I am seriously addicted to this game. I have all the expansions and play just about any chance I get. Anyone else?
My friend who is the mad fan would love that! Only I wonder if there is an iPhone version as she doesn't have an iPad (yet). If there is an iPad version there must be an iPhone version too right?arshield said:I did pick up the ipad version, but I haven't played it yet.
I've played that one a few time: a friend of mine is a big-time game collector, and has that and another one based on the same system/format, but the name of which I don't recall. Though not German, another tile-based map-building game I've always liked is the "1830" railroad game.Alain Gomez said:Has anyone ever tried any other games from German companies? I tried Dominion which is card game of sorts. Didn't much care for it. I also tried Carcasonne (sp?). That one is really fun and good for two players.
This might be the only time I've seen Carcassonne compared to 1830. Yes, each game has tiles, but...yow.NogDog said:I've played that one a few time: a friend of mine is a big-time game collector, and has that and another one based on the same system/format, but the name of which I don't recall. Though not German, another tile-based map-building game I've always liked is the "1830" railroad game.
Great. The small amount of money I have leftover from taxes will now be spent. Cool site!ProfCrash said:There is a website, board game geeks, that has very nice description of various games and makes recommendations for folks based on age and the types of things they enjoy doing. I have 50 or so games and love when we get to play them. My brother has 300 or so and my cousin has 500 or more. There are many out there and some of the best are not found in stores in the US but can be ordered online.
I'm going to reveal my true geek here....Basilius said:Back to the original point... Settlers of Catan is a fantastic game. We own nearly every expansion and variant on that theme. Others along the same level of complexity and replayability are Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride (both previously mentioned), Zooloretto, Pandemic, and Acquire. Dominion is also good, but there can be a bit of "huh?" before you get how to make it work. (Assuming the player has never played any game where you customize decks of cards.)
I haven't tried Dominion, but I used to play Magic and Vampire: The Eternal Struggle. Vampire was great, I had a Ventrue/Toreador political/bloat deck. Nice balanced game with a lot of depth and nuance to it, fast-paced, constant hard choices to make, opportunities for deals and alliances and bluffing, and the 'prey' system was genius. Nobody wanted to sit to my leftAlain Gomez said:I'm going to reveal my true geek here....
I found Dominion to be dull compared to Magic: The Gathering. You're limited by whatever cards are in the box and there are too many steps for each turn for a card game, imho. The Star Wars Customizable Card Game had similar issues rule-wise.