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Jim Dietz
United States
Sigel
Illinois
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9
Jul 2004*
I'm biased, but I loved playing this in prototype and now in its final form. If you don't like card games, probably not the game for you.
2004-07-21*
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William (Andy) Anderson
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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9
Jun 2005*
Very fun partnership game that must be played with 4 players. The rules that come with the game leave a lot to be desired. Due to that it took many readings and a complete read of everything on the Geek web page for this game to figure it out. Worth it and our group now plays it quite a bit.
2005-06-03*
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Karl Wilde
United Kingdom
Blackpool
Unspecified
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9
Jul 2005*
Fantastic - very clever. Rules could be a lot better though. Fancy a challenge anyone, in the UK. Team Lesbos have played 100's of games and we've only lost twice!
2005-07-06*
Owned
Mitch Willis
United States
Kathleen
Georgia
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9
Mar 2006*
Nice, quirky trick-taking card game. I'm a sucker for the Civil War theme but I like the unique gameplay, especially contending for three tricks at the same time.
2006-03-08*
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Chris Comeaux
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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9
Jan 2007*
Taking 3 tricks at time - brilliant!
2007-01-10*
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Mik Svellov
Denmark
Copenhagen N
EU
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9
Mar 2009*
A perfect match of unusual trick-taking card game and simple wargame. It's great!
2009-03-06
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Lee Fisher
United States
Downingtown
Pennsylvania
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8.5
Sep 2004*
Takes some getting used to, but is fascinating once you start playing. Very different trick taking game.
2004-09-24*
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Gerry Standerline
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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8
Jun 2004*
Didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. It is basically whist but playing 3 tricks at once and the ACW theme and extras make for a great game that doesn't feel like 'just whist'.
2004-06-08*
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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8
Jun 2004*
As a playtester of numerous versions of this game, I am MAJORLY happy to finally see it in print. A terrific partnership game!
2004-06-21*
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8
Mar 2007*
A very good and innovative trick-taking game.
2007-03-04*
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Raymond Gallardo
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8
Apr 2011
I've only tried the basic game.

A trick taking game with these features:

* Three tricks at a time are played to simultaneously (each player chooses which one of the three tricks he or she wants to play to)

* You can control which player plays next

* Each of the three tricks must be lead with different suits; the fourth suit becomes trump

This has many interesting consequences:

* Because you can control which player plays next, you can control who will get to determine the trump suit

* If you cannot follow suit, you play your card face down. However, that face down card can become trump!

This game causes a lot of confusion among new players. Surprisingly, players learn basic tactics quickly despite the bizarre rules (and the somewhat badly organized rulebook).

The only "flaw" with this game is that it plays with only four players, which limits playability.
2011-04-11
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Craig Berg
United States
Munroe Falls
Ohio
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8
Aug 2004*
While the rules seem a bit complex, one playing and the gameplay is quite intuitive. This is a current favorite with our lunchtime group.
2004-08-28*
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Scott Woodard
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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8
Aug 2004*
A very unique trick-taking card game.
2004-08-29*
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Brad Johnson
United States
Crystal Lake
Illinois
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8
Sep 2004*
Very interesting and unique trick-tacking game, although completely detached from the theme. We wished there were text on the cards explaining some of the pictures.
2004-09-08*
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Bobby Warren
United States
Glendale
Arizona
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8
Oct 2004*
You play three tricks at a time. A solid, and fun trick-taking game for four.
2004-10-11*
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Duncan Gibson
Lesotho
Maseru
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Will play any game... especially for wine or espresso.
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8
Dec 2004*
Thin theme and it took longer to teach using the rules that to just play a few hands. A fun & thoughtful trick-taking filler.
2004-12-12*
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For Trade
David Kuznick
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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8
Jan 2005*
Truly unique trick-taking partnerhsip game. Luck is a factor like in all games of this sort, but there are a lot of opportunities for skillful play.
2005-01-16*
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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8
Feb 2005*
The most unique trick taking game I've seen for exactly 4 players. Plus, I love the ACW theme though the game could work with any theme.
2005-02-15*
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Michael Barnes
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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8
Feb 2007*
A terrific game. Considerably more complex than most trick taking games due to playing three consecutive tricks but the added complexity translates to a richer, more rewarding game. Plays a little long, but never boring. Wish I could interest more folks in it!
2007-02-18*
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Remo Rehder
Norway
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8
Sep 2007*
See www.brettspillguiden.no
(Norwegian only. Sorry!)
2007-09-06*
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Alessandro Benvenuti
Italy
Marino
Rome
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8
Jun 2005*
Interesting mechanism.
2005-06-21*
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Ed Rozmiarek
United States
Liberty Hill
Texas
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8
Aug 2005*
One of the better partnership trick taking games with some nice, unique mechanisms.
2005-08-19*
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Charles A. Davis
United States
Greeneville
TN
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8
Sep 2005*
Very interesting twist on trick taking. The card playing world should like this game.
2005-09-10*
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David Tracy
United States
San Francisco
CA
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8
Nov 2005*
No partner trick-taking card game better exemplifies the strategies and horrors of the American Civil War, I think. This is a really interesting game where you have to play suit to certain positions on the battlefield. Playing with partners is the way to go with this one I think. Nice photos from the Civil War on the cards. If I had any complaint it would be I wish there was some captions on the photographs as to who this general was, or what battlefield am I playing on. Fun game and very unique.
2005-11-03*
Owned
Matthew Gray
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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8
Nov 2005*
Very good trick taking game. In fact, one of the best new ones I've played in a while. The twist in this one is that you play three tricks ("left", "center" and "right") at a time. If you play a card to your "left" trick, your left hand opponent must play the next card. It's a little complicated to wrap a strategy around at first, but it's a lot of fun and very interesting. Clever.
2005-11-18*
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