There’s a couple of repeats in this bundle that I’ve described in previous posts so I’m just going to link the posts in the footnotes for those entries unless I have something new to say about them.
Ticket to Ride: First Journey
This is the simplified children’s version of the proper game, it doesn’t have online multiplayer. I really do not understand why they keep putting this game into these bundles.
Gloom: Digital Edition
Middling rated card game with a mixed steam review score. I think the steam score is primarily because there isn’t a living multiplayer community for it, this is a common curse for digital board games. Since I’m trying to create my own little boardgaming community here it’s something I tend to not take into account. There does appear to be a few quality of life failings to the game, like long drawn out animations that causes the game to move at a crawling pace but also with far too fast turn timers that might make learning the game and playing it tough.
Highly rated card game where you try to create and deliver love letters while also needing to discredit, and otherwise attempt to prevent your rival suitors from doing the same. The digital version appears to be faithful to the physical game and runs well as far as I can tell, for 2-4 players. I’d recommend getting tier 1 for this game alone.
Very good price for this game, if it is something you believe you might enjoy. Do read my previous comments on it first though.
Turns out this game is only local multiplayer so that kind of sucks.
I want you to buy this game.
Deck building game that seems to be quite good, but there are a few worrying things going on under the Mostly Positive rating. ONE review suggests that the multiplayer is nonfunctional due to account registration servers being down. The forums are also full of people complaining about a host of quality of life and basic PC port options the game appears to lack. Hard to tell if there’s a real problem here or not though. The physical card game is pretty well rated though and deck building games can be a fair bit of fun. Ever so slightly tempted to get BTA tier for this and the DLCs for the other games I already have.
The best tabletop game @onloose has ever played, I kind of want the DLCs myself.
I’ve gone back and forth on this one a couple of times this morning. The game is pretty highly rated but it appears to have a few critical flaws. This is a tactical planning efficiency game where you construct a plan and then have to execute it better than your opponents execute theirs. Player interaction seems to not set you back too harshly which can be a good thing but also might just make it so bothering to fight each other seems pointless. The worst part that I’ve read about it to me is that it seems there’s not much room for creativity and personal flair, your strategy will be mostly decided by the first few cards drawn and straying from that path is fruitless. Still seems like it could be a good game for a long time as combinations of cards and factions are numerous. Not sure if it warrants the $12 tier however, if enough of us do buy it and want to play then it might.
wtf is this one doing up here?
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