REVIEW FROM BOARDS EYE VIEW –
Ever wonder what all those billionaires and oligarchs get up to when they gather together in Davos every year? We reckon that Tanel Kapp’s New World Order is close to what this exclusive not-quite-secret Illuminati club is all about, but it’s a game that you don’t have to be an oligarch to play. And you won’t need to be a billionaire to own a copy.
In New World Order, players take on one of eight characters, each with their own special ability. The 2-5 players will each be drafting cards from a display to make sets which they can then exchange for Achievement Tiles laid out in a pyramid display. As you might guess, you can only claim Achievement Tiles that are unobstructed – not those that are even partially covered by another tile – so the number of Achievement Tiles available increases as more are claimed, much like the card display in 7 Wonders Duel (Repos). The tiles all have a victory point value but they too can be organised into sets of matching colours: collect a matching set of three tiles and you can claim a Great Goal card which will give you another 500 point bonus.
This is essentially a hand management set collection card game but one that’s played with open hands: you know what cards all the other players are collecting, which means you have the option of taking cards as much to deprive an opponent as to benefit yourself…
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