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The Downfall of Pompeii Board Game
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- Takes about 45 minutes to play
- For 2-4 players
- Historical themed strategy game
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Ages Suggested 10 and up
Time: 30-45 minutes
The Downfall of Pompeii is another great game from Mayfair Games. The object of the game is to get as many of your "relatives" out of the city of Pompeii before lava engulfs the entire city. Rather than give you a play by play of the game we are simply going to highlight some of the mechanics involved. We do have a brief video review as well. Find this after the review below.
There are four phases of the game. First you move your "relatives" into the city. This is done by through simple deck mechanics. You draw a card with a number on it and place you pieces in the corresponding building. This will continue for a few times around the table until you pull the first Vesuvius (A.D. 79) card. When this card is drawn the volcano is beginning to get a bit agitated. This also bring you into phase 2 of the game. Now when you place your pieces you can also invoke the Relatives Rule which allows you to bring more people into the city at a time.
Remember the object is to get as many people outside the city walls by the end of the game as possible, so you will want to start with as many as you can. You will also now begin to see Omen cards. These cards allow you to and I quote from the directions "pick another players piece and throw it into the volcano." This is unusually satisfying. Continue around the table placing pieces and feeding the volcano until you pull the second Vesuvius (A.D. 79) card. You now put away all of the cards and begin to try to rescue your relatives. You have a bag of lava tiles you will being to place in the corresponding places on the board. If a piece is placed in a space that has pieces on it, they to get thrown into the volcano.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really fun game. The setup is a little hard to get the first time around if no one has played the game before but it is worth it to toss people into the volcano.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this 3 stage game. Even keeps the kids entertained, but know it is a 4 player only game.Published 11 months ago by Kris F.