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Avalon


List Price: $21.95
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Product Awards:  
International Gamers Awards
Best 2-Player Game Nominee, 2003

Ages Play Time Players
12+ 45 minutes 2

Designer(s): Leo Colovini

Manufacturer(s): Kosmos

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Product Description

At the start, King Arthur's realm still lies enshrouded by the fog. Nobody knows how valuable the individual areas are. When the first knights move into the mysterious countryside, the haze gradually lifts. Valuable cities, militarily useful castles, and mysterious stone circles become visible -- thus the famous Avalon emerges. However, not only the knights, but also the priests of the old religion with their sorcery have a crucial influence on what's happening. Who will be able to grab power for themselves?

Product Awards

International Gamers Awards
Best 2-Player Game Nominee, 2003

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Leo Colovini

  • Manufacturer(s): Kosmos

  • Artist(s): Sabine Weiss

  • Year: 2003

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 45 minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 240 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components contain some foreign text, possibly requiring occasional reference to rules translation. An English translation of the rules is provided.

Contents:

  • 80 character cards
  • 11 region cards
  • 9 supply tiles

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 3 in 2 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
by A Gamer
Another under-appreciated game
May 25, 2006

I always play a game 3 times before I pass final judgement. The first play is for sifting through the rules. You kind of have to play it and read the rule book at the same time. The second play is checking yourself to make sure you really know how to play. It's often necessary to refer to the rule book to clarify the rules when things don't feel right. The 3rd play is the real game. You can viciously attack your opponent. If he hasn't learned the rules yet on this 3rd play, too bad. Pummel him mercifuly.

Avalon has a steep learning curve. A seasoned player would have to work gently with a new player to get him up to speed, to make him a worthy opponent. With two knowledgeable players the game can be a real treat. Yes, there is back-and-forth battles for some sites. But a player has to decide when to attempt to win a site back. Does he have enough power to make a reasonable return attack? Does he posses the sorceress's special ability? His resources may be enough to guarantee a win at a lesser site. Should he try for that instead?

It's not an easy win. It's one of those games where you manage to win by a nose through careful hand management. Like most of Colovini's games (Clans comes to mind), it takes a few careful plays to master.

 
 
 
 
 
Worst of all Kosmos 2 player games
September 25, 2004
This is the worst of all Kosmos 2 player games so far. Grafics are not nice. Game play pretty boreing. It is always a forward and back. I play cards take the opponents kingdom than he plays a card and takes my kingdom. And I also have the feeling that it is pretty unbalanced. Some cards are just too strong.

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