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Castles of Burgundy review – “A beautiful board game with some minor slip-ups”

There’s a whole genre of modern board games that rejoice under the ignominious genre name of “point salads”. They offer the players many different ways to score, many of which join up via actions and resources.

This makes a fine puzzle, where you not only have to work out how to score best, but how to optimise the steps that lead to scoring. Unfortunately there’s a downside: all those options makes them really tough on new players. … [MORE]