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kevin van geebergen
Belgium
brussels
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Feb 2005*
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Andrew Rae
New Zealand
Wellington
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Oct 2009*
Takes a bit of getting used to , but its well worth taking the time. The sequence of events allows for some very clever strategies.
2008-05-24*
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Samir Patel
United States
Georgia
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Nov 2006*
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Warren Cheung
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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Apr 2008*
I've played with 4, and it's always been a blast. Lots of little conditions to keep track of (a bit fiddly there), but definitely appeals to my conflict-avoidance side.

Now played with 3, and it plays out quite similarly. We read the rules for a 2er and that seems to play with a random neutral player (seems like a hack). First player in a 3er seems to be at a disadvantage, having to go first twice, but all ended well Turns out you have to be very careful how you read the rules on how many markers you start with - the numbers in the hint section tell you how many to put in the "central supply", NOT the ones you have on hand Marker disadvantage didn't slow me down any though...
2008-04-29*
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Eric deRuiter
United States
Hoboken
New Jersey
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Sep 2009*
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Tiffany Smith
United States
Portland
Oregon
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May 2010
Every once in a while it's good to play an old classic that you've never played before. Sometimes, it's disappointing. I was a little disappointed by Caylus on my first play because I felt like other games did the worker placement better. Perhaps if I'd played Caylus before playing those other games, I'd have fallen in love with it. But with Louis XIV, I didn't feel any disappointment. It felt fresh and unique, and the card mechanic meshed really well with the majority control mechanic, and the way the tiles flip for variety was also very neat. Louis XIV is a tense, exciting game with tons of player interaction. It's heavy without inducing migraines, and the interaction introduces a sense of lightness as does the randomness of the card play.

Louis XIV plays like Royal Palace wants to play. There's always something to think about and there is good reason to be engaged while the other players take their turns. What each player does will probably affect you. The only other euros I've played with this level of interaction have had auction mechanics.
2010-05-25
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Andrew Miller
United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
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Aug 2009*
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Dave Weeks
England
Sudbury
Suffolk
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Mar 2012
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Ania B. Ziolkowska
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Feb 2014
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James Bowes
Canada
Scarborough
Ontario
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Jared
United States
Berthoud
Colorado
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Nov 2010
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Manny Castro
United States
California
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Feb 2009*
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Stewart Tame
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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Jun 2005*
Not a bad little game. I'd definitely play it again at least a few more times. The mechanic seems to match fairly well with the theme.
2005-06-21*
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Bradford Bal
United States
River Edge
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Tom O'Keefe
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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Jul 2010
So much changes between rounds of Louis XIV (influence cards, missions, requirements for scoring) that long term planning is basically non-existent. On the other hand, there are a pile of complex tactical decisions thrown at you on any given turn. The result is a game that is a series of interesting, fun turns with very little holding them all together.
2010-07-12
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Joe Rickard
United States
Los Angeles
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May 2009*
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Eduardo Penna
Brazil
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Jun 2009*
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Tony Bosca
United States
Royal Oak
Michigan
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Feb 2015
Best with: 4

For two players we like to use the Alea 2P variant, but only play the game for four rounds instead of the suggested 6.
2013-07-17
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Miguel Dom
United States
Seattle
WA
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Apr 2012
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Floyd Sherrod
United States
Sharpsburg
Georgia
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Mar 2014
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Russell Berman
United States
Long Beach
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Japan
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United States
Sunnyvale
California
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Edmond
Oklahoma
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