So I have the fortune of working at an awesome game store and we have a gigantic sale that starts this weekend. I usually like to use our sales as an opportunity to try new types of games, but I’m having trouble figuring out the best entry point for the two genres I’m most curious about:
Rosenberg: The prolific designer has hits in many categories, but i haven’t played many of his most famous ones. I’m debating between Feast for Odin, Caverna, and Indian Summer (or another game in that series if someone has a strong reccomendation). I love the idea of diving into something as weighty as Caverna, but I also want something easy to get to the table, preferably one that works with two players as well as it does with 3-4. I’m pretty sure I’m also going to pick up Lowlands, so maybe something that provides a slightly different experience?
Dexterity games: I was initially going to get Catacombs, but seeing as they’re launching a playmat version on kick starter, I’ll probably wait. But I still want a lighter-weight, perhaps more competitive dexterity game in the mean time and am having trouble picking between Castles and Catacombs and Flick 'em Up. Looking for something that’s easy to get to the table but that also has good replayability. Like a game that would appeal to people who get pretty casually competitive with pingpong and air hockey?
I know those are simultaneously specific and overly general parameters. I guess I’m mostly looking to hear people’s experiences with the games above, especially if they’re able to compare and contrast.
Appreciate everyone’s time and feedback and thanks for the help!