Board Game: Le Havre
[Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:43]
Push Cubes. Blow Stuff Up.
N/A Patchwork x8
9 Dead Man's Draw x8
7 Small City x2
9 Concordia x2
N/A Yahtzee x6
9 Roll for the Galaxy x2
10 Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
N/A Hauling Astronauts x2 NEW!
N/A Le Havre x2 NEW!
N/A Nations: The Dice Game NEW!
N/A Town Center (4th edition) x3 NEW!
10 Merchants & Marauders x2
9 Ascension: Deckbuilding Game x2
9 Tigris & Euphrates
I'm in San Francisco with Anastasia since yesterday through Saturday. I'll probably not be very active.
Highlights include introducing my father-in-law to Merchants & Marauders. He freaking loved it. He demanded we play another game after he won the first. Anastasia crushed is the second game. My father-in-law broke out his 23-year Ron Zacapa rum for the second game--amazing. I lost both games before almost winning the next turn. I lost the first when my father-in-law's mega galleon sank my sloop-almost-frigate and then stashed fifty gold in port. A French frigate sank my frigate the second game, gutting my progress.
We also finished Pandemic Legacy--holy crap. So awesome. All hype is true. We almost lost in December... that would have been five straight losses. We scored in the middle of the spectrum at the end of the campaign. We can't wait for Season 2.
I got to play Roll for the Galaxy twice with my friend's copy of Ambition. So awesome. I could play this game nonstop all day. The added tiles, leader and entrepreneur dice, and goals were seamlessly added. The game, great as it is already, was very much improved. If I owned the expansion myself, I'd probably rank RftG a 10/10.
Hauling Astronauts is a great PnP dice game! Like the log lost child of Knizia. Highly recommended for quick, mathy goodness.
I played Concordia using boiteajeux for the first time. Now I like these online gaming sites. Cool.
Le Havre is awesome, and the solo mode for Town Center and Nations: The Dice Game (also both on boiteajeux) were fun!
I'm trading Small City for Panamax, FUSE, and Arboretum via Heavy Cardboard. My analysis/rating is copypasta here:
Heavy, beautiful city-building game. THIS is the closest thing to the delicious, evolving bureaucracy of something akin to Sim City: The Board Game.
However, it fell a bit flat for my wife and I. Ultimately I think it's a flawed masterpiece. The core of the game is brilliant, and the intuitive organic expansion of your city is riveting. However, there is too much exceptional rules minutia for our taste. I'd say we could muscle through it, but in the end, there are too many fabulous and streamlined games to rate this higher then them. It's a tough call--seriously. This game is truly excellent, but riddled with lots of little things which keep me from rating it higher.