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Stephen Simpson
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Both of the Ra forums seem to be dead so I'm posting here.

I've read all the reviews comparing the two and still can't decide. Priests of Ra is easier to acquire. All of us love Modern Art, and two out of four don't mind higher levels of complexity.

One thing we don't like about Modern Art is a new player can completely through the game off, I understand that is less prevalent in Priests of Ra.

Part of me thinks based on reviews Priests is not so well loved on the geek ratings because it is slightly remaking a classic and not really improving it. That being said I'm only going to get one and if Ra is a significantly better game I'll go through the additional work to get it instead.

 
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Regular Ra is my opinion. $21 or 22 plus shipping from the BGG marketplace.
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Ra is so good, there's no reason not to get it.
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Curt Carpenter
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Priests is a serious downgrade, in my opinion.
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Rob Herman
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Vanilla Ra. Priests of Ra adds a bunch of time-consuming decisions that add very little to the game.
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Regular Ra.

Priests of Ra would be a good game if Ra didn't exist. But it does, and Priests pales in comparison. The real problem is there's really not anything to recommend Priests over the original. The only real difference it has going for it are the double-sided tiles which you choose how to play, and sadly the decision doesn't really add much to the game.
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