(Designed by Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, and Keith Matejka with art by Benjamin Shulman and Beth Sobel, published by Dr. Finn’s Games and Pencil First Games LLC)
Have you ever wanted to be a gardener? To grow your own herbs? Maybe you’re a cook and think that the herbs you really want to cook with cost way too much at the local grocer and you just want to be self-sufficient anyway.
But let me ask you the most important question.
Have you ever wanted to plant cards?
In Herbaceous, you can!
Well, herb cards, anyway.
Herbaceous is a card game that just came out in early 2017, and it is a wonderful little filler game. Who knew that planting cards could be so much fun?
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I’m a big fan of deckbuilding card games, especially since Ascension was my introduction to the modern boardgaming scene.
There are a lot of deckbuilders out there, so many that newer ones need to have some sort of hook in order to draw me in. Some new mechanism, some additional stuff in addition to the cards themselves.
Arctic Scavengers is one of those games that just struck me hard when I first played it, forcing me to play it again because the concept was just so cool. The theme of it is outstanding because it’s relatively fresh; sure, it’s a post-apocalyptic survival game, but it’s about a never-ending winter instead of some lame zombies.
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March was actually a very good month for “new to me” games, and I even managed to hit three 2017 games in there!
The year is off to a good start.
Pretty much everything was light, filler stuff (which is never a bad thing for me), except for one game that’s fun, but a bit longer than it really needs to be.
Beginning with a stellar card game.
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In yesterday’s Q&A, Bezier Games social media manager Phoebe Wild mentioned the Quantic Foundry boardgaming profile.
I had never heard of it, so I felt I had to check it out and see just what my profile is.
Not surprisingly, it’s quite a bit opposite of Phoebe’s (99% motivated by Strategy).
I do really enjoy the strategic element of games, and am greatly looking forward to sinking my teeth into a heavy strategy game this weekend.
But I do love my deck-building card games and dice games (Pandemic: the Cure is to die for), so my Chance rating really brought down my Strategy rating a great deal.
Interested in seeing what your profile is?
Why not take the test and find out?