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Bruce Linsey
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This is too brief to be a full-fledged review, but here's what I REALLY like about this game. More than almost any other (except for negotiation games like Diplomacy), in this game you have to help others in order to do well yourself. Deciding who to help, and setting yourself up to be helped, is a large part of the strategy. It might even be that your best move helps an opponent more than yourself.

The game does need more player aids than it comes with. I've put a little label on each district and keyed them to the extra action reference sheet (which I've made copies of) so that we can glance at the board and say, "oh, that's purple action #3" (for instance).

I suppose it helps that I've won all four games of this that I've played, but this game has really clicked with me and I look forward to playing it more.
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I could not agree more on all points.

This is an exceptional game that flew under too many peoples' radars.
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Steve Duff
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Bruce Linsey wrote:
More than almost any other (except for negotiation games like Diplomacy), in this game you have to help others in order to do well yourself. Deciding who to help, and setting yourself up to be helped, is a large part of the strategy. It might even be that your best move helps an opponent more than yourself.


You would probably also like CO₂, it has this same kind of feel. Power projects don't belong to anyone, so you propose a new project so that Joe will flip it, and Bob will build it, allowing you to benefit from moving your scientist. Leeching off of others' moves or setting them up is what wins you the game.
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Brent Lloyd
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I agree Bruce!

On all points, but especially with this game really needing a reference/cheat sheet.

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It would be sooo nice to get this game some attention. I absolutely love the need to help others in order to do well yourself. No other game in my collection where this is such a core element.
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