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Christopher Yoder
United States
Greenwood
Delaware
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Jul 2013
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Bob Anderson
United States
Greer
South Carolina
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10
Oct 2012
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akikazu takeuchi
Brazil
Tangará da Serra
Mato Grosso
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10
Aug 2013
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Ivan Ware
United States
Shreveport
Louisiana
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10
Dec 2013
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Bradley Huttner
United States
Mount Crawford
Virginia
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Mar 2014
I really enjoy this game. The options that open up with your dice and alien artifacts is really nice. This is not a dice game in the traditional sense.
2014-03-10
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A L Bader
United States
Metairie
Louisiana
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10
Apr 2015
Smash hit on the table!
2015-04-30
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Joseph Bridges
United States
Ohio
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Aug 2015
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Chris Bryan
United States
Denton
Texas
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9.5
Feb 2014
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Carlos Teixeira
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
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9.2
May 2013
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Shane Hamlin

Dallas
Texas
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9
May 2011
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Mathieu Quimper
Canada
Fredericton
New-Brunswick
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9
Feb 2012
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Sven
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Hessen
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9
Apr 2015
2015/4/25: Played it again a few years alter and this time it really clicked. The design holds up nicely and clearly surpasses the hype of a few years ago. The fact that you have lots of option and you never feel like you can't do anything with your dice really helps.

2011/6/10: Certainly one of the most polished games of the recent wave of "Dice-Games". It's easy to learn; frustration factor is low, since you can do somthing with any dice-roll and the artwork is gorgeous. OTOH, Alien Frontiers feels a bit overproduced and, for my taste, it takes a bit too long for a game of it's kind. All that said and given the hype this game has received on BGG, I feel kind of underwhelmed. Certainly a nice game and I'd play again anytime - but I don't need to own it.
2015-04-25
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Jon Anderson
United States
Grantham
Pennsylvania
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9
Nov 2011
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James Sinden
United Kingdom
Twickenham
Middlesex
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May 2011
Great great game, not a 10 as can suffer from AP paralysis. Still a lot of fun to play and well worth the hype aurrounding it.
2011-06-22
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Drew
United States
Wisconsin
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Jun 2011
Well! This came as a total surprise. When presented with the opportunity to play Alien Frontiers, I thought to myself "Meh, I'm tired of overly complex games with little plastic figures, incomprehensible rulebooks, interminably long playtimes, leaving nothing but exhaustion in their wake. Give me a short, intense Euro, someone!"

"Oh . . . that's what this is?"

And it's quite a good one! It's a dice-euro -- a popular sub-genre -- that some are probably calling "worker placement" -- cue the mechanics police!

To me, the game to which it can be strongly compared is Alea Iacta Est. (And, in fact, if Alien Frontiers was themed as ancient Rome, one might almost accuse the designers of plagiarism.)

However, Alien Frontiers, while using a similar dice-allocation mechanism as Alea Iacta Est, adds enough options to make for a much deeper game experience. The goal is to gain points by using resources to place settlements on an alien world. Dice are rolled and allocated according to the outcome to various action locations around the board. These give you resources, allow you to build extra ships (use more dice), build settlements, collect special action cards, etc. It all works together quite well, and one might even call it "elegant!"
2011-06-28
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Andrew Meadow
United States
Waukesha
Wisconsin
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Jan 2012
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Daniel Souza
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Geraís
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May 2013
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Marc Hubbard
Australia
Annerley
QLD
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Apr 2014
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Josh Davison
United States
Hartland
WI
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Jan 2013
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Seth Roback
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Aug 2013
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Kevin Armstrong
United States
Bellevue
Washington
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Mar 2014
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Darren Campbell
Wales
Llantwit Major
Vale of Glamorgan
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Jan 2014
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Jason Montgomery
United States
Kokomo
Indiana
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Jamie
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Dec 2014
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Rowdy van Lieshout
Netherlands
Utrecht
Utrecht
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Dec 2014
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Lou vastola
United States
jacksonville
Florida
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Jan 2015
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David Molina López (ReD FeniX)
Spain
Valencia
Valencia
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8.8
Mar 2012
Lo tiene Jaime AMB. Mecanica de dados, repartidos-gestionado y poderes modificables con cartas etc. El diseño del juego es muy bueno, y es muy entrenido, pero es caro para lo que lleva.
2012-03-05
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Damian Smolko
United States
Kirkland
Washington
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Apr 2013
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Jon Elliott
United States
Missouri
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Sep 2013
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Nathan
United Kingdom
London
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8.5
Mar 2013
I really enjoyed my first game of this, although it did take a bit too long with 5 players. This dice/worker placement is a lot of fun and the theme fits. Healthy competition on the planet makes it very interesting. Excellent with 3 players.
2015-06-20
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8.5
Feb 2013
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California
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8.5
Dec 2014
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Rock Preacher
United States
Michigan
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8.5
Aug 2014
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Kevin Gordon
United States
Meridian
Idaho
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8.5
Feb 2014
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Roeland
Belgium
Gent
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Jul 2014
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Ben Weemes
United States
Fresno
CA
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Apr 2015
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
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8.3
Jun 2013
A Troyes with a space theme. One of the few games that have better illustrations in the main game than the cover. My problem here is the same as Troyes: I don't like plain stealing things from the opponent. I like interaction but not in such an immediate way. Oh,I rolled that, so I just steal the things you gathered. Another thing I don't like are the names on the technology cards. Too mainstream, too boring, lacks in atmosphere on that part. But overall, it's a nice Troyes alternative that has very balanced scoring.
2013-07-02
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Gianluca Miglietti
Italy
Florence
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Jan 2012
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Todd
United States
Bridgewater
Massachusetts
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8
May 2012
Very solid game. Starts off slow but picks up as players jockey for highest score. Plays extremely well with 2 or 4 players.

5 of the games I've played, I've gotten the Resource Cache card to start. Just weird, but it's an incredible boost to your first few turns.

More plays are leading to very close games, indicating it is very well balanced at least at 4. 2-player games can lead to runaway leaders but it's not as prevalent as other games.

Sold: someone within the group has it.
2012-12-05
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Christian Monterroso
Canada
Waterloo
Ontario
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Dec 2010
Excellent dice placement game. It's prone to analysis paralysis, which keeps the game from being one of my favourites. Very clever mechanics.
2013-04-18
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Fabio Binder
Brazil
Curitiba
PR
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Sep 2011
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United States
Saint Louis
Missouri
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Apr 2011
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Douglas Lesavoy
United States
Los Angeles
California
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May 2012
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Game of the year or close to it. This one is top of the Must play list.
2011-08-31
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Kelly Bass
United States
Venice
California
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8
Oct 2010
I love the Kingsburg-ish mechanic of dice allocation, and the classic sci-fi theme fits well. I'm excited about playing again. Another positive thing is that it's a game I've thought a lot about after playing.

On the downside, there's nothing for non-active players to do at all. Also, I didn't care for the last couple turns, as each player has to actively dethrown the current leader before the end. The Agenda expansion in the Factions fixes this perfectly though.
2013-11-07
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Michael Stone
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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Jan 2014
Incredible dice rescource game with great sci Fi writing references.
2012-04-01
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Nick Powell
Canada
Gaspé
Québec
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Sep 2011
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Scott A. Reed
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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Nov 2010
A good solid game. I heard that the designer created this because this is what he thought Kingsburg would be like. I like that this came from an idea of what another game would be like.

In our 4-player game, it ended up being a fairly close race at the end, where I was able to pull off victory because a few items went my way, including a good bit of luck early in the game. Overall a good game, and a good item for times when you want a little strategy and luck with a game group with at least a little experience.
2010-11-05
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Gary Sonnenberg
United States
Waukesha
Wisconsin
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Nov 2010
Played Jerry's copy.
2011-12-19
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Erik Tietz
United States
Bloomington
Minnesota
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Nov 2010
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Dair Grant
United States
Martinsville
Indiana
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Jan 2011
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