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David Arnott
United States
Tarzana
California
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10
Sep 2003*
Okay, this is another one of those games that really isn't a 10 - certainly not a perfect 10. For gameplay, it's maybe a 7 or 8... but I simply ADORE this game. And fortunately for me, so do a few others I play with. We'll often play it twice in a row. One time me, my friend Bob, and Bob's mother played FIVE games of this, one right after another... heaven! I think it's especially good for three, by the way. Also, I haven't played Alhambra yet, but, as you can guess, I don't think the "original" needs anything added to it

*** MANY PLAYS LATER ***

I have played Alhambra now (a few times, even) and wow, do I prefer Stimmt So! I am, sadly, in the minority on this one. [See: Alhambra for why I like this one better]
2003-09-13*
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Kevin Mc Gowan
United Kingdom
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10
Jan 2009*
There was once a game called Al Capone which was a card game released by a small self publishing company called db spiele. It was worth every penny I paid for it and was a hit among all game groups that I took it to. Then came Alhambra by Queens which transposed some of the mechanics of Al Capone onto tiles and added the mechanic of tessalating those tiles; to the few of us that played Al Capone Alhambra was not an advancement or even a better game. Now many years down the line after a number of Alhambra expansions (not all were enhancements I can assure you) and the release of the dice game comes yet another variant on a theme, Alhambra the card game. However closer examination reveals it to at long last be a slightly rethemed release of the original game Al Capone. It is an excellent game, and the only (minor) rule changes they have made have been for the better. My advice if you can get only one of the Alhambras get this one, and if you can get more versions, make sure this is one of them.
2012-01-29
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Tommy Antonsson
Sweden
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10
Oct 2010
Cardgame. Not CCG.
2010-10-25
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Kelstar Korene
France
Libourne
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10
Dec 2011
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9.9999
Oct 2013
09/25 - GAME PLAY WEIGHT EXPANDED
2013-10-04
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TOKYO Heartbroken
England
York
North Yorkshire
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9
May 2002*
Very, very simple, light, luck-based, but still great fun. A bit over-packaged, if you can get this cheaply, do so. It could be improved by colouring the share cards to make it more obvious, and the mechanism is very similar to Union Pacific (majority scoring, random scoring). But a must-buy game.
2002-05-29*
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Chris Pizula
United States
Newport Beach
California
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Mar 2004*
Simple to explain, with high fun factor...great to introduce to newbies.
2004-03-30*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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9
Mar 2007*
Monetary policy in a global freefall!
2007-03-11*
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Carl Lamb
United States
Salem
Oregon
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9
Sep 2011
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Scott Myers
United States
Rochester
New York
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9
Aug 2010
Huh, I'm actually a little mixed. I have often thought a no-tile game would be ideal fFor simple groups, since Alhambra is really sort of a card game in disguise. But, here it is, and it fFeels a little too thin. Actually I had hoped that the card game would introduce some other new mechanic or principle in addition, but no. Still, I'll keep it on hand fFor the right kind of game day.
2010-08-29
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Hegedűs Csaba
Hungary
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Sep 2012
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Pam & Tim Kelsey
United Kingdom
Hull
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Jul 2013
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Crispy Down
United Kingdom
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Nov 2013
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Travis Eberle
United States
Kent
Washington
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9
Aug 2014
I think I like this more than the original game; it allows you to focus more on the strategy of how much to spend on what. The two-player game is terrific as well. Recommmended.
2014-08-28
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Todd Geller
United States
Agoura Hills
California
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8.75
Apr 2012
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Timothy Mattes
United States
Walnutport
Pennsylvania
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8.7
Jan 2015
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Henrik Larsson
Sweden
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8.5
Mar 2015
My favorite version of Alhambra. It takes the core aspect of it and removes the tile placement. Plays a lot smoother and has extremely compact components.
2015-03-21
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Terry Wrightsman
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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8.4
Jul 2014
Also own Bonn Von Der Romerzeit Bis Heute version which came with Speculation
2013-10-25
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Dan
Canada
ONTARIO
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8.37
Jan 2015
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joewtwins
United States
Des Moines
Iowa
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8.125
Dec 2013
different. Coulda just played with Alhambra tiles without placing, but good anyway
2014-04-16
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Geoff Brown
United Kingdom
Manchester
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Nov 2001*
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Craig Berg
United States
Munroe Falls
Ohio
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Apr 2002*
The game that Alhambra was based on. Personally, I enjoy the simplicity of Stimmt So over Alhambra.
2010-10-29
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Mike Bliss
United Kingdom
Burgess Hill
W Sussex
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Nov 2002*
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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Apr 2004*
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Ken Girton
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Dec 2003*
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