Since its launch, How to Play Concordia has remained one of the most popular episodes on Nights Around a Table. But my instructional videos are famously free from editorial, and i’ve been deliberately coy about what i actually think of the game. Until now!
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Regardless of what i think, Concordia is loved by many, and is a good addition to any board game collection, provided you pair it with an overstuffed wing chair and a black-and-white BBC documentary from the 1960s. Shop for your own copy using the Amazon link below. Your price remains the same, and i receive a small commission!
I couldn’t agree with you more. In addition to everything you said, the game suffers from the “tons of tiny text” syndrome. The first time I played the game, I was sitting on the Southeast corner of the board and couldn’t read a single card on the Northwest corner of the board (where all your card decisions are made). I didn’t want to be a pain and be leaning over the board the entire game, or be picking up all the tiles and trying to figure out what they were. So I just randomly picked a card or two and did the best I could. A totally unenjoyable experience for me. Like you, I was so underwhelmed by the production of the game, I just couldn’t get excited about anything that was happening. I’ve played it once since and didn’t have much of a better experience. Pass.
i’m not getting old… the room’s getting darker and the text is getting blurrier!