Critical Preview - Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Last year we had the opportunity to do a review of a game called Viticulture: the Strategic Game of Winemaking from Stonemaier Games.  This was a Kickstarter game using traditional Worker Placement that we gave a hit to and had a good amount of fun playing.

 

Today, we have a preview for another Kickstarter project from Stonemaier Gamer, also a Worker Placement game, but one that's not so traditional, called Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia. In Euphoria, dice will be used for workers, which in a game, you can only have a maximum of 4, but beware, this is a dystopian society, and if your workers gain too much knowledge about their environment, they will escape and flee!

 

Below is an unpaid preview for the game, based on a prototype copy provided to us by Stonemaier Games.  If you would like to see more about this project, you can check it out on Kickstarter or at Stonemaier Games main homepage.  

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    John (Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:42)

    I am impressed. An unpaid preview in which you actually give your opinions. I give you a CRIT! :)

  • #2

    Benny Sperling (Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:31)

    Darn it, Tox! You've convinced me to back this game! It does look great and it seems like it could be a lot of fun to play. Looking forward to trying it when you come up in June.

  • #3

    Jesta (Friday, 31 May 2013 05:04)

    Something important about this Kickstarter is the price. $49 ($70 retail) which includes shipping. (Yay for us in the UK) Also Kickstarter exclusives and positive previews... It's a must buy I think.

    Came here to see if Tox will help me decide to buy it and you have, thank you :)

  • #4

    critshappen (Friday, 31 May 2013 14:22)

    Thanks Jesta. I was surprised by it. I liked Viticulture a lot, but not at the Crit level, we only gave it a hit. It did what it did well, but wasn't ground breaking or bringing anything new. This one I feel really adds some interesting elements and choices to traditional worker placement. Nothing worse than someone bumping your workers and shoving your knowledge up and losing someone when you least expected it! :) Hope you enjoy!


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