Ottoman Sunset 2nd Edition

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Darin Leviloff's solitaire States of SiegeTM epic on the decline and fall of The Ottoman Empire during WW1.

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When war in Europe broke out in 1914, the Ottoman Empire, pursuant to super-secret protocols, agreed to provide shelter to the fleeing German Battleship, Goeben, which was renamed Yavuz. After Britain refused to deliver newly ordered Turkish battleships, the Turko-German fleet bombarded Russian forts, signaling the Ottoman Empire's entrance into World War One.

Ottoman Sunset 2nd edition, by designer Darin Leviloff, is a stand-alone solitaire States of SiegeTM game on World War 1 in the Near East from 1914-1918. The player controls the Young Turks (CUP or Committee of Union and Progress) as they try to keep the Ottoman Empire alive amidst the struggles of the Great War.

Despite victories at Kut and Gallipoli, by October 1918, the Turks had about all they could take and surrendered. Can you lead the Ottomans in the Great War and achieve victory where your historical counterparts failed?

What's In The Box?:


•   One 24-page, full-color Rules booklet
•   One 11" x 17" cardstock game map
•   50 cards
•   57 thick, two-sided, multi-shaped game pieces
•   One six-sided die
•   One 11" x 17" mounted, jigsaw-cut game map
•   One bright red, 9 1/4" x 5 7/8" Standard cardboard VPG game box
•   One beautiful box cover sleeve
•   One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•   One charcoal desiccant packet

Credits:


Game Design: Darin A. Leviloff
Development: Josh Neiman
Documentation: Alan Emrich
Map Art: Tim Allen
Cover Art: Vinh Ha
Graphic Design: Barry Pike III
Playtesting: Geert van der Burgt, Steve Carey, Terry Coleman, Tom Decker, Dave Ells, Mark Giordano, Hans von Stockhausen
Proofreading: Simon King, Leigh Toms, Ian Wakeham, Karen Wolterman

Game Data

Number of Players Solitaire
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 30 minutes
Difficulty 3
Solitaire Suitability 9
Designer Darin Leviloff
Developer Josh Neiman

Reviews

Ottoman Sunset 2nd Edition by Alexander (The Player's Aid)
This is a really fun game. I enjoyed the theme a lot, because it was a great learning experience for me. ... This is just a theatre of the war that I didn’t know very much about and having played this game I learned a lot about not only what went on internally within the Ottoman Empire, but also about how European policies and the war effort affected Ottomans.

All of the SoS series are quick and dirty, they’re almost over before you know it, but this one was both extremely challenging, as well as a fascinating topic to play with. For the price point you can’t beat this game at this level. I’d highly recommend it.
Ottoman Sunset 2nd Edition by Roger Morley (The War Room Diary)
The artwork is really nice, the counters and mounted board are good thick quality, the cards are well printed and a good thickness, and the rules are well laid out and very easy to follow.
In fact, I picked this game up and played it as I read the rules, and played my first game in about an hour. My second game (and my best yet) took about 90 minutes, so it is quite a fast-paced, quick to play game.

Overall, this is a well thought-out, quality game that I really enjoyed, and there is no doubt it will come out and be played regularly. (10/10)
One of Victory Point’s Best Solo Boardgames by Tom Chick (Quarter to Three)
In Ottoman Sunset, three sets of cards are thematically linked to the title. ... Each set of cards has a single transitional card that instructs you to shuffle the next set into the draw pile. This leads to a compelling web of tangled historical what-ifs that make each game feel different. (4/5)