Alright, who's had a chance to play Rurik: Dawn of Kiev?
I reviewed it before its launch on Kickstarter and really loved it, and I'm pretty sure my review showed that. Then I was nervous that not everyone else would like it as I did! But, since its fulfillment to backers, it has stood the tests of scrutinous gamers everywhere.
One of the reasons I like it so much is because of the Auction Programming mechanic, in which you place a numbered worker on an action space, and everyone takes turns doing so, round and around until all their workers are placed. The workers with the lower numbers activate before the higher numbers, but the higher numbered workers push the lower numbered workers down the action track, thus giving them less ideal actions of the type they wanted. You can even drop a coin to increase your worker's number by one per coin (technically, you could drop 100 coins, but that's a bit overkill if you ask me). It's an interesting game of bluff and hope and strategy.
And then there's the actual gameplay which is marvelous. So! What are your thoughts on Rurik if you've played it?