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Carl Crook
United Kingdom
Chalfont St. Giles
Bucks
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10
Oct 2012
+Theme
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One of the my favorite worker placement games.
2012-10-23
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Elizabeth Crook
United Kingdom
Cornelia
Georgia
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10
Dec 2012
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Anthony Boydell
United Kingdom
Newent. Glos
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10
Feb 2014
I love playing it and love thinking about new scenarios. I feel a little guilty when I waggling my box at the others in my game group, but they occasionally demure :-)
2012-12-12
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Robert Manore
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Warlord beats Troll, Troll beats Elf, Elf beats Water Sprite, and basically everything else beats Enchanted Bunny.
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10
Nov 2012
66 cards @ 59mm W x 91.5mm H
This is a great game! Very simple to learn and has a great feel to the semi-cooperative experience. I also love the fact that it plays well solo, or multi-player.
2013-02-13
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Robert Leopold
United States
Chattanooga
Tennessee
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Apr 2015
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gino pilotino
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10
Jul 2012
Robin Brown
United Kingdom
Bicester
Oxfordshire
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10
Feb 2014
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Daniela Klapproth

Hannover
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10
Oct 2012
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Iain Shirley
United Kingdom
London
England
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10
Oct 2012
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Craig Hallstrom
United States
Jackson
Mississippi
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10
Aug 2014
One of my favorite work placements. Beats Agricola to the table because it is easier to teach and bit more forgiving with the play - despite having the same worker placement tension. Not quite at Agricola level though for love.
May get there when I have a chance to play some of the scenarios.
2014-08-27
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Joseph Cannon
England
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
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10
Dec 2012
Only had one two player game so have resisted the urge to mark Snowdonia a 10. But yes, it's that good and I feel sure that future plays will lead me to take it up a notch. The only thing wrong with the game is the cloth bag - it's too narrow so becomes a bit fiddly searching for the correct cubes. A well themed placement game with multiple scoring routes and lots to think about. A tremendous achievement and my favourite of my Essen games so far.

Update - this is tremendous - and so it goes up to a 10. Had a great 2 player game the other night - knew it was close and decided to close the game early and won by just one point with 123. Nailbiting. Really can't praise this game enough.
2012-12-29
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Dave Daffin
United Kingdom
Ledbury
Herefordshire
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10
Jan 2013
I have upped my initial rating from 9 to 10. This is such a great game. One of my first 'worker placement'-style games, and one that can be played solo which is an added bonus(and a necessity for me).
2013-01-30
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United Kingdom
Great Barford, Bedford
Bedfordshire
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10
Nov 2012
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koen verstraete
Belgium
ruddervoorde
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10
Feb 2013
Nice workerplacement game with a lovely theme. In the whole of workerplacement games this one jumps out, because it plays different. Mostly an extra worker is better for the rest of the game, here you have to work hard to maintain that extra worker.

Will become one of my favourite games of 2012
2013-01-18
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Chris Hallett
United Kingdom
Devon
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10
Nov 2012
Thematic, elegant, aesthetically pleasing, intuitive and deep. I prefer this to Agricola....there I said it.
2012-11-08
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Steve wright
United Kingdom
BIRCHINGTON
Kent
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10
Dec 2013
Essen 2012
With all the superb expansions this has now hit a ten for me from the original 9 - want to play more and despite the slew of new games coming or just arrived this will still hit the table more. Likely to be one of the only 10 games in 2014 for me
2013-12-17
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fabrice prin
France
Paris
Ile de France
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10
Feb 2013
A Great Game ! No more no less.
2012-12-02
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Lutz Pietschker
Germany
Berlin
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10
Jan 2013
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Zsombor Meder
Belgium
Vroenhoven, Riemst
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10
Jan 2013
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jimmy LeCroix
United States
salem
or
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10
May 2014
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Roger Krykon
Germany
Grafing
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10
Jan 2013
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Simeon Jones
United Kingdom
Nailsworth
Gloucestershire
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10
Mar 2013
Great little game
2013-03-14
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Mathieu Martin
United States
Reynoldsburg
Ohio
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10
Dec 2013
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Troy Nichols
United States
Vacaville
California
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10
Feb 2014
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Nick L
United States
Eagan
MN
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10
Jan 2014
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Kent
United States
Massachusetts
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10
Jan 2014
Mechanically balanced on a razor's edge.

The event track pivots the tactical situation with each occurrence, pushing the game along, ensuring play never gets bogged down. The weather and contract cards open up different strategies during every game.

Solo play is amazingly engaging compared to most. Versatile set of minimalist expansions can simply and effectively change the strategic nature of the game for even more variety.

Snowdonia, you may hide you're sexy, but you will always be among my goto games!
2014-11-21
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Gerhard Hany
Germany
Pfarrkirchen
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10
Jun 2013
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pablo espada
Spain
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May 2014
Jeffery Hunt
United States
Kentucky
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10
Apr 2014
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Oliver
United States
Hollywood
Florida
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10
Dec 2013
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Owen Wagoner
United States
Olive Hill
Kentucky
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Dec 2014
Michael Jean
Canada
Québec City
Québec
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10
Dec 2013
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Tom Beach
United Kingdom
Chippenham
Wiltshire
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10
Dec 2013
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Michael Swanson
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Apr 2014
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John Walker
United States
Kentucky
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10
Dec 2013
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Adrian Hill
United Kingdom
London
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10
Mar 2014
Great game. Great solo. Great with more players.
2014-03-07
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Brian Knowles
United States
Feeding Hills
Massachusetts
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10
Jan 2014
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Peter Bevan
United Kingdom
Perth
Perthshire
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10
May 2014
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Sanne Goertz
Denmark
Copenhagen Ø
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10
Apr 2014
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Murilo Peres
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10
Apr 2014
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Joel Oakley
United States
Brandon
Mississippi
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10
Oct 2014
Excellent game!

The way the worker placement is handled is unique and really makes you consider not only what action to choose but also which of the numbered spots within that action space to choose. Sometimes, you really want to excavate 2nd, but what if an opponent excavates first with a contract card that lets them do so at double the work rate? Do I really need that coal from the stockyard, or do I need to be first player next turn? The choices here are just lovely!

The theme is very charming I think. I am sure some will find it dry, but I personally prefer a little more mundane theme most of the time (instead of fantasy/space themes for example). I think the game mechanics and the theme work very well together, and I love that I constantly have to drag one of my workers out of the pub.

The weather and the event cube mechanics provide a great deal of variety. I have played games where we had fog for several rounds in a row, and I have played games where the weather was sunny and the event cubes were rarely drawn. In this regard (much like reality), the game is a bit unpredictable, and so you will need to adapt your long term plans according to the draw of weather and events. The Blaenau Ffestiniog game (on the backs of the standard station cards) provides even more variety within the base game, not to mention the various expansions available (which I plan to get soon).

I have played with 2 and 4 players, and it worked equally well with both player counts in my opinion. Higher player counts will make the game run a bit longer, but not too much since the extra workers will cause the track to be laid a bit faster (i.e., a couple of pieces of track per round instead of just 1 per round in 2 player games). I have not tried the game with other player counts yet, but I expect it works well with 3 and might be just a bit worse with 5.

I also love the weight of this game as its not so complicated to teach but still has plenty of depth for experienced players. For this reason, it has surpassed Agricola as my favorite game. I look forward to many years of track laying fun!
2014-09-01
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Norman Palmer
United Kingdom
Hereford
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Jun 2014
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kim JD
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Feb 2015
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Chris Kelly
Malaysia
George Town
Penang
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10
Mar 2015
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David McCulley
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
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10
Nov 2014
Jeremy Harris
United Kingdom
Prestatyn
Prestatyn, North Wales, United Kingdom
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Nov 2014
Joe Rumour
Germany
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10
Aug 2015
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Terence Burnett
Wales
Cardiff
Wales
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10
Feb 2015
Perfect.
2015-02-14
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Pete Gogolack
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Aug 2015
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Bill Dove
England
Roskrow
Cornwall
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10
Mar 2015
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