This game sold out SO fast at Essen Spiel - it's easy to see why 😍 | Art Society Board Game Review -

This game sold out SO fast at Essen Spiel – it’s easy to see why 😍 | Art Society Board Game Review

Views: 5736
Like: 299
When we read the rulebook for this one it seemed quite straightforward – bid for tiles, choose where to place them, and don’t break the rules for placement. But there’s something here that is greater than the sum of its parts, and we’ve now witnessed group after group of people we’ve introduced this game to ADORE the smooth gameplay and beautiful wall of art they’ve managed to create by the end of the game. We hope this review helps you assess whether this might be a game for your household (or not!) Thanks for watching!

For more game information:
Silicone trays are the GeekUp BGG Bit Bowls available through the BGG store

00:00 Introduction
00:20 What it’s about (Theme)
00:56 What you’re doing (Mechanics)
06:14 STUNNING production quality
08:39 A fun and satisfying puzzle (& quite forgiving)
12:43 It’s the trifecta – accessible, beautiful, satisfying
14:47 Much better at higher player counts
17:26 Our ratings & wrap up

Thanks for stopping by for our review of Art Society! We’re Amy & Maggie aka ThinkerThemer. We’re an Australian couple with two very different perspectives of what makes a great board game – Amy (Thinker) is all about the mechanics and enjoys tight, competitive games, and Maggie (Themer) is all about the storytelling and the theme of the game, and the ‘world’ that the designer is trying to create. Subscribe to our channel to hear us talk about these two elements of a game, and how well integrated we feel these are in delivering a cohesive and wonderful game experience.
#boardgames #tabletopgames #thinkerthemer ❤🏳️‍🌈🇦🇺


  1. Wow….i must have this game now. Unfortunately all my usual shops I buy from onky have the game on pre-order. I cant wait to get it. It looks absolutely stunning and 110% my kind of game.

  2. How does this compare to modern art bidding game from Knizia? THXs Frank

  3. Was expecting a much higher score from Amy after all those accolades and compared to how she’s scored other games.

  4. Arg! I saw so many people walking around with this at Essen and wasn't sharp enough to think to snag a copy. 😖Terrific review, as always and if I may say that's a lovely sweater you're wearing Amy. 🤗

  5. If you are ever in Philadelphia, check out the Barnes Foundation (Museum). Great artwork and this game reminds me of his style; no victory points were lost for empty spots.

  6. Off-hand, seems like a simple "bot" could fill-in for a third player to add tension for 2-player. Something like, random draw from a stack of paddles for the bot's bid and the lowest human bidder chooses the painting for the bot. Bot doesn't score, just makes bidding less predictable. Great review as always.

  7. This game looks super fun and it is just the type my friends and I enjoy, craving is strong right now.

  8. I've been thinking about preordering this! Thank you so much for making this review!

  9. How does it feel to play compared to Patchwork?

  10. Great review! I am hooked. This is my next purchase. 😀

  11. Great review, I see some similarities with fit to print with the tile laying aspect and placement rules. I would prefer this one for the asthetic look and non real time draw with auctioning. The look of the final board is so pleasing… Thanks for the review…

  12. Awesome vid as always. Totally sold me on, it looks like a great game and as mentioned it fits across a lot of experience levels so it can go in a game night I have with middle or low weight players, but could still interest my heavy player friends, and I have no doubt my mother could pick it up in no time. Thank you for letting us know!

  13. So the trick-taking bit of revealing your paddles is just like the latter half of For Sale. The like-colour bonus is like Dream Home's set collection incentive pieces you earn for additional points only after meeting a condition. The building of the wall is sort like like Dream Home or other Set collections where you have a vested interest in selecting certain pieces.

  14. What a delightful game! I love art, and the art about the art in this game. Theme-wise I would change different museums vying to exhibit the paintings — I dread private collectors hiding art away out of sight from the public. Nice video.

  15. Thank you for this lovely review. I’m so happy that you like our game and all these little details you mentioned. Having been a fan of your channel for so long, it’s surreal to watch this review.

  16. I recently discovered your channel and it’s causing me problems, because this is the fourth game in a row you’ve covered that I now want to buy. Please tone down your enthusiasm.

  17. What happens when the bids are tied in the first round?

  18. Me: I’m going to stop buying games until the new year.

    Also me: adds to cart 💸💸💸 😅

  19. This is my kind of bidding game…one where you may not get what you want but you get something! Looks so nice…

  20. Thank you very much for showing and talking about this game. It's very attractive and easy. I am definitely gonna get it cause it's perfect fit for my family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.