Andromeda

Andromeda

Anyone who grew up with a sibling will know the situation: there is ice cream, or cake, or something to be had, one of you had to split it and the other one would get first pick. As it turns out, that system not only works for ice cream but for exploring space ships as well, because that’s how you get your actions in Andromeda.

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AquaSphere

AquaSphere

Stefan Feld is back, and he’s taking us on a trip under the sea this time. Because it’s better down where it’s wetter. But you won’t have time to watch the singing and dancing crustaceans, there’s science to be done. You only have two people working for you, an Engineer and a Scientist, but together with their swarm of robots they will do science, collect crystals and catch invading octopodes.

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Amerigo

Year2013PublisherQueen GamesAuthorStefan FeldPlayers2 – 4Age10 – 199Time90StrategyLuckInteractionComponents & DesignComplexityScoreStefan Feld is fighting the good fight again: he’s out to tame luck[…]

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Eight-Minute Empire

Even the most insane, megalomanic despot will usually plan for a few months of war to conquer the whole world. Eight minutes is optimistic, to say the least. But that’s exactly what you’re going to do in Eight-Minute Empire: carve your name into the world, in mile high letter, in eight to twenty minutes. That’s shorter than your court-appointed painter will take to paint your regal countenance.

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Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

“Build a Better Dystopia” is not a phrase you hear every day. Better for who, you will probably ask. Better for you, that’s who! Because who else matters? When you talk about creating a better Dystopia, that means better for you, and that means that you’re in charge of the whole thing. Can you get there?

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Terra Mystica

Terra Mystica was the first game by German publisher Feuerland Spiele last year, and to say that it turned out popular is a bit of an understatement. It’s an entirely peaceful fantasy game about colonizing the world, there is no direct conflict, no destroying opposing settlements. But space is very limited and you’ll soon be standing on everyone’s feet. Even more so because the game punishes you for being far away from everyone else. So, did it deserve the rave reviews so far?

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Trains

Deck-building was a big game genre the last few years. But pure deck-building is exhausted, every major publisher has a couple of deck.-building games already. But deck-building as a mechanic still has a lot to offer, and incorporating it into a larger game offers many options yet to explore. Trains is one such game that takes deck-building and builds a wider game around it. So build your decks to build your tracks and lay rails across Japan.

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Sigismundus Augustus

Sigismundus Augustus

Long, deep and historical games are not uncommon, but they usually focus on war. Sigismundus Augustus goes a different route, it’s all about Polish Politics under the King with the game’s name. A completely different type of challenge, but just as tricky to win. But how much fun is history without bloodshed?

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al-Rashid

The empire of Caliph Harun al-Rashid was one of the biggest and most advanced of its time. Exactly the place for you to make a name, and loads of money, for yourself. But be careful, being successful and having friends were not easily compatible even back in the days of Arabian Nights.

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