Grand Austria Hotel Board Game Review
Name: Grand Austria Hotel
BGG Weight: 3.42 / 5
Year Published: 2015
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Designer: Virginio Gigli, Simone Luciani
Number of Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90-120 minutes
Game Category/Theme: Economic, Hotel, Dice Rolling
Mechanics: Action Drafting, Contracts, Dice Rolling, End Game Bonuses, Hand Management
Player Interaction: 7.5
Game Rating: 8.5
Weight Rating: (7.5 + 8.5) = 16.0
Playability Rating: [(8.0 + 7.5 + 8.5) – 7.5] = 16.5
Play Rating Score: (16.0 + 17.5) x 2 = 65.0
Value Rating: 65.0 / 6.5 = 10.0
Final Score Rating: 67.0 + 10.0 = 77.00
Grand Austria Hotel is an economic game where players act as hotel managers trying to earn the most points by serving guests, fulfilling orders, and expanding their hotel. The game features multiple paths to victory, as players can focus on attracting guests with special abilities or fulfilling orders for points. The dice rolling mechanic adds an element of luck to the game, but the set collection and worker placement mechanics allow for strategic decision-making.
The game offers no solo or cooperative play, as it is a competitive game where players are trying to earn the most points to win. However, the game offers a good amount of replayability due to the randomization of the guest cards and orders each game.
Overall, Grand Austria Hotel is a well-designed game that offers players a good balance of luck and strategy. The game mechanics work well together to create a unique and engaging experience. While the game may be a bit complex for some players, it is still accessible enough for most players to enjoy.
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