Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition

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Rating Summary (13 Total)

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Finally had a chance to acquire and play this legendary game. And I am so pleased to say that it absolutely lives up to the hype. What an amazing solo experience. The card based gameplay is incredible and leads to a multitude of interesting decisions. Once you internalize the rules everything locks into place and you flow through this interesting and amazing world. Unbelievable game.

6/20/2020

While it might not be my favorite game in my collection, this has to be the best by far. What an incredible brain-burner of an adventure game. Zero to hero in 3-4 hours of incredible card-based gameplay. The feeling of accomplishment I have after playing this game is like nothing I've ever felt playing other board games.

2/6/2020

Once again, Vlaada Chvatil has created a drum-tight interlocked set of systems that is rewarding and wonderful. Somehow it is simultaneously complex and elegant (much like Through the Ages). Though there are a lot of rules, I find the complaints about complexity to be somewhat overstated. Like most of Chvatil's more intricate designs, the rules sink into the background to become a smooth, integrated whole once you understand how everything is interrelated. The people who complain about the lack of theme must come from an Ameritrash background. If you're a Eurogamer, this game will feel immersive and thematic (though the theme does have the typical sexist fantasy tropes that I hate so much). There's a reason this is the standard by which all other solo games are measured. It's the richest, most engaging solo experience around, and even though it is playing against a "system," it doesn't feel like most other co-op/solo experiences. It is an engrossing 2-hour solo experience. I think I would want to pitch myself off a roof if I ever played this with more than two, though.

1/23/2019