Posted by James (admin) on 1st June 2011
The Spiel des Jahres nominees were revealed last week. Below is a list of the nominees with easy links to reviews of most of them.
Spiel des Jahres
Kennerspiel des Jahres nominees
Luna was also on the list of recommended titles.
As far as my thoughts go, Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by James (admin) on 24th January 2011
7 Wonders was the most anticipated game of Spiel 2010 with a very effective pre-launch campaign and general word-of-mouth. During the game, each player builds various buildings including developing their wonder of the world. The winner is the player that scores the most victory points (VPs).
The game lasts 3 eras and each era consists of 6 turns. Each turn, players pick one of the building cards in their hand and either:
(a) Build it
– Paying resources (if their built buildings produce enough or bought from neighbours)
– For free (if they built the pre-requisite building, or if it’s a basic building requiring zero resources)
(b) Discard it for 3 cash
(c) Use the card to build the next stage of their wonder (with the relevant resources)
Sounds pretty standard, right? Well, there are several game mechanics that make 7 Wonders very different to other games. Read the rest of this entry »
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