valzi SGOYT Entries

User Entries by Month

September 2017
[BGG] Friday (2011) Thumbs Up! 2017-09-11 The fool nearly died in the first few days, but he behaved with a little sense ever after that. He died anyway. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Friday (2011) Thumbs Up! 2017-09-11 The pirates thought the fool had treasure or something. I bet he said he did. Anyway, they killed him. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Friday (2011) Thumbs Up! 2017-09-11 The fool died before it was even very dangerous. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Tarot Storia (2015) 2017-09-08 Shahrazad looks like my nomination for best game for the shortest time possible. Shephy is its only competition for a 5-10 minute solo game. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Friday (2011) Thumbs Up! 2017-09-01 Satisfying mechanics and surprisingly capable of being somewhat thematic despite being a somewhat abstract deckbuilding game. Clever, fast, and puzzly. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Sword & Sorcery (2017) 2017-09-01 I think I need to play more scenarios before deciding that I'd rather only own Perdition's Mouth, Gloomhaven, and Claustrophobia. Are no other miniature crawl games needed? [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 6

August 2017
[BGG] Wizard's Academy (2016) 2017-09-08 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Spirit Island (2016) 2017-08-31 It's really great. It's like Mage Knight with much easier rules and nearly the same quality of brain burning and nearly the same amount of brain burning. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Flamme Rouge (2016) 2017-08-27 It's easy enough to be a gateway game, but it has a lot of meaningful strategy AND tactics, even when playing against a bot that just draws a card to determine its next move, without the fancier fan-… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift (2016) 2017-08-19 This is the game that inspired my interest in painting minis at all. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Wizard's Academy (2016) 2017-08-19 Worth painting the minis for. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Russian Railroads: German Railroads (2015) 2017-08-19 Everyone is right. It's great. I'm not sure if it's [i]special[/i] exactly. It does worker placement really well. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Terraforming Mars (2016) Thumbs Up! 2017-08-19 Lots of fun. Super satisfying as an engine builder, which is pretty much all that's going on here. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Wizard's Academy (2016) 2017-08-08 This is the super-puzzle hard version of Pandemic with lots of neat mechanics and a great thematic atmosphere that feels like Harry Potter. As far as I can tell, it's the peak of the sub-genre. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 8

July 2017
[BGG] Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift (2016) 2017-08-01 I made a lot of progress clearing my unplayed games list this month. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift (2016) 2017-07-30 It, at least temporarily, is doing what I like about Mage Knight, but without edge case rules to look up. [SGOYT]
[BGG] D-Day Dice (2012) Thumbs Up! 2017-07-26 I'm not sure if this is what I hoped it would be. It's good, fun, and involves interesting decisions. They're not interesting enough in the hardest version of the introductory scenario, but that's to… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Lunarchitects (2016) Thumbs Up! 2017-07-25 Wow, this is pleasant and thinky. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys Walnut Grove or, of course, Glen More (which this is an improved remake of.) [SGOYT]
[BGG] Mice and Mystics (2012) 2017-07-25 I went far enough the first scenario to see this should be good to play with my daughter when she's older, which is the reason I own it. I'm putting it away with the stuff that's for her. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Warfighter: The WWII Tactical Combat Card Game (2016) Thumbs Up! 2017-07-25 Too much rules/fiddliness overhead and too long of a game length with too little payoff due to the random nature of the game. There does seem to be a thinky puzzle buried underneath that which would … [SGOYT]
[BGG] Grimslingers (2015) 2017-07-25 Way too much randomness and upkeep for a game that is so simple and unrewarding by comparison. Culling this. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Mistfall: Heart of the Mists (2016) 2017-07-20 It's all combat, making it a hack and slash overland crawl that's all about the puzzle instead of waiting to see if your plans will be confirmed by dice. Very satisfying. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Unknown (2015) 2017-07-17 Unknown is amazingly fun in ways that feel like Endless Dungeon combined with Don't Starve. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Core Worlds (2011) 2017-07-15 I recommend it as one of the best deckbuilders I've ever played, but I'm not sure it replaces the other ones I own, personally. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Urbion (2012) 2017-07-14 Very fun and very worthwhile, especially if you turn up the difficulty. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Assault on Doomrock (2014) 2017-07-13 Assault on Doomrock is an excellent game that only pales in comparison to Too Many Bones. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Lord of the Rings (2000) Thumbs Up! 2017-07-09 It's very easy to learn, especially considering its age, its heavy fantasy theme, and how tense, thematic, and meaningful the decisions are. It's an incredibly elegant design. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game (2015) 2017-07-06 This is notably different than other solo deckbuilding games. I see why some love it so much. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Cities (2008) 2017-07-06 It's basically just Limes. [SGOYT]
[BGG] OctoDice (2015) 2017-07-04 Did I score high? Did I score low? I don't care. Dice. It doesn't matter. Something about an octopus. Culling this. [SGOYT]
[BGG] The Lost Expedition (2017) 2017-07-02 Teddy died alone. [SGOYT]
[BGG] The Lost Expedition (2017) 2017-07-02 Bessie died alone. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 18

June 2017
[BGG] Too Many Bones (2017) Thumbs Up! 2017-06-27 It's a great, great game, but it will always remain difficult to justify not selling it. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? (2010) Thumbs Up! 2017-06-25 Too much to deal with. Not interested in learning it. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Historia (2014) 2017-06-25 I prefer Shadowrun Crossfire and The Lost Expedition for short-medium hand management games. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Walnut Grove (2011) 2017-06-25 Still loving this. Second game. Score: 13. Much worse this time. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Walnut Grove (2011) 2017-06-22 I love this. Love love love. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Hoplomachus: Origins (2015) 2017-06-16 Elegant. The first challenge was too easy. I hope I played wrong, but they probably just made a throwaway first scenario. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game (0) 2017-06-16 It does not replace Shadows of Malice at all, but anyone who wants a simpler, shorter game to play alongside it should have a look. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game (0) 2017-06-10 It's all set up and beautiful. I've never seen a prettier game. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shadowrun: Crossfire (2014) 2017-06-06 Everything about this seems very tight and thinky. I'm loving it so far. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Maquis (2013) Thumbs Up! 2017-06-04 It's like an especially easy to learn VPG game, but with worker placement as the main mechanic. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Constantinople (2016) 2017-06-03 I lost. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Constantinople (2016) 2017-06-02 Much more fun than Cruel Necessity, but it can't compare to Zulus on the Ramparts. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 12

May 2017
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 LET'S RUN IN CIRCLES. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-25 Rating still unchanged. Lots of fun. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 Baaaaaaaaaa. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 Baa. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-25 My rating may drop to 4 if I don't find a way to beat luck. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-25 Still fun. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-25 Even more fun the second time. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 Funny how sometimes 131 sheep are on fire in a big meteor hole and it doesn't really seem to matter. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 Everything is great. We ate some grass. Now we can only see sheep. Where is the ground? Last we saw, it was bloody and black with the bodies of our enemies. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 912 sheep died. I think. They're all dead. None are left. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 We are one thousand sheep. We killed all the black sheep. We liked to do that. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 All sheep died on turn 3. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 All the sheep were killed by the black sheep population explosion. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 Alternate dimension in which all the sheep also died. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shephy (2013) 2017-05-25 All the sheep died. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-25 Wow. This is so fun. I was afraid I wouldn't like it after Cruel Necessity failed for me due to RNG. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Saltlands (2016) 2017-05-09 Saltlands has great exploration, movement, and fleeing. It's tense and exciting and not too long. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls (2016) 2017-05-09 There aren't many decisions to make, but each one is a luck-pushing doozy that pulls off the roguelike/dungeon-delving RPG theme very well. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp (2013) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-07 It's like Hostage Negotiator with less randomness, more puzzle, similar tension, and weird component quality. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Race for the Galaxy (2007) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-02 Keldon won by a huge margin. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp (2013) Thumbs Up! 2017-05-01 My fingers are darker than they were earlier today. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 22

April 2017
[BGG] Oh My Goods!: Longsdale in Aufruhr (2016) 2017-04-30 Wow, I am really impressed with this game. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Oh My Goods! (2015) 2017-04-29 Fun system. Should be great with Emily who loves engine building, but she may be put off by not finishing the engine at much capacity. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Race for the Galaxy (2007) Thumbs Up! 2017-04-29 Lost three more times, but it's just more and more fun each time because the card draw makes me try new things! There's so much strategic variety [SGOYT]
[BGG] Herbaceous (2017) 2017-04-28 Though Herbaceous is a very light game, decisions are interesting. It will probably be even better as a filler with others, but the solo is worth it for me. Fun! [SGOYT]
[BGG] Race for the Galaxy (2007) Thumbs Up! 2017-04-28 The Android app is recommendable, as far as I can tell at this point, after my third game. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Race for the Galaxy (2007) Thumbs Up! 2017-04-28 Still a lot of fun. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Race for the Galaxy (2007) Thumbs Up! 2017-04-28 Finally getting the hang of this game. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dark Dealings (2016) 2017-04-28 Dark Dealings is now smushed into roughly the same category for me as games like Onirim, but with much faster setup. It's not as good as expanded Onirim. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dark Dealings (2016) 2017-04-27 Still losing, still fun, still not in danger of surpassing other casual games in my collection. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dark Dealings (2016) 2017-04-27 Lost with one hero remaining in low luck, no memory variant [SGOYT]
[BGG] Herbaceous (2017) 2017-04-26 Herbaceous is a good puzzle, though it might have a little more randomness than I prefer - though I don't think it work without that randomness. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Elevenses for One (2014) 2017-04-25 Well, I lost. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Shadows of Malice (2014) 2017-04-23 Shadows of Malice is an excellent RPG-esque adventure that convinced me to sell Eldritch Horror [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dark Dealings (2016) 2017-04-20 I think I just don't understand how to plan properly. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Rallyman (2009) Thumbs Up! 2017-04-18 Mostly straightforward and fun, until you realize you have nothing to compare your score to. My time was 6:40. What does that mean? [SGOYT]
[BGG] Town Center (4th edition) (2014) 2017-04-18 I think anyone who likes Limes and doesn't get a headache from learning this will greatly enjoy playing it over and over. It's harder work, but it's very satisfying. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Mini Rogue (2016) 2017-04-14 Addictive, tiny, "one more turn" roguelike-like. Thrilling and fast. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dark Dealings (2016) 2017-04-11 Fast and fairly fun. Too random without using the recommended variant. Will use the low-luck variant next time. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Nautilion (2016) 2017-04-11 Expansions add more to think about, making it more of a puzzle. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Nautilion (2016) 2017-04-11 As good, thinky, and fast as the other Oniverse games. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Limes (2014) Thumbs Up! 2017-04-02 Link to 100 play challenge sessions. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 21

valzi SGOYT Stats

# of Lists: 6
Unique Entries: 52
Actual Entries: 87
<summary> Entries: 86
# of Games: 50

Top Months

16 - July 2017
12 - April 2017
9 - June 2017
6 - May 2017
6 - August 2017
3 - September 2017
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Top Games

2 - Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift (2016)
2 - Race for the Galaxy (2007) Thumbs Up!
1 - Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game (2015)
1 - Assault on Doomrock (2014)
1 - Cities (2008)
1 - Constantinople (2016)
1 - Core Worlds (2011)
1 - Dark Dealings (2016)
1 - D-Day Dice (2012) Thumbs Up!
1 - Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls (2016)
1 - Elevenses for One (2014)
1 - Flamme Rouge (2016)
1 - Friday (2011) Thumbs Up!
1 - Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game (0)
1 - Grimslingers (2015)
1 - Herbaceous (2017)
1 - Historia (2014)
1 - Hoplomachus: Origins (2015)
1 - Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp (2013) Thumbs Up!
1 - Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? (2010) Thumbs Up!
1 - Limes (2014) Thumbs Up!
1 - Lord of the Rings (2000) Thumbs Up!
1 - The Lost Expedition (2017)
1 - Lunarchitects (2016) Thumbs Up!
1 - Maquis (2013) Thumbs Up!
1 - Mice and Mystics (2012)
1 - Mini Rogue (2016)
1 - Mistfall: Heart of the Mists (2016)
1 - Nautilion (2016)
1 - OctoDice (2015)
1 - Oh My Goods! (2015)
1 - Oh My Goods!: Longsdale in Aufruhr (2016)
1 - Rallyman (2009) Thumbs Up!
1 - Russian Railroads: German Railroads (2015)
1 - Saltlands (2016)
1 - Shadowrun: Crossfire (2014)
1 - Shadows of Malice (2014)
1 - Shephy (2013)
1 - Spirit Island (2016)
1 - Sword & Sorcery (2017)
1 - Tarot Storia (2015)
1 - Terraforming Mars (2016) Thumbs Up!
1 - Too Many Bones (2017) Thumbs Up!
1 - Town Center (4th edition) (2014)
1 - Unknown (2015)
1 - Urbion (2012)
1 - Walnut Grove (2011)
1 - Warfighter: The WWII Tactical Combat Card Game (2016) Thumbs Up!
1 - Wizard's Academy (2016)
1 - Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up!

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