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"Small World" Board Game

In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all.

Designed by Philippe Keyaerts as a fantasy follow-up to his award-winning Vinci, Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs, and even humans, who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.

Picking the right combination from the 14 different fantasy races and 20 unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires - often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory!

On each turn, you either use the multiple tiles of your chosen race (type of creatures) to occupy adjacent (normally) territories - possibly defeating weaker enemy races along the way, or you give up on your race letting it go "into decline". A race in decline is designated by flipping the tiles over to their black-and-white side.

At the end of your turn, you score one point (coin) for each territory your races occupy. You may have one active race and one race in decline on the board at the same time. Your occupation total can vary depend on the special abilities of your race and the territories they occupy. After the final round, the player with the most coins wins.

I will bring the original set with all the published expansion races and powers. If anybody else wants to bring Underground or other variations, please post a comment, and I will up the RSVP count accordingly.

For more on Small World, see:

http://www.daysofwonder.com/smallworld/en/

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world

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  • Diane B.

    Enjoyed the game and the company. thanks for putting this together, Johann.

    December 16, 2013

    • Johann

      Glad you could make it Diane.

      December 16, 2013

  • Johann

    The game was great, but we had several no-shows and late shows. We just played one game instead of the two planned.

    December 15, 2013

  • Susan

    Hey everyone, I just found out that I have to drop my son off at his lax tournament at the 51st street fields at 1:45, so I may be 5-10 min after 2:00 unless I can get him to go a little early. Also, I may have to pick him up at 4:15 or so. I will go if I must after the first game and leave my set for those who want to play again, pick it up later. See you all soon!

    December 15, 2013

  • Johann

    We have a growing waitlist. Anybody else have a set to bring?

    December 11, 2013

    • Johann

      Thanks Susan!

      December 12, 2013

    • Johann

      Mal: "Kaylee, what is that stuff gunking up our engine intake?"; Kaylee: "It looks like ketchup, cap'n"

      December 12, 2013

  • Johann

    Had to move the location of the game. We will play at the Pizza Bistro on Burnet Road, near the Domain. See you there!

    December 8, 2013

  • Doug A.

    I would love to learn this game --- but alas the location is too far from me , and there is no bus service out there .

    November 20, 2013

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    Board gamer, B5 fan, old-school Trekker, Whovian, Organizer,
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