Renegade Game Studios Renegade Game Studio | Architects of the West Kingdom | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 1 to 5 Players | 60 to 80 Minutes Playing Time
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The North Sea Trilogy is well loved by many with Raiders of the North Sea being highly rated and recently turned into an app. Add to this the unique player starting boards that let you start with more resources and less reputation or vice versa and everything in between and you have a compelling game that offers a lot of fun and variety!
The more workers you put in the same spot, the more likely an opponent (or the AI) is to take your workers into custody. I get that it’s not for everyone, but if I’m playing a game on my own, I want there to be a challenge. Pay an additional silver to skip over cards (starting with the left-most) to reach the one you want. Do you want to take shortcuts by visiting the Black Market, stealing from the Tax Stand, and building valuable but ill-reputed buildings like the Dungeon? I also discovered videogames in the meantime, but there’s something about the tactile feel of cardboard and cards!I still have a hard time believing this, and I’m not ready to shell out money for the game if this is really true. Whatever path you choose, the victor will be the one who earns the most victory points by constructing the most glorious buildings. Suddenly I wasn’t working on a strategy anymore, I was trying to jail as many opposing workers as I could before triggering a Black Market reset, which in turn triggers a check to see who has the most workers in jail and punishes you accordingly – Debts, which the opponent couldn’t all pay off, resulting in massive penalties. If however, you’re like me and you sometimes like messing with your opponents and don’t mind if they mess with you, then the solo mode is definitely going to be up your street. It’s just sort of odd to see in a hobby where so much of its output is the result of juxtaposed sensibilities working together on an incidental basis.
Sure, maybe you don’t really need five stone but that’s so much stone and it can all be taken away so quickly so you’d best gorge yourself while you can. These represent shady dealings that offer you resources for a loss in Virtue, the third concept of the game.In a world where we have Codenames Disney and Marvel Splendor, I felt somewhat downhearted at what was happening before me. Wanting to keep your noble status, you set to work gathering resources and money, endeavouring to build the most impressive buildings and landmarks in the Kingdom.