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Michael Denman
United States
Katy
Texas
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10
Jul 2012
It's just fun to see how the combinations of races and abilities interact.
2010-08-02
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Helge Schroeder
Norway
Trondheim
Sør-Trøndelag
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10
Jul 2010
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Håvard Sørensen
Norway
Kløfta
Kløfta
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10
Oct 2011
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Josh P.
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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10
Nov 2009*
Great theme, easy to learn, lots of variety, and loads of fun. Races and powers can be unbalanced, but in a big game this is self-correcting, because players form alliances to stop a runaway leader. I enjoy this for the same reasons I like Cosmic Encounter.
2009-05-30
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David K.
United States
Pflugerville
Texas
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10
Apr 2012
I don't have Vinci, and this looks like it could be more appealing to my family.
2009-01-27*
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Ryan M
United States
Austin
TX
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10
Feb 2010
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Glen Kehoe
United Kingdom
St Helier
Jersey
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10
Apr 2009*
Just what we where looking for. A fast simple game that involves killing things.
2009-04-13
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Nick Bah Doo
Netherlands
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10
Nov 2010
Funny, beautiful theme. Variable player powers. Max 4 pages of rules. Plays within the hour for very experienced players. Scales well from 2-5. Is very easy to teach.

It's almost as light as a filler, although the player interaction adds plenty of depth. The game plays along quick with not much downtime. It's very easy to teach, and players can play for the win from game #1.

This has quickly become one of my favorite games, although I'm curious to it's staying power in the long run. We'll see ...
2009-07-13
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Bastard Café
Denmark
Copenhagen
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10
Nov 2009*
Based on several plays I must say I'm impressed. Days of Wonder have always been one of my favorite game companies when in comes to high-end quality components (regarding both the creativity and quality of these) and story-enhancing elements (you actually PLAY and make up stories when you play their game, instead of just trying to win), and this is no exception. So even though they might "just" have picked up an old game ("Vinci", which I have actually never played) and copied the mechanics almost completely down to the last detail, they have done so masterfully. Definitely a must have for the collection. The expansions just makes it even more perfect
2009-11-14
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Mark Applegate
United States
Torrance
California
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10
Jun 2010
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Mikael Palm
Sweden
Kronoberg
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10
Aug 2012
Better than Vinci. Love the dice that gives you an extra boost. It indroduces a bit of Luck. It scales well thanks to the extra board that's included.
2010-08-29
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Ben Long
United States
Missouri
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10
Jun 2009*
Solid.
2009-06-08
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Alan Goodrich
United States
Macungie
Pennsylvania
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Becoming immortal!
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10
May 2009*
When this was first announced, I thought it was a must-have, and almost pre-ordered it. After reading some more and considering, I changed my mind about it. And it stayed changed until my birthday, when I got it along with Cavum and La Citta. I don't know why I resisted for so long. Worried it would be too simple? Turned off by the juvenile fantasy theme? Maybe. But the fact of the matter is, Small World is great. Amazingly addictive, the playing time hits a sweet spot (45min-1hr). And I always want to play it - it never gets old, thanks to the myriad possible race/abilities combo. It's one of those rare games that is both a lot of fun, pretty to look at, and easy to learn while at the same time being quite deep. I'm even into the theme and the races - it's all good, clean, fun that couldn't be juvenile if it tried, simply because the game behind the theme is so good. Scales amazingly. Has one of the best inserts out there - it's obvious DoW takes much care with their work. Seriously, if you don't own this game, go out and buy it. My 2009 Game of the Year.
2009-12-05
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Jeff Meitzler
United States
West Deptford
New Jersey
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Dec 2009*
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Bruno Peeters
Belgium
Zwijndrecht
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10
Aug 2009*
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Brian Leet
United States
Montpelier
Vermont
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10
Apr 2009*
Fixes every little niggle with another of my favorite games: Vinci. Fun, thought provoking and re-playable. A hit.
2009-04-26
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Balázs Török
Hungary
Budapest
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10
Sep 2009*
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Angie Blake
United States
Salinas
California
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Sep 2009*
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Rick Vinyard
United States
Las Cruces
New Mexico
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10
Oct 2009*
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Dan
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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10
May 2009*
AMAZING!

This is a game that both my hardcore gamer friends AND MY WIFE like!!! O.o

Do you know how RARE that is?!?!
2009-12-17
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Michael Jean
Canada
Québec City
Québec
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10
Nov 2011
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Kay Wilke
Germany
Hamburg
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10
May 2010
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Thierry Camprubi
France
Amanvillers
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Mage Knight est excellentissime !! > Mage Knight is a blast !!
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10
Mar 2009*
Love this one!
2009-03-12
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Marko Koskelo
Finland
Oulu
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10
May 2009*
Excellent light medium weight game.
2009-05-24
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Thomas Cauet
France
Paris
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10
Oct 2009*
A very nice redesign of vinci, a perfect duration and dynamism. Need more plays but this is a very very very very very pleasant game (did I say very?). Bravo!
2009-03-24
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Marosvölgyi Péter
Hungary
Budapest
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Apr 2009*
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Thomas Laroche
Belgium
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Apr 2009*
Benoît V.
France
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10
Apr 2009*
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Olivier Marchand
France
Paris
France
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10
Mar 2009*
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Yves Leclercq
Belgium
Waremme
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Mar 2009*
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Ryan Godfrey
United States
Riverside
California
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Sep 2012
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Tommy Lee
Taiwan
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Apr 2009*
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Apr 2009*
JS McAnnos
Canada
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10
Aug 2014
Tons of conflict, good for 2-5, very pretty, close finishes, hard decisions, diplomacy, replayability, comedy theme - though rather fiddly. The lack of balance is marked in 2 player games, but in 3-5 - look out if you get what is perceived as a killer attacking combo: you're going to get pounded! Great family game, good laughs.
Picked it up cheap on iPad; eliminates fiddliness but the AI is weak; it is totally inept against an aggressive opponent and it is essentially trivial to win games by scorelines of about 100-60 by going on all-out attack.
Update to Small World 2 pretty great; still easy in 2-player but gets more challenging and thinky with more players, because the aggressive approach described above collapses.
Have upgraded my rating to 10 on replayability of app; have played hundreds of games against the computer as a few minute timekiller, and I still enjoy it.
2014-08-30
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oliver luckwald
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Apr 2009*
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Ingars Erins
Latvia
Riga
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Aug 2013
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Joel Weeks
United States
Roswell
Georgia
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10
May 2009*
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Anders Rosendal
Denmark
Taastrup
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Apr 2009*
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Joshua Meyers
United States
Illinois
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Aug 2009*
Mark Daniels
United Kingdom
Chelmsford
Essex
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Nov 2010
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Spelen in Lille Spinli
Belgium
Lille
Antwerpen
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Jul 2009*
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Ian Toltz
United States
Boston
Massachusetts
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Feb 2010
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Isaac Kerry
United States
Mankato
Minnesota
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Dec 2009*
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F Penca
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Apr 2009*
Jesse Rasmussen
United States
Bend
Oregon
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10
Oct 2012
One of my favorite games of all time. So fun with so much re playability. The expansions add even more variety but the base game is awesome as it is!

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Martin Bell
United States
Santa Clara
California
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Dec 2010
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Max Laager
Switzerland
Lausanne
Vaud
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Dec 2011
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Aaron Lawn
United Kingdom
Llangefni
Anglesey
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May 2009*
hurm.

the gameplay changes between this and Vinci are generally good.

almost every change is towards a cleaner, quicker, smoother game.

then... the graphic design clutters up the board, and the game slows down and becomes -harder- than vinci when you try to track who is who, and what the various races are scoring.

needs another play or three to see, but the inelegance of the board is starkly contrasted to the elegant rules...

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and after the above, I heartily recommend you get another game, pull player colors out and use them to mark your territories. It fixes all of my issues with the above and takes the game from taxing to fun. Silly how a simple thing can make such a big change.
2009-05-21
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Jiri Dokulil
Czech Republic
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Apr 2012
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Bartek S
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Apr 2009*

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