Sunday, June 17, 2012

#36: Anno 1701: Das Brettspiel (Mark's 100 - 2012)

Anno 1701: Das Brettspiel

Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 36th
  • 2010: 16th
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 1756
  • rating: 6.84
Print Status
  • OOP
Why It's On The List
  • While I didn't like Klaus Teuber's attempt to make Anno 1503 deeper via an expansion - I thought it was bloated & made the game much too long - I think his 2nd attempt at a similar game was very, very successful. And that's Anno 1701, which feels like a cross between The Settlers of Catan & Anno 1503.
Tips & Tricks:
    • There are lots of options to harvest victory points (which can win you the game) - but you can't try to do all of them.
    • The island tile sets are nearly identical - the brown ones are just farther from the starting point.
    • Sadly, this game has never been published in English - there are some translation issues but they shouldn't be an insurmountable barrier.
    • Not liking Settlers of Catan does not necessarily mean you'll dislike Anno 1701 - give it a try!.

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