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The Castles of Burgundy Board Game £20.14 delivered @ Zatu
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Posted 18th Aug

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Edit: price dropped slightly for deal and NBP (still amazon but not marketplace now)

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The game is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers.
The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile.

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The game is played in five phases, each consisting of five rounds. Each phase begins with the game board stocked with settlement tiles and goods tiles. At the beginning of each round all players roll their two dice, and the player who is currently first in turn order rolls a goods placement die. A goods tile is made available on the game board according to the roll of the goods die. During each round players take their turns in the current turn order. During his turn, a player may perform any two of the four possible types of actions: 1) take a settlement tile from the numbered depot on the game board corresponding to one of his dice and place it in the staging area on his player board, 2) take a settlement tile from the staging area of his player board to a space on his player board with a number matching one of his dice in the corresponding region for the type of tile and adjacent to a previously placed settlement tile, 3) deliver goods with a number matching one of his dice, or 4) take worker tokens which allow the player to adjust the roll of his dice. In addition to these actions a player may buy a settlement tile from the central depot on the game board and place it in the staging area on his player board. If an action triggers the award of victory points, those points are immediately recorded. Each settlement tile offers a benefit, additional actions, additional money, advancement on the turn order track, more goods tiles, die roll adjustment or victory points. Bonus victory points are awarded for filling a region with settlement tiles.

The game ends when the last player finishes his turn of the fifth round of the fifth phase. Victory points are awarded for unused money and workers, and undelivered goods. Bonus victory points from certain settlement tiles are awarded at the end of the game.

The player with the most victory points wins.
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Bought this Sunday morning from Zatu and saw your post this morning! Boardgamegeek top 20 games so for only £20 was a no brainer. Looking forward to playing it. We wanted to beef up our collection so bought 4 more so we could use the 5% off code. Purchased, Arkham card game, Blue Lagoon, 7 wonders and Splendor for a friend.
qprneil19/08/2019 07:36

Bought this Sunday morning from Zatu and saw your post this morning! …Bought this Sunday morning from Zatu and saw your post this morning! Boardgamegeek top 20 games so for only £20 was a no brainer. Looking forward to playing it. We wanted to beef up our collection so bought 4 more so we could use the 5% off code. Purchased, Arkham card game, Blue Lagoon, 7 wonders and Splendor for a friend.


7 Wonders is great. I enjoy splendor as well. Not played the others but I'll look them up!
Mechanically this is really well designed game, and not too heavy, but aesthetically showing its age, 2011 - doesn't sound old I know! I almost never play it now with so many newer games around. £20 is about right, I think I got it for £19.99 years ago. Heat added.
This is my SO's favourite game. It plays very well at 2 and stretches nicely to more. You have 2 dice to spend on a range of actions, and can set yourself up to tweak those dice so you can do that awesome chain-reaction move of your dreams. For the most part you are solving your own puzzle with zero combat or take-that. One of the best things is that you don't know who's winning until the final scoring. One person might end up scoring many little regions for multiple small points and the other might take a little while to score a single big region.

Highly recommend. £20 is good. Although yes, you have to learn to love the visuals.
Slight price drop, updated deal price and nbp
@jayhutton10 as you have said Amazon have it at a very similar price and I had £5 promo credit to use by the end of the month so nabbed it for a little over £15. The backlog of games I have at our house is getting silly now.
RobynSellers27/08/2019 13:40

@jayhutton10 as you have said Amazon have it at a very similar price and …@jayhutton10 as you have said Amazon have it at a very similar price and I had £5 promo credit to use by the end of the month so nabbed it for a little over £15. The backlog of games I have at our house is getting silly now.


You'll have to let me know what this one is like, never played it but hear good things. Judging by the previous comments it is in need of a revamp visually though.
It's all good, I can think of worse backlogs to have
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