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Yoki Erdtman
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Board to Death TV reviews Small World.



Felicia gives it 8, and Steve 8.5 out of 10 and they summarize the game thusly.

What's Cool:
Lots of races to play as.
Each race has a random ability every game.
Easy to teach and games are short.
The artwork is very nice & comical.
Everything is well separated inside the box.
A different board depending on the amount of players.
Summary cards included.

What's Not:
The rule book needs work.
The Dwarves are a useless race.

Neutral Information:
You can buy expansions.

P.S. I have permission to post the Board to Death reviews at this site.
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Jason Hurd
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Thanks for that. Excellent work.

Now I need to go buy a copy... sigh.
 
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reverendvader wrote:
Thanks for that. Excellent work.

Now I need to go buy a copy... sigh.

It's a great game, I really love it. It is more of a family game, and not particularly heavy, but all the fantasy goodness still appeals to hardcore geeks.
 
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It is indeed more of a family game.
For me the fantasy "goodness" did not save the game. It is too simple and more chaotic than Vinci. Also the addition of a dice-roll really baffles me. One of the strong points of the system is the lack of randomness, why add a die, all of a sudden?
I was looking forward to getting a replacement for Vinci. Especially the boards scaled to player numbers had me interested. But all the small changes has really been to the worse, IMHO.
I'm glad a friend of mine bought the game firs, as I have no desire to invest in this mediocre venture.
 
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Chad Martinell
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A statement like "The Dwarves are a useless race" is a pretty useless statement unless it gets backed up with some reasoning.

Additionally, the video shows an incorrect move. At about the 3 minute mark, it mentions that you move units from one region to the next in order to conquer it, but that is not true. From page 4 of the the rulebook "Upon conquering a Region, the player must deploy the Race tokens he used to conquer this Region inside its borders on
the map. These tokens must remain in this Region until the player reorganizes his troops at the end of this turn."

Tokens get played from your hand to the board for purposes of conquering.

Other than those 2 items, it was a good review! Thanks!
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Con: Tritons and Trolls inexplicably left out of the cover box art
 
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