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Mark Langston
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Just got done listening to the latest Dice Tower podcast, where they were doing interviews from BGG.con. A lot of folks talked about how awesome Deus was, but that it wasn't a "pretty" game art-wise. However, I've looked at the pictures of it, and I personally think it's pretty appealing visually. Am I missing something?
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Juan Crespo
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Most likely they were referring to the tiles that make up the board, not the cards. The art on the cards is actually quite nice. Personally I find them appealing, but many people don't.
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As in their shape? I think that the "Bubble" look is pretty cool, personally.
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Juan Crespo
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Me too. I think it has to do with the colors. I like them, but I was surprised with the strong reaction it provokes in some gamers.
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Steph Hodge
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Well, it's no Ginkgopolis...
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I like it.

One problem I do have with the hard version is that the "wood" tokens are brown but on the cards represented as green.

Also, the Vps on the cards are green and they are brown tokens.

Also, the $$ is brown on the cards and is green tokens...

It is kinda messed up but I suppose it will become clear with many plays. I don't own it yet I have just played it a few times.

Great game! I can't wait to own it!
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Geoff Speare
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The board has a 70s vibe going - I wouldn't call it ugly but it's definitely different!

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It is an very pretty game, only problem is brown wood.
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I think the games looks good, if the resources looked like imperial settlers that would be the icing on the cake.
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Michael Denman
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Looks good to me.
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Vivienne Raper
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The game looks fine to me.

Maybe people have slightly different eyesight and the colours are unappealing to some people.
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Rogue Marechal
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Deus is neither 'awesome' or 'ugly'... if like me you are happy to enjoy a solid game with adequate presentation then you'll enjoy Deus (as long as the reading of the rules makes you think it will be to your taste). If not, check the hotness on Kickstarter and you'll find plenty of 'cool-looking' duds to throw money at...
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Jimmy Smith
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I think it just reminds most people of Settlers of Catan at first glance, and that's where the strong negative reaction is coming from. And Settlers is cool to hate.

Just a theory.
 
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The cards looks cool, but the board is very ugly. Why they made the board in a differend design?!? The colours, the style nothing fit
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Robyn Z
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I think the tiles are soooo ugly. I want to play it but the tiles are so hard to get around. I would love another version of the tiles.
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RogueM wrote:
Deus is neither 'awesome' or 'ugly'... if like me you are happy to enjoy a solid game with adequate presentation then you'll enjoy Deus (as long as the reading of the rules makes you think it will be to your taste). If not, check the hotness on Kickstarter and you'll find plenty of 'cool-looking' duds to throw money at...


The two aren't - and shouldn't be - mutually exclusive.
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