Barrage by Tommaso Battista & Simone Luciani
So power, much heavy 💦
This is an optimization game and it’s very hard.
This is what you have to do essentially:
Build in the right place to collect water, use that water to fulfill energy contracts, move on the energy track to fulfil end of round scoring.
But with only 12 workers and very small amount of Excavators and Cement Mixers.. it’s so tough to build and your resources do not come back fast enough.
Even with careful planning of workers for the next 3 steps ahead POOF someone took your action 🤯
But every cause has an effect , I can still find ways to benefit me.. all I have to do is catch the water in the right place for myself and see where the pipe goes and give it to me! Oh this game is so fun! It’s like catching someone’s waste water and turning it to energy 😂
You can definitely see the influences by Simone Luciani in the game, Energy Contracts (like Marco Polo) and the Energy Track (like Lorenzo’s Faith track)
Like in Terra Mystica, every round there is a certain building type to score at the end . Then you have to move your track far enough to reach it so you don’t get penalised.
AND THEN YOU HAVE ASSYMETRICAL POWERS!
That definitely changes how you’d play. We really didn’t play to our character’s strengths and we missed out and misunderstood icons. But I think once you fully understand how it plays, you’re going to have a very competitive dam building game. I lost badly but I still had a satisfying game of being able to harness my water and fulfilling some contracts... NEXT TIME I’LL BE A MACHINE!
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tonight we played Century Golem Edition Eastern Mountains. I really love the original game for it's simplicity so the extra rules in this one definitely slow it down a little bit. It's hard to compare the two games because they're so different but if I had to pick a favorite I'd go with the original. We haven't tried the combo game yet so I'm eager to see how that one compares to the standalone games.
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Axis & Allies & Zombies, an undead take on the classic WW2 game. Had the good (mis)fortune to be thrust into the zombie apocalypse with a couple of friends over the weekend.
The third faction, representing the ghouls of the world, certainly makes things interesting. Anytime infantry dies, zombies spawn. Makes the go-to stratagem for the USSR (building up a wall of men) a dangerous proposition.
And at any time, zombies can pop up where you least expect it, like in your own seat of power! Only the seas are safe, as the undead have no naval capability, for now...
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A massive shipment of Ridley's party games turned up today!
FINALLY got this to the table! Thank you @thegametable
for the nudge :D it was so good! We didn't get to finish, but we will be pulling it out asap. Between all the responsibilities August sneaks on us, I've been a busy bee trying to play catch-up through September. I can't believe I had this lovely game unopened on a shelf for almost 8 years! #boardgames #familytime #castlesofburgundy #shelfofshame