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designer Wolfgang Kramer
Michael Kiesling
publisher Ravensburger Spieleverlag
released 2005
players 2-5
playing time 75 minutes
rating red starred starred starred starred starred starred stargray stargray stargray star

Australia

Quick look by Moritz Eggert

This game does to Australia what "Africa" did for Africa. Which means - nothing at all, at least regarding the slapped on theme. This is a quite cerebral exercise of area enclosure and scoring, certainly not without its charm, but with little to none theme flavour. The system is very elegant and unfussy and the game is quickly under way, but the more geeky the players are the slower the pace. Choosing your actions carefully is the main brain teaser in this game, and there are many scores to calculate and decisions to make before you do the "perfect" turn. But undeniably this is a game that works well and for that it can't be really faulted.

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