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Small World Board Game
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- Fight for conquest and control
- High quality European components
- 2 to 5 players
- Suitable for players aged 10+
- 45-60 minute playing time
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Small World Board Game.
2 Double-Sided Game Boards, one for each player configuration! 14 Fantasy Races with matching banner & tokens 20 Special Power badges 10 Troll Lairs, 9 Mountains, 6 Fortresses, 5 Encampments, 2 Holes-in-the-ground & 1 Game Turn Marker 2 Heroes & 1 Dragon 109 Victory Coins 6 Player Summary Sheets 1 Reinforcement Die 1 Rules Booklet
From the Manufacturer
SMALL WORLD, THE FUN, ZANY, LIGHT-HEARTED CIVILIZATION BOARD GAME!
Designed by Philippe Keyaerts as a fantasy follow-up to his award-winning Vinci, Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and even humans; who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.
Small World is a civilization game where players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all! Picking the right combination of fantasy races and unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires - often at the expense of weaker neighbors...
They use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory.
INSIDE THE BOX
** 2 Double-Sided Game Boards, one for each player configuration!
** 14 Fantasy Races with matching banner & tokens
** 20 Special Power badges
** 10 Troll Lairs, 9 Mountains, 6 Fortresses, 5 Encampments, 2 Holes-in-the-ground & 1 Game Turn Marker
** 2 Heroes & 1 Dragon
** 109 Victory Coins
** 6 Player Summary Sheets
** 1 Reinforcement Die
** 1 Rules Booklet
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The game places players in the eponymous 'Small World', a domain that isn't quite big enough to accommodate the many fantasy peoples that inhabit it. Each player selects a particular race on their turn, receives a certain number of tokens and attempts to place them on the board so as to capture as many territories as possible. Players receive victory points for each territory they occupy at the end of the turn, and after a fixed number of turns the player with the most points wins. Here is the fun part: each race possesses different abilities and is paired with a random special power. The combinations of races and abilities are random and so each game sees different combinations, which many include Spirit Elves, Fortified Giants, Commando Humans or Forest Wizards. The abilities grant extra points on certain tiles, allow your race to move across the board differently or take over territories more easily and so on. Some combinations are weak, others are very strong. Most are more or less useful depending on the stage in the game and the state of play. Adding a further dimension to the game is the fact that you only have a finite number of tokens to make your conquests with any one race, so you usually find yourself running out of steam at some point.Read more ›
The quality of the game is fantastic, the graphics and details on the board and the pieces are excellent and everything has a nice feel to it that you know isn’t cheap and flimsy – this game feels like it was put together with care and will last a number of years of solid use.
However despite owning this game for over a year it just hasn’t been out of the box more than a handful of times. In a games stack that has Catan & Carcassonne for competition Small World loses out time and time again. I think what drew me to the game has made it hard to for it to be accepted in my gamer group, the different rules and tiles and ambiguous rulebook has just made it an effort to “get into” compared to Catan and Carcassonne that were picked up within moments. Also the sheer number of tiles and tokens make it all so busy and time consuming that you end up investing a large portion of the evening in one game of Small World knowing that you could be 2 or 3 games into something else.
Having said that I feel that is my gaming groups personal feel for the game, I suspect in most other groups small world would be very accessible. I wish I could award it 3.5 stars as I think the positives of this game outweigh the negatives and I have always felt that if we invested a bit more time in the game it would shine. If I only had a budget or space for 1 or 2 games though I can’t see this beating out Catan, Carcassonne or others.
My kids can play this game and they enjoy it as much as the adults. That is teh sign for me of a fun family game.
Days of Wonder have certainly fixed onto a winning formula with this and the additional expansions on offer are testament to the playability of the game.
Not too sure about the logevity of the game yet, but that only comes with time. Ticket to Ride is certainly a winner in our house and this is a close second.
The pieces are well designed and made with several differnet board areas depending on the number of players you have.
Days of Wonder allow you to print copies of their rules from their website, so give them a read before you buy it. Having said that, I suggest that you do buy it and enjoy it. Yes it really is that easy to play...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good family game. Very simple command and conquer rules, with plenty of tactical opportunity. A firm favourite with my 9 and 12 year olds, who regularly win.Published 6 days ago by Roly
Very nice and enjoyable game. Very simple to learn and let's say a little simplistic if you are a fun of complex engine gaming. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pet D. Kalopoulos
Fantastic fun game. Rules fairly easy to learn. Every game is different, prompt delivery.Published 2 months ago by Christopher Boyes
For a friend. Played once. Good game. Probably like it more if I played it more.Published 2 months ago by T. H. Duncan
Far too complicated for me and not the kind of board game I was looking for. Not the products fault which in itself is very good quality but maybe I should have researched it more... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pauline
It arrived earlier than planned. Didn't play with this one at the moment because it is a present for Christmas but I already played with friends some months ago and it is really a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer