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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*
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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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Dan Laursen
United States
Fort Myers
Florida
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10
Jul 2015
Love the lasting tension and dynamic auction valuations packed into such a short play time!
2015-07-31
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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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Phillip Schwarzmann
Finland
Espoo
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9.5
Sep 2005*
So much fun and strategy in such a quick game! It's definitely worth your wild to hunt down this game and pay triple the original price! BELIEVE the hype! My only beef about this title is that it can end TOO early which is annoying. Meatier than "For Sale"
2005-09-19*
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Jussi Kahlos
Finland
Helsinki
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9.5
Feb 2007*
Definitely the best filler. Lots of very hard decision and agony for a game of 15 minutes. Gets better and better all time. Played nearly every time in a game session.
2007-02-04*
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Ricardo Viera
Spain
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9.5
Jan 2014
Pequeño y rápido juego de subastas que, pese a su sencillez, tienes que confiar en que tú mismo no fastidies la victoria debido a la incertidumbre que transmite. Le gusta a casi todo el mundo.(15min)
2009-07-17
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Eilif Svensson
Norway
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9.5
Feb 2015
I really enjoy this one. A game that every one can play. Reiner Knizia has made a simple idea into something very interesting by doing three twists: The player who has least money left loses, the different values on the cards, and the negative cards. All those three makes it to a very tense and exciting game.
2015-02-02
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Marty Hoff
United States
Austin
Texas
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9
Sep 2001*
Wonderful game which I seem to be very bad at playing.
2001-09-09*
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Geoffrey Engelstein
United States
Bridgewater
New Jersey
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9
Aug 2002*
We love High Society and use it to introduce couples to 'German' games. It's easy to teach and understand the goals, yet is different from anything folks have played before, plus it makes your head hurt.
2002-08-03*
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Jochebeth Cendanawangi

Blaine
Washington
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Oct 2002*
Very fun bidding game. My first Reiner I believe.
2002-10-31*
Paul Sauberer
United States
Hendersonville
Tennessee
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9
Mar 2009*
A great filler.
2003-06-12*
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Tim Thomas
United States
Oceanside
California
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9
May 2004*
You can't go wrong with a bidding game by Dr. Knizia. I knew I would like it the moment we opened the box!
2004-05-29*
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Ron Hetrick
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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9
Jul 2004*
This game is very well designed. With the right group you WILL get table talk. Great party game as well as tactical game.
2004-07-29*
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Michael Chu
United States
Pasadena
California
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9
Jan 2005*
Raj, with a few nice twists.
2005-01-11*
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Neal Herperger
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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9
Jan 2005*
Sometimes you can get hosed royally by the cards, but it is still excellent due to it's length.
2005-01-12*
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Andy Parsons
United Kingdom
Chelmsford
Essex
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9
Feb 2005*
Great little auction game. A tricky balancing act between buying the luxuries needed to win and saving just enough money to avoid losing. Tough decisions throughout.
2005-02-02*
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Paul Hawkins
United States
Shelton
Connecticut
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9
Feb 2005*
Kinizia makes games that I love, it's just that simple! A wonderful auction style game with a random game end that results in a real nail biter of an evening.
2005-02-03*
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John Carlton
United States
Shawnee
Kansas
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9
Feb 2005*
Very quick. And a lot of fun. The Scandal, Thief and Gambling Debts are downright evil!
2005-02-14*
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Christopher Rosenqvist-Cutlip
Sweden
Stockholm
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9
Oct 2010
Ok filler, with nice twists in the negative cards, and that the player with the least money is out of the game.
2005-03-25*
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Kelly Bass
United States
Venice
California
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9
May 2005*
Short & lite bidding game that fills a perfect niche for me. Love the art & production of the cards. Great filler.
2005-05-19*
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M Lang
Andorra
La Massana
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9
Jul 2005*
Look no further, this is the perfect filler!
Auctioning of negative cards and "player with least money loses" -rule really create a superb game that shouldn't be missed by anyone.
2005-07-09*
Koert Debyser
Belgium
Brugge
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9
Jul 2007*
Fast auction cardgame with very simple rules. Adding a unique flavor to this filler are the bidding to avoid misfortune cards and the need to avoid being the player with the least amount of money at the end of the game. Hand management is very important as all the players start with the same set of money cards. Although there is not much luck involved, the semi-random ending ensures some agonizing moments ...
2007-07-15*
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United States
Takoma Park
Maryland
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9
Aug 2005*
Very enjoyable game. My family took to it immediately. I tend to take one of the random red-boardered cards and deal it into the bottom part of the deck to ensure that the game doesn't end too quickly.

A personal favorite. Good for the pub.
2005-08-18*
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Jari Jokinen
Finland
Helsinki
Unspecified
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9
Aug 2005*
Excellent light game, that you just want to play over and over again
2005-08-25*
True Blue Jon
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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9
Sep 2005*
Why is it so good? You have no idea when the game ends so you want to get your points early or you may end up getting no points at all. But, in order to get your points early, you have to spend lots of money and the player with the least money loses no matter how many points they have.

That's it and it's quite a conundrum!
2005-09-15*
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William Bussick
United States
Reno
Nevada
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9
Feb 2015
So fun, so different every play. No game is quite the same. So frustrating!

Update: Upgraded to a 9. A nearly-perfect auction game. So simple, so agonizing, so fun.
2015-02-28
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Jeff W
United States
Parker
Colorado
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9
Jan 2006*
Nice filler with a lot of agonizing decisions. One of my favorite fillers with gamers--packs a lot of punch in a game that can often be finished under 10 minutes.
2006-01-29*
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