Battle for the DiamondUnlocks at level 2 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Saruman (all)
Went public on 3/15/2013
Number of ratings: 303
Average rating: 3.052 / 5
31 territories, 34 bonuses, 3 distribution modes
|for 24 players|
Review by Admar on 3/25/2013.
This map is pretty unbalanced.
Whoever manages to get the Diamond Brightness bonus is almost bound to win. That 17 army bonus is very easy to defend as it only has two attackable points - both of which require to have the diamond. But the diamond is under constant pressure from every other player, so it's near impossible to defend it AND attack the steadily rising defenses (also it only grants a 10 army bonus - a lot less than Diamond Brightness). So the one who has the Diamond Brightness bonus only needs to defend long enough to be able to take the diamond itself. At this point he has a 47 army bonus and will most likely win in only two or three more turns.
It might be more fair if every (or at least the bottom) part of the Diamond Brightness bonus were attackable from the diamond itself so turtling is a lot harder.
Review by Purdy on 3/23/2013.
Map is insanely unbalanced. It's pure luck if you can hold the diamond. If you can, it's game over.
Review by Kat' on 3/25/2013.
Whoever controls the diamond wins. Diamond control is established on Round 1. Ergo, totally useless map.
Review by MainstreaM on 3/18/2013.
Once you have the center (from the first move) you can see all moves and build up your forces to gradually take everything.
Review by slivek on 8/15/2013.
its based too much on taking just one area.
Review by Brotherdan on 11/12/2014.
Estethically pleasing, no technical complaints.
Nice for lottery games.
Otherwise a very limited (in the 6p distribution at least): as soon as one conquers the central diamond, the game is over. And since the diamond is 1 step away from all starting positions, most games last 1 turn. And AI does not know how to behave. Overall little fun.
Review by Adiel 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 on 8/10/2013.
GOOD ECXEPT FOR FOG
Review by DanWL on 10/14/2013.
its good for lottery games
Review by 11th Doctor on 2/5/2015.
Review by Riptide on 5/2/2016.
You just have to love luck.
Review by Andalorium on 11/4/2016.
I liked how the Diamond was the connection between the outer territories and the inner circle but other than that it seems like a King of the Hill type of map.
Review by Teancum on 11/7/2016.
Review by Daryle on 3/24/2017.
I rated this map high as it is a very easy confidence building map for my Daughter to learn the basics of the game on. It could be made more difficult by allowing more access to the brightness spaces.
Review by ZaZa The 🐧 on 5/9/2017.
It all depends on luck. 2/5
Review by Le Count H on 10/12/2013.
Review by Glaciercold on 3/23/2014.
Review by [NL] Pendler on 8/13/2013.
Great for a short strategy play.
Review by Ryangamer on 9/23/2013.
Review by Novirtue on 6/7/2013.
Really fun map, keeping that center was tough!
Review by Andreco on 8/10/2013.
Review by hlep on 6/20/2014.
needs to be slowed down to make a good game but it is brilliant.
Review by blained056 on 9/21/2013.
Review by tayloj on 10/2/2013.
I like it :D
Review by kukeymnster on 2/15/2014.
The attack pathways weren't completely clear at first but not too bad after the first round or two.
Review by Arc Light on 12/31/2013.
Very exciting to make games with. I usually make games where I rig the diamond, and then, with the right strategy, I usually win.
Review by CuriousChickadee on 8/6/2014.
It's pretty good.
Review by Grizzle on 9/11/2014.
Interesting for a lottery game but still a very simple map.
Review by elpibe1010 on 10/28/2014.
Review by marek9876 on 11/7/2014.
Review by Mermaid on 11/9/2014.
Review by G_GR on 12/22/2014.
Review by Explorer on 5/15/2015.
fun way to make it even for all the players
Review by indiman112 on 6/28/2015.
Review by evanmoney on 4/19/2016.
Fun map, obviously very luck related. Still fun though.
Review by FakeAndRandomKing on 5/1/2016.
Lottery games are not always easy for those who did not won
Review by Maxithegreat on 7/10/2016.
I love this lottery game!
Review by SPCBro on 8/21/2013.
Review by MandinkaWarrior on 2/25/2014.