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Akke Monasso
Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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10
Sep 2002*
Best filler ever, and a great intro for non-gamers. Plays in 20 minutes and shows people what they've been missing.
2002-09-25*
Owned
Josh Adelson
United States
Columbia
South Carolina
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10
Dec 2002*
The variable ending can really screw up your plans hilariously, as I've discovered on many occasions. This one always makes me laugh.
2002-12-14*
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Ken Shoda
Japan
Zushi
Kanagawa
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10
Nov 2009*
My favorite short game, which is playable in 20 minutes. Lighter than Medici/ Modern Art. I love the system of bidding on "bad" cards.
2003-04-23*
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Peter Munter
Finland
Lahti
Päijät-Häme
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10
Sep 2004*
Brilliant bidding game. Fast and very well balanced. You just must play it again and again.
2004-09-07*
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Tero H
Finland
Vantaa
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10
May 2013
This is a best "filler" that I own. My edition is Einfach Tierisch - which hasn't so good theme than the High Society has BUT the game itself is the same. Rules are very simple, but game has still unique taste: you want to have positive-number and multiplier cards BUT how much you are ready to pay for them? Because at the end of game, if you have least money, then you've lost and somebody else will win. Great bidding game which takes only 10 minutes.
2004-09-21*
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Wolfgang Jaworski
Germany
Hamburg
Hamburg
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10
Dec 2004*
This rating goes for the "Einfach tierisch" version. One of the best auction games.
2004-12-05*
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Kevin Teague
Canada
Vancouver
British Columbia
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10
Feb 2005*
My favorite opener, and it works especially good when you are waiting for the late players to show up since it plays best with 3.
2005-02-14*
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Chris Pizula
United States
Newport Beach
California
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10
Mar 2005*
Thanks to Uberplay for re-releasing this one, with great artwork! Truly one of my favorite games, and one of my Top 3 Knizia offerings. Agonizing decisions provide a very fun experience, and newbies love it.
2005-03-20*
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Mike Siggins
England
Cambridge
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10
May 2005*
I have almost certainly played this game more than any other German Game. In many ways it is the best Knizia design of all.
2005-05-09*
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Mats Kristoffersen
Sweden
Göteborg
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10
Feb 2006*
(Einfach tierisch.) A fast, nonlinear little auction game with excruciating decisions. Delicious. Absolutely brilliant.

There are at least two brilliant ideas here: the cards you spend never come back, so you lose flexibility as well as raw purchasing power; and the player with the least money left at the end of the game can't win.
2006-02-03*
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Marko Koskelo
Finland
Oulu
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10
Mar 2006*
Best light medium weight game I've ever played.
2006-03-21*
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Scott Kaczanowski
United States
Alto
Michigan
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10
Oct 2008*
This is my favorite filler. On several occasions, our group has requested repeat plays on the same night, due to the fun we have with it. Every game has a slightly different feel, depending on how the cards are revealed and how many players there are. I love that this game is extremely good with 3, 4 or 5 players.
2007-11-10*
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Maciek U
United States
Cromwell
Connecticut
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10
Apr 2008*
Nice tense game. Reminds me of poker at the casino tables. Actually this game should be played instead of Poker at the casino. A lot of these games should, but this one would be my first pick. The guessing, the bluffing, the money, it's all there.
2009-03-31
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Eddy Richards
Scotland
Allanton
Duns
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10
Dec 2007*
Fantastic game, simple enough rules but with a twist in the tail: the person with the least money can't win, which changes everything!
2007-12-09*
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Olli Mäkiketola
Finland
Tampere
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10
May 2008*
(I own a Uberplay's High Society edition)
Quickplaying auction game and fun to play. I think this is the best light auction game I've played. Games varies a bit in length but are never long. For such a short game this is quite meaty game although there is a lot of luck involved. Knizia's best filler and works well with 3-5 players.

High Society is a bit overproduced but thematically better. Einfach Tierisch on the other hand is (even more) portable.
2012-01-25
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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10
Apr 2012
Probably the simplest and best auction game. You will have fun with some tantalizing decisions. It has some very balancing elements. Very good design. Great components. Strongly recommended. You have to gamble at the right time to win. Great!
2012-04-09
Ken Shoda
Japan
Zushi
Kanagawa
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10
Mar 2013
(Einfach tierisch!) Paper tiger!
2009-05-27
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Joonas Kekkonen
Finland
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10
Dec 2009*
So much excitement and so many difficult decisions in such a short time!
2010-01-05
Matthias Besse
United States
New York
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10
Apr 2011
With the right group of players, this is the best game I know. I'd rather play it than anything else I know.
2011-04-09
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Chris King
United States
Illinois
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10
Jun 2015
I have the app version of this game. I am so glad I got my hands on a physical copy of the game! Now that I have the game, I will probably only use the app only if I am in need of a fix! Which will probably be often!
2015-06-14
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patrick somers
United States
wyandotte
Michigan
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10
Jan 2015
Awesome auction game... Plays fast, lots to think about and manage. Fun and easy to teach, a few steps above "for sale". Love it!
2015-01-09
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Phil Kim
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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10
Apr 2015
Ingenious game, can't understand why it isn't rated higher. I just got this game, and I've been missing out. The game always has an exciting finish, no two games are the same. I love the heart-pounding reveal of who has the least money, love the anti-bidding on bad cards, love the uncertainty of when the game will end, love the careful planning required because each money card is a different value. So great!
2015-04-19
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Gareth
Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich
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My ass is green, but I don't let it worry me.
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9.6
Jul 2009*
Great filler which isn't dull and empty. A nice light auction game with a couple of interesting twists to keep you playing. Probably one of Knizia's best.
2009-07-23
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Dan P BoardGameCo
United States
University Heights
Ohio
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9.5
May 2004*
Very tight tactical game. I love the tough contextual decisionmaking.
2004-05-23*
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Lyonnel Lee
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
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9.5
Apr 2005*
Fantastic game by one of the finest designers around. Very easy to learn the rules, engaging gameplay yet has certain amount of depths. High replayability as well. Very highly recommended!!!
2005-04-10*
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