Yspahan

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Rating Summary (36 Total)

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Fantastic game. Good duration, good amount of thinking yet doesn't leave you burnt out. Very cool dice mechanism to determine the resources that enter the game. Cool interaction of mechanics where things can be used both in your favour and then used by others to work against you. Like the Supervisor and caravan, the rules for the cube placement into the souks or the buildings you choose to build.The luck adds even more to this in my opinion. The dice can be lucky for you, delivering a very rewarding "Yes!" moment, then they can take that a way with an "Oh Sh*t!" moment. It's never something that leaves you feeling like you lost (or won) the whole game from the dice, maybe just took a wee hit on the way. Who wants to play a game where you can work out exactly how to win before you play anyway......This is very addictive. There are strategies to try and different ways to win, the dice (and how others play) may just cause you to evolve from what you were doing to something new. Each game is different and I think this will add to the longevity of this game as a favourite.Plays well with 2, using the official variant.Very enjoyable with 4, different dynamics completely.I think this game will get a lot of table time with my wife and I and our friends. This would be harder to explain to non-gamers.The WestparkGamers PC version is great to play. Beats me almost every time and still I return for more floggings..... Such is Yspahan.

4/12/2020

Fantastic game. Good duration, good amount of thinking yet doesn't leave you burnt out. Very cool dice mechanism to determine the resources that enter the game. Cool interaction of mechanics where things can be used both in your favour and then used by others to work against you. Like the Supervisor and caravan, the rules for the cube placement into the souks or the buildings you choose to build.The luck adds even more to this in my opinion. The dice can be lucky for you, delivering a very rewarding "Yes!" moment, then they can take that a way with an "Oh Sh*t!" moment. It's never something that leaves you feeling like you lost (or won) the whole game from the dice, maybe just took a wee hit on the way. Who wants to play a game where you can work out exactly how to win before you play anyway......This is very addictive. There are strategies to try and different ways to win, the dice (and how others play) may just cause you to evolve from what you were doing to something new. Each game is different and I think this will add to the longevity of this game as a favourite.Plays well with 2, using the official variant.Very enjoyable with 4, different dynamics completely.I think this game will get a lot of table time with my wife and I and our friends. This would be harder to explain to non-gamers.The WestparkGamers PC version is great to play. Beats me almost every time and still I return for more floggings..... Such is Yspahan.

4/12/2020

Simple, yet deep game with a decent theme. Very Euro in mechanics, but uses very unique dice mechanic. Nice board and bits, especially the wooden camels! Would like to play this more.

4/1/2020

Very nice game, played quickly. Honestly didn't think I would like it from the descriptions, but there is quite alot to do during your turn that can have a major impact on the game.

4/1/2020

Enjoyable game so far, but I have my doubts about its longevity in our group.

3/9/2020

really cool dice mechanic. maybe a little over complicated for the style of game it is.. just a few too many fiddly rules.

3/4/2020

The 3D nature of the board makes me want to feel the stucco of the buildings. This game has a most interesting dice mechanic and I have fits determining whether the camel strategy is as good as it appears to be -- knowing there is a debate about such things in the BGG community. I refrain from reading too much about it since I wish to discover the game (and its affiliated strengths and weaknesses) on my own terms. I've enjoyed my time spent with this title, and seek to do so further in the near future.

1/10/2020

This beautiful area control game is pretty fun. Maybe a little swingy, but it is fast paced and seems to have potential as a medium filler.

6/26/2019

It looked fiddlier than it was from the lack of text, but didn’t take too much explaining. I liked that it was quicker than a similar (newer) game would be today.

1/29/2019

Unremarkable themeless dice drafting cube pusher with a turn-order catch-up mechanism that really hurts the game: the person to the right of the player with the lowest score goes last in Rounds 2 & 3. This means in a 4p game, that person goes last twice and only goes first once in each of those rounds. This is an asinine and arbitrary punishment that players have zero control over.

1/23/2019

Nice colours on the board but the 3d buildings confused me. A nice game, great use of dice but somehow it seems to be missing something. 2016-07-17 - River Market

1/23/2019

It's a solved game. Done. Next.

1/10/2019

(10/17) 8. One of those old school Euros that I just love. Simple rules, plenty of strategy. Love, love these kinds of games.

12/22/2018