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Lots of bits, but great fun once you get going.
on 27 December 2012
I got this game for Christmas - I've wanted it for a while.
I'm not a great computer gamer, but every time my other half starts to play Civilisation revolution on the PS3 I get sucked in, so when I realised I could get the board game version of it I knew I'd have to get it.
It did not disappoint. It looks very complicated when you start out. There are a lot of pieces and I'd make sure you have enough time to set up slowly and read through the rules. This is not a game you can just open up and start. However, once you get going and you know which bits go where you start to build up steam. There is always plenty to do on the board and between turns. By the end of the game we were wheeling and dealing, settling scores and generally having a great time.
I would recommend playing the "beginners games" a few times to get used to the style and rhythm of the game before adding the wonders and extra elements. I haven't got on to the advanced rules yet, so I can't comment on those.
One of the best things about this game is that you get a different play each time. Different tiles build up into a brand new world to explore as you go.
The only thing I would have liked to see that isn't really available with this is more historical details about the leaders, wonders and technologies. Even just a brief line that said "First printing press 1454" on the printing press card would have been something a little extra to talk about and added a little general knowledge element to the game.
On the whole, however, I loved this game and I can't wait to play it again soon. Being suitable for 2-4 players it's great for couples and groups alike.