Days of Wonder

DOW7901

Small World

Rated 4.5 out of 5
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average rating 4.5 out of 5
Based on 2 reviews
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Reviewed by Neil
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Fun strategy game

Love this game, decent for adults but great with kids. Keeps us (two adults and an 8 year old) off screens for best part of two hours at a time. We take turns to share a fourth player to mix it up and enable us to hit ‘someone else’ a bit too. Got the sky island expansion which is ok but some of the race and powers are not great, I suspect other expansions may be better.

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Reviewed by Andrew C., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Solid strategy game for 2-3 competing players

Simple to play (the video about the online version will quickly clarify the basic rules for the board game in about 2 minutes flat). This strategy game of competing fantasy-themed armies relies on planning and not dice rolls. The different armies have different abilities for their race as well as extra random abilities making the best strategy different every time. With the Be Not Afraid expansion and the Tales And Legends cards it can become even more fun. Not great with 5 players though since there are long waits between turns, but with 3 players the game is absolutely gripping.

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OVERVIEW

Small World is a light, civilization building game where players vie for conquest and control of a world that is just simply too small to accommodate them all. Players in Small World will be able to choose from a variety of fantasy racing including dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and humans.

Each race with their special abilities will attempt to take over new lands, rising in prominence before at last falling into decline. Players will have to decide when to push a race into decline, riding the next stalwart, vital fantasy race to conquest once more in Small World.

Small World comes with 14 different fantasy races, 20 unique special powers and 2 double-sided boards to fit two to five players into the thematically 'small world' forDays of Wonder. At the beginning of the game, players will have to choose from one of the 6 available fantasy races, each race having a random new unique power.

Unique powers in Small World include Pillaging (1 victory point for each conquered, occupied territory) and Flying (the ability to attack anywhere on the board instead of just adjacent to occupied territories); and combined with the races unique abilities provides a constantly evolving game. Each race and unique special power set will provide between 5 to 13 race tokens, representing the armies of the new race.

Once chosen; the new races go out to conquer the Small World, battling other opponents and lost tribes and navigating terrain features. At the end of their turn, players will gain victory points equal to the territories they own; both for their active race and their declined race.

Battles in Small World are very easy to complete with new territories occupied at a cost of 2 race tokens and any opposing armies and difficult terrain. However, a defending army permanently loses an army token, slowly pushing new races into decline.

A fast, easy-to-learn family game, Small World comes with great graphics, a series of modular boards, a well written rulebook and well designed box that will be sure to become a family favourite. 

2-5 PLAYERS | 40-80 MINS | AGES 8+

 

REVIEWS

average rating 4.5 out of 5
Based on 2 reviews
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2 Reviews
Reviewed by Neil
Verified Reviewer
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Fun strategy game

Love this game, decent for adults but great with kids. Keeps us (two adults and an 8 year old) off screens for best part of two hours at a time. We take turns to share a fourth player to mix it up and enable us to hit ‘someone else’ a bit too. Got the sky island expansion which is ok but some of the race and powers are not great, I suspect other expansions may be better.

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Reviewed by Andrew C., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Solid strategy game for 2-3 competing players

Simple to play (the video about the online version will quickly clarify the basic rules for the board game in about 2 minutes flat). This strategy game of competing fantasy-themed armies relies on planning and not dice rolls. The different armies have different abilities for their race as well as extra random abilities making the best strategy different every time. With the Be Not Afraid expansion and the Tales And Legends cards it can become even more fun. Not great with 5 players though since there are long waits between turns, but with 3 players the game is absolutely gripping.

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Shipping

All online orders are picked from our separate warehouse. We always ensure that your games are well packed before leaving. Wherever possible we'll re-use a cardboard box that we received games in from one of our suppliers. We figure it's better that way for our planet. But we do also use new boxes and wraps. If you have a strong preference either way please let us know in your Order Comments.
 

UK Orders

We aim for orders placed before 1:30pm Monday to Friday to be dispatched on the same working day. If this is not possible, your order will be dispatched on the next working day. Orders placed outside our Monday to Friday office hours will be dispatched on the next working day.

Delivery is free on all orders of £65 or more. Orders with a value of less than £65 will incur a delivery charge as follows:

£4.50 - Royal Mail Tracked 48 (2-3 business days delivery time)

£6.00 - Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-2 business days delivery time)

£5.50 - DHL (next business day delivery, mainland UK only)

International Delivery

If you are from further afield please contact us to discuss.

 
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