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designer Francis Pacherie
publisher Mario Truant Verlag
released 1998
players 3-6
playing time 120 minutes
rating none

Africa 1880

Quick look by Moritz Eggert

A Diplomacy variant that doesn't really come off the board in atmosphere. The pretty limited (in spaces) map makes early conflict and unfair losses very likely, and after two turns some players will already be pretty much behind, with little chance to recover. Well, this could be said about "Diplomacy" as well, I guess... Trying to bring some order to the possible alliances via alliance tokens doesn't really help either but rather confuses. I've heard this was created to lure youngsters into Diplomacy like wargames - apparently it hasn't been a huge success in this respect.

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