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Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member20 Aug 2015 8:52 a.m. PST

Hello all, have put a review of GMT's Conquest of Paradise up on the old blog.

In summary, it's a very playable empire-building, civ-lite type game set in Polynesia c.500 AD and dominated by resource management and judicious use of force. I recommend it highly, but wish the counters were a little less boring!

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cfuzwuz20 Aug 2015 2:27 p.m. PST

I wish the game was less boring. Only played once and will not play again.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member20 Aug 2015 9:11 p.m. PST

Well, each to his own I guess, cfuzwuz!


cfuzwuz20 Aug 2015 9:31 p.m. PST

My gaming buddies seemed to like it ok but nobody ever says they want to play it again but they like the horrible Empires in Space or as I call it Accountants in Space. What a piece of crap that game is.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2015 8:02 a.m. PST

This is on my list of "want to try but not badly enough to plunk money down". Maybe at a con. Very interesting topic, lots of people have said good things about it.

GMT's artwork is often… restrained. Not bad, but not exciting. That may be because they are a serious wargame company that occasionally puts out a family game or semi-euro, such as this or Leaping Lemmings. But at least the art isn't ugly, distracting, or dumb.

Terrement Inactive Member21 Aug 2015 12:16 p.m. PST

But at least the art isn't ugly, distracting, or dumb.

Nope. Just dull, drab, and uninteresting.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member21 Aug 2015 8:39 p.m. PST

Well, I guess this thread'll learn me for mentioning one quibble in an otherwise wholly positive game review!

Terrement Inactive Member22 Aug 2015 12:13 p.m. PST

Naw…just the curmudgeons who haven't played it yet kicking a dead horse, 'cause that's what we do.

Actually, aside from the artwork, there were other folks who were just "whelmed" by it.


Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 5:55 p.m. PST

We are *not* defensive!

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member24 Aug 2015 8:07 a.m. PST

Apparently the counters are going to be reworked for the second edition, so it must be a common complaint…

Thanks to you all for taking the time to read and comment :)

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