Friday, March 18, 2022

#54: CloudAge (Mark's Top 100 2022)

  • rank: 1,420
  • rating: 7.4
  • published: 2020
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • A solidly Alexander Pfister game - but less complicated and long than Great Western Trail and substantially more thematic than Oh My Goods and/or Expedition to Newdale. Added bonus: post-apocalyptic theme sans creepy post-apocalyptic art design.
Tips & Tricks:
  • Once you head down a particular scoring/development pathway, the shortness of the game requires you to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep that particular game engine fed. 
  • Resources are much more plentiful in 3 & 4 player games... switching back to solo is sobering!
  • The game can be played as a campaign (7 games long) or as a single game - it works well both ways.
  • It is not a legacy game - but it does have campaign elements that hang on from game to game.
  • I've enjoyed the solo campaign so much that I've played through the seven game arc twice! And that makes it the fourth of 18 games in the countdown I recommend for solo play.

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