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Name Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King (2015)
Complexity 2.25
BGG Rank 227
Player Count 2 - 5
Mechanism(s) Auction/Bidding, Catch the Leader, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Turn Order: Progressive

Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with soft sand beaches, gently sloping hills, and impressive mountains. The landscape of Isle of Skye is breathtaking and fascinates everyone.

In the tile-laying game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, 2–5 players are chieftains of famous clans and want to build their kingdoms to score as many points as possible—but in each game only four of the sixteen scoring tiles will be scored.

Thanks to the scoring tiles, each game is different and leads to different tactics and strategies, but having enough money is useful no matter what else is going on. Managing that money can be tricky, though. Each turn, each player places two area tiles in front of them and sets the selling price for the tiles. Setting a high price is great, but only so long as someone actually pays the price because if no one opts to buy, then the seller must buy the tiles at the price they previously requested.

In the end, the player with the best kingdom—and not the richest player—becomes the sovereign of the island.

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The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 79 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 59 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
Board Game Squad 2019 47 Top 100 Board Games of All Time: Analyzing Your Favorite Reviewers’ Top Games Lists
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 60 Top 100 2019