Originally Posted by Karkador
What does she enjoy about Agricola?
The theme and the interactivity. She also likes the logic of the game, I think. She may be terrible at it (I just don't think she puts in any effort) but I think she likes the logic flow of the game better than Euphoria where many of the actions seemed arbitrary and "because I said so" in the results of the actions.
Originally Posted by Affeinvasion
I would stay away from the game that is almost identical to the one that she doesn't like or is good at.
Suggestions of games that I own and play with my wife pretty frequently:
Carcassonne South Seas
Elder Signs (co-op)
Marvel Legendary (co-op deckbuilder) - this may not be up your alley but both my wife and I like superhero stuff.
Pandemic with the first expansion is good too.
If you haven't tried out co-ops you should definitely look into them.
You're referring to Caverna, I take it?
I think she's definitely much more into medieval fantasy than she is modern, modern history, future dystopian, or future apocolyptic.
Watching an Elder Scroll video now. I'm not sure at all what a Cthulu theme is, but I'm keeping an open mind.
Originally Posted by Tangeroo
You may want to ease her into "Worker" games with lighter fare like Lords of Waterdeep and Stone Age.
I raised the possibility of LoW, but she didn't really like the idea of going "too simple". I think her issue with Agricola is she gets decision paralysis and so focused on beating me, that she starts reacting and not carrying out her own strategy. I think she can get over that, but I thought maybe Carverna would be more fun as it gets rid of the ideas of "major food generators".