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PJ Saad
United States
Foster City
California
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9
Aug 2003*
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James Atlas
United States
Newark
Delaware
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9
Dec 2004*
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Michael Grantham
United States
San Francisco
California
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8
Nov 2003*
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D H
United States
Boston
Massachusetts
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8
Dec 2004*
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Jim Hurley
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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8
Jan 2004*
light fun game, easy to learn, fun to play!
2004-01-05*
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Brad Engels
United States
Carmel
Indiana
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8
May 2008*
This is a joy to play...I enjoy cut throat, tense games. This game delivers.
2008-05-28*
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John Michael
United States
Shreveport
Louisiana
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8
Jul 2012
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Andrew Drummond
Canada
Burlington
Ontario
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8
Aug 2014
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Yours Truly,
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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7.5
Feb 2012
A tad chaotic (yet still recommended) at 4, I think sweet spot will be 3 players for this one.
2012-02-06
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Cliff Fuller
United States
Brooklyn
NY
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7
Oct 2004*
Like most Knizia games, it's pretty abstract, but the theme in this one seems stronger/more relevant, making the gameplay a bit more hot-blooded than much of Knizia's output.

Or maybe I'm subjective because I like fantasy-themed games.

Simple set-up and mechanics, with each of the 12 creature cards having a distinct special power that breaks the rules in fun (and combo-riffic) ways. Tense in that you only play one card a turn (normally) when you often want to either do much more, or play nothing at all.

Placing visible and secret bets also makes it interesting and upps the "hose your opponent" quotient. We haven't really done any suggested dealmaking in our plays (3 players), but with more players this makes it even more chaotic (a la Illuminati). Scales well for 2 to 6, and for casual/more-"gamer" gamers.
2012-02-29
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Simon Johnston
United Kingdom
Isle of Wight
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7
Nov 2008*
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matt brom
United States
grimes
Iowa
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7
Jun 2007*
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United States
Nebraska
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Da red wunz go fasta!
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7
Aug 2008*
I have only played the Colossal Arena version, but have found it to be an excellent game. I like the secret bidding aspect. The end game rules seem like they were better in the original edition. It almost always ends on exhausting the deck if you have 4 or 5 players otherwise and ends too soon. Better to play with the original rules.
2008-01-09*
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Rich The Knight
Canada
GTA
Ontario
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7
Feb 2008*
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Drew Pascoal
United States
Sacramento
California
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7
Sep 2010
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Miguel Dom
United States
Seattle
WA
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7
Apr 2012
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Brad Reider
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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7
Mar 2014
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Scott Almes
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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6.5
May 2010
Respectable game. Actually a lot of fun, but I didn't feel like it needed a permanent place in my collection. I hope it's new home treats it better. Basically replaced by Winner's Circle because it works better with more people, and the theme is more approachable to non-gamers.
2011-03-29
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Daniel McCollum
United States
Augusta
Georgia
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6.25
Jul 2009*
A lot of fun, but can be harmed by "jump on the leader."
2009-05-26
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Johnny
Canada
Laval
Quebec
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6
Jun 2011
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Oliver Yang
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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5.5
Feb 2011
not very intuitive
2011-02-27
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United States
St. Petersburg
Florida
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Paul Stephanouk
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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Alfredo Battaglia
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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Robert Russell
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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Michael Harder
Denmark
Copenhagen
Unspecified
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Eric Rigdon
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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Randy Shipp
United States
Irving
Texas
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Michael Perkins
United States
Austin
Texas
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Jason Foodgeek
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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Eileen Duffy
United States
Boonton
New Jersey
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Robert Wolff
United States
Alta Loma
California
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Sef V
United States
chicago
Illinois
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Morgan Storey
Australia
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Unspecified
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Ajay Vishwanathan
United States
Tucker
Georgia
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Ryan Lee
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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colossal arena please
2005-03-14*
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Jessie Lee
United States
Hamilton
Ohio
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Golden Lotus
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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dave klokner
United States
Slidell
Louisiana
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Tim Deagan
United States
Austin
Texas
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william bate
United States
Garland
Texas
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Dave Johnson
United States
San Francisco
California
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Joltin' Joe
United States
California
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Jan Van Hoef
Belgium
Leke
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Robert Shannon
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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Mike Giro
United States
Roseville
California
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L Hastings
United States
Atlanta
GA
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Steven Bergsieker
United States
Princeton
New Jersey
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Rick O\'Sound
United States
Massachusetts
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Brien Borchardt
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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