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Undermine: A Worker Placement & Resource Management Card Game

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Category: Age: 10+ 30 - Min 2 - Players 2017
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Undermine is as mentioned in the title, a worker placement and resource management card game. You will purchase the right equipment cards through resource management, in order to gain points and win the game if you reach 7 points. To gain these cards, you will have to send workers in mines to gather the appropriate minerals, such as Gold, Copper and Iron. In your turn, you will invest in up to two Investment cards, using your Diamond and/or Worker tokens, that will let you gain everything you may need. Each investment card can be used by only one player per Round, making your decision tougher.

Undermine seems to be exactly what they say it is. A fast, easy to learn, pretty and fun game that comes in a small box making it almost like a micro-game. One strange thing about the game that caught my attention is that each game box is for two players, so if you want to play up to 4 you have to buy two boxes. In a sense, I like the idea because it’s like purchasing what is needed, so if you want a two-player game you won`t have to buy a second box. Also, it lets you try the game and see if it is a right fit for you.

Overall, the game seems like a pretty safe choice to me, but nothing special or unique to the genre, not meaning that this is a bad thing. The game is already funded and comes in a cheap price, so if it picked your interest give it a look at its Kickstarter.

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I am a university student in Thessaloniki, studying Applied Informatics. I work as a freelancer game designer for the past years. Also working as Game Guru at a BG cafe and as α instructor for the Sales departments of various companies on the board game area, for a Greek publisher. I love reading books but my main focus is on the fields of gamification, game theory, philosophy and phycology with my thesis in Cognitive Phycology. As you may assume, I am a board game addict and will try to share my passion and experience on the industry with the population of the Land of BGS!

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