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Mandala Stones | Review and How to Play

Jeff shares his review of the abstract strategy game Mandala Stones

Mandala Stones (Board & Dice)Title: Mandala Stones

Publisher: Board and Dice

Designer: Filip Głowacz

Artist: Zbigniew Umgelter

Year: 2021

Genre: Light abstract strategy game

Players: Two to four players

Ages: 10+

Playtime: Around 30 to 45 minutes

Price: $40.00

I sit down to share a bit of a how to play, as well as my review of, Mandala Stones from Board & Dice. Is this lightweight, abstract strategy game perfect for gamers of all ages? Or is this too light and too abstract for people to sink their teeth into? You’ll find out!


01:37 Diving into Mandala Stones
13:08 Final thoughts and review score

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I had a good time with Mandala Stones although I will point out a couple of the gang found the game to be rather boring. Of course abstract strategy games are a unique niche. The component quality, outside the flimsy player boards, is well done and the game is very easy to jump into. I think Mandala Stones plays far better as a two player game than for the full compliment of four; at least you can try to use some sort of strategy with two players where that goes out the window with three or more. I recommend the game but also understand it is not going to be everyone's cup of tea.
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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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