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Schraml
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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10
Oct 2012
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Frantisek Kratochvil
Czech Republic
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10
Jul 2012
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Light User
United States
Washington
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10
Jan 2012
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Anthony
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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10
Feb 2015
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La Habra
California
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10
Jan 2014
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Matt West
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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10
Oct 2014
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Jimbo Jones
United States
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10
Feb 2012
After having played Cave Evil several times, I've decided I would open an account on BGG, just to tell about how much I've enjoyed it. I hope more find out about this game, although the theme is rich and not for those unable to resist the madness necromantic abilities will most surely induce. This can be overcome (barely) by constant thoughts that this is just a game.
The multiple levels on which you can arrange your fighting forces and the dynamics involved in having your minions initiate the entropy that is inevitable... subtle genius! And with every play, I find, I miss my soul less and less. I want to elaborate, but you should just find a way to give this one a shot.
2012-02-21
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Lukáš Rinka
Czech Republic
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10
Mar 2012
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Jeremy Linnell
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10
Jul 2014
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Jakub Vosahlo
Czech Republic
Velvary
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10
Apr 2012
Owned
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10
Jun 2013
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Kurt Tolley
United Kingdom
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
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10
Feb 2014
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James
United States
Midlothian
Virginia
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10
Jan 2014
This is really something special. To look at the components in the pictures of a game being played, it might look like a black and grey disorganized pile of cardboard chits and cards. There is some serious game here, though, folks.

It's not hard to sell anyone on the immersive nature of the theme; how you really feel like a cutthroat necromancer invoking his hellions to send them out to wreak evil. What I can say that's not apparent is you've got a sandbox of different mechanics to employ to direct the way you want to approach the game. You can build up your resource engine through digging for resources. You can invest in some serious pain dealers to go out and chop up your opponents. You can open up new paths on the board which changes the strategic and tactical options. You can develop different squads, creating different powerful combos. Finally, you can draw from different decks, each of which change the game state in small to serious ways. As everyone burrows deeper into the game, the options open up, making for a more and more chaotic equation until the game ends in crazy fashion. A feast of mechanics is there for the sampling, all somehow working together, but serving the emergent play that develops - not the other way around.

I can imagine some criticisms. Being an indie game, the components are not Fantasy Flight caliber. I did pimp out my copy a bit with some colored cubes for the resources. Additionally, downtime and game length could vary significantly by group, I imagine. Neither of these could justify me ranking it below a 10. Thanks to the designers for being the most responsive, supportive and kind designers on the site -- and for making such a brilliant game. If you have the opportunity, grab it while you can.
2014-01-27
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Chris Keates
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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10
Jan 2014
The kind of game your mother warned you about. You are an evil necromancer trying to kill the other necromancers, and this game gives you the tools to do it.
2014-01-06
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Marcelo Antunes
Brazil
São Paulo
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10
Feb 2014
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James Crawford
Canada
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10
Jan 2014
This is my favorite game. Obviously not for everyone, but if the aesthetic appeals to you, the mechanics will as well. Summon grotesque minions of hell, dig tunnels, collapse tunnels, acquire resources, cast necromantic spells, murder your friends. Awesome.
2014-01-25
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Jeff McLeod

Montgomery
Alabama
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10
Apr 2014
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Jim P.
United States
Downers Grove
Illinois
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10
Feb 2014
A '10' for sheer audacity. It is also a fun and highly strategic game.
2014-02-26
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Nathan Smith
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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10
Mar 2014
This game is a work of art. It is so easy to get caught up in the labyrinth of this game that I think it might actually be the most amazing board game that I've ever owned.
2014-03-03
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Logan B
Thailand
Bangkok
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10
Jul 2014
Dripping with theme. . .bloody, gore covered theme!
2014-08-06
Owned
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Sean Holland
United Kingdom
Dundee
Angus
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10
Dec 2014
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Martin Johansson
Sweden
Malmo
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10
Sep 2014
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Carlo Chaimo
Canada
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10
Oct 2014
I bought this game because the art amazed me. I've played about ten times now in the past eight months and each game has been an experience, so I give high marks for game play as well. The enormous diversity of cards means that you have to be versatile about strategy. Sometimes I have to play aggressive and other times I need to hang back and rely on a cunning plan. The game is fun, strategic and atmospheric.
2014-10-03
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Ant Parker
Australia
Melbourne
Vic
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10
May 2015
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Brett Burleigh II
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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9.99
Apr 2015
Killer game. Just played a learning game as 2 sides.
An initial wall of info becomes very digestible. The production value is great, and the hex tokens are very sturdy. They even have a very pleasing aroma, like leather, fresh out of the shrink & punchboard.

I can see why this game is a grail for many folks.
I can see pimping in its future.
I can see expansions.
I can see a solo variant.

Plunge in, brother...
2015-04-18
Owned
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