#boardgames#samurai easy-to-learn and fast-paced area control + set collection with a twist on scoring: you need at least one majority out of three sets, and should have the most number of non-majority pieces. Feels like a very simplified version of #tigrisandeuphrates, especially scoring-wise, however with themes absent and player interaction not as subtle and tense. It could be a good filler at best, but I can think of better alternatives 🤔
#boardgames#terramystica both swarmlings and fakirs did very well. in the last round, fakirs were taking 8 points per turn putting dwellings everywhere with its special ability + favor/round tiles, while swarmlings with fully upgraded ships winning the war over the largest settlement bonus against halflings. I was just a spectator at this point ⛱
#boardgames#terramystica 5p is really crowded, and in the fear of getting boxed in I might have overprotected myself too early 😅 squeezed out some juicy points from round tiles and air1 favor with all TPs on, but not getting leeches hurt me more in the long run.
#boardgames#brass#leavingmycollection only played this once 😕, though I instantly liked how the gameplay requires both strategic planning and tactical decisions. production quality is excellent, and I even liked those bland plastic coins! two main reasons to sell it away: 1. it's getting updated soon, so I can buy again easily if I wanted to. 2. currently it doesn't hit the table as often, in favor of quicker and lighter alternatives with rules that don't take half an hour to teach. this game deserves more than re-learning how irons teleport every couple of months; I want to fully explore deeper strategies this game has to offer, and that probably won't happen in a near future 😢
#boardgames#vianebula the game initially starts at one side of the map (since no one hates leeching from others 😈). suddenly everyone completes two or three buildings there and rushes on to the other side. this lone lumberjack, a little bit late to the party, will then never be returning home, forever watching the last tree in the vast land of nothingness 😂