BoardgameGeek rating: 5.64 of 10.00
See ratings (29) and comments (7) (at 04 / March / 2004)
Bambus, who made me suffer the indignities of Arabana-Ikibiti last year, had a rather better game on display. Nanuuk! (DM35) is a compact little game, with
abstract overtones, about Eskimoes (or should I say Inuit?) hunting on ice floes...
It has a nice structure, a neatly constricted field of play and a nicely entropic end game. I thought it
surprisingly good, likely to appeal rather more to the abstract experts, with some very clever ideas and excellent theme-to-system linkage. Did I just say that?"
(Mike Siggins: Essen '98 Article http://www.gamecabinet.com/news/Essen98Siggins.html)
" "Nanuuk!" is a very interesting tactic game without any element of luck.
The players will have to think carefully where to move next and whether the will be able to
hunt all the animals they want. Itīs very important to keep a close eye on all the other players in order to prevent being catched on a portion of Ice from where there
is no way back to the Iglu.
The game is handmade and comes with beautiful graphics, so that the playing pieces and the gameboard are looking quite fitting. It also
has a short to medium duration, so that it doesnīt require a whole evening to play.
With "Nanuuk!" the small publisher Bambus Spieleverlag succeeded to bring quite
a gem to the strategical gaming scene."
(Frank Schulte-Kulkmann, see complete review at Kulkmann's G@mebox
"...this is a game much more akin to a good abstract in play, if not in flavor. There is no luck whasoever, only the actions of the other players to deal with. This game should particularly
appeal to long-range planners with the ability to look ahead and foresee the eventual consequences of player actions. For example, it can be quite interesting to try to isolate a competitor from the good hunting grounds, but it's a dicey proposition as the player who tries this may end up being hoist on his own petard. In any case, it's just one example of the many interesting decisions. The large and fun-looking wooden pieces are just icing on the cake. "
(Rick Heli, see complete review at boardgamegeek.com )