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BGWS 021 - Cleopatra and the Society of Architects video
On this week’s episode of the Board Games with Scott video series, Scott Nicholson talks about the upcoming Days of Wonder game, Cleopatra and the Society of Architects.



This game has some of the best components in a board game and is about building structures to please Cleopatra. Players visit the market to collect resources, and then visit the quarry to build the plastic buildings. Corruption lurks around every corner to lure players to play more powerful cards, but the player with the most corruption is tossed to Cleopatra’s crocidiles!

Watch this week's episode at

http://www.boardgameswithscott.com/?p=36
 
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Hilarious intro (i am tempted to say "as usual" but in a good way )
I'm glad you chose that game - there was a big hype in germany and i didn't want to get fooled by all the nice components (was disappointed with Shadows over Camelot as well but that's a different story)...
Ciao,
Simon
 
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Great review, Scott! I was really hesitant about this one. The reviews were really mixed coming out of the Gathering, but you definitely made me want to give the game another look. Many opinions may have been tainted by the pace of early games. I'm leaning towards getting this now. Thanks again and keep up the good work...
 
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I actually came away from the gathering not liking the game. As I played it more, I found it more interesting. The key to an enjoyable game is to keep it moving along, and that's hard to do on your first play.

 
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Excellent review, thanks Scott. I will hold off on buying this one temporarily till I get to try it in person. I know a couple of people who will be buying it for eye candy alone. I like the corruption / build 2 items for 3 talents and build 3 items for 5 talents then offer the most talents and lose 3 corruption in a sacrifice round. Definitely want to give this a spin after seeing this review. As before I was very skeptical to even give it a try.
 
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Jeremy Carlson
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Awesome video review, once again. Keep this stuff coming! This is a great example of a game I have to try before purchase. While, because of the review, it seems like it would be a lot of fun, I'm still not entirely sold on the idea.
 
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I gleaned from your review that coruption in unavoidable in the game? Cleopatra sounded silly until I picked up on that. Now my bank account is shrinking and it's all your fault!arrrh
 
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Chuck Easterlin
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Great review Scott... you do a really good job, I look forward to watching your videos.

I've ordered from Funagain before (I take that they sponsor you in someway) and clicked through your link to see what their price is. $45?! Jiminy Crickets! It's available for pre-order at other online retailers for $11 less than that!

Funagain is pricing themselves out of my business.

 
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chuckimus wrote:
(I take that they sponsor you in someway)


They have one of these referral systems where if someone buys something through my link, I get a small percentage of the purchase. So, part of the higher prices is that I'm getting some of that.

If you prefer to support me directly, I'm currently assembling a Board Games with Scott DVD with as many episodes as I can fit on a disk (and a bonus, not-released-elsewhere episode..)

 
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snicholson wrote:
...and a bonus, not-released-elsewhere episode..)


"Board Games with a Drunken Scott"?

surprise
 
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Kyle S
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Great review as always.
A little constructive criticism...
Try to avoid so much motion. Just prior to the "Conclusion" segment there was a period of time where you were constantly rocking back and forth. I thought I was going to get seasick! Other than than, it was an excellent episode!
 
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