#Biblios is another game that I wasn't too interested in because of the theme, but I'm always open to trying a game at least once. So when a friend brought it to #gamesday on Saturday I was happy to give it a try, and I'm glad I did, because it's such a fun and clever game!
The mechanics are quite different to other games I've played. While the main focus is on set collection, the mechanics are what make it interesting.
On your turn you draw 4 cards, but one at a time and when drawn have to decide on one of the following - keep the card, put it facedown in the auction pile for the end of game auction, or place it as one of two cards that will be face up for your opponents to choose. It's agonizing in that you have to do all three functions, and might keep the first card but then have no choice but to give up a really good card if you drew it later.
There are also cards that allow you to manipulate the dice values, which are ultimately the value of the points you'll get if you win that set at game end.
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BIBLIOS 📚 What are some themes you consider pretty boring but the game is still a ton of fun?
Not to be harsh but the concept of collecting books for a monastery doesn’t exactly get my heart racing, however the game underneath is great.
Biblios (2-4 players/30 mins) has you cast as the head of a monastery during the Middle Ages competing against your rivals to have the finest library of them all.
Players (Abbots) compete over different categories from Holy Books to Forbidden tombs looking to score the most in the different categories by the game end.
Part set collection, part auction, this game requires a bit of planning and dollop of medieval luck. ...