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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

What Have We Been Playing?

by | published Thursday, February 25, 2021

We are back with another round of our DWPeeps sharing their gameplay experiences from the previous week! So let’s step into the ring and see which games have climbed to the top rope of our gaming tables…

JON-PAUL D:

In preparation for an upcoming Little Big Thumbs YouTube video, I’ve been subjecting my gaming partners to a variety of WWE-themed games that were released in 2020. The most popular of which was the WWE Legends Royal Rumble Card Game from Ravensburger! In what winds up feeling something like an old school card game from before the modern era of tabletop gaming, the Legends Royal Rumble is all about delivering clotheslines and bodyslams to other players, trying to deplete their health to zero to force an elimination. Familiar faces such as The Undertaker, Bret “Hitman” Hart, and Andre the Giant are available to play, each with their signature catch phrase available for players to taunt each other along the way. As far as this wrestling fan is concerned, it didn’t feel much like a wrestling match, but it did encourage a lot of giggling – even among friends who weren’t invested in the WWE universe, which made for a fun experience overall!

SEAN J:

Like many people, my board gaming has migrated to online venues like Board Game Arena and Tabletop Simulator. They used to be places I’d go to play old favourites in a digital setting, but more and more I’m learning new titles online. Can you believe I’d never played Coloretto before? This past week I was taught The King’s Guild on BGA. It’s very simple in its execution, but I’ve found the game play addictive and have played several times since. So King’s Guild doesn’t really do anything new. You collect resources, build buildings and hire specialists, and you cash in the resources to craft items for quests. The game scratches an itch for a fun new (old school) Euro. There’s just enough variability with asymmetric starting powers and random scoring rooms you can add to your kingdom for end game points. My only question is what does it feel like to play The King’s Guild at an actual table?

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MATTHEW R:

I’ve been playing Thurn and Taxis, which is an older route-building game in which you are building post offices throughout Bavaria. It won the Spiel des Jahres back in 2006 and I think it still holds up. It’s a good variation and step-up from Ticket to Ride. The implementation on Board Game Arena is very well done and has a nice feature where if you hover over a city card it will highlight where that city is on the map, for those of us that aren’t intimately familiar with Bavarian geography.

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Short and sweet, that’s our weekly dose of “What Have We Been Playing?”! We’d love to hear what YOU’VE been playing, whether it be at a table or on a screen. Let us know through the DWP Facebook or Twitter platforms!


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