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Author Topic: Board Game - "Trickerion: Legends of Illusion"  (Read 397 times)
Ceir
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« on: January 30, 2016, 11:33:11 pm »

Picked up a copy of Trickerion from my FLGS yesterday, and even with half a dummy game under my belt, I'm rather loving it. Might be up some folks' various alleys here.

Mechanically, it's a mashup of several Euro-style mechanics, scoring points via placing workers, managing actions and money, and crafting recipes. But the presentation of a frankly very rare theme is what really sold me: the players are magicians competing for fame and glory. Not wizards, there are a lot of games about wizards, but magicians - that is, stage magicians, in a fictional 19th Century Victorian-ish city with a hint of steampunk about it. Hiring crew, buying gear, preparing tricks, and most importantly, performing!

It's a pretty complicated game, and can take a good couple-three hours so it's not a light investment of time, but boy is it pretty. The art's all vintage style, the board is sprawling and expansive, and the characters are really cool-looking. Lots of cards and bits 'n' bobs. I'm definitely looking forward to getting a couple of real games in at the next boardgame night.
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