Posted by James (admin) on 15th April 2014
Strike is a game about Lech Wałęsa – a Polish electrician who became a trade-union activist, co-founded Solidarity (the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union) and eventually went on to become President of Poland. The game focuses on the Polish strikes of 1980 and the agreement reached between the workers and the government. (Yes, really.)
This theme may sound unusual even compared to some other board games, but the historical Polish theme is more understandable when you know the game is by Karol Madaj the designer of Kolejka (Queue) – one of my favourite games ever – who designs games for Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance. One of their goals is to mark important moments in Polish history.
Theme-aside, Strajk is fundamentally a deck-building game mechanic but with a board and a bit if a difference too. (If you’re not familiar with deck-building games such as Dominion, players each have their own deck and play cards to add better cards to their deck, take special actions, remove weaker cards from their deck, etc. Whenever their deck is empty, they shuffle their discard pile and start drawing from it again so their deck builds as they play.) Read the rest of this entry »
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