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Subject: Is this Lords of Vegas without the die rolling or a lot of luck? rss

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Dan King (The Game Boy Geek)
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These seems a lot like building up the casinos in Lords of Vegas without as much luck. Would that be a fair assessment? If you have and love Lord's of Vegas, would this scratch the same itch, or is this different enough to warrant having both?

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dkingnu wrote:
These seems a lot like building up the casinos in Lords of Vegas without as much luck. Would that be a fair assessment? If you have and love Lord's of Vegas, would this scratch the same itch, or is this different enough to warrant having both?

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Very different. They just share the random "deed" of a space that you can build on. I love Chinatown even with the variant up to 6 players but was pretty lukewarm on LoV. Chinatown is pretty much pure negotiation while LoV has lots of things piled on.
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It would be safe to say lords of Vegas borrows the negotiation from Chinatown, not the other way around. Chinatown came first, back in '99, as alea #2 in their big box line. If you want negotiation and no other extra stuff to do or worry about, Chinatown is best. No random takeovers, no buying into areas, just pure negotiation of the randomness of cards that you are dealt.
 
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dkingnu wrote:
These seems a lot like building up the casinos in Lords of Vegas without as much luck. Would that be a fair assessment? If you have and love Lord's of Vegas, would this scratch the same itch, or is this different enough to warrant having both?

Dan

The negotiation and light placement elements are pretty similar. Lords of Vegas definitely has a lot of other mechanical bits stuck on; Chinatown is pretty much purely negotiation. I prefer Chinatown as a negotiation game, but I think with a group that doesn't just want to wheel and deal Lords of Vegas' extra bits may be more interesting.
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