After The Empire vs The Great Wall – Play This, Not That


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The Great Wall and After The Empire. Two games of invading hordes. Two games of worker placement and building your tableau through cards. Two games of watching your walls get torn down and having the invaders pillage. Two deluxified board games with premium components…and that’s where the comparisons end….that’s where we start to talk about the differences, what elements of each we prefer, which game might be right for you depending on your preferences, and at the end of the day, Play This, Not That.

0:00:00 – Introduction
0:01:30 – Why These Games Are Worth Comparing
0:02:17 – Price
0:03:18 – Ease of Learning/Teach
0:06:10 – Art & Components
0:08:15 – Theme
0:11:00 – Mechanics
0:22:32 – Play This, Not That

5.0 – My absolutely favorite games. You can pry them out of my cold dead hands.
4.5 – Love this game! At the same time missing something that would make it a 5. Could be hard to table, lacking variability, a little light, etc.
4.0 – Really great game, almost always keeping, although has meaningful complaints as to what takes away from the experience.
3.5 – Really enjoyed, don’t love it, may lose out to better games but the idea of never playing again is a bit sad.
3.0 – A good game, would play and suggest with the right people, if I never played it again wouldn’t lose any sleep.
2.5 – A game I’d play again , but will never suggest it myself
2.0 – A game I don’t want to play again
1.5 – A game I can’t find any reason to recommend
1.0 – A game that is just bad.

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