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Is this better or worth than the old Himalaya + 5/6p-expansion?
I haven't played any so far, just flew over the rules and some descriptions...

some pro's and con's I can see sofar

Advantages Himalaya:
* with expansion supports 6 players (Xidit only 5)
* nice theme and graphics vs ugly nonsense
* less plastic
* less fiddly to handle, easier set-up

Advantages Xidit:
* easier/cheaper to aquire
* some small improvements (varietes in end-game scoring, passing possible)

so far it's 4:2 for Himalaya. ;-)
But maybe anone who played both can add some argumentes for Xidit?
Do the minor(?) improvements in gameplay really make it worth to swallow the higher administration effort and fiddliness and loss of theme?



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actaion wrote:
Is this better or worth than the old Himalaya + 5/6p-expansion?
I haven't played any so far, just flew over the rules and some descriptions...

some pro's and con's I can see sofar

Advantages Himalaya:
* with expansion supports 6 players (Xidit only 5)
* nice theme and graphics vs ugly nonsense
* less plastic
* less fiddly to handle, easier set-up

Advantages Xidit:
* easier/cheaper to aquire
* some small improvements (varietes in end-game scoring, passing possible)

so far it's 4:2 for Himalaya. ;-)
But maybe anone who played both can add some argumentes for Xidit?
Do the minor(?) improvements in gameplay really make it worth to swallow the higher administration effort and fiddliness and loss of theme?





I have not played both, but I have played and enjoyed Xidit. I would NOT recommend playing with 6 players. 4-5 seems to be a good number to be tight without being frustrating. I guess that would add a bullet to the Xidit column as you get 5 players in the base box.

Xidit didn't actually play a fiddly as I thought it would from my initial look at the rules.

Theme and plastic is a totally subjective thing as I totally love the artwork and theme.
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actaion wrote:

Advantages Himalaya:
* with expansion supports 6 players (Xidit only 5)
* less fiddly to handle, easier set-up

Advantages Xidit:
* nice theme and graphics vs ugly nonsense
* more plastic
* easier/cheaper to acquire
* some small improvements (varieties in end-game scoring, passing possible)

FTFY.
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I haven't played Himalaya but based on your points I would move the plastic, theme and graphics as a PRO for Xidit instead of a con. and that would put 2:4 for Xidit .

I have played with a lot of groups and it is always a blast. The game is very easy to teach and people find easy to understand. Everyone I have played this with has enjoyed it, except for one guy that just seems to dislike programming type games.
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Count me with those who like the Xidit appearance better. I'd also never play Xidit with 6, even if I could. Did once with 5, and works, but prefer 4. I also didn't find it that fiddly overall.
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I think the programming boards in Xidit are pretty neat and less fiddly than the Himalaya equivalent (tiles if I read it right - I've not played Himalaya).

I do like the snowy graphics in Himalaya and the Yaks!
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