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Josh Adelson
United States
Columbia
South Carolina
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Well, I see the otherness of being other is otherwise contraindicated
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Who cares where it came from or whether it's correct or not? Certainly not me
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10
Jul 2007*
When played as a FUN 2er, this game rocks HARD. I mean, if you like to drop acid and hallucinate while you play board games, then maybe this one isn't for you. If you really want to waste your time playing this with 4 or 5 and falling off the tail end of the gondola train, then consider yourself warned--this will NOT be a 10 for you!
2007-07-19*
Helen Payne
United Kingdom
Brighton
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9
Aug 2007*
Also played online at BSW, where i seem to do better than in real life.
2007-08-04*
Owned
chris carleton
Canada
bon accord
Alberta
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9
Dec 2010
This is a very good game. My wife and I have only played it three times as a two-player game so far.
2010-12-21
Owned
Dustin Sutton
United States
South Jordan
Utah
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8.5
Oct 2007*
Great game with nice bits. I don't really like the board graphics which is part of the reason I don't rate it higher. There is not an english version yet.
2007-10-12*
Owned
Annemette Wolff
Denmark
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8
Mar 2007*
Love this game a lot. I works very well as a 2 player game as well.
2007-03-13*
Owned
Trond Braut
Norway
Stavanger
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8
Apr 2007*
Only played once - a three player game, but I really enjoyed the game and look forward to my next plating of it.
2007-04-24*
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Kevin Dixon
Canada
Kanata
Ontario
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8
Apr 2008*
I really like this one, it seems simple at first but there is quite a bit of strategy in it. Some people say the board is bland but I think it looks great. I play this on BSW alot.

Hopefully it comes out in English before I break down and buy the German version.

Plays very well as a 2p or 3p game. 4p & 5p are ok, but the strategies are different.

Update: Finally bought the German version!
2010-04-14
Owned
United States
Saint Joseph
Michigan
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I would do all the things I have ever dreamed of doing. I would love to become a professional whistler.I'm pretty amazing at it now, but I wanna get, like, even better. Make my living out of it.
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8
Jan 2011
Enjoyable game that seems to play well with 2 and more. Not unexpectedly, the more players you add, the more chaos that can be present. I like the how the center pool of cards weighs on your decision of what cards to play. I also like that players will work together to build some buildings. Your position on the score track, where the others are in relation to you and which island you are near all need to be watched. Very interesting.
2011-01-25
Owned
steve perkins
United Kingdom
Telford
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8
Aug 2007*
Delightful game that actually uses the scoreboard as part of the game.
2009-05-18
Owned
Tim Rourke
United Kingdom
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
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8
Nov 2007*
Cheaper than going to Venice. Lots of different game elements integrated well together.
2007-11-20*
Owned
david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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8
Dec 2007*
A venetian delight!
2007-12-10*
Owned
Alexandre Freitas
Brazil
Lauro de Freitas
Bahia
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8
Aug 2009*
original
2007-12-17*
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Alex Sorbello
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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8
Apr 2008*
a good game with great wooden bits. wanted medium
2008-04-13*
Jacek Nowak
Poland
Warsaw
Unspecified
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8
Aug 2008*
Surprisingly good. Light, almost party-game.
2008-06-11*
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Alistair Stafford
New Zealand
Auckland
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8
Apr 2010
Abstract. Very nice wooden pieces. Sort of a race game as you try to push your gondala furthest along the scoring track by building on the surrounding islands. The fact that the score track snakes around the board and your position on it makes a difference in how you score on the island you are next to i.e. you get gold bonuses, is very clever and something I haven't seen in many games before.
2010-05-10
Santa Inquisicion
Spain
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8
May 2010
Pwyll: 8
2010-05-19
Giacomo Mangiarano
Italy
Castellana Grotte (BA)
BA
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Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen
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7.9
Apr 2008*
A game really really UNDERRATED here on BGG. Strategy, luck and good decision involved. Everyone should try this hidden game...
2008-04-24*
Owned
Piet Lavens
Belgium
Deerlijk
West-Vlaanderen
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7.5
Jul 2007*
Good game. Artwork could be better.
2007-07-04*
Brian Moore
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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7.5
May 2010
Good game with nice wooden bits
2010-11-28
Owned
Antony Hemme
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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7.5
Oct 2009*
Very interesting developpement game. Nice wood components.
2009-10-11
Owned
Carl-Gustaf Samuelsson
Sweden
Borås
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7
Feb 2007*
Interesting game, with a unique usage of the scoring track as part of the game. Still not good enough to be bought by me.
2007-02-25*
Mik Svellov
Denmark
Copenhagen N
EU
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7
Mar 2007*
Good solid game, with a couple of minor quirks:

Swamp discs have different graphics on their backs.
Who will be the first to memorize all the 2 point discs???

Also the rules dictate that if a player forgets an action (most often to collect Swamp discs) then the action if forfeited. This makes the game into a memory game, which is unsatisfactory to many gamers, and it also slows the game down as there will less opportunity to build. Players should remind each other of the task - and some of my friends even suggested that a player should be obliged to remove at least 1 Swamp each turn.
2007-03-14*
Mark Haberman
United States
Painesville
Ohio
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7
Mar 2008*
Played once on BSW. Very nice constrained game. Reminds me of Web of Power with the card draws, and trying to keep drawing 3 cards at all times. Also a bit of Tower of Babel and Africa. A little lighter than I expected, but very fun. Just a nice game. This is my early choice for whatever SDJ it's eligible for.

Edit: Funny, I just read ludosophicus comments and it's almost exactly the same as mine. So there you go.
2008-03-17*
Jasen Robillard
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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7
Jan 2009*
Players cooperatively clear land and build buildings in Venice. A bit abstract but still very approachable with a mixture of mechanics reminiscent of other games (tokens - Africa; scoring track - Torres; cooperative building - Tower of Babel). At its core, it felt most like a more intuitive, more enjoyable Tower of Babel to me. Definitely SdJ bait as it has a very family friendly level of strategy (changing value of buildings throughout the game) and tactics (removal of swamp tiles, blocking with cities). There's also a nice level of luck in both the cards and the swamp/treasure tokens.
2007-03-20*
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Werner Bär
Germany
Karlsruhe
Baden
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7
Apr 2012
Rating 6.5 for 3 player game. Rating 5 for 5 players.
2011-11-18
Owned
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