Super fun social deduction game that can be played by anyone and will be enjoyed by all. Tokens are of superb quality and the cards are nice. Best played at 5-6 players. Highly recommend this game!
Concordia is one of my favourite games - flat out, but this takes it to a whole other level.
There's something to be said about a solo design for a game that comes years after the original launch of the game, quite a bit so in Concordia's case and here we have a very, very simple system to run that gives you that perfect "how did it know what I was trying to do?" feeling. Seriously, this solitaire system plays more aggressively than my significant other does.
And that's another great thing about this - the co-op mode isn't just tacked on either. It feels like a whole other way to experience the game in and of itself and really makes you work together, rewarding multiple plays and really learning the game and its maps.
These metals coins are beautifully designed and have a good feel to them. Definitely worth the upgrade over the tokens.
Taluva is an abstract game of placing tiles and then placing your pieces. It is somewhat like Carcassonne but the pieces are only removed if they die (something you don’t usually care too much about). Your goal is to get all your pieces out of your stockpile.
The twist is that the board expands both horizontally and vertically with volcanoes exploding and the tiles being placed on top of each other.
Adding the third dimension makes for a great spatially demanding tactile game, particularly at two players.
The game has simultaneous turns, which is good for pacing, but has you feeling like you’re playing by yourself a lot of the time.
The mechanisms are well done, but the boring board design and themeless of the game doesn’t draw you in.
It is a “good” game, but in an age of great games, and little time to play them, I think it is a buy fir only the avid gamer.