Posted by James (admin) on 24th November 2009
When I heard the designer of Carcassonne had a new game, I knew I wanted to check it out. Players build forts and towns in the land of Albion (Roman Britain) where the south is tame but the north is inhabited by the Picts who are less welcoming to the Romans. Each player controls Settlers (who build buildings and collect resources) and Legionnaires (who increase military strength in their region). The first player to complete three level 4 buildings (including one in a far North region where it is most hostile) wins.
An interesting gameplay mechanic is movement. Each turn, a player can move as many of their own units as they want. The number of regions (distance) each unit can move is dictated by what buildings the player has built. At the end of the player’s turn, all settler units are returned to a home camp. Read the rest of this entry »