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