Mombasa

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Rating Summary (19 Total)

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A really w...

by thomasjbradley

A really wonderful, mind melting game. As games go for us, the idea of not controlling a single company is unique and a fun change. There are so many different decisions and so many different things to do! The graphic design & illustration are wonderful.

2/14/2019

A really w...

by thomasjbradley

A really wonderful, mind melting game. As games go for us, the idea of not controlling a single company is unique and a fun change. There are so many different decisions and so many different things to do! The graphic design & illustration are wonderful.

2/14/2019

A mechanis...

by Brent

A mechanism buffet. The hand management system is far more interesting than in execution than I thought it would be. With only seven rounds in the game, planning on how to deal with this is crucial: where you are going to place your cards? which cards you are going to buy? when you are going to go for the fourth action card slot? The biggest gameplay issues are the tacked-on diamond and bookkeeping tracks. The diamond track is pretty straightforward to score with, but bookkeeping is really convoluted. The theme is really clumsy, and I'm curious as to why Pfister went down this dark and challenging road only to have the game end up a mechanical exercise in point scoring. I have no problem with dark and problematic themes, but is there any functional reason why this game had to be about African colonialism and exploitation and not... like... literally anything else? The mechanism-forward euro-heads clearly don't care about this, but it's got kind a Puerto Rico attitude toward its material in spite of its half-hearted acknowledgment in the rules. It's a disconcerting half-measure.

1/23/2019

Excellent ...

by Chitownsox

Excellent euro with one of the most unique mechanics I have seen.

1/22/2019

(4/17) 9. ...

by markbesada

(4/17) 9. A really thinky, really great economic game with a really unique card refresh mechanism. There's so much going on here with the worker placement, action selection, card buying, "tech tree" in the form of moving along the different company tracks...not to mention the quasi area control of the African continent itself. Really, really enjoyed my first play and excited to try it out again. (10/17) Drop to 8. This is probably purely because I haven't had a chance to play it in a while, but now that I have my own copy I'm looking forward to getting this back to the table and having this number rise again.

12/22/2018

In Germany...

by magicjavelin

In Germany

12/22/2018