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It’s actually within the scoring of the game where I find what I believe the biggest room for improvement with the app version of Concordia.

And you’ll continue in this manner until all the cards have been bought from the display or someone has built their last house. Concordia is a 2-6 player hand management game which, as of this writing, sits in the BGG top 25 games of all time. Although Concordia feels like it is from 2003, it was actually published just five years ago, in 2013. I’ve only played the game once, and while it was a fantastic first play experience, I do have some worries about the long-term viability of Concordia.

That player receives the Concordia card (which offers a 7 point bonus), and each other player gets one more turn. Just like nearly every mechanism in this game, it controls the pace of the game, tweaks the choices given to players (as they might not be able to produce in their preferred province), and creates increasingly more difficult decisions (as the incentive to grab those coins increases). Concordia’s bland and overdone theme did put me off a bit, but it’s a beautifully intricate game that is just a joy to play. My thematic-game-loving friends aren’t excited about another game of trading in the Mediterranean, and even though the map looks great on the table and the wooden goods pieces are shaped and not cubes, there’s something that still strikes them as boring about Concordia. Now, this doesn’t cut you off completely–you can still build after someone in a city–but it costs more, sometimes making those precious turns of saving up fruitless.

All photos on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4. Taunting your lack of foresight is the tribune card, which lets you shuffle your discard pile back into your hand. Temporarily is the key word, because unless they have had the worst game ever, that disadvantage will be balanced elsewhere. Be sure to watch your rivals to determine which goals they are pursuing and where you can outpace them!

All of them have to do with having colonists, having goods/money, or spreading your buildings across the board. Without that small bit of influence over the random setup the game would drag a lot in the beginning. These are me, plus three fictitious amalgams drawn from observing my friends, and their respective quirks and play styles.

Players take on the role of leaders in the Roman dynasty who are tasked with growing their empire, settling in new regions, trading goods, and acquiring new cards to score the most victory points. On a turn, players will play one action card from their hand into their discard pile and do what it says. Cards leave your hand to your discard pile, so you have fewer and fewer chances to capitalize on others’ decisions. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Each player begins the game with these cards, and from these simple options emerges a tense and fun game of efficiency and opportunity. I like a pretty wide variety of games, but have had a hard time finding euros that are really engaging and interactive. The AI makes smart decisions without feeling like I’m being cheated the whole time and while I win more often than I lose it’s always extremely close, with me getting blown out of the water on occasion. It doesn’t help that PD-Verlag is a small player, especially on the US scene where most of the English speaking board game press seems to emanate from.

Give me a beautiful, intricate map that’s also clear to read, and I’ll probably get lost staring into its starry blue eyes and promising it the world. Actions available include moving colonists, gaining new colonists, establishing trade houses, purchasing personality cards, producing goods, and trading. Usually, this is known by some of my friends as “Dead Man’s Land” because it can be hard to find a game that plays relatively quickly with so many players, and not all games that play up to five people play well at their max player count. Concordia is a strategy game that requires advance planning and consideration of your opponent's moves.

Always be prepared to make a trade-off - your actions can very well benefit other players as well as yourself.

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