Tuesday, April 17, 2012

#53: Viva Pamplona (Mark's 100 - 2012)

Viva Pamplona

Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 53rd
  • 2010: 39th
  • 2005: 56th
  • appeared on all three lists
  • rank: 1916
  • rating: 6.39
Print Status
  • OOP
Why It's On The List
  • It's a great theme (the running of the bulls) with great art and even better game play... you must have courage to win - and the willingness to shove your opposition to the ground.
Tips & Tricks:
    • The tempo of the game can vary wildly - depending on how the Toro cards appear. That's not a bug... it's a feature - part of what makes the game so charming..
    • I was pleasantly surprised how well this game works with 3-4 players... of course, it's a "more the merrier" game that is an absolute joy with the full complement of six people around the table.
    • This is from the same gaming design family as Viva Topo and Midnight Party. (It's a family I'm fond of...)
    • I've often wondered about how you can lose courage points when someone else shoves you (and worse yet, they get them!), but it's still fun.

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