Wednesday, August 4, 2010

On The Horizon: Inca Empire

Add this one to the list of "must-buys"...  Inca Empire is Z-Man Games' reprint of a fantastic crayon train game from a small publisher years back called Tuhuantinsuyu (which I always wanna pronounce in a deep voice whilst Phillip Glass plays in the background - see Koyaanisqatsi).  The game was raved about by Bruno Faidutti in his Ideal Game Library and of course sold out quick due to it's small print run.



This new version is looking great, with wooden sticks instead of crayons and new symbology on the cards to make them easier to understand.  It has route and empire-building galore and an interesting element of left-right binding in the play of cards.  Even better, the game has been compared to Puerto Rico and Power Grid in terms of depth and that is more than enough for me.  Essen can't come any quicker...

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