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Era of Kingdoms

Era of Kingdoms

A review of the board game Era of Kingdoms. This game was the first I’d purchased on Kickstarter; I did so in part to see how easy it was to use before setting up my own (for my quiz book). Naturally I chose something I thought I’d enjoy, but I’ve been surprised at just how good it is. The game involves building up a kingdom through playing land and people cards on to a play mat, gradually moving to more…

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A Strategy Game I Would Like to See

A Strategy Game I Would Like to See

In all strategy games that I’m aware of, whether board games or computer games, the player has instantaneous access to knowledge and instantaneous control of entities under their control. There may be a fog of war, occluding areas out of sight of the player’s units – but what any unit sees, the player also immediately sees. Similarly, there may be a limit to the number of actions a player can take – whether the extreme limit, of one a turn,…

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