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Meltwater - A Five Second Board Game Review

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24 May 2019 00:00 #297590 by MasonSokol
Meltwater is a fascinating idea.  After a bitter world war, only...

Meltwater is a neat two player wargame about tactically trying to starve your opponent in the middle of the now nuclear wasteland of Antarctica

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24 May 2019 09:39 #297591 by Vysetron
I don't think Meltwater is the best game mechanically, but I love what it tries to do. A staunchly anti-war wargame where conflict is only driven by hating the other guy? Bleak!

That's a neat thing about this game. At the start, there's enough resources for every unit on the board. You could just coexist. But you can't, because they're red and you're blue, and goddammit that just won't stand. There wouldn't be a war otherwise, and there must be a war.

I hope we see more from Escobedo. Meltwater's not perfect, but I like it for that.

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