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3 Board Games You Shouldn’t Overlook

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I recommend three hidden gem board games which you might have overlooked.
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  1. None of these games are new to me. But you take the time and thought to notice what makes them good, and then even more time and thought to convey that information to us. So now I see them for more than the bland dime a dozen games they seem in other reviews. Thank you very much.

  2. Keep up the good work. I’ll have to check these out for sure.

  3. """"Life is what happens when you're busy making plans" – Henry Cook" – John Lennon" – Jon Perkis"

    Nice plants, nice video! Been on the fence with Fantasy Realms think you may have pushed me over 🙂

  4. Dang it. I have more games to purchase. Thanks. 😀

  5. I love these smaller box recommendations. I tend to play the bigger box games but these are great when I need something quick to play with the family. I am curious if you've played Turin Market, Chakra, or Nanga Parbat?

  6. Just bought Fantasy Realms this past week. Keep hearing good things about it so I had to grab it. Love Rudiger Dorn and I coincidentally just scrolled past My Farm Shop a few minutes ago on my online game store's site. Actually sounds really interesting so I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the video.

  7. Slowed down in buying games since last year but My Farm Shop makes it to my buylist anyway.

    Got curious with the Paolo Mori bit in the Fairy Tale Inn segment.

    Good recommendations all around!

  8. Better that Space Base!?!?! Ok, I'll try it.

  9. Those last two are lighter than I tend to prefer, but I've been to tempted to buy them because I love Dorn and Mori games….dang you for reminding me!

  10. Buy new ones even with unplayed games on the shelf
    That's what I do at least

  11. Very cool video and yes there are sooooo many games overlooked! 😁❤❤

  12. This is so true – my wife has picked out “My Farm Shop” on the game shop shelf a couple of times now & I’ve always been put off by the artwork. Which is nuts, because I love Dream Home, which has a very similar style. I think I’ll have to pick this one up!

    Glad you tried Fantasy Realms – I adore that one. Totally agree on the theme too.

    And the Fairy Tale game looks fab too. Thanks!

  13. Your opening description of My Farm Shop is exactly what my first impression was too! I'm glad it's not as bad as I assumed.

    Sidenote: this video was a lot funnier than I thought it would be. You should be a comedy writer or something. 😉

    Thanks for sharing Jon!

  14. “If you want to scream into stretch goal purgatory.” 😂👌

  15. Love fantasy realms. Recently bought red rising, pretty close but a bit different

  16. Is it me, or is the YouTube compression getting more aggressive at your background? Lots of distortion happening that is not present in previous videos.

  17. Everyone in my house agreed that My Farm House looks like a phone app.

  18. Fairy tale in. Is genius design and good fun. We like it👍

  19. Fantasy Realms is already in the collection & My Farm Shop is on preorder….which leaves Fairy Tale Inn, where I'm not exactly sure :s and btw even my father's ghost finds your channel a worthwhile watch!

  20. Jon, your description of the dinner party scenario brought back some anxiety-inducing flashbacks about planning the table seating for my wedding… It was like anti-tetris, instead of fitting matching things together you wanted to make sure that the coworker with green hair and facial piercings was as far away from the racist grandma as possible.

  21. It's not like the art in Fantasy Realms is good but that isn't because the theme is Fantasy. It's just that the art is not very good.

    But it feels super arbitrary to hate on the Fantasy setting. Why? It's just as arbitrary to hate on Sci-Fi settings or some food-theme or trading in the mediterranean sea.

    Is Caverna bad because it has dwarves and trolls etc.? Is Roll Player a bad? Everdell? What even IS Fantasy? Summoner Wars?

    You make it sound like a game can only ever be good despite having a fantasy theme. I mean it's cool to have preferences but you present it as a given that ANY theme is better than fantasy… Well, not for everyone.

  22. I guess Fantasy Flight games won't be sponsoring your channel anymore

  23. I was nervous about Farm Shop but may have to give it a try.

  24. Jon, absolute quality lately. Love the new studio set up! The Joey/Rachel and the app appearance of Farm Shop were bang on. Loving the recent 3 game structure. Keep being brilliant 👍

  25. Thanks for not having an IKEA shelf with boardgames in your background. 😂

  26. I can get My farm shop at a deal price of just 20e. The reviews are very good,,one of Rhado's favorites of this year…The graphs are good to me as I play with my family….but it is not a bit repeatitive?

  27. Finally just found Fantasy Realms available again in the U.S. and got it. Already played it half a dozen times. Wonderful.

  28. Once again great video. And absolutely three games I have overlooked, but now i will look at them head on 🙂

  29. I've loved Fantasy Realms for years, but just bought a copy of the new printing last week. Already want to order the expansion, too. Great game.

  30. Fantasy Realms has sadly been impossible to buy due to it selling out almost immediately when in stock for what feels like forever, sadly the alternate "version" 'Red Rising' lost all of the charm and elegance of the original, so there's not even an alternative out there. Fairy Tale Inn looks super interesting and unique though!

  31. oh my god i thought D-Day MONOPOLY WAS A JOKE!

  32. Are there any other fantasy games that you do like? My wife loves fantasy worlds so I'm hoping we can find a good one but most of the commonly recommended fantasy games are from genres we don't tend to enjoy–skirmish, dungeon crawl, dueling etc.

  33. Fences against Kickstarter and Miniatures 😀 i kinda get that, I do like Minis, however their usability vs shelf space ratio is pretty Bad, so I‘m very selective about games with minis.

    Fantasy can be a really nice theme imho, I used to love it and nowadays I prefer other themes but a little fantasy here and there is fine.

    I wasn‘t overly impressed with Fantasy Realms, I‘ve played it 3 times and for me personally it doesn‘t live up to the hype but it‘s fun nontheless.

    Nice Studio Setup! Much better than that in front of a kallax look from most channels. A few points of (hopefully constructive) criticism: the edge of your table is not perfectly horizontal but slightly crooked, might look cleaner straight. We all love that smooth creamy background, but due to the nature of physics and how lenses work, bokeh isn’t just in the front, but also in the back and when you showed my inn tales, the game components where out of focus, so maybe close the aperture a little for those; )

    Awesome content as always!

  34. Unfortunately from where I'm sitting, in the war of gameplay vs art, art (with it's allies, OTT bling and minis), is definitely winning the commercial battle. Gameplay is weak, unbalanced and at best vanilla. The worrying thing is that the masses seem to like it that way.

  35. Yay another video! Keep being you, doing what you love, and being such a light to others! 💕

  36. I am waiting for My Farm Shop to deliver on this side of the pond.

  37. I always love your more obscure recommendations! Bought a lot of games off your videos, thank you!

  38. There has to be one miniature game you like.

  39. Hard disagree on My Farm Shop being better than Space Base. I would only rather play My Farm Shop if I was playing with children or beginner gamers.

    It’s great that you’re finally recommending Fantasy Realms, it only took 3 years and a Kennerspiel nomination to get you to look past its non-existant theme you hate. Out of all themed you could hate, I don’t understand hating Fantasy, it’s so generic and ubiquitous that you have to go out of your way avoiding tons of great games just because of a theme.

    The new and fantastic expansion for Fantasy Realms also has much better artwork but that makes it almost clash with the bad artwork of the base game.

  40. Egg-sess goes to waste. Clever, Jon, very clever.

  41. Bought Fairy Tale Inn and like it, I don't even mind the Jack tile as it proves useful for winning rooms if played at the right time and is often free as noone else wants it. A really well balanced game. My main criticism is it's a bit overpriced. Good to see you again 👍

  42. Thankfully you only covered 3 games! However, your comments on Farm Shop left me wanting for a 3rd die expansion for Catan… I'd go back to using dice for that!

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