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Oceania


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  • Can be played alone or with 2 players
  • By the designer of Settlers of Catan
  • Family strategy board game
  • Beat your own record
  • Explore unknown island worlds
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.5 x 9.4 inches ; 14.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Denmark
  • ASIN: B0009HB5SU
  • Item model number: MFG4107
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 12 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,164 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

By Mayfair Games

Players: 1 to 2
Playing Time: 10-30 minutes
Ages: 10 and up

Contains:
1 Gameboard. 16 Scout Tiles. 35 Sea Tiles. 25 Reserve Tiles. 1 Explorer Ship. 1 Rulebook.

Experience the adventure of exploring unknown islands! Each game presents new and unique challenges, for the board is different every time you play. In the 2-player variant, you and your opponent seek to claim the biggest islands in Oceania. The most successful explorer is the victor! Or you can be your own opponent in the solo variant. You will seek out larger, more valuable islands as the game challenges you to beat your own record score! Oceania is the smaller but no less exciting brother of the classic Klaus Teuber game Entdecker, also published by Mayfair Games.

From the Manufacturer

Experience the fascination of exploring unknown island worlds. Each game unfolds a completely unique seascape, so that every game of Oceania is different. In the game variant for two players you aim to win against your fellow player by claiming the biggest islands. In the solo game variant you are your own opponent the bigger the islands, the more points you will receive. So each game presents a challenge to beat your own record. This family strategy game is for 1 to 2 players, and children above 10 years.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tactitles VINE VOICE on December 23, 2012
This is a small, quick tile-laying game. It feels similar to Carcassonne, but that's where any similarity ends. The turns are like many tile games. Each player selects a face-down tile, turns it over, and places it on the board. Tiles have water or island sections on them. They also have little dotted lines on some edges, showing you which way you can connect newly drawn tiles. Additionally, there is a large wooden ship marker that is moved each turn, to an already placed tile. Drawn tiles can only be placed adjacent to the ship, and also must maintain all dotted line connections. Tile features must also match. All of these requirements together reduce player decisions substantially, and allow randomness to flourish.

One decision you can make is to place a scout, which is basically an ownership marker, on a newly placed island section. These each represent 1-3 scouts, and only matter if an island is completed. Many times islands remain incomplete, because if a tile cannot be placed, it is discarded. Many tiles are discarded in a typical game, because of placement restrictions. This is why this game feels so much more like an automatic exercise, as opposed to a game you play.

There's a bit more to it than I've indicated, but it matters very little, because none of it makes for an interesting game. The game is too scaled down, and despite the fact that it plays quickly and easily, it fails to hold your attention. Add to this the unimaginative game components, and you have a game you're likely to play once or twice. But it can usually be found cheaply, so take a chance if you like.

One last thought, concerning my biggest gripe with this game. The wooden ship marker, which you're supposed to place on top of played tiles, is way too big for that purpose.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Thornhill on May 1, 2010
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I love Catan and Carrassonne, but this game is pretty lame. The instructions are as complicated as the other two games but without the reward of a great game. This game plays very similay to Carrassonne but on a minature gameboard and takes 5 minutes to play. Not too inspired to play several games for sure. Waste of 10 bucks
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pinch on July 21, 2009
You can play a game of this in 15 minutes or so once you know how to play. It's pretty light, but overall not that bad of a two person experience. I would much rather play this than Skip-Bo or some other trash. Only real complaint is the junky little paper "followers". They should have been Meaples.
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