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  • Summary: A swashbuckling adventure that combines the strategic play of card and board games with RPG elements. Wage single and multiplayer strategy battles as you adventure across the land of Armello on your quest for the throne.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Sep 7, 2015
    100
    With so much to offer and such a great presentation, it’s hard for me not to consider Armello a must-buy for anyone with even a passing interest in digital board games or innovative RPGs. Deep gameplay and a wide variety of characters, victory conditions, and more, there’s a ton to dive into that’s all wrapped in a gorgeous package.
  2. Sep 3, 2015
    90
    If you enjoyed playing board games or card games when you were younger (or are still young), Armello will captivate you. The game is beautiful to look at, fun to play, and challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. Even if you’ve never played a game like this before, it’s enjoyable just learning to play and finally getting a satisfying victory.
  3. Dec 11, 2015
    85
    Armello is as close as we can get to a board game experience, and a great one at that. Its rules are quite deep and very well thought, providing a well-balanced mixture of luck and skill.
  4. Sep 4, 2015
    80
    Mixing a unique setting with classic strategic and board game elements, Armello is easy to recommend.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 13, 2015
    79
    Armello is unpredictable right to the last turn, making it fun to play both on your own and with friends. [Nov 2015, p.88]
  6. CD-Action
    Dec 16, 2015
    70
    An interesting and beautiful, but also slow and repetitive board game. [12/2015, p.60]
  7. Sep 10, 2015
    40
    I admire what League of Geeks has attempted because I’m their target audience. But it’s deeply frustrating to peer down through this smear of bad decisions at a design I really want to play. This should be a great fifteen-minute adventure. It has the necessary components: smart interlocking gameplay systems, snappy pacing, adorable artwork and animation, a truly imaginative setting. But it’s not a fifteen minute adventure. It’s an hour-long interface nightmare. Armello, which would be a great boardgame, is a terrible videogame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Oct 10, 2016
    10
    This game is to me what the clock is to civilization. Absolutely divine.

    Suck in your quick opinions. Anyone in the gaming industry should
    This game is to me what the clock is to civilization. Absolutely divine.

    Suck in your quick opinions. Anyone in the gaming industry should study this game. Do not approach it to critique, but to learn. The balance is perfect, and anyone who would differ is just wrong.
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  2. Feb 5, 2016
    9
    I don't really understand the hate game gets because of it's luck aspect. Yea, i would also want it to be a strategic game, i love strategies,I don't really understand the hate game gets because of it's luck aspect. Yea, i would also want it to be a strategic game, i love strategies, but it was intended to be BOARD GAME. As far as i played, most of board game are based on throwing dice, and it's mostly how you play them.
    For a game, it looks great, it sounds great, gameplay is nice. Unfortunetly there is no story.
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  3. Sep 3, 2016
    8
    Armello is a pretty fun and simple game. The art style is very well done, the music is beautiful, and there's a real, meaty amount ofArmello is a pretty fun and simple game. The art style is very well done, the music is beautiful, and there's a real, meaty amount of strategy that's blended in with the RNG system. Four victory conditions gives players plenty of wiggle room as to how they want to approach.
    Playing solo campaigns, I tend to ensure that Quick AI is turned on to help speed things up. In multiplayer sessions, you do have to wait on your opponents, but that's standard fair of any multi-player turn-based game.
    One of the things that takes this down a few notches is the lack of couch co-op. It would be really nice to play a game with my friends while they're at my house and not have to be on separate systems.
    For the price they are asking, it is well worth the purchase for those who want to enjoy something that can be played in bite-sized sessions.
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  4. Sep 3, 2015
    6
    I was hoping that this would be so much better. It's pretty flat. So much is based on luck that there really isn't much strategy to be had.I was hoping that this would be so much better. It's pretty flat. So much is based on luck that there really isn't much strategy to be had. The sound design is pretty weak and the levels are all over the place. Maybe they will improve it as time goes on. I think you are better off with something else for the time being. Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2015
    5
    The art style is gorgeous, the game itself intricate. You are CERTAINLY at the mercy of dice and deck here, which is what too many otherThe art style is gorgeous, the game itself intricate. You are CERTAINLY at the mercy of dice and deck here, which is what too many other reviewers are complaining about. Its. a. BOARD. GAME. And a hobby board game at that. I think it's amazing and worth playing. However, the lack of an in-game chat system makes this board game feel very isolating and lonely. If you wanna have fun here, bring friends and bring Skype. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2016
    4
    Another promising game based on an interesting premise, spoiled by the Ameritrash design approach, in other words, every event in the gameAnother promising game based on an interesting premise, spoiled by the Ameritrash design approach, in other words, every event in the game must involve tons of dice rolls - one dice does not suffice here, you have to roll dozens of them at once, apparently. The slick interface and nice art is marred by mandatory blur and bloom that gives the impression you are losing your eyesight to glaucoma. After a few hours of unfocused trodding on a map at the mercy of the RNG, you will shelve the game, never to return.

    Think Talisman, with better lore and graphics, blurred and bloomed to hell, with more directions to go.

    So much beautiful art, totally wasted.
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  7. Nov 19, 2016
    0
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