NaPodPoMo 2023 – 30 Days of Game Mechanics: Worker Placement Games

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Hey everybody, and welcome to NaPodPoMo day two! Today we’re talking about worker placement games.

Worker placement games are known for their strategic depth and replayability. With so many different options available, players must carefully weigh the pros and cons of each action before making a decision. Worker placement games can also be very competitive, as players must try to outmaneuver their opponents in order to get the best resources and spaces.

Here are a few beginner-friendly worker placement games:

  • Stone Age
  • Champions of Midgard
  • Nusfjord
  • Wingspan

Here are a few tips for playing worker placement games:

  • Claim key spaces early. The best spaces on the board are often the ones that give you the most resources or allow you to perform the most powerful actions. Try to claim these spaces early in the game so that you can benefit from them throughout the game.
  • Be flexible. Don’t be afraid to change your strategy if you need to. If you see that an opponent is taking a certain strategy, try to find a way to counter it.
  • Don’t overextend yourself. Focus on one or two strategies and stick with them. Trying to do too much will only spread you too thin and make it difficult to win.
  • Block other players. If you see that an opponent is about to take a space that you need, don’t be afraid to block them. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there!

With a little practice, you’ll be a worker placement master in no time!