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Cyclades

Cyclades

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Matagot

With the blessing of the Gods of Olympus and the support of Mythological Creatures, recruit troops, build ships, create fortresses and construct metropolises. The struggle to bring your people to their highest glory will be legendary. With Cyclades, Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc (Mr. Jack, Dice Town) reinvents development and conquest games. In a ninety minute game, live through an incredible adventure in which soldiers, philosophers, mythological creatures and gods are common.

  • Become a legend by bringing your people to their highest
  • Great adventure game of soldiers, philosophers and mythological creatures
  • Recruit troops, build ships, fortresses and metropolises
  • Gods of Olympus and mythological creatures
  • Adventurous 90 minute development and conquest game

Editor reviews

2 reviews

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5.0
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4.0
Another fun and well balanced hybrid. What's particularly noteworthy about this is the way in which conflict is used as a threat to drive the play rather than being a factor in and of itself: because you need to spend at least 2 turns lining up an attack it's not hard to prepare a defence of some sort so actual battles are fairly rare. But you still get plenty of interaction & metagame because players have to respond to the *threat* of attack yet the game as a whole stays balanced. Excellent production values and plenty of variety. Big downside is that early quarter of game is quite dull as there's no value in early conflict and all the gods are valuable so auction lacks tension. But it certainly comes alive later on!
MT

User reviews

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5.0
Perfect bidding game, if you like tension. Don't expect DOAM. If you want more fights, get the expansions.
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