The collapse of Spanish Colonialism and an interpretation of Victory Points
- Brad Metz(dengue)United States
many Many MANY games use victory points in some fashion. It appears to be the go to mechanic for determining a winner in the absence of a last man standing mechanic that seems so unpopular. Some games will use money (Capitalist pigs) and in most of these cases money makes sense as a measure for success. Obviously there's other games where money doesn't make sense at all - Carcasssone Hunters and Gatherers for instance. But victory points are inherently abstract and often hard to rationalize. Rule books sometimes try to justify their VPs (no no guys, it's a measure of the prestige of the nation -pff), and usually fail miserably.Recommend
That's the point of this list. I'm going to go through some of my favorite (VP based) games and try to place the VPs into the real (game) world context. I hope it will be a fun read for you and a fun exercise in distraction. I look forward to your additions.
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