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Carlos Magno Rosa
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How mean is this game? (say compared do Castles of Burgundy)

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Pete Goch
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I'd say it's slightly more interactive than Burgundy. You can "lake" tiles from the market to prevent your opponents from getting them even if you can't afford to buy it outright. The competition over goals can be pretty fierce. But there's still no direct interaction. It's still all blocking and trying to get there first as it were.
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Mark M
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Agree with Pete. It is definitely more directly obstructive than Burgundy in that you can take something out of the market that you don't need just to mess with another player. When people are jockeying to have the most of something it can also get confrontational, but not directly so. There is always something to buy for all players, it just may not be what you want. Great game!
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Eleon Forsht
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SyKot wrote:
How mean is this game? (say compared do Castles of Burgundy)

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I would personally say it is much "less" mean than Castles of Burgundy.

You can still block people by taking what they want, but for the most part that is all you can do, and that is just normally playing the game.

It is hard for everyone to gang up on one person, and there are less ways to be mean to other players.

I never felt like someone was mean to me in Suburbia, just cleaver to stop one of my tactics.

I have felt people and luck where "not nice" to me in Castles.
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Trashing a tile that you know someone else wants and you have no need for is definitely mean. That probably should happen a few times a game. We have played Suburbia quite a bit and are probably a little more attuned to what should be trashed to affect others, but it is definitley not routinely confrontational on each play. Get the game you will like it!
 
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