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Antonio RM
Germany
Berlin
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9
Jun 2010
Here swimmers/crocodiles need to cross a pool eating on the way as many opponents as possible (including as well everything these have eaten in their turn). There's a certain portion of luck since each crocodile has got a different, fixed movement range and the pool has only harmless swimmers at first so that players don't know which crocodile is which until the swimmers change shape.

The black humour of its topic might have been the cause - otherwise I can't understand at all why Rette Sich Wer Kann has got such a bad reputation. It's a fantastic, vicious bluff game with a lot of hidden tactics, and not only after the pool is full of crocodiles: swimmers have got a flexible movement range so they can sneak past crocodiles not able to munch them, and not knowing which crocodile hides underneath a swimmer means that lots of different squares are potentially threatened with each move. That neither player knows where which crocodile is takes away all the strategy the game might have had otherwise, but this makes it much more exciting as well, and gives it a flavour of its very own.
2010-06-26
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Matthew Ellis
United Kingdom
Manchester
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Jan 2004*
A real giggle but underneath there is a deep game of risk analysis. Some people won't like it because you can get stuffed by an unlucky turn of a tile.
2004-01-05*
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Karle Hoffmann
Germany
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8
Jun 2008*
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Thomas Block
United Kingdom
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8
Feb 2009*
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Jo R
United States
Pennsylvania
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8
Dec 2011
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Patrick
United States
Glenshaw
Pa
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Does your religion have lightsabers? Nope? Didn't think so.
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"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals." Agent K. Oh my what he would think of people had he known about what the internet would become.....
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7.6
Aug 2012
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Niels Engelen
Belgium
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7.5
Jul 2014
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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Do you know about Counter magazine? Geekmail me for more details
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7
Dec 2003*
The game rules suggest this is playable in 20 minutes or so. I'm sure it is, but the puzzles presented by the game were good enough to make my first game last a stimulating 60 minutes. Much deeper that the title may suggest and I enjoyed my first acquantance with the Crocs.
2003-12-04*
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Alan Smith
United Kingdom
Marsden
Yorkshire
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My one fault is that I'm far too modest! :-)
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Ouch!
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7
Feb 2004*
Colourful and cute!
2004-02-13*
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Lori Cow
United States
Arlington Heights
Illinois
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7
Apr 2004*
This game is too cute! A fast 2-player. It's fun to make "munching" noises when the crocs eat the swimmers!
2004-04-22*
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Bryan Arroyo
United States
Old Hickory
Tennessee
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7
Jun 2004*
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Lyle Wenger
United States
lebanon
pa
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7
Oct 2008*
quick abstract two player game
2004-12-09*
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Jim Byars
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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7
Aug 2005*
My 6 yr old loves it and there is some strategy hidden in here somewhere.
2005-08-22*
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Carl West
United States
Union City
California
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7
Mar 2006*
Fun game. Its a little more intense then it seems initally but fun.
2006-03-03*
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MickeyJames Hollander
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
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7
Jul 2006*
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Doug Orleans
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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7
Aug 2008*
Bizarrely-themed abstract (small amount of luck, much less than Tally Ho, although it's similar in nature) about were-crocodiles racing past each other. Seriously! The components are high quality but you really get very little in the box-- don't overpay.
2006-10-17*
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Alan Paull
United Kingdom
HUNTINGDON
Cambridgeshire
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7
Nov 2006*
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Ross & Christine Chilcott
United States
Coraopolis
Pennsylvania
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7
Oct 2008*
There is more thought than a single play will ever tell. It gets better with more plays. We may be the only people who like this game. But we're not afraid to admit it.

Currently sequestered for Tony and Rachelle's wedding.
2013-08-17
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Christopher Seppala
United Kingdom
Whitstable
Kent
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Aug 2007*
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Jeroen van Emde Boas
Netherlands
Amsterdam
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7
Jan 2011
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Mike S.
Netherlands
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7
Mar 2009*
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Chris Fenwick
United States
New Jersey
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7
Mar 2010
Ooh. More clever than I expected. It has the Stratego/Pecking Order/Subulata element of secret-valued pieces, and the stacky/takey elements of games like Dvonn and Avalam Bataka. And they are combined in a cute way which allows you to make chewy chompy sounds! A good one for two-player series, especially if you can find it for cheap!
2010-03-16
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J T
United States
California
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7
Jun 2011
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Sebastian Schwarz
Germany
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7
Nov 2011
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Joseph Lachendro
United States
butler
PA
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Dec 2013
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Virginie ROGER
Canada
Prevost
Quebec
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7
Jan 2014
Calcul et chance pour ce petit jeu de crocodile. Fort sympathique et rapide
2014-01-13
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Bryan Arroyo
United States
Old Hickory
Tennessee
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7
Apr 2015
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Abram
United States
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7
Jun 2014
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David McCulley
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
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7
Dec 2014
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Oliver Amacker
Switzerland
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7
Mar 2015
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Angus the Bull
United States
Elyria
Ohio
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6.53
Oct 2007*
This was just OK. It can be a little challenging once several crocs. are turned up. Quick and light
2007-10-15*
Frédéric Collin
Canada
MONTREAL
QUEBEC
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6.5
Feb 2004*
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Fraser
Australia
Melbourne
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Back in the days when there were less maps we played every map back to back
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Ooh a little higher, now a bit to the left, a little more, a little more, just a bit more. Oooh yes, that's the spot!
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6.5
Jul 2005*
OK the theme is fairly stupid, not as bad as Igloo Pop, but close! Really it is an abstract combat game, which is probably why Tom Vasel hates it so. However he hates Diplomacy too, so you can't trust everything that Tom says :-)
2005-07-17*
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Andrew Martin
United States
Santa Cruz
California
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6.5
Feb 2006*
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Gary L
Canada
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6.5
Jan 2010
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Tommy Tong
China
Beijing
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6.5
Sep 2014
Jeroen Doumen
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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6.25
Nov 2013
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Christine Biancheria
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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6
Jan 2004*
Good marks for being strategic, short and easy to learn, but again, not a very memorable addition to an otherwise fine series.
2004-01-07*
Gary Jans
Belgium
Ham
Limburg
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Nov 2009*
Founding Fathers: try your hand at being President.
United States
Bay Area
California
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Jun 2004*
Randy Schmucker
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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6
Aug 2004*
Chess like variant.
2004-08-23*
Dallas Hoag
United States
Salamanca
New York
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6
Oct 2004*
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Gregg Giersch
United States
Saukville
Wisconsin
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6
Aug 2005*
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Ken Rumsey
United States
Kissimmee
Florida
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Dec 2005*
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Annemette Wolff
Denmark
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Apr 2006*
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Melissa
Australia
Parkville
Vic
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May you find the Perfect Shoe! xxx
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Mostly offline, but trying.
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6
May 2006*
Lots of fun - very simple and quick, but with definite winning tactics that I have yet to implement

Yeah, OK, dropped from 7 to 6 ... it's definitely not a great game but it's fun enough and doesn't deserve the panning it gets here
2006-05-13*
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Jim Pulles
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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Jan 2008*
Totally not what I expected when I read the description of the game. There IS a skill element involved but the game involves a lot of bluffing.

I've played about a dozen times and I have yet to find a viable strategy. It's like a more complex version of Geister.

One of the weakest in the Kosmos 2-player line of games but still has a bit of good game play.
2008-01-29*
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Snooze Fest
United States
Hillsborough
North Carolina
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We love our pups!! Misu, RIP 28 Nov 2010. Tikka, RIP 11 Aug 2011.
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6
Jul 2009*
Not a great game (mostly because it's an abstract), but not horrible either! Maybe it should be "Werecrocodile Pool Party". It is sort of like a very light version of Dungeon Twister. If you're looking for more strategy, the "advanced" setup should do the trick: instead of randomly arranged crocs, place tiles where you want. The rules don't specify, but I think you should do that with full knowledge of which croc is which. In that case, you add some memory and bluffing elements to the game.

And don't let analysis paralysis set in: PLAY QUICKLY!
2006-07-25*
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Holger F.
Germany
Bernried
Bayern
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Jul 2006*
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Alex Eaton-Salners
United States
Lake Forest
California
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6
Oct 2006*
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