, it's just not a game that reveals itself without some effort.

Contrast that to Millennium Blades which I find to be a game of pure joy. I bring it up because we tabled it up again last week and it reinforced that it is one of my all-time favorites. I think it is the best marriage of theme and mechanics in any board game I've played. You are playing a game about playing a CCG and it nails that. The game has you playing in three tournaments, and for each tournament you spend a timed (7 minutes + 7 minutes + 6 minutes) phase buying "blind packs" and buying/selling from the used card market to build your deck, which you then bring into the tournament phase to play against others to see who wins. The sheer variety in the game is mind boggling and it's incredible that despite all the cards and the time limit you are able to put together a deck of 11 cards that forms a strategy. And as you get into the later rounds you are then trying to build around the abilities you saw the others players bring in their decks, and somehow both the deckbuilding and the tournament (playing "the game") are both fun. Yeah there ends up being questions around specific text on cards but you know what? That kinda fits the theme too. It's a game where I don't care how I fare, just the process of playing the game is pure fun.

I also have a friend who hates Millennium Blades for pretty much all the reasons I love it He respects the design but fails to find the fun; the timer is too much pressure and the variety is overwhelming. Certainly not a game for everyone but it fires on all cylinders for me.

Let me know if anyone is interested in Terraforming Mars on BGA. It's a great implementation and gave me a renewed appreciation for the design. You can play with drafting or without.

I'd be up for it!

Late to the party but I'm keen

Spot at a Terraforming Mars table:
https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel...

And a Beyond the Sun table:
https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel...