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These are three of the best railroad strategy games. Each involves building a network and shipping goods while staving off bankruptcy. Only Age of Steam includes a turn-order auction every round. All include the same core mechanics, are brilliantly designed and have been enduringly popular, so much so that each has many, many scenarios.
In your response answer the event question to rank order your preferences. I'll message everyone who participates Friday evening with an update.
I'll teach whichever game we select.
The enduringly popular El Grande is an easy to learn area control game set in Renaissance Spain. Players distribute their caballeros in regions seeking influence. It's a very fluid game with interesting multi-player effects.
I'll teach, and you can learn yourself at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/112791/el-grande/shut-sit-down-teaches-how-play-el-grande.
If Wednesday evening is a good time, I'd like to start a weekly series of mid-weight strategy games. Examples include Pandemic, Castles of Burgundy, 7 Wonders, 7 Wonders Duel, Wingspan, Ra, Modern Art, Samurai, Catan, Tikal, Acquire, Lords of Waterdeep, Blockers, German Railways, Medici, Chicago Express, Azul, Attica, and London (2nd edition). For the most part, these are games with BGG weights between 2.0 and 3.0 (El Grande is 3.05).
If El Grande fills-up, please put yourself on the waiting list. We can probably schedule another mid-weight game.
Open gaming to celebrate Halloween! Bring your favorite spooky games or any games you don’t mind teaching and playing. I will be bringing lighter games with horror themes including:
The Royal horror card collection: Skull King, Vampire Queen and Voodoo Prince
King of Tokyo with Halloween expansion
If you need more Halloween game ideas, Boardgame Geek has posted a list! https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/247201/halloween-games-geeklist/page/1