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Review: Bruges

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 14-Aug-13 | 8 comments


In Bruges, players must balance their resources in order to win over the influence of prominent persons of the 15th century Belgian city of Bruges. Players use cards and their money or guilders to build houses, recruit citizens, fend off threats such as floods and plagues, and recruit workers. Players seek also to gain reputation as they work to complete one of two fabulous canals that encircle the city. When one of two decks of cards runs out, the game ends and the player who has collected the most victory points from various assets wins the game…

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Comments (8)

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Great light game. Less heavy than Bora Bora, but funny and strategic at the same time. Must buy.

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Plaid Hat Games fan
AEG fan
Tasty Minstrel Games Fan

Think I’m picking this up when it come available too. Thanks Chopper Dan for pointers:)

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Reporter Intern
I play yellow

Looks interesting. The dice rolling + threat token management aspect caught my attention.

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Football Fan
The Gold Heart

Good review of Bruges

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Intermediate Reviewer
Chief Inspector
El Dorado

This looks like my cup of tea! And somewhat similar to another one which I can’t remember the name of right now…

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Platinum Supporter
Petroglyph Beta 1.0 Tester

I love me some Feld.

Between Bruges, Bora Bora, and Rialto… I’m like a crack addict who just found a long lost stash.

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Gamer - Level 8
Mythic Kingdoms Backer 2020
I'm a Gamin' Fiend!

I’ve had an opportunity to play this a couple times. There are SO MANY actions available but only 4 chances to use them per turn, and it’s frustrating as all get-out. But once you try focusing on a strategy, you can get screwed by the card draw by not getting the colors you need, especially if you’re trying to build out your canals. Rarely have I felt like I accomplished something in the game rather than merely getting by.

That being said, it’s a pretty quick game to pick up. The biggest learning curve is learning all the available actions from a single card. Games run around an hour so it doesn’t overstay its welcome. It was certainly a more enjoyable experience with a Feld game than the first Feld game I played (Macao,ugh 😛 )

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Book Lover
I play blue

This looks like a `me` type of game! Hope to try it out some time soon!

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