pax pamir 2nd edition review

Pax Pamir 2nd Edition Board Game Review


Name: Pax Pamir 2nd Edition

Year Published: 2019

Publisher: Wehrlegig Games

Designer: Cole Wehrle

Number of Players: 1-5

Playing Time: 1-2 hours

Game Category/Theme: Political, Economic, Historical

Mechanics: Area Control, Card Drafting, Hand Management, Hidden Information, Partnerships, Variable Player Powers



Strategy: 9.2

Complexity: 7.8

Player Interaction: 9.3

Replayability: 9.5

Game Rating: 9.0

Cost: 7.0



Weight Rating = 17

Playability rating = 20

Play Rating score = (17 + 20) * 2 = 74

Value Rating = 74 / 7 = 10.57


Final Score Rating = 74 + 10.57 = 84.57



Pax Pamir 2nd Edition is a complex, yet deeply rewarding game that is set in 19th century Afghanistan. The game is about political and economic power struggles between the different factions in Afghanistan, and each player represents a different faction. The game is a combination of area control, card drafting, hand management, hidden information, partnerships, and variable player powers. Each faction has unique abilities and strengths, which can be leveraged to gain control over the game.

One of the best aspects of Pax Pamir 2nd Edition is the high level of player interaction. Players must constantly negotiate and make deals with each other in order to gain power and influence. This results in a highly dynamic and engaging gameplay experience.

The game offers solo play with an official solo mode and several unofficial solo variants. Cooperative play is not officially supported, but some players have created cooperative variants.


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