Board Games I Enjoy Playing

Scythe

Scythe is an engine-building, asymmetric, competitive board game set in an alternate-history 1920s.

Scythe is an engine-building, asymmetric, competitive board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. 1-5 players (7 with the Invaders From Afar expansion). 

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Scythe is designed by Jamey Stegmaier and produced by Stonemaier Games. 

Ranked 7th on Board Game Geek (BGG)

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Great Video on How to play Scythe by Rodney Smith's - Watch It Played 

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My YouTube Scythe Playlist

Terraforming Mars

Terraforming Mars, Venus Next, Prelude,   Colonies and the Hellas & Elysium Maps

Terraforming Mars is a Resource Management Game by Jacob Fryxelius, and is ranked 4th on  Board Game Geek (BGG).  I wish I would have  found Terraforming Mars sooner.  

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BGG's Simon (Viximo) has a great website for Terraforming Mars fans - Check it out here

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NerdEVideos  video "Learn How to Play Terraforming Mars in 18 Minutes" does a great job of explaining Terraforming Mars


My YouTube Terraforming Mars Play

Viticulture

Viticulture: Essential Edition is an Old-world Tuscany awaits your strategic winemaking skills.

Viticulture: Essential Edition is an Old-world Tuscany awaits your winemaking skill and strategic cunning. You’ll plant vines, harvest grapes, age wines, and fill merchant orders to create the greatest winery in Italy!

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Designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone and produced by Stonemaier Games. 

Ranked 19th on Board Game Geek (BGG)

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Great Video on How to play Viticulture by Rodney Smith's - Watch It Played 

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My YouTube Viticulture Playlist

Wingspan

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In Wingspan you are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth... More can be found on Stonemaier Games site.


Audubon posted a great article titled Birds Star In One of This Year's Hottest Board Games about Wingspan. 

Pandemic

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In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but sprinkled throughout this deck are Epidemic! cards that accelerate and intensify the diseases' activity. 

Ticket to Ride

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Ticket to Ride (BGG) by Days of Wonder is a great gateway game into Euro Games can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes not just in North America, but Asia, Africa, Europe, India, Switzerland, France and the Old West, Germany, United Kingdom, Nederland, Nordic Countries, New York, USA 1910, Europe 1912, First Journey and Rails and Sails.


Ticket to Ride is one of the few board games that I play that does not have a Solo Mode built in. 

Game I'd Like to Play in 2019

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6 games that I would like to play in 2019(Game) (Year) (Weight of Game)

Other Games I Enjoy

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I am also a fan of Abstract Games like

Chess, Blokus, Onitama, Shuuro, ZERTZ, and Cribbage

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More Gaming Stuff Coming Soon

Zappos Monopoly (Autographed by Tony Hsieh)

It's been 15+ years since ValleyWizards has been up and running so this will be a build in progress.   

my Collection of Board Games 

as listed on Board Game Geek

My current Board Game Collection