Saturday, June 09, 2012

#44: Sindbad (Mark's 100 - 2012)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 44th
  • 2010: 75th
  • 2005: 46th
  • appeared on all three lists
  • rank: 4110
  • rating: 6.15
Print Status
  • way out of print (but there is a new copy on BGG for $20!)
Why It's On The List
  • It's an adventure game with some similarities in theme & style to Tales of the Arabian Nights... and it's also an investment/pickup & deliver game, where bringing home loads of high-quality ivory, gems & the like helps propel you to victory.
Tips & Tricks:
    • Wisely using your adventure cards to make moves is the key to winning the game... ignoring them & just rolling the die is a recipe for disaster..
    • I created an "inheritance" variant - the simplest version is posted on the Geek. (Basically, if you die, any money you've 'banked' at Basra stays with you... your 'new' pawn inherited it from his adventuring uncle.)
    • I need to write up my more complicated version & post it - it charges an estate tax on larger amounts banked in Basra when you die.
    • Here's what I wrote about Sindbad for The One Hundred.

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