The Castles of Tuscany vs The Castles of Burgundy | Dissecting what a Follow-up Board Game is
The Castles of Burgundy is a beloved game, some would even say a classic. It ranks high on BoardGameGeek’s Top 100 games and it is one of my personal all-time favourites.
The Castles of Tuscany is a direct follow-up and that places a lot of pressure and expectations on it. But more than that, it leads to discussion about what a follow-up or sequel board game is or should be. If a game is already a classic, how do you revisit it? What is the goal? Surely it can’t be to make a better game, that would be entirely unrealistic, unfair and kind of unnecessary given the high regard of the original.
So does that mean a game like The Castles of Tuscany is unnecessary or irrelevant? Hardly. In our newest video, I compare these two games and dig into the topic as a whole. Give it a watch below and let us know in the comments what your thoughts are!