designer Reiner Knizia
publisher Hans im Glück Verlag
released 2005
players 3-5
playing time 45 minutes
rating red starred starred starred starred starred starred stargray stargray stargray star

Der Turmbau zu Babel

Quick look by Moritz Eggert

This is is an incredibly solid offering by Reiner Knizia, with all the good and bad things that come with it. It certainly is a flawless and elegant design, with an interesting mechanic at its core (completing wonders by collecting cards offered by other players) and the game play is fast and keeps your interest. But one should also note that this is yet another "majority-in-an-area/VP track" game. Perhaps we have become a bit jaded - 10 years ago this would have been considered an exceptional design, but one slightly wonders if something apart from this basic game idea wouldn't be something that could be explored by the highly talented Knizia in the future. At least one would hope so. Still, another winning entry for the high-quality line of games that "Hans-im-Glück" produces.

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