In the same way as there’s something about Mary, there’s something about Augustus. It intrigues me and I was lucky enough to pick it up as a swapsee with one of the guys from the gaming group who shall remain nameless and Polish.
Augustus is a game I’ve spoken about before and had a neat pictures of Augustus Gloop to lead it in, Unfortunately apart from that there’s feck all other puns on the name so we’ll have to run without one.
Augustus is a card game with similarities to Stone Age, 7 Wonders and Iliad. It’s 6 players which is nice and it plays through in a relatively short time, say half an hour plus (or an hour maybe), so it’s at the upper end of filler games. There’s a bit to it. In essence it’s a grab what you can can before the other guy does with a little bit of push your luck. There’s a bit of offensive play it in where you can upset other players plans but it’s more about getting the best score you can before the others do.
OK It’s a BIT like bingo if I’m being honest (rare) without the smoking and blue rinses but there is a lot less luck involved although luck does play a part in it. It’s a good bit like bingo when the other players in the group shout BINGO! when they fulfil a card. Honestly, the gaming evenings just fly by
For your buck you get a very good quality game, that’s very well priced. It’s a fine game for filling in and I definitely see myself playing it again every so often
I didn’t win. I didn’t win by ONE point. Just barely losing is way worse than being hammered, having a little hope and seeing it crushed is a terrible thing when you’re on the receiving end.
It’s a good thing I don’t bare grudges…