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Has anyone played both Clash of Cultures and Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization?

I would love a review on what people think are the strengths and weaknesses of both.

If you could just have one what would it be?

 
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Just bumping this up.

I really am on the brink of buying a civ game and would love a comparison.

I know only a relatively small number of people have played Clash of Cultures but surely somebody had played both it and Through the Ages.
 
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Here you go:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/874723/my-initial-take-o...


I decided on CoC

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I'm sure if you wait till monday, most of the BGG.CON folks will be back an anxious to talk about it. I look forward to hearing about Clash of Cultures as well. That and waiting for my gaming buddies to return with a copy.
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MWChapel wrote:
I look forward to hearing about Clash of Cultures as well. That and waiting for my gaming buddies to return with a copy.


That makes two of us... Although, not sure if there will be a copy coming back or not with my geekpals.
 
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Very looking forward to CoC as well. TTA looks like it's not my style at all. Just way too dry and abstracted for my taste. I'm more interested to see what happens as far as CoC and Archipelago are concerned.
 
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Well, so far from guys I play Through the Ages with all the time gave replies to the effect that it was "not bad". These are guys who love TTA, so I guess you can take that how you will.
 
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jacevy wrote:
Has anyone played both Clash of Cultures and Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization?

I would love a review on what people think are the strengths and weaknesses of both.

If you could just have one what would it be?

I played clash of cultures a few weeks back here in canberra... it does do civ building well and it feels like it is on a large scale... however it doesn't feel very dynamic and seems to take ages to do anything ... maybe i need tolay it a few more times to get a better feel for it.

i've not played the other game you've asked about.
 
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MWChapel wrote:
I'm sure if you wait till monday, most of the BGG.CON folks will be back an anxious to talk about it. I look forward to hearing about Clash of Cultures as well. That and waiting for my gaming buddies to return with a copy.


Well, you're in luck. Tim and I both picked it up. It's pretty good but I wouldn't say it's better than TTA.
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I have played both once, and I didnt like either that much, but I can tell you about the games (so I'll say that now).

Both games are abstract civilisation game to some degree. Are you assuming that you want this type of game rather than something a little more direct like Eclipse or Sid Meier's Civilisation? Personally, I prefer something I can see on the board.

Assuming that you do want an abstract Civ game, I think that CoC is the better game, as I like at least having a board to move settlers/soldiers etc round on.

There is some accountancy in both games. In TTA you have to fiddle around with the little pips to account for the spending of your resources. In CoC, you buy abilities for your culture, and keeping your head round which abilities you have upgraded, for me, was hard to keep acccount of. But if you like / have the head for building combos, you will like this. In CoC, resources are counted on a sliding scale at the top, which, for me, was easier to manage.

Do you want a board and dudes to move round, or do you want the whole game to be about the cards?

More of my friends own TTA. I don't like TTA that much, but I know many people who love it and play it a lot, but I think replay rewards an understanding and memory of the cards that will come up. Only one of my friends currently has CoC, but the other people who played it with us enjoyed the game and would have wanted to play again (although I did not).

Anyway, hope this helps you a bit.
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Besides the civilization theme, these two games a nothing alike. I would say that this game does for the civilization building genre what Eclipse did for the space 4x genre.
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foxtrot2620 wrote:
I would say that this game does for the civilization building genre what Eclipse did for the space 4x genre.


Which game is "this game"?
 
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thedacker wrote:
foxtrot2620 wrote:
I would say that this game does for the civilization building genre what Eclipse did for the space 4x genre.


Which game is "this game"?


Clash of Cultures
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foxtrot2620 wrote:
I would say that this game does for the civilization building genre what Eclipse did for the space 4x genre.

Steal its name and shoot its dog?
 
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