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Mike P
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Check out this thread...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?action=viewthrea...

I recently played Ursuppe, and I liked it, but something didn't quite 'click'. I was looking for something similar, and hoped Urland might be it, but I'm still not sure based on some comments...
 
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By coincidence I played Urland for the first time yesterday, and played Ursuppe once some months ago. Given that it's fundamentally another move-little-cubes-of wood-into-different-areas-game, I enjoyed Urland and in fact preferred it to Ursuppe - it's simpler and plays more cleanly, as Chris Farrell has observed. It has an interesting psychological dimension which I enjoy in a game and that I don't remember in Ursuppe. Play it more than once as it takes a game to grasp the mechanics.

And they're not really cubes but dinky little dinosaurs.
 
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They're not dinosaurs Richard, they're Ichthos, the pre-cursors to dinosaurs. They're the first vertebrates to climb onto land.

Urland is largely Ursuppe Lite. It's quicker, less complex (hence faster and less down-time), there are less genes to work through and it's less luck driven. It has an auction mechanism, but also a good mechanism, whereby two players are inactive in turn, one having chosen the next scoring area. This way you get some knowledge which you can use to your advantage, but must bide your time.

If you're not sure, pitch for Urland, then go for Ursuppe.

You may want to look at Trias, a second game drawn from the same conversation, but without genes entirely.
 
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