FatThursday a Boardgame Podcast presents Attika and Pax Porfiriana

FatThursday a Boardgame Podcast presents Attika and Pax Porfiriana Hot

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Attika: In ancient Greece—the cradle of European culture—Athens, Sparta, Corinth, and Thebes compete for dominance of the Greek peninsula and influence on the shrines. Each player oversees the building of his city-state. Temple, theater and oracle, a harbor with ships, vineyard with vintner, and many more must find space on the Greek peninsula.

Players must move fast to get the best land for themselves while blocking their opponents from good building spots. As building is expensive, players seek to save money by using the natural resources of the peninsula. Players also seek to organize their building in an order that allows building for free. The game is won by being the first to connect two shrines or be the first to construct all 30 of your buildings.

Pax Porfiriana: Pax Porfiriana is Latin for ''The Porfirian Peace''. It refers to the 33-year reign of dictator Porfirio Diaz, ruling Mexico with an iron hand until toppled by the 1910 Revolution. As a rich businessman (Hacendado) in the turbulent pre-revolutionary borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico, compete to build business empires of ranches, mines, rails, troops, and banks while subverting your opponents with bandidos, Indians, and lawsuits. Win by toppling Diaz, either by coup, succession, revolution, or annexing Mexico to the U.S. If Diaz remains firmly seated at the end of the game, then the player with the most gold is the winner.
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Attika and Pax Porfiriana

Two games. Two opinions. 12 minutes.

In this episode we discuss Attika and Pax Porfiriana. Is Attika the Medusa of German family games? And how do you pronounce Porfiriana

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