Board Games 494
Cleopatra and the Society of Component Overkill
I actually enjoy Cleopatra as a game and think it has some interesting mechanics with some nice game play potential. But mechanics do not solely make up a game. Does the game lack soul? I do hate that the box is used as a component of the game, so your game box now takes increased wear. That not nice for keeping the game nice. But the cardinal sin of this game, in my opinion, is the components. Yes, there are a ton of people that think they are cool. But logistically it makes it very difficult to play the game. It just takes up too much room and it is sometimes hard to see over all of the pieces.