What we’ve been playing – April 2019

Hi there! We’re back with another month of board gaming! This month wasn’t as good as March, sadly, due to deadlines for both of us. Nevertheless, we were still able to squeeze in some games, including new ones.

Above and Below

This beauty came off of our shelves again! We had not played Above and Below since last summer, as we usually end up going for Near and Far, but it was really great to get this to the table again. Especially when it’s been a while, Above and Below is just a little more friendly to pick up than Near and Far. Personally, I also love that this artwork is so vibrant and green. I love plants! It was a lovely bright day when we played this and it was actually the blue sky that made me think of getting out this game.

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It had been a while since we played this game and we were totally #AboveAndBelow! We really enjoy the story type game with lots of encounters and the beautiful artwork to look at πŸ€—. We first played this at @draughtslondon over a year ago. Back home we picked up a copy of both Above and Below and Near and Far, which story wise is maybe even a better pick. We were totally amazed to find out that the game designer, @redravengames, also did all the artwork himself. We would love to be able to do that as well some day πŸ€“. #upsidedown #exploringcaves #storytime #storygames #storygame #boardgame #boardgames #tabletopgame #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamelovers #boardgamegeeks #boardgameenthusiast #boardgamer #boardgamers #boardgameenthusiasts #boxart #boardgameart

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Sagrada

At the end of March we finally received our copy of Sagrada as a thank you for demoing at a Dutch convention (Spellenspektakel) last year. It was definitely worth the wait! We really understand that Sagrada is often compared with Azul, but still believe that they are different enough to each have earned their spot on our shelf. Sagrada feels extremely replay-able, with the different set-up cards, abilities and scoring conditions. I am sure that this game will remain in our collection for a long time to come, and that it will also do well with both of our parents. This usually means that we will get to play it a lot, also at higher player counts!

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We finally received our copy of #sagrada after waiting for a couple of months πŸ€—πŸ€—. We received this from @asmodeenl for helping out with demoing at @spellenspektakel. We already have seen lots of pictures passing by on Instagram so we couldn't wait for the game to arrive. And we have to say, the anticipation was #worthit. What a cleverly cimple concept but hard to master game! This will definitely be a game which we easily take out for a roll (pun intended πŸ˜‚) as a great filler game. What is your killer strategy when playing Sagrada? Or do you just place your dice and hope for the best? #sagradaboardgame #stainedglass #stainedglassgame #photogenic #photogenicgame #composition #vividcolors #boardgame #boardgames #tabletopgame #tabletopgames #dicegame #dicegames #bgg #boardgamelovers #boardgamegeeks @floodgategames

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Sprawlopolis

We. Love. Sprawlopolis. This game fits in your purse and is a real challenge every time! It’s great for when you’re on the road and want to play something while having a cup of tea. It even fits in my small purse and the protective cover makes sure that the cards are safely stored when you’re out and about. It plays rather quickly too, so it’s a great game to play while waiting for lunch, trains or the rain to stop. The world needs more games like these!

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#teatime is the perfect time for a small #boardgame ☺️. We were biking around through the woods when we stumbled upon a nice café to have a drink and luckily we brought #sprawlopolis a conveniently small game. The game has a different goal every time and therefor the difficulty can also vary a bit. It's a fun surprise everytime you put down the goal cards on the table. What is your perfect #travelgame or #teatimegame? Do you look for a quick game, or something which is easy to carry? Or do you just play your favourite game? #smallgame #travelgames #minicity #tinycity #cardgame #cardgames #boardgame #boardgames #tabletop #tabletopgame #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamelovers

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Dice Hospital

Seeing announcements of the Dice Hospital expansion inspired us to play this still new-to-our-shelves game last month! Marijn was also feeling a bit under the weather and we thought this light dice rolling game might help. We took good care of our patients and had a great time!

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