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Forest Fisher
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10
Aug 2009*
This is a card game version of Knizia's very intense land conquering game. The game does a good job of capturing the feel and strategy of the board game, but it's more focused, quicker, and less intense. My friends tell me I'm crazy, but I actually prefer lighter version of the game since it's easier and quicker to play, and better for 2 players.
2009-08-30
Jacek Golanski
Poland
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10
Sep 2009*
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Robin LeBon
Brazil
Porto Alegre
RS
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10
May 2012
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
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10
Oct 2013
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2013-10-31
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S. I.
Japan
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9.8
May 2015
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P.L.A.
Spain
LA BAÑEZA
(LÉON)
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9.1
Jul 2014
**[Español** Un detalle del que no me había percatado, es que en el juego de cartas existe un pequeño gran detalle que se resuelve de una forma muy diferente al del juego de tablero, me refiero a la hora de coger un tesoro. En el de mesa siempre que esté el mercader en un reino con dos tesoros puede coger uno de ellos, sin embargo en el de cartas, solo lo podrá cogerlos después de un conflicto, cuidado con este detalle.
2008-06-25*
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Jamie Fristrom
United States
Bellevue
Washington
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9
Oct 2005*
Everyone's always in everybody's dish.
2005-10-16*
Paul Jordan
United Kingdom
Westbury
Wiltshire
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9
Nov 2005*
An excellent translation from board to card game. The same, yet different!
2005-11-17*
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Simon Wilcock
United Kingdom
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
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9
May 2006*
Some people call it E&T lite. I call it E&T: The Movie. If the boardgame (rating ten imho) were a book turned into a film, this would be it. Yes, some of the sweep and depth of the narrative have been removed, but a few things have been added to give it pace. It helps to have "read the book" but this is a nice adaption for cinema goers.Probably not for E&T purists and perhaps bemusing to those completely new to the E&T genre.
2006-05-20*
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Tadd Colver
United States
Lafayette
Indiana
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9
Aug 2008*
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Miriam Ferrer
Spain
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9
Dec 2006*
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Jeremy Wilhm
United States
Norman
Oklahoma
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9
Nov 2008*
I love the smaller version of E&T, and it's a lot of fun to play. It doesn't take as long as the original game, and it takes up a LOT less space.
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Jugo Wager
United States
Ridgway
Colorado
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9
Apr 2009*
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Stefan Dierkamp
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9
May 2009*
Olivier Gilloux
United States
Lebanon
NH
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9
Dec 2010
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desi desi
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9
Nov 2014
MIGUEL ZAMORA
Spain
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9
Mar 2011
Ulrich Fonrobert
Germany
Wachtberg
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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9
Mar 2015
Gabriel Brussco
Argentina
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9
Jul 2015
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Iñaki Ocaña
Spain
Cuenca
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8.95
Mar 2010
Muy buen juego de cartas con el toque del de tablero pero con un par de variaciones que lo hacen un grandisimo juego de cartas
2010-04-21
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tk fslocalking
China
Foshan
Guangdong
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8.8
Mar 2012
可能是浓缩得最成功的card game
2009-09-17
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Uwe Rosenberg
Germany
Gütersloh
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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8.7
Apr 2009*
Dana Shultz
United States
Attleboro
Massachusetts
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8.6
Jan 2006*
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Andreas Hucht
Germany
Unspecified
Unspecified
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8.5
Nov 2005*
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Jean-François Gagné
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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8.5
Apr 2006*
Excellent transition of the Boardgame. A nice introduction to the E&T mechanics.
2006-04-27*
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Charlie Paull
United Kingdom
Nailsworth
Gloucestershire
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8.5
Nov 2006*
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Rafael Mantovani
Brazil
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8.5
Dec 2006*
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Paul
United States
Wallingford
Connecticut
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8.5
Jan 2009*
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Mark Wechter
United States
Oregon
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8.5
Jun 2008*
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Brian Rose

Creston
Washington
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8.5
Aug 2009*
Never played the tile game. Probably never will since I am told they are very similar so I have no plans to buy the tile version.
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Alison Arantes
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
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8.5
Jul 2010
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2011-03-04
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Herrmann Holgers
Austria
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8.5
Feb 2011
Peter Elsenheimer
United States
Howard City
Michigan
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8.5
Jul 2012
This is a quality and meaty card game, which is lighter compared to the boardgame, while still retaining the feel of it. This does stand on its own, though.

Quality cards and wooden pieces.

The cards are smaller than I'd like, but then the table space required for the game would increase. Therefore, instead of shuffling the large deck, I draw the cards Carcassone tile style.

I have yet to decide if E&T is better for a 2 player game than T&E.
2012-11-11
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Akke Monasso
Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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8
Oct 2005*
After 1 game: very close to the boardgame, but is there any reason to play this one instead? Don't know yet.
2005-10-13*
Joaquim
Spain
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8
Oct 2005*
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Adam Smiles
United States
Dedham
Massachusetts
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8
Nov 2005*
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Boban Surbek
Slovenia
ljubljana
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8
Oct 2009*
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David Brain
United Kingdom
London, UK
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8
Nov 2005*
Excellent translation of the original, with enough changes to ensure than the same strategies won't work, yet keeping the feel.
2005-11-02*
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Richard Dewsbery
United Kingdom
Sutton Coldfield
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8
Nov 2005*
Based on two plays so far. It captures pretty much all of the board game, without the board. It's quicker to play, faster and shorter, although there is more luck.
2005-11-03*
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Terry Gough
United Kingdom
Brighton
East Sussex
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8
Nov 2005*
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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8
Mar 2007*
I kicked this up to an 8 after playing a number of games with 4 players. For some reason, the 4-player version seems much more satisfactory to me then the 3-player; the pacing is better, the level of competition is better, the flow of the game seems more natural. Some will probably like 3 players better, though. Regardless, this is not on the level of other similar-weight games like San Juan, Tower of Babel, or Palazzo, but still quite good I think.
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So, I've played this a bunch now (about 5 times). I like it. I consider it $15 well-spent. But I'm not dying to play it again. Part of the problem I think is that unlike the usual card game port (Puerto Rico -> San Juan, say), it's *so* similar to the boardgame that even I get phantom pains from the stuff that's missing. Part of it is also that I have a nagging suspicion something isn't quite right here. I can't quite identify it, and that bugs me further. But something feels vaguely off with the rhythm of the game, or maybe the density of the cards.

Regardless, I do enjoy the game and I do still think it's good, especially given the lower price. But if you already own T&E and are perectly happy with it, this doesn't bring a lot to the table. But if you are not a major T&E fan, or find you would like something shorter, check it out; it does manage to capture a chunk of the good stuff in a smaller package.
2007-03-01*
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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8
Dec 2005*
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Ken Shoda
Japan
Zushi
Kanagawa
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8
Jan 2006*
Faithful version of the boardgame but requiring cards into one's scoring pile makes quite a difference. I like this twist so far but other players are not as enthusiastic as me.
2006-01-14*
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Terry Bailey Sr.
United States
Jonesborough
Tennessee
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8
Jan 2006*
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Greg Wilzbach
United States
Valencia
California
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8
Jan 2006*
This feels like the boardgame. We had trouble with situations coming up that were difficult to find in the rules.
2006-01-28*
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Gerald Squelart
Australia
Melbourne
VIC
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8
Apr 2008*
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Steve Fitchett
United States
Garnet Valley
Pennsylvania
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8
Mar 2009*
Just like the board game.
2006-02-07*
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Antti Hoo.
Finland
Helsinki
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8
Nov 2007*
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Bobby Warren
United States
Glendale
Arizona
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8
Feb 2006*
One playing. It is a terrific representation of the board game. A lot of fun and more portable, though you still need a lot of table space to play it.
2006-02-25*
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Jeff Boes
United States
Saint Joseph
Michigan
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Jun 2009*
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