Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Year Published: 2011
Number of Players: 2 to 5
Play Time: 90 to 180 minutes
Set-up Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Learning Curve: Medium
Ages: Rated 12 and up
Table Size: Medium to Large
At Gamestorm 16 I had the opportunity to play Belfort, an award-winning worker placement game published in the US by Tasty Minstrel Games.
In Belfort, players are competing to win control of several different city districts. To do so, they’ll use a variety of workers — namely elves, dwarves, and gnomes — to perform labor, gather resources, build new structures, and wrest control from other players.
Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) gives us a pretty good overview of the game from their … Continue reading
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Year Published: 2006
Number of Players: 2 to 4
Play Time: 45 minutes
Set-up Time: About 10 minutes
Ages: 10 and up
Table Size: Medium Table
The year is 79 A.D. and you are a humble Roman citizen who has just moved in to the fine city of Pompeii. It’s so enjoyable here that you invite your friends and relatives to join you, and soon the city is abuzz with happy citizens. Unfortunately for you, a dark omen falls upon the city; nearby Mount Vesuvius is about to erupt, and all of your friends and family must now try to escape for their lives before becoming victims of one of the deadliest volcanoes in history!
Pompeii is a … Continue reading
La Citta is a civilization building game that encourages players to have well-balanced cities to achieve victories. Continue reading
Neuland is a Civilization-style board game from Z-Man Games, originally published in 2004. We picked up the game a couple of months ago and recently cracked it open for our first session. Despite experience a bit of burn-out from teh amount of time we spent on the game, we enjoyed our initial run. Continue reading