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Matthew Gray
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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9
Dec 2005*
Surprisingly engaging pre-programmed measured movement race game. The components are nice and the mechanics are clever. My only wish is they had components for more than 4 players. It cries out for a Harry Potter brand licensing.
2005-12-23*
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Silvio de Pecher
Italy
Rome
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Mar 2006*
Nice to play! Always fun. DON'T try this with ASL fans!
2006-03-28*
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Christian Boehme
Germany
Göttingen
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9
Oct 2006*
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Arne Hoffmann
Germany
Essenbach
Germany
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9
Mar 2007*
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Patrick Wolf
Germany
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9
Jan 2013
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Gail Spontelli
United States
Mansfield
Texas
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8.5
Aug 2008*
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Fabien Gridel
France
Lyon
Unspecified
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8.5
Jun 2009*
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Richard Dewsbery
United Kingdom
Sutton Coldfield
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8
Oct 2005*
Based on one play so far. Don't let the artwork put you off - this is a nice race game with programmed movement which requires players to estimate both the direction and distance of travel. Or they can be certain of their move, and travel more slowly. It's a shame about the magic theme, though - this is clearly some sort of ship or plane game which ought to appeal to gamers of all ages; instead, it got stuck with broomsticks - no doubt because of a certain wizard.
2005-10-18*
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Paul Jordan
United Kingdom
Westbury
Wiltshire
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8
Nov 2005*
Light racing game. More fun than expected from just looking at the components. Lots of future expansion possibilities!
2005-11-11*
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Olivier Marchand
France
Paris
France
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8
Dec 2005*
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Markus Bungartz
Germany
Bornheim
NRW
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8
Dec 2005*
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David Mills
Australia
Canberra
ACT
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8
Feb 2006*
What a great little game! Quick to and easy to explain, and plays fast. I find the game much harder than it looks, and my witch is destined to fly off in the wrong direction... I love it.
2006-02-25*
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Ava Jarvis
United States
Bainbridge Island
Washington
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8
Apr 2006*
Tags: 1stTier, Programming

The flying mechanics resemble those of Wings of War (programming flight paths represented by cards or some other token with different directions), but the game has a very light and funny theme that screams to be truly Harry Potter licensed, with a couple of Quidditch add-ons (perhaps the "backyard" quiddith with just the quaffle, and the full-fledged quidditch with quaffle, bludger, and maybe even snitch). The programming element involves spellbooks with up to five slots, but the game moves quickly because programming involves drafting, rather than picking and choosing from your own hand of cards. The fact that you can choose to fly at any time also makes the game move more quickly, plus gives you the ability to "react" to your opponents; if someone appears to be winding up to reach the kitty, for instance, you can move earlier to block them.

The game is quite fun, and the theme is non-violent. Not the complexity of Wings of War, but this is a great family game, and nice filler at the end of a game night.

And I really want a Quidditch scenario. And perhaps just a general expansion, with more witches, although apparently an eight-player scenario will be available one of these days. Perfect, because I got two copies of this game.
2006-04-22*
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M. Bader
Germany
duesseldorf
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8
Jul 2006*
Silly design, realy stupid english title (slightly better in german: Zauber Stauber), however it is a nice fast fun game with simple rules, a bit like Wings of War, but the components are more solid (cardboard), so the flight path can be handeld better. In contrast to robo rally or wings of war player can wait and collect moves and decide when to resolve the stored program. Fewer players than 4 might be less fun less blocking interaction.
2006-07-17*
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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8
Jul 2006*
It's rather rare that I part with my money for a game I haven't played; however, having played Sopwith many times with my parents when I growing up (which I suppose I haven't really achieved), and loving Robo Rally, I could tell I was going to enjoy this one. ...and enjoy it I do! While I am supremely bad at estimating where the curved trails will put me, the miraculous accidents are quite entertaining. Since you choose how much flight you want to plan, and thus how much risk you want to take, at a sacrifice of speed (since you're skipping more turns to fly than someone who flies quite well and fills the spellbook each time), the game automatically scales well for experience. In addition, the missions in the game help to ramp up the difficulty gradually. Top notch, and inexpensive, to boot!
2006-07-23*
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Melissa
Australia
Parkville
Vic
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8
Aug 2006*
Played this once and loved it. Solidly on my 'next to buy' list.
2006-08-26*
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Sven Baumer
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
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8
Nov 2010
Robo Rally in 10 minutes - fantastic!
2006-09-12*
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Russell Grieshop
United States
Temple Terrace
Florida
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8
Nov 2006*
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Joachim Pehl
Germany
Daubach
Rheinland-Pfalz
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8
Apr 2009*
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Mark Goadrich
United States
Conway
Arkansas
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Jan 2009*
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Matt Sears
United States
Adrian
Missouri
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8
Oct 2007*
I like this one, but I think I need to use the whole table for full effect, and to give crazy driving dad an advantage over his slow and careful daughter.
2007-10-09*
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Anttoni Huhtala
Finland
Espoo
Uusimaa
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8
Jun 2007*
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Inhwa Lee
South Korea
Ulsan
Unspecified
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8
Jun 2007*
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K N
Japan
Urawa city
Saitama pref.
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8
Aug 2007*
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Tuomas Riekkinen
Finland
Kuopio
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Aug 2007*
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Justin
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8
Oct 2007*
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Maurizio Bignoli
Italy
Novara
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8
Oct 2007*
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Jake Drake
Germany
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Apr 2008*
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Dennis Holliday II
United States
Harrisville
Utah
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8
Jun 2008*
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Imre Balogh
Hungary
Budapest
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8
Oct 2013
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Big Guy
United States
Cary
North Carolina
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8
Nov 2010
This is actually a really good game. The components are nice, except that the witch/wizard pieces need glue to hold together. The mechanic for plotting a path is simple but engaging, with a trade-off between how efficiently you use your turns and how much challenge there is planning turns in advance. Great family game.
2010-11-26
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Yvet Veltkamp
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland
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8
Dec 2008*
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RANDY AND SELENA BARKER
United States
GRIMES
Iowa
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8
May 2009*
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Jun 2009*
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Rolf Braun
Germany
Berlin
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8
Nov 2009*
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Pedro Pereira
United Kingdom
Belfast
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8
Sep 2011
Very fun game that feels a bit like playing quidditch from Harry Potter. The mechanics is fun and the results are genuinely funny. Nice components of good quality and the game provides what players need to enjoy infinite scenarios. A great game that plays well with kids and/or adults alike.

- Very easy to teach and fast set up.

Good fun for time
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2012-10-14
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floppi flopps
Germany
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May 2010
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pak cormier
France
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Feb 2011
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Carole Birley
England
Shipley
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May 2011
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Alex Filewood
Australia
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8
Mar 2012
I really liked this the first time i played it, and eventually found a copy. The spacial aspects of this game are very good, but i can see how some people are put off by the analogue precision required not to bump the board (a little like card house building). As for the racing, it is quite varied and interesting. With less players precision on long flights is easier to maintain, with more the piece limitation really makes for some difficult choices (watch for people hoarding the good pieces . It is probably the best witch broom flying game I've played.
2012-03-04
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LUCEOID
Scotland
Glasgow
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Oct 2014
Half my group hates this, the other half enjoys it. Personally I think it's fantastic. Very unique spatial awareness game where the only person to blame tends to be yourself. Light hearted and great push your luck feel to it. Turns play quick. wow i'm really impressed.
2015-03-09
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Richard Rutten
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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7.8
Jun 2011
Fun light tactical racing game where you need a lot of spatial insight. Best strategy is to fly with as many tiles as possible at once. Only problem is that it is pretty hard to envision your future flightpath when the tiles are lying at your spellbook. In this it gets a feel of a push your luck game when it's actually a pure skill game. If players want to play cutthroat they can also try to block others. Esspecially when they already programmed a lot of tiles this can be devastating. Best part about the game is watching the less skilfull players flying around like drunk bumblebees.

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2011-06-01
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Jürgen K
Germany
Dortmund
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7.6
Sep 2014
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Humphrey Clerx
Belgium
Sluizen
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7.5
Nov 2005*
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John Mellby
United States
Plano
Texas
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7.5
Nov 2005*
A simple game by the author of Feurio.
No randomness, but people tend to fly
in patterns that they don't expect,
except Roy (who got medals in
Orienteering in College), the dreaded
Nazi broom-flying Ace!
Kind of a visual dexterity game.
2005-11-25*
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Alessandro Trovato
Italy
Rome
ITALY
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7.5
Nov 2005*
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For Trade
Simon Hunt
United States
Roseville
California
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7.5
Dec 2005*
[Christmas 2005]
A fun little game. More to this than meets the eye. It is actually quite difficult to visualize the path after the first segment. Great game. (Oh, play on a solid surface - no table cloth).
2005-12-29*
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Will Leader
Australia
Unspecified
Unspecified
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7.5
Feb 2006*
Lots of fun - particularly with the more advanced scenarios. Very simple mechanics that can be learnt quickly.
2006-02-19*
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Harald Ewald
Germany
Mönchengladbach
Unspecified
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7.5
Feb 2006*
nice racegame
2006-02-20*
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Michael Van Biesbrouck
United States
Mountain View
California
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7.5
Nov 2008*
A fun challenge. Hard to be sure where your path is going.
2006-03-17*
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