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Mateusz Pitulski
Poland
Toruń
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Nov 2014
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Daniel Kearns
United States
Bloomington
Indiana
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O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.
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10
Dec 2011
Yep. Really really good. And difficult too. I think I've gotten worse each time I've played. UPGRADE. Just plain great. My dad said after his one game: "Okay, next time we're in Indiana we have to play this game again because it really is fascinating." My dad!!?! UPDATE. Fan-freakin-tastic. Sooo, when's the expansion due again? UPDATE: Still great, figuring out how to manipulate your position is so interesting.
2013-01-04
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Jeremy Van Maanen
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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Sep 2014
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Martin Ralya
United States
R'lyeh
Utah
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The Forgotten Bananas
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10
Oct 2014
This is an excellent game, cleverly tuned and nicely variable, with short turns that are enjoyable to plan without triggering AP. It's got a puzzle quality to it, in a good way, and it lasts exactly as long as it should. It feels very polished, and it's relatively easy to teach (even to non-gamers).

I love the way it combines 3/10 random victory conditions, 4/8 random special abilities, 4/LOTS of terrain placements, and random card draws into a whole that doesn't feel random, isn't purely tactical (you need to start with a strategy, but adapt it), and which feels satisfying without being too heavy. I've never played anything quite like it.

Although it's not a game where I feel connected to the theme, without the theme it wouldn't be nearly as fun -- despite being quite abstract. It plays differently with two (more wide-open, and you can often accomplish more of your original plan) than with 3+, but it's fun with all player numbers I've tried it with.

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October 2014: Bumped up from a 9 to a 10. This is one of my all-time favorite games, delivering a consistently fun, engaging experience at every player count and with new as well as more experienced gamers.
2014-10-06
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Goran Niksic
Serbia
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Sep 2013
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Vince Lupo
United States
ALEXANDRIA
Virginia
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Jan 2012
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Joel Weeks
United States
Roswell
Georgia
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Feb 2012
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Kris Wolff
United States
poulsbo
Washington
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10
Jul 2012
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L G
Portugal
Coimbra
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Jan 2014
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Ketty
Chile
Santiago
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10
Jan 2012
[ESP] sinceramente no estaba segura de que esperar de este juego. Tenía mucho buzz pero su nota cuando lo compré era inferior a 7. Por otro lado ya tenía juegos similares.
Fue una grata sorpresa. Kingdom builder es un juego muy sencillo de aprender en el cual cada partida es diferente gracias a sus múltiples tableros y métodos de puntuación. Si te gustan los juegos de control de area entonces te lo recomiendo 100%

5 jugadores - jugamos en un tablero de 2x3. El juego fue tan bueno como con 4 jugadores. Eso si todos jugaban bastante rápido (con jugadores lentos se dee hacer eterno...)

Actualización: Mientras más lo juego, más me gusta :o)
2012-01-20
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Will M. Baker
United States
Alameda
California
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Mar 2015
Components: Simple wooden settlements. Gorgeous board, with a few little extraneous details on the hexes to give them personality. I like the pasted on fantasy theme, but would enjoy it more if the settlements were something a bit more mobile, like horses; it just doesn't make sense to have them flying all over the place.

Experience: First, it's fun. It's a challenge to reach the various superpowered locations, to meet the victory conditions, and to allow for maximum maneuverability. It's best to not be adjacent to a particular terrain type, but failing that, it's best to be adjacent to as many of that type as possible, to create the most options.

Second, it's fast. Games have been coming in at an hour each so far. We're partly slowed down by having to help each other recognize and adhere to the adjacency rule, which for some reason is really tough to wrap our brains around.

Third, it's highly modular. The intersection of different map configurations, different location powers, and different victory conditions help to keep this game interesting. We can play several games back-to-back, and each has a distinctive feel to it, with unique struggles. I love the opening of games like this (e.g., Settlers of Catan, Thunderstone) where I survey the land, trying to recognize the various vulnerabilities to be exploited.

There are a few combinations of victory conditions that really complement each other (Knights + Citizens), and some that don't (Citizens + Hermit), so part of the strategy is identifying how the objectives overlay on the board, and which locations will be of most use. The location tiles are mostly balanced, except for the boats. Boats are incredibly useful, regardless of the victory condition, and there are half as many of them as there are other location tiles. In a recent game, I was able to use my first two turns to encircle the boats location, locking out all the other players, which gave me a huge advantage; and their card draws prevented them from stopping me.

Luck of the draw can be damning, but the game is so much fun! Games tend to be very close, which might mean it's just a matter of luck.

Susceptible to analysis paralysis.

First Played: 2011-11-22
Last Played: 2015-01-17
Plays (17):
2 players: 2
3 players: 6
4 players: 9
2015-01-17
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Torsten Tschirner
Germany
Nürnberg
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10
May 2013
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Inga Alaveer
Estonia
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10
Mar 2012
I just love that game. Who says it has no choices and it's too random? There are lots of choices and you have to think very clearly where to build and what's gonna happen. Yes, the game has random elements, but which game hasn't. For my opinion it only makes those choices harder. Very good game.
2012-04-12
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Norbert Pütz
Germany
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Dec 2012
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Gaetan Perrin
France
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Jul 2012
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P. oeppel
Germany
Duisburg
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10
Jan 2013
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Trevor Kebabz
United Kingdom
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10
Oct 2011
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Angelo Nikolaou
Ireland
Dublin
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Oct 2011
I love spatial management, pattern recognition and logical games, as can be seen from my other 10s. This one is exactly perfect for my taste and I fell in love with it from the first play!

The great variety makes each game unique, and every move an interesting riddle. Its gameplay is amazingly deep, allowing for sophisticated actions and builds with rules easy enough for non-gamers.

Its duration, easy scaling, pretty components and replayability mark this as a 10 for me

2011-10-31
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John Bandettini
United Kingdom
London
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10
Oct 2011
My favourite game since my first play of it. It was love at first sight. Should be the number 1 rated game on the geek, but unfortunately some people just don't get it, thinking it is a luckfest that would be much better if you drew more cards. Oh dear, oh dear I think you totally missed the point.
2015-01-07
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Daniel Halasz
Hungary
Szada
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10
May 2013
Az első játék tetszett. Jó játék, de talán nem kiemelkedő. Tetszik a várhatóan nagyfokú változatosság, és így újrajátszhatóság. Tetszik, hogy aránylag gyors, és egyszerűek a szabályok. Szép is a játék nagyon. Nem tetszik, hogy menet közben fogalmunk sincs, hogy ki hogy áll, kivel is kell éppen versenyezni, kinek kéne esetleg kicsit keresztbetenni. Nomeg nem tetszik az ára sem.

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Kétszemélyesen is nagyon jó, szerintem jobb is, mint 4-esben. 7->8
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Az 50. játékhoz közeledve, se unalmas még, így kiérdemelte a 10-est.
2013-05-09
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michal mariak
Poland
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10
Aug 2013
Great fast game for 2-4 players. Random boards and kingdom cards make every game unique.
2013-06-12
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Teddy Winand
United States
Lincoln Park
New Jersey
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10
Feb 2012
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Chad Adams
United States
Windermere
Florida
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10
Nov 2011
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Matthew Lock
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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10
Jan 2013
+ Nomads + Crossroads expansions.
I love the gameplay and components, my friends are excited about it, awesome game.
2014-01-21
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Jim Rogenski
United States
Marietta
Ohio
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Apr 2012
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