Portobello Market by Thomas Odenhoven is a fast, yet simple family game of Schmidt games that combines tactical elements and luck very nice.
The game plan is a section of London from the air, where houses, alleys and small squares are visible. By the star-shaped road districts are formed.
On the streets it is to build market stalls, for which there are different points. Here it is possible to place your own objects sent to sell many more products on the market and this according to collect victory points.
Each player is given in addition to the Mark stands or platelets, which allow it two, three or four things in each phase. Was a platelet claimed, it is inverted and is only available again when all other have also been used and vice versa.
Attention must be at the place of the market stalls are that they can only be placed in the district in which is located the Bobby. This can only be set free on a street away to another district, where the player has the majority of items in the respective lane. Otherwise, a penalty will be issued in the form of points.
The points for the market stalls arise ultimately from the point on the adjacent burst customers.
Portobello Market is a great game lined with high quality stalls, customers and Bobby Wood. Also, the board elements are made of sturdy cardboard and make a solid impression. The instructions are easy to understand and the moves are rapidly internalized.
The game is a perfect mix of luck and strategy. The only luck factor, the pull of the customer in a bag, is also a major. The strategy, however, still plenty of room by the number of actions a round are freely scaleable that puts Bobby tactically and market stalls can be constructed skillfully.
If you want to take out the luck factor, you can play the proposed variation, which indicates the order of the customer. So the game each player meets.
Tags: Schmidt Spiele