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Ra being unavailable, what is a good substitute? Quick play, 2-4p, tense, interactive, medium light, pretty easy.
 
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Medici

Same designer, similar mechanisms, just got reprinted
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Ra being unavailable, what is a good substitute? Quick play, 2-4p, tense, interactive, medium light, pretty easy.


The new Windriver edition of Ra seems to be available in the UK, or available via amazon.de - and ludibay.net in France.

If it matters, the game is language independent.
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Too expensive, 3x the price of the original. No thank you. I can buy two or three other games instead.
 
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Medici

Same designer, similar mechanisms, just got reprinted


Medici is not suited for 2-3, is it.

I'm looking for a game that works well with 3p.
 
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Ra being unavailable


26 copies of it on the Marketplace ...
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-xXx- wrote:
kalaheo wrote:
Medici

Same designer, similar mechanisms, just got reprinted


Medici is not suited for 2-3, is it.

I'm looking for a game that works well with 3p.


The new edition of Medici actually has rules for 2 players. I've tried it and it actually works better than you would think.
 
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Razzia! is a good option.
 
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mgreen02 wrote:
Razzia! is a good option.


He was looking for a replacement for Ra due to it being not readily available. Razzia is by far even less available than Ra.
 
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kalaheo wrote:
Medici

Same designer, similar mechanisms, just got reprinted


Medici is not suited for 2-3, is it.

I'm looking for a game that works well with 3p.


The new edition of Medici actually has rules for 2 players. I've tried it and it actually works better than you would think.


You mean medici the card game? I dont see a new boardgame.
 
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pfctsqr wrote:
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kalaheo wrote:
Medici

Same designer, similar mechanisms, just got reprinted


Medici is not suited for 2-3, is it.

I'm looking for a game that works well with 3p.


The new edition of Medici actually has rules for 2 players. I've tried it and it actually works better than you would think.


You mean medici the card game? I dont see a new boardgame.


It's right on the game's main page, under the various versions.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameversion/285498/english-th...
 
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pfctsqr wrote:
mgreen02 wrote:
Razzia! is a good option.


He was looking for a replacement for Ra due to it being not readily available. Razzia is by far even less available than Ra.


Thanks for the input chief but he's in Belgium, not the US.

https://www.amazon.de/Amigo-Spiel-Freizeit-4710-Razzia/dp/B0...


 
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mgreen02 wrote:
pfctsqr wrote:
mgreen02 wrote:
Razzia! is a good option.


He was looking for a replacement for Ra due to it being not readily available. Razzia is by far even less available than Ra.


Thanks for the input chief but he's in Belgium, not the US.

https://www.amazon.de/Amigo-Spiel-Freizeit-4710-Razzia/dp/B0...




Yeah, I got confused for a bit when I looked up Ra and saw it in all the OLGS. Confused me that the OP didn't think it was readily avaialable. But, then had to think, oh he's not in the US.
 
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RhodesN7 wrote:
-xXx- wrote:
pfctsqr wrote:
-xXx- wrote:
kalaheo wrote:
Medici

Same designer, similar mechanisms, just got reprinted


Medici is not suited for 2-3, is it.

I'm looking for a game that works well with 3p.


The new edition of Medici actually has rules for 2 players. I've tried it and it actually works better than you would think.


You mean medici the card game? I dont see a new boardgame.


It's right on the game's main page, under the various versions.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameversion/285498/english-th...


As pointed out above, no, I do not mean Medici the Card Game. I am referring to the latest edition of Medici the game by Grail Games publishers. You do not need their version to use the 2 player rules. Just look up the 2 player variant on their website and you can use it with any version of the game. And for what it's worth, I actually like Medici with 3 players. Not as good as Ra, but most games aren't as good as Ra.
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As pointed out above, no, I do not mean Medici the Card Game. I am referring to the latest edition of Medici the game by Grail Games publishers. You do not need their version to use the 2 player rules. Just look up the 2 player variant on their website and you can use it with any version of the game. And for what it's worth, I actually like Medici with 3 players. Not as good as Ra, but most games aren't as good as Ra.


If it's not as good as Ra, it's no good substitute!

Part of the appeal of Ra is a) it scales well for smaller groups and b) it's light, quick and fun.

Not sure what the new Medici version is about - it's not available yet so it doesn't help me any better - but Medici used to be a 5-6P game, perhaps 4P but 3P is stretching it too far. I can't imagine 4-6P games being equially suited for 2-3P except for 'marketing reasons'. Did they change the game so radically that it now suits small groups?


 
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The issue most people have with Medici at the lower counts is that many of the goods cards are removed randomly from the deck. This affects your ability to calculate. Personally I am not bothered by this randomness especially since it is such a quick game. I will happily play and enjoy Medici at three or two players.

If you are looking for something that is equally as good as Ra for lower counts, IMO you won't find it.
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I agree that it might be very hard to find anything better than - or as good as - Ra with lower player counts.

One game that you might want to look at is Samurai. Easy to learn, plays quick, excellent with 2 and 3 and very good with 4.
 
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Priests of Ra? I don't think it's available new anymore but it was being sold off fairly cheaply a couple of years ago so you might find a cheap second hand copy. (I've never played Ra so can't compare them but I enjoy Priests).

Sun Bid is a Decktet implementation of Ra - I've not played it though.
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Too expensive, 3x the price of the original. No thank you. I can buy two or three other games instead.


3x the price seems implausible - it's £45 in the UK (which I'll agree seems a bit expensive but even with the weak pound). I don't know how much the old edition was but I'd guess it was at least half that price.
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Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King has a somewhat similar feel to Ra in my experience.
 
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Too expensive, 3x the price of the original. No thank you. I can buy two or three other games instead.


3x the price seems implausible - it's £45 in the UK (which I'll agree seems a bit expensive but even with the weak pound). I don't know how much the old edition was but I'd guess it was at least half that price.


€65 here, way too much.

What's the difference between ra, priests of ra, amun ra...?

And what's the difference really between ra, medici and samurai?

Sometimes people put ra and taj mahal in the same category. Not sure why.

 
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€65 here, way too much.

Wow!

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What's the difference between ra, priests of ra, amun ra...?


There are a few reviews comparing Priests of Ra to Ra - for instance:

Ra: The Family Game?
Why Priests of Ra is better than the original

Though I expect some of the other reviews of PoR compare it to Ra. They sound fairly similar (I've never play Ra).

I don't know much about Amun-Re but it's not in the Ra family - this review looks good:

Amun-Re - A Detailed Review
 
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