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A FIRST LOOK AT ENSI (by Tom Russell)

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A FIRST LOOK AT ENSI (by Tom Russell)

Ensi is my solitaire civilization-building game set in the fertile crescent during the Bronze Age. It was originally envisioned as a legacy style game of sorts, only without all the stickers and torn up cards and writing on the board. So, more like a campaign game, where certain things carry over from session to session, with each subsequent session adding new challenges and wrinkles. Each time you would build a new civilization, rising from the ashes of what had come before.  It sounded like a neat idea at the time - summer of twenty-seventeen if I recall correctly, though it...