Reviews, gameplay impressions, photos, stories, thoughts, and other musings of a boardgamer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. BGG username: hecose. The Settlers of Catan was so popular that someone wrote a novel about it, and in the novel, Elasund was the first city established in Catan. So, this was boardgame-inspire-novel and then novel-inspire-boardgame. I enjoyed our play of Elasund a lot.
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Reviews, gameplay impressions, photos, stories, thoughts, and other musings of a boardgamer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. BGG username: hecose. The Settlers of Catan was so popular that someone wrote a novel about it, and in the novel, Elasund was the first city established in Catan.
So, this was boardgame-inspire-novel and then novel-inspire-boardgame. I enjoyed our play of Elasund a lot. We played the game in maybe 45 minutes, and the pace was quick and exciting. Not that Elasund is a type of game usually described as quick and exciting, but rather it was how we played that made the game feel exciting.
We played very efficiently. We were focused. We made decisions quickly when decisions were needed. The game felt more like a race than a city building game. In a way, I guess you can consider Elasund a race game, because you are indeed racing to reach 10 victory points. After the game, I felt very fulfilled and satisfied, the kind of feeling you get after participating in a close race. I think I should play more older games. You can play fast, if all the players are already familiar with the rules.
You are not learning the game now, you can focus on strategy, utilising all you have to try to win. Rules become second nature, like gravity, like the air that you breathe, and you are now focusing on what matters most. You are all playing at full capacity. In fact, you expect the same from your opponents, and this makes things exciting because you know your opponents are capable of all kinds of tricks and tactics.
For most games, familiarity brings out the best in the game. One tragedy for boardgame hobbyists at least this does apply to me somewhat is that you know of and play and own so many games, you end up only playing each once, or very few times. Just enough to start appreciating it, but not yet to be good at it. Boardgame hobbyists tend to be very up-to-date about new game releases, and there is always a lot of interesting new games to try, so older, already played, games tend to get lower priority.
Playing an older game gives a comfortable, cosy feeling, like catching up with an old friend. You reminisce on the last time you played, or funny experiences in the past. You know it so well, and it knows you very well too okay Bottom line. I really should be playing more of some of my older games.
ELASUND RULES PDF
Guzilkree The artwork, by Tanja Donner who also illustrated Candamir, is very colorful and detailed, without being too busy or garish. If it is a neutral building, he places a Victory Point Cube in the designated spot on the building tile. The city is bordered on three sides with spaces for building a city wall. I really like how the luck is handled in this game to give players options. Each player begins the game with two buildings: Roll the dice for production Build up to two things Place 1 building permit or take 2 gold Take a special action. If the player moving the Ship has done his duty elaaund protecting the city by helping to build the city wall, he may randomly draw from those discards the number of cards equal to his Victory Point Cubes on City Wall Tiles. My interest in games started as a teenager, inspired by my love of history and The Lord Of The Rings, and has remained with me all my life.
Elasund Rules Forberedelse Marker byggeområdet
Zulugis If the player moving the Ship has done his duty in protecting the city by helping to build the city wall, he may randomly draw from those discards the number of cards equal to his Victory Point Cubes on City Wall Tiles. Elasund — Wikipedia The logic being that towers are built for defensive not offensive reasons so should have a defensive benefit within the game play as well as the Victory cube. Adjusting the size of the building area for differing numbers of players creates enough crowding to keep the game tense. Buildings may be built over buildings of smaller size, in which the smaller buildings are removed, and may be built over other buildings of the same size if an appropriate number of influence cards are discarded. This page was last edited on elasunx Septemberat As the city is easund, however, pirates from the sea are waiting to sack the city. Move one of your building permits to any open spot Cost is 2 influence of the same color b.