Friday, August 01, 2008

Euphrat and Tigris

The Basics
Description: The game is set in the ancient fertile crescent with players building civilizations through tile placement. Players are given four different leaders: farming, trading, religion, and government. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories. However, your score at the end of the game is the number of points in your weakest category, which encourages players not to get overly specialized. Conflict arises when civilizations connect on the board, i.e., external conflicts, with only one leader of each type surviving such a conflict. Leaders can also be replaced within a civilization through internal conflicts.

How to Play

Where to Play Online (Solo on Game Table, All of the games work fine)

Cheat Sheets (from the Geek)

Game Hints
  • Opinion: A longish game, but after you learn how to play, something that you will keep playing for years. I can show you the rules, then how to play. It might take 20+ minutes, but worth it.
  • Online: Currently prefer online play.
  • Work: Would be to long for lunch time play.
  • Home: Great game, but more after you have played games for years.

Other Info

  • Plays best with: Works fine with 2-4 players, best with 4.
  • Gateway Suitability: Not easy to learn, not gateway.
  • Spouse Suitability: Chrissy has not played.
  • Re-playability: Once you learn it, it is high.
  • Real Life Setup: A 5+ minutes, of sorting and handing out pieces.
  • Real Life Time/Length: 90 minutes.
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