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Subject: More than meets the eye rss

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Flavio Sousa
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I think there's more to this hobbit than meets the eye.

I finally tried The Hobbit: Enchanted Gold and it's good.

It's definitely underrated, all the negative reviews are unfair and it deserves more love but it's not the perfect Tolkien board game, either.

The artwork is gorgeous and even though the iconography could be clearer at times, the gameplay is intuitive and simple. Simple does not mean basic or shallow, there are definitely many decisions to be made here.

So, what's not to like? Even though it is language independent (hooray for that!), there is no way I could use this with my foreign students. There are too many components, the gems are too small and you can't divide a class into two teams to play this. Moreover, the concept of using gems to fight monsters is a bit weird (why not weapon tokens instead?) and those kids would find it confusing.

If, however, you are a fan of Tolkien and want a great 2 player filler game, go right ahead and give this one a try.
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