It was around 8:00 when our small game group decided we wanted to finish the night with one last hurrah.
We muddled around and flicked through a bunch of games. Our last choice (Evo) took quite a while and left us to choose something a little bit fun and light.
Bidding! Creatures! Doods on the map!
Triremes made a splash and suddenly we were off. Early aggression and control of Ares gives you easy Island control but it was plain to see that Zeus was the key to the game. Priests were flowing and suddenly 12 Drachmas on the feet of Poseidon was no big deal. Mythological creatures were flying out as if they were going out of fashion.
The game started to slip away from me once I was out played on every bid on Zeus and it left me at a meager no metropoli while every one sat on one.
The bank of Apollo saved the day with one final massive bid on Athena which not just built a Metropolis filled with nerds but a Half Chimera Half pegasus Hybrid for the win.
Score one for the Badguys!
Anyone checked out the expansion?
What do you think about it?
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Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:36 am
I felt that this game just did not get enough credit.
Such a faithful recreation of the Starcraft meta in a boardgame format.
Perfect for 1v1 and slow but playable for anything else.
Ares Project deals with that whole integration between units, strategy and time that all RTS's try to deal with.
As a boardgame it is a sublime mix of tension and strategy. A hidden race of whether or not you can beat your opponent in a fight.
Then suddenly it sort of disappeared of the map and it is hard to find any one that is willing to play that extreme confrontational 1v1 aspect of the game.
Pity... It does have an amazing place in my collection.
Definitely a favorite in 2011.
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:22 pm
I love playing trading card games.
They always sate the completionist in me and I love that gameplay that Magic the Gathering brings to the table.
World of Warcraft TCG sort of turned me off because of the theme.
I am wary of tie ins and as an (previously) avid WoW player it sort of
felt weird for the IP to be transferred to a different medium.
The game plays like magic.
Two players walk in and one walks out.
No clunky land system. Any cards act like land (I like to think of them as XP)and its you and your allies and swords and shields vs their tableau.
Suddenly it is on and both of you are scrabbling for advantage.
I was relieved to find out it played well. Alot more aggressive than Magic the Gathering and heaps of decisions to make every turn.
It really adds that step up to Magic I was looking for that The Spoils also filled.
And A Game of Thrones
And Call of Cthulhu
Maybe Warhammer Invasion?
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:59 am