I’ve been playing a bunch of Fifth Avenue lately, and my original couple pieces that I intend to post have been growing into an honest-to-goodness actual review, so that will be forthcoming as soon as I finish it.
The summary is, I’ve been quite pleased with Fifth Avenue. It’s fun, it’s got choices and a lot of tension, and a small deal-making element. Conceptually, although perhaps not in the details, it’s of some relation to El Grande, which is of course a personal favorite of mine. It certainly seems like alea is back on track after the small blip with Mammoth Hunters (don’t get me wrong, I liked Mammoth Hunters, but it had some minor issues – not least the length – which alea games usually don’t).