Taking a look at Lagoon from 3hares Games. Visit their Kickstarter here:
This is a fabulous 2-3 person tile game. It does feel a little like an abstract strategy game, though David has taken care to weave his theme into every aspect of play.
I have personally backed this game and hope that you will do the same. It is as polished and political as one could ask for a game from a small publisher.
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A look into Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia
This is 2-6 player game that plays in around 60 minutes.
My thoughts on the game begin at minute 24… and my tangents go a little undone. whoops!!
I found the bits in the box to be superb! Beautifully done. The strategy is not deep, but the politics and faction-play keeps the game exciting.
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Legacy is a 1-4 person card game from Portal Games.
In the video I detail the basic gameplay– giving overall scores of 6.5-7/10
For neat background info visit the designer diary at http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/23538/designer-diary-legacy-the-testament-of-duke-de-cre
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Ginkgopolis is a 1-5 player game from Z-man Games. I love it!
Skip ahead to minute 20 to skip the rules overview. Play from the beginning to… not skip the rules overview.
Overall I’m delivering a 7.5/10!! Loves it!
Components are top notch. Nice-feeling cards, lots of wooden bits, not-useless(almost) player screens.
The gameplay is rather simple, but the rulebook is tangential and hard to decipher.
Playtime is short due to simultaneous action selection.
Bora Bora is a Stefan Feld game for 2-4 players. It plays around 1.5-2 hours.
Overall I would give it a healthy 8 out of 10.
The first 2 minutes is introduction. Then a game explanation. Opinons and wrap-up at 28:22.
In components and aesthetics, the island theme is lovely and bright. The colors are rich and vibrant.
Gameplay is fiddly and wonderful. Resetting the board each round will put off the newer gamer. For those of us looking for an intriguing challenge, this game has it. It has many paths to victory, all of which seem viable. You really need to react to the gamestate as it appears.
The improvement I could most see for it? Drafting the task tiles before the game is set. This will allow players to shape their strategy from the first turn onward.
I’ve been mildly obsessed with the new card game, Spyrium!!
Overall we’re giving it a 7/10.
The components are fine, if nothing special.
The gameplay is interactive, well-timed and DIFFERENT.
The biggest two downsides we’ve found have been in the fiddly-ness of all the bits for those who are not careful where they’re placing things, and the ho-hum theme
I got the chance to play Krosmaster Arena a month or so ago, AND NOW I CAN’T STOP!!
Overall I give Krosmaster a 7.5/10
The components are fan-fucking-tastic. Beautiful, 3d, lots of details.
The gameplay is a little wacky. It uses a lot of dice. A lot. There are plenty of ways around them though.
Watch a video or two before diving in as the rulebook(as almost all do) leaves much to be desired.
The video should be a decent walk-through with opinions after the 13-minute mark.