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So tell us about which games you like or dislike. Why did you love it?  Or swear you will never play it again? Was the game worth its cost? Should other players avoid or give it a try?

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Reflection on The 7th Continent

The 7th Continent was one of my most anticipated games for this year. So far my sister and I have played two curses.

  • The Voracious Goddess--12 hours
  • Offering to the Guardians~9 hours

We have two more curses left in the base game to attempt. Then the rest, including all the extra mini expansions will come in the 2nd wave which has been pushed back to next June. Wow, that is a whole year to wait for more content.  At least we have plenty of time to finish the final two curses before the rest arrives.

So far we both  have enjoyed the game. While the game is fun and innovative, sometimes it can become repetitive when you have to keep traveling over the same areas for a particular quest.  Is it worth the expensive price for the game? For me, the answer is yes. Even after 21 hours of play, I know there is still much I have not seen. The game is not for everyone. It is full of surprises and puzzles, offering at times deep tension. Other times you may let your guard down, thinking it is getting mundane, then suddenly without warning you are near losing the entire game after spending hours trekking through the wilderness. Twists can happen quickly, but it can be long moments between those surprises. 

I do recommend taking extended breaks between attempting new curses. After we beat the Voracious Goddess we waited over a month before attempting the next one. Each time, we sat down giving ourselves an entire day devoted to the game. And that was still not enough time to finish either curse. Both times we had finally saved the game and come back later. Fortunately saving is easy. Winning is a lot harder. 

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The Grimm Forest.  I've played it twice now.  It is insanely cute.  I can't speak for the younger crowd, but I was read The Brothers Grimm stories by my oldest sister and my mom when I was a little girl.  So just from a feel good memories angle, there's definitely that appeal.  Here's why I love this game:

  • It doesn't take hours and hours to play.
  • The artwork on the cards is outstanding.  Grown men going "Awwwww.  This is the cutest backstabbing card ever." 
  • There are fun miniatures that you can paint.
  • There is a lot of guessing involved, and a fable card mechanic that can disrupt the best of guesses.  You have 3-4 places to put your little pig (depending on the number of people playing).  If you are alone, you get all the goodies.  If you're not alone, you have to share.  What goodies do you need?  Other's need?  Which location is the most likely to get nuked by a fable card?
  • You all may choose to play a fable card, but it's initially face down so the other players only know that you are playing one.  This is done BEFORE you select a location to go to.  Is the fable card going to help you or hurt a location or help a location?  Does it just randomize everything?  (e.g. Anyone in the forest location must take their pig back and randomly select a location again.)
  • Special friends - each person can draw a special friend when they complete certain things.  Some special friends are awesome good, awesome wicked to others, and some are just ok, but the important part is you can only have one friend at a time.  When you pick a friend you can keep it for yourself or give them to an opponent.  So if you get a awesome friend, use them quickly and as frequently as you can because someone else will undoubtedly give you a meh friend to replace them as soon as they can.

There is a lot of socialization going on when you play as opposed to everyone sitting in silence while they plot or figure out what to do.  Phrases like "Uh oh", "I hate you so much right now" or "Good bye Rapunzel.  I'll miss you." can be heard.  Barb approved with 2 thumbs up.

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9 hours ago, RomyCat said:

522999494_7thContinent.thumb.jpg.b375e07862f068e60718843cdf14d88d.jpg

 

Reflection on The 7th Continent

The 7th Continent was one of my most anticipated games for this year. So far my sister and I have played two curses.

  • The Voracious Goddess--12 hours
  • Offering to the Guardians~9 hours

We have two more curses left in the base game to attempt. Then the rest, including all the extra mini expansions will come in the 2nd wave which has been pushed back to next June. Wow, that is a whole year to wait for more content.  At least we have plenty of time to finish the final two curses before the rest arrives.

So far we both  have enjoyed the game. While the game is fun and innovative, sometimes it can become repetitive when you have to keep traveling over the same areas for a particular quest.  Is it worth the expensive price for the game? For me, the answer is yes. Even after 21 hours of play, I know there is still much I have not seen. The game is not for everyone. It is full of surprises and puzzles, offering at times deep tension. Other times you may let your guard down, thinking it is getting mundane, then suddenly without warning you are near losing the entire game after spending hours trekking through the wilderness. Twists can happen quickly, but it can be long moments between those surprises. 

I do recommend talking extended breaks between attempting new curses. After we beat the Voracious Goddess we waited over a month before attempting the next one. Each time, we sat down giving ourselves an entire day devoted to the game. And that was still not enough time to finish either curse. Both times we had finally save the game and come back later. Fortunately saving is easy. Winning is a lot harder. 

I can’t wait to get this game.  Sadly I was a wave 2 only backer.  

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2 hours ago, tgpumpkin said:

I can’t wait to get this game.  Sadly I was a wave 2 only backer.  

Me too, but since I have around 4 new games I've not played at all yet, I'm actually the opposite of sad for the delay.

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9 hours ago, Barb Bliss said:

Me too, but since I have around 4 new games I've not played at all yet, I'm actually the opposite of sad for the delay.

It probably is for the best for me as well.  Im behind as it is.....still it taunts me to see how highly reviewed it is :)  

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On 6/11/2018 at 7:35 AM, tgpumpkin said:

I can’t wait to get this game.  Sadly I was a wave 2 only backer.  

I have learned from playing through two curses that the Action Deck gets shuffled a LOT. I don't normally buy sleeves for cards, but now I wished I had picked up the $10 option for 200 sleeves for the Action Deck only. When they reopen the Pledge Manger in July,  I will see if I can do an add-on just for the basic sleeves.

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7 hours ago, RomyCat said:

I have learned from playing through two curses that the Action Deck gets shuffled a LOT. I don't normally buy sleeves for cards, but now I wished I had picked up the $10 option for 200 sleeves for the Action Deck only. When they reopen the Pledge Manger in July,  I will see if I can do an add-on just for the basic sleeves.

I pledged the paladin sleeves project just for this game.

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