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The root of all evil... but you can call me cookie.
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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10
Aug 2009*
I have had a chance to play this game many times now in 2, 3 and 4 player mode. This is a great game! I love it. I really had originally thought it might rise up the coveted rank of 10 but after many plays I think it really sits well right here at 9. If there were a few more decisions to make each turn it might go up to a 10. There is NOTHING wrong with this game do not misunderstand what I saying here. PLAY JvT!

UPDATE: Queen Edition of the game plays just as nicely in all honesty. It's a bit more "user friendly" if you will with the new exhibits even if they are not quite as "Cool" once you figure them out. You simply MUST play with the 2nd edition rule of pulling 7 random chips out of each bag and not looking at them until the end of the game. Hell so much fun is derived from checking out what got discarded! Moving this game's rank to the coveted '10' spot. I'm feeling generous today but in truth if I still like this game THIS much it deserves it!

2009-09-13
John Hsieh
United States
Irvine
California
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10
Apr 2007*
Sven Wagner
Germany
St.Leon-Rot
Baden-Württemberg
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10
Nov 2009*
Owned
Andreas Fitt
Germany
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10
Jul 2007*
Chris Brua
United States
Michigan
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10
Feb 2008*
Awesome archeology game -- it is great fun running around Europe trying to dig up items of value and show them off. I love the balancing aspect of spending time to improve your digging capabality vs. digging as often as you can. Very cool game and the game length is perfect (60 - 90 minutes). HUGE random elements, but that just adds to the charm for me. Definitely works better if you structure the deck so that the exhibits are only in the bottom 2/3rds of the deck - gives you time to get the first few digs in.
2010-12-13
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For Trade
Walter Scholz
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10
Jun 2010
Cheung Laurie
Canada
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10
Oct 2011
Owned
Ulrich Fonrobert
Germany
Wachtberg
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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10
Nov 2012
Owned
Andre B.
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10
Oct 2013
Owned
Roland Winner
Germany
Frankfurt/Main
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9
Jun 2005*
Excellent game. Working well from 2 to 4 players.
2005-06-04*
Owned
Björn Kalies
Germany
Hannover
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9
Oct 2005*
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Joseph Cannon
England
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
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9
Nov 2005*
Whilst my fellow players were slightly underwhelmed (one objected to the notion that digs might be a bit hit and miss) I thought it was smashing. A really strong rendering of an engaging theme, and the time/turn mechanic is very satisfying.

Likely to be my best purchase from Essen 05.
2005-11-05*
Trond Meistad
Norway
Drammen
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9
Nov 2005*
The game may look dry, but whence you've played it, you're hooked.

This is one of the game with lots of randomness that I actually like.
2005-11-15*
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Peter Jones
United Kingdom
Wrexham
Wrexham
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9
Nov 2005*
I managed to get my hands on the 2nd Edition printing via pre-order at Essen. My fellow gamers are jealous that they missed out on this little gem of a game.
2005-11-25*
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Andrew Hertz
United States
El Cerrito
California
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9
Nov 2008*
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Mark Haigh-Hutchinson
United States
Austin
Texas
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9
Aug 2006*
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Marty Hoff
United States
Austin
Texas
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9
Jan 2006*
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Vincent Batori
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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Jan 2006*
Yes there is luck, but it should be there. Like the feel of it, suits the theme well.
2006-01-09*
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Hiroyuki Ueno
Japan
minato-ku
Tokyo
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Feb 2009*
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Phil Cork
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland
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Dec 2006*
Gregor McNish
Australia
Melbourne
VIC
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9
Oct 2007*
Fantastic game; theme deeply integrated, yet rules very straightforward.

Another case where luck is integral to the theme and play; this turns some people off.

Haven't tried the new edition, but he rules look like they remove some of the luck-- a mistake in this case.
2007-10-27*
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Jon Grimm
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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9
Nov 2008*
Scott Alden
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Aldie's Full of Love!
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9
Jun 2006*
Played with some variant rules made it quite enjoyable.
2006-06-29*
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Jerald Block
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Dec 2006*
Very inventive gameplay. A calender determines play order, with different actions using more time. Thus, players further back on the calender can have multiple turns in a row. Well balanced and always fun. Very highly recommend.
2006-12-19*
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Brad Fuller
United States
Virginia Beach
Virginia
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Mar 2007*
excellent game, can't wait for the reprint
2007-03-04*

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