Thursday, October 16, 2014

#91: Zauberschwert & Drachenei (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Zauberschwert & Drachenei 

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 91st
  • 2012: did not appear
  • 2010: new to me
  • 2005: new to me
  • rank: 3048
  • rating: 6.16
Print Status
  • not sure about the print status... it looks like the publisher (Adlung) still has it available, but that's in Germany
Why It's On The List
  • the name means "Magic Sword & Dragon Egg" - and it's a fantasy-themed game of auctions, negotiation and engine-building that has won my two sons over
Tips & Tricks:
    • There are two components to playing Z&D well:.
      • remember that you can negotiate - but never trust that the player following you in the turn order will honor your deal
      • remember there is a certain level of engine-building that must be done in order to be successful - just saving up energy to zap monsters for victory points will not win you the game
    • I am a huge fan of both expansion boxes - they add some great twists to the base system that increase the variety of paths to victory. They do, admittedly, add some length to the game.
    • I haven't written much about this game, either... sigh.

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