Jaipur Review

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Jaipur is a fast-paced card game, a blend of tactics, risk and luck. On your turn, you can either take or sell cards. If you take cards, you have to choose between taking all the camels, taking one card from the market, or swapping 2-5 cards between the market and your cards. If you sell cards, you get to sell only one type of good, and you receive as many chips for that good as the number of cards you sold. The chips' values decrease as the game progresses, so you'd better hurry! On the other hand, you receive increasingly high rewards for selling three, four, or five cards of the same good at a time, so you'd better wait! You can't sell camels, but they're paramount for trading and they're also worth a little something at the end of the round, enough sometimes to secure the win, so you have to use them smartly. Why is Jaipur considered one of the essential card games?



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Solo Plays - Wingspan

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Well the last one went well, though the video still hasn't broken 1,000 views even which is not great, but hey, they're still requested so here's another! Wingspan is climbing up my ranks the more I play it. Yes it's far from a perfect game and doesn't deserve the insane hype it got, but it's a solid engine builder for a bigger audience. But how good is the Automna system in it? Let's crank up the difficulty and see how it can cope! Note: - unless I get a rule catastrophically wrong, don't worry about making a big deal of it as I'm just playing for enjoyment here, this is not a rules teaching video. While trying to deal with the cameras and playing a game, I MAY make mistakes, but it doesn't spoil my enjoyment! :-)





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Season 3 Episode 9 - Hands & Replacements

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Another convention out of the way! What games did I play at Handycon 6 - was there actually any new game I played that I would consider a good one?

Then a lengthy discussion about board games that have been ported into apps. Are there occasions where the app kills the physical game? Will apps get to a point where tabletop gaming becomes a thing of the past? Will social interaction win through?

00:30 - Introduction
02:40 - Handycon Games Played
29:34 - Will Apps Replace Board Games?




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Top 100 Games of All Time - 80 to 61 (2019)

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Here we go!! The Top 100 Games of all time!!! I had to record this one TWICE!! TWICE!!! Stupid microphone slider got somehow set on -10 Decibels, I don't ever use that so I must have done so by accident...............ugh!! It's taken a long time to make the list and do the statistics, but here's Part Two! The first four videos will cover 100 through to 21. After that I'll focus the next two videos on 10 games a piece. Then one aftermath episode to discuss the games that fell off the list. Today, let's talk about my 80 to 61! #top100 #dicetower #brokenmeeple #lukehector



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Raid On Takao Review

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Raid on Takao takes players back to the closing stage of Takao which were suffering the air raid from America. You will be fettered and will face difficult choices, risking losing your life in trying to fulfill your dream or just give it up. Besides, you must cooperate to survive, and complete the purpose until the war is over. Raid on Takao is a cooperative game for 2-6 players and playable in 90 minutes. Players will act a role living in Takao, where lots of U.S. B-29 bombers launched an air raid. According to the “scenario” you play, you must accomplish the main purpose in six rounds. Besides, you must cooperate to search the foods and find the shelter to survive. The fear, hunger, and bomb will break your body or mind in this game. Accomplish the purpose and persevere until the war is over. Win together or lose together! We need more co-ops I feel these days, so let's venture overseas to see if Taiwan can give us a satisfying, yet thematic title to add to the roster.



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This War Of Mine + Expansion Review

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This War Of Mine: The Board Game features a multiplayer experience for up to 6 players, as well as a solo variant. You will be able to personify one of the well-known characters from the electronic version of the game and face hundreds of new challenges and difficult choices. The boardgame significantly broadens the original game’s universe and emphasises the depth of plot, yet its main focus will be on human interactions driven by survival instinct and group decision-making. The project aims to omit the usual boardgame threshold - TWOM: The Board Game is an INSTANT PLAY game, with no need for reading the manual before starting the adventure. Experience the simulation of a struggle for survival as a group of civilians facing a blind and merciless war. In war, not everyone is a soldier. Having only dabbled in the popular PC game, does this board game represent the theme and feel faithfully or take some liberties? Can you deal with the theme long enough for it to immerse you? Let me spend some extra time on this review to tell you about This War Of Mine as well as the expansion "Tales from the Ruined City". Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page. Please subscribe to get updates on more videos! #thiswarofmine #brokenmeeple #dicetower #awakenrealms #lukehector



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Top 100 Games of All Time - 100 to 81 (2019)

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Here we go!! The Top 100 Games of all time!!!

It's taken a long time to make the list and do the statistics, but here's Part One! The first four videos will cover 100 through to 21. After that I'll focus the next two videos on 10 games a piece. Then one aftermath episode to discuss the games that fell off the list.

Tonight, let's talk about my 100 to 81!



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Frenemy Pastry Party Review

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Are you a sweet tooth who fevers cakes and coincidentally fond of scheming game? You must having this sweet and malevolent game that makes you feel so addicted. In Frenemy Pastry Party, every player takes a role in different animal which have their own preferable taste of ingredients which means every animal card has different scoring conditions. The premise sounds like good fun, but 3-6 players? I have a bad feeling about the scaling here.........



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Empires of the North Review

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Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is a new, standalone card game in the established Imperial Settlers universe, with players heading to the far north where three different factions live: Scotsmen, Inuits, and Vikings. Take on the role of leader, and make your faction into the best empire in the world!

Develop your economy, deflect your opponent, and fight for dominance in the north. Learn new mechanisms, and experience a unique style of Imperial Settlers. Will you be able to create the most successful civilization in Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North?

Can you own both this and Imperial Settlers? Does Empires of the North refine and improve on an already great system? Did Portal just blow 2019 out of the water? Check out my bumper sized review of Empires of the North!



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Solo Plays - The Pursuit of Happiness

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My solo play of The Pursuit of Happiness, one of my favourite games ever!

What weird story will I tell in the cards and what is the maddest life you've all led?


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