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Optimal Tapestry Play

Tapestry is a new board game by Stonemaier. It is a civilization-building game that involves exploration, scientific research, technology advancement, and military conquest. I wrote about it recently and in this post, I’m going to explore (no pun intended) some ideas about optimal gameplay. Tapestry has four advancement…

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Factory: A Worker Placement Game

After playing Euphoria recently, and after reading a blog post about worker placement games, I decided to see how quickly could come up with a worker placement game and create a first draft. I was able to come up with a unique mechanic (to me) as well as…

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Tapestry

Tapestry: noun. used in reference to an intricate or complex combination of things or sequence of events. Tapestry is a board game published by Stonemaier. It is a promoted as a civilization game but it is more of a civilization themed game. This is not my observation but…

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Best Game of Pipeline Ever

About a week ago, I played my worst game of Pipeline. I posted about it. The night before last, I played my best game ever. I’m not sure what external forces might have made the difference other than this recent game being a 1-on-1 game in my own…

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Worst Game of Pipeline Ever

Last night, I played my worst game of Pipeline. I had a good thing going with a machine to run three pipes and multiple contracts for low-grade oil. That got me some income early but I never managed to leverage that into something better. Pipeline is a board…

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Board Games with Pay to Win Mechanism

Champions of Midguard I played Champions of Midgard yesterday. It was the first time I played it and I did fairly well for most of the game. I had the point lead, including all stated points on cards, etc., for much of the game. I came in third,…

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Computers & Programming, Games

Tabletop Score Calculator

I hope no one ever thinks that the Tabletop Score Calculator is just a physical calculator that is too big to stick in your pocket! The Tabletop Score Calculator is an iOS app I’m working on that will have virtual score sheets for various tabletop games. After another…

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Wingspan Gameplay Review

Wingspan is a tableau building card game that, like most games of this type, is classified as a board game. The bird-watching theme and attractive packaging led me to get a copy and play it for the first time recently. I enjoyed the game and will play it…

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