Trickerion board game
Trickerion board game

Trickerion

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The city of Magoria has not always been a place of magic and mystery. Decades ago, it was just another ordinary trade center loaded with shameless courtesans and greedy merchants longing for more and more wealth and prosperity.

But, as we have already learned from history, a single man's will, if strong enough can change the world. It wasn't different with Magoria either; it only took one person, with immense talent and ambition, to change things forever.

A talented young boy inspired by the enigmatic world of illusion tried his luck on the street with his revolutionary acts of magic. It didn't take long for people to take notice, and within weeks, he was already considered to be a genius by the public. The acts of even the greatest illusionists of the time seemed shallow and mediocre compared to his talent. In less than a year, the youngster became one of the greatest magicians of his time, a true legend of illusion who became known as Dahlgaard the Magnificent.

Trickerion - Legends of Illusion is a competitive Euro-style strategy game set in a fictional city inspired by the late 19th century urban life and culture, where players take on the role of rival stage illusionists.

Players strive to become the city's greatest Magician by acquiring the most Fame points. But there is much more at stake than prestige alone. The audience's favourite wins the contest for the mighty Trickerion Stone, a relic that grants supernatural powers to its owner, making him a true Legend of Illusion.


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  • Looks great, fun theme, lengthy playtime, and the mechanics of performances are a bit jarring in contrast to other phases of the game.
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  • I'm a big fan of "putting on a show" games, but this one is a little underwhelming in the show department. The rest of the game is pretty standard. The art is beautiful; maybe one of the prettiest games I've played.
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Finally got my hands on #Trickerion recently.  Played two games against myself last week--one with the basic game board and then the second with the Dark Alley--to get the hang of the game before attempting the addition of the Dahlgaard's Heir rules for a true solo play experience.  Am already loving it--I love the flow of the game and its fully immersive blending of rules and theme.  Can't wait to get to the table again and try a game against the Heir.

Also played #Arcadia Quest with my 9-yr-old son, who is killing me.  Using a heavily equipped and very op Johan as his go-to hero, he has crushed me every game thus far. After having previously played 3 scenarios in the Outer Circle, he chose to dive right into the Evershadow District for our first go at the Inner Circle.  Whew--that's a tough one!  We're now taking a step back and in the middle of a duel in the Alchemist's District.

Also played a few short sessions of the #The Crew during the week with my wife and son and friends.  

Quite an enjoyable week overall.

Finally got my hands on #Trickerion recently.  Played two games against myself last week--one with the basic game board and then the second with the Dark Alley--to get the hang of the game before attempting the addition of the Dahlgaard's Heir rules for a true solo play experience.  Am already loving it--I love the flow of the game and its fully immersive blending of rules and theme.  I can really picture the plotting and machinations of the magicians vying for prominence in the city.  Can't wait to get to the table again and try a game against the Heir.

Also played #Arcadia Quest with my 9-yr-old son, who is killing me.  Using a heavily equipped and very op Johan as his go-to hero, he has crushed me every game thus far. After having previously played 3 scenarios in the Outer Circle, he chose to dive right into the Evershadow District for our first go at the Inner Circle.  Whew--that's a tough one!  We're now taking a step back and in the middle of a duel in the Alchemist's District.

In addition, enjoyed a few short sessions of the #The Crew during the week with my wife and son and friends.  

A good week overall--most excited to get to know Trickerion!

You're actually making me question whether this is the game I'd get first haha. I already found #Trickerion on a good deal recently and snagged it, because it was my most desired game (I'm a sucker for MindClash games).

So I'm updating the game I would get to either

#The Reckoners Board Game,

#Cerebria: The Inside World, or

#Food Chain Magnate

Thanks for making me think about this, Bob:)

 

 

What a great list of plays! #Ecos: First Continent has looked really neat, just waiting on a deal to come around.

I just bought #Trickerion used and am antsy for it to get here. So excited for that one. Any further thoughts on it?

Lots of gaming this week solo and otherwise!

  • #Terraforming Mars (Solo, physical): One of my favourites and the first game I really enjoyed solo.  I played it with just #Terraforming Mars: Prelude as I felt like a more basic game.
  • #Spirit Island with #Spirit Island: Branch & Claw (Solo, Physical): Probably my favourite solo game when I want something meatier.  I enjoy playing with 2 spirits but bumped the difficulty up a bit much and got handily swamped!  Might be time to step it back a bit.
  • #Streets (TTS, Multiplayer): I backed this one on kickstarter.  One of the few games I've backed in a while but I really like Villagers so I figured it was a safe bet.  I enjoyed the game and I think it will get better with repeated plays.  Speaking of Villagers...
  • #Villagers (Solo, Physical x2): It's a nice easy game to setup and the solo play doesn't have too many bits to remember.  Played two games.  Narrowly lost the first one and then finally got my first win in the second game!  The solo play requires a bit different thinking than the multiplayer game which I'm finally starting to get.
  • #Ecos: First Continent (TTS, multiplayer): I quite enjoy this game.  (I enjoy most games where you create a map.)  I was trying to play too strategically to work up to one big scoring card but my plans were repeatedly (and accidentally) thwarted by the other players.  I have to remember to draft more medium level scoring cards and not to get fixated on one goal.  
  • #Trickerion (TTS, multiplayer): First time playing this game and it was super interesting!  We're going to play again next weekend now that we all have the game flow down.  The game makese more thematic sense than some of the other complex games we're tried with a couple of exceptions. Thinking ahead is super important which gave me a bit of a #Lignum feeling to it.  To have a really top score you would want to pick the top level trick you are going to go for from early on in the game.
  • #Take 5 + Take a Number (Physical, muliplayer x2): Had some friends over for a socially distanced night and they quite enjoyed Take 5.  This is turning in to a good investment.
  • #Just One (Physiical, multiplayer): Same friends, same evening, also good fun.  I think this game works best with 5+ players though.  With 4 the danger of 2 people matching creates a lot of really cautious play.

Great week for gaming!

Question: "It looks like you do a lot of collaborative design work with #Trickerion, #Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun, and the new Kickstarter #Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, is this your ideal structure for designing games? Do you envision yourself as being a solo designer ever?"

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