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Magnifico by Slitherine --> free

02-02-2015, 02:14 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
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Magnifico by Slitherine --> free

Downloading now and thought that others might be interested.
02-03-2015, 09:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 207
Originally Posted by Topherunhinged View Post
Downloading now and thought that others might be interested.
Thank you for the heads-up. I like Slitherine strategy games.
02-03-2015, 03:02 PM
02-04-2015, 04:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 422
My post from the more official topic:

Having recently acquired this game, I can safely say that I do not recommend it. While the game mechanics are excellent, the game length is pitifully short destroying any chance to really explore the interesting mechanics.

If there were an option to play for conquest, or majority map control, I'd give this an easy five stars... as is, it's a clever idea ruined by terrible victory mechanics.

Large pitched battles, actually using the interesting tech and upgrades are beyond rare. Most of my games end by turn 10, which is great for a physical boardgame but this is not a physical boardgame. Games tend to end when a clear winner is not established and games tend to end just when things are getting interesting in regards to tech/upgrades and map position.

An optional rule for victory conditions separate from victory points should be added. Varied house rules are essential for boardgame style videogames, just look at Talisman for a well developed transition.


*and I just noticed that it doesn't even have same device multiplayer. This is a complete waste of great mechanics.

Last edited by Topherunhinged; 02-05-2015 at 06:23 PM.