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Néstor Romeral Andrés
Spain
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Mar 2014
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2010-09-10
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Trevor Just
United States
San Jose
California
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9
Feb 2014
Angelo Porazzi
Italy
Milano
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8.5
Dec 2010
As artist, glad that Nestor, Tom and many gamers appreciated my illustrations. After Essen 2010 together http://warangel.it/ES10.htm received my copy here and played it in the biggets Ludoteque of Milano http://warangel.it/GsA10.htm
We all appreciated VF a lot: I like the bluffing and the fact you have to place your Fishes in offensive way, to eat others, but also you can make points "saving" them with defensive placements, move after move.
2011-04-27
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marc laumonier
France
near Marseille
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8
Oct 2010
a very clever little game for all family ; The material is high-quality and finally very practical (arrangement, transport). well done.
2010-10-30
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Robin Levins
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Nothing's ever simple.
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7.5
Nov 2010
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Ryan Harden
United States
Ohio
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7.5
Feb 2011
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Ryan Keane
United States
Medford
Massachusetts
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7.5
Mar 2011
26 october
Romania
Bucharest
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7.5
Mar 2014
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MTip Phaovibul
United States
Urbana
Illinois
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7.25
Mar 2011
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Tom Vasel
United States
Homestead
Unspecified
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Love Games, Love 'Em!!!
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May 2014
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Kevin Mc Gowan
United Kingdom
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Nov 2010
Good theme attached to this abstract strategy game. On your turn place a tile, the tile has a strength and a facing, sometimes multiple facings. If it or with the assistance of other tiles beats the strength of a tile(s) already on the board adjacent to it on its facing, it defeats that tile. Tiles come in various colours and you score for surviving fish at the end. You have a score chit with three colours on it and your end score is your top two minus your third colour. It plays very well with two, three or four players.
2012-01-29
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Craig Hallstrom
United States
Jackson
Mississippi
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Jan 2011
Chip Beauvais
United States
Maynard
Massachusetts
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7
Feb 2011
As a fanboy of the Dice Tower, my opinion may be biased.

I was lucky enough to get Tom to teach this game to a few of us during TotalCon 2011. The rules are straightforward, the game is fairly light, but plays quickly and has some tense moments.

This game has crosses the hidden ownership of a game like Clans, or Mother Sheep, with the tile-laying choices of Uptown. If you like any of those games, give Vicious Fishes a try.
2011-02-27
Margaret Powell
United States
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Feb 2014
Andrew Stingel
Australia
Cairns
Queensland
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6.5
Feb 2011
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Julien Griffon
France
Nantes
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6.5
Jul 2011
Don Sutherland
United States
Connecticut
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6.5
Feb 2011
Thomas Lang
Germany
Gaißach
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6.1
Nov 2013
Not sure how there can be any stragtegy at all with more than 2 players... fun little filler, though.
2010-12-03
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Raiko Puust
Estonia
Keila
Harju Maakond
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Raiko & Agnes Forever! Feel the Love and Feel the Warmth. Happiness is 2 hugs plus 3 kisses every hour...:D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
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Addicted Estonian gamer with big heart and direct winning attitude. Need any help with something, just ask. Need some GG for something, just ask. Need something to be translated, just ask. Meanwhile, behave! :D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
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6
Nov 2010
It is a ok game, with rookie mistakes made in the looks and quality of the game. It fell apart on me with in hours.As for the game, it is playable, but it won't get much play time in my family.
2010-11-09
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Cristian Frunza
Romania
Bucuresti
Sector 2
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Nov 2014
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Vitas Povilaitis
United States
Waltham
Massachusetts
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Feb 2011
Very light strategy filler game
2011-02-27
Michael Clark
United Kingdom
Bucks
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6
Mar 2011
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Avri Klemer
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Mar 2014
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Angelos Anastassopoulos
Greece
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Apr 2014
Aron F.
United States
Champaign
Illinois
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Mar 2011
Bruce Murphy
Australia
Pyrmont
NSW
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Oct 2010
Light, shading to tedious in the late game, random, huge left-right binding, slightly interesting scoring system marred by being unable to take advantage of it. Perhaps the kids will like the nice art.
2010-10-30
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Ken Shoda
Japan
Zushi
Kanagawa
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Mar 2012
Not a bad tile-laying game. Better than I thought but why the tile distribution is so awkward?
2010-12-27
For Trade
Greg Schloesser
United States
Talbott
Tennessee
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Mar 2011
Tom Vasel is by far the most prolific reviewer of games on the internet. Indeed, he has written and aired so many reviews that some have speculated that he is really multiple people, as it seems humanly impossible to be so prolific. Having played so many games, it comes as no surprise that he would eventually be bit by the design bug. The result is Vicious Fishes.

The game is cute, and there are decisions to be made. It seems ideally suited to play with families, and seems easily accessible for even fairly young children. The rules are simple, the artwork is amusing, and the tactics are basic and straightforward. When playing with just two or three players there is an amount of control that is absent when playing with five or six players. Randomness increases dramatically with the number of players, and it becomes virtually impossible to protect fish from turn-to-turn. While this likely won't be bothersome when playing with families, it will be troublesome to gamers.

The randomness manifests itself in several fashions, all magnified when playing with numerous players. The tile draw can be problematic. While it would seem the odds would insure a player would draw a decent mix of fish that match the colors on their mission tiles, it is not uncommon to regularly possess fish that do not match your colors, or of such a low value that they are not beneficial. A bigger problem seems to lie with the mission tiles. If the colors on a player's tile are not shared by at least half of the other players, he will be at a significant disadvantage when attempting to score points for those colors. Again, this is magnified when playing with more players. Fortunately, this latter problem can be minimized by playing with four or fewer players.

The production value is adequate, but the packaging is unusual. At the moment, the game is difficult to find, and most online vendors and retailers do not have it available. The price is also an issue. At the Spiel in Essen, the game sold in the neighborhood of 30 euros, which is WAY over-priced for both the quality and quantity of the components. That being said, Vicious Fishes is a nice, light, family game that should be pleasing when played in that venue. Gamers will likely find it too light and random.
2011-03-02
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Jan Bazynski
Poland
Warsaw
Mazowieckie
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Jul 2011
Jakub Niedźwiedź
Poland
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Dec 2011
Przemyslaw Gumulka
Poland
Warsaw
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Jun 2012
Mike Holcomb
United States
US Armed Forces - Pacific
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Jan 2014
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Christopher M.
United States
Jackson
Mississippi
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Jul 2012
Ray Uffrahst
United States
Cypress
Texas
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Mar 2014
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2014-03-28
Kris Wolff
United States
poulsbo
Washington
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Paul Bradley
Australia
Belconnen
ACT
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Luca Giordano
Portugal
Lisbon
Lisbon
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Maaike Fest
Netherlands
Nijmegen
Gelderland
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Brian Coppedge
United States
New Haven
Connecticut
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Scott Everts
United States
Foothill Ranch
California
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"Nobody gets me. I'm the wind, baby!" - Tom Servo
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"Push the button, Frank!"
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SQ
United States
Show Low
Arizona
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Avri Balofsky
Israel
Beit Shemesh
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Mark Johnson
Canada
St.John's
Newfoundland
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“Brothers, oh brothers, my days here are done, the Dornishman’s taken my life, But what does it matter, for all men must die, and I’ve tasted the Dornishman’s wife!”
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"Oak and iron guard me well, or else I'm dead and doomed to hell." - Andal proverb.
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Martin Klein
Germany
Siegburg
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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Jody Webb
United States
Whitesburg
Kentucky
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"I feel in them a sense of duty and commitment, yet I can feel nothing else. It is as if their duty is to an empty void."
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Слава Zordok
Russia
Санкт-Петербург
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Vasco Chita
Portugal
Portela de Sacavem
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Eric Summerer
United States
Hamden
Connecticut
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Will talk for food!
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Peaceful Gamin'
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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You found our Geekbadge Overtext. Congratulations! :-)
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Gaming is fun. And this is a hypercube. The sun is shining
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Great uhm game (well, all 5 pictures of it, so I should say, great graphics, Angelo). If you need a playtester, lemme know.
2010-05-13
Bill H
United States
Absecon
New Jersey
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