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Five Tribes Board Game Review
The task in hand wasn't going to be simple, but the rewards were huge. You could become ruler of Naqala if you were able to influence the people of the land to help you reach your goal. You were hoping to get the help of the djinns, but they would only listen to you if the people were on your side. It seemed impossible, but you knew that you could talk to each group individually and over time you would eventually have the help of all of the Five Tribes by Days of Wonder.
Is it abstract? For sure. If you want a meaningful connection between theme, setting, and mechanics, this is not it. But it is a really nice production, certainly as nice as a heavyish eurogame usually looks. It's also got plenty of downtime, but I've gotten to the point in my life where downtime is usually filled with socializing and chit-chat, and threaded turns tend to get in the way of that.
Anyway, this is a favorite of mine.