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Paul Ollenberger
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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10
May 2010
This has pretty much become the standard around here... if someone asks to play a board game they usually mean this.
2009-07-22
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Ben Skellett
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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I know I'm gonna get got. But I'm gonna get mine more than I get got.
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And the older you get, the fewer things you really love. And by the time you get to my age, maybe it's only one or two things. With me, I think it's one.
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10
Feb 2015
Love the theme & the components are great! Winning majorities in adventure tokens is really important, even more so if you can crown Conan (or"cown Cronan" as it's become known).

I took me a while to fully understand the rules & various phases of gameplay but I like games that require some work. Play time seems to be about 1 hour per player.

I think this is pretty good with 2, 3 or 4 players. The gameplay is better with less players but it's a shame to not use the whole board & all the powers ... so I'm happy to play either way.

Notes to self: you can 'siege' opponent's towers as well as use intrigue (but only if there are no enemy army units there for intrigue contests); 'control' means having a control marker (i.e. any building) in the province (but the player aid is wrong about final scoring - towers do not give VP).
2012-04-08
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Sebastian Lamch
Poland
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10
May 2014
I love this game and I know that if authors make better instruction - it would be a bestseller. Great figs, much to do, but time is running fast. Great game!
2014-07-29
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Vincent Darlage
United States
Columbus
Indiana
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10
Jul 2010
Acquired in 2010. I love playing this game. The authors have hit the right chord with atmosphere and strategy.
2015-05-03
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Saminathan Masuru
United Kingdom
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10
Mar 2012
This is a great game. My girlfriend and I have played it together several times and we find it more and more interesting with each play. It is so much fun that we have actually had some disputes over the game, which I think simply goes to show how much we both get into the game while playing.

I actually usually lose when we play this game because my mentality is more suited to a straightforward wargame setting where you just build up your armies then go smash your enemies into the dust. This tactic never seems to work though because although I manage to conquer more provinces than my girlfriend (my usual gaming buddy) she always gets ahead on the other stuff and wins by a couple of victory points. Really frustrating but strangely I really enjoy playing the game, even when I lose at the end.
2012-03-19
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Tamás Szabó
Hungary
Budapest
Pest
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10
Oct 2012
Being a Robert E. Howard fan, Age of Conan is a huge surprise for me. The game captures the atmosphere of the short stories and novelettes by Howard fine. I like the wargame level in the game, and the adventures also bring life to the board. The Kingdom cards are astonishing with the comic graphics! The overall quality is what you can expect from FFG. This is an absolute must-have for a Conan-fan!
Crom, count the dead!!! ;X

Update on 23 January, 2013.
As far as I can judge, the balanced randomness of the game provides enough space for cunning and bloody strategies and it recquires permanent adaptation to the changing circumstances. There are turns in the game when diplomacy is dominant or when more military actions come forward.

Update on 24 November, 2013.
Age of Conan is still the best one in my collection. We keep playing the game and it's amazing.
2014-02-15
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Gabriele Tornar
Italy
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Unspecified
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9.5
Mar 2009*
Just bought after trying it in Lucca Games. I think I still like its "older brother" War of the Ring more as a two-players game, but Age of Conan is definitely a better 3/4 players game.
2009-03-05
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Charles Lucas
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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9.3
Dec 2012
received 12/6/12. Looking forward to first game.

Finished first game, and I can safely say this is the best game in my collection hands down. If you ever thought of buying this game YOU SHOULD.
2012-12-10
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Delfino Massimo
Italy
Varazze ( SV )
Italy
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9
Mar 2009*
Strategy, environment, entertainment, fortune.
A novel written by you
2009-03-10
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Alessio Serafini
United Kingdom
London
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9
Nov 2009*
Love this game. How the treacherous politics and undercover scheming are conveyed, and how the prominence of Conan's impact and (bulky) personality is integrated in a tense multiplayer game. Don't understand detractors: they certainly weren't thinking of a game set in what is Conan's 'own' universe, where one could play Conan directly and leave other players a shot at winning??
2014-10-27
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Jur dj
Netherlands
Leiden
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9
Oct 2008*
shaping up really well. can't wait till it is released and it can be played in full.
2008-10-27*
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The Fiend
United States
Avon Lake
Ohio
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9
Feb 2013
10 = Favorite Medium Heavy multi-player game.
It took several plays to get it down but this game is another WINNER from the Italian Stallions game group (Nexus/FF). They came up with the PERFECT way of handling Conan as no one plays him but all the players bid for his help. This totally fits his idium. Ingenious system for an amazingly fun game. Much of this game is comparable to WoTR and I would call them sister games. I pimped the game out painting the minis and then making picture counters of them for ease of board space.
2013-02-01
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Martin
Sweden
Solna
Stockholm
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9
Sep 2009*
Captures the world of Conan surprisingly well! May seem fairly average at first play but it definitely grows on you.
2010-12-30
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Jason Pott
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Mar 2009*
After years of playing ELRIC: The Board Game, AoC has some of the same feel as that game. But as far as Conquests of Hyborian Provinces go, the game is on a completely different level. Seiges & Battles don't determine who owns a Province--Conquests do. So after finishing one form of military conflict, another follows to determine if your Kingdom manages to expand it's boarders. This is a great game & the presence of Conan in military conflicts really adds to the excitement. It's Fate Dice mechanic is also another excellent addition to the game. Add this to Kingdom & Strategy cards & you have a very well thought out game which satisfies anyone who likes conquest strategy games. & if you are a fan of Conan pulp fiction then this game is for you.
2009-03-29
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Rich Radgoski
United States
Gouldsboro
Pennsylvania
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9
Mar 2009*
I rate this gae a 9 after 2 plays (4 player games both). We'll see if the same game plays out differently (holding the 9) or the same...

2009-03-23
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Alan Richbourg
United States
Arlington
Texas
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9
Jul 2009*
It takes only one game to completely assimilate what at first seems like a lot of rules. All parts of the game flow together seamlessly, creating an epic overall narrative, which has a lot of randomness and great replay value. I've dropped my rating by half a point due to some vague areas in the rules the designers haven't addressed, then bumped it back up to 9 after a stunning triumph with Stygia. :-)
2009-07-13
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Adam Deverell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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9
Mar 2012
This is my AT guilty treat, and the more I play it the more I enjoy it - over in three hours, nice abstract and euro elements (bidding for Conan, collecting adventure tokens/sets), empire building without resources (which gives me headaches) and avoids over reliance on Risk-like combat between players.


Not the most strategic game I've played - the fate dice ensures a lot of tactical decisions. But there's enough to think about and do (I still don't make full use of the Kingdom Cards) to bring decent repeat play to the table. Can understand why a lot don't like it, as some of the mechanics appear tacked on and a bit screwy, but it really works for me.
2012-03-26
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Josh P.
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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9
Feb 2010
Feels a bit like Warrior Knights and War of the Ring, but provides enough new stuff and is easier to grasp. Lots of fun, but I need a few more plays to determine if it will be one of my favs.
2010-02-20
Edward Woods
United States
New York
New York
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9
Jun 2009*
An excellent game, great replay value one of my new favorites.
2009-09-18
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Ewelina i Wojtek
Poland
Gdynia
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9
Jul 2009*
Erast: 8
Ewejka: 10
2009-07-30
Simon Jack
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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9
Dec 2010
By Crom, it's a game.

It doesn't feel like the adventures of Conan, but it does feel like Hyboria.
2009-09-06
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Sarge in charge!
Germany
Bremen
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Why should I fret in microcosmic bonds / That chafe the spirit, and the mind repress / When through the clouds gleam beckoning beyonds / Whose shining vistas mock man's littleness?
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9
Sep 2011
Conan, what's best in life? To krush yur enemies, se dem driven befoa yu, and hear ze lamentations of ze women!

A great game, that captures some of the flavour of the old R.E.Howard stories, combined with a smooth gameplay and cool components. Plays well with 2, but gets better with 3 or 4 (if you want to see more direct confrontation and battles).
2011-10-07
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Alison Arantes
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
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9
May 2012
Good game but a bit longer for my taste!
Waiting for the expansion.
2015-05-10
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Luis Paulino Mora Lizano
Costa Rica
Asunción de Belén
Heredia
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9
Jan 2014
Game based on the Hyborean Age, an alternative early History of Mankind by Robert E. Howard. Players represent powers struggling to control the known Earth using military and diplomatic methods. Nevertheless, they have to keep an eye on Conan, a free soul that wanders around and that can be helpful if in your side and dangerous if not. Nice light multiplayer wargame for those, like me, that want a little bit more strategy than just defeating your adversaries and conquer all around. Its main mechanic, the action dice, is borrowed from other design from the same authors, War of the Ring, and is one of the best features of the game.
2010-04-02
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Chad Coffman
United States
Timberville
Virginia
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9
Oct 2011
Awesome war game with interestingly random 'Conan' effect. Not necessarily a game of domination, but of using the right circumstances to win.
2010-07-29
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M. Freeman
United States
Mooresville
North Carolina
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9
Aug 2013
CROM!! ...I have never commented on the Conan board game before...I have no tongue for it...my rating may be a little off but I am a huge Conan fan so of course this game gets a high rating for me... and if you do not listen, then to Hell with you!
2013-08-10
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Santa Inquisicion
Spain
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9
Jul 2010
EbaN: 9
2010-07-07
Manel Sanchez
Spain
Barcelona
Cataluña
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9
Aug 2010
Si te gusta el risk y Conan, este es tu juego sin duda Tiene unas reglas muy bien hechas, y la ambientación del juego está también muy bien lograda.
2010-08-19
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MARIOS CHRISTAKIS
Greece
KASTORIA
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9
Aug 2012
A good solid strategy game that works really good. It catches the CONAN theme and flows very well. You have to change your tactics because of the fate dice that is a mechanic that I like.Impressed.
(The quality of the game is one of the best, board-miniatures-cards, really beautiful)
2010-12-28
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Alexandros Boucharelis
Greece
Drama
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9
Apr 2011
Excellent boardgame, an amazing empire building experience! I love it...
2012-03-16
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john septgrain
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9
Nov 2010
It's a good war and politic game that is not just based on fighting each other.
2010-11-28
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Cory Gerleman
United States
Adel
Iowa
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9
Mar 2011
For years, it seemed, I heard Sam Healey (former co-host of the Dice Tower) talk glowingly about Age of Conan. However, I already had some "big" games that were hard to get played due to time and availability, so I didn't want to invest in another. Well, along comes FFG's Holiday Sale, advertising this game for $20 and I couldn't pass it up. Boy, am I glad I got it.

From my initial playthrough solo, controlling just two armies, I fell in love with it. There are multiple ways to victory, adventures, battles.... and the mechanics just seem to just feel right. After my first 3p game, I can safely say this will be a favorite for a long time to come.
2011-04-01
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aruom aruom
Italy
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9
Oct 2012
Un gioco geniale nelle dinamiche con ottimi componenti. Scorre in maniera semplice e le regole sono chiare. I giocatori sono sempre in gioco sino all'ultimo. Buon livello di strategia e diplomazia.
2012-10-31
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Krezalyz Hellborg
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9
Dec 2012
A game unnoticed by most and even less understood. This is a great empire building game that could have been much more with the expansion that never got out..
2012-12-22
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Kandras 78
Hungary
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9
Aug 2013
Nice and elegant mechanisms, appealing level of abstraction. Excellent for 4 players, limps a bit with less.
2013-08-26
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Claude nameless
Italy
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9
Apr 2015
Fun and balanced game (4 players, at least!). It deserves more...
2014-11-07
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Juan Medina
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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Board games rule my life, and my wife's. That is a good thing, believe it or not ;)
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8.75
May 2012
Cool dudes on a map game. Really neat pieces and good mechanics. This game allows for some non-confrontational development, which is good in my book. The empire cards add some really neat combos.
2012-06-03
Marcelo Prado Silva
Brazil
São Paulo
São Paulo
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8.6
Sep 2011
A very nice multiplayer war-like game that rewards the agressive player.
2009-07-12
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Lance
United States
Moorhead
Minnesota
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The Dread Pirate Caleb!! (age 2)
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8.5
Mar 2009*
A highly enjoyable wargame/strategy hybrid with a lot going on. Conan is unfortunately relegated to being a part time player however. Some games he will be the difference between a win and a loss, others he will be merely a nuisance or a side quest that just takes up some time. That is all well and good in my opinion as it makes the sessions varied and replayability high.

My review can be found here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/390653/crush-your-enemie...
2010-05-22
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United States
gladstone
Missouri
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8.5
Jun 2009*
4---2,3
2009-06-14
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Les Cheung
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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8.5
Mar 2009*
underrated game of military/economic conquest set during the age of Conan. Great use of Conan as a "wildcard" which my help or hinder you. Same dice mechanic (from the same designers) as in War of the Ring.
2011-04-28
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Mike Smith
United Kingdom
Wigton
Cumbria
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8.5
Apr 2012
Too many sub-routines for what it does, I guess, but I love it all the same. Its fast with experienced players, full of flavour, and full of interaction. Needs to be a tad longer for the game to reach a proper climax, making the Pre-Conan Age my most important variant rule. Also I won't play without making the VPs for conquering an area losable if you lose the area.
2014-12-03
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Dan Bates
United States
Saratoga
California
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8.5
Mar 2009*
I'm so ready to throw down in Hyboria but this game arrived on St. Patty's Day so it must wait!
2009-03-17
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Greg Frank
United States
Walnut Creek
California
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8.5
Apr 2009*
Very fun and interesting game, captures the theme well.
2009-04-05
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Nate Downs
United States
Granville
Ohio
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8.5
Nov 2011
We have played this once but enjoyed it greatly. It was my step son's first big game and he had done well with it at the time. I venture to guess he would be even better.
2013-01-10
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Lim Dull
Greece
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8.5
Mar 2013
From the outside it looks like another theme game.Well it is a theme game but also is an excellent, moderate to hard, strategy game.
Not an easy step for beginners but BGG is always there for help and guidance !
So if you like Conan(A.K.A. Amra ) and you're an advanced(or not) strategy gamer, this is a title for you.
2013-07-16
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Patrick
United States
Glenshaw
Pa
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"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals." Agent K. Oh my what he would think of people had he known about what the internet would become.....
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8.29
Sep 2011
Great game. Does not get played often enough.
2014-05-07
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zoran
United Kingdom
London
Middlesex
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8.2
Apr 2010
Thematic, great game of conquest and contention set in Hyboria. This is pizza with all the toppings. Very cool.
2009-03-01
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Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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8.2
Jun 2011
A great Ameritrash extravaganza!

Must be played with 4 players.

Good fun.

UPDATE: CROM!!!!!
2014-01-06
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Björn Fink
Germany
Münster
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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8.1
Oct 2014
I really like this game, its not combat heavy but has nice mechanics and a good amount of strategy, you dont have the feeling that the other players can destroy you completely. Most people complain about to few player battles, i like it, despite all the ameritrash plastic its not RISK nor something like conquest of nerath. Love the theme and the mechanics...heavy underrated game!
2014-09-19
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