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I'm a big fan of digital boardgames. I like the ease of setup and being able to play them almost anywhere. I have a core set of apps that I play a lot. Unfortunately, this is to the detriment of some apps that I've bought and haven't learned how to play.

This VGG event is an excellent kick in the butt to make the effort to get them played. I don't have a prayer of getting them all played during the event week, but getting a list together is half the battle, right?

I hope to learn them and then come back here and make a comment on the app and the game itself, because some of these apps are for boardgames that I've never played before. Maybe I'll get lucky and find an app or two to add to the list of games to play online.

Also, if anyone has already played any of these (on an iPad), please feel free to give me any advice or pointers, or even just your thoughts.

Thanks!
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This one intimidates me. I bought it before I understood the meaning of a heavy euro It doesn't appear to have a tutorial, so I have a lot of reading ahead of me.
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I bought this because we were considering buying the game. But the more we read about it, the more concerned we became by the "take that" mechanic of the game. But I think we may really be missing out on something here.
 
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I bought this because I had heard that Race for the Galaxy was based off of this game, and we LOVE Race! I know that there is more going on in this game than that, but at least the app has a tutorial
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We ended up trading away our physical copy of Agricola, because we could just never get into it. Someone recommended this game as a step-up replacement, so I bought the app to check it out. This one should really be at the top of the list because I promised Sarah Reed weeks ago that I'd learn it !
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We've never played a 4X game before, so I thought I'd give one a shot. And the app was much cheaper than the physical copy! But of course it has sat on my iPad unplayed. I'm a little concerned about this one, because I've gotten a chance to read more about 4X games, and I'm not sure its the type of game for us. But I don't want to let that color my experience with the app.
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We really like this game, so it really surprises me that I haven't tried the app yet. I can't imagine not liking it. I guess its just that when we get in the mood to play Pandemic, we always pull the physical game out because we can play more than one role.
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I bought this back before Catan lost its luster for me. I like these smaller versions better, but they still don't do all that much for me. And I ended up liking Struggle better than Rivals, so that doesn't bode well for the app. But I'll give it a fair shot.
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Yeah, I don't really have any excuse for not playing this one. I haven't even run it to find out if it has a tutorial. But I dig Small World, so I think this should go over well. I just really hope it has online play!
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I'm really not sure why I own this app, because I am not a fan of the game. I play the physical game because my hubby likes it, but I always lose. That's okay, its just that I don't like the gameplay. But again, I'll give the app a fair shake.
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I really liked the physical version of this game when we first bought it, but we recently added it to the trade pile. I'm just not a fan of abstracts. So once again, I'm not sure why I bought this app. I'll give it a try, but its probably not long for my iPad.
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So I do own this app and I've tried to play it, but its a very poor port. However, I also own Kingsport Festival, which doesn't have a VGG entry, so I'm using Kingsburg's entry instead. We really dig Kingsport Festival, so this is another app I'm surprised I've haven't played. Oh how I hope it was implemented better than Kingsburg!!!!
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