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9 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

I spent @RomyCat's money!

Yep, I shall blame you for the Isle of Cats.  So cute. How could I not get it  :D

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1 hour ago, WxCougar said:

We are also in for Isle of Cats. Too cute.

Woo Hoo!  I've now spent about 8 people's money so far.

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I just recently ordered Star Wars: Outer Rim. It should deliver this week. 

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1 minute ago, Adam said:

I just recently ordered Star Wars: Outer Rim. It should deliver this week. 

I've never played any star wars games.  I assume you've played others???  How'd you like them?

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1 minute ago, Barb Bliss said:

I've never played any star wars games.  I assume you've played others???  How'd you like them?

I've actually not played any of the other Star Wars IP games, the entry price point combined with the mixed reviews for solo play has always kept me from pulling the trigger. But this one comes with a 1 player option in the box, and it's about $30 cheaper than the others, so I figured this was a good time to give a Star Wars game a try.

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12 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Woo Hoo!  I've now spent about 8 people's money so far.

Saving my money for Dinogenics tomorrow. :) 

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1 minute ago, Serge Darveau said:

Saving my money for Dinogenics tomorrow. :) 

Uh oh!  I need that expansion.

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1 hour ago, Serge Darveau said:

Saving my money for Dinogenics tomorrow. :) 

My budget is already blown.  No fair.  😢

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Oohohoh! I don't know if this counts as a new game, BUT.

Yesterday was my fiance's 30th birthday and one of his gifts was Clans of Caledonia! So we immediately broke that out and did a game just the two of us. After just one play, this might be my new favorite euro.

For each round, you go back and forth for every player until EVERYONE eventually passes. So you have endless actions/turns within a round, even if everyone else has passed. You can keep going until you pass, then things will continue. Usually you get to a point where you can't take any more actions because you're out of money, but I like being able to exhaust all of my options and build things up to the max before moving on. I get real sad with a lot of other euros because I don't get to quite do everything I wanted to do!

Then at the end of the game scoring, my real jam here is that you aren't forced/rewarded for diversifying. You can specialize and do just as well. None of the extra bonus points are about having variety (cough cough Agricola). I really like being The Sheep Guy or whatever. In this game, I got the clan that specializes in aging whiskey, so that was awesome. And on that, you aren't just collecting sheep or cows... They produce wool or milk, and then you can make the milk into cheese, etc. You aren't just collecting grain, you're turning it into bread or whiskey, etc. I love that way more than just "haha I had 4 sheep and 4 cows and you only had 7 cows and 0 sheep so I get more points". Yanno???

Highly recommend if you guys don't already have it, lol. I don't know how old it is - I know it's in BGG's top 100 at the moment and has been.

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Just now, Zoe said:

Oohohoh! I don't know if this counts as a new game, BUT.

Yesterday was my fiance's 30th birthday and one of his gifts was Clans of Caledonia! So we immediately broke that out and did a game just the two of us. After just one play, this might be my new favorite euro.

For each round, you go back and forth for every player until EVERYONE eventually passes. So you have endless actions/turns within a round, even if everyone else has passed. You can keep going until you pass, then things will continue. Usually you get to a point where you can't take any more actions because you're out of money, but I like being able to exhaust all of my options and build things up to the max before moving on. I get real sad with a lot of other euros because I don't get to quite do everything I wanted to do!

Then at the end of the game scoring, my real jam here is that you aren't forced/rewarded for diversifying. You can specialize and do just as well. None of the extra bonus points are about having variety (cough cough Agricola). I really like being The Sheep Guy or whatever. In this game, I got the clan that specializes in aging whiskey, so that was awesome. And on that, you aren't just collecting sheep or cows... They produce wool or milk, and then you can make the milk into cheese, etc. You aren't just collecting grain, you're turning it into bread or whiskey, etc. I love that way more than just "haha I had 4 sheep and 4 cows and you only had 7 cows and 0 sheep so I get more points". Yanno???

Highly recommend if you guys don't already have it, lol. I don't know how old it is - I know it's in BGG's top 100 at the moment and has been.

I actually have eyed this game and it’s on my list to want to play.  I think it came out just a couple years ago.  I’m glad it’s got you excited :) 

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1 minute ago, tgpumpkin said:

I actually have eyed this game and it’s on my list to want to play.  I think it came out just a couple years ago.  I’m glad it’s got you excited :) 

Please get it!!!! It's so good and it's SO CUTE. I'm obsessed with the components. Lots of little cuties!!!

It seems like it would be more complex, too, but it ended up being more straight forward than I expected. Maybe because each clan can specialize on its own thing, so you aren't too overwhelmed.

There's also a bit of a stock market angle in a couple ways, which is super cool. Don't see that often and I loved it.

Playing it just the two of us, though, I think we could see how playing it with 3-4 could make it almost a different game. I'm excited to play it with some others at some point and see what it's like.

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3 hours ago, Zoe said:

Oohohoh! I don't know if this counts as a new game, BUT.

Yesterday was my fiance's 30th birthday and one of his gifts was Clans of Caledonia! So we immediately broke that out and did a game just the two of us. After just one play, this might be my new favorite euro.

For each round, you go back and forth for every player until EVERYONE eventually passes. So you have endless actions/turns within a round, even if everyone else has passed. You can keep going until you pass, then things will continue. Usually you get to a point where you can't take any more actions because you're out of money, but I like being able to exhaust all of my options and build things up to the max before moving on. I get real sad with a lot of other euros because I don't get to quite do everything I wanted to do!

Then at the end of the game scoring, my real jam here is that you aren't forced/rewarded for diversifying. You can specialize and do just as well. None of the extra bonus points are about having variety (cough cough Agricola). I really like being The Sheep Guy or whatever. In this game, I got the clan that specializes in aging whiskey, so that was awesome. And on that, you aren't just collecting sheep or cows... They produce wool or milk, and then you can make the milk into cheese, etc. You aren't just collecting grain, you're turning it into bread or whiskey, etc. I love that way more than just "haha I had 4 sheep and 4 cows and you only had 7 cows and 0 sheep so I get more points". Yanno???

Highly recommend if you guys don't already have it, lol. I don't know how old it is - I know it's in BGG's top 100 at the moment and has been.

I have Clans of Caledonia and during my first play considered it an instant classic Euro. Great game. Most likely I will put it on the 10x10 Challenge next year. Its many components are awesome. My one complaint is there is no option to sweep the market and get new orders. Neither my sister or I like to take orders where you kill an animal for meat, so we kept avoiding those. But when almost all of them are meat orders, we become very stuck. So we finally homeruled that if you pay money, then you can sweep the market. Some other games have that rule such as Monarch. I thing we settled on the price of 3 gold per sweep. 

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32 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

Etherfields was originally going to be a mini collection for painters.  @RomyCat and @WxCougar, you're going to like some of the details...

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Hoooolllyy....???

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2 minutes ago, WxCougar said:

Wow that is detailed...

I like how he said he kept adding things until I couldn't tell anymore that something had been added.

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