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Maciek U
United States
Cromwell
Connecticut
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10
Nov 2007*
Owned
Antti Y
Finland
Jyväskylä
Keski-Suomi
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10
Jul 2009*
Hugely underrated game. Propably because of the orginal rulebook which is terrible. The game is excellent once learned. Try looking for alternative rulesbooks in the files section.
2008-07-03*
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Malcolm Bruce
United Kingdom
Aberdeenshire
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10
Apr 2011
Owned
CORWYN59 .
France
Unspecified
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9.75
Oct 2011
Excellent auction game, fells like a mix between RA and Sankt Petersburg

Nice mechanisms make for tight scores

Pleasure to play, tension during game
2006-08-29*
Owned
Mik Svellov
Denmark
Copenhagen N
EU
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9
May 2006*
Typical alea game. Should appeal to most people who liked all the big ones.
2006-05-16*
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Roland Winner
Germany
Frankfurt/Main
Unspecified
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9
May 2006*
Owned
Sven Baumer
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
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9
Jul 2006*
My cup of (auction) game: few yet painful decisions. Incredibly robust against radically different strategies, that all end up in the same scoring range.
2006-07-16*
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Dominic Rébérez
Belgium
Merchtem
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9
Sep 2007*
Interesting auction game having original rules and which involves both strategy and tactics. My kind of game, gets better and better the more you play it.
2007-09-20*
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Maik Hennebach
Germany
Frankfurt
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9
Dec 2006*
A quick scan of the rules gave me the impression of just more of the usual: auctions, money, victory points and so on. Coupled with the strange premise of the game - all players are Jakob Fugger, but some more than others - my interest was rather low.
Discovering a tense and manylayered knifefight of a game was therefore even more of a pleasant surprise, and it even works well with just two players.
See my review.

Played 10+ times.
2006-12-16*
Owned
Nancy Castillo
United States
Laredo
Texas
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9
Feb 2007*
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For Trade
Scott Nelson
United States
Idaho Falls
Idaho
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9
Apr 2007*
Easy to figure out the rules. I played 2 player with about 4 lookups in the beginning, and then it all made sense. Kind of like GOA in the thinking involved, except GOA has one step more instead of earning from just having the tiles, you have to use the ability. A few times I felt like I was playing a small GOA game, and I wanted to get prestige points just for using the ability of the prestige tiles, but that is another game. I liked this game. Not a lot new, but not a lot is anymore. It took two mechanics maybe three of well-used notoriety and put it together nicely. It has a fun-factor. Short like mykerinos, but I felt I had accomplished more in the same time-frame.
2007-04-07*
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Matt Muller
United States
Holland
Michigan
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9
Apr 2007*
The first time I played this game, I played a variant (without myself and others knowing about it), and won the game. This variant involved the losing players losing their cards played as well as the first place player. Everyone involved considered the game very cutthroat and so I was surpised when the second group didn't think so. However, I really liked the game. The real game I played was very different including get 300 extra gold when upgrading on the gold track and getting 100 gold or taking a point when losing your upgrde to another player. This game involved a completely different strategy. I have to play it again to comment further but at this point I liked the "variant" slightly better.
2007-04-14*
Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
Wales
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9
Aug 2008*
Many things to like - the bidding mechanism, with the balancing of quantity vs value of cards, the little bonuses to make it worth your while bidding up and calling your opponents, the timing issues of the 5-auction sequence and the chances of taking & retaking certain tiles, the need to buy Church & Cathedral (but as late as possible to minimise the cost). Not convinced of the benefits of the Offices track.
2007-07-16*
Owned
Ville Salo
Finland
Helsinki
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9
Sep 2007*
Lots of different strategies, and they can all work. Very nice.
2007-09-27*
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Julien Basset
France
Allauch
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9
Dec 2007*
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alexandre pette
France
Thumeries
France
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9
Jan 2008*
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Patrick Scheemaker
Belgium
Oostkamp
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9
Apr 2010
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Sep 2008*
Great auction game with a unique mechanism for auction (number of cards and then higher number to break ties). It has a lot of check and balances. It plays great and it is fast after people get familiar with their personal board. Simply great!!!
2008-09-15*
Svein Main
Norway
Joerpeland
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9
Sep 2011
My big favorit! Like the Pokerlike bidding and the theme of the game. Outstanding:-)
2009-03-07
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kim hong
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9
Jan 2009*
Robert Freeman
United States
Freehold
New Jersey
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9
Sep 2010
Owned
Alex C Eriks
Sweden
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9
Feb 2010
A hidden gem.
2010-02-15
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Osama El Agha
Germany
Köln
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9
Oct 2009*
Owned
Marcel Hunting
Netherlands
Haarlem
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9
Oct 2009*
Owned
Henry Campau
United States
Mt Holly
North Carolina
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9
Dec 2011
Owned
Marco Stutzke
Germany
Neumünster
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9
Dec 2010
Owned
Pasvik -
Germany
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9
Mar 2011
Even after at least 20 games I still find this game really entertaining. Though looking VERY dry it has a surprising depth. The tricky auction mechanism and the different requirements to be watched (Church, Cathedral) makes it very hard to win against other heavy gamers.
2011-05-04
Owned
Fabian Zimmermann
Germany
Kaiserslautern
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9
Oct 2011
Owned
Johan Boonants
Belgium
Gent
Unspecified
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9
May 2014
Belgian Champion 2007
2012-05-01
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Leah Andres
Canada
Medicine Hat
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8.7
Jan 2007*
Olivier Marchand
France
Paris
France
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8.5
Mar 2009*
so sai man
Hong Kong
Unspecified
Unspecified
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8.5
Nov 2006*
Owned
Derek Carver
United Kingdom
Cobham
Surrey, UK
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8.5
Dec 2006*
Whilst there seem to be no new systems used in this game, those that do feature are incorporated in such a novel way that makes this a really outstanding game. Our group was universally full of praise for my purchase - a novel event in itself!
2006-12-08*
Ron Laufer
United States
Millington
New Jersey
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8.5
Aug 2007*
Owned
Chajin Kim
South Korea
Jung-gu
Seoul
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Feb 2014
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John Mellby
United States
Plano
Texas
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8.3
Dec 2008*
Just played the once at BGG Con 2006.
Same resource game similar to a lot of others.
Not quite good enough to purchase.
2009-04-23
David Blamires
United States
Winnemucca
Nevada
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8.3
Jul 2008*
Very Good game. I like the auction mechanic and how you have to build your ability to auction. I also like how each track needs to be built evenly. It can have a bit of a runaway leader problem but there are mechanics availble to counter that. I have yet to win, but I look forward to the next play.
2008-07-01*
Jörg Nieberle
Germany
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8.2
Dec 2011
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Jyam Huang
Taiwan
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Apr 2007*
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Darryl M Langenderfer
United States
Toledo
Ohio
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Oct 2010
Björn Kalies
Germany
Hannover
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8
Jan 2006*
I played the prototype of Augsburg 1520 and its a very sophistiated play with a very good auction part, which remebers me at "Mü"
2006-01-23*
Ulrike Marisken
Germany
Hannover
Niedersachsen
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8
Apr 2006*
Deleted User 1
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8
Mar 2007*
Yet another auction game where you are bidding cards to get more money, more cards and more victory points. The game is all auctions and is fairly straightforward, but there is some interesting strategy especially relating to timing (when exactly to try to win which auctions). I've played it a few times already and I like it.
2007-03-04*
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Betty Egan
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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8
Jan 2013
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Dany Stuer
Belgium
Sint-Niklaas (Belgium)
Unspecified
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8
May 2006*
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magnus johansson
Sweden
Gothenburg
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Jun 2006*
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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Jul 2006*
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Rasmus Hviid
Denmark
1763 København V
Unspecified
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Aug 2006*
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Stéphane Thuilière
France
Montpellier
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Aug 2006*
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Klaus Zündorf
Germany
Dormagen
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8
Aug 2006*
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