Posted by James (admin) on 28th March 2010
Rattus is by the same designers who created Oregon, one of my favourite board games. For me, Oregon has a great mix of strategy and planning without being heavy – plenty to think about, a good amount of control, but relatively light so most people can enjoy it. So, I was really pleased when I heard they had created a new game.
Rattus is themed around the Black Death, the plague that wiped out 1/3 of the European population from 1348-1350. In essence, players take turns placing their population (coloured cubes) onto the European map and, as you may expect, population pieces get removed as the plague sweeps from area to area. The winner is the player with the most population left at the end of the game. Read the rest of this entry »