Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar Board Game Review
BGG Weight: 3.67 / 5
Year Published: 2012
Publisher: Czech Games Edition
Designer: Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini
Number of Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Game Category/Theme: Civilization, Economic, Exploration
Board Game Mechanics: Bias, End Game Bonuses, Turn Order: Claim Action, Worker Placement
Player Interaction: 7.5
Game Rating: 8.8
Weight Rating = 17.5
Playability Rating = 16.8
Play Rating Score = 68.6
Value Rating = 13.72
Final Score Rating = 68.6 + 13.72 = 82.32
Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar is a complex and challenging worker placement game that requires careful planning and strategic decision-making. The game’s unique time track mechanic adds an extra layer of depth to the gameplay, as players must decide when to place and remove their workers from the board in order to maximize their actions and score the most points.
The game also features a resource management aspect, as players must collect and manage different resources in order to advance their civilization and score points. There are multiple paths to victory, allowing for a variety of different strategies and play styles.
While the game can be complex and difficult to learn at first, the depth and replayability make it a great choice for experienced gamers looking for a challenging and rewarding gaming experience. The game also does not offer solo or cooperative play, so it is best suited for groups of two to four players.
Overall, Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar is a fantastic game for gamers who enjoy complex, strategic gameplay and are looking for a challenge.
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