I cannot remember if it was Bob Cordery or Chris Kemp who recently alerted me via their blog to the board game Santorini. Anyway, I ordered a copy forthwith.
Forget the game. In the box there are component to make buildings:
- 22 ground floor/level 1 square pieces;
- 18 first floor/level 2 square pieces, which can also be stacked together to make higher structures or sit on the ground as houses in their own right;
- 14 second floor/level 3 octagonal colonnades with a square base;
- 18 hemispherical cupolas.
That’s enough for a decent sized town, and for less than 25 quid!
All the sections are hollow and the first two will take a 2cm x 2cm base of 6mm figures inside or on the roof.
In the photo’ below are the four components and one full building. A 6mm Irregular Miniatures unpainted insurgent is added for scale. Incidentally, each face of the first two levels is different, to add some variety to the street.
A lick of paint and these will do nicely, thank you.