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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Ythri (1975)

The Ythri (1975)

Ratings

5.55556 out of 10 with 9 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
War Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

An early zip-lock bagged sci-fi wargame from Metagaming. It is based upon Poul Anderson's novel The People of the Wind. It simulates the Terran Empire's invasion of the planet Avalon.

It features a separate space combat map and a planetary ground combat map, plus a few rules for interactions between the two.

  • Designer: Howard Thompson
  • Artist: Winchell Chung
  • Publisher: Metagaming
  • Year Published: 1975
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 12
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Subdomain: Wargames
  • Category: Novel-based, Science Fiction, Wargame
  • Mechanic: Hex-and-Counter
  • Alternate Names: The Ythri

Reviews

6 out of 10
By
Old school sci fi game that combines space combat and planetary invasion. Worth investigating if it catches your interest.

6 out of 10
By
A fun enough game on a certainly unusual subject matter. Never seen anything else quite like it; probably underrated historically.

6 out of 10
By
Not rewarding enough for this (moderate) complexity

By
Ebay 05/07 $21.77 ( $16.75 P&P) Used. Complete?

By
Will sell/trade locally

By
Metagaming geek must have it for collection. MEDIUM priority.

6 out of 10
By
Interesting game but I couldn't help adding a significant amount of house rules. Played as part of my Metagaming marathon. Session report added.

By
Based on the Poul Anderson story, "People of the Wind". A game of planetary invasion. I've wanted to try this one but never got a chance.

By
Own but haven't played yet.

By
Saw this advertised in a Metagaming catalog I got in my first AH game. Had to have it (and it only took 27 years to get a copy! ;^).

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Based on "The People of the Wind" by Poul Anderson Science Fiction > Planetary Invasions

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Metagaming.
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