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Thomas
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Doubtful since the game wasn't very well received but worth asking.
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Sean Geraghty
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It would be an instant buy for me.
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Daniel
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I don't think so. I asked Hans im Glück Verlag if there are more tiles like the existing promos or anything else for Helios. They replied that there is nothing and the game didn't do well, financially.
 
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Andy
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It's ashame. I do really like Helios and would love to see an expansion!
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Cory Yates
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What are the perceived problems in the game? Just curious. Usually they make such great games I'm surprised it wasn't better received.
 
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Daniel
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yatescory wrote:
What are the perceived problems in the game? Just curious. Usually they make such great games I'm surprised it wasn't better received.


Things that might turn people off:
- zero interactivity (expect for a certain tile running out that you wanted, because another player picked it up before you)
- two player boards for each player with lots of fiddly components (turn off for casual gamers, not for people used to it)
- takes a lot of table space with all the boards, the center market and all the components
- long rule book with lots of mini-rules (might be too much for casual gamers)

Other than these I can't really think of downsides. The game is a hit with our group. In fact I do think that it is a nice little gem that just didn't get the attention it needed. I haven't yet seen a negative review. So maybe it was just bad timing, the price point, the wrong target group. Who knows?
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Klaus Knechtskern
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The problem is that Helios is/was solved
 
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