Posted by James (admin) on 1st October 2014
Last year, I posted about Admiral’s Order as it looked superb but was (sadly) on a scale way larger than I could play. A game of ship-to-ship warfare with dozens of hand-made wooden ships all with their names burned onto their sides and enough ships to re-create some of the largest naval battles you can think of. When I saw it in person at Spiel last year, it really did look great.
This year’s game is “Admiral’s Order: All Hands!” which uses the same rules as the previous game but All Hands comes with ‘only’ 36 ships and 5 different scenarios. It can be played as a stand-alone game so is kind of an ‘entry-level’ version of the larger game (although I use the term ‘entry level’ very much in the context of Admiral’s Order, so that’s still pretty complex/detailed compared to other games).
Like the original game and expansion, All Hands is hand-made with wooden ships, wooden box, and wooden tokens, so the same production values have been applied.
I believe rules for solo play are being (or have already been) released too. Read the rest of this entry »
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