This week, server/barista, Maiya Letourneau talks about Quarto, a modern classic abstract strategy game:
“Connect four on steroids! I like this game because it’s a quick, easy to learn strategy game that keeps you on your toes. It’s a game you can play over and over again, and it’s also one of the few games that I’m able to win.”
For more information, see the links below:
Tom Vasel Reviews
Staff Pick! Each week we’ll be bringing you opinions from our illustrious staff about a game they are super excited about and a short explanation why they like it. This week, general manager, Jon-Paul Decosse talks about Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia.
“My favourite games are those that balance strategic options and chaotic elements, and few games scratch that itch better for me than Euphoria. Feel free to make a plan, but in order to win the game, some calculated risks need to be taken. The dice are a work of art, and they aren’t rolled very often, but when it happens, players are often holding their breath and hoping for the best. Give this one a try, but beware, the learning curve is a bit steep!”
Board Game Geek: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133848/euphoria-build-better-dystopia
Walk Through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASiM05U7-PU
Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF9UAeFfcBo
Where to Buy: From us in late March
DAVE (yetanotherfriggingamingblog.blogspot.ca) – “Star Realms” has me seriously tempted to sell my copy of “Dominion” to the highest bidder. This one takes the deck-building mechanic introduced in Donald X. Vaccarino’s hallowed classic and actually turns it into the thematic and tense experience.
GRAEME (twitter.com/GraemeLH) – Speaking of award winners, Istanbul is a great game that defines the Kennerspiel des Jahres category. The game may appear to have a steep learning curve, yet it is still an approachable game for anyone willing to play. The game leaves a sense of satisfaction for those that don’t often play board games and for those that are considered board game connoisseurs. Wheeling and dealing in the streets of Istanbul has never been so fun!
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