Alexandros
Average rating 7.11 BGG average rating 6.19
Last played 26-Jul-2005 Players 1 - 1
Total plays 5 Designer Leo Colovini
Weight 3 Year 2003
Playing Time 45 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 4 1 6.50 26-Jul-2005
Boog 1 0 7.00 24-Oct-2003
Oggie 5 2 7.40 26-Jul-2005
Paul 3 0 7.67 26-Jul-2005
Steve 1 0 7.00 28-Sep-2004
Tel 5 2 7.00 26-Jul-2005

 
Alexandros is an abstract strategy by Leo Colovini, thematically inspired by the military expansion of Alexander the Great. It includes the quot;triggered scoring for allquot; mechanism, which can be considered a trademark of the designer, implemented in many of his games. It forces players to evaluate their actions in relation to what other players can earn.br/br/The goal of the game is to have more points than other players when the trail/border markers are depleted or someone scores 100 points first.br/br/Gameplay is driven by cards, used for all actions. Clockwise, players are first obliged to move the figure representing Alexandros across a triangular grid. They do this by playing cards with symbols matching those on destination spots. This is the core concept of the game - when the figure of Alexandros is moved, it leaves a trail of borders behind it. Soon, these borders begin to form provinces composed of triangular spaces: either with symbols or empty.br/br/After moving Alexandros, players either build their hand of cards by drawing them, take over provinces or trigger scorings if the situation on the board suits them.br/br/Players can occupy provinces by playing cards from their hand and placing tokens representing their leaders on spaces with corresponding symbols. When a scoring is triggered, provinces earn points equal to the number of empty spaces in them. Players can take over empty provinces and/or those occupied by other players. Each player has only four generals and placing them costs valuable cards - the game requires careful hand management and point-to-point movement - to create worthy provinces for scoring.br/br/Awarded title of quot;Best Family Strategy Gamequot; by Games Magazine in 2005.br/br/