6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Excellent game for relative beginners,
This review is from: Ravensburger Castles of Burgundy (Toy)
I played this game for the first time the other day with my regular gaming group. I find playing slightly serious-looking Euro games like this against people who have played it before a fairly daunting experience and usually expect to miss some fairly important aspect of the rules and get royally thrashed. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by CoB - the basic idea of the game is simple, the individual turns are quick (so little "downtime") and, as I discovered, you can get away without necessarily knowing all the functions of all the tiles (I posted a reasonable score and came a healthy 3rd out of four against experienced players).
At £20-odd pounds, this is a very reasonable price for a really good game for people familiar with Settlers or Carcassonne who want to try something a bit more challenging. My only criticism of the game is the quality and type of components. Its a bit tile-heavy - I'd rather they'd used wooden meeples for the workers, at least - and the player boards could do with being stiffer cardboard. Still, perhaps this is the downside of that low price. You pays your money...