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#1 HonorforONEFilms

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:33 AM

I'm very interested in this game along with Tide of Iron. So sell me on it. Why do you'll play it and why is it so good? What is it about?



#2 Partizan

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:41 AM

Just so that everyone doesn't need to repeat themselves, you can look at similar thread posted here on the FFG forum with a similar subject line. 

Hope you get it. Britannia is one of the best games I own. 

 



#3 David Spangler

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 07:28 AM

What I find most enjoyable is the sweep of history and the ebb and flow of cultures across the British Isles.  In that sense, this is like a God-game, giving a perspective over hundreds of years of time as individuals and kingdoms rise and fall.  I had the pleasure of playing this with a man who is a scholar of British history, and he had a great time. It was a slow game, as everytime a new kingdom or people appeard on the board, he would take the time to expound on how it really happened in history. I learned a lot!  Drank a lot of tea, too!

Definitely one of my favorite games.



#4 Wilfred Owen

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:05 AM

David Spangler said:

What I find most enjoyable is the sweep of history and the ebb and flow of cultures across the British Isles.  In that sense, this is like a God-game, giving a perspective over hundreds of years of time as individuals and kingdoms rise and fall.  I had the pleasure of playing this with a man who is a scholar of British history, and he had a great time. It was a slow game, as everytime a new kingdom or people appeard on the board, he would take the time to expound on how it really happened in history. I learned a lot!  Drank a lot of tea, too!

Definitely one of my favorite games.

Wow.  What an experience.  I'm really envious.  :)



#5 PzVIE

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

I played 2 games of ToI; good game.

I played over 200 games of Britannia.

If you ask me, which game I like more... guess



#6 Omnicrazzy

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:23 AM

PzVIE said:

I played 2 games of ToI; good game.

I played over 200 games of Britannia.

If you ask me, which game I like more... guess

How much time does it take to play a game? that's a serious investment of time regardless.



#7 Antigoth

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 07:39 PM

HonorforONEFilms said:

I'm very interested in this game along with Tide of Iron. So sell me on it. Why do you'll play it and why is it so good? What is it about?

Hey guys... this is a duplicate of the thread located here:

http://new.fantasyfl...id=1&efidt=3367



#8 samoan

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:08 PM

I would say that this game is about a full days worth. I mean to say takes 4+ hours if you are playing for the first time. But it is well worth it. It is the type of game that you learn about history and it is pretty well balanced. Very fun and interesting game.



#9 PzVIE

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:27 PM

Omnicrazzy said:

PzVIE said:

 

I played 2 games of ToI; good game.

I played over 200 games of Britannia.

If you ask me, which game I like more... guess

 

 

How much time does it take to play a game? that's a serious investment of time regardless.

I game of Britannia is about 3 - 4 hours, assuming all players are familiar with the rules and no-one is a chess-player

But I play Britannia since 1988, so it's about 20 games a year, which isn't that much!



#10 KONRAD

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:46 PM

think im gonna get this one. sounds like some fun stuff!



#11 Hellfury

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 11:51 AM

I wonder if FFG sends out demo copies to FLGS's in order to drum up interest for games like this.

 

I would like to try it before I buy it.






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