Small World arrived today. I haven’t cracked the shrink wrap yet though. I got in on a deal at Tanga and picked up a copy for only $27.99. It MSRP’s for $50 but at most online discounted stores it’s around $33.
Listed at 80 minutes for 2-5 players, here’s some info from BGG:
Designed by Philippe Keyaerts as a fantasy follow-up to his award-winning Vinci™, Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and even humans; who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.
Picking the right combination from the 14 different fantasy races and 20 unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires – often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory!