Friday, April 17, 2015

#31: Septikon: Uranium Wars (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Septikon: Uranium Mining

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 31st
  • 2012: prior to publication
  • 2010: prior to publication
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 4711
  • rating: 6.85
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • a two-player wargame with elements of tower defense, resource management, and lots & lots of destruction... defend your asteroid while demolishing your opponent.
Tips & Tricks:
  • This is a Russian game that was Kickstarted in an international version last year - and is finally a little easier to locate a copy here in the States.
  • There are multiple ways to defeat your opponent - some of them are more obvious than others. Part of the fun is finding the less obvious ways.
  • The Kickstarter versions of the game came with some extra variant cards - they are fun but not necessary. The base game is great "as is".
  • Learning how to properly position your clones to give yourself a variety of options each turn is a key to winning. By the same token, cutting off your opponent from options is a splendid way to ensure victory.
  • I think that my review of Septikon is one of the best pieces of board game review writing that I've done - go take a look!

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