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R0land1199 Supporter17 months ago
This week we played AuZtralia and Architects of the West Kingdom.
AuZtralia is a interesting game. Different from the other games I have as a whole. In the game we played the Cthulu faction didn't have a hope so next game we are going to bump the difficulty up a bit.
However, I foresee each game being very different depending on how the cards/chits come out during setup. I think it's a keeper for the collection but not one that will come out all the time.
Architects of the West Kingdoms is one of my favourite games and another round of it cemented that opinion further.
One interesting note is that I have won all of the games I have played (maybe that's why I like it? LOL) and I have only ever captured workers once, and they were my own because I was getting desperate for workers.
It's a major mechanism of the game so that feels wrong. Is it an advantage to me if other people are doing the capturing but I am spending those workers elsewhere, or is capturing a weaker action in general or have I just got lucky?
1nf1n1ty Supporter17 months ago
I have been eyeing Architects. How long was your game?
90 minutes give or take. 4 players with 3 that had played before.
The first game was about 2 hours I think but we were all new.
philryuh Supporter17 months ago
Do you own Raiders of the North Sea too? Just wondering which would be better to get.
I haven't played that one so I can't compare them unfortunately.
Gotcha. I was interested in those games because I started interviewing the artist behind them
trentellingsen Supporter17 months ago
I got to play Shaolia: Warring States and Ultimate Fighters: Creatures of Titan over the weekend. From my only play through of Shaolia it seemed like a fun theme and beautiful game that might be a little imbalanced. There are two ways to win and one way seems much easier.
Ultimate Fighters was an absolute blast though.
I put in a few plays:
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