I got this for Father’s Day and finally got to play with actual human beings tonight. I’m also pretty drunk on high octane scotch, like 130 proof?
It’s about 70% Terra Mystica and the 30% that isn’t is quite different. The metaphor is clearer, and the game feels quite a lot less like an exercise in Euro style abstraction and optimisation.
Damn this is hard when I’ve got this much scotch in me. Uhh.
We played the recommended three player learning game. I played boring old Terra which isn’t boring at all, just didn’t know what to do with their special ability. There was also a rock person and a bug person. The races felt quite different from each other.
I lost by kind of a lot but did I mention I’ve had some drinks?
Three players felt good, four is probably fine but I’ll bet it gets slow. TM goes to five but this one tops out at 4.
Anyway, good game. Love the look and feel, more Ameritrash than the wood cubes and shaped meeples in TM. Mostly I’m sad that I invested in the gorgeous TM organizer because Gaia Project might have fired it.