Friday, November 04, 2005

#83: Age of Renaissance

This has been called a "semi-sequel" to Avalon Hill's hugely popular Civilization. At #83, Jared Scarborough's romp through the middle ages, Age of Renaissance. [Mark: Yes, I realize there are no testimonials here. No, you don't want me to 'testify' - I'd end up using words like "kindling" and "5+ hours of my life that I'll never get back." So, gentle readers, it's your job to add the comments.]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 hours of tedious accounting is not my idea of fun. Who snuck this on the list????

9:53 AM  
Blogger Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Richard Dewsbury said:
"Positive comments on Age of Renaissance? Well, after struggling for 2 hours with the rules, I managed to sell my copy at a significant profit - that was a positive experience."

Amen to that, brother!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A beautiful dinosaur! (Gorgeous to look at but w-a-y too long to learn and to play.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

But Curt, you have to admit, it is a *published* game.

However, I *can* answer your question as to who snuck the game on the list. Heh heh...

Marty Hoff ranked it No. 1
Greg Shloesser ranked it No. 13
Alan How ranked it No. 8

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always good to have a couple of insane people in the group to keep our choices from getting too predictable. ;)

(No offense intended, Marty, Alan, and Greg. Clearly this is a game that is loved by some, reviled by others.)

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If pressed to name ONE favorite game, this is it for me. Deep, immersive, and open to several quite distinct approaches to winning, AoR has everything I really want in a game. Yes, it's long, and difficult to find players for FtF, but for me anyway, the time flies least till that last excruciating turn.

3:01 PM  

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