- High Praise for Caylus Review by Kevin
This is game is all about resource management
and does it extremely well.
Many resource management games come down to one
key type of resource to manage. Caylus requires
you to track/allocate money, building options,
work options, and king's favours in addition to
the obvious resources of food, cloth, wood,
stone and gold. I've yet to see any one of those
resources become the "key resource" that leads
to formulaic winning strategies.
Caylus involves no random elements beyond the
original six building tile distribution and the
starting turn order (turn order can change
throughout the game).
No luck combined with the many resources for
players to track creates an extremely enjoyable
game for gamers who enjoy a heavy game in the
two hour range. It plays well 2-5 players.
Certainly a top-tier game!!!
(Posted on 13-12-01)