Reviewed by Herb Levy
BARCELONA: THE ROSE OF FIRE (Devir, 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 90 minutes; $59.99)
History is great source material for movies, television and literature of all forms. But let’s not forget games. History is often the springboard for very interesting designs. This time, it is the history of Spain that provides the background as the progress of the Spanish city of Barcelona from a “normal” city in the mid 1800s to a teeming metropolis at the start of the 20th century. As might be expected, such change comes with disruptions and turmoil. Players, as heads of prosperous and influential families seek to become the MOST prosperous and influential against a backdrop of increased immigration and the spread of revolutionary movement among the masses in this Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello creation: Barcelona: The Rose of Fire.