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Subject: Jaipur Killer? ... and other thoughts. rss

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Bill Buchanan
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Played a 2-player game of Istanbul: The Dice Game with my wife tonight, our first game. She won 6 rubies to 5. Game took a good 30 minutes.

After the game I mentioned, "You know what this game reminds me of? ... I know they are different but, Jaipur. You might even say this is a Jaipur killer". Instantly she replied "I like this better than Jaipur", which is saying something because my wife likes Jaipur. It reminds me of Jaipur because both games kind of feel like a race where you are trying to collect goods, both games play pretty quick, and have similar setting thematically.

Istanbul: The Dice Game is very easy to learn, quick, yet gives you some good decisions to make. It has dice-rolling, engine building, resource management, some interesting card play, multiple paths to victory, and plays great at 2-player. Highly recommended.

After the game my wife asked, "Was this a card game before or something?". Obviously never having heard of Istanbul before and wondering why this was "The Dice Game". The back of the rulebook had an advertisement for Istanbul so I showed her and said "No, it's based on this". She took a look at it, handed it back to me and said "I like the dice game better". Ha, I got a laugh out of that.
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Evgeni Liakhovich
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Now that you put it this way I might just stick to my Jaipur and Istanbul
 
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Allan Prins
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Interesting. My interest is peak now. I like Jaipur, but I always thought something was missing. And love Istanbul.
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Marc Gilutin
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This recent overuse of "(Some other game) Killer" is silly. You either like a game or you don't.
Is it going to cause you to throw Jaipur in the trash?
Here's my address.......
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David B
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apecage wrote:
This recent overuse of "(Some other game) Killer" is silly. You either like a game or you don't.
Is it going to cause you to throw Jaipur in the trash?
Here's my address.......


That’s a little harsh, don’t you think? For instance, Race for the Galaxy was certainly a Twister killer for me.
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