Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

Review Detail

Board Games 2594
(Updated: December 15, 2020)
Rating 
 
4.5
This is an excellent game, an all time great. It's relatively short, plays using the great CDG wargame system and has wonderful themed events. It is a tight tense game as well, if slightly unbalanced. It also has a surprising thematic resonance and teachability that belies its complexity.

While I do have a couple critiques, they aren't particularly serious. It relies almost entirely on card knowledge. For such a highly thought of game I find it surprising how much it relies on many, many plays to reach its pinnacle. Playing between players of different experience is virtually impossible. I also think it misses out on a ton of tension by cycling the cards so little--there is very little "Do I play this now to get it out of the deck?" since you know you will see a card *maybe* 2 times and as low as 1 time.

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account