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Oceluna (jueguetistorias)
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Hi!

I open this thread in order to ask for your advice.

I was happy because of the second edition of the game, Downfall of Pompeii... but I´ve heard that its components are really really poor quality
For this reason, I´m looking for a boardgame with a similar mechanic. Do you know any? Or, is it still worth to buy it even with so bad components?

Thanks a lot!!!
 
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Justin Fuhrmann
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We have the new edition, and I don't see problems with the component quality. It's not like "FFG wow," but I wasn't expecting it to be. I also never saw the first version, so I don't have that for comparison. As far as an alternative, the closest would probably be Survive: Escape from Atlantis!.
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Michael Bonet
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The bag for the lava tiles are low quality, but the components of the 2nd edition are not. Escape is okay. The two games are kind of the same, but I find that the decisions in Escape are not as interesting.
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Jordan Booth
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Pompeii is pretty unique in what it does, but if what you like is covering other players' pieces with lava: Taluva

Survive: Escape from Atlantis! is good for "throwing other people under the bus".
Tongiaki: Journey into the Unknown also has a bit of this as you can send opponents' ships off the edge of the world.
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Oceluna (jueguetistorias)
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Thanks for your answers!! Likely, I thought components were worst than really be, so sunner or latter I´ll get the game (May be in the Secret Santa wishlist... hummmm ninja

Because of your commentaries, I can guess that Pompeii is a little better than Survive, Isn´t it?

What I don´t know if Taluva is a great game too for buy so many games... Now, it is in the cart of my next order, but I go on excess of my budget because the cart is so filled!!! I don´t know what to do.
 
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Matt Brown
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Oceluna wrote:
I can guess that Pompeii is a little better than Survive, Isn´t it?


Entirely subjective. Survive is higher ranked with a better rating. It has also been out for 30+ years.
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Alexander K
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I just bought the second edition of Downfall of Pompeii the other day, and I have to say I didn't think the components were any worse than other games in its price range.

Beyond that, my wife and I had a blast playing it. It was easy to learn, and it played quickly which is a big plus for us.

Personally, I suggest giving it a chance if you think the gameplay is something you would enjoy in spite of what you've heard about the components.
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Oceluna (jueguetistorias)
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Thanks all you again!

At last, I've decided to buy Pompeii, although without hurry By now, it's in my wishlist

BTW, I ended up buying Taluva, and we played our first game yesterday!! It's a bit different than I thought, quite abstract, I need more plays to know, although it looks like a good game
 
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