$10.00

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [10]

User Rating Comment Status
Johanes Reuss
msg tools
10
Feb 2013
Owned
Juan José Fernández Quiroga
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
10
Oct 2014
Owned
Roberto Grasso
Italy
Camaiore
LUCCA
flag msg tools
9
Oct 2012
Very strategic game and easy to learn.
System point balanced and open to different strategies.
One of the best of Leo Colovini.
2012-10-20
Owned
Ryan Spangler
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
designer
9
May 2013
Owned
Karl Knutsen
msg tools
9
Feb 2014
Owned
kaden sze
Hong Kong
flag msg tools
mb
9
Oct 2014
Owned
Glen More

Oregon
msg tools
8.5
Jan 2013
Tight area control with a twist. Do you defeat and banish your enemies from Aztlan or share territory and gain favors from the Gods? An enjoyable middleweight game. Excellent components and art work. My favorite Colovini to date.
2013-01-07
Owned
Benoit Pilotte
Canada
Montréal
Québec
flag msg tools
mbmb
8.1
Feb 2014
Une seule partie jouée (à 4). J'affectionne les jeux de positionnement, et celui-ci ne m'a pas déçu. Je serais susceptible d'augmenter quelque peu la note (8.2) mais il faudrait que j'y rejoue.

Les "Prosperity Cards" qu'ont obtenu mes adversaires en dernière ronde ont complètement modifié le score final: Le meneur après 4 rondes a terminé dernier (!); j'étais second après 4 rondes mais j'ai terminé 3e; le 3e joueur après 4 rondes a terminé 1er; et la joueuse qui a été la dernière durant les 4 premières rondes de la partie a terminé 2e!

EDIT: Lors de ma deuxième partie (à trois joueurs contre deux néophytes), j'ai mené durant toute la partie mais j'ai terminé dernier. Les Prosperity Cards ont encore influencé dramatiquement le denouement. Malgré tout, j'aime la réflexion que me demande ce jeu (positionnement des troupes, choix du terrain vedette...). J'enlève -0.1 à ma note initiale et lui confère donc un "8.1", qui demeure bien au-dessus de l'évaluation générale.

note: mes deux parties ont duré entre 120 et 180 minutes. Le jeu peut plaire aux joueurs qui aiment réfléchir et calculer différentes possibilités stratégiques. Mais il faut accepter l'élément "hasard" bien présent dans le jeu, et pouvant altérer le résultat final.

VARIANTE: Je propose cette variante afin de donner un peu plus de force à la carte que je considère être la plus faible (Great Tlatoani), et afin que chaque tribu débute avec deux "caractéristiques initiales". Celles-ci peuvent donner un peu plus de profondeur ou guider un peu plus les joueurs dans les premiers tours de la partie.

A) Modification de Great Tlatoani: Donne +1 à un territoire. L'idée initiale (permettre de gagner au bri d'égalité un combat nul) demeure, mais permet aussi de modifier une défaite par 1 point en combat nul.

B) Impossible de se défaire de cartes Offerings to the Gods superflues. À la fin de la partie, chaque carte Offerings to the Gods excédant la 5e fait perdre 2 points à son propriétaire (au lieu de gagner 1 point). Un joueur avec 6 Offerings to the Gods récolte donc 23 points au lieu de 26.

- À quatre joueurs:

1) Mélanger les huit cartes Faveur des Dieux suivantes, et en remettre deux à chaque joueur au début de la partie: 3x1 Blessing of the God de chaque sorte; 1 Great Tlatoani; 1 Sacred Games; 1 Eagle and Jaguar Warriors; 1 Rafts and Canoes; 1 Offerings to the Gods.

2) Mettre de côté 3 cartes Offering to the Gods.

3) Le reste des cartes constitue la pile à piger.

À chaque fois qu'un joueur jouera l'une des deux cartes reçues au début de la partie, il devra immédiatement l'ajouter à la pile de cartes à piger (et non pas dans la défausse), puis brasser celle-ci.

Les trois premières fois de la partie où un joueur joue une carte Faveur des Dieux, il doit prendre l'une des cartes Offering to the Gods mise de côté au début de la partie, l'ajouter à la pile de cartes à piger, puis brasser celle-ci.

- À trois joueurs:

Procéder de la même manière. Retirer les mêmes huit cartes; en remettre deux à chaque joueurs. Seule différence: Immédiatement brasser les deux cartes restantes dans la pile de cartes à piger.
2014-04-16
Owned
Andreas Hohmann
Germany
Frankfurt
flag msg tools
Super Mario Kart Fan
badge
www.BoardgameMonkeys.com
mbmbmbmbmb
8
May 2013
Aztlán astonished me with its very simple rules but deep strategic decisions. The game has elements from reading your opponents and guessing which cards they will play, but also includes some secret diplomacy part, where letting your ooponent live in the right moment might be advantages for you in a later stage of the game. In a four player game there might be some analysis paralysis with certain players, but the game plays usually under an hour. The art of the board is fantastic and having fully sculpted pawns is a plus, too.
2013-01-30
Owned
Jean-Claude Ranise
France
Croix
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Oct 2014
Owned
Falko Sieverding
Germany
Aachen
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Sep 2012
Very fast to learn area control game with a twist.
2012-09-29
Owned
Claudio Campuzano
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Jan 2014
Initial impression is that this might be a Colovini gem. The bluffing and deduction are reminiscent of Clans. The two player rules work, but are, perhaps, a convoluted for a first play. I'm not entirely convinced about the prosperity cards; the concept - leave your enemy unbeaten, get a prize - is a good one, but the cards themselves may be a bit overpowered. Plus, they lead to a little euro point salad syndrome, taking the emphasis off the bluff/deduction aspect by watering down the scoring.
2012-12-26
Owned
David Kegg
United States
Batavia
Ohio
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Nov 2012
I find this one to be an easy one to pull out to get the kids to the game table.
2013-02-05
Owned
Preordered
Rafał Kimla
Poland
Tychy
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Oct 2012
Owned
Johannes Wentu
Italy
Parma
Unspecified
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Jan 2013
Maybe, and i say maybe, this is the best game tried in Essen 2012 (togheter with Qin).
Extremely simple rules, clean, elegant, fast, evil but with this great thing that is "being merciful" . I could play 3 games of this in a row.
great game, one of those that "I'd like to had invented it".

[EDIT]: after a complete 4 players game I have some perplexities. The mechanism is always good and interesting but we were so merciful that we ended without cards and in the last Era being merciful was usless and meaningless. that's a strange finale. Rating lowered .7 points.

[EDIT]: this time 4 mean players and the experience was back to very good, all ended in a bunch of points aafter a tense game. My rating for Aztlan is waving back and forth.
2013-01-12
Owned
Andy Parsons
United Kingdom
Chelmsford
Essex
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb
8
Oct 2012
Typically of Colovini, the rules of Aztlan are so slight that you wonder how much of a game could be in the box. It turns out that there is quite a brutal game of area control in there. There are several reasons why this one is brutal; the board is quite tight so that you are quickly in competition for space, even in the three-player game; the scoring system that rewards a large single area positively invites attempts to break them up; and there is also the way in which your high scoring terrain changes every turn, spurring expansion into different areas.

A system that gives the victor in a conflict the choice of eliminating the enemy or co-existing adds interest. The reward for choosing co-existence is a card that offers a v.p. bonus or some other benefit.

Production quality is high and the artwork is evocative.
2012-11-25
Owned
Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
flag msg tools
8
Oct 2012
Owned
Daniel Val
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Nov 2012
Nice area majority game. I thought the 2-player version was quite interesting.
2012-11-16
Owned
steve perkins
United Kingdom
Telford
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Nov 2012
Owned
Joel Weeks
United States
Roswell
Georgia
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
8
May 2015
Owned
Daniel Brownsill
England
Milton Keynes
Bucks
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Nov 2012
Owned
Hungary
Budapest
flag msg tools
Welcome to the finals of the 43rd Stare Out Tournament. Press Esc to start.
mb
8
Apr 2013
Neat, albeit slightly dull area control game for the first couple of plays, in the 'I see, what you are doing there, I respect that, but let's just be friends' sense. But after you learn the board, and your opponents... It turns unexpectedly into a fierce and brainy game, full of deduction and deception. The simple system of five rounds with decreasing number of dudes to play and move, in strength determined by the one-use card, that serves as the scoring card for the round as well; it's just astonishing. Collecting cards as rewards for not killing weaker tribes gives it another twist, so for the low amount of game elements, you get a lot to think on.

My only quibble is that with even three, the board gets crowded fast, and sometimes it's hard to see what's going on, but for a game like this, I can live with it.
2013-04-05
Owned
Richard T
Austria
Vienna
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
8
Apr 2013
Owned
Jean-Francois Charette
Canada
Montreal
Québec
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Apr 2013
Owned
Cristina Martin Diaz
Spain
Malaga
flag msg tools
8
Nov 2014
''Jostias como panes'' resume el juego bastante bien. Me gusta, pero cuidado con quien se juega.
2014-11-11
Owned
Max T
Italy
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Sep 2013
Owned
Matty Totonchy
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Jan 2014
I really enjoy this one. A lot of ways to play effectively. The interesting portion of the game is the opportunities for cooperation and defection. There is a decent amount of determining what each player is going for but it becomes quite clear usually quickly in the round. I think a lot of what is there can be easily overlooked and the game could be dismissed as a light area control game, but there is a lot more going on than just that area control.
2014-01-17
Owned
Giacomo Verde
msg tools
8
Oct 2014
Owned
M.A.W. Schweizer
Germany
Vaterstetten
Bavaria
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
8
Oct 2014
Owned
Alessandro Gori
Italy
Tegoleto
AREZZO
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
8
Dec 2014
Owned
Spelen in Lille Spinli
Belgium
Lille
Antwerpen
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.5
Feb 2013
Owned
Gianluca Minardi
Italy
Ravenna
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.5
May 2013
Owned
Greg Schloesser
United States
Talbott
Tennessee
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.5
Jan 2013
I really enjoy Aztlan. For me, it has the right mix of tough choices, tenseness and excitement, while at the same time being light on rules and easy to learn. There is an edge of nastiness to it, but not too much as to be distasteful. The conflict decisions are tough, as it is difficult to choose between eliminating an opponent or opting to coexist so you can acquire prosperity cards. All of this combines to form a game that is enjoyable and continues to intrigue. My only complaint is that it is difficult to keep track of which territories have been examined during the conflict phase. We have found it helpful to lay a pawn on its side as each territory has been examined. This makes it easier to spot those territories that still need to be assessed.

Fortunately, this one problem is not a design flaw or even a major issue. The game is good … quite good. While I still have dozens of Essen releases to play, it seems destined to be one of the top games released at the show.
2013-01-07
Owned
John Roach
United Kingdom
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.5
Feb 2013
Owned
Andrea Ligabue
Italy
Modena
Italy
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.5
Apr 2013
Owned
Marcelo Nunes Medeia
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
flag msg tools
publisher
mbmbmbmb
7.5
Jul 2013
Owned
egrek egrek
United Kingdom
Leicester
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.5
Dec 2013
First game and while we started off with, is this it, what the? How is this going to work. We ended with centre domination, tribes against tribes, bluffing and a really good game!

I look forward to the next!
2013-12-07
Owned
Gil Anderson
United States
Madison
Alabama
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.5
Apr 2014
Owned
Guido Fantoni
Italy
Scarperia
Unspecified
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb
7.3
Jan 2014
Owned
dong hyuk song
South Korea
Seoul
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7.1
Nov 2012
Owned
Chris Holm
United States
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Jul 2013
3-4p
2013-05-10
Owned
Want To Buy
chris johnson
United States
Oregon
Illinois
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Nov 2013
Game courtesy of the the company through a BGG contest. Fun game with some interesting ideas.
2013-11-19
Owned
Kalle Miller
Finland
Tampere
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Nov 2012
GOOD? Yes.
FILLS A HOLE? Yes.
GETS PLAYED? No.
KEEP? Yes.

x
2013-09-19
Owned
Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
flag msg tools
Be Happy in your Game!
badge
I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Nov 2012
Solid 7 Euro, Colovini style. Colorful board with plastic bits. Placement majority control type game.
2012-11-16
Owned
Baptiste Chevreau
France
Liffré
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Dec 2012
Owned
For Trade
Edd Allard
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Dec 2012
Owned
Paul Roberts
United Kingdom
Burton On Trent
Staffordshire
flag msg tools
Sysop of "Big Bang Burger Bar" Forum (www.bigbangburgerbar.co.uk)
badge
Organiser of "Raiders of the Game Cupboard" (www.raidersofthegamecupboard.co.uk)
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Jul 2014
Owned
Edward Chow
Hong Kong
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
7
Feb 2013
Owned
Simon Törner
msg tools
7
May 2013
Owned
Akos K.
Hungary
Budapest
flag msg tools
7
Jul 2013
Owned

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [10]

Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.