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Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

Players: 2-4 Age: 13+ Teaching Time: 30 mins Playing Time: 60 mins Setup Time: 20 mins Value For Money: Mid Luck: Low Complexity: Mid Strategy: High Price: £49.99 Recommended: Yes Website: https://www.zmangames.com/en/products/pandemic-legacy-season-2/ Given that Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 dominated the Board Game Geek rankings for quite some time and remains at the number 2 spot, it is significant that its more recent sibling Season 2 is at the time of writing at the number 31 spot. Now, cracking the top one hundred at BGG is a big deal and nothing to be sniffed at, but after its first season the second season of Pandemic Legacy was surely a lock for top ten status, so what, to a certain gi

Qwirkle

Players: 2-4 Age: 6+ Teaching Time: 2 mins Playing Time: 45 mins Setup Time: 0 Value For Money: Mid Luck: Mid Complexity: Low Strategy: Low Price: £20 Recommended: Sure Website: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/25669/qwirkle Abstract games sit in a weird place in relation to hobby gaming and its more mainstream end. Relatively speaking they are unpopular in hobby gaming, which is not to say that they are unpopular as such, but considering that for most people half or even all the boardgames they know will be abstract they are not well regarded. Draughts, Go, Othello, Connect 4 and arguably Chess are just some of the abstract games that everyone recognizes and for some people form th

The Ravens of Thri Sahashri

Players: 2 Age: 14+ Teaching Time: 15-20 mins Playing Time: 45 mins Setup Time: 2 mins Value For Money: High Luck: Mid Complexity: High Strategy: High Price: £12 Recommended: Yes Website: www.ospreygames.co.uk There is one game I tend to repeatedly recommend to total strangers when I get the chance, and its The Ravens of Thri Sahashri. As a game its a little tricky to explain. It is, in short, an asymmetrical, limited communication, co-operative set collection game. If that sounds complex its a few steps simpler than the actual game. Player one generates a column of cards defining their needs for the game, player two lays cards into a tableaux which player one can select from to fulfill thos

Risk Legacy

Players: 3-5 Age: 13+ Teaching Time: 45 mins Playing Time: 90-180 mins Setup Time: 10-15 mins Value For Money: Mid Luck: Mid Complexity: High Strategy: High Price: £49.99 Recommended: Yes Website: www.wizards.com Given that I'm doing these reviews to target lesser know games for praise and better know ones to be damned you might expect this review to be unkind. Risk is far from unknown and legacy games are the biggest thing in tabletop gaming for some time. However, I think that Risk Legacy deserves more attention than it has received. Pandemic Legacy Season 1 claimed the BGG number one spot and started the fashion for attaching a legacy element to every game for the next 12 months. I would

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