It’s been a while since we provided a nice treat for you, our faithful readers. Last July we had a giveaway for our anniversary and we had a lot of fun with it. We didn’t want to have to wait a whole year to give away something cool so we decided to have a giveaway now.
The first problem we had was how to decide what to give away. After much banter, bickering and a few hurt feelings we finally decided to let you guys decide. Enter the Board Game Battle Giveaway. Each of the regular writers here on Board Game Quest chose a game they really love to offer up in the battle. I wouldn’t go so far as to say “favorite game” as that’s almost impossible to choose. So we ended up choosing a game we each love and will always be willing to play. With that in mind, here are the contenders:
7 Wonders (review) – Champion of BGQ Tony
Why I chose 7 Wonders: I love this card game…a whole bunch. Card drafting is a great mechanic that I wish more games incorporated. I love how you have to be flexible and work with what is passed to you. In addition to that, it scales perfectly from 2-7 players and a game can be finished in less than 45 minutes. This makes it easy to play a few games in a row, even if I almost never win! Easily one of my favorite games and I’m always willing to play.
Pandemic (review) – Champion of BGQ Tyler
Why I chose Pandemic: Ah Pandemic. Honestly, I hate this game. Every time I sit down to play it I think I have a chance of saving the world and after 45 minutes my dreams are crushed once again. Despite the disappointment of losing most of the time, this game is my favorite game because of the experience of playing it. The game is filled with tension and heartbreaking moments as you work with your fellow players to save the world. I have had more fun and memorable moments playing Pandemic than any other game I have ever played.
Lords of Waterdeep (review) – Champion of BGQ Alex
Why I chose Lords of Waterdeep: As a D&D player, a fan of worker placement games, and a Forgotten Realms devotee, this game is in a sweet spot that overlaps a bunch of my interests. While providing solid game play, Lords of Waterdeep is not as deep as some more brain burner Euros, making it more likely to hit the game table on non-RPG nights.
So now that you know the contenders, you are probably wondering how you can get your hands on one of these great games. Easy! The simplest way is to vote for your favorite. Do that, let us know, and you are automatically entered. No mess, no fuss, you’re in.
Below the voting form is the entry form. You only have to vote and click the option saying you did. There are also some other ways to gain additions entries to win. Feel free to do as many or as few as you like to increase your chances.
The giveaway ends February 6th with the winner chosen shortly after that. Good luck!
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Good luck to all 3 games and may the best one win!
Update #1 (1/30/14)
With 1 week left to go in the voting, Lords of Waterdeep currently holds a narrow lead:
In a close match, Lords of Waterdeep has trounced its other two opponents. Congrats to Wizards of the Coast and Lords of Waterdeep. Also congrats goes out to Lisa W, our giveaway winner. See everyone for the next Board Game Battle!