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sergio giuffrida
Italy
Iowa
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10
Jan 2010*
Kevin Garnica
United States
Buena Park
California
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10
Nov 2010
Bought this one after more than one person told me that it's my "kind of game" and that I "would like it."

Took a chance on it and I'm glad I did. I think I tend to like area-control games that involve placement of pieces on the board.

There are many ways to score points and the limited choices on how to best use your placement/scoring options make for very intriguing (and sometimes agonizing) decisions.
2013-03-16
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United States
Westland
Michigan
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10
Jan 2011
The plastic pieces alone make this game amazing, then you actually play it, and you wonder where it has been all your board gaming life.
2011-08-22
Owned
Doom Finger
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10
Mar 2014
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john nash
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10
Oct 2014
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xaxas
Greece
athens
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9.5
Jan 2015
Owned
Nicola Lepetit
Italy
Milano
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9
Oct 2009*
Prototype version
2009-09-23
Owned
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Justin Moore
United States
Louisville
Kentucky
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9
Mar 2010
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Károly Dudás
Hungary
Szigetszentmiklós
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9
Dec 2009*
Egyszerűen zseniális. Családi játék, de...
Nézzük sorban: szép kidolgozás, szép játék elemek, leszámítva a műanyag birtokokat. Mondjuk az sem csúnya, és nagyon nem tudom miből lehetett volna szebben kihozni.(Esetleg fém, fából nem tudom könnyen elképzelni.)
A játék: nagyon ötletes, nagyon érdekes, végig izgalmas, a játék majd minden periódusában elhangzott: "A pi*-ba nem tudom letenni, azt és oda..." Mókás. Jó látás, térlátás, elhelyezés látás fejlesztés. /Speciális tetris :-)/.
Alapban 4 akciólappal és a vele kombinált terület lapokkal dolgozhatunk. A 4 akció lapka, tulajdonképp 3, hisz az egyik csak az elsőséget adja meg, és egyből elvisz még 1 lapot. És ráadásul a 4 akció lapkából 1 mindig nem felhasználható: azt amit az előző körben. Ugyanez igaz a terület lapkákra is. Így persze pl. ha az előbb várost takartunk le, akkor most nem tudunk csak kikötőt vagy kikötőt és várost. De simán várost nem. Szerencsére a szövetséggel lehet még ilyenkor variálni.
Ami igen fontos: mindenkinek van titkos kártyája, amin 6 város, aminek a megszerzése fontos: az első játékunkban én csak 3-t szereztem meg, a 2 ellenfél 5 és 6 db-t: és 15-25 pont előnyt jelentett nekik. Ugyanakkor ez sem megy úgy simán: jó eséllyel másnak is ugyanazok a városok vannak kiosztva, legalábbis a fele biztos olyan. Ugyanis 2 féle város típus van minden kártyán, és mindkét féléből 3-3. Egy féle városból nincs is több: ez azért konfliktus forrás. Az esküvővel sokat el lehet érni.
Összesítve: jól összerakott, mókás, de mégis komoly, fejlesztő és tervező, de azért inkább családi. Egyedi. /Bár az alkotó elemek egy része más játékokból ismert lehet./. Nálam év játéka díj esélyes lenne.

Update: bár a végét elrontottam, s így csak holtversenyes második az első helyett, de továbbra is tartom: ez a játék sokkal többet ér, mint ahogy értékelik...
2012-07-11
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Teresa Strauss
Italy
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9
Apr 2010
great
2010-01-01
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Germany
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9
Oct 2009*
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Andrea Ligabue
Italy
Modena
Italy
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Oct 2009*
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John Farrell
Australia
Aspley
Queensland
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9
Apr 2010
One of very few games which got me excited just looking at the bits. This is a vastly underestimated game.
2010-04-30
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Roberto Corbelli
Italy
Perugia
Unspecified
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9
Nov 2009*
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Max Colamesta
Italy
Bari
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9
Nov 2009*
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Domenico Di Giorgio
Italy
Civitavecchia
Unspecified
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9
Nov 2009*
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Luigi Ferrini
Italy
Castagneto Carducci
Livorno
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9
Dec 2009*
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Steve+Jackie McKeogh
United Kingdom
Okehampton
Devon
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9
Mar 2010
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Andrea Pardo
Italy
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9
Dec 2009*
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Giuseppe Caimmi
Italy
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9
Jan 2010*
Albs Calbs
Italy
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9
Jan 2010*
Jeffrey Nolin
Japan
Nakamachi, Hiroshima
Hiroshima-ken
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9
Mar 2010
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Gerry Standerline
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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9
Mar 2010
Really like this game - good components, easy rules that are easy to explain and a bit to think about as well, Game length is good too.
2010-03-21
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Kris Wolff
United States
poulsbo
Washington
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Aug 2010
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Joakim Schön
Sweden
Huskvarna
Sverige
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9
Sep 2010
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Hegedűs Csaba
Hungary
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9
Oct 2010
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moreno pintarelli
Italy
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9
Feb 2011
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Matt
United Kingdom
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That's my perp! Futsie, all right - crazy as a coot! He's got to be stopped!
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9
Jan 2013
This is an abstract game with a paper thin theme that has nevertheless been excellently produced. The map, cards and plastic fiefs are all excellent, filling the box to the brim. The fiefs certainly give the game an original feel and I found the game to be deeper and cleverer than is first apparent. Unless the spatial element real puts you off then this overlooked game is certainly worth tracking down.
2013-01-19
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Frank Burbach
United States
Asheville
North Carolina
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9
Apr 2012
This is a great light to middle-wieght game that works well as a family game and still offers something for Gamers. Has a feel similar to Ticket to Ride.
2012-07-21
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p socialworkdad
United Kingdom
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9
Dec 2013
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Dr. Phil
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
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Dec 2013
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Grim Mordekasier
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9
Feb 2015
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J F
United States
Bel Air
MD
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9
Jul 2014
Surprisingly fun. This one's a keeper.
2014-07-23
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Parker Lau
Hong Kong
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9
Jan 2015
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Dan C
United States
Florida
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8.8
Nov 2013
Loved it - can be brainburning for some folks though with the AP kicking in. If you don't have that problem though, it's a great, quick game.
2011-12-28
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Iñaki Ocaña
Spain
Cuenca
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8.75
Jan 2010
Buen juego con una mecánica curiosa y sobretodo muy vistoso, otro buen juego de Essen 2009
2010-01-22
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Tim Fiscus
United States
Maricopa
Arizona
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8.5
Oct 2009*
My biggest plesant surprise of Spiel 2009 - this one has been getting a lot of play, and I think it's just a really nice, short Euro with some depth and cleverness which makes it requested by friends and family. Has a bit of a Ticket To Ride feel, but I find it more interesting.
2010-10-28
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Robert Crawford
United States
Chester
New Hampshire
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8.5
Mar 2010
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I will not rest until Biblios is in the Top 100. - Steve Oksienik
United States
Howell
Michigan
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Well I been watchin' while you been coughin, I've been drinking life while you've been nauseous, and so I drink to health while you kill yourself and I got just one thing that I can offer... Go on and save yourself and take it out on me
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8.5
Feb 2010
Awesome game. The planning is brilliant and the I love how you can't use the same card 2 turns in a row. That really makes this game shine. Works brilliantly with 2. Looking forward to playing with 3 and 4, although I suspect 3 will be the hot spot.

Traded away on 4/15/2011.
2011-04-15
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Agnis Skuskovniks
Latvia
Riga
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8.5
Dec 2012
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Dianna
United States
Louisville
Kentucky
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8.5
Jan 2014
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Ryan G
United States
Louisville
Kentucky
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8.5
Jan 2014
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Marco Bonetti
Italy
Reggio Emilia
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8.5
Apr 2014
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Ruggiero Fiorella
Italy
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8.5
Jan 2015
simply and beatiful game
2014-12-16
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Jill C
United States
Indiana
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8.5
Jul 2015
Owned
Boom Chakalaka
United States
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8.34
Apr 2013
Oooooh - I like this one. Puzzly, with simultaneous action selection, plus hidden goals. Gotta get my honey to play it soon - think he'd enjoy it.
2013-04-15
David Kegg
United States
Batavia
Ohio
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8.25
Dec 2013
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Fabio Guerini Rocco
Italy
Milano - ITALY
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8
Feb 2012
Very nice placement game.
Easy to learn, not so easy to win.
It's neverthless much more tactic than it could look at first glance.
You have to carefully plan ahead your next move or you will have often to give away your fief to the Church for 3 pts.
Good replayability, also for to the short length. Many choices and just too few moves available for accomplish them all. Four different victory conditions: cities & towns held, port monopoly, the longest chain and secret cities.
You need a well balanced management of your choices to stay ahead.
2014-05-02
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Ben Harris
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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Jun 2010
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Robert Lautenbach
Netherlands
Amersfoort
NL
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8
Feb 2013
Love this game. Although it plays differently, it reminds me of Thurn & Taxis (another game I love), with regard to the mix of calculated risk taking, the move optimization and the straightforward rules. It also deserves an extra point for originality - having to lay down puzzle shaped settlements on a big board in order to occupy strategic points makes it feel very fresh. The components of the game (especially the map) are great too, even though the planning tableaus are completely unnecessary. Oh, and did I mention that it plays great with just two players? I am not a big fan of simultaneous action selection, but with all the information out in the open, it really fits this game.
Update: The game is definitely played best with three, as there is only one non-flourishing region with four (cancelling the only advantage they have over flourishing regions). Still think it is a great game that can be enjoyed by children (8 & up), adults, gamers and non-gamers alike. I do use the alternate distribution rule for handing out assignments found on the publisher's website.
2011-07-23
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