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    Board Game Spotlight: Amphipolis

    Amphipolis Board Game Spotlight

    In another of our regular board game spotlights, Zatu Games takes a long hard look at itself in the mirror and doesn’t like what it sees, not any more… not like this. Just visible in the reflection, a glimmer of hope, is Amphipolis, the 2015 release from publisher Desyllas Games and designer Reiner Knizia.

    The Game

    Amphipolis is a game in which players must rush to save as many artifacts as possible from incoming landslides, the socially acceptable equivalent of nicking a bunch of TVs during a hailstorm.

    A turn consists of three actions. The first involves a velvet bag, as all exquisite pastimes do. Players take four artifact tiles from the bag, which could be any combination of mosaics, pots, statues and skeletons, incidentally exactly what you get if you lock some pedestrians in a Las Vegas hotel. These artifacts are then divided into the relevant sections on the board (all pots together, all mosaics together etc). However, mixed among them are landslide tiles. These are placed in the centre of the board, and when a certain number go down, the game ends.

    Having placed their tiles, a player may choose a section and take two artifacts. Then, if they wish, they can play one of four helper cards: the assistant, who’s doing a power pose next to a big column; the archaeologist, who’s doing a power pose in a doorway; the digger, who’s doing a power pose with a shovel; or the professor, who doesn’t even appear to be onsite. These allow you to collect more tiles according to their own specific abilities.

    Collecting artifacts in certain combinations increases your score. Once the land has sufficiently slid, scores are totted up and the highest wins.

    The Publisher

    Desyllas Games is a Greek board game publisher that has been operating for over 30 years. They pride themselves on producing games that are for everyone, all ages, all temperaments. Amphipolis embodies that aim.

    Other board games in their catalogue include card game OMG, strategy game Mess Machine and party games Emojito and Crazy Bullets.

    The Designer

    Reiner Knizia is a game designer from Germany, who is now based here in the UK. He used to work in the finance industry, but is now one of the most prolific, successful and well known game designers in the industry.

    Knizia has also worked on popular games such as Lord of the Rings, Through The Desert and Lost Cities. Some of his games have also been redeveloped for video game consoles, such as Lost Cities on the Xbox 360 and Keltis on the DS.

    Knizia has also designed various game applications specifically for the iPhone, including Robot Master, Dice Monster, Labyrinth and Pipes.

    If you hate seeing pottery ruined by awry stones, buy this game from Zatu today!

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    First purchase from Zatu Games and very pleased. Great customer service, items well packed and sent securely with 48 hour tracking. Would buy from them again in a heartbeat.

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    Customer service is fast and efficient. They have a large selection of games at very competitive prices. My order have been delivered on time. Nothing to complain.

    Bought for my son. Delivered on time at Christmas.

    Bought for my son. Delivered on time at Christmas.

    Ordered a board game, which sadly, had missing parts. Had realistically no expectations for the parts to be replaced, but gave it a go anyway. Zatu games not only responded immediately to my query (even though, it was absolutely not an issue from their end), they rectified the situation in a record time. As someone who works in support, the response and resolution demonstrated by Zatu, is nothing short of flawless, in my humble opinion. It is most decidedly, not only a company that has great expertise in their area, but a company that demonstrates great commitment to its customers and unparalleled service. Great job and Thank you Zatu

    Ordered a board game, which sadly, had missing parts. Had realistically no expectations for the parts to be replaced, but gave it a go anyway. Zatu games not only responded immediately to my query (even though, it was absolutely not an issue from their end), they rectified the situation in a record time. As someone who works in support, the response and resolution demonstrated by Zatu, is nothing short of flawless, in my humble opinion. It is most decidedly, not only a company that has great expertise in their area, but a company that demonstrates great commitment to its customers and unparalleled service. Great job and Thank you Zatu

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    Excellent price and service

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    The expansion packs for Muffin Time are great additions to the game. They add new aspects to the game and make the card deck complete.

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    I always purchase games from here and advice my friends to do the same! Games always come in the correct language - (unlike on Amazon). The games are always good quality and cheaper than on other sites! This site has a lot of options and plenty of games to choose from plus lots of information about games! I have nothing but good things to say about this site! Keep it going and also please stock some risk Europe games!!!!

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