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michelle smith
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My group enjoy playing Euros but this one seems to have mixed reviews.Should I buy it.Thoughts please.
 
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Joe
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Hey Michelle,

Welcome to BGG. If your group likes Euros they may very well like Archipelago but to research further the subject I would go to the actual page for Archipelago and read the reviews and comments available in the forum and at the top of the page near the games ratings.

What games do you currently play? Knowing this will help other users determine if it's something that matches your interests. Do you like worker placement? Deck building? Drafting? Let us know and we'll try to help you out.

Hope this helps
-Joe
 
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Kevin M
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I don't have any hands on experience, but this game really intrigues me as well. I'm hoping to be able to play it soon.

Until then... check out the guys review at Shut UP & Sit Down to see if you'd like it.

http://susd.pretend-money.com/blog/2013/4/19/review-archipel...
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Sean Boyll
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I haven't played it but from my research it seams as if it depends on how you feel about the hidden game ending conditions, hidden victory point conditions and the random event that come up every turn. Many "Euro" style games prefer to know their goal and seeing how they can get there.

As a "game to win", I will not like Archipelago at all. But as long as I go into it as an economic adventure game, I think I may enjoy it a lot.
 
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Brian Homan
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If your group has a sub-set of people that would sabotage the victory for anyone if they don't have a shot at it, then this might not be the one for you. Technically, that's part of the game and managing that danger, but it may not be enjoyable for you. I would suggest trying this (if at all possible) before you buy it.
 
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Kolby Reddish
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I would advise you to avoid Archipelago. It is a beautiful game, but mechanically it is just very wonky.
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