Porta Nigra worth it?


I see that Porta Nigra is at an all time low. Anybody here play it? Is it worth $10-15 from cool stuff Inc? 

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14 months ago

I am a happy owner of #Porta Nigra. The SUSD review I felt was a bit harsh. It's a really good euro style Game. It also doesn't hurt that it cost me 11 dollars in total. It was a chance I took that I'm glad I did. It's competitive and intuitive, the only thing that can get a little confusing is the scoring but after playing it a few times it comes together and really is a good game. 

Supporter14 months ago

Glad to hear you like it. I did end up buying it, I did end up buying it. But, I haven't seen it yet. 

17 months ago

I picked it up for really cheap, somewhere in that $10 to $15 range, and I think it's totally worth it. I'm a big Kramer/Kiesling fan, so I'm always willing to give anything they do a try.

I enjoy action point allowance systems, a common mechanic in their games, and this one is rather streamlined. You have a few cards in your hand, you pick one to play, and then do two to four of the actions listed depending on the card. The board is broken up into 4 sections, each with it's own building requirements and area majority scoring.

Is it their best design? No. Is it worth playing for that price? Absolutely. 

Supporter17 months ago

Glad to hear that. I ended up buying it. I paid 5.99 plus 5.99 shipping. It is waiting for me in ks. I think I might have a way to get it down here next week asking with some other games that are coming. 

Supporter19 months ago

Well it’s Roman themed, which is a huge plus. Otherwise I don’t too much about the game. 

Supporter19 months ago

It seems like I've heard some disappointing thinks about it when it came out, but I don't remember what they were. 

Supporter19 months ago

Yeah, I think I watched a SUSD review that wasn’t terribly favorable. 

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