Hot New Game of 2021: Hadrian’s Wall Review
Hadrian’s Wall is a strategic, hand management, pencil and paper board game.
When visiting the North of Britannia in 122 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian Augustus witnessed the aftermath of war between his armies and the savage Picts. In a show of Roman might, he ordered a wall to be built that would separate the Pict tribes from the rest of England. Grand in its design, the wall stretched 80 Roman miles, from coast to coast.
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David played this game last month at Board Games by the Bay. He enjoyed it so much, he asked for a copy for his birthday.
Here is a great review from friend and fellow Hadrian’s Wall fan Telina.
I am obsessed with this game. If you start saying “do you want to play…” I will finish your sentence with “Hadrian’s Wall?” A brilliant pen and paper game (no dice so can’t call it a roll and write) with heaps of choice and strategy. I love that you can choose where to put your focus and it is so balanced that it can work whatever you choose.
Each year you begin with a simple choice – which card becomes part of your path (end game goals) and which do you use for resources. Then you have to choose how you are going to protect your citizens from the next Pict attack, how can you get enough builders for your wall or soldiers for your guard. Then what’s the best use for your civilians, as they generally give you the most points. It’s a deeply satisfying game that resonates with me on a molecular level. Cannot recommend it highly enough. 10/10