REVIEW: THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON!
There are a lot of great fires out there. I’d wager every town or city has had a fire they consider great. Chicago, New Orleans(twice!,) and definitely London. Wouldn’t that be a great idea to make a game out of?
You’re probably thinking no, but you’d be wrong. It’s an awesome idea.
One of the favorite games in my gaming group is Pandemic (yes, I’m throwing this comparison out there right off the bat,) and one of the great things about Pandemic is the escalation and control aspect. The diseases will escalate, you need to control them. In Pandemic you do it as a group. In The Great Fire of London, you do it individually…and you may want to control more than you escalate…and you have to be careful not to tip your hat too much.
The Great Fire of London uses the dramatic and emotional core of needing to control an escalating fire before it burns down YOUR buildings and costs you valuable points.
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