The Board Room: The Complete Tigris and Euphrates with Reiner Knizia [VHS]

9781931295192: The Board Room: The Complete Tigris and Euphrates with Reiner Knizia [VHS]

Game Designer Dr. Reiner Knizia discusses his game Tigris and Euphrates, not only considered the best title by this author, but widely considered one of the best board games ever designed. Host Bob Schwartz demonstrates the game as Dr. Knizia explains the thematic setting, game components, tiles, regions, leaders, kingdoms, and players' roles and objectives. Dr. Knizia takes you through all you need to know to get started in this game, including game philosophy, single and multiplayer scoring, leaders, monuments, treasures and game end. After you've achieved a basic understanding of the game, Reiner explains advanced playing and scoring strategies such as the differences between local internal conflicts and global external conflicts, local/global scoring opportunities, and monuments. For the diehard gamer, Reiner explains how he developed the story for Tigris and Euphrates, including the starting point, the main development steps, obstacles he faced and milestones! he achieved during the process. He also describes the first step towards developing his so-called trilogy of tile games, which consists of Tigris and Euphrates, Through the Dessert, and Samurai. As an added bonus, look into the future with Reiner's new and upcoming releases, including an exclusive first look at basic game features of the much-anticipated Lord of the Rings game. He also describes Galaxy and other Essen releases, and announces a NEW trilogy of Reiner Knizia games! Tigris and Euphrates is published by Mayfair Games.

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Reiner Knizia is one of the leading authors and designers in the world of gaming. He has been designing games since he was 10 years old, and some of his best-known titles include Through the Desert, Lord of the Rings, Modern Art, and Lost Cities.

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Host Bob Schwartz has been a board game fanatic since the late 50s, when he started playing games like APBA/Stratomatic sports games, 3M Bookshelf games, and Avalon Hill simulations. In 1979, Bob's favorite pastime became his livelihood when he opened Games Unlimited, a game store in Pittsburgh, PA. On The Board Room Internet TV Show, Bob dedicated himself to spreading the word about independently-produced board games that most consumers wouldn't normally get to enjoy. Now, for the first time, the Board Room series is available on videotape!

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