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LISBOA

Reviewed by James Davis

LISBOA (Eagle-Gryphon Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 120 minutes; $99.99)

 

The great Lisbon earthquake occurred on Saturday, the 1st of November at approximately 9:40 AM in the year 1755. It was the holy day of All Saints’ Day. It was one of the deadliest earthquakes in history with a magnitude of 8.5, possibly higher. It lasted up to six minutes and left fissures 16 feet wide in the middle of the city. Around 40 minutes after the quake, a tsunami rushed up the Tagus River so fast it overran people racing away on horseback. Two more huge waves followed. On dry land, the earthquake had scattered the candles that were lit for All Saints’ Day and created a firestorm the burned for three days.

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