Clans of Caledonia Board Game Card Game
Clans of Caledonia is a mid-to-heavy economic game set in 19th-century Scotland. At this time, Scotland made the transition from an agricultural to an industrialized country that heavily relied on trade and export. In the following years, food production increased significantly to feed the population growth. Linen was increasingly substituted by the cheaper cotton and raising sheep was given high importance. More and more distilleries were founded and whisky became the premium alcoholic beverage in Europe.
Players represent historic clans with unique abilities and compete to produce, trade and export agricultural goods and of course whisky!
The game ends after five rounds. Each round consists of the three phases:
1. Players' turns
2. Production phase
3. Round scoring
1. Players take turns and do one of eight possible actions, from building, to upgrading, trading and exporting. When players run out of money, they pass and collect a passing bonus.
2. In the production phase, each player collects basic resources, refined goods and cash from their production units built on the game map. Each production unit built makes income visible on the player mat. Refined goods require the respective basic resource.
3. Players receive VPs depending on the scoring tile of the current round.
The game comes with eight different clans, a modular board with 16 configurations, eight port bonuses and eight round scoring tiles.
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Awesome game, only problem is the milk being the same colour as the White player and the box is way too small. Highly recommend.
Whisky what can one say
I was looking for a game that would scratch that Terra Mystica itch without the 3-4 hour game time and with simpler rules.
I'm glad to say Clans of Caledonia comes really close!
Great economic style Euro game that borrows some great mechanics from many other Euro style games. My favourite being the floating price Market. Nothing new here, just a streamlined game with tons of replay-ability due to the modular board and rotating port tiles.
Lots of fun to be had if you can get past the generic theme. Also plays in about 1 - 1 1/2 hours after a few plays.
Also you can't review Clans of Caledonia without mentioning the huge amount of components jammed into a relative small size box. It's like the Tardis in there. I highly recommend picking up the Folded Space game insert for this one or getting your arts and crafts on with some foam core.