Obsession (2nd Edition)

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1 – 4 Players, 30 – 90 Minutes playing time, Ages 14 and up. Obsession scores in the 8’s on Board Game Geek and in the game renovate an estate, manage servants, and pursue romance in Victorian England. Manufacturer: Kayenta Publishing. Category: Post-Napoleonic. Game Mechanics: Card Drafting, Deck – Bag and Pool Building, Solo / Solitaire Game, Tile Placement, Worker Placement, and Worker Placement Different Worker Types.

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Obsession (2nd Edition). You are the head of a respected but troubled family estate in mid-19th century Victorian England. After several lean decades, family fortunes are looking up! Your goal is to improve your estate so as to be in better standing with the truly influential families in Derbyshire.

Obsession is a game of 16 to 20 turns in which players build a deck of Victorian gentry (British social upper class), renovate their estate by acquiring building tiles from a centralized builders’ market, and manipulate an extensive service staff of butlers, housekeepers, underbutlers, maids, valets, and footmen utilizing a novel worker placement mechanic. Successfully hosting prestigious social activities such as Fox Hunts, Music Recitals, Billiards, Political Debates, and Grand Balls increases a player’s wealth, reputation, and connections among the elite.

Each turn, players choose a building tile representing a room or outdoor space in and around their 19th century British country house. The tile chosen dictates the event that can be hosted and the guests to be invited. Players must carefully plan, however, to have the proper staff available to service the event and support guests as needed. The reward for success is new investment opportunities, permitting further renovation of the estate (acquisition of more valuable/powerful building tiles), an increase in reputation in the county, an expanding circle of influential acquaintances, and a larger and highly-trained domestic staff.

Throughout the game, a competitive courtship for the hand of the most eligible young gentleman and lady in the county presents specific renovation and reputation objectives. The player who best meets these objectives while accumulating victory points will win the hand of the wealthy love interest and the game.

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Weight 6.5 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 11.5 × 3.5 in

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  1. Jerry Vercella

    Instantly in my top ten! The components are absolutely top notch, easy to learn rules, and gameplay is very deep with a strong story and high strategy gameplay.

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  2. Jerry V.

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    An absolutely amazing game that aligns a challenging strategy to a very interesting story. Easy to learn and very challenging strategy with endless replay potential. Totally immersive gameplay and story!

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  3. Jason Hauser

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    Wow this game is incredible. I got it with both expansions, and the theme is dripping out of the box. I love the individual boxes for families as well. I do recommend you play a game or two of the base before adding in the expansions. Once you understand the game, adding in the extras is so much easier. Also, a big note, the designer has lots of YouTube videos on how to play, as well as how to integrate the expansions into the base game. HIGHLY recommended viewing. My hand written note from Eric said I’d dig this one, and the man was not wrong. Incredible game.

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  4. Dean Merrill White

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