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Matthew Ellis
United Kingdom
Manchester
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9
Nov 2002*
Quick and fun. Never plays the same way twice.
2002-11-12*
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Maurizio De Leo
United States
Minden
Nevada
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9
Feb 2005*
I love it. It resembles a pawn ending in chess in some way. Easy to handicap if one of the player is winning too much.
2005-02-04*
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Neil Bloomfield
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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8
Feb 2008*
This is an elegant game, made very playable by the wooden pieces (the dogs are so cute). Alas, after ten or fifteen games you'll probably get the hang of it, and determine the winning strategy, but until you do, there is sure to be plenty of excitement.And if you want to get extra mileage out of it, I am sure you could do so by tweaking the starting position, or allowing the "losing" side an extra move or two. The game is fairly well balanced, so a small tweak should maintain the balance.
2008-02-20*
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Stefano Crespi
Italy
Bologna
Italy
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8
May 2010
Clever and fast. Great chess twist.
2010-05-17
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Z Cole
United States
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7.5
Mar 2006*
I like this quick, light abstract (Piatnik version). Definitely not deep, but still fun for me (probably the bits, board, and theme(?)). When we pull it out, we play it several times in succession. We switch sides after a few games, handicapping as needed (adjust # of dogs/buffalo, or start chief and his dogs closer/further from buffalo) to keep the games close.
2006-03-15*
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carl huber
England
London
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7
Sep 2006*
Played this as a kid when visiting somewhere, loved it, and was given it to take home. Plays like a chess end game.
2006-09-19*
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martina hellmich
Germany
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7
Oct 2006*
Pelikan Buchkassette
2006-10-03*
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Marco Pix
Switzerland
Zurich
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7
Jul 2008*
Asymmetric strategy game, trickier than it seems
2009-12-19
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John Ellerbe
United States
Port Royal
South Carolina
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7
Oct 2009*
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2010-07-31
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Reinhard S.
Germany
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7
Dec 2010
Short game with some tactic. Can be played with children . escecially since there is a simple handicap mechanic.
2010-12-19
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Francis Gauthier
Canada
Québec
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7
Oct 2014
Good chess variant by the master.
2014-10-26
Paul Moulden
United Kingdom
Leicester
Leics
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6.5
Feb 2004*
Nice pieces; rules learnt in a couple of minutes; popular with kids.
2004-02-11*
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Vittorio Sozzi
Italy
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6.5
Mar 2009*
Fast game. I just can't win using the Indian (or my opponent is too good).
2009-03-07
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Olav Müller
Germany
Düsseldorf
Deutschland
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6
Mar 2004*
A quick and easy to learn asymmetrical game. Nice.
2009-03-05
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Bill Weis
United States
Cypress
Texas
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6
May 2004*
Very quick but dry. Interesting if you want to see if you can solve a puzzle, which is what this seems to be.
2004-05-01*
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richard glanzer
United States
forest hills
NY
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6
Dec 2004*
no snap, crackle, or pop
2004-12-29*
Alashar Waltz
United States
Kalamazoo
Michigan
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6
Apr 2005*
Not great, but for a fast game, fills the bill (Buffalo Bill? heh, heh). There's a nice way of handicapping one player if he's winning too much. The bits are great. Gameplay is okay but not real involving.
2005-04-06*
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Colin
United States
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6
Sep 2005*
This game plays really quick; several rounds in a row may only take a dozen minutes if you don't pause long between moves. It's useful for shifting gears between longer games and since it's asymetric just switching sides will refresh each player's take on the game.
2005-09-20*
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M. Bader
Germany
duesseldorf
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6
Oct 2005*
Asymmetrical play reminds me a bit of "mole hill". Both games might get a little bit boring after many plays, I wonder if home made tiles could modify the landscape and movement options.
2005-10-06*
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Snooze Fest
United States
Hillsborough
North Carolina
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6
May 2007*
The board is a grid 11 rows x 7 columns, with the 2 end rows separated by rivers. One player controls the Buffalo (11; 1 in each space on one side), the other the Indian Chief (center square in front of opposite river) and 4 dogs (2 to either side of Chief). Buffalo can only move 1 space forward. Indian Chief moves like a King, and can capture. Dogs move like queens but cannot capture, only block movement. Neither Chief nor Dogs may cross the rivers. Buffalo plays first. Take turns moving 1 piece at a time until someone wins.

Handicapping: If Buffalo is winning too much, take Buffalo(s) away. If Chief wins too much, let Buffalo move >1 buffalo on the first turn.

It's a quick little abstract game, like simplified Chess (end-game Chess). I don't like Chess, but this is fast enough that I don't mind it. The simple handicapping system should make repeated play possible. But since the wife doesn't care for it, it's off to the trade pile....
2007-05-14*
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Richard Rutten
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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6
Feb 2008*
Nice little abstract. Fun to play with children or non gamers.

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2008-02-22*
Konrad Anft
Germany
Berlin
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6
Dec 2010
I am amazed. I didn't expect much. But there it was. A very short game, in which the first one to make a mistake looses. Nice.
2010-12-05
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Taku Satou
Japan
Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo
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6
Aug 2012
二人専用ゲーム。将棋と類似点のある非対称アブストラクト。
2012-08-25
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Plate of Shrimp.
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5.5
Nov 2005*
This is a decent little abstract game. Certainly nothing is wrong with it. The theme works nicely and it almost makes you think you are playing something other than an abstract, well, ok, not really.

If it is on the table, I would play it and get in a couple quick games, but, when it comes down to it, it just isn't that exciting or compelling. Were it not for the bits it would probably get a 4.
2005-11-06*
Moshe Callen
Israel
Jerusalem
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5.5
Apr 2011
I don't care for the theme but otherwise it's a neat little game.

See review.
2011-05-04
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