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5.0 out of 5 stars Terra Mystica: Excellent game with low luck and high replayability.
Terra Mystica is a totally engaging and enjoyable board game. It is a game of territory building set in a fantasy world. The game comes with twelve different factions each of which has its own special ability. Territory is built up on a hex playing board made up of various terrains. Your faction can only grow on a single terrain and so it is essential to terraform first...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Pieces
This is a fantastic game to play, however I was massively dissapointed by the quality of the wooden pieces as there were 19 defective pieces that were stuck together by due to poor quality inspection during the manufacturing process.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terra Mystica: Excellent game with low luck and high replayability., 25 Nov 2014
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Terra Mystica is a totally engaging and enjoyable board game. It is a game of territory building set in a fantasy world. The game comes with twelve different factions each of which has its own special ability. Territory is built up on a hex playing board made up of various terrains. Your faction can only grow on a single terrain and so it is essential to terraform first and then build outwards. Once terrain is terraformed to match your faction then it becomes possible to build dwelings - which in future turns may be upgraded to trading houses, temples, sanctuaries or a stronghold (a mighty 1 inch x 1 inch x 1 inch playing piece!). There is a benefit to building close to other player's settlements to trade with them and gain power as the build next to yours vs. the constraint of losing hexes near your settlement and constraining your territory.

Terra Mystica rewards the investment in time: (i) learning the rules; (ii) playing the starting factions as part of the set-piece introductory game; (iii) enjoying the subtle difference between all the factions and learning their strengths and weaknesses. It is a game that has excellent replayability within its context. Although their is very little inherent luck, the player actions and choice of starting locations on the board lead to very different outcomes. There are a ton of other actions, power actions, cult status (fire, earth, water & air), shipping technology, and variable special actions. The game plays over six rounds and there are victory points awarded. At the end of the game victory points are given for longest connecter areas on the game board and for the cult status achieved on the four cult tracks. In summary, if you like the theme and enjoy low luck strategic games then I definitely recommend playing it as soon as you can! (Note to first time players.... start with a 2 or 3 player game and not the full 5 to get your head around the rules and game play / basic mechanics; this is not to put anyone off - just a realistic expectation! The box says 30 mins per player - this is quite accurate once everyone knows what they're doing.)
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great board game!, 27 Nov 2013
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Other people's reviews have pretty much summarized everything that I wanted to say about this game. It's well worthy of all the praises it has gotten. I just wanted to add that the pieces are very well done... They have a nice thickness and feel into them. Anyways, i can recommend this game to almost everyone, don't be scared of the amount of pieces or the seemingly complex layout. The game feels intuitive and starts to flow easily after couple of rounds. Right now I am just waiting for the upcoming expansion set, which will surely bring even more fun into this game!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Game of the year 2013, 24 Mar 2014
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Good game with great replay value, 2 - 3 hours game time and endless ways of play. Great simple playing pieces and easy to follow rulebook. The individual gameboards are graphicly easy to follow. The mechanics are unique and intriguing. I warmly recommend it to whomever are new to the serious side of board gaming, but could also be a gateway game for the intermediate players to gear up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Sep 2014
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Great game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Oct 2014
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Fantastic game which we keep coming back to
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Pieces, 23 Sep 2014
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This is a fantastic game to play, however I was massively dissapointed by the quality of the wooden pieces as there were 19 defective pieces that were stuck together by due to poor quality inspection during the manufacturing process.
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