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Subject: New edition compared to Incan Gold? rss

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Siel Oren
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never played any of these versions,
would love to hear what is the best, gameplay wise, art and component quality and so forth.
thank you!

btw it is available at 365games as of now.
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Gameplaywise, they pretty much have the same rules, or at least can be played with the same rules (Artifacts or relics mixed it all at the start vs one per round).

Component wise....

- Incan Gold has rectangular cards and Diamant has square cards. Incan Gold might be a bit easier to tell which type of card has just come out - bad things have a red border, good things have a blue or yellow border), but it's much of a muchness. The Diamant cards have nice art, and are very clear.
- Incan Gold has folded cardboard tents and Diamant has thick cardboard chests. Diamant probably a bit nicer.
- Incan Gold stay/go cards can be a bit confusing as to which is stay and which is gold. Diamant is clearer in this regard
- Diamant includes meeples for indicating whether you've gone or are still in, or for use as an alternate stay/go mechanism (I prefer to use the meeple method to indicate in or out, it's much less ambiguous). Incan Gold has no meeples, but it's not hard to put substitutes in the box.
- Incan Gold has cards to indicate the round, Diamant has smaller cardboard tokens. Much of a muchness, but Diamant takes up less space.
- Diamant has a small board to store the deck and indicate the round, Incan Gold does not. This does not really affect the game.
- Incan Gold has 3 colours of plastic gems (green/black/yellow) and Diamant has two (clear/red). Diamant probably looks a bit nicer.
- Incan Gold box is slightly smaller, and rectangular. Diamant is a small square box that's a little larger in each dimension than the IG one.

Both are IMO great versions of a great game. I own both, but if I had to own just one, I'd probably go with Diamant.
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thank you for the in depth answer!
are there character cards in any of the versions?
haven't found any in the gallery.
 
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I own both games actually. I haven't been able to look into Diamant with great detail but I did buy it because I liked the look better.

There are no character cards. The boxes used to store your gems are different colours, as are the meeples, but that's it.

As I am used to Incan Gold and the cards, I think I'll use the meeples to track people going into the temples. Moving them along the path of cards or back out to the camp. I think that would be a neat visual representation of what is happening and a quick way to see how many are still in a round.
 
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losfp wrote:
much of a muchness


I had never heard this phrase before, I had to look it up ninja
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JohnnyDollar wrote:
losfp wrote:
much of a muchness


I had never heard this phrase before, I had to look it up ninja


Curious. Perhaps it's a phrase used by the English. It's commonly understood here in Australia.
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For those interested I uploaded some photo, to the games gallery, comparing the editions.









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it's a pitty that they decided for just 2 different kinds of loot (diamonds) in the new Diamant version compared to 3 different kind in Incan Gold, does'n that effect game play?
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No, in incan gold the colors just represent quantity. Like 1s 5s and 10s.
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William Hunt wrote:
it's a pitty that they decided for just 2 different kinds of loot (diamonds) in the new Diamant version compared to 3 different kind in Incan Gold, does'n that effect game play?


No not really. The loot types are 1, 5 and 10 (in Incan Gold). Having the 10 can be nice when you "chip up" but it's not a game breaking or game changing exclusion.

The original Diamant (which came before Incan Gold) had only the 2 colours as well.
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William Hunt wrote:
it's a pitty that they decided for just 2 different kinds of loot (diamonds) in the new Diamant version compared to 3 different kind in Incan Gold, does'n that effect game play?


Not really. I found with most games of Incan Gold, you could even get by just using the 1s and 5s. I've not run out of gems for either game.
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losfp wrote:
JohnnyDollar wrote:
losfp wrote:
much of a muchness


I had never heard this phrase before, I had to look it up ninja


Curious. Perhaps it's a phrase used by the English. It's commonly understood here in Australia.


Yep, very common usage in the UK. For those wondering, it means there's not a significant difference between the things being compared. You could say: six of one, half a dozen of the other
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