Monday, January 11, 2016

TableTop Fun: Tzolk'in

Full Title: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

Designers: Simone Luciani & Daniele Tascini
Publisher: Czech Games Edition
From BoardGameGeek:
Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take the workers to different action spots.
At first glance, this game has a flashy gimmick... actual revolving gears. But after diving in, you see that it is a fantastic worker placement game. I am sucker for any game that has multiple paths to victory; this one delivers just that. I'll brag a bit and say that I've won putting all my efforts around crystal skull collection. I've won building temples/monuments.. although it was really difficult. The theme comes through strong, helped by our addition of actual corn from Meeple Source. During my maternity leave, I took some time to paint the gears and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

Before:

After:

 Aww little Emma... big effort to get the soothie...


Dada you took my soothie...


Seriously guys, give me back my soothie...


Fine...


I'll find an alternate soothie... :D


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