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Kerstin Jakob
Germany
Köln
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10
Feb 2008*
I mean the Swiss version - called Brändi Dog - excellent components.
It's a great partnership game.
2008-02-09*
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Matt Dodor
United States
St. Paul
MN
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10
Sep 2009*
Light, fun partnership game. A game this simple should not be this good.

8 to 9: I really enjoy the nostalgia factor Dog brings to the table. The game I probably played the most of growing up was Trouble, and although I'm not going to be busting out the pop-o-matic bubble any time soon, Dog is a great replacement. Sure the game has some problems - bad draws can ruin a team's chances, the game can drag towards the end, but considering these problems I'm still enthralled with a game the combines my favorite youth game with partner play and good choices. If you enjoyed Trouble or Parcheesi growing up, but your tastes are a little more refined these days, consider Dog a viable game.

9 to 10: What started as a 'Tichu for beginners' interest in Dog has blossomed into a true love for the game. Is it less complicated as Tichu? Yes, but it's still rather deep and more importantly FUN! This partnership game is my new go to game for couples. And again, unlike Tichu, I would suspect that beginners would have a chance against experienced players. Sure, the game favors experienced players, but beginners will have some sort of a chance. I don't think I could say the same for Tichu. Plus, what to do to help your partner is often very obvious.

I regret the fact that I can't find 4 people in real life who enjoy this game nearly as much as I do.
2009-11-29
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Gerald Rüscher
Germany
Paderborn
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10
Feb 2011
Rating (10) for Brändi version.
Rating (8) for Schmidt edition.

Excellent family game! I love it, my kids love it and my kids' friends love it, too.

Comes in two versions:

The German edition by Schmidt is rather low-priced (~18 Euro) with decent card quality. The board and bits however are sub-optimal because you can very easily knock your pawns over.

The Swiss edition by Brändi has a really high price (50-60 Euro) because the game is produced by handicapped people. It is however of far superior quality: a thick, polished wood board with beautiful marbles as pawns. Knocking over the bits is virtually impossible here. Standard cards are used which might be a slight disantvantage when playing with young children.

All in all I definitely prefer the Brändi version: it's beautiful, robust and by buying it you support the work of handicapped people.
2012-01-17
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Corey Brey
United States
Cedar Falls
Iowa
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10
Oct 2012
Great game for a family setting (e.g. Thanksgiving/Christmas).
2014-12-12
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Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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9.4
Apr 2012
A great take on a traditional game. Even better than when I first played it. Got it as a birthday gift from a special non-player friend who heard I loved it - I am stunned. Yeah!
2011-04-20
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Filipe Cunha
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
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9.2
Aug 2010
NM:2
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2013-11-16
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David Arnott
United States
Tarzana
California
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9
Oct 2009*
Played about 15-20 times now on BSW and I can certainly see why people might not care for this one. But I totally dig these kind of games, the ones that mix a little thinking with a lot of luck. Make it a partnership game, and I'm in heaven.

It's light - it's more Sorry! or Trouble than it is Pachesi (and full disclosure: I really like Trouble) - and yet there's definitely some neat hand management stuff, and more than enough room for some clever play. But, yeah, there's also a boatload of luck.

At about 30-40 minutes, it does feel a little long for what it is. I think a lot of that comes from the both-partners-are-jointly-moving-one-last-single-pawn endgame, which isn't nearly as satisfying as the midgame. The middle 70% is where all the fun is, I think. And also where most of the "cool" decisions are, though since it is partnership, it can be tough if your partner misses some move you were setting up, or doesn't pass you the "obvious" card.

When you're way behind, you still have a chance, yet good early play is definitely rewarded - the game strikes the right balance between the two. And did I mention it's a partnership game?

*** UPDATE October 2009 [initial rating:8] ***

Well, with another 75+ plays under my belt, this game continues to delight me. The middle is still the meat, but the endgame (now that I really know what I'm doing) is just as tricky and fun and satisfying. And that pawn-on-its-own-color-blocks rule is GENIUS.

Bought 5 or 6 from Amazon.de, and after bringing the game out at a local event, I've had to fight people off who want copies. That's a pretty good sign.
2009-10-29
Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Apr 2009*
Great card game. There is more than it meets the eye here. A lot of strategies are workable. The rules are a pain. Neither the official site nor the file here in the BGG has the complete rules. A lot of vital details are missing. The rulebook is in 3 languages but none of them English. Give a call to your German friend and he will explain this great game to you!
2009-04-13
Timo Schneider
Germany
Kamen / Unna
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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9
Oct 2009*
Great start /end of a boardgame evening
After many play I've to say... one never get's bored with this game.
2009-10-30
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Timo Hsu
Germany
Delmenhorst
Deutschland
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9
Apr 2010
I love this on the brettspielwelt.de or in reality, if we happen to be 4 players
2010-11-15
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Greg Richardson
United States
California
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9
Mar 2010
Dog hits a lot of my Tichu itch, but is significantly easier to explain to new players. I'm always up for Dog.
2010-07-08
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Thomas Caspari
Germany
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9
Aug 2009*
Tolles Spiel für groß und klein! Tolle und einfache Umsetzung des Klassikers Mensch Ärgere Dich nicht. Nur mit Karten anstatt mit Würfeln und dadurch viel mehr strategisch.
2009-10-26
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Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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9
Feb 2010
(2-4) - 45 Min. - Underground (Box)
2013-01-01
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Switzerland
Basel
Unspecified
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Nov 2014
Brändi "jigsaw" version with 6-player extension
2010-03-01
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David
Switzerland
Buchs
St. Gallen
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9
Nov 2011
One of our favorite games in most of my gaming groups. Much more meaningful than traditional Pachisi variants. Simple to learn but with interesting decisions and a nice team work aspect.
2012-08-07
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Katharina Rupf
Germany
Aachen
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9
Jun 2011
Yeah!
Mensch-ärgere-Dich-nicht in gut.
2011-06-01
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Mark Rollings
United Kingdom
Peterborough
Cambs
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9
Nov 2011
If you're going to play a roll and move game, play this one. It includes difficult decision making and playing in partnership.

Try before you buy on brettspielwelt.
2011-11-10
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Bruno D
United States
East Northport
New York
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Mar 2013
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2015-01-05
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Daniel Niemann
Germany
Hagen a.T.W.
Niedersachsen
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8.5
Apr 2014
Fast game. Some tactical decisions to be made, but not too thinkey. Good as a filler, but I could play it five times in a row too. Must try this with my colleagues at work.
Can be played on BSW.
One of the best light four-player-games, and in fact the best team-player game apart from tichu (which is of course heavier).
2010-08-12
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Alan McRathstar
United States
Laurel
Maryland
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8.5
Mar 2011
I have played this a lot. It's essentially Sorry! with some brilliant innovations to make the game good and fun. If you like Sorry!, you are sure to love this. If you don't (like me,) you might still like this.
2011-03-30
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Marc Gilutin
United States
Alhambra
California
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8.5
Aug 2010
Used to play a lot of Sorry as a kid. Add special cards and the partnership dynamic...

Me likee!
2010-09-18
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Brian Brokaw
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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8
Aug 2009*
I _LOVE_ the partner aspect to this game. I guess I just don't own hardly any games with partner play, so this may be inflating my opinion of DOG, but games are so much more memorable recounting victories (or commiserating losses) with a gaming partner. The card play is VERY tactical and guarantees (through deck constitution and cycling) that the best playing team almost always wins. Don't discount this game because it looks like "Trouble" or "Sorry!".
2010-01-25
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Ed Meadows
United States
Huntington
West Virginia
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8
Jul 2009*
Underneath the seemingly simple gameplay lies a surprising amount of depth, particularly in team strategy. Whole lot of fun when you get four people together
2009-05-17
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Andre Vock
Switzerland
Ennetbaden
Aargau
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8
Aug 2009*
Manuela's game
Braendi Dog with 6 player expansion
2009-02-25
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Chris Brown
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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8
Feb 2010
Very good game, but be careful of the type of player with whom you partner.
2010-03-07
Steve Sauder
Canada
Unspecified
Ontario
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8
Aug 2009*
I like it. A euro version of sorry with more strategy. 6p is kind of chaotic.
2009-08-04
Owned
Jeff Zarse
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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8
Jun 2010
Surprising
2010-06-05
Owned
Chad Rutt
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
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8
Dec 2010
Play was great, not sure if it has much staying power, but seems like a decent gateway game as well with it's simple yet strategic play.
2010-08-11
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Gerald Rüscher
Germany
Paderborn
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8
Mar 2013
Rating (8) for Schmidt edition.
Rating (9) for Brändi version.

Excellent family game! I love it, my kids love it and my kids' friends love it, too.

Comes in two versions:

The German edition by Schmidt is rather low-priced (~18 Euro) with decent card quality. The board and bits however are sub-optimal because you can very easily knock your pawns over.

The Swiss edition by Brändi has a really high price (50-60 Euro) because the game is produced by handicapped people. It is however of far superior quality: a thick, polished wood board with beautiful marbles as pawns. Knocking over the bits is virtually impossible here. Standard cards are used which might be a slight disantvantage when playing with young children.

All in all I definitely prefer the Brändi version: it's beautiful, robust and by buying it you support the work of handicapped people.
2011-01-03
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Patrick C.
United States
Milford
New Hampshire
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8
Jan 2011
Homemade copy with Aggravation board and cards from four decks so that all special cards are red and all numbers are only black.

A hidden gem! We've all played Parcheesi/Sorry/Aggravation, but not like this. They threw out the dice and added playing cards and teams. With a full group of six this game is a blast. Luck is a factor, but strategy and teamwork counts for a lot. If you want a family game or introduce folks to what a game could be (it's as if they purposely made Sorry boring) check this one out. If you don't want to make your own copy you can buy from Amazon.de or sometimes timewellspent carries it.
2011-01-28
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Bernd Boland
Germany
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8
Nov 2011
Only with 4 or 6 players.
2011-11-07
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Tim P.
United States
Thousand Oaks
CA
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8
Oct 2012
Not the deepest game, simple mechanics. What I like about the game is deciding the order in which to play the cards and how to harm the other players and maximize your opportunities.
2012-10-22
Owned
Steve Kingsley
United States
Cedar Falls
Iowa
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8
Jul 2011
A little cutthroat at times for me to play it at every suggestion, but is a great game nevertheless. The team aspect of this game throws interesting tactical decisions and gameplay.
2011-07-14
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James Torr
United States
Torrance
California
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8
Feb 2014
After 4 plays, this game has really grown on me. At first I thought it was just OK -- and getting people to play "team parcheesi with cards" is a tough sell -- but with each game I see more room for clever play. Lots of little but tough decisions to make, makes you feel like that's where the game's won or lost, but with the luck factor it retains a nice light feel. Just really charming.
2014-02-20
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Jesper Norris
Denmark
Viborg
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8
Apr 2012
Super game for 4 players. Simple mechanic as you know from Ludo. You use cards instead of dice, and you have a partner. Great game, and once you tried it a few times, you'll find alot of strategies in this. I have tried the Danish rip-off called "Partners" which I dont find as nice as this. The rules of the Danish "Partners" are not very describing, which let people play the game as they see fit.
2014-03-15
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United States
Plainwell
Michigan
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8
Jan 2012
Aggravation + Sounds horrible right? Wrong! Pretty fun - partnership version.
2013-06-14
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David Chamorro
Spain
Sant boi de llobregat
Barcelona
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8
Jun 2012
parchis con cartas
2012-02-10
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Big Guy
United States
Cary
North Carolina
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8
Jun 2012
Played a home made copy someone introduced our group to - it is a surprisingly good game.
2012-06-03
Randall Rasmussen
United States
Blair
Nebraska
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8
Apr 2013
Parcheesi with cards and a few surprises.
2013-09-22
Owned
Frank-Philipp Wolfer
Germany
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8
Apr 2013
2-6 45min - Mensch ärgre dich nicht - Partner
2015-05-30
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Bilulu Bilulu
Belgium
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8
Sep 2014
NEUF
2014-09-27
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migyo lee
South Korea
seoul
Unspecified
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Aug 2014
카드로 하는 윷놀이 게임... 게다가 팀플 게임임.
끝까지 어떻게될지 알 수 없는 긴장감...
(가끔 어이없이 끝나는 경우도 있지만...)

해보고 너무 재미있었지만, 구하기 쉽지 않아서, 결국...
초창기 핸드메이드 게임 중 하나...
2014-08-06
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E Talley
United States
Aurora
Colorado
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8
Mar 2015
Just a variant of Parcheesi but the team game is really fun. The younger kids like it and my second oldest son Stephen really enjoys it.
2015-03-14
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Manuel Tognina
Switzerland
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8
Mar 2015
A real eyecatcher in the original Brändi-version. Playable with up to six persons (with the expansion tiles and marbles) and with absolutely anybody over 7 years old.
2015-03-07
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Arthur
United States
California
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7.5
Dec 2008*
Very fun game, looking forward to playing more (on BSW) in the future.
2008-12-13*
Werner Bär
Germany
Karlsruhe
Baden
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7.5
Feb 2010
Rating for the 4 player (partnership) game. I think 3 or 5 players would me much less interesting.

Drawback: Pawns are a bit on the light side, and can easy fall over (especially when playing with kids - even a 6 year old enjoyed it!)
2010-02-16
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Andreas Buhlmann
Germany
Frankfurt
Hessen
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Mar 2008*
I play it with TAC Cards and rules!
2008-03-11*
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Chazar
Germany
Hesse
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7
Sep 2008*
By adding team play and eschewing dice for cards, an annoying old random-based game is suddenly transformed into something fun and interesting. How strange.

It's fun! And moving does require some thoughts - at least at the start of each round.
2008-09-22*
Carlos Couto
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
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Jun 2009*
Divertido jogo onde o Ludo encontra o "eurostyle", jogado em duplas é um jogo bem bacana com bastante interação.
2008-09-24*
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Grzegorz Kobiela
Germany
Hanover
Lower Saxony
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7
Dec 2013
It's cool how cards can solve such a bad game like Pachisi.
2009-09-06
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