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David East
United Kingdom
Milton Keynes
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10
Jul 2009*
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Stewart Pilling
United Kingdom
Worsley
Manchester
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10
Aug 2012
Martin Wallaces best game in my opinion. I really am loving this game.
2007-10-30*
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David Rosenberg
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Hessen
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10
Dec 2009*
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J. Waterborg
Netherlands
Groningen
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10
Mar 2014
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Álex Ramos
Spain
Torreperogil
Jaén
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10
Oct 2009*
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Mario T. Lanza
United States
Camp Hill
Pennsylvania
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10
Jan 2015
Played only once. Likely to rise.
2014-11-17
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Javier Montalvo Espinosa
Spain
Málaga
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10
Oct 2009*
INMHO, the best game of 2007, and 2008... and 2010
2009 is for Agricola
2011-03-16
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Ian Anderson
New Zealand
Wellington
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10
May 2009*
This is one of my favourite Martin Wallace games, and may well become my favourite. The theme appeals and once learnt the mechanics are straight forward. There are several strategies to explore including some extreme ones.

The board includes the town I was born in.

(Session report: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/653042/king-cotton-rules...)
2011-12-05
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Alejandro S.
Spain
Madrid
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10
Jan 2009*
El mejor Eurogame que he probado ... fácil de jugar, dificil de dominar, y mucha diversión.
2008-07-09*
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Paul Turfrey
England
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10
Nov 2008*
The best MW game so far by a long way. Age of Steam minus the brain pain after the game
2008-08-21*
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Jim Stevens
United States
Oshkosh
WI
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10
Feb 2009*
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Patiently waiting for the zombie apocalypse...
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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10
May 2009*
Played it... Love it! Wallace your the man!
2009-03-29
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Christophe Soulier
France
LOYETTES
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10
May 2013
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José Antonio López Romero
Spain
Sevilla
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10
Jun 2012
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David Hunter
United Kingdom
Newcastle-under-Lyme
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10
Aug 2009*
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Łukasz
Poland
Warsaw
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10
Nov 2009*
8th June 2009: after three plays (two and a half, actually) I rate it 9. Can't stop pondering of how theme is combined with game mechanics and how original the game is itself.

For example, you have five types of industries in the game and every each of them is ruled by different sets of rules. This, on the other hand, is a real PITA when you have to explain all the subtleties but once players get a grip over what is happening in the game, it all goes seamlessly.

13th August 2009: up-rated to 10. There're more games of Brass under my belt than of any other game (mostly on-line, mind you, which I don't register here) but anyway, it only shows how much I like the game. It second best right after Perikles.

7th November: with more than 100 games over my belt (most of it on-line, obviously), it's by far my favourite game. I will never give it up.

December 2013: more than 200 games played.
2013-12-09
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Ben
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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10
Nov 2011
I wasn't overly impressed with my first game of Brass. It was good, but playing it didn't feel like I had that many options or there was something restricting me from doing what I wanted.
After playing though I kept thinking about it, lying in bed, or on the way to work and different strategies I want to try.

Now I've played it a few times, I can appreciate it a lot more. Interesting mechanics of exhausting your tiles and the card hand management, in addition to the managing of money, and always not having quite enough to do what you want without having to take a loan, and then be in a position where you have to keep taking loans.

I really enjoy this one.
2012-05-09
Owned
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Keith Chan
Hong Kong
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10
Oct 2009*
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Daniel Sharp
United States
Austin
Texas
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10
Jan 2011
Probably one of the best games I've ever played. Definitely among my top rated: Twilight Struggle and Power Grid.
2010-12-03
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Eric Rampson
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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10
Sep 2010
One of those perfect games for me. I'm not all that good at it but I sure do love it!
2011-09-24
Owned
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Rob Freeman
Canada
Vancouver
B.C
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10
Sep 2010
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Steve Rogers
United States
Hoboken
New Jersey
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10
Apr 2015
The penultimate Wallace game (assuming he has many thrills to come). Tight economy, tighter board and many paths to victory. Amazing intergration of theme and mechanics.

The 2-player mod is fantastic! many thanks to its creator, and all who worked on it.
2012-04-14
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Len
United States
Austin
Texas
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10
Apr 2011
A very strategic game.

Rules heavy, but into the second game I no longer noticed it, and was just playing the game. I was concerned this aspect of the game would be a reason I may not like it, but that was not the case.

In Brass, you plan a strategy early on you would like to execute to build a network of constructed industries. One cool aspect is that each industry (represented by a tile) does not score until the goods it produced (iron, coal, cotton) are used or sold. Then you "flip" the tile to indicate it is profitable/working and you earn the VP's and increase your income level.

While you have an overall strategy, you should also watch to see what is in demand making it a tactical game as well.

I like the turn order mechanism - the person who spends the least money in a turn will go first next time around (whoever spends the most goes last).

There is a good deal of interaction between players, both in taking opportunities/connections, but also needing to use each others' goods and ports in order to develop your own. If you always avoid using opponents' goods/ports so as to not help them, I think you will more often lose. This is pretty unique.

A downside might be the rules - this is a heavy game with many mechanics, and some exceptions to rules. The number of rules makes to the game less accessible to people who like lighter games.

2011-07-06
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Ben Skellett
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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And the older you get, the fewer things you really love. And by the time you get to my age, maybe it's only one or two things. With me, I think it's one.
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10
Feb 2015
I like it. It's interesting & the theme is well implemented ... it makes me think, but it doesn't excite me.

Update: I have to increase my rating. Despite the theme not originally interesting me I've come to realise just how brilliant the game is!

Even works well for 2p.
2011-08-18
Owned
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Jimmy Smith
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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10
Feb 2015
Martin Wallace hates you. That's all you really need to know.

Otherwise, this is an excellent tactical economic game with so many possible outcomes, strategies, and paths to victory, I still haven't been able to quite wrap my head around it. As boring as the theme is, I'm still up for this game any time.
2011-06-11
Owned
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