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Andrei Novac
Belgium
Brussels
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10
Oct 2011
Being the designer, I might be biased when I say it a very interesting game. A combination between Euro and war, lots of decisions, negotiations and many ways to victory.
2012-01-15
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Vlad Sladariu
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10
Nov 2011
The best thing about Warriors and Traders is that you have very different ways to get the victory points needed to win: the aggresive player can fight, the economical player can trade and the defensive player can build fortresses. Also, compared to other strategy games, the rules are a bit simpler and the playtime is lower, so I can play Warriors & Traders with friends that would not typically play strategy games.

There is a high amount of player interaction and games can be very different depending on players specialisations (one game with 2-3 traders plays completly different compared to a game with only one trader and 2-3 military).

Each country is different because of position, neighbours and resources available and different strategies are better for each country - so a player that enjoys the game can have many different challenges in trying to win at least once with each country.
2011-11-28
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Heavy Fives
Romania
Bucharest
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10
Nov 2011
There are a couple of things that I really like about
Warriors&Traders and would like to share them.

The game requires patience, concentration and attention all the time.

The artwork is beautiful and not only the box, but everything else: map, tokens and cards. It is different from the other games I played which had a nice outside, but nothing special inside.

It tries to recreate a bit the reality of the European Middle Age during which food was scarce, maintaining a large army difficult if not impossible and moving large armies from one place to another a real nightmare caused by the low quality of the roads.

Another thing that I like it the combination between trade, diplomacy and military power. Depending on your personality and/or strategy one can be more important, but you still need the others as well.

Finally I really appreciate the differences between single player mode and team mode. You win together so you should have a common strategy.
2011-11-22
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Sorin Batilinet
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10
Nov 2011
I just love the graphics both cover and map. It feel like a piece of art.

Gameplay: already played several times and believe the trading strategy is what I like most.
2011-11-08
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Alexandru Aleman
Netherlands
Rotterdam
Zuid Holland
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10
Dec 2011
Love the game, love how chance has nothing to say and you can change your strategy completely from one game to the other. Recently own it. If you wanna play in or around Rotterdam, let me know!
2012-01-10
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Dwarf Bashful the 6th
Poland
Warsaw
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10
Nov 2011
One of the greatest graphics I have ever seen and at the same time very playable, what is usually not happening in this kind of games. I have played more than 6 times now, yesterday we managed to play twice (once per map) with 4 people. What I like the most in Warriors & Traders is the ability of discussing and 'convincing' each other why you should or should not attack someone, or why you 'should' trade with me using better exchange rate. Even though English is not my mother tongue I did not have any problems. What I like the most are Info Cards. My favorite one so far is Turn Structure card which is helpful in speeding up the game and better follow up on the specific phases. It took me a while to remember all the abilities on different levels, but again - cards are helpful to not get totally lost with this. As many times I played I managed to win only once, but no harm. None of the games I have played so far gave me so many options to plan and rethink my moves (besides chess of course) and try so many new strategies and still - have fun.
2011-11-18
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Flavio 'Billy the Kid'
Italy
Ancona
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Jan 2012
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Daniel Bozgan
Romania
Bucharest
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Mar 2012
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Kanyó Krisztián
Hungary
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10
Jan 2013
Tényleg 6 fővel az igazi. A játékosok számával a játék élvezhetősége is nő. Komoly stratégiai játék semmi szerencse faktorral.
2013-01-20
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Santo Santo
Italy
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9.5
Nov 2011
I wanted it in Essen, I chose Eclipse over it. My friend and I ordered it online then, ended up paying more than in Essen...

The game playes very well in 3 players or more, I am still impressed there is no luck, I like it almost as much as Eclipse.

Rating after 6 plays, I though of 9/10 but for the graphics and rules, i gave it ... well, not 10, it's not perfect or as good as Eclipse.

If it's the first game as I see, keep up the good work! And lower the price and find an Italian distributor!

Un gioco bellissimo ( I should put copyright on this)
2011-11-19
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Ben van den Liden
Belgium
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Oct 2011
This is my first appearance on BGG, convinced by the guys from Warriors and Traders after buying the game... honestly don't know how I could have missed it so far...

I played twice this game, I gotta say it's quite a piece of art. In 3 it is ok, not the best (yeah, my girl who won would not agree). In 4 thou it rocks.

A bit slow to learn in the beginning - high complexity, but with some struggle it was ok. I won my second game. Played trader and did not get attacked by anyone, so my life was easy I would say. It was a bit strange to feel the feed first-get stuff later idea, also the stands are tigght. Did not affect the play signif.

Wanna go to some club and play with some real gamers, anyone around has an invitation in Brussels?

I would say that it reminds me of the old FFG release, Twilight Empire

Anyway, i'm planing to come back here with more info
2011-10-26
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Piotr Kowalowski
Poland
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9
Nov 2011
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Stefano Carluccio
Italy
Bologna
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9
Sep 2012
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Mircea B
Romania
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9
Feb 2012
Uite frate,a aparut un joc Romanesc! L-am jucat in Bucuresti, da' cred ca ma dau asti aafara daca zic unde, asa ca nu zic, da' e prin centru...se bea ceai . Pacat ca e cam scump, da' arata frate
2012-01-15
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Volefan
Japan
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Apr 2012
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Aug 2012
2-6 Best6 120min
2014-05-14
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Paul Schulzetenberg
United States
Los Angeles
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9
Feb 2014
Great game. A wonderful combination of no luck and high confrontation. This is one of those rare games that blends ameritrash dudes on a map with euro production maximization for a perfect blend, reminiscent of Mare Nostrum and Shogun. What's more, the theme comes out quite strongly, both through the beautifully evocative map and through the mechanics of maintaining a dark age kingdom. Very, very impressive.

Make sure you play with the updated official rules that strengthen the trader and warrior paths and alter the barbarian retreat rules. They make the game much better balanced and take it to the next level.
2014-02-18
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Michael Stubenrauch
Germany
Schweinfurt
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Nov 2012
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BarbaraP&AleSR BarbaraP&AleSR
Italy
Turin
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Nov 2012
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Dimitris
Greece
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Dec 2012
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Todd B
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Aug 2013
I was a little worried at first. There wasn't a lot of info on the box but it was big and gorgeous. Everything was good quality and pieces were double sided so no necessity to flip them over which is good because there is a LOT of pieces. The game turned out to be easier than expected and a lot of fun but you can tell there is a lot of strategy involved. Look forward to playing some more. A little foggy on some of the rules but overall, very well done.
2013-08-26
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Castaras Nerreloth
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Jan 2015
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Joanna Griebel
United States
Los Angeles
CA
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8.75
Jan 2014
Under-rated game. No luck, pure strategy, set in dark ages. Tech tree is great.

rr/jg
2014-09-04
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Osama El Agha
Germany
Köln
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8.5
Oct 2011
Very nice Game with nice Theme, plays very well with 4 Players. Rating after 2 Plays.
2011-10-22
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Michael Blödgen
Germany
Kiel
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8.5
Nov 2011
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