Saturday, June 24, 2006

Food For thought....

I think we see some of this in our group too...

For example, if it hadn't been for all the playtesting and analysis I put into Crusader Rex, I wouldn't have discovered all the nuances and strategies in the game....and I'm sure there are more.

6 Comments:

At 9:54 AM, June 24, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I wholehearted concur. There are a lot of games we've only played once that I would love to try more times. Knizia games in particular seem to get better the more I play them.

In keeping with this theme, I'll bring Descent on July 3rd. This gem deserves some more love, and I have a great scenario picked out.

 
At 7:23 PM, June 24, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Yeah, this is something I think about. The deluge of new games makes it hard to really appreciate any of them. It's part of why I'm trying to restrict my new purchases.

But this is a good problem to have, IMHO. We're living in a golden age of gaming.

While it's hard to find the nuances of good games, there's never a need to play games you don't enjoy. There's plenty of others to try, and you probably will enjoy one of them.

 
At 10:22 AM, June 25, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I feel lucky for what you just stated Ted. I jumped in the gaming bandwagon in 2004. Since then it's only been hit after hit after hit that comes out. A golden age indeed.

Wargames seem to be enjoying one too, thanks mainly to the euro golden age IMHO.

 
At 12:04 PM, June 25, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Rob: "Wargames seem to be enjoying one too, thanks mainly to the euro golden age IMHO."

I would second your analysis. Afterall, where did most of us start out and what do we play now?

Indeed.

 
At 1:05 PM, June 25, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

can i get a hurrah...

 
At 4:05 PM, June 25, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I started out with wargames, though I can't definitively say I prefer them the best. I think my favorites are the war/euro hybrids (e.g., Memoir, War of the Ring, TI:3, etc.).

Hurrah!

 

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