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Excellent game but could do with more clarification on some of the rules of play
on 30 December 2013
We love "War on Terror" so I will enthusiastically pick up anything from Terrorbull Games. I got this as a Christmas gift for my wife, who is also a W.O.T. fan. We played a few hands of this on Christmas night with her parents and it took a while before we figured out how to play it properly. The instructions are vague, whether or not this is on purpose is unclear to me, although fundamental points of the game were ambiguous; for a good portion of the first game we were unsure whether your lending should be placed on your own workforce or on other peoples. The fact that it is a loan suggests that it should go to other people and it took us a while to figure this out. In comparison to W.O.T., where you get 2 rule booklets which concisely describe every facet of the game, we felt this took away from the game a little.
I know that the game is about being devious and underhand and bending the deliberately vague rules to suit your own ends, but some of the game's fundamental points could've done with being better explained. Especially when you are trying to explain them to your mother in law who has had one too many sherries.