Posted by James (admin) on 28th September 2011
The setting is Bordeaux in 56BC and players are constructing the port town. The winner is the one with the most prestige points (PPs) which are earned by involvement in building construction, completing a building, merchandise and plot cards, So, fairly standard sounding stuff so far. However, the game sounds like it has some neat game mechanics.
First, each turn players roll 2 dice and use one of the results to move one of their meeple to an unoccupied space on the board which have to one or two building sites next to them. The player places a cube on the building site and scores a number of points equal to the spaces still left. If the player places the final cube to complete a building they score PPs equal to the building’s value (and any players next to the district get a plot card which give their owners special abilities). Not only do I like the sound of the simple but strategic movement system, but I also like how this system encourages players to get building. Read the rest of this entry »