So, what's changed? Well, this relates strongly to my game design journey. If you haven't been following my blog, I will essentially capture a casual audience with a simple game; then, I plan to convert them to middle-to-heavy weight gamers throughout six games, therefore adding to the market rather than taking away.
As you can probably tell from what I just said, I had to wait for this sort of journey to play out in my group of gaming friends as well. When we first started playing weekly earlier this year, we started with games like Kingdomino, Coup and Ticket to Ride. Last Wednesday, we played Scythe for the first time, the biggest game we have touched to date. Here are my top tips to learning and playing Scythe based on my own first-time experience.
Tips for Learning Scythe
Tips for Playing Scythe
How would I rate my first time playing Scythe?
I never really expected to rate games on my blog, but you can quickly just head over to my board game geek profile and check out the ratings I give games, so why not? Based on my first experience with Scythe, I would rate the game an 8 out of 10. The game took roughly 4 hours, and one of my two friends were bored by the end of it, but for me, it was one of the most fun experiences I've had playing a new board game in a while. It felt like there were so many possibilities and actions to take on any turn. It seemed to me like any goal was in reach so long as you plan, and it made me feel good for thinking things out and using a strategy.
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