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Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:1616]
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English language. MMP 2012 edition.

Punched but unplayed.

Free European shipping.
 
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Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:1616]
Gordon Watson
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Condition: Like New - opened but unplayed.

Edition / Language: MMP edition (as pictured) - English

Shipping: free within the UK - will post elsewhere at full cost to the recipient.
 
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Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:1616]
Daniel Berger
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Jon and I sat down with two other players to learn this game. We didn't quite finish, but we did make it to turn 8 (of 10) before calling it due to time.

Interesting game with the assymetric factions and team play. It's kind of an unusual type of game for MMP to publish, but I'm glad they did.

Looking forward to trying it again.
 
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Steven Canning
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MMP edition. I can teach. This can be long, so I am open to capping the play time.

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Six top ten appearances. Avg Rating of 7.80
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Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:1616]
Michael Debije
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MikeB made a surprise guest visit, which allowed me to bring out Angola for a maiden play. It is one of the last Ragnar brothers game left for me. I must say I really, really like it. It is wild as hell, but given the incredibly chaotic nature of the conflict and region, I think it fits well. I love that you have to be aggressive every turn if you want to pull out a win. The sides are very different in how they must be approached: Red/Yellow seem the underdogs in many ways, but the extra blank in the blue deck important, for example. We were only able to finish four turns in three hours, but I think the full game might possibly be managed in five hours. I rolled really badly on the last turn, so we fell behind, but who knows where it would have gone? I note from the comments the others not as enamored as I was, but I think this was great fun, much more 'gung ho' than many wargames.

Interim winners: JeroenD/James 18
Interim losers: Michael/MikeB 17
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Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:1616]
Andrew N
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This game is a hoot! The command pack is really genius. It's so much fun to see how it unfolds, whether you carry off a coup or your plans go terribly awry. Love the dynamics of playing two loose coalitions, as well.
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SOLD outside BGG Marketplace (via TABS Forum)

Angola, MMP 2012 edition.

Game is unpunched, complete and in excellent condition. Box back top is a bit "wrinkled" from storage.

Photos posted in BGG Marketplace listing in the link below.

Asking: $30

https://boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/1082051
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Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:1616]
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Tonny Wille
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I own the MMP reprint but the original was released in 1988. I still think this is one of the greatest 4 player wargames avaialble. I like it even more than the recent released COIN games
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MMP version. unpunched / unplayed (cards in shrink, etc)

$55 SOLD!!!

Please geekmail, or post here with any questions.

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Michael Debije
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Would like to get this off the unplayed list. Needs 4 players exactly.
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Daniel Kenel
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Starting bid: $40

BIN: $50

Condition: Never played but back page of rule book got wet and has a large water stain.
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OWN. Heard this is a Ragnar classic. Have to try it.

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A conflict that started with the endings of colonial rule and became proxy wars for the super powers.
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Matt Clark
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I only played three different games (on five occasions) in June so it was not difficult to pick. My favorite new to me game this month was Angola


image credit patton55

There are so many weird angles and fun concepts in Angola that it can seem really chaotic, but I believe there's a serious strategy game at work here. It's a team based wargame with sides representing the Communists and Nationalists fighting for control of Angola in 1975. Negotiations and planning must be had at the table where everyone can hear and your actions for the turn are pre-programmed before you even no who the starting player will be. This can make things feel very reactionary, but I believe that arranging well-timed, coordinated attacks are possible (you just have to really set it up well).

Angola can feel a little generic/dudes on map (with counters, I realize) but I think the historic flavor really comes through in the foreign aid mechanisms. You just plain need the money and weapons from your foreign benefactors to do well in the game. If you do poorly during the previous round, you get more chances and better units during the direct foreign aid phase. However, if you exhaust that foreign aid, your allies will lose faith in your efforts and that isn't good. The covert foreign aid where all factions make a blind bid to see how much foreign aid they request is one of my favorite parts of the game. If one faction bids higher than any of the others, the opposing team gets a much coveted victory point. There is a lot of bluff and nods and knowing looks to try and get this figured out between teammates.

I was really fortunate to get two plays of Angola in back-to-back weeks. I think it's a fascinating game on an interesting topic and it burns a lot more gray matter than all that dice chucking would leave you to believe.

Earlier in the month, I asked the crew if they had any older, weirder games they were interested in busting out and someone volunteered to bring and teach Sirocco



Simple but fun WWII game from TSR of all companies. It's got some serious randomness/balance issues but it's fast and fun and I had a good time playing it. I'd give it another go and would like to throw in some of the "advanced" rules to spice things up.
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Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:1616]
Dan Cunningham
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I have a table reserved for Angola (the MMP version). It did make it in the Scheduled Open Gaming (SOG) on the WBC schedule:

Game time is 9AM on Thursday July 28th, at exhibit annex T8.

I've played the game a handful of times, but it's a long game, so I'm looking forward to getting to the table again. (This is my first WBC.)

I'm open to using the variant balance tweaks listed here:

Play Balance Tweaks

Some level of experience with the game is preferred. At a minimum, I'd ask that you've read the rules and have somewhat of an understanding of the game mechanics before we sit down to play.

Thanks,
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Owned the original, but never managed to play that. Luckily, had a chance to play at First Minnesota Historical Wargame Society. AAR: G.A.A.R. -- 6/10/16 -- Angola Nights! .

Had fun; played with a great group. Sadly, we did not coordinate the color of our t-shirts with the faction we were playing.
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Managed to play most of a game of Angola last night (we actually had two games running simultaneously). I think this game is deceptively simple seeming. The opinion around the table was that this was kind of a beer & pretzels affair, but I think that in a different environment this could be pretty deep. Our group has a tendency to steamroll through games whether we understand them or not and that's kind of how last night went. I think that the planning involved in this game combined with the team dynamic could result in some really interesting stuff. We were kind of inefficiently smashing into each other, but I think this game would really shine if you were able to coordinate maneuvers with your teammate to close off retreat avenues or double up attacks. I'd like to try this one again soon.

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