Tuesday, April 12, 2022

#29: Minigolf Designer (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Minigolf Designer

  • rank: 4,139
  • rating: 8.0
  • published: 2020
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • Take the part I like best about Kingdomino (the drafting system), use it to drive a tile placement game with thematic scoring (like Carcassonne but without the arguments about which set of farm rules we’ll be using), and provided the proper components (big cloth bag, easy to read tiles, clever use of cards to add variety) to make a really enjoyable game experience.
Tips & Tricks:
  • The scoring has a number of elements... however, they all make sense AND the scoring track includes a reminder of all the rules in play.
  • Start with the Family game... the Advanced Game has some risk/reward elements that won't be clear until you've got a couple of games under your belt.
  • The new mini-expansion (Putt of No Return) does things: it adds interesting new course tiles and investors, it provides two-layer par boards (a welcome addition), and it fixes my main complaint about the original game with new and better art for all the cards.
  • Here's my review of Minigolf Designer for the Opinionated Gamers site.
  • I find the solo mode an engaging puzzle with a nice push-your-luck element... which makes it the ninth game of eighteen on the countdown that I recommend for solo play.

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