Bombyx Abyss

Bombyx Abyss

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The Abyss power is once again vacant, so the time has come to get your hands on the throne and its privileges. Use all of your cunning to win or buy votes in the Council. Recruit the most influential Lords and abuse their powers to take control of the most strategic territories. Finally, impose yourself as the only one able to rule the Abyssal people!

 

Abyss is a game of development, combination and collection in which players try to take control of strategic locations in an underwater city. To achieve this, players must develop on three levels: first by collecting allies, then using them to recruit Lords of the Abyss, who will then grant access to different parts of the city. Players acquire cards through a draft of sorts, and the Lords of the Abyss acquired on those cards grant special powers to the cardholder — but once you use the cards to acquire a location, that power is shut off, so players need to time their land grabs well in order to put themselves in the best position for when the game ends.

Please note the reprint only features the blue art work as pictured.

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
Good solid simple game
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This game is SO beautiful to look at. The production values are really high. I love the underwater theme, though really this could have been anything here, however it is nice to see something a bit fresh so it still scores points here for me. Plus you have to love those little pearls!
The game itself plays out really simply. If you try to go for really good combos with lords and locations, you can pull off some neat stuff and feels really rewarding. However, at the end of the day it is really just a bit of a race to get 7 lords. If you spend too long working out a great strategy, chances are the player who just grabbed any old 7 lords will win. This is probably the only real flaw with the game, and possibly the over simplistic nature of the choices in the game. Although for me the simple nature of it really appeals. It is very easy to grasp and explain to new players.
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