Tuesday, November 08, 2005

#46: Attika

Building Greek city-states is the theme of this deceptively simple game. But the key is not your mastery of Platonic philosophy... instead, it's a careful combination of blocking & building that wins the day. Marcel-Andre Casasola Merkle gives us Attika at #46...

Joshua Miller: "Simple systems interact to create complex, interesting decisions. Plays at a snappy pace, and has enough random variables to be enjoyed again and again without growing old."

Frank Hamrick: "This one has fallen a bit on many people's lists (mine as well). It may not have staying power. Although it has held pretty steady with me (but has dropped a couple of spots since the first 50 plays). I really enjoy it as a 2-player (where I think it shines best). However, it is certainly not in the same category as the first two very rich board games. What I enjoy, however, is the simplicity of the game - but the surprising depth of choices it provides. Meets most of my criteria/biases for a great game."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, that Joshua Miller sure sounds like he knows what he's talking about!

I disagree completely, though about the lack of staying power that Frank and others have referenced. Attika is the sort of game where you're presented with new situations every game, so it doesn't grow old. At least for me it doesn't.

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