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Aaron Lawn
United Kingdom
Llangefni
Anglesey
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May 2009*
Owned
Bryce Nakagawa
United States
San Mateo
California
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10
Oct 2003*
Hit me!
2003-10-31*
Owned
dennis randle
United States
Catonsville
Maryland
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Aug 2004*
great fast fighting game!!!
2004-08-29*
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Tyra Mitchell
United States
Acworth
Georgia
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May 2005*
I love Brawl. It's extreme fast paced fun jammed into less than a minute. My only complaint is that the cards are hard to find. This was the game that when I bought it at a convention, I declared to my friends that I was offically a gamer geek. You do need a fair amount of room to play this game because of the cards being thrown off the table--also a small table is better than a big one, otherwise the cards in play can get confused with the cards that were discarded.
2005-05-02*
Owned
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Ville Pirttimäki
Finland
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10
Oct 2006*
This game seems to split opinnions like a knife. Some people like it, others love and some others think of it as a way of torture.
2006-10-29*
Owned
Ignacy Trzewiczek
Poland
Gliwice
Slask
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10
Oct 2006*
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Lewis Terry
United Kingdom
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10
Jun 2009*
A great game, it's a fast and tense experience well worth the 50 seconds it takes to play. The first day I got my two decks I played it just over 60 times The game gets even more hectic and tense with more players.
2010-12-20
Owned
R. Sangalang
United States
Daly City
California
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Feb 2008*
Fighting game that actually feels like a fighting game through it's real time card play and split second decisions. Original Set is very limited. Adding in the Club Foglio set opens up the strategy.
2009-11-12
Owned
Daniel Hurst
United States
Murfreesboro
Tennessee
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10
Sep 2007*
SO brilliant. Just because it takes 60 seconds and you're not heavily invested in the outcome doesn't mean it's not ultra-strategic. Try playing it best-of-seven. Or try playing for money.
2013-11-07
Owned
Ed Moore
United Kingdom
Oxfordshire
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10
Oct 2007*
A revelation of a game - simply outstanding!

If you don't like 'reflex' games, which test your mental computation speed as well as how fast you can move your hands, you will hate it and say 'it's not a Proper Game'. However, if you relish these skills and are sick of placing tiles, making tactical hand-based decisions, moving figures round a board, etc you will love the breath of fresh gaming air that is Brawl.

It is ridiculously fast, furious, clever-yet-basic, hilarious, tense and fun. The definitive 'blast' of a game.
2007-10-11*
Owned
andy boren
United States
Muncie
Indiana
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Jan 2008*
so many plays since high school (every game takes less than a minute)... still one of the best card games ever made. it's a blast, so easy to teach and pick up, takes physical skill that you get better at as you play it more. love it. thank you, cheap-ass.
2012-09-03
Owned
True Blue Jon
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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10
Nov 2011
Owned
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Scott Muldoon (silentdibs)
United States
Astoria
New York
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10
Mar 2008*
Closest a card game will ever come to the Street Fighter experience, I imagine. The best 60 seconds in gaming, no contest. Sadly, the graphic design gets murkier with later sets. Someday I'll make that Ranma 1/2 expansion...
2008-03-21*
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Gary Pressler
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
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Mar 2008*
A friend had 30 minutes and wanted to play a game. After teaching the rules and playing one practice round (taking turns, not real-time), we managed to get in five full games. Very, very fast and exciting. I love it, even though I typically lose.

My rating maxed out after a session of many games with several deck combinations. I know of no other game that provides this much action, excitement, and laughter. I eventually got one of every published deck, and I would never refuse a game of Brawl.
2014-11-28
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William C.
United States
Colorado
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May 2010
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Fay Florian
France
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Feb 2011
Owned
Charles Trowbridge
United States
Washington
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Mar 2011
My favorite game of all time, hands down.
2011-03-14
Owned
Brendan McGuire
United States
GLENDALE
AZ
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10
Aug 2011
Owned
Roy Jones
United States
Double Springs
Alabama
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May 2012
Owned
Rabid Schnauzer
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Mar 2013
This game deserves more respect than it gets.
2013-04-16
Owned
Maciej Matuszewski
Poland
Lublin
lubelskie
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10
Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
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Marcin Czerwo
Poland
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10
Jan 2014
Owned
Mark Wagner
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Jan 2014
Great%20game.
2014-01-05
Owned
Miikael Kosmos
Finland
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Aug 2014
Owned
Jeff Wood
United States
Davis
California
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9
Jun 2002*
Strategy is key to this game, especially as knowing what cards your opponent (and yourself!) have yet to play. Most people forget one can play on your opponent's side of the field, forcing their play. Real-Time is fun, but not for everyone, and PLEASE teach people in training (turn-based) mode a few times BEFORE unleashing real-time on them.
2002-06-02*
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Andy Berdan
Canada
London
Ontario
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Jun 2003*
A great fast game. Highly recommended. I did find the Catfight cards difficult to play with, as the visually appealing artwork wasn't as clear to read in the heat of the moment.
2003-06-08*
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Dante Gagne
United States
Bothell
Washington
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Jul 2003*
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A Morris
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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Sep 2003*
Fantastic game. Since I love Falling, this game also rates high for me.

The only part I don't like is the collectable sets of cards...
2003-09-02*
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daniel cooksey
United States
Fort Collins
Colorado
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Mar 2004*
Super fun! I wish someone WOULD do a Ranma 1/2 set!
2004-03-08*
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Bradford Bal
United States
River Edge
New Jersey
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Apr 2004*
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Micke Andersson
Sweden
Stockholm
Stockholm
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Nov 2004*
For some reason, it's always great fun to suddenly turn that situation and stop it all with the Freeze cards...
2004-11-07*
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Uffe Christensen
Denmark
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Jan 2005*
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Dave Chalker
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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Jan 2005*
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Andreas Listl
Germany
Erkrath
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Jan 2005*
Looking for Pearl (blackbordered) Have unopened white bordered decks of the basic six.
2005-01-27*
Owned
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Matthew Korson
United States
Auburn
Washington
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Feb 2005*
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Karl Lepp
United States
Eau Claire
Wisconsin
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May 2005*
The first set was a clean, brilliant game design, which matches its theme perfectly. Almost perfectly balanced (Hale and Chris are a little weak). I did not like the subsequent decks nearly as much - the base modifier cards get in the way.
2005-05-13*
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Bertrand Kuentzler
France
Lille
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Aug 2005*
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Dec 2005*
[Hand Management, Real-time, Fighting] {2P:9} (So far played the three Catfight decks, half of the Foglios and Ting Ting.) This is easily the best of all the James Ernest games I've ever played, by a very large margin. I'm going to eventually review this game. For now, I'll just say that Brawl provides a huge adrenalin rush. It's intense and yet intelligent, fast and yet thoughtful. In many ways, playing it reminds me of my early lessons in martial arts. Lash out blindly and you'll get your ass kicked. Lose your cool and your head will come back on a platter. It's really deceptive - at first blush you think it's a random kiddie game. It's not. Brawl has depth in its structure and gameplay that the 35 cards of each character don't instantly convey. In its current state, ending with the Catfight block and not including the extraneous one-shots with the wild cards, Brawl's complexity is right where I think it should be. I don't like the wilds - they detract from the thoughtfulness and the strategy of the game. Yes, the card draw is random, but the deck is only 31 cards, and you have your stack to manage. Sometimes the rhythm of your deck may be off due to a freaky shuffle, but this is rare and should never surprise you. Your deck composition is known, and certain decks like Mischo and Tamiya are dominant in a card color and type anyway. The randomness of the card draw is a non-factor in playing Brawl. Finally, no, speed isn't necessarily a factor. Some decks work well with a slower, more deliberate playing style, and they can beat a straightforward deck with a frenetic player. (I must admit that I am a slow player by comparison to most others, preferring to lose bases and then implement clears, doubles, nulls and reversals at the last minute.) The object isn't who freezes the bases, it's who's got the most bases at the end of the game. In a pinch, it's sound strategy to play for the draw. Hold, Reverse, Double, Clear and Null, plus a little patience are your friends. Oh, and the cards are of surprising quality - much better than what I'd expect from Cheapass Games. [Current favorite deck: Crane] {Still wanting to acquire Alex, Rent, Tess, Ting Ting, and maybe some of the first edition decks.} *** UPDATE: Despite a rather low level of play because my gaming group doesn't like this kind of thing as much as I do, Brawl remains a brilliant design and holds its lofty place among my list of best games. I'd love a set of "deckbuilding" cards with common backs and the whole menu of effects to choose from. As it is I'm constrained to building custom decks out of my Catfight cards. Meow.
2005-12-07*
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Peter Loop
United States
Issaquah
Washington
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Sep 2006*
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Michael Shaver
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Aug 2008*
Played 15+ times: Very fun little game. Very thoughtful for 31 cards of madness. You have to play to your deck's strengths and weaknesses to play well. You need to manage you discard pile and some times just stop and wait for your opponent to do something. Want to play more. 2006/10/05
Own: 6 Foglio decks, 3 catfight decks and Ting Ting.
2006-10-29*
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Kenneth Wickle
United States
Chesapeake
Virginia
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Jan 2007*
It's not the most fun game in the world... However I don't think anything beats the fun/time ratio
2007-01-21*
Owned
Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum europae vincendarum
United States
Bama by way of San Diego
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May 2007*
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Bryce Nakagawa
United States
California
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Aug 2007*
I've probably played several hundreds of games of Brawl. It's a blast multiplayer.
2007-08-07*
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Roland Volz
United States
Piscataway
New Jersey
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Nov 2007*
A fun, action-packed card game. Highly recommended for those times when it's just the two of you, waiting for the other gamers to show up!
2007-11-22*
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Jason Robar
United States
Maple Valley
Washington
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Dec 2007*
Bennet and Darwin
2007-12-25*
Owned
Mike Horsepool
Canada
London
Ontario
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Mar 2008*
Personal favorite. I own all the decks, except Ting-Ting. The cards have held up well after lots of play!
2008-03-05*
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Aaron Reiner
Japan
岐阜市
Gifu
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Apr 2008*
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Scott S.
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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Sep 2009*
Bennett, Chris, Darwin, Hale, Morgan, Pearl, Alex, Crane, Rent, Tess, Ting Ting.
2012-06-20
Owned
Ethan Glasser-Camp
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Oct 2012
I have all of Club Foglio and all of Catfight.
2012-08-24
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