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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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10
Sep 2003*
The bridge has been built! Old World meets New. Euro and American games combine for the best of both styles.
2003-09-15*
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Dean Roy
Canada
Windsor
North Carolina
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10
Sep 2003*
Excellent Game. Great design, artwork and miniatures. Simple rules yet very interesting strategy choices. Playable by wargamers and nonwargamers alike and enjoyable by both. Even the wives seem to love it <grin>
2003-09-25*
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Craig Green
United States
Sandy
Utah
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10
Sep 2003*
I love war. I love chaos. I love bits.
2003-09-26*
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Shawn Purkey
United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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10
Sep 2003*
By far one of the best Eagle games out there, the one that will most appeal to German board gamers. Almost all agreed the mechanics were great, the only point of contention was the random battles. Some didn't like how random they were, or how long they could take.

Other than that thumbs up all around. The next time we play we plan on playing battles as such:
Most 6s wins.
If there are no 6s, most 5s wins, if no 5s, most 4s wins, etc.

We think this will not adversly affect the balance, and speed up combat a little by removing the ties. Medusa would have to use the current combat rules.
2003-09-29*
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Joel Tamburo
United States
Unspecified
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10
Feb 2004*
Contrary to some opinions expressed here, the combat is not broken, and the game is very finely balanced. It has good depth of play and superb components.
2004-02-15*
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Seamus Doyle
United States
South Carolina
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10
Mar 2004*
Takes the best parts of Puerto Rico and improves upon them
2004-03-02*
Kyle Johnstone
United States
Lewisville
Texas
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10
Jun 2004*
I just bought this game. If you like Puerto Rico you will love this game. It plays almost exactly the same but it gives you a lot more options. There is a mild randomness to the game but you can choose how much radomness you want as an individual player. It's the closest game I've ever played to Puerto Rico which is my all time favorite game. This is an A+, easy to learn, the strategy is a little more involved - I think you have to play a few times to get in a zone.
2004-06-06*
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Harley Martin-Farrell
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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10
May 2007*
gotta love it
2007-05-12*
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Nick Szegedi
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Jun 2007*
I think this is a cool adaptation of a pc game to the table top. Great flavor and fun events! The bits are nice! (as expected)
2007-06-10*
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Brian Schlichting
United States
Elk River
Minnesota
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10
Oct 2007*
(10+ plays)

Who can play? Uber-geeks. 3 players only.

This game feels like we are waging epic battles with powerful mythical creatures. There's downtime for one person in combat, but they're always watching, cheering one player on ... goddamn peanut gallery. The dice-fest of a combat system is exciting and always a nail-biter. One on one, beast on beast. I may never get sick of this one.
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Igor Mascarenhas
Brazil
Teixeira de Freitas
Bahia
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10
Aug 2013
Um bom eurotrasher. Vem com muitas minis o que é um pouco desnecessário para a mecânica do jogo. A arte dos tiles de construções deixa a desejar. Tem um ótimo conceito de construção/colheita, investimento e planejamento a longo prazo. partidas rápidas se não tiver um grande AP na partida. O sistema de combate não é um dos melhores do gênero de civilização, no entanto a forma como as outras mecânicas se aliam a temática do jogo superam isto. Diversas formas de ganhar a partida também é um ponto positivo e se vc for fã do jogo de pc é um musthave
2013-08-23
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Gentil Nunes
Brazil
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10
Mar 2014
Regras em Espanhol e PTBR: www.ilhadotabuleiro.com.br
2014-08-12
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Darryl Jam
Canada
Unspecified
Ontario
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9.5
Oct 2003*
Every aspect of this game is well implemented. If the buildings had artwork on them, it would be a sure 10. Good work Mr. Drover!
2003-10-12*
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Larry Vaughn
United States
Ivins
Utah
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9.5
Mar 2005*
One of my favorite games ever. We have played a dozen times, and still enjoy it every single time. The only rule mod we use is that 5's and 6's score as a hit.
2005-03-29*
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Marc Edmondson
United States
Missouri
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9.5
Sep 2007*
My #35.
2007-09-11*
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steve kovacs
United States
TAMPA
FL
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9.2
Dec 2008*
Games have always been very dramatic and last minute heroics have always come up! Excellent fun!
2006-09-17*
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Mike Evans
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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9
Sep 2003*
I played this game at the Chicago Toy and game fair. It should be considered a release version since the production and printing was already underway and partly finished by the time I played it. Given the cost of publishing, it is safe to assume this was the final version.
2003-09-02*
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Brett Paul
United States
Denver
Colorado
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9
Sep 2003*
After my first 2-player game, I rated this a tentative 7/10. Then, that went up to a 9/10 after having played two 3-player games. The rating has stayed there since, after another 4 playings (3- and 4-player). Very interesting game!
2003-09-26*
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Guillaume Lefebvre
Canada
Laval
Québec
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9
Mar 2007*
Fairly simple rules, enjoyable anywhere from 2-8 players if you buy the extra colors from Eagle Games. One of the best I've seen in a while.
2007-03-25*
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Mark Hom
United States
La Mirada
California
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9
Oct 2003*
I really enjoyed this game. I think it is one of the best Eagle Games.
2003-10-05*
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Ash Patil
United States
Manhattan Beach
California
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9
Oct 2003*
Played this a couple of times now. This game takes a hint from Puerto Rico and has actions which are very similar to those roles. It's grueling only being able to to finite things on your turn. The miniatures are wonderful and the rest of the bits are good. While combat is part of the game it is only one aspect. You participate in exploration, advancement, city construction, and harvesting. It's possible to win without fighting but you will need a powerful defense at the least. I highly recommend this one for your group.
2003-10-13*
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Ikc Buruk
Canada
Beauport
Quebec
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9
Oct 2003*
great game. Lots of strategies, lots of battle, use variant since first game, 5 & 6 hits, and others, enjoy very much.
2003-10-18*
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Petri Pehkonen
Finland
Espoo
Uusimaa
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9
Oct 2003*
A fun game to play, offers long sessions with a lot of conflict and interaction. Maybe a bit too much luck involved for my tastes, but I would propably play whenever I have time for it. A game usually lasts around 2 hours with 3 players...
2003-10-21*
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Massimiliano Santuari
Italy
Trento
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9
Nov 2003*
Massive fun.
2003-11-03*
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J Battle
United States
Chicago
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9
Feb 2004*
I've now played the game a dozen or more times and have an even better appreciation for it. It's an intensely difficult game when playing against good players. In my group a player that passes more than twice will have a very hard time winning. Counting 5s & 6s as hits makes for combat that is tense but predictable enough that careful consideration of the odds generally pays off. Aside from one blow out game, I've never been bored for a second playing this game.
2004-02-24*
Anders Pedersen
Denmark
Copenhagen N.
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9
Apr 2004*
This one has become one of my favorite games. There is a lot of stuff to do and no sure way to win. So far every game (40+) has been fun and challenging!
2010-10-11
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Michael Thrane
Denmark
Odense
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9
Jun 2004*
Great game with 3 players and only 3 players. we play it with a complete set of house rules compiled from this site, which I will post on this page later i July 2004.

-Takes about 3hours to complete.

Spilleklubben "Snaden"
2004-06-26*
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Bill Bass
United States
Rockford
Illinois
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9
Aug 2004*
Great game! Very nice balance of building, economy, and combat. Highly recommended to fans of Puerto Rico who want something with a little "extra". Definitely not a PR clone in any respect, don't get me wrong, but the influence from games like PR and Settlers is obviously present. And I still say the combat does not need fixin'! =)
2004-08-31*
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Jamie Slaughter
United States
Bremerton
Washington
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Sep 2004*

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Ibn Tumart
United States
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Unspecified
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Sep 2004*
I unabashedly love this game: it has a great blend of economics, combat, and building up. The quality of the board, miniatures, and cards are excellent.

My only big complaint is that combat takes forever, unless one accepts 5s as successes as well as 6s.
2004-09-26*
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Rhonda
United States
Avon Lake
Ohio
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9
Oct 2004*
Great fun! Jimbo and I played this just about every day last winter with his PC-style rules. The miniature pieces are really nice.
2004-10-19*
Jason M. Brown
United Kingdom
Fareham
Hampshire
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9
Jan 2005*
Excellent design marred slightly by luck dependent combat. Using 5s and 6s reduces the frustration immensely.
2005-01-04*
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H.J. Haapakoski
Finland
Unspecified
Unspecified
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9
Jan 2005*
One of the best games I've played for a long time.
2005-01-07*
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Mike E
United States
Unspecified
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9
Jun 2005*
A damn good game, but don't take my word for it because I helped Glenn write the manual.
2005-06-23*
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Jim A
United States
Daytona Beach
Florida
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9
Sep 2005*
Got to playtest this, and loved it to death. Hopefully Eagle's third game to come out with rules that DON'T need major editing, and the start of a trend!

UPDATE: Got this game, and wow! Love it!
2005-09-03*
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Jon Padgett
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Hampshire
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9
Apr 2007*
Fantastic strategy game. More Risk Management than Combat.
2007-04-18*
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Bernd Scholz
Germany
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9
Feb 2006*
Fantastic parts, a good gameplay and you can play it best with 3 players. For me an evergreen!
2006-02-02*
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Ben Long
United States
Missouri
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9
Dec 2009*
Great combo of euro meets west!
2006-04-08*
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Bart Miller
United States
Sioux City
Iowa
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9
Jan 2009*
I liken it to Puerto Rico with fighting, plus lost of really cool little bits. (An oversimplification of course!)And I don't seem to mind which civilisation I play...as long as I'm playing!!
We always play with the 5-6 option.
2006-04-29*
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Maik Hennebach
Germany
Frankfurt
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9
May 2006*
Very entertaining, several wonderful ideas, and it looks incredible, of course. After the first game (which we did not finish due to time constraints) I changed the combat system to 2d6, which worked a helluva lot better in the second game. About the only thing that bugs me now is all-or-nothing approach to victory points for the largest army/biggest city, but I'm not sure whether to try out an alternative before another game with the normal rules. Plays well with two players, or at least did so in the one game we tried, but three seems to be the sweet spot for this one.
Played 5+ times.
2006-05-20*
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Just another Secret Santa
United States
Tennessee
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9
Aug 2006*
I know there are lots of people giving this game some low ratings. I can see why, especially if people are expecting this to be a wargame or are using the regular battle system. However, I have played this game using 5's & 6's as hits in battle and also have used the charts here on BGG that reduces all the battle rolls down to a single Probability roll. Those two options really iron out any wrinkles this game has. I think it really does take the best of Puerto Rico and expands on it for the better. This game is a perfect bridge b/w wargamers and non-wargamers where both can truely enjoy this game. I am a wargamer myself and wasn't sure if I would enjoy the game because I knew there wasn't much warring. However, I was blown away with how much I enjoyed this game. Lots of risk management and empire building but also has some battles mixed in there with it. Its a perfect blend. Give this game a try but understand what you're getting. You are NOT getting a wargame.
2006-08-22*
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Delia Keetman
Netherlands
Heerhugowaard
Noord-Holland
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9
Nov 2007*
My son's favourite
2007-11-13*
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
Attiki GREECE
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9
Dec 2012
It is a lot better than you would think.It has a lot of replayability.Perfect amount of competition,such as it attracts the non-wargamers also.Every different creature has its own unique abilities in combat.Variety of buildings,variety of action cards for each race.Very diverse!Way to go.To rate it a 10,I'd like more buildings and exploration to yield treasures or such,apart from fields .
2009-11-15
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Chris Edwards
United States
Iowa
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9
Jun 2007*
Fun game, great use of mythical powers. We play with optional rules to balance some things.
2007-06-29*
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Donovan Montierth
United States
Mesa
Arizona
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9
Sep 2007*
One of our favs, but is so long, we've never been able to finish a game.
2007-09-12*
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Shannon Liska
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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9
Jan 2008*
I LOVE this game! Still my favorite for the last few years since I first played it. The battles can get long, making the game long as well. Also due to the way victory points are won, the game can get off balance for the winner fairly easily. So that some players have no chance of winning half way through the game and the best they can do is try to wronk the leader from winning. Some "house rules" have been suggested on how to adjust VP winnings but we have yet to try them out yet.
2008-01-25*
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Tim K
United States
Urbandale
Iowa
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9
Jun 2008*
In two words, Civ light. Nice empire building game I can play with the kids. Plenty of strategic choices to make each turn. The combat system isn't the best, but I certainly don't think its broken as its has been reported by so many. I'm really happy I picked this one up.
2008-06-24*
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Matteo Del Chicca
Italy
Unspecified
Unspecified
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9
Feb 2009*
Of course with the variant of 5-6!
2009-02-25
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Ivan Kosasih
Indonesia
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Apr 2009*
Good play... but pretty long time and the combat is very depend on luck...
2009-04-12
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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Apr 2010
Nice game any way you look at it. One of my favorites. A lot of criticism for a game that deserves more praise. We play that you get a hit every time that you roll a 5 or a 6!
2010-04-19

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