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From Shadows over Camelot to Ticket to Ride to Mystery of the Abbey (complete with tiny tin bell), Days of Wonder has put out some richly thematic games often set long ago or far away. Its last title, Five Tribes, was a turn toward more puzzle-y games, but even it was set in the world of the Arabian Nights.
So new title Quadropolis, from French designer François Gandon, is something of an anomaly: a puzzle-style city builder set in contemporary Eurmerica. Can Days of Wonder keep its streak of hits alive?