PRAGA CAPUT REGNI

      [Gamers Alliance has been around for decades, outlasting dozens – and maybe more – game-oriented publications that have appeared over the years. There are lots of reasons for that but one of the main ones for our continued success is the consistent quality of our contributors. To keep that quality of Gamers  Alliance Report at its consistently high level, we are always looking for fresh voices to add to our all-star line up of game reviewers  – and we have found one in Mark Welty. As Mark himself says: 

“Mark Welty is an avid solo gamer with an unreasonably large collection of board games and a fine but small collection of Boston Scally Caps. He doesn’t even know how many board games are currently on his shelf of opportunity, but he has vowed to play them all (eventually). He loves buying any game that strikes his fancy and playing everything from KanBan EV to Nemesis. He’ll even play Dungeon Petz by himself. He is thankful to have discovered the world of solo board games and he is very pleased to meet you. Cheers!”

        In this, his Gamers Alliance Report debut, we welcome Mark and he does A LOT!!!]

PRAGA  CAPUT REGNI (Rio Grande Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 45-150 minutes; $60)

 

Vladimír Suchý is an interesting game designer. I’m only familiar with a few titles but looking at his whole catalog I get the distinct impression this is a man who values quality over quantity. His collected works are few, and thematically quite scattered, but still there is a definite factor common to them all. His games are GOOD. Oops. Should I have said “spoiler alert”? Praga Caput Regni is one of Suchy’s newest releases, and while I do enjoy his other games like Last Will and Underwater Cities, Praga is likely to be seeing the most table time from now on. Let me tell you why. But first, a brief aside…

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