Reviewed by Robert Marti

THE MAGNIFICENT (Aporta Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 60-90 minutes; $60)


Last time we explored Trickerion, a heavy Euro-style game where you compete to become the greatest magician in the City of Magoria.  This issue we will look at another Euro-style game built around the theme of magic.  In The Magnificent, designed by Eilif Svensson and Kristian Amundsen Østby, players travel across the land to gather resources and build out their camps, so they can recruit the greatest magicians and illusionists to perform.  And the player who attracts the biggest crowds (sells the most tickets) is the winner.  If this sounds like Trickerion, you are correct.  From an end goal perspective, these games sound very similar, but they are very different games, and there may be room on your shelves for both.

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