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Warren Adams
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At our Mt Claremont meet yesterday the first of two WABA Starter Tubs of Games was launched. Each tub has eleven games in it.

The tubs are identical, with the first launched and now located at Mt Claremont and the second to be located at Thornlie later this month.

The idea behind the tubs was to gather together a collection of games that can introduce new and existing gamers to a range of game mechanisms (the way games play).

The tubs are labelled and each game, as well as having the normal WABA label, has a large green dot on the label. The information with the games also lists several other games in the WABA Games Collection that play in similar ways.

Included in the WABA Starter Tubs are the following games:
Bohnanza (included as an example of a negotiation/trading game)
Carcassonne: South Seas (tile laying)
Dominion (deck building)
King of Tokyo (dice rolling/combat)
Lords of Waterdeep (worker placement)
Love Letter (deduction/hidden roles)
No Thanks! (auction/bidding)
Pandemic (cooperative play)
Settlers of Catan (resource management)
Sushi Go! (card drafting)
Ticket to Ride (route building)

So if you are new to boardgaming and looking for a place to start or for some new games/mechanisms to build on, have a look through one of the Starter Tubs next time you are at a Mt Claremont or Thornlie meet.
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Paul Simmons
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Re: WABA Starter Tubs of Games launched
Awesome idea ... also a great set of games to purchase
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Thom McAlister
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Re: WABA Starter Tubs of Games launched
Great list. I have 7 of those eleven games.

I don't have Bohnanza, Dominion, King of Tokyo, or No Thanks.

I think the newer Ascension games are much better deck-builders than Dominion. There are also Trains,the Cryptozoic Deck-builders, and even Star Realms. Dominion is just a bit too dry in my opinion. Sure it deserves respect as beginning the genre, but its past its prime.

The other three that I don't have are all games that I have been tempted to check out.
 
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Ian O'Toole
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Re: WABA Starter Tubs of Games launched
thom1977 wrote:

I think the newer Ascension games are much better deck-builders than Dominion. There are also Trains,the Cryptozoic Deck-builders, and even Star Realms. Dominion is just a bit too dry in my opinion. Sure it deserves respect as beginning the genre, but its past its prime.

This may be true, but it's hard to look past Dominion as a great introduction to the mechanism, and a gateway to other, more complex deck builders. Or, for that matter, more complex Dominion, by adding any of the expansions.

The games in the starter tubs were never intended to be the best of their genre, but the best introduction to their genre.
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Re: WABA Starter Tubs of Games launched
It is also hard to bet against a Spiel de Jares winner.
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Re: WABA Starter Tubs of Games launched
LPlate wrote:
It is also hard to bet against a Spiel de Jares winner.

...Until you play Kingdom Builder.
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I stand corrected
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