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Billy Babel
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Just like the title says are these two games different enough to own both?
 
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I'm so confused by this.
 
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If this game is anything like Archipelago, I want it!
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From what I know from reading the rules, absolutely.

Comparisons between this and Archipelago are nothing to do with the style of the games, which are radically different - 4X/euro vs negotiation/deception. The similarity comes from the existence of a group loss condition, and the necessity of a certain level of co-operation to avoid it (which is not unique to Archipelago). Beyond that they are very different games
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Kain
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I already own space Hulk and I bought this.

Hope that helps.
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Dark63 wrote:
I already own space Hulk and I bought this.

Hope that helps.


Thinking of buying this but I already own a half-eaten box of Ritz crackers.

Please advise.
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trilamb wrote:
Dark63 wrote:
I already own space Hulk and I bought this.

Hope that helps.


Thinking of buying this but I already own a half-eaten box of Ritz crackers.

Please advise.


Eat the crackers before they go bad.
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Special snowflake syndrome has invaded the board game community. All board games are special. All board games are unique. No board games warrant comparison.

I don't know how anyone could draw a comparison of two games that have a hidden traitor mechanic that can sometimes be revealed by a player's selfishness or downright refusal to assist in the public good. I mean, it's not like both games feature a population that could explode in unrest if certain conditions are not met by the shared resources of the collective. It's not as if both games require the player to strike deals with his competitors and manipulate them into thinking your doing something good for the island (SORRY, I meant to say city!).

Given that the two games share a lot of similarity, ask yourself this: Do you find yourself playing a semi-cooperative trading game like Archipelago so much that you want a different game that provides a similar feeling?
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I already have SpaceHulk, But never open, But I loveit!

I have played Archipelago, and I hate it!.

I know that this game will be awesome!, I will buy it and play it

Hope it helps
 
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m0rgana wrote:
Comparisons between this and Archipelago are nothing to do with the style of the games, which are radically different ... The similarity comes from the existence of a group loss condition, and the necessity of a certain level of co-operation to avoid it...


Those are actually pretty significant similarities regarding "styles of game."

To the OP. If you like competitive games which require an element of cooperation, like Archipelago, you'll probably like this. Yes, they share similarities, but not so much that one makes the other redundant. But then again, I don't think these types of games very proliferated within the hobby.
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Billy Babel
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m0rgana wrote:
From what I know from reading the rules, absolutely.

Comparisons between this and Archipelago are nothing to do with the style of the games, which are radically different - 4X/euro vs negotiation/deception. The similarity comes from the existence of a group loss condition, and the necessity of a certain level of co-operation to avoid it (which is not unique to Archipelago). Beyond that they are very different games


Hey I wanna say thank you for actually answering the question instead of being an asshat that echos other asshats.
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BillyBabel wrote:
m0rgana wrote:
From what I know from reading the rules, absolutely.

Comparisons between this and Archipelago are nothing to do with the style of the games, which are radically different - 4X/euro vs negotiation/deception. The similarity comes from the existence of a group loss condition, and the necessity of a certain level of co-operation to avoid it (which is not unique to Archipelago). Beyond that they are very different games


Hey I wanna say thank you for actually answering the question instead of being an asshat that echos other asshats.


Chill out, friend. Some of us just having some fun. No one is making fun of you. Welcome to BGG, sometimes we are silly, but we come in peace.

Also New Angeles has one plus over Archipelago: so much less uncomfortable colonial racism! (unless robot slavery bums you out).
 
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trilamb wrote:
Also New Angeles has one plus over Archipelago: so much less uncomfortable colonial racism! (unless robot slavery bums you out).


New Angeles (and the Android universe in general) definitely has some things to say about corporatism, human rights, security vs freedom, community vs individuality, ethics in genetic research, and the nature of sentience. So many dark threads to pull, but compared to Archipelago, they're all fictional and in the future, so easier to explore.
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They really are not much alike at all.
 
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