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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Sam Carroll
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Getting torched by lava sounds like a pretty bad way to go.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Chris Marling
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One of my favourites and a great gateway game.

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A chastening learning game for Chris I'm afraid! I got luckier with the omens, then experience told in the second half of the game. Always great fun though - Chris was a convert.
 
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Kevin Knowles
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Ryan Kruger
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Daniel Nilsson
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Remember before that I said I liked Ancient Rome?
And that I'm a teacher?

This game is great. For the sake of my sanity we refer to the 'lava' as 'pyroclastic flow' instead. The initial set up with the cards is pretty annoying but the game is solid. Watching the people slowly get trapped is highly entertaining. The main negative is that the area around the Herculanean gate is too unbalanced in terms of being away from the Pyroclastic flow.

My students really like this one. I use it in revision lessons. If they can answer a question correctly about Pompeii and Herculaneum (which we study), they get to move one more person.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
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Todd Geller
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Excellent Condition

Soft Reserve $30

BIN $40

Trade Offers ok

I will there Fri, Sat and Sun
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Robbie O.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Steph
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Jack Dowden
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Caden Laptad
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Mayfair Games - long box edition. In very good to like new condition.
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Rick Baptist
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New version. Brand new in shrink.
 
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Frank M.
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I use metal figures from the Anniversary edition of Risk, which make a satisfying clink as you toss them into the volcano.

I'm in the top 10 on Yucata.
 
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
wojtek chuchla
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Stan: bdb, grana kilka razy.

Wydanie niemieckie, instrukcja angielska.

Wysyłka w Polsce (poczta polska lub paczkomaty) na mój koszt.

Nick na forum gry-planszowe: wc.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Tony barrett
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John Nobori
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Too 10 Mean game. Sounds fun and disturbing!
 
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Goo
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Neet little cubey-movement type game. A little too much luck in the card draw (gdap couldn't draw a card that netted him any relatives while I was growing family like crazy). Then, of course, the lava flow is pretty random in the tile draw and in 4 player, your control is even lower.

But, it's short enough to be fun enough anyway. A familiar group should be able to bounce this one out in 30-45. The decisions are pretty straight forward.

edit: 4th came in like McQueen and Newman in the Towering Inferno and saved most people from the horribly flamey death.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Joe Huber

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Played 1/10.

287 games to go.
 
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Tim S
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Chris R.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
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We spent a lot of time discussing what to play next. Finally we settled on this for lack of a better suggestion. Greg taught the game and I made the mistake of drawing the first omen card. Dropping Greg's little yellow guy in the volcano painted a target on my back. He was still talking about it when we left for the night. Overall I got 17 people onto the board, two of which Greg managed to murder before Pompeii blew her top. I had the last laugh in the end when I successfully evacuated 2/3 of my people. Not quite as good as a percentage as Greg, but he had fewer people on the board due to luck of the draw.

We finished off the evening with Lost Legacy. Jeff showed up super late so he was glad to get to play something. I was excited to teach it since it's been so popular with my other group. Sadly it didn't go over well. I won the first game and they felt it was pure luck. Mitch shuffled the ruins right before the second game ended loudly proclaiming he didn't want me to win. =/ Dave won, but that didn't seem to improve anyone's mood except Mitch. That was a bit of a downer to end the night, but I'm very happy to be back and I hope to have many more awesome adventures with this group in the coming months.


Score:

Theta: 10
Mitch: 8 (won tiebreaker with fewer people in volcano)
Dave: 8
Greg: 7
 
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Excellent condition, volcano still looks great.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:352]
Ethan Malay
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Bill Mort
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NUMBER 7

For an older game, this holds up very well - a big win for the designer known much more for Carcassonne. The game itself is played in two parts. The first finds you moving your citizens into the various buildings in the game, trying to get them to group up as best they can. But you also know what's coming, and you want to get them close to the exits!

Because when part two comes, all hell breaks loose! Your meeples have to run for the city gates before flows of lava come cascading down the mountains, threatening to block their path... or worse! This ends up being a very aggressive game. People will get mad, question your choices, and wonder why you're going after them instead of the CLEAR winner. Let's just say Jeff got to flex his glancing muscles a lot. So fun.
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VERY GOOD

BIN $26

SR is $5 less than BIN
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Can you make a game that involves a group of people that all die in a natural disaster and enjoy dropping opponents in a volcano? The Downfall of Pompeii!!!

Game is played in two-stages.

Stage 1: Players load up Pompeii with as many of their clan as possible and as close to exits as possible. I guess those people knew that they might need an escape from Pompeii. Draw an omen and you get to pick a Joe to put......IN-THE-VOLCANO!!!! Loading your "family" is a little wonky.

Stage B: This is the fun part. The volcano erupts any you take turns putting lava on your opponents and select the two people in your family worth saving...this turn. If your block-eeple is around more block-eeples they can move faster. Again a little Timey-Whimey.

Even thought theme has a few weird plot issues, it is a blast to play.

See what I did there?



 
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