Wednesday, December 03, 2014

#63: The Downfall of Pompeii (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Picture by EdRoz

The Downfall of Pompeii

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 63rd
  • 2012: 65th
  • 2010: 45th
  • 2005: did not appear
  • rank: 301
  • rating: 7.15
Print Status
  • back in print!!!
Why It's On The List
  • An odd and possibly disturbing theme (the volcanic destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii) turns to make a very nice tactical placement & movement game... along with a healthy helping of "throw your neighbor under the metaphorical bus".
Tips & Tricks:
    • Do not neglect the power of family members - use your cards wisely to set yourself up to place extra "dudes" on the board.
    • Easy to miss rule: if an area is filled, you can use those numbered cards as wild cards BUT you can't place family members when you do that.
    • I was pleasantly surprised to find that this game not only worked as an "adult" version of Midnight Party - but also worked great with my then (gamer) 5 year old son as a 2 player game. (He's 13 now and still enjoys it.)

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