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Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

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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: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  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. Dec 20, 2018
    8
    Cozy game for cozy gamers. Various adventure but overpriced and that GOG scandal...
  4. Sep 12, 2015
    7
    In a way - this is how a computer game of a board game should be like. It still is a board game - but the computer adds its strength in termsIn a way - this is how a computer game of a board game should be like. It still is a board game - but the computer adds its strength in terms of design and game mechanics.

    For me personally - i respect the game as it is programmed on PC. I see that it seems to be very well done. I just do not care for the actual "game". Its like getting a near perfect PC version of Monopoly where you can safely say "yes - that is how it should look and feel like on PC!" - but simply not liking Monopoly.

    A game session is nice and short (however - too long for just a very quick casual burst) - the AI ... well.... does not seem to play impartial but tends to team up against the player (at least in solo player mode)
    It does sometimes feel like the AI either has a ton of luck on rolls and encounters - or simply cheats a little.

    In terms of design - i would have liked a much much longer experience to get to know the hero one is playing - as well as the other players heroes. I have played it a few times - and caught myself simply not caring for the lore, the background in general - or whats actually going on at all. - In short - i am not immersed in the game and the game does not make an effort to immerse me.
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  5. Sep 5, 2015
    5
    Feeling a bit cheated by this game. The character artwork, the world and story videos are truly amazing and got me invested, but after a fewFeeling a bit cheated by this game. The character artwork, the world and story videos are truly amazing and got me invested, but after a few hours trying to get deep into this gameplay, the fun just isn't there. You spend ages waiting around for other players to do their thing - which is fine if there's real strategies to plan - but when stuff does finally happen the outcome seems all too random and incoherent. Disappointed in what could have been a very compelling game. The music is great though. Expand
  6. Sep 4, 2015
    4
    Liked the concept and art but:

    Waaaay to much luck AI always try to hinder me and not the AI that are close to winning To slow watching
    Liked the concept and art but:

    Waaaay to much luck
    AI always try to hinder me and not the AI that are close to winning
    To slow watching AI turns.

    Interesting to see *the thing that never happens* that professionals dont have any critics about what the game even though everyone else have the luck as a issue for example.
    Plz stop taking gifts and start to be proffesionals.
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  7. Nov 19, 2016
    0
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