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james napoli
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My group already owns and enjoys Ra on the regular...this game seems interesting...but i'm not sure we need another auction game with a similiar theme...

let me know your thoughts?
 
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Matthew Fisk
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I own both and these are VERY different games. They don't play even close to the same. The two words "auction" and "Egyptian" certainly do not automatically qualify these as similar games IMHO. If you sat a person to play both of these games I don't think they would ever relate the one back to the other.
 
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Amun-Re is a completely different gaming experience to Ra (and imho it's much better). The auction mechanic is just one part of Amun-Re whereas in Ra the auction is pretty much the whole game.
 
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Yep, comparing Amun-Re to Ra is like Comparing Age of Steam to Ticket to Ride, Chess to Checkers, or Go to Gomoku.

 
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Like comparing apples and hammers.
 
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I don't think people here are giving sufficient props to the depth of Ra, but these clearly are two very different games. Amun-Re is an economic building game which does include an auction mechanic and feels completely different from Ra which is one auction after another.
 
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ixnay66 wrote:
Like comparing apples and hammers.


More like apples and red.

These are two very different games, with two very different flavors. One has auctions as a mechanic; the other has an auction as THE mechanic. One is a quick, luck-driven game; the other is a longer, more satisfying game. One is set in Egypt; the other ... well, it's set in Egypt, too.

They're both good games, but are very different.
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We are happy to own them both. Entirely different games.
 
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These two games are very different from each other for all of the reasons listed above.

I personally have not found Ra (or Amun-Re, for that matter) to be luck-driven. It is much more tactical than Amun-Re, in which you must have a long term strategy to do well.
 
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Ra and Amun-Re both rank in my top 10 (possibly even 5) favorite games. Other than theme, they are nothing alike. The auctions aren't even similar.

Comparing Amun-Re and Ra is like comparing Apples and some oranges that came in a box that looks a little like an apple box. Or something.
 
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