It’s a belated February post for board games.
A Feast for Odin – Enthousiastic
Yes, it’s back! It found its way to the table 4 times in February (3 Solo, 1 two player) and i am happy it did. A Feast for Odin is such a wonderful game and it has now become my 2nd favourite Uwe Rosenberg game. During this excitement unfortunately i succumbed to temptation and purchased The Norwegians expansion. My regret of missing out on the Fields of Arle expansion played a big role in this. I felt guilty and regretted my decision as this is an expensive expansion and an unnecessary one. The base game is not missing anything. More about the expansion in the March post.
Sol: Last Days of a Star – Suggest
A board game resolution for 2019 is to continue reducing my board game collection but not by selling/giving unplayed games. That’s why i pushed to play a few new games to my groups in the hope that i would find games i would like to get rid of. Alas, Sol: Last Days of a Star is not one of them.
A game with lots of positive interaction, mechanics that make sense and are intuitive after a modest rules explanation. The game comes with beautiful and functional components. One thing that i like is that the game plays differently compared to how people expect it to. This might turn people off with some getting low scores but i have yet to see people not enjoy this game. I have only played this 3 players (plus solos) and i would like to see it with 4-5 players. Good game.
Grand Austria Hotel – Not for me/Avoid
Also played Grand Austria Hotel to which i had a very negative reaction to. One thing that i hated was they way it penalised players who did not focus on a specific track. This is something that i used to tolerate in games like Agricola but not anymore.
A couple of Shadowrift plays with 3 players for the first time. I enjoyed it but the upkeep is significant and i am usually the one doing it. Finally 2 plays of Assault on Doomrock (very good) and Spirit Island which gets played almost every month.