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Thoughts on Nations?

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07 Jul 2019 00:30 #299321 by WadeMonnig
Have a chance to trade for Natons. Any thoughts on this title?

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07 Jul 2019 05:27 - 07 Jul 2019 05:28 #299328 by mezike
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Had it for a while, it was okay, a very Euro-y take on civ building. It’s very much about balancing resources more than technological growth, military action or physical expansion. Interesting bits were the asymmetrical powers and the high cost of making drastic changes in your civ. Ultimately I prefer Through the Ages, but I think it’s still worth giving Nations a few plays even if I doubt it will ultimately be a keeper.
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07 Jul 2019 08:36 #299330 by Josh Look
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I’m the one person who hates Through the Ages. Nations was the game I wished TtA was.
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07 Jul 2019 10:09 #299332 by Msample
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Its basically TtA lite; there are some pretty obvious parallels between the two. It plays a bit quicker. Military is more abstracted. The components are a bit whacky; you collect resource counters that are kind of clunky and the cards have miniscule icons in the lower corners that make them hard to sort.

NATIONS THE DICE GAME is a decent filler .
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07 Jul 2019 14:17 - 07 Jul 2019 14:18 #299335 by Gary Sax
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I'm quite fond of Nations. I think the war mechanic works well and the wonders are *just* flavorful enough with special powers to cut the otherwise relatively plain (especially early) buildings.

I never get a chance to play it but it remains on my shelf. I think frequently about just sending it away because it's so unlikely to get played, it sits behind Clash of Cultures which is on the forever shelf and also doesn't get played. If I was going to get a civ game played, it would be Clash even though I like Nations.
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07 Jul 2019 18:26 #299338 by WadeMonnig
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I think this might be a good fit for playing with my wife. She likes civilization building without the direct conflict. So, a euro type will probably fit the bill.
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07 Jul 2019 19:31 #299340 by Gary Sax
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Definitely worker placement planning stuff.
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08 Jul 2019 15:26 #299376 by Legomancer
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I like it as a step towards my ideal Civ game that recognizes the influence of more than just warfare.
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