Episode 237: The Spiel on My Village


Release Date: August 29 , 2016

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Running Time:   63 min.

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My Village is a game of life and death where players will tell the story of an entire community as time passes from generation to generation. Will your village focus on commerce and craftsmen producing and selling goods? Perhaps you’ll put your energies into building a magnificent church or a town council to provide law and order or send your villagers traveling the countryside to see the wider world. Your decisions wind the clock forward every turn and when time’s wheel makes a full cycle, your decisions will even decide who lives and who dies. A game of life and death indeed!

My Village is built around the same concept used by the game Village which won the Kennerspiel des Jahres in 2012 (listen to our review of Village). Dice feature prominently in My Village; in Village they do not. But I would resist the temptation to think of My Village as Village: the dice game. Instead, think of My Village as a reimplementation. A fresh take on the concept with entirely new game mechanisms at its heart.

Tune in to see why we think My Village is worthy to carry the name of its predecessor and to earn the Spiel of Approval award. 

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

My Village   Stronghold Games  |  Eggertspiele  |  BGG   

Designer: Markus & Inka Brand  Publisher: Stronghold, Eggertspiele

2-4 players  60-90 min. ages 12+  MSRP: $59.95

Music credits include:

Village of the Sun   by Zappa & the Mothers of Invention   |  the song