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Our 1 Player Game Review Roundup

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  1. NGUYỄN HỒNG CƯƠNG - Product - Product Lead says:

    I just love his group of friends too much! I'm laughing to death right here hahahaha…. Nice one!

  2. While I disagreed with Tom about The Hunted, I was really happy to see S&SD mention GMT Games, and absolutely love to see you guys give more attention to them.

  3. I literally cry laughing watching this guys vids

  4. I have tried rolling dice in a bowl, Aerion's cute little teal dice to be exact, but it's loud AF and with the frequency of rolling I do I'm sure the sound is irritating my husband. I'm using a plastic ramen bowl. What material is Quinn's bowl made out of? It sounds much quieter so I gotta find one.

  5. I think there is a reason why the board game subgenre of "war gaming" is frequently treated as its own standalone gaming genre.

    One reason might just be everything Tom disliked about The Hunted is sought out by the highly detail-oriented and eagle-eyed micromanaging war gamer demographic.

    Although BGG isn't grail, as a point of reference The Hunted is rated at a respectable 8.2, so there is a demographic that clearly adores it.

    I started my board gaming experience as a kid with war games, which largely were boxes of small square cardboard chits with even smaller numbers printed on them, as well as cryptic symbols, and while there was a sense of satisfaction in winning the shifting statistical battle, it felt like work, or perhaps like a mathematical beast that one was always in danger of losing control of.

    I believe that the average highly rated war game is far more micromanaging than the similarly rated average Euro game, and for good reasons. Most war games I have played are attempting to actually simulate real battles, with variably trained real land, air, and sea units, utilizing real weapons that had different rates of fire, range, armor penetration abilities, and so forth, while fighting on differing terrains, elevations, and weather conditions, which likely require cross-referencing specialized chart after specialized chart.

    I completely understand if someone doesn't enjoy the highly detailed planning required to build a incrementally more efficient tactical math engine utilizing synergizing combined arms tactics, because I also no longer want that level of mental/emotional responsibility in a game. After a week of work, I now value laughter and camaraderie fostered in a gaming experience, as opposed to the satisfaction of dominating my opponent, human or automa.

    So, without consulting BGG ratings, is The Hunted a better game than say, Modern Art?

    Maybe it depends upon whether one is more of a generalist board gamer or a specialist war gamer, and as a convert to the former from the latter, I also would probably say, yes, for my tastes probably so, while simultaneously appreciating that such an direct comparison may not have validity or utility.

  6. Oniverse is fantastic, my personal favorite is Nautillion. I love how the simple mechanics make for a lot of factors in your decision making, and how it adds depth to a roll and move game. You need to go fast but not TOO fast

  7. Seemed like an awful lot of time to trash one game…The Hunted. I have read much mor about it…interesting. Otherwise good video.

  8. The only reason I don't play solo games is the fact that no one is there to stop me cheating

  9. You're hilarious! Thank you for putting this together!

  10. Quinns' many friends and the cameo from Bizarro Quinns is one of SU&SD's funniest bits

  11. Wow, a seventeen minute video of you playing with yourself! What stamina

  12. The Hunted sounds like it would make an awesome video game. If you could offload all the "remembering rules" and "juggling numbers" bits to a machine with near-perfect memory and math skills, you'd strip away so many of the problems Tom describes.

  13. The only way to play this game us that every person who wants to play purchase their own game, set it up on a table you will never use. setup your own conferencing online with zoot or something and commence to play only after youve setup your own Que cards on how to proceed on every situation that rises. Also Hunt fo the pizza pie that satisfy you…goodluck

  14. Deadpan: "Unfortunately we'll be hearing more from Tom later on." Hilarious.

  15. the hunters is super easy, but its a narrative game first and foremost

  16. This actually got me oddly excited about The Hunted.

  17. Quinn needs to get over his thing against solo gaming. Many of the board games he recommends have well received solo variants and there are many dedicated solo games out there with great experiences to be had. Sad that such a great channel and great members of the board game community are so against a greatly growing portion of said community.

  18. Love everything SU&SD does. Where can I get a pear t-shirt? Also of the Oniverse games I personally(I have found from reading reviews that what people like and don’t like about each game is very personal) enjoy Nautillion, Sylvion, and Castellion the best. Onirim is the best reviewed, but I felt like it lacked strategy.

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