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Mexica - the founding of Tenochtitlan27.99 As they wandered through Mexico, the Aztec, or Mexica, as they later called themselves, searched for the sign prophesied by their God, Huitzilopochtli: an eagle, perched on a cactus, eating a snake. There, they would settle. Many years later, in 1325, the Mexica finally found the sign they sought and settled in their home on an island in Lake Texcoco. They spent the next 200 years exploring their chosen home and building their famous capital city Tenochtitlan. They built dams to channel the water around land on which they built their homes. They called the building groups that were contained within the canals Calpulli. The Calpulli formed the basis for Aztec society. In 1521, Hernan Cortes destroyed Tenochtitlan: a city of 15 sqaure kilometres that had been home to over 200,00 people. Later, Mexico City rose on these ruins. Today, there are only a few remnants of the capital city of the Mexica. In this game, the players return to the time of the Mexica. They build districts (Calpulli) surrounded by canals, build bridges connecting the districts, and build buildings in the districts. Players score points for founding districts and, twice in the game, for the buildings they have built in the districts. The player who scores the most points will win the game. Contents:
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|This is the third in a series of games that all use similar mechanics, by Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling.
In Mexica, each player plots the development of the city of the same name on an island in lake Texcoco. Players attempt to partition it into districts, place buildings and construct canals.
The board is well designed but the plastic temples that are the game pieces let down the feel of the game a little.The feature of these games, apart from the tile laying, is the use of action points. In Mexica, players have 6 action points each turn to do various actions, such as move on the map, place canals, place bridges and erect buildings. As in most 'german games', you always want to do more than you are allowed, which is what makes these games so popular.
The game only last for about 2 hours and is good fun. The game is well balanced. Play this game if you can, it is a very enjoyable game.
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10 to adult
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