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Die Dolmengötter

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We played Amun-Re and Die Dolmengötter last night. A new games group has opened up in Isleworth, about 10 minutes drive from my house, and I’m very optimistic about it. It should mean consistently getting 4/5 players, so I should have more to write about at least.

Amun-Re was OK. I won, which was nice, but I’ll never love it. I don’t mind abstract games, see below, but Amun Re is too ponderous for my taste.

I also finally got to play Die Dolmengötter. Mikko Saari’s rave review convinced me to buy it and I’m glad I did. If you like the crowded manouvering of Hey! That’s My Fish and want something more elaborate, you should try this. We played with four and we finished about 45 minutes including rules explanation. 20-30 minutes or under is realistic from the second play onwards.

Die Dolmengötter

The components and gameplay also remind me a little of Nuggets – another obscure, but excellent game.

Nuggets

Die Dolmengötter deserves a wider audience. Maybe the tacked-on theme and no English-language release reduced its impact.

8/10 but should climb with repeated play.

Written by Iain

August 6th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

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