TERRACOTTA ARMY

Reviewed by Chris Wray

TERRACOTTA ARMY (Board and Dice, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 90-120 minutes; $70)

 

Terracotta Army, designed by Przemysław Fornal and Adam Kwapiński, is one of the most anticipated titles of 2022’s heavy gaming scene. The latest in a so-called series of archeology-themed games that start with the letter “T” (including T’zolkin, Teotihuacan, Tawantinsuyu, Tabannusi, and Tekhenu), this Gen Con 2022 release is a mashup of different Euro mechanics, most notably worker placement and resource management.  It sold out early on the first day of Gen Con this year, and it is one of the most eagerly-anticipated Essen titles. I’ve been playing the game since Gen Con, and I predict this will be one of the hits of 2022 due to its innovative and approachable gameplay, which is complemented by its exceptional production value.

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