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Jeff Senley
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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10
Jul 2005*
Absolutely our favorite game.
2005-07-10*
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Greg Wilzbach
United States
Valencia
California
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10
Jan 2006*
One of my favorites.
2006-01-02*
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Lynette
United States
Richland
Washington
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10
Apr 2013
As a Chemical Engineer I really enjoy this one. =-)
2007-04-14*
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Guillaume Blanc
Belgium
Bruxelles (Ixelles)
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10
Feb 2015
Fast and furious + easy to learn
2015-02-01
H-B-G
United Kingdom
Halesowen
West Midlands
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9.9
Sep 2014
A wonderful game, packing a tense experience into a short time

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2013-07-15
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Amy Jordan
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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9.5
Sep 2006*
Awesome. I especially love the Nine Inch Nails logo. One of the most underrated, underplayed games ever.
2006-09-28*
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Matthew Gray
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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9
Jul 2003*
Great game, very heavy on strategy, very light on tactics.
2003-07-09*
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Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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9
Jan 2011
I especially enjoy this when played by e-mail (though I don't record e-mail plays on BGG.) The ability to think through your move carefully is an added attraction to me (though in many other games I'd rather play less thoughtfully.)
2011-05-07
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Craig Artl
United States
New Berlin
Wisconsin
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9
May 2009*
After playing one 3-player game, I'll give this game an 8 but I think that it could eventually go higher. Has many of the features that I like including a bit of randomness (luck) in the card draw, simple rules and numerous strategy options. I'm looking forward to trying out different ways to run my company. Sure, I'll probably get my butt kicked but it will be fun trying!

Update: Bumped up to a 9.
2009-05-11
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Matthew Arrington
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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9
May 2004*
I like this a lot. The decisions aren't always clear, and you have to pay some attention to what your opponents are doing (especially if you are picking your actions first). The only bad thing is that the play doesn't seem intuitive, you have to play a full game before it "clicks".
2004-05-27*
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Mattias Persson
Sweden
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9
Nov 2011
Played 5-10 times.

Update: After 7 games, I really like this. I upped my rating to a 9. My only complaint is that the game can end too early some times. A player with the right cards can end the game real quick if she feels she´s winning.
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A quirky, interesting game. I love the theme and the graphics. I think of the "accidents" as "inspections" which works better for me theme-wise. Everytime I play this I wonder if this game is as good as I believe it is, and usually the answer is Yes.

Jürgen Strohm. 2-4.
2011-11-06
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Tommy Ryytty
Finland
Vantaa
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9
Nov 2012
One of the underrated gems in BGG. Small piece of art. Only problem is that especially in four player game it is possible to stuck of line of disasters in factory, which can decrease experience.
2012-11-06
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Mark Saya
United States
Los Angeles
California
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9
Apr 2009*
Very fun little manage-a-company game, with a timely theme. Plays well with two players, but even better with three or four. [11 plays]
2015-02-20
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Mike Cross
United States
Atkinson
New Hampshire
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9
Sep 2005*
Great game with some interesting mechanics. Reminds me of Goa, but with some fun differences. Plays quickly and scales well from 2-4.
2005-09-17*
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Carl Kramer
United States
Long Beach
New York
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9
Oct 2005*
Resource management and dicision making fun for all.

2005-10-13*
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Mike Jones
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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9
Jul 2007*
This is one of those games that hides on the shelf, until that day you find time to play. It seems cool after that first play. Then you play it again and find there's more in this game then it first seemed. With the short play time, it quickly becomes a 'hey we've got time for Industrial Waste'.
2009-07-27
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Daniel Szukalow
Canada
Burnaby
British Columbia
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9
May 2008*
4/2/07 - card drafting mechanism which allows you to take actions to maximize your profit generating factory while trying to minimize or reduce waste output. If you like thematic games this one has it in spades!
2008-05-11*
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Jae
United States
Bryan
TX
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9
Oct 2011
A fantastic game of risk management
2012-01-15
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CassSoren
United States
Phillipston
Massachusetts
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9
Oct 2013
Good economic game that offers a decent amount of weight for the short play time. Players manage a factory with tracks to manage order payoffs, count of workers needed/employed, amount of resources to fill an order/auction, and amount of pollution produced. Except for pollution, advancement along these tracks results in more end of game victory points. Each turn, stacks of 3 cards are drawn from a common deck, with one more stack than the number of players. If the industrial spill card is drawn, players must pay fines and reduce order payouts, unless they're able yo bribe an official to overlook their payout reduction. The card stacks are the only point of randomness in the game. This randomness is somewhat mitigated by the limited number of card types, stack choice, and that cards may not be duplicated within a stack. In order from the start player, which rotates each turn, each player chooses a stack. In order each player chooses a card to play. Cards may be discarded instead, if desired. This is the point that tactics come into play - choosing the order of your cards versus what you think others might do with theirs. There's a tight balance between increasing profits, gaining efficiency, and reducing wastes all of which is interwoven with the end of game victory points. Theme matters to me much less than game play. With that said, the theme works nicely with this game, as does the art.
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2011-04-17
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Jeff DeBoer
United States
Jacksonville
Oregon
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9
Jan 2011
After six plays, I have determined that I do like this game alot as I've learned the nuances and play styles....it is a solid economic card game
2011-01-21
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Chad Ellis
United States
Brookline
Massachusetts
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9
Aug 2010
See my review for more details. Easy to learn, quick to play but with a lot of depth. Good with 2, 3 or 4 players.
2010-08-04
Peter Johnston
United Kingdom
Derby
Derbyshire
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9
May 2011
This is a game I can happily return to time and time again. Another bit of resource management that plays well with two and even better with three or four as you tend to be forced to adapt rather more when you don't get the cards you want. In comparison to Agricola, the cards are where it loses out as the way they fall can make a HUGE difference.
2011-05-25
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Corey Ellis
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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9
Feb 2012
This game is great. Economics...great theme...fun bidding....role/card selections? What else can I say. I love it.
2012-03-10
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Toni Sallanmaa
Finland
Espoo
Espoo
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9
Dec 2013
Excellent for the time investment.
2013-12-04
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Frederick Menard
Canada
Boucherville
Quebec
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8.8
May 2009*
Difficulty : 4/10

Chance : 4/10

Strategy : 6/10

Diplomacy : 3/10

Replay Value: 7/10
2010-07-31
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