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steve leung
Canada
burnaby
british columbia
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10
Jul 2004*
A classic.
2004-07-18*
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Nicole Neville
United Kingdom
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10
Jun 2006*
Avalon Hill boardgame, not the magazines! Preferably the 'tea towel' version but rigid board one will do!
2006-06-22*
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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10
May 2015
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Rahmie Baks
Netherlands
Den bosch
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9.2
May 2007*
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Vilho Väisänen
Finland
Iisalmi
Savo
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9
Sep 2007*
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Kirk Wilson
United States
Edmond
Oklahoma
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9
Aug 2008*
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Doug Smith
United States
Pennsylvania
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9
Jan 2009*
My brother has this game and I love it!
2009-01-22*
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Chris McCombs
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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9
Mar 2010
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tom in Toronto
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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9
Jan 2014
A true classic. Lots of variability via house rules. Best with 6 players, or with proxies.
2014-01-14
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Matthew H
United States
Oshkosh
Wisconsin
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9
Nov 2014
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Peter Q
United States
Arkansas
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9
Mar 2015
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Dr Evil's Advocate
Canada
Greater Vancouver area
BC, Canuckistan
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8.5
Dec 2007*
I'm looking for the Hasbro (Avalon Hill) version that has the plastic minis! If you want something specific in trade I do not have, let me know! I'll find it!
2007-12-23*
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Izzy Gambliel
United States
Seattle
Washington
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8.5
Sep 2013
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Jeff Kochosky
United States
Plainville
Connecticut
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8
Apr 2003*
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Karl Benisch
Sweden
Stockholm
Stockholm
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8
Jan 2006*
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Roberto Chavez
United States
California
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8
Nov 2010
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Marshall
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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8
Feb 2011
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Robert Carroll
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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8
Nov 2009*
Missed this beauty when it was still on the shelves. Good, but not too deep, game recreating a large span of Western history.
2008-03-21*
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Larz Welo
Indonesia
Kalimantan
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8
Oct 2011
Really an amazing game. The only difficulty is the time commitment. Even experienced players can be defeated by poor empire draws (which is what luck is all about).

Plays best with 6. 5 players seems to have rare occurences with 6 players become merely infrequent. With 4 the game really starts to break down because there is much less competition and difficult interaction of constant conquest.


Math Traded this moderately beat up copy of History of the World for Eminent Domain: Escalation
2014-05-16
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Kevin Larkin
United States
Woodside
New York
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8
Jun 2008*
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Thomas Robert
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8
May 2009*
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Jacob Beaumont
United States
Kansas
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8
Mar 2009*
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Stijn Van der Jonckheyd
Belgium
Lier
Antwerp
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8
Apr 2010
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Jim Stevens
United States
Oshkosh
WI
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8
Jun 2010
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Jon Baxter
Canada
Calgary
Alberta, Canada
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8
Mar 2014
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Christopher Moore
United States
Duncan Falls
Ohio
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8
Feb 2014
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Thomas Lang
Germany
Gaißach
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7.8
Mar 2014
More tactical than strategic, I guess, and lots of die rolling, but in this case I can forgive it because it's so unique otherwise.
2014-03-02
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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7.5
May 2015
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Kermit Rickenberg
United States
Kissimmee
Florida
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7.3
Nov 2004*
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Robert Martin
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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7
Sep 2005*
A solid Risk-type wargame. Lasts 1 hour per player. I'd say there are 3-4 hours of fun in this game, so I don't recommend playing with more than 4 players. Also, I wish that there was more historical flavor to the different epochs. It's basically the same game of Risk repeated seven times over, regardless of which Civ you are playing. Still, it's a very deluxe package, and the rules keep all players in the game until the end which is a nice change from Risk.
2005-09-09*
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Dominic Stott
United States
Broomfield
Colorado
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7
Nov 2005*
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Doug Clark
United States
California
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7
Mar 2007*
Like this game even though it is a bit long. A few of the powers have to be thrown out as they are too weak or too powerful and can really inflate / harm your position if you end up with them.
2007-03-18*
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Johan Jönsson
Sweden
Göteborg
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7
Sep 2007*
Takes long time!
Reenact the history of the world on six hours.

Plays better the more you are.
Wonderful board.
2007-09-30*
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Craig Tenhoff
United States
Simi Valley
California
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7
Nov 2007*
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Adam Murray
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Jun 2008*
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Alex Szymanski
United States
Wausau
Wisconsin
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7
Apr 2013
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J Anderson
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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6.5
Nov 2014
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Chapel
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Jul 2007*
2007-07-20*
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Matt Hardy
United States
Jacksonville
Illinois
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Apr 2015
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Jeff Grossman
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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Feb 2009*
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Mark Levine
United States
New York
New York
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6
Jan 2015
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Brian Eggert
United States
Piscataway
New Jersey
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5
Jun 2010
Similar to Vinci and Small World, but HotW is longer and inferior to those games. The bulk of HotW is based on a fairly random method of assigning empires to players. In lowest VP order, players draw a random empire for the given Epoch, keeping it if they like it or assigning it to another player if they don't. There are various reasons for keeping/assigning the empires including the fact that your turn order for the round (Epoch) is based on which empire you control (and when that empire appeared in the true historical timeline)... so there can be a lot of thinking and calculating for this part (assigning empires)... but once the empires have been divided, it becomes multiplayer solitaire... where you just try to grab the most points (and bash the leaders) with whatever armies (and start location) you have been assigned. Unlike Vinci, you are not always selecting your own potential energy (empire) for the turn... instead you are often assigned an empire (probably a crappy one) by your opponents. Also, HotW has a lot more randomness (die rolls for attacks and event/action cards) than Vinci and Small World. If I'm in the mood for a leader-bashing, empire-building game, I prefer those two games over HotW... for the shorter play length and reduced randomness.
2010-06-22
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Nov 2009*
Too long for what it is. Unlikely that I can be convinced to play this again.
2015-06-28
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Donald Myers
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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Paul Stephanouk
United States
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Greg Stopelli
Canada
Vancouver
Vancouver
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Tomas Granlund
Sweden
Stockholm
Unspecified
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Aaron Sparks
Canada
Unspecified
Alberta
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Mark Grace
Australia
Unspecified
NSW
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Willie Callison
United States
Bellevue
Washington
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