Playing ALL BGA Games. The RicardoRix - Ivardo Project.

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Re: Playing ALL BGA Games. The RicardoRix - Ivardo Project.

Postby RicardoRix » 09 August 2018, 16:59

Romshuad wrote:Just found your post. What a fun idea! I am a newer gamer so trying to learn many new games and mechanics. Completely understand wanting to try them ALL. Love the first impressions comments, and I think that I will try a couple of your suggestions. Did you play guildes yet? Wondering if your opinion is similar to mine.


Yeah, it has been a cool way to make sure I learn new games, and take full advantage of BGA ;)

I have played Guildes a few times, tbh it was not the best time to release a drafting game just before the behemoth 7 wonders. However I do like guildes it's slightly different and plays real fast. I like drafting games, sushi-go is a big hit family game for me.

We need a 3rd player for Guildes, which is why we haven't started that game yet and I'm busy for the rest of the month, but after that expect an invitation from me and Ivardo ;)

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Re: Playing ALL BGA Games. The RicardoRix - Ivardo Project.

Postby RicardoRix » 09 August 2018, 17:09

Silene wrote:I think playing many different games should be reflected in prestige-system. As for now - you cannot compete with some 1-game-overloard by mastering ALL games (i.e. 1x best player = 50.000 vs. 140x strong player = 14.000). Seems unbalanced to me.


There are a few who have played a lot of different games, BGA it is certainly the best place to try! 70% is pretty good, I'm not the best at reading the rules, and BGA is great for just jumping in and giving it a shot.
Ivardo has played more than me and didn't stop until he got at-least 1 win in each game which I think is a good guide to say that you've given it a proper shot.

It would be nice perhaps to see a prestige badge or two, certainly though the single game top10 or high ranks seem to offer the lion share of prestige points. In my profile for example, 12k points (from a grand total of 30k points) from my 3rd place ranking in Dragon Line alone.

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39 - 15 : HackTrick, Kahuna, Koryo, Khronos.

Postby RicardoRix » 09 August 2018, 17:34

Khronos: Ivardo win.
I'd like to say I'm really good at time travelling, but the subtle nature of the game has eluded me thus far. Maybe Ivardo would shine some light down the time tunnel?
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769341

Kahuna: RicardoRix win.
A 2 player game, close to being an abstract game. I like this one a lot. You draw cards to enable to build bridges between islands. Plays really fast and has constant tension, some good back and forth build-up and attacks.
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769321

Koryo: RicardoRix win.
Drafting with special abilities. One of my favorite short card games. I know it has a few faults, but I like this one a lot!
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769373

HackTrick: RicardoRix win.
Logic and deduction style game with surprisingly tense and enjoyable game play for 2-players. Quite novel and worth a bash. My particular game with Ivardo was really good, one of the few games that we both really got our teeth into.
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42647739

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41 - 17 : K2, Koi-Koi, Kalah, Jaipur.

Postby RicardoRix » 10 August 2018, 10:33

K2 : Ivardo win.
A very calculated race to the top of the mountain, with a slight push your luck element. I am VERY bad at this game, both my dudes died. I need to take some serious time to get to grips with it. Ivardo on the other hand sailed up and down. Is that the Norwegian in him and the english in me coming through?
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769398

Koi-Koi : RicardoRix
You match (pretty picture) cards in your hand with cards from a shared pool in the middle. I think if that was it then it wouldn't be too bad, but then you draw a card from the top of the stack and if it matches then you get that pair too - seems like total luck to me this 2nd part and ruins the game IMO. I think we both agreed that we don't think much of the game, which is a shame because the cards look amazing. Hopefully there are better games to play with this special deck?
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769358

Kalah : Ivardo win.
I lost on my beloved Kalah! Shame and dishonour has fallen on my family. I made a mistake and lost 10 stones from a capture.
Now this is an ancient game that I really like. An abstract 2 player game, very simple with some good game variations.
You play on a symmetric board with 6 holes and counters in each hole. It's not really, but it's a bit like backgammon without the dice rolling.
There is almost perfect play calculation here which is why it's been mathematically SOLVED, and you'll likely loose to someone cleverer / more experienced than you, but even so, if you like thinking games then this provides a nice quick blast.
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769329

Jaipur : RicardoRix win.
It's quite easy to see why this game is so popular. The design is clever, simple and faultless. 2 players battle it out to gather and sell market items better than their opponent. It's not totally my cup of tea, I slightly dislike the 'try to keep track of the hidden score' element, but even so I like the game as a casual game, would play it again. One of my mum's favourites to play on BGA.
https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42734354


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