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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2013, 09:51:02 am »
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Power Grid, Race for the Galaxy, Tichu.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2013, 09:55:45 am »
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2013, 10:08:11 am »
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How about some Agricola strategy?
http://play-agricola.com/forums/

I think games that could be added here are ones that:
- have an active community dedicated to advanced level play,
- don't already have an established place for this community to discuss,
- preferably some interested players already are here because they play Dominion as well.

Ha, that looks pretty cool!  I wonder if there is some way to help combine our efforts.  Do you know any admin there?

I would add that online-play is basically a must, ideally with logs.  RFTG meets this criteria, I think?  Tichu sort of does since there's a third-party thing that tracks BSW logs.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2013, 11:07:48 am »
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Here's a problem I see, and this goes for several games:

Power Grid is now 11 years old.  High level competitive Power Grid died years ago; once you've memorized the power plants and can count the cash each of your opponents has, there's very little more than overarching strategy, and that strategy can be taken care of in maybe three things that we would think of as "articles."  The exception would be expansion maps... each of which is probably worthy of a single article.

I worry that trying to shoehorn older, well-analyzed games--or just those for which two articles is essentially sufficient--is really necessary.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2013, 11:19:42 am »
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You are probably right for some games, but I disagree in the case of Power Grid.

Off the top of my head I can think of 6 specific articles I could write about Power Grid today. I'd say there are about 10 I could write total and at least 15-20 that could be written, not including anything about expansion maps.

If that particular resource exists for Power Grid today -- something you would consider an exhaustive collection of strategy, umm, stuff -- well I've looked for it and haven't found it. There is much more to Power Grid than "Count other people's money, memorize the power plants, try not to buy cities you can't power" and if something that covers that stuff is out there already then maybe we shouldn't do it here, but otherwise I don't see the harm in generating that resource.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2013, 11:21:23 am »
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If that particular resource exists for Power Grid today -- something you would consider an exhaustive collection of strategy, umm, stuff -- well I've looked for it and haven't found it.

I concur with this statement.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2013, 11:34:13 am »
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You are probably right for some games, but I disagree in the case of Power Grid.

Off the top of my head I can think of 6 specific articles I could write about Power Grid today. I'd say there are about 10 I could write total and at least 15-20 that could be written, not including anything about expansion maps.

Interesting.  Well, I'd certainly be interested in reading, then.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2013, 11:36:39 am »
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You are probably right for some games, but I disagree in the case of Power Grid.

Off the top of my head I can think of 6 specific articles I could write about Power Grid today. I'd say there are about 10 I could write total and at least 15-20 that could be written, not including anything about expansion maps.

Interesting.  Well, I'd certainly be interested in reading, then.

I'll brainstorm and come up with a list of articles that I think would be relevant.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2013, 12:01:32 pm »
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The new system we are on makes it ridiculously easy to start a new blog.  You want powergrid.boardgamestrategy.net, or tichu.boardgamestrategy.net, just send me your email and it is yours to run as you see fit.  We host it, you administer it.
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« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2013, 12:07:45 pm »
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Oh wow, I didn't see that coming.

That would actually be pretty awesome, provided I have the time for it. What's the commitment like? I usually don't check f.ds at all on weekends, is that kind of a thing a problem?

Anyways I'll PM you my E-mail address I guess... (edit: ha, there's a little button below my avatar that send me E-mail. How cute.)
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2013, 01:55:46 pm »
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The new system we are on makes it ridiculously easy to start a new blog.  You want powergrid.boardgamestrategy.net, or tichu.boardgamestrategy.net, just send me your email and it is yours to run as you see fit.  We host it, you administer it.
FreeParkingHouseRules@gmail.com
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2013, 02:23:15 pm »
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Man, the only board game I'm really good at is Acquire.  And I wonder if it's just because I haven't played anyone who considers themselves good.  But even then, I'm not sure what sort of articles I would be able to write; distilling the strategies I use into atricle-sized points sounds really difficult.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2013, 02:25:05 pm »
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The new system we are on makes it ridiculously easy to start a new blog.  You want powergrid.boardgamestrategy.net, or tichu.boardgamestrategy.net, just send me your email and it is yours to run as you see fit.  We host it, you administer it.
FreeParkingHouseRules@gmail.com

Really? I would've thought it would be " CollectTheRailroadsFTW@gmail.com "
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TOWN Wins: ZM11, ZM13
TOWN Losses: ZM3, ZM5, ZM6, ZM8, ZM9, ZM10
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2013, 02:28:08 pm »
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The new system we are on makes it ridiculously easy to start a new blog.  You want powergrid.boardgamestrategy.net, or tichu.boardgamestrategy.net, just send me your email and it is yours to run as you see fit.  We host it, you administer it.

Oh man... so tempted to reserve eminentdomain.etc...
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2013, 02:29:00 pm »
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Man, the only board game I'm really good at is Acquire.  And I wonder if it's just because I haven't played anyone who considers themselves good.  But even then, I'm not sure what sort of articles I would be able to write; distilling the strategies I use into atricle-sized points sounds really difficult.

Maybe the attached is a good example.
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« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2013, 02:29:51 pm »
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I should point out that it's also not exclusive, i.e., it's not like you can "squat" a domain. 
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2013, 03:58:42 pm »
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As it's pretty popular here and has online playing: Through the Ages
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2013, 03:59:35 pm »
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Any pre-existing community?
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2013, 04:08:21 pm »
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How about The Game?
Most people are playing it anyway.....


Btw, just lost the game.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2013, 04:13:49 pm »
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Any pre-existing community?

There's http://boardgamingonline.freeforums.org/, but I don't know of any others.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2013, 04:18:20 pm »
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Any pre-existing community?

I don't know. On boardgamingonline.freeforums.org (forum of the online platform) are some strategy articles.

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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2013, 06:40:15 pm »
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2013, 06:42:58 pm »
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I feel like mafiascum has that covered.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2013, 06:44:24 pm »
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I feel like mafiascum f.ds has that covered.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2013, 08:42:34 pm »
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