Board Game Quest takes a look at Tash-Kalar from Z-Man Games and gives you their thoughts on the subject.
From the review:
Sometimes I wonder how well the game of Chess would be received if it debuted today instead of 1000’s of years ago. Chess is probably the most well known and most played of any abstract strategy game. Yet I have a feeling that many gamers wouldn’t flock to it if it came out today. Regardless, I feel like abstract strategy games can sometimes polarize their gaming audience. Some people love them, others hate them. Veteran game designer Vlaada Chvátil (Galaxy Truckers, Mage Knight, Dungeon Lords) has finally put his mark on the abstract strategy genre with his newest title, Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends. Was this a successful endeavor for Mr. Chvátil, or should he have stuck with his usually brand of euro games? Read on to find out!
Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends is an abstract strategy game for 2-4 players that plays in about 45-60 minutes. Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends plays best with 2 players.