3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The more I play the more depth I see.,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Tigris & Euphrates (Toy)Definitely a game that grows on you with gameplays. I'm still trying to work out the kinks with teaching this game - it's a very steep learning curve, but well worth it. No matter how clear you are with teaching, I think it takes a full gameplay before people really understand it. Also, with the enormous amount of possible moves at the beginning, new players often feel overwhelmed.
That said, I immediately noticed that since each player gets 2 moves on their turn, this game would take to couples/team play very easily. We tried it with three couples (two of the three couples being new players) and discovered that this is the ultimate way to teach the game - The couples immediately took to quietly discussing strategy and correcting each other on the rules during other people's turns. Fab game.. Tips I agree with: Definitely don't think you own anything on the board. Be extraordinarily flexible in your leader placement as to your needs. Play for the immediate point scores until you can learn to see further into the game.
The more I play the more depth I see. This is a fantastic game!