Game Time Decision

“…I can’t go fishing everybody I know is watching the Orlando Wilson fishing show…” – Orlando Wilson Fishing Show theme

It’s Friday and time for another edition of Game Time Decision! This week we have a game for you that will have you telling the folks at work on Monday about the big one you caught over the weekend. Coldwater Crown is a game of angling prowess that is sure to have you returning to fish those honey holes again and again!


From the Website:Is that “victory” you taste in the salty air? You’ve secured your spot as a competitor in the world-renowned Coldwater Crown fishing tournament, and the contest has just begun! Will you be able to cast the right bait at the right time to reel-in the biggest fish? Will you be able to strategically balance your efforts at the different fishing locations to win the most trophies? Very little is certain on these frigid waters, but it’s guaranteed the fish will be biting!

Coldwater Crown is a fun and clever board game that captures the thrill of fishing in a tabletop experience. Created by acclaimed game designer Brian Suhre, it’s a game of strategic planning, angler’s intuition, and just the right amount of luck! Test your fishing expertise against up to three of your friends or hone your skills at the practice pond. You don’t have to be a master angler to win, but once your trophy count begins to stack up, you might just feel like one!

From RTHG Staff (Brandon):This game is one of those games that if you are a board gamer, which you are because you’re here, and you are even remotely interested in the theme…you have to have it. Just about 100% of our gaming group grew up fishing with their parents and grandparents so we were all pretty excited to see what this game was about a few months ago. We were entertained!

I won’t go into too much detail about the game here and instead direct you to our First Look and additionally our Impressions videos for the game. Watching both of those will give you a good idea of how the game flows. I will, however, highly recommend Coldwater Crown for both its very good quality of components and (most importantly for me) its strong replayable factor. Currently the game is out of stock, though you may find a copy if you dig around. Bellwether is having a reprint done with the current eta being sometime in November 2017. You can pre-order now on their website to ensure you get your copy.


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