Spyrium

Great review and one of my favourite games of the past few years as well.

The Opinionated Gamers

Design by William Attia
Published by Asmodee
2 – 5 Players, 1 1/2 hours
Review by Greg J. Schloesser

Spyrium

While not a big science fiction fan, I must admit that I find the steampunk genre to be highly creative and original.  For those not familiar with this science fiction subgenre, steampunk is usually set in the 19th century British Victorian or American West era.  Electricity has never been invented–or the technology has been lost due to an apocalyptic event–so all machines are powered by steam.  Fantastic inventions ripped from the pages of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells are common, and the fashion is a bizarre combination of Victorian, Wild West and punk.  An entire steampunk culture has emerged, with conventions, shows, literature, movies and more.

While I am not surprised that the theme has crept into board game design, I am surprised that it has not been used more often…

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