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Video Preview of Civilization Board Game

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Ginger_Ale, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Fantasy Flight Games, creator of the upcoming Civilization: The Board Game, has posted a video preview highlighting the making of this tabletop game, including footage of the game being played and interviews with its designers. For those unfamiliar, here is how the game is described:


    Thanks to Kai at civilized.de for the news tip!
     
  2. Afforess

    Afforess The White Wizard

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    You do know there have been two previous Civilization Board Games, right?

    Anyway, 4 player limit bites. The Eagle Games board game allowed 6 players.
     
  3. Camikaze

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    Fun, fun, fun!

    I notice they went for square tiles.
     
  4. nokmirt

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    I told my fiance that I want to get it. Maybe finally, she will see civilization for what it is, a fun addictive game! The good thing is she likes to play board games, so I am hoping she'll like it. Any chance of this coming out for X-mas?
     
  5. Alexbond45

    Alexbond45 Chieftain

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    Looks Great
    I Like the Tech Paramid Idea over the Tech Tree
    I totally want to get it, and play a 1v1 versus my best friend who is a GIANT Civ Fanatic, and got me on the Game.
    Although, the Fog of war is different, because EVERYONE sees it, instead of just you.
    takes off Trading Maps
     
  6. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    I'll buy it. Just need to find someone to play with....

    The leaders look like Rev leaders, and the terrain looks like IV terrain.
     
  7. killmeplease

    killmeplease Mk Z on Steam

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    terrain would look better in top-down view, with fading on borders of those module plots
     
  8. Geddy

    Geddy Chieftain

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    Are they going to dumb it down?
     
  9. remake20

    remake20 :)

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    Looks cool... but it costs more than civ 5 :confused: Will it be worth it then?
     
  10. MeteorPunch

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    How are the loading times?
     
  11. Morningcalm

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    Loading times are bad. Lots of small components. Wicked fun game though, even with just 2 players. The way they worked culture in with event cards you can trade is quite nice. Vaguely similar to Social Policy tree except you accumulate more rewards over the course of one game, rather than simple bonuses to doing certain activities.

    Nice rules explanation and analysis of the game here: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/577584/first-2-player-game-and-rules-explanations
     
  12. NBAfan

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    Fantasy Flight definitely does not make "dumbed down" games. They do like lots and lots of pieces though.
     
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    How's the AI coming along? I bet it's even worse than in Civ5! And then it's bad. At least the map will look the same as in Civ5 or better, with static, dead and lifeless, chunks of plastic! Yay! Hope they lose the trading posts in this release though.
     
  14. Thander

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    Here's a good way to play "multiplayer" I guess considering all the complaints with Civ 5 multiplayer.
     
  15. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    And this version is without Steam, great :goodjob:.
     
  16. WildFire

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    How are they going to patch without steam???
     
  17. shattergod

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    You know, the lead Designer looked like a really nice guy. I hope he succeeds.
     
  18. The Mad Russian

    The Mad Russian Armchair Dictator

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    The Eagle Games version is a lot better and I used to love playing it. The board is HUGE and the game is very good IMO but games to me, took days, even weeks. It was fun, just very time consuming.
     
  19. Morningcalm

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    I personally didn't find the Eagles Games version very fun--the rules weren't very elegant and the game took too long for what it was. It also lacked tension and fell into Monopoly-syndrome near the end, where you KNOW who the winner is but you're just waiting for the time to tick by. I only played it twice, and I never want to play it again. Unless I am paid much in cash to play it, lol. :)

    The Fantasy Flight game has more elegant components and design mechanics that all work together. Check out the preview on Fantasy Flight Games' official website about the economic/coin victory and how it ties to technology. I think some people will be quite pleased with how they connect.
     
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    dammit I can't see youtube at work =/ Is there an estimated release date?
     

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