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Reinier Rutten
Netherlands
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9.9
Nov 2010
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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Christel Reid
Canada
Oshawa / Toronto
Unspecified
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Dec 2005*
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
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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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Ed Bryan
United States
Barbourville
Kentucky
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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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KC Humphrey
United States
Gresham
Oregon
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8
Jan 2006*
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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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James Forsythe
United States
Strafford
New Hampshire
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8
May 2006*
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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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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8
Sep 2009*
Very fun and light race game with multiple scenarios. Has shades of RoboRally in the programmed movement, but plays much faster and with a lot less hassle.
2008-05-06*
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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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