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The Oracle of Delphi

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William Figueroa
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, from well-known board game designer Stefan Feld , , was one of our "" last year.

The game seeks to capture the enthralling essence of those ancient epics.

It casts players as daring sea captains commanded by Zeus to embark upon an arduous voyage of exploration to bring glory to the gods of Olympus.

feels like a distilled and abstracted version of leveling up your character in a roleplaying game, and it seems almost incongruous in a game rooted in the European school of design that prizes clean, efficient mechanisms over theme.

At times, feels like a game with a split personality.

It emphasizes strategy and optimization, rewarding thoughtful play, but it also wholeheartedly embraces elements of luck-pushing and unpredictability.

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