Mayfair Games Tigris and Euphrates - Double Scenario Edition
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- For 2-4 players
- Takes 60-90 minutes to play
- New, advanced scenario
- Updated version of a classic game
- New advanced scenario
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a new edition, complete with a double sided board and new "advanced" scenario. But it also includes the simpler, original version of the game.
The components are of excellent quality and should stand up to the wear and tear of many sessions of play. There is certainly no quality issue in this box.
If you're a fan of board games and want something that will really hook you, this is a great game to buy.
Apparently Mayfair Games has been having some QA problems with this new edition of Tigris and Euphrates: there's a reference on their web site to some games being shipped without enough treasure cubes for the advanced scenario and mine came with several other pieces missing/not fitting together. Fortunately, their Customer Service by email was very courteous and they quickly mailed me replacement pieces.
I wouldn't recommend buying an earlier edition; just make sure to check that all the pieces are there as soon the game arrives instead of waiting until the first time you play like I did.
Basically on each turn, you must make two actions and these actions include 1) placing a leader 2) placing a tile 3) exchanging up to 6 tiles. You can make both actions the same type if you so choose. You score points in one of three ways 1) laying tiles in the same region as a leader 2) buidling monuments and 3) resolving conflicts. There is just the right amount of decision making without being cumbersome and at the same time maintaining the fun factor. The tiles you draw add just a hint of luck, but what you do with the tiles is usually more important than the tiles themsleves. The game is usually won by the person who makes the best tactical decisions.
The game itself is a great experience for a group who enjoys "chess type" games. It is NOT the depth of chess, but it doesn't portend to be. My only gripe is that I wish the board was a bit thicker/larger. The tiles and pieces seem to be of a nice quality and should last a long time with proper care.Read more ›
In order to gain an understanding of the game, you have to play it two or three times to get the hang of the different types of conflict that your forces engage in. Your leaders may be challeneged from within their kingdoms(internal conflict), or when two kingdoms are joined(external conflict). The strategies for handling each of these types of conflict is different, and you have to balance strength in both tactics.
Also important are monuments. The construction of monuments is important in that they provide a steady stream of points. The downside of that is that their construction robs you of the support you need to defend them. Building one is a red flag for your opponents to attack you, and take it away.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not usually a fan of tile-placement or overly abstract games but even though this is heavily in both of those camps I absolutely love everything about Tigris and Euphrates. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tony
I'm a big fan of Settlers of Catan but had played a great deal of it over the past years and had been itching for something new. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Garrett M Adler
Who I bought this for: This was a gift for my son, He is thoroughly enjoying the game with his friends.Published on February 6, 2014 by Sharon B.
My husband loves this game. He is into this kind of game. My be a little difficult for beginning gamers.Published on December 19, 2013 by Kari
This game seems simple, and it also seems like it won't take very long. In reality, there is a lot of potential for strategy, it rewards careful buildup and pitiless aggression,... Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Tigris and Euphrates is a brilliantly designed game, one that belongs in every serious gamer's collection. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Doug Henning
A rather complicated, but very fun strategy game. Very little luck involved for those who enjoy that type of thing, only problem is finding people to play it with.Published on March 24, 2013 by LW
Fun, and thoughtful. This is a more aggressive game, where contentious players have a much stronger influence, compared to Le Havre, where you can easily shift strategies if... Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by Arthur W. Brown
It came with everything I expected and it's a great game to play. No problems in the sending of the item.Published on January 14, 2013 by Joshua Schultz