Cuba Libre

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Rating Summary (26 Total)


Fantastic intro to the system. Dont know that the subject or the puzzle will hold up over time for me compared to other titles in the series.


A great introduction to the COIN series and the best one to play solo.


PROS -Asymmetric abilities and win conditions are fascinating and incredibly thematic. -Likewise, the way factions in the game have a somewhat parasitic relationship with one another makes for interesting dynamics. -Board, components, and cards are gorgeous. -The COIN action selection system makes for tough decisions. CONS -The amount of small rules and the need for flowcharts and tables to guide you through gameplay are a real deterrent to getting further into the game. -It can be upwards of a five-hour game but fortunes can be overturned with a single event card. And, if you've taken an action before a Propoganda card, there is no way to make one last optimal move. In the end, the game feels too random/luck-driven.




(3/17) 8. A brilliant war game with the depth, weight and card driven action reminiscent of Twilight Struggle...but maybe done in a more interesting way? I don't know. I haven't played either enough to make that call, but I really do love the completely asymmetrical factions offered by this game with wildly differing abilities and win conditions. I also think I like the heart of this game, the cards and the way they drive the game forward, more than I like it in TS, though part of me feels that's mainly due to this game supporting more than just 2 players, which I prefer in games in general. This is a rating I can see definitely rising with more plays. (10/17) Raise to 9. I'm in love with deeply strategic and deeply thematic historical games. My #7 game of all time.