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Francois-Xavier
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I found both of these at a decent price, but I'm unsure which one to take. If that helps I play mainly two player games
 
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Kenneth Lewandowski
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I love Murano... love planning on how to move the boats around.
Not sure how good it would be 2 player.
Haven't played the Burano yet.
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Joe Salamone
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I have both and I enjoy both. Burano has the interesting cube pyramid mechanism, but I'm not sure that makes it a better game than Murano. Tough call.
 
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I guess that the theme won't help that much in the decision making. How did you find the cube mechanism, I was worried it would be a bit fiddly.
 
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macfix wrote:
I guess that the theme won't help that much in the decision making. How did you find the cube mechanism, I was worried it would be a bit fiddly.


I don't think its excessively fiddly . . . but it can cause AP because, as you build your pyramid, you need to think about the sequence of actions you plan to take and then build the pyramid accordingly. If you tend to play with people who overthink every move it might take them a long time just to decide how to arrange their cubes.
 
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I enjoy both games, but certainly rate Burano higher.
However, Burano is definitely more complex and longer... but also more rewarding.
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Brian Kerchner
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Tough choice as both are great games. As another use already pointed out, Burano is a lot more complex, whereas Murano is much simpler/lighter. Burano and makes you think harder about every one of your decisions, whereas Murano doesn't make you feel like you have to make THE right decision each turn in order to win the game or even do well. Burano is more regimented whereas Murano feels more open. Both are good with 2 players and both involve players potentially blocking each other's moves/actions...although I found that Murano is a tad more cutthroat.

Either way, you can't go wrong choosing between these two games.
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Tomato or Tomato??

(Tomahto) or (Tomayto) (phonetically)



 
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Ian Kissell
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Murano is a great Euro with a neat action selection mechanism and a cool scoring mechanism. The downside is the area control is not as fun with two players, but it is still a great game.

Burano is a forgettable Euro.
 
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I understand Murano to be a decent mid weight game, and Burano to be a heavy failure.
 
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