CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
St. Petersburg New Society & Banquet Expansion
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- This is an expansion, you need the base game in order to play
- Includes the New Society and Banquet Expansions!
- Allows from 2-5 players
- Historical theme
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My only complaint is that the price is too high. $20-25 for some cards and a wood token is just wrong, but it does make a new game so it is still worth it.
What it does for the game; A new class of worker (green cards) called `New Farmers' are introduced. They cost 9 Rubles, but give a Victory Point as well as the standard 3 coins. There are also new buildings, aristocrats, and upgrades. There is also new cards that give you one-time benefits such as taking a card from a discard pile or removing a card from your hand. These cards add a bunch of little perks to the game without really being `game changers'...they are welcome additions, indeed. Also very nice is the fact that all you need to add a 5th player is included.
What it doesn't do: The source for most rubles is workers, and most Victory Points come from Buildings and Aristocrats - that remains unchanged. This means that there are still very few paths to victory. This is painfully evident in the 2P game. The overarching strategy is to buy workers as cheaply as possible to get money, then use that money to generate VP via buildings, aristocrats, or both. The only issue is who can do it better and/or faster.
What you should do: If you like the St. Petersburg base game, go for this expansion (which can be a bit overpriced, so shop around). This expansion will add some fun elements to the game. But if you're looking for something that addresses the shortage of different strategic paths, realize that this expansion does nothing to really fill that gap.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great game. Perfect mix of strategy and luck. Relatively short to play (about 2 hours) but leave more time when learning. The expansion is nice.Published on January 2, 2013 by jps
WHEN I BOUGHT IT, I THOUGHT IT WAS BIGGER AND HAVE MORE PIECES. I FOUND THE INSTRUCTIONS EASY TO READ. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE MAIN GAME NOT AN UPGRADED EDITION TO THE GAME. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Rashamal
I ordered both the original game and this expansion in a single order. The game came from an Amazon partner, but the expansion came direct from Amazon. Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by sking500