Thursday, March 06, 2014

Kosmos Two Player Game Series - Summary of the First 10

Here are the games we've played so far:
  • Lost Cities
  • Caesar & Cleopatra
  • The Pyramids of the Jaguar
  • Kahuna
  • Ingenious
  • The Reef
  • Dragonheart
  • Heave Ho
  • Balloon Cup
  • Hellas 
Of these games, we've played Lost Cities the most times previously, while Dragonheart was the first playing for both of us. I had played everything else on the list at least once, and most of them many times. In addition to Dragonheart, The Reef and Hellas were both new to Carol.

The most similar games on the list are Heave Ho and Balloon Cup, both of which involve playing number cards to the board to improve a player's total or hurt their opponent's total before a scoring is triggered.  The most unique is probably Hellas which has some elements of a very simple wargame. The game with the most beautiful artwork, in my opinion, is Caesar & Cleopatra, although you can see that they're all pretty great looking.

Caesar & Cleopatra

I'm most looking forward to playing Dragonheart again and I think Pyramids of the Jaguar is under-appreciated in gaming circles.  Carol says she's most interested in playing Dragonheart and The Reef again. I've enjoyed playing each of them, especially since it's been with Carol.

So now it's on to the next ten.

Coming up:  A recent purchase, Blue Moon, by my favorite designer, Reiner Knizia.

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