Thursday, November 03, 2005

#98: Africa

We're only 3 games into the countdown and we've already reached our second Knizia... his Africa received an underwhelming response from some gamers upon its release. However, as this list proves, it does have quite a loyal following. Enough of a following, in fact, to earn its spot on the Top 100 Games of All Time Without Question. Ladies & gentlemen, I give you #98...

Joe Huber: "It really hurts to leave off Puerto Rico, but I just enjoy Africa more. King of the exploration games, and still far deeper than given credit for..."

David Arnott: "What can I say, Huber and Johnson have brainwashed me!"

Mark Jackson: "Actually less luck of the draw than you realize at first glance..."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Robert Jones (Ipecac) said...

Very simple to play and usually the choices are pretty obvious. Still . . . Africa is oddly compelling and I never turn down a game. The board is huge and beautiful, the bits are very nice. There is room for some clever play which makes this a game worth playing.

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Joe Huber said...

The choices for maximizing an individual turn are fairly obvious; the choices to maximizing future scoring far less so, IMHO.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Mark Haberman said...

The balance of the different items is clever, but I just didn't get this game. I think I need Joe to show me what I'm missing.

5:04 AM  

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