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Terra Mystica Board Game - £35.98 @ PlayBoardGames.co.uk
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Terra Mystica Board Game - £35.98 @ PlayBoardGames.co.uk

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Posted 1st Feb

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I've been looking at this for a while and am torn between this and Keyflower (i'm not getting both). However did notice it pretty cheap at playboardgames. 8.2 on BGG. NBP is Amazon (3rd Party that is allowed and not playboardgames).

In the land of Terra Mystica dwell 14 different peoples in seven landscapes, and each group is bound to its own home environment, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighboring landscapes into their home environments in competition with the other groups.

Terra Mystica is a game with very little luck that rewards strategic planning. Each player governs one of the 14 groups. With subtlety and craft, the player must attempt to rule as great an area as possible and to develop that group's skills. There are also four religious cults in which you can progress. To do all that, each group has special skills and abilities.

Taking turns, the players execute their actions on the resources they have at their disposal. Different buildings allow players to develop different resources. Dwellings allow for more workers. Trading houses allow players to make money. Strongholds unlock a group's special ability, and temples allow you to develop religion and your terraforming and seafaring skills. Buildings can be upgraded: Dwellings can be developed into trading houses; trading houses can be developed into strongholds or temples; one temple can be upgraded to become a sanctuary. Each group must also develop its terraforming skill and its skill with boats to use the rivers. The groups in question, along with their home landscape, are:

Desert (Fakirs, Nomads)
Plains (Halflings, Cultists)
Swamp (Alchemists, Darklings)
Lake (Mermaids, Swarmlings)
Forest (Witches, Auren)
Mountain (Dwarves, Engineers)
Wasteland (Giants, Chaos Magicians)
Proximity to other groups is a double-edged sword in Terra Mystica. Being close to other groups gives you extra power, but it also means that expanding is more difficult...
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Deal actually better than indicated as it was "£64.99"
jrandrews7201/02/2020 22:17

Deal actually better than indicated as it was "£64.99"


The saving is against the 'Next Best Price' not RRP.
I went for Gaia Planet instead but there's not much in it. The price here is pretty great.

If I had to choose it'd be TM/GP over Keyflower, but they are hugely different games. Keyflower isn't as essential and has perhaps suffered over time but certainly is novel and I've yet to play anything similar. I can't bear to part with it.
Edited by: "spammy" 2nd Feb
spammy02/02/2020 05:39

I went for Gaia Planet instead but there's not much in it. The price here …I went for Gaia Planet instead but there's not much in it. The price here is pretty great.If I had to choose it'd be TM/GP over Keyflower, but they are hugely different games. Keyflower isn't as essential and has perhaps suffered over time but certainly is novel and I've yet to play anything similar. I can't bear to part with it.


That's what attracts me to Keyflower, never seen that mechanic before so think it adds a lot more thought into worker placement.
I'm still undecided as unsure how often Terra Mystica would get to the table.
I'm also throwing Taverns of Tiefenthal into the mix
Taverns is also in my wish list but in a much lower place. Maybe once it hits £20 ;). That said if you feel TM is too ambitious for your table and utility matters it could be more appropriate. I suspect I'd be able to get it to the table more often too.

Perhaps Keyflower is more a game you'd like to play rather than actually own? Heaven knows I have a lot of those.
spammy02/02/2020 07:25

Taverns is also in my wish list but in a much lower place. Maybe once it …Taverns is also in my wish list but in a much lower place. Maybe once it hits £20 ;). That said if you feel TM is too ambitious for your table and utility matters it could be more appropriate. I suspect I'd be able to get it to the table more often too.Perhaps Keyflower is more a game you'd like to play rather than actually own? Heaven knows I have a lot of those.


I think you are correct, same with photosynthesis. I like the idea and styling but nobody is interested in playing them with me

I've got a £40 prepaid mastercard so trying to think of something I'd like to treat myself to. Also something my group doesn't already have. It's tricky as ordinarily would just buy viticulture essential edition and be done with it
jayhutton1002/02/2020 07:29

I think you are correct, same with photosynthesis. I like the idea and …I think you are correct, same with photosynthesis. I like the idea and styling but nobody is interested in playing them with me I've got a £40 prepaid mastercard so trying to think of something I'd like to treat myself to. Also something my group doesn't already have. It's tricky as ordinarily would just buy viticulture essential edition and be done with it


Try the other TM if you don’t have it. Terraforming Mars
justinlinham02/02/2020 08:58

Try the other TM if you don’t have it. Terraforming Mars


That's a good call. The production quality issues put me off slightly though, is that me worrying over nothing?
jayhutton1002/02/2020 09:16

That's a good call. The production quality issues put me off slightly …That's a good call. The production quality issues put me off slightly though, is that me worrying over nothing?


They aren’t perfect sometimes but it really doesn’t have any impact on the gameplay. And it’s worth putting up with as it’s such a great game
justinlinham02/02/2020 09:23

They aren’t perfect sometimes but it really doesn’t have any impact on the …They aren’t perfect sometimes but it really doesn’t have any impact on the gameplay. And it’s worth putting up with as it’s such a great game


Thanks, that's my list of 2 now 4
Not sure this adds much but gameplay wise I prefer gaia project to terra mystica (I own gp but played tm a number of times). Not sure how to 'value' the difference though. This game plays 2 to 5 whereas gaia is 1 to 4 so depending if you like solo or have 5 players often may sway it. Keyflower is definitely worth owning in my opinion as I don't know of anything quite like it and it plays pretty quickly. Both keyflower and Gaia would be hard to part with.
As for terraforming Mars I've played this too many times as a friend really likes (possibly liked as no longer played much) it. And by too many times I think I've played 4 times. I don't like the card drafting as too many cards in game to form a clear strategy, the player boards are awful it's almost unplayable with modding (one small nudge and you'll be guessing where all you pieces need to go) and it's just too long (possibly because I don't enjoy much about the game). And yeah the art is terrible but I could live with that
jayhutton1002/02/2020 07:06

That's what attracts me to Keyflower, never seen that mechanic before so …That's what attracts me to Keyflower, never seen that mechanic before so think it adds a lot more thought into worker placement. I'm still undecided as unsure how often Terra Mystica would get to the table.I'm also throwing Taverns of Tiefenthal into the mix


If you like long heavy games get this, if you want a quicker game with meaty decisions but slightly less complex go with keyflower. Not played or know much about taverns...
chungle7802/02/2020 10:23

Not sure this adds much but gameplay wise I prefer gaia project to terra …Not sure this adds much but gameplay wise I prefer gaia project to terra mystica (I own gp but played tm a number of times). Not sure how to 'value' the difference though. This game plays 2 to 5 whereas gaia is 1 to 4 so depending if you like solo or have 5 players often may sway it. Keyflower is definitely worth owning in my opinion as I don't know of anything quite like it and it plays pretty quickly. Both keyflower and Gaia would be hard to part with.


Potentially play with 5 on a fairly regular basis so that might put paid to a couple. I think Taverns is only 4 as well. Keyflower is up to 6 from memory
Keyflower is up to 6 people but plays well at 4 and 5 as well (not played with less). I'd rather play terra mystica as its a meaty game that takes the evening to play, has a good level of interaction (no take that mechanics which I believe the other TM does from memory). Its a brain burn but in a good way. Downside is that it can be too heavy for some!
chungle7802/02/2020 10:47

Keyflower is up to 6 people but plays well at 4 and 5 as well (not played …Keyflower is up to 6 people but plays well at 4 and 5 as well (not played with less). I'd rather play terra mystica as its a meaty game that takes the evening to play, has a good level of interaction (no take that mechanics which I believe the other TM does from memory). Its a brain burn but in a good way. Downside is that it can be too heavy for some!


Argh, added to the dilemma. I like the idea of Keyflower but think Terra Mystica might suit me more.
Gone up to 37.99. Still a £2 saving...
Would buy but no one to play with
Mysticaltopaz2402/02/2020 20:58

named after moi


That's obviously why I bought it
Had a gift card knocking around you see...
jayhutton1002/02/2020 21:13

That's obviously why I bought it Had a gift card knocking around you …That's obviously why I bought it Had a gift card knocking around you see...


Take it to your *other lair
azual02/02/2020 21:13

Would buy but no one to play with


Unfortunately 2-5 players. There are plenty of solo games out there though. Do you know if there is a board game group local to you? Could be a way to find a group to play with if that was what you were after.
azual02/02/2020 21:13

Would buy but no one to play with


Get gaia project then, it's the better of the 2 games and plays solo
azual02/02/2020 21:13

Would buy but no one to play with


You could look on the Meetup App ,i go to two groups in Manchester town centre that I found through that.
michael1894103/02/2020 22:05

You could look on the Meetup App ,i go to two groups in Manchester town …You could look on the Meetup App ,i go to two groups in Manchester town centre that I found through that.


I didn't know this was a thing. Thanks. Have enough groups on the go now though
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