Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice has the original factions brace themselves for new competitors: Yetis – the masters of power, Ice Maidens – who adore their Temples, Acolytes – whose entire life is focused on the cults, and Dragonlords – who use their power to create volcanoes. And as if this wasn’t enough, there are two more factions, Shapeshifters and Riverwalkers, who ignore the most basic of rule of one faction, one terrain type. (Inconceivable to the Halflings!)
2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players, 5 Players
100m – 100m
Helge Ostertag, Jens Drögemüller
Network and Route Building, Turn Order: Pass Order, Variable Player Powers
Civilization, Economic, Expansion for Base-game, Territory Building, Fantasy
Bard Centrum Gier, Cranio Creations, Filosofia Éditions, FunBox Jogos, HomoLudicus, MINDOK, White Goblin Games, Z-Man Games, Inc., テンデイズゲームズ (Ten Days Games), Feuerland Spiele
Rating with base game. A lot of great modules with this one. I always use the variable turn order based on passing, and it is fun to have alternative boards to play on, even though I'm not so hardcore into this game that I felt I had exhausted all of the possibilities with the board in the base game. The alternative final scoring goals are a nice little addition. I haven't had a chance to really explore the new races in depth, but for me there were enough options in the base game (and I play this infrequently enough), that I haven't fully explored all of those. Apparently people more invested in the game than I seem to think there are problems with certain of the new factions in terms of balance, and there have been official errata/rule changes with respect to two of them (Shapeshifters and Riverwalkers). Consequently, this means I now am the proud owner of two player boards that are printed with errors that have been corrected in later printings. I don't play this enough (or the particular impacted factions enough) to warrant seeking out replacements.
Die neuen Völker finde ich nicht so gelungen und sie verkomplizieren das Spiel unnötig. Auch der Rest macht das Spiel nicht besser in meinen Augen. Braucht man nicht wirklich.
Nice expansion, some issues with two races so far but I believe they will be fixed later. I like the fact that now the order of the new round is made from the passing order of the previous one. That's the right rule to play the game!