I bought this game for my brother's birthday just because it was a spiel des jahres winner. But we just left in the box for a while and didn't finally play it until the town got blasted with a snowstorm and there was nothing to do. We had no idea how to play the game at first, and it took a few games before any kind of strategies emerged. But then someone did some chaining with the villiage and we started to understand the concept of "building an engine". Got addicted to the game quickly after that! Love the whole series. My favorite game, for sure!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/29/2012 at 03:47am

Ive seen this game as a staple in many stores and on a few shelves of people I know but I hadn't given it much thought. Sounds really interesting now.

We should play it sometime.

How many different strategies do you know of with this one?

Doug_Beatty   Post Author wrote on 08/09/2012 at 12:31am

There are so many strategies that you can you take depending on the card set that you end up playing with. I think the base set has 25 "kingdom" cards out of which you only play any given game with 10 kingdom cards. So there is an incredible amount of variety that is inherent in the game if you choose the 10 kingdom cards to play with randomly (which I like to do). This provides lots of room for many types of strategies :)

We should play sometime!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/09/2012 at 01:47am

Yeah, sounds like fun. I've got a few new games as well.

Doug_Beatty   Post Author wrote on 08/21/2012 at 05:26am

You need to invite me ovet to your guys' house :)

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