Small World

July 3, 2013 - Comment

Small World is a zany, light-hearted civilization game in which 2-5 players vie for conquest and control of a board that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Picking the right combination of fantasy races and unique special powers, players must rush to expand their empires – often at the expense of weaker neighbors.

Small World is a zany, light-hearted civilization game in which 2-5 players vie for conquest and control of a board that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Picking the right combination of fantasy races and unique special powers, players must rush to expand their empires – often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory. Designed by Philippe Keyaerts, as the fantasy follow-up to his award-winning Vinci, Small World is inhabited by a cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and even humans who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth. Small World marks the return of the Days of Wonder line of heavily-themed, big-box sized games featuring evocative illustrations, high-quality European components and a compelling, fun theme. Game Contents: Two double-sided game boards (One for each of four possible player configurations), 14 Fantasy Races with matching banners & tokens, 20 Special Power badges, A variety of Troll Lairs, Mountains. Fortresses, Encampments, Holes-in-the-ground, 2 Heroes, A Dragon, Along with Victory Coins, 6 Player Summary Sheets, A Reinforcement Die, Rules Booklet and A Days of Wonder Online Access Number. For 2-5 players Takes 45-60 minutes to play Ages 10+

Product Features

  • High quality European components
  • For 2-5 players
  • Takes 45-60 minutes to play
  • Vie for conquest and control
  • Takles 45-60 minutes to play

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Christina says:

A lot of fun! A twist on War Games. My husband and I bought this on a whim – we’d gone to our local game store to pick up Settler’s Of Catan because we’d played that recently with friends and liked it. However, this caught our eye, and we bought it instead! I was drawn the cover art, I’ll admit!We brought it to a friend’s place to play after dinner. It took a while to get a hang of the way the game is supposed to work and the dynamics of each round, but after a few turns, we were able to get it all figured out.I really liked all aspects of this game – the ‘Risk’ aspect of trying to take over the map, the fantasy aspect of the characters, and the unique way the game’s races are developed. Every game you play will be different due to how things are set up!My only complaint is with the tray the Race Tokens are stored in… it was pretty hard for me (who has small fingers, even) to get the tokens in and out of the little squares they are supposed to go in. Especially when some were in use and the remaining…

Joel Smith says:

Fun Game Marred by Slow Turns My game group played this recently and although I enjoyed my experience with Small World, I’m not aching to replay it like I do with other board games. Overall, Small World is a fun game. A little action, a little randomness, some important decision making, excellent flavor, but also a little bit on the slow side.The game itself isn’t that long of a game. Our first game, even with all of the rules lookups took only about 2 hours (which is a little big long) but I think on future plays, an average game would take about 45-70 minutes.The gameplay is fairly simple here, but be prepared to look up a lot of rules throughout the game on your first play. A series of races with special powers are placed on the table. Players choose a race and power, and then proceed to conquer various areas on the board. At the end of their turn, each area currently occupied by that player scores a point. That player may earn additional points based on his special ability. Then the…

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