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#2476

It’s a weird mix because the appeal on a broad level must be towards people who are not super into games but also willing to spend 100 pounds. Having said that I feel like I’m in that category because I like buying new and nice games but my partner is definitely in favour of games that don’t require too much real-time word puzzle algebra. So maybe that’s the market they’re aiming for a bit - the well indoctrinated player who has no chance of getting Gloomhaven played.

To be clear: I have no interest in gloomhaven either I was being caricaturist.


#2477

It’s an even weirder mix when you consider most people willing to pay $100 on a big box KS game probably have limited available space because their house is already full of other $100 big box KS games. I’ve definitely got to the point where shelf space is more important than price.

Seriously, where do people keep all these games?!?


#2478

In America, for the most part!


#2479

Can I get one of these America things fitted to my house?


#2480

You don’t want that right now. Maybe in a couple of years though.


#2481

We already have that bit of the US(or rather you have that bit of us, sorry about that), so we might as well borrow the good bits as well.


#2482

This is actually quite contrary to Gloomhaven: it’s nice looking and not very deep,
while Gloomhaven is by no means a decorative element of a Kallax (at least it fits), but quite deep in both gameplay and replayability.


#2483

Have you played the original?
It looks like a bit more than ‘just a card game’ to me.


#2484

Nope. I didn’t say it was ‘just a card game’ though!

Reading the rulebook, I could see this being like Teotihuacan but with card set collection instead of worker placement - collecting resources to contribute to a joint competitive spatial puzzle. Either way, much of the board is entirely redundant! The temple around the mosaic board is lovely, but in mechanism it’s a series of three tracks that hog a lot of space.


#2485

Yeah, you called it ‘a simple card game’, which doesn’t really sound better to me. :stuck_out_tongue:


#2486

I’d call grabbing a whole column of cards (each representing a single resource) and then trading sets of 2/3/4 in for a token on a track quite simple. :yum:

There’s no intricate mechanism for gaining cards. There’s no exceptions for how cards can be used. Each card type does the exact same thing. There’s nothing to read.

I stand by my original statement! Haha


#2487

I do not discount “simple card games” easily. Some of the most approachable and/or stratgeicaly-interesting games are, in essence, a pile of cards and not much else.


#2488

If I could send you a Canada, i would. We have loads of available space! Most of its horrible and cold though, so not great for storing games!!!


#2489

I like the cold though! It’s perfect!


#2490

You can have it!!! Lol


#2491

Never mind, I guess we just have different definitions of what a card game is (I was originallyreferring to the word card game, not ‘just’ or ‘simple’, sorry for being unclear). :sunglasses:


#2492

Game prices may also be a bit higher than you’re used to.


#2493

I could never move to Canada. There’s no Mt. Dew there! At least in my experience.

But I’ll happily take the cold bits of Canada @Derelicte is willing to send to me.


#2494

We have the Dew! Even the red one (I forget the name), and the new ‘Kickstart’ one. Well, at least here in Ontario, lol.


#2495

I’ve only been to Vancouver and never see it there. Apparently I need to travel farther.