Deus in Review

By Justin:

(3.75 out of 5 rockets)

A card driven engine building area control game for 2-4 players. This game has a similar feeling to San Juan where you are building cards into your tableau to increase your engine capabilities and getting rid of card that don’t. It’s addition of a board makes things even more interesting. The choice of where to build is not always evident, and that creates interesting decisions. Choosing which cards to get rid of in order to draw cards that more finely turn your engine makes it even more challenging because giving up semi-good cards will likely increase your chances of drawing that one card type that you need to score a lot of points.

Plays well at all player counts but just like most games that I enjoy, the two player count is excellent and recommended because there can be a lot of down time with more players while waiting for people to decide which cards to play and which cards to discard. Although with more experience that time might decrease in a 3 or 4 person game.

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