Friday, February 22, 2013

Duel of Eagles Review BGG

In a Duel of Eagles review by Steve Carey on The BoardGameGeek, Steve concludes: This is a really fun and playable game. DoE is crafted in the old-school wargaming tradition, but with a modern flair (similar to say, 2011's Guns of August from Wothington Games). It has readily accessible mechanics which will allow most players to jump right in. The rules are crisp and straightforward, and solitaire play is good. Production values are adequate. The topic is unusual and entertaining. I'd judge complexity to be on the low-end of the Medium scale. An average session (there's 12 turns for the entire one-day engagement) is going to run something like 5 hours, but that's OK - at night I found myself looking forward to the next turn in the morning. I've owned the game for less than a week, but after spending a few days with DoE, its siren-song ability to intrigue me has remained strong. To be honest, I've barely even heard of White Dog Games before, but if Duel of Eagles is any indication of the type of game in their product line, then I will definitely be back for more. Overall, I like DoE a lot and am quite pleased with this purchase. Whether you're looking for a quality design to add to your collection, or if you want to support the fine efforts of a small publisher, then I can heartily recommend Duel of Eagles without hesitation - this is the kind of game which truly deserves recognition from the hobby.

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