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Thoughts On Ark Of The Covenant
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:41:28 PM »
I will soon be getting this Carcassonne spin-off from Paul! In anticipation, what are your thoughts about this game?

I've spoken to a friend of mine who has it and he loves it, but is that the general consensus or is he really bias because he's my friend?

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Re: Thoughts On Ark Of The Covenant
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 03:41:57 PM »
It is definitely one of my favourite spin-offs. The art utterly contrasts with the art in all the other games. The Ark is a nice spin on the Fairy, but works better and more thematically. And the Temple rules are great and, in some ways, better than the Cloisters/Monasteries from classic Carcassonne. I got this game back around 2010 and haven't played it since 2012, but it remains possibly my favourite spin-offs. Highly recommended.

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Re: Thoughts On Ark Of The Covenant
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 03:26:23 AM »
I enjoy this spin off too.  Moving the Ark is a good way of scoring points.  Farming the sheep is a mechanic reused in Gold Rush with tee-pees and wild horses.
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Re: Thoughts On Ark Of The Covenant
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 04:16:13 AM »
I think this is a very good spin off. It has the ark wich can give you points, but also a prophet that can give you ekstra points for one of the cities. And you must be careful so that your prophet don't get trapped while you try to make a bigger city for more points. The cloisters rules, make it like a fight for the points. And you have a shepherd instead of farmer who must protect his herd from the wolfes. This is a great game and I think you gonna like it.

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