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Second play of Terra Mystica. Only 2p this time. I can see how this would be ideal with three or four, but we're enjoying this very much. Excellent balancing of resources, tons of interesting decisions, and just enough player interaction. 
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Online there is a two player variant that cuts off part of the board to tighten up the game. It looks like a good idea to use. https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/93663/terra-mystica-2p-variant-hex-cover

Also noticed a solo variant, hmm.
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#NowPlaying 5p Spyrium.
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+Cory Meade It's tough. Stuff gets expensive fast. But you can get more money, so it's kinda balanced. 
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#NowPlaying a totally tricked out version of Deep Sea Adventure. :)
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I believe it is, +Markus Christopher.

Also, the divers didn't come in different colors, so the owner painted them. I wouldn't have known if someone hadn't brought it up.
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Just came in a close second in a 5p Puerto Rico.
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Founders Breakfast Stout. :)
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I've played San Juan several times now, and I'm fairly accustomed to the flow of the game, the value of certain roles at certain times, etc.

The wife and I have started playing Puerto Rico, and last night was only my second time. There were five of us. This game is not nearly as forgiving as San Juan. Money is so much tighter in no small part because the trading house is brutal. I think I sold coffee once that whole game. I had better luck shipping goods when the Captain was selected: Of my final 40 point score, 30 came from that one source. I could not get money flowing, and I overlooked the value of owning mines, so I floundered on building. Again, brutal.

I so need to play again. :o)
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PR is really, truly one of the best games ever. And you have to scrounge for every doubloon. Actually if you find yourself with excess money in the mid parts of the game (that you don't have a plan to spend immediately) you are probably not using your money wisely.

The last couple rounds of the game you might have some excess doubloons.
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International Tabletop Day is April 11th. What are you doing to mark the occasion?
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Hosting an event in Canton, Ohio
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Learning Dominant Species. What an evil game. :)
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Yes I've been off the board for 2 full rounds and still managed a win.
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Just learned Castro. Cute Yahtzee-style dice / area control game. 
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+Ted Anderson I think this was the English release, but don't hold me to that.
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To Mars we go!

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Anyone heard news about when the reprint is headed our way?
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+Markus Christopher might appreciate this game of Eclipse, wherein I actually got to make use of the extra storage markers from the Ship Pack One expansion. :o)
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Yeah there lots of fun ive lost i think 3 times won 2 times 
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I really don't mind eels.
Except as meals.

And the way they feels.

-Ogden Nash
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