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fiorenzo sartore
Italy
torino
italy
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9.5
Jan 2013
absolutely amazing !!!
2013-01-22
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Clyde W
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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Red Team
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Merlin
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9
Dec 2012
This is absolutely, bang for the buck, one of the best, fastest-playing negotiation games. Love it.
2012-12-17
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Antti Y
Finland
Jyväskylä
Keski-Suomi
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9
May 2014
Fun, fun, fun! At least I'm willing to say so if you pay me enough.
2014-05-27
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Jade van de Luitgaarden
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9
Oct 2012
Love this game. The rules are simple and easy to teach, but it is very exciting and suspenseful. Played and bought it at the Essen booth.
2012-10-22
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Mark Zoghby
United States
Lilburn
Georgia
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9
Nov 2012
I really enjoyed my play of Article 27. Lots of interaction and fun. Easy to learn and very enjoyable to play.

I was also very impressed with the production quality. Really nice components.
2012-11-09
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Brad Metz
United States
College Station
Texas
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9
Nov 2012
This fired pretty much all other negotiation games from my collection. The best part about it is the rigorous schedule that keeps arguments tense and rapid
2013-03-07
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Jared
United States
Berthoud
Colorado
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9
Dec 2013
Very elegantly designed pure negotiation game, and plays quick to boot.
2012-11-19
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Craig Blackmore
Canada
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9
Apr 2014
One of my top negotiation games. I'm still a big fan of Lifeboats, but I can see how this game leaves fewer hard feelings than Lifeboats, which can make some players feel persecuted.
2014-09-25
Owned
Jon Elliott
United States
Missouri
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8.519
Sep 2013
Seems to be heavily group dependent.

Update: 2nd game was a blast! Group dependent for sure as my first game was not fun.
2013-01-30
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Highpoint Gaming Group
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8.5
Jun 2013
clublock
2013-06-14
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Andrew
United States
San Francisco
California
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8
Nov 2012
A pure negotiation game without extraneous Euro rubbish, better than "I'm the Boss" because it lacks the cards, better than Cosmic Encounter because it's pure and more consistent.
2012-11-16
Owned
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James Torr
United States
Torrance
California
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8
Jan 2013
Wonderfully overproduced (yay gavel!) negotiation game that also takes about half the time and feels much less mean/manipulative than most games in the genre. (And I *like* mean games, but this fills a nice nitch in being more friendly/light-hearted.) Also fills a good nitch in being good for 6 yet not too long.

On first play, I thought this game would be all about hectic wheeling and dealing, a la I'm the Boss, but it turns out you need to be fairly stingy with your influence/points. The game is as much about figuring out what other players want (and hiding your own goals) as it is about bribery.
2014-04-28
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Andy Knudsen
United States
Nampa
Idaho
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8
Jul 2014
A good negotiation game. There is an interesting time where you are trying to gauge the other players' intentions and bribe them more or less based on your reads. The main problem with the game may be the times when your secret agenda and scoring tokens are opposed, leaving you with few options, but I am not sure that cannot be overcome. I would like to try the "cheating/bluffing" variant.
2014-07-12
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Jon D
United Kingdom
Deptford
LONDON
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That tickles!
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8
Oct 2012
Essen 12 Negotiation game - 30 minutes.

I really enjoy negotiation games and this is a very very good one. Each player has to balance his short term goals against his long term goals as well as what is happening between the other players.

Being vocal and forthright is important in this game otherwise you will find it hard to turn a bad situation into your favour.

Strategic use (and threatening) on a veto provides a great option for deals, as does making temporary alliances to abstain amongst several players.

Does not outstay it's welcome.
2012-11-14
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David Ells
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Here the truceless armies yet / Trample, rolled in blood and sweat; / They kill and kill and never die; / And I think that each is I. // None will part us, none undo / The knot that makes one flesh of two, /
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Sick with hatred, sick with pain, / Strangling -- When shall we be slain? // When shall I be dead and rid / Of the wrong my father did? / How long, how long, till spade and hearse / Puts to sleep my mother's curse?
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8
Sep 2012
Pre-order / Kickstarter!
2012-09-26
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Preordered
Ricijs Zaleskis
Latvia
Ādaži
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8
Feb 2013
If this is how things are done in the UN, we are seriously screwed Very good negotiation game
2014 - 2 years later, still a very good negotiation game.
2014-09-29
Owned
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Scott Almes
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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8
Dec 2012
Good streamlined negotiation game. First time we played everybody was too nice. I'm sure that will change.
2012-12-31
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Kris Wiggins
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Uh! It's this darn dice tower!
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8
Dec 2012
This game is great! Totally accessible and fun for both gamers and non-gamers. I'm not real good at strategy yet, but I hardly care, it's just fun to play. It currently gets more play than any other game in our collection.

Update 05-28-2013 - Hardly gets played anymore. But I do miss it! I tried to get it out the other day, but it just didn't happen. I still remember the fun I had with this one, hoping to revive it soon.

08-27-2014 - Just a note that this game still holds a special place. It's still hardly played, and that makes me sad. It's a lot of fun.
2014-08-27
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Aaron Wood
United States
Keller
Texas
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8
Dec 2012
After playing this at BGG.Con, I bought a copy online. Played with my wife and parents, and I still liked it. I think it'll go well with my wheeling and dealing friends, and it plays quickly, both a plus in my book.
2012-12-24
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Marcin Mościcki
Poland
Warszawa
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8
Feb 2013
A rarity: a pure negotiation game with next to no screw-your-neighbour element. There's a bit of randomness, especially with fewer then 6 players, but the game is quick (under 45 minutes), so it doesn't hurt at all. Very engaging, with a time limit to your negotiations, it's also one of the simplest negotiation games, making it a very good gateway for larger groups. I recommend playing with 6 - the game loses somewhat with only 4.

My review: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/970854/insight-into-article-...
2013-05-19
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Louis Mazza
United States
North Hollywood
California
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8
Nov 2013
So much fun arguing and negotiating in such a short time. Fantastic with 5-6, not quite the same with 4, haven't tried it with 3. Works best if everyone's really trying to make the deal go through. We played 6-7 games of it before someone actually successfully vetoed, and that was our least enjoyable game. The final scores tend to be fairly closely bunched together and its hard to tell if the winners succeed through skill or just the luck of having a good tile draw. Still tremendous fun, don't get why it isn't rated higher on BGG. Also IT COMES WITH A GAVEL! worth it for that alone.
2013-11-24
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Greece
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8
Jan 2015
εξαιρετικο παιχνιδι
απο τα καλυτερα που εχω παιξει +++
2015-01-07
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Paweł Paskud
Poland
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8
Mar 2014
I like this game very much and I recommend it because of very realistic showing of politics backstage and lots of fun during gameplay.
2015-04-01
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Richard Adams
Scotland
Haddington
East Lothian
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8
Jul 2015
This game can be a real hoot with the right crowd. Depends on honesty about your own hidden information. And you have to like negotiation games.
2015-07-04
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Ender Wiggins
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8
Aug 2014
Negotiation game that plays in only 30-45 minutes. Especially good with 4-5 players (with 6 players it's a bit long and many proposals end up including nearly all issues). One draw-back is how goals can sometimes conflict.

But it's a good negotiation game that has a good bribe system (you get your money back if another player doesn't do as he says), has a good political theme, excellent components (except the yellow stickers, but the real gavel is good compensation for that!), invites friendly negotiations, plays very quickly, and I especially love the asymmetrical aspect where you get a turn as secretary general and make the proposals.

See my comprehensive pictorial review:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1224685
2014-08-25
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Hugo L
France
Lyon
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8
Aug 2014
One of the best negotiation game out there, and I have done plenty. What I really like is that the game is not confrontational compare to most other games of the genre. It's really a nice feature, because even if I like conflict, this is not the case of every one, so I could still get this game out and get my negociation fix without losing my friends ^_^.

I will not rate it over 8 because there is a little too much "randomness" for my taste, and I would have prefer the subject tokens to have at least a name, in order to help roleplay. For instance "International Court of Justice" for the [peace / justice] token.
2014-08-06
Dan
United States
Emeryville
California
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8
Mar 2015
This game is fantastic. It's exactly my kind of game and it fits my personality very well. Consequently, I'm very good at it, but I think it can be overwhelming for many other types of gamers.

I don't think I'll buy a copy as Panic on Wall Street is similar, but adds more "game" elements. This game is almost pure negotiation, which is awesome but might be slightly more limited in it's appeal.
2014-08-18
migyo lee
South Korea
seoul
Unspecified
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8
Oct 2014
테마성은 죽여준다.

문제는 대한민국 사람들 중 이 게임을 정상적으로 플레이할 수 있는 사람이 과연 몇이나 될런지...

제대로 한번 해보고 싶은 마음은 굴뚝 같은데... 과연~~~~
2014-11-29
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Paul Rupp
United States
Chicago
IL
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8
Jun 2015
Came into this with low expectations, as I don't really like the art, and I'm not a big fan of negotiation games. I ended up really enjoying it! The timer keeps things moving, and the mix of permanent and dynamic agendas makes each round different.
2015-06-04
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Jakub Polkowski
Poland
Warsaw
mazowieckie
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7.9
Feb 2013
A lovely, fast, pretty negotiations game.
2013-02-04
Iberic Ham
Spain
Madrid
Alcobendas
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7.9
Jan 2013
Great negotiaton game that my daughters love
2013-01-06
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Luis Fernandez
Venezuela
Caracas
Miranda
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7.5
Aug 2013
Very enjoyable negotiation Eurogame, a kind of hybrid for the genre, i love using the mallet and the easy come of the game mechanic.
2013-08-03
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Brian Hoier
United States
Sioux Falls
South Dakota
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7.5
Dec 2012
The definition of "player interaction". The timer keeps things moving and the right group will make or break the game itself. The wooden gavel is worth the price of admission alone :-)
2012-12-18
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Kirk Lim
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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7.5
Nov 2012
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2012-10-25
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Mikaël Le Saint
France
Chatou
none
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7.5
Jan 2015
ESSEN 2012
2012-10-29
Owned
Sławek Bernatowicz
Poland
Poznań
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7.5
Nov 2012
Hammer time . A lot of conversation needed, so not everyone will enjoy this title.
2012-11-13
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Roger Delcroix
France
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7.5
Nov 2012
Good game, but I recommend to play with full bases = all the players.
2012-11-19
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BoB Teijema
Netherlands
Utrecht
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7.5
Jan 2013
Lot of fun, dirty game-play!
2013-01-04
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Matthew Bearden
United States
birmingham
Alabama
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7.5
Apr 2013
This game is so fun, can be stressful but it really accomplishes its goal.
Once you finish you will find your self still arguing over things that happened in the game, fantastic!
2013-01-13
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O.Shane Balloun
United States
Bellingham
Washington
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The games that represent my profession the best are: Container, Panamax, Francis Drake, Pirate's Cove, Blackbeard, etc.
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7.5
Oct 2013
Fun, open-ended negotiation with some game theory in the voting process. It's more about extracting rents from your opponents.
2014-11-13
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Virginie ROGER
Canada
Prevost
Quebec
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7.5
Aug 2013
Très beau matériel, thématique originale et bien ressentie. Jeu de négociation et d'influence avec des objectifs secrets. Le seule problème, se joue bien a 5 ou 6 sinon peu intéressant.Belle découverte, a rejouer.
2013-08-25
Owned
Chris Barnard
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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All aboard the 'B' Ark! Priority boarding for bankers and HR staff!
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7
Jun 2013
Two games so far and it's been fun. The issues generally got called by their colours or such things as 'monkeys with guns' or 'house repossessions'. The wheeling and dealing is totally unstructured so how much fun this is, will depend largely on having players who are confident enough to throw themselves into the negotiations.
2012-11-10
PJ Killian
United States
Watertown
Massachusetts
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Mar 2015
indigo Pure negotiation game with a short running time. The short running time is key -- the game's mechanics allow for occasional moments in which the token draw simply leaves you rogered in every orifice, and while its "n-dimensional overlapping temporary self-interested alliance making" act is more complex than, say, Incan Gold, one cannot help but compare it to another lavishly overproduced little game called Chicago Express and have even an amateur recognize the relative presence of Quality.

Article 27 does have a gavel in the box, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

All this is faint praise, and I don't actually want to damn A27. Creating a game for five-six people (I wouldn't play with fewer than five for a variety of reasons) that delivers fun in 30 minutes is a trick worthy of at least a golf clap, and I personally find A27, given the right crowd, to be a far more engaging use of half an hour than, say, 7 Wonders, and the ticking sand timer (and fevered cross-talk) is a barrier, however artificial, to a grinding calculation of profit and loss that could make this game trivial for someone who goes in for that sort of thing. A table full of such Vulcans will likely want to give this a miss. For everyone else, there's a game, even a gamer's game, in this box.
2014-05-19
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Pee di Moor
Netherlands
Rotterdam
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7
Mar 2013
I liked playing this with all the shouting going on, yet, I'm somehow reluctant to put it again on the table. Not sure why: Is it the rules explanation/set up?
2014-11-13
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Martin G
United Kingdom
Bristol
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7
Oct 2012
There's a lot to like about this design, not least that it can't outstay its welcome because it consists of just one 5-minute negotiation round per player. The rules are admirably pared-down to their pure negotiation core, but we did have one concern. Each player has a secret long-term goal for the whole game, and a short-term goal assigned randomly each round. It seemed to us that if you happened to get short-term goals that coincided with your long-term ones you'd have a much easier time of it than vice versa.
2012-11-06
Jordan K
United States
Poulsbo
Washington
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7
Mar 2015
Probably the best pure negotiation game I have played. Game length is just right for what it is and the components are fantastic.
2014-03-26
Herald Claeys
Belgium
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7
Apr 2015
Essen 2012
2012-10-19
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Ludovic Roy
Canada
Gatineau
Québec
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7
May 2013
(Commande avec Rami, 2013-01-13)

Very nice and short game of negotiation. As usual, Stronghold Games produced high quality components. Plays within an hour and offers a very enjoyable experience.
2013-12-05
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Charles A. Davis
United States
Greeneville
TN
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7
Oct 2012
Extremely simple concept that is easy to teach and play. You have your goals that you want to meet and you need the help of others to make it work. I played in the prototype game with the Stronghold rep and thought it was a great new game. I guess he thought so to.
2012-10-13
John Connely
Scotland
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Oct 2012
The second game i bought at Essen this year. Have to play it a number of times to see all the angles. But quite funny.
2012-10-22
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