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Each player oversees the building of his city-state. Temple, theater and oracle, a harbor with ships, vineyard with vintner, and many more must find space on the islands. Players must move fast to get the best land for themselves while blocking their opponents from good building spots. As building is expensive, players seek to save money by using the natural resources of the islands. Players also seek to organize their building in an order that gives them the best city-state.
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|Attika is a fantastic "gateway" game to introduce people to designer strategy gaming. Well balanced with meaningful decisions, the game is different depending on the number of players. Satisfying depth with easy to understand rules. A winner.
|Attika is a good and well-balanced game that’s simple to play and easy to learn. There’s some down time between turns, as your opponent(s) move may (and most probably will) disrupt your progress. Keeping track of your buildings placement (grouping them for a bonus turn) can be a little bit of a hassle, so we use plastic chips for easier playability. There are two ways to win, your opponent will have to be asleep for the first, so really, there’s only one possibility and that’s placing all 30 buildings on the playing board. The game is fun and plays fast, under an hour, so the down time is not too bad. The game has good components and is well worth the investment.
|I like the feeling of building my city. The tile-laying reminds me a bit of carcassonne, but this game is much more strategic and has elements of civilization-building.
|Attika is a fast playing tile-laying game with a helping of resource management to spice things up. I belive that Attika should only be played as a 2-player game, since there are some balancing issues with more players. However, with 2, the balance is just right. The great things about Attika, is really that it plays very well, while still letting you make meaningful choices each turn. This is accomplished by limiting the choices you have each turn, which is a great help for newcomers. Attika manages to be both tactical and a bit strategic, and at 30-45 min., that makes for a very satisfying experience.