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Distributor: Hans im Gluck (German edition)
Rio Grande Games (English edition)
Category: Strategy game
Players: 2-4
Play time: 60 minutes
Ages: 10+
Content:  22 game board tiles
    4 shrines
  15 amphoras
    4 player storage boards
120 building tiles
  60 landscape cards
Game target: Either place all of your 30 buildings on your storage board or link two temples with your buildings.
Rules: Rules in English
Strategy: Try to get out many of the 6 black start tiles quite soon, although you shouldn't miss any opportunity to put expensive tiles on the board at the beginning, when you have so many resources that you more or less get put them there for free. Don't forget that the free chains are very important.
Comments: My edition is from 2003. The designer is Marcel-André Casasola Merkle.

On a player's turn, he either draws 2 new buildings or builds 3 buildings from his player board.

Although this basically is quite a abstract game, there is something very appealing to it. You really need to foresee the possibility for your opponent to link the temples, as this never should happen, although this is the easiest way to win when you are playing towards beginners. This is one of the very few games I've played on BrettSpielWelt, where I actually discovered this little gem.

Extract from Belgoludique report 2004 The first game of the day was one of my favourites of the year: Attika. We played it twice and both times it was a temple connection win. First by me and then by Thierry. This is still rated 8 of 10.
Extract from Belgoludique report 2005-02-04 Then I played a game of Attika with Dom and Camille. This is a favourite game among the smaller ones, although it’s normally would be a bit too abstract for my taste. Rate 8 of 10.
Extract from Belgoludique report 2005-02-05 We continued Attika, which I really like, although it’s slightly abstract. One third into the game, we succeeded to encircle one temple each, so we had to play until someone had played all tiles on the table. I won the game quite tight after about an hour.

 
 

 

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