Who is Good Owl Games?
Antoinette Mason is an accidental board game reviewer who loves dry euro games and long walks on the beach. She lives in Cork, Ireland working on Good Owl Games as a way to tell people about fantastic board games and to work on her own mental health. She's very proud of her unbroken win streak playing Time of Legends: Joan of Arc and doesn't play favourites among her games, they're all special!
I was excited to hear what you thought about Obsession since I finally had a chance to play it on the weekend. For the most part, I think your judgments were fair. I, too, enjoyed working on my own family estate, found the “tableau building” (not sure if that’s what you were referring to, since I barely play games as such…) unique to me, and thought the scoring/time track added depth to the game. Most of all, I love how thematic it is (love your intro BTW).
My problem is with the “asthetics” bit. While I never turn my nose up at flavour text, I found the photos on the Guests/Gentry cards were on the tiny side (not sure how or why it would add to my game play but it bothered me) and I was hoping the event tiles would have some detail: somehow look as charming as what I picture the Victorian era would look like, in my mind…
Glad to hear you enjoyed “Obsession”. Despite our 4p game (3 of us new to the game) lasting 3 hours it was a memorable experience. Unfortunately, not many stores near me seemed to carry it or it sold out quick!
Greetings from Canada,
I’m so glad you got a chance to take Obsession for a spin, it’s a lovely game! I can understand your aesthetics problem, those are some valid points. As a whole, I still think the game looks good! And what a record game you went for :O I’m amazed you still liked it after 3 hours. Thanks for taking the time to comment, it’s always lovely to hear from people!
Greetings from Ireland,