Sunday, February 23, 2020

#13: Africa (Mark's Top 50 - 2020)


  • rank: 2584
  • rating: 5.98
Print Status
  • out of print
Why It's On The List
  • A great Knizia exploration game that was sadly under-rated when it first appeared in 2002 because it wasn't the next Euphrat & Tigris.
Tips & Tricks:
  • As much as possible, don't waste moves. You can work to set up plays so that you can make sure that each turn has two productive activities.
  • Use the "skip a turn, move anywhere" power sparingly.
  • Relocating nomads can be very lucrative point-wise, especially if you plan for it.
  • Africa packs a lot of game into 30 minutes... it's worth tracking down a copy.
  • I don't understand it - but for some reason, this is a really polarizing game for some people.
  • Here's what I wrote about Africa for The One Hundred.
  • This is the fourth of four games on my list by designer Reiner Knizia.

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