Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The latest games I have acquired are Cyclades, Fresco, Samarkand and Mystery Express. I tried Cyclades with two players and we both enjoyed the theme and mechanics of building up units, ships and structures. Then you head out to conquer islands in order to gain more income and maybe take over your opponents buildings and even Metropolis of which you need two to win the game. It was a close game and Dan took the win. We tried it with four players and it was a little more chaotic but just as fun. We also tried Fresco in which we are painters who gain points for acquiring different coloured paint cubes in order to finish parts of the Fresco or Altar. Money plays an important role as well and planning for each turn is much of the games strategy. I really enjoyed it the others thought it was ok.