Monday, March 20, 2017
3-20-17 - World Monuments (2016) Queen Games - Review
I let Ty pick which monument he wanted to build and he chose the capital building. We began
choosing cubes (the mechanic,as shown, is to move around the board and pick the pieces you wish to build within the current round. This is determined by having a certain number of movements to spend and you have to wind up back on the outside circle). We were slowly building the monument up, but neither one of us wanted to build to the next level to trigger better scoring and the game moved slowly because of our unwillingness to cooperate.
The rounds seemed pretty even through the entire game and it never really seemed like on player was that much farther ahead of the other. In the end Tyler built more but i had more bonus scoring cubes and was able to edge him out 53-49.
Board Game Geek Rating: 6.5
"I understand this game is a family game, but i just felt it was missing something. Maybe because we should have played 3-4 players, but it just did not click for me. I love the concept and components but i just could not get into it. We have to try it again with more people."
"The blue cubes should not be a thing. You should not be gaining bonus points from pieces that you keep. You could have easily just added a blue piece to all the monuments. I do like the mechanic of how you acquire the pieces and how you build."