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Kashgar

So, Kashgar is one of those things we all hate - a card game in a big box! But believe, me this deserves a big box (plus, there are quite a lot of cards!) This is one of those games I played then ran away to find my own copy of. In theory, it’s simple, you only ever have a choice of three actions, but that can be a really tough decision at times - don’t let this ‘card game’ fool you!

Horrified

‘OK, this is strange!’, I hear you cry, ‘Kat is talking about a co-operative game.’ Well, let me assure you lovely people I haven’t been body-snatched or anything sinister, it does happen occasionally. There are a few great games that are co-ops (and I mean just a few!!) but this one caught my eye because of….. Theme (let me assure you again this is not an alien in Kat form) Universal Studio Monsters, there, I said it, that’s the only reason I HAD to track down this game!

Traintopia

We love a good train game here and Traintopia certainly fits that category! Train games can vary wildly in complexity but Traintopia is a great family game that has us puzzling over our moves at times. Build routes for tourists, commuters and goods, building up your routes to become the best rail network.

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Hi, I'm Kat and I Play Red

Remember when we used to go to shows and conventions? Since most of my work is shows / conventions this year has hit hard and with Spiel this week this is a time to try and bring forth something positive. A few years ago I put together a video of designers and gaming industry regulars that I met around the convention and asked them to record a simple message "Introduce yourself and tell us what colour you play"

It takes two

We all know that games are not the work of one person, it takes a team of play-testers, developers, marketers and artists to get a game on a shelf. However, usually all we really see is the one name on the box. Today we look at some of the best partnerships out there.

What did you play last year?

So, last year I played just over 200 games total. (BGG says just under 200 but I know I forget to log sometimes!) At least 82 of them were ‘new to me’ games, either games from our shelf of opportunity or new releases. I don’t want to do a ‘top ten of 2019’ or even of the decade as I haven’t played ALL the games and know there will be stuff I’m missing out that deserve to be on there

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We love Riverboat from @chilifox_games as an end or start of night filler! The modular board means we quite often play it, shuffle the tiles up and play again! . . . . . #BoardGames #TableTopGames #GameNight #BoardGameGeek #TableTopGaming #IPlayRed
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We had a friend request a game of Azul, but we weren't going to let him off that lightly so played the blank sides of the boards for an extra challenge! . . . . . #TableTopGames #GameNight #BoardGaming #TableTopGaming #BoardGameGeek #IPlayRed
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Got to play a prototype of Amygdala from @gamebrewer, the newest game from the powerhouse that is Kramer and Kiesling. Initially, I did worry that the hyper colour would be overbearing, but it actually works really nicely with the game! Unlock emotion tiles and place them on the board to connect pathways and score points. This game feels like a set of mini-challenges! Getting the route round your player board to unlock tiles while using as little money as possible, keeping your memory bank at only ten items - there is a lot going on here in terms of puzzle, certainly harder than it looks! Currently live on Gamefound, or how to play video launches on youtube today! . . . . . #BoardGames #GameNight #TableTopGaming #BoardGameGeek #CrowdFunding #KramerAndKiesling #TableTopGames #IPlayRed

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Amygdala is currently live on GameFound here: https://gamefound.com/projects/gamebrewer/amygdala --- Hi, I'm Kat and I Play Red. Thank you for watching this video. To help support the channel and keep us creating content please Like, Subscribe, Hit the bell and share with a friend who would find it useful. I try to publish new video content every Thursday (but if you Subscribe you won't miss it) - https://www.youtube.com/IPlayRed?sub_confirmation=1 You can also find I Play Red at ... Website / https://iplayred.co.uk Twitter / https://twitter.com/IPlayRedGaming Instagram / https://www.instagram.com/IPlayRed Facebook / https://www.facebook.com/IPlayRedGaming YouTube / https://www.youtube.com/IPlayRed Thank you, Kat #IPlayRed #Boardgame #TabletopGaming #BoardgameGirl #BoardGames #TableTopGaming

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