Have you ever played one of those Euro-style board games that pretends to have a theme? “You are in deep space! You are trading SPACE-WEAPON STUFF.” And you’re sitting there thinking – “I am swapping a red cube for a blue cube. Kill me.” I don’t like those games. I like Euro-games fine, but when they’re all about the mechanics, they should at least be honest about that.
Let me talk to you about The Palaces of Carrara – a game that gets it right.
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