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There’s a timeless appeal to Greek mythology. As a child, I fell in love with its blend of capricious gods, heroic mortals, and terrifying monsters, and over the years I watched and rewatched my VHS copy of Jason and the Argonauts until the tape completely wore out.
The Oracle of Delphi, from well-known board game designer Stefan Feld (Trajan, The Castles of Burgundy), was one of our “picks of Essen” 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.
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