Niagara board game versus Incan Gold is one of the most interesteding head to head comparisions that i have done. They have incredible similarities, they are just set on different stages. There is a little more to Niagara, but you pay more for it as well.
Here is my break down of these two Board Games.
The other debate between niagara and incan gold is an interesting one. Incan gold received a geek rating of 6.64 and Niagara received a rating of 6.63. Incan Gold has a slightly larger following, but it is not significant. In both games you are working to collect jewels. Niagara has fewer jewels in the game, i believe the first person who collects 5 wins. In incan gold you are collecting and placing jewels every turn and the winning player usually has about 35-50 jewels at the end of the game. The playing time is quite different. Incan gold is a 15-20 minute game and Niagara is a 45 minute game. Niagara appears to be a little more strategy based and a little more involved while incan gold is mostly chance and risk tolerance. In incan gold a game goes very quickly and is quite suspensful and frustrating at times. As far as board display goes they are very different. Incan Gold is entirely a card game that uses a bag ful of jewels that you place on the card and in front of each player. Niagara actually has a game board and a stronger table presence. The biggest difference in these games is the price point. Incan gold is a $30 retail game that i can get for 20. Niagara is a $50 game that is going to be around 35. I have played incan gold and really get a kick out of it. Niagara looks like a lot of fun, but i have no exprience playing it.