Game Reviews

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ok so I compiled a list of the games we currently have. And boy, do we have a lot! We will be getting rid of some of them, as we have discovered they are not that great, but i was surprised to find out how many we had with high ratings at BoardGameGeek.com.
We dont get to play that often but I do intend on giving a run down of the game when we do. Until then, here are the games we have, in their current “geek rated” order:

2. Puerto Rico
4. Through the Ages
7. Dominion: Intrigue
8. Dominion
15. War of the Ring
26. Pandemic
27. Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
38. Go
53. Arkham Horror
54. Settlers of Catan
74. Carcassonne
88. San Juan
124. RoboRally
127. Heroscape
149. Vegas Showdown
236. Chess
284. Samurai Swords
327. Betrayal at House on the Hill
408. Poker
480. Hero Quest
501. Ogre
741. Pente
1104. Age of Mythology
1987. Munchkin
2351. Cranium: Turbo Edition
2425. Mancala
2557. Dragon Strike
3777. Sid Meier’s Civilization
4835. Last Word
4962. Clue
4978. Willow
5818. Monopoly: Lord of the Ring
5999. Triopoly
6445. Vampire Hunter
6473. Dread Pirate
6480. Would You Rather?
6566. Chinese Checkers
6630. Checkers
6677. Snakes and Ladders

And we also had a few unrated games:

Dominion: Seaside
Noble Celts
Dragons of Fury
Showdown in the Badlands
Uno: Nintendo

And then there are also games that I didnt find in my initial search, Im sure.

Recently, Boy gave our sis-in-law Agricola for Christmas so we have only played it once. It is rated number 3 though, and was fun once we got the hang of it. I *hate* that first part of learning new games (thankfully, Boy will read the entire instruction booklet prior to playing). This is due to the fact that i am impatient so its primarily for the wait time between my turns. And then of course, it usually takes two or three times to work through all the rules. But I have learned to not hate games right off when they seem so complicated. So as far as our first experience with Agricola, I would love to play again. The rules make sense and began to stick by the end. There are also so many different directions you could go to compete and change it up each time. Do you farm? Do you raise animals? Do you build a mansion? Do you do a little bit of everything? And there are cards that can change things up quite a bit too. Plus, there are rules to play the Family Version, which simplifies it so that kids can play too. How cool is that?

Quick stats for AGRICOLA:

1-5 players
Age 12 and up
120 minutes play time
Rated 8.26 out of 10 stars

Blurry low light iphone photo:

boardgame_agricola

So, speaking of games, what is your favorite?

 

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3 Comments

  1. Aberdonian

    We got Agricola with my bf but haven’t played it yet as the instruction booklet is so dense! I hate that part of learning a game too. We mostly play 2 people game and my favourites are Babel and Carcassonne: the Castle.

    Reply
    • Crafty CaLynn

      Aye, the booklet is thick! I believe it is worth it though, but the first game will have a big learning curve. I have not checked out babel or the castle, so I will have to look into those:)

      Reply
  2. Semie

    This game looks to difficult for me. My atention span is limited : – )

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