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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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