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Oct
7
comment Best game for two couples, median age 20?
For what it's worth, it always takes us more than 2 hours to play a 2 player game of Agricola... Your mileage may vary.
Feb
7
comment How To Mitigate The Random Factor In Agricola?
If your opponent is taking all the wood, the 'cost' (so to speak) becomes infinite, since you can't afford to do the preparations (without cheating). I would think that the situation where your opponent is taking all the wood and you're taking all the reed would be better for them, since there is more you can do with a big stack of wood than a big stack of reed, but as you said, that's the question: Is the value of preventing your opponent from getting FG worth the turns spent not doing something more useful than a bunch of reed.
Feb
7
comment How To Mitigate The Random Factor In Agricola?
@thesunneversets: I'm not at all saying that I could do well with only 2 people. And you probably would beat me - I've only played 4 times. I edited more details into my answer, clarifying absolute vs marginal value...
Feb
7
comment How To Mitigate The Random Factor In Agricola?
@thesunneversets Absolutely: the 3VPs are huge. But you get the same victory points whether you do it now or later. Since your question was regarding the value of making sure to do it earlier (vs later), the VPs aren't part of the now vs later choice.
Feb
6
comment How To Mitigate The Random Factor In Agricola?
@thesunneversets: Yes, 1 more turn can easily net 2 more food. But, that is NOT the entire cost. There is also the opportunity cost - IE what else could you do if you weren't doing that. (which that agriconomics essay mentions). At poster: +1 for that agriconomics link! That's a fantastic article.
Feb
4
comment What are the rules for playing with this unusual Mancala board?
That's it! My board is just like the hinged one on the wikipedia page. Thanks :)
Jan
9
comment Name and official (?) rules for this cards game I half remembered
I have played this game under the name 'scum'.
Mar
15
comment What are great gamer games that are still great for uncompetitive groups.
This game is a lot of fun!
Feb
14
comment Water damage on cardboard pieces
+1 Neat trick: I'll have to remember that one
Feb
14
comment Water damage on cardboard pieces
Bummer! Sadly, I don't have any advice. Good luck!
Feb
4
comment Which boardgames need expansion sets before they work properly?
+1. I agree. FWIW, it's somewhat straight forward to build yourself the Advanced Civilization with creativity, since it usually costs > $150 when you can find it to buy it
Jan
26
comment How can I make Shadows Over Camelot play better with 3 or 4 players?
Hand limits? I wasn't aware that there were supposed to be hand limits...
Jan
26
comment Fluxx - What counts as a 'play'?
@Neal: yes, cards played do count as cards played.
Jan
25
comment Fluxx - When should I carry out actions / use keepers?
@Jon: I've only played Zombie fluxx once, so I'm a little unsure of exact details. However, I'm not sure what you mean by "after playing, 4 cards I've just drawn". Drawing comes before playing.
Jan
19
comment Good travel games for two players, especially for playing on trains?
Another thing to make Cribbage even more portable is instead of keeping score on a board, keep score on two stop watches. 1 point = 1 second. First person to 2:01 wins.
Jan
3
comment How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
+1 I haven't actually tried to teach Adv Civ that way. I'll try it that way next time
Dec
15
comment Games that can be played with just normal playing cards that are engrossing enough for a hardcore gamer
+1 While I don't think this is the sort of engrossing the OP had in mind, I whole-heartedly support this game: It's a lot of fun. NOTE: do NOT play with your good deck of cards, as cards can be damaged
Dec
15
comment Games that can be played with just normal playing cards that are engrossing enough for a hardcore gamer
@michael: People don't ignore it: it's part of the game. You don't look down on people for trying to trade resources in Catan. Yes, it's a different way of doing things than most other card games. But it allows you to do strategies that aren't possible in those games.
Dec
14
comment Games that play well with a wide range of different numbers of players
@kristo: In my group, having your head explode is considered a loss...
Dec
14
comment What are good games to play during a one-hour lunch break?
We would play this every day during lunch while I was in High School