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El Grande Review: The King is Dead, Long Live the King

Chris Yi and Jason Levine take a look at the newest reprint of El Grande, the classic area control game, now in smaller box, with newer art, and three small modules. 

  • 00:00 Intro 
  • 01:05 Overview - Gameplay 
  • 05:07 Overview - Scoring Phase 
  • 07:16 Overview - Modules 
  • 09:27 Review 
  • 17:22 Final Thoughts 
  • 19:43 Multiversal Ending
Highest rating
  • Tom Vasel
    Tom Vasel
    Rating: 9.5
  • Chris Yi
    Chris Yi
    Rating: 8.0
  • Jason Levene Dice Guy
    Jason Levine
    Rating: 9.0

El Grande

Published by:
Rio Grande Games, Gabinete Lúdico, Filosofia Éditions, Descartes Editeur, Användbart Litet Företag, 999 Games, Hans im Glück
Designed by:
Richard Ulrich, Wolfgang Kramer
Year Published:
Recommended Ages:
Board Game Category
Medieval, Renaissance
2 - 5
Time to Play:
60 - 120

Other Reviews of this game

  • Tom Vasel
    Tom Vasel
    Rating: 9.5
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