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Which concordia expansion?


#1

I don’t get the maps. Different maps work at different player counts sure, but why then have 3 sets of new maps. Like for Britannia, Crete or Corsica - which is the better 2 player map and just how different is the experience? Or at least why did you choose to acquire the one you did?


#2

I’ve only purchased one map expansion so far (Aegyptus and Creta), but each has some different rules in addition to just the different layout of the map. Creta is easiest, involving a one-city province where you can take whatever good you would like if you Prefect there. Additionally, there is a permanent extra 2 coins when you Prefect for money.

I haven’t played with Aegyptus yet, however I believe on the Nile river, you can have multiple sea colonists on a path. There is also “seasonal flooding”, which does something like increase the output of the southern most province, then the next one up, then the next. I’d have to re-read the rules to have the specifics, but there’s definitely some changes to the usual rules.

Also, there’s a reversible board for the personality cards, which changes up the goods required for some purchases, changing cloth to wine.

No idea for other expansion boards though.


#3

From what I remember of the Crete map is that it has less cities than most maps and it’s long/skinny which creates a tighter game (you are more likely to build on already developed properties).

I have the Salsa expansion which has more than just an extra map. . . it comes with Salt (which is used as a wild item) and Bonus Cards which gives you one time and permanent abilities.