| April 4th 2016 |Thanks for checking out my blog. I have a new, much better looking version of this review here: http://www.boardgamebarker.com/blog/2015/8/22/tikal
Tikal won the game of the year way back in 1999. To me it is still one of the best games out there and in need of a new edition so more people will get a chance to experience the wonder of Tikal. Players are on jungle expedition in Tikal and must try to uncover the most impressive ruins and treasures.
Objective: Your objective is to be the player with the most victory points when the last scoring round ends.
Scoring Rounds: Every time a volcano is drawn there is a scoring round, and there is one final scoring round after the last hex tile is drawn and that player’s turn is over.
Game Play: Even though many mechanics in Tikal can be found in games today playing it still feels unique. Every turn you must draw and place a tile, you are then allotted 10 action points and how you spend them will determine how many points you score when a volcano is drawn.
|The 5 on the temple tile is placed ontop of the 4 for 2 action points.|
|Getting 1 treasure will award 1 point, two of a kind scores 3 points|
and 3 of a kind scores 6 points!
|You must have a man in the appropriate hex in order to construct a tent.|
|Placing a guard insures that you will score points for that temple,|
you cannot increase the value of a temple once a guard has been placed.