This is an ongoing project to review the hundreds of games I’ve played.
I am using the following Board Game Geek rating guide to give these a score on how much *I* like these games, but all this is just, like, my opinion, man:
With that in mind, here are a few of the board games I’ve played, and my thoughts on them:
Nine Tiles: Panic (9) – This is a really solid little game where you frantically flip over your nine tiles (with 18 unique total sides) to make a little 3×3 city that hopefully maximizes score based on the randomized objective cards drawn at the beginning of the round. Surprisingly hard to try to get the most dogs while also having the least roads and the most captured aliens. The only downside is that finishing first is a huge advantage (ties are pretty common on some score cards), and, at least in our games, everyone seemed to finish at roughly the same time–which made the scores pretty swingy.
No Thanks! (7.5) – Very simple game where, on your turn, you either take the top card (garnering points–which you don’t want) or place one of your chips on the card to pass the choice on to the next player. As the player’s money totals change and the cards become more or less valuable (if you get a straight only the lowest card is scored against you) decisions on whether to bid or not become quite interesting. However, for a supposed “entry level” game, a few of the more gamey strategies (pass on cards you want in order to force others to fill it with chips before you take it) are probably not immediately obvious to new gamers.