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Kris Wolff
United States
poulsbo
Washington
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10
Dec 2010
My top game of 2010!
2011-01-13
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maeddes maeddison
Germany
Heidelberg
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10
Feb 2013
I love the mechanics: the double auction and the tile placing. It playes smooth and there is nearly no downtime. The interaction between the players is tricky and involving. The theme and artwork are brilliant and all fits perfectly together. I love this game!
2013-02-23
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Luke Meads
United Kingdom
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
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10
Feb 2013
A very under-rated game. It has good auction mechanics as well as a tactical element. Do you take a gamble for the economic disasters or burn through all the science points to say safe?
Also, there is a good two-player variant on the forums which opens this game up more
2013-02-08
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Doug Martin
Scotland
Lanarkshire
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9.4
Aug 2014
Really intriguing auction / tile placement game where you balance building cities and industrial zones, while having to get rid of the pollution they create. Highly rated...
2011-03-08
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Mik Svellov
Denmark
Copenhagen N
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9
Jan 2011
Very clever resource management game!
Expand your land and earn resources and VP - while keeping polution at a minimum.
2011-01-12
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Andrew Rae
New Zealand
Wellington
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9
Jan 2011
Pretty darn good I thought on a single play. It reminded me of a Wallace game but without the mind bending super trickiness. I liked the tactile and non-combative nature of the interaction. Pretty good all round.
2011-01-12
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Lee wiegand
United States
Great Falls
Montana
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9
Feb 2011
First played this at BGG con and found it to be super fun.
I love the pollution, the more tiles you buy the more "smoke cubes" you get.
Fun
2011-08-16
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Jason C
Australia
wollongong
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9
Mar 2011
This is a great game. Its easy to learn and a challenge to win.
2011-03-31
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David Carter
Australia
wollongong
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9
Apr 2011
Who could believe a game about rubbish.Can be such a treasure.
2011-05-21
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Randy Wilburn
United States
New Alexandria
Pennsylvania
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9
Oct 2011
I really liked this game. There are a lot of things to think about and decisions to make. There are different paths to victory. I think this is the most underrated game of the past few years.
2011-10-09
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Mikael Ölmestig
Sweden
Halmstad
Halland
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Aug 2011
I can honestly not say why I like this so much. It might be the modern theme with both its good and bad sides, but probably it is more for the game itself. The auction parts are the main game and there are some hard decisions to make. I also like the sense of progression in the game.
2012-04-03
De Waey Joeri
Belgium
Oostende
West-Vlaanderen
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9
Nov 2011
I really like the theme, rules aren't that difficult ... great game ... and payed only 10 euro's at Spiel Essen 2011 :-)
2011-11-26
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Pasvik -
Germany
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9
Dec 2011
Rating after first game. I really loved it. Bidding, building, economics. Strategic planning: Great!
2011-12-17
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Patrick McNamara
United States
Jupiter
Florida
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9
Jan 2015
Wow, what a pleasant surprise 20th Century was! It combines tile placement, resource management and 2 different types of auctions into 1 90 minute game. My group quite enjoyed the different strategies that can be employed as well.
2012-06-24
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Paul Drury
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
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9
Nov 2012
Great Eurogame. One of the best that I have played.
2012-11-18
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Ryan Jaynes
United States
Houston
Texas
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9
Feb 2013
20th Century is a brilliant mix of auction and tile laying. The multiple auctions with multiple currencies are tight and gave you a lot to consider as you make your decisions. The tile placement can be a real challenge and requires some clever spacial reasoning. I love that you have to find the balance between acquisition, and rapid growth with excess pollution. I can have a little runaway leader problem, but games with more experienced played should mitigate that. Overall I think it is a wonderful and overlooked gem.
2013-04-22
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James Todd
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May 2014
I really like the auction style way to accumulate assets.
2014-05-16
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
Attiki GREECE
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8.8
Dec 2012
I think it's suchy's best game. Or at least the one I enjoyed most among other nice games like shipyard, league of six + expansion, last will. It has great graphics, simple system and a good economic balance. Only thing I did not very much enjoy was the tile placement which causes spatial limitations, of which I am a hater. But there are the technologies of bridges and locomotives for that.
2012-12-20
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David Molina López (ReD FeniX)
Spain
Valencia
Valencia
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8.6
Nov 2013
Buen juego de subastas y organizacion de losetas (tipo carcassone pero de forma individual) conectando ciudades con vias de tren. Tienes que gestionar las conexiones entre ciudades, la salubridad, polución y control de residuos de las mismas, para conseguir puntos de victoria, lo de la basura y reciclarla es un puntazo jejeje, mejor con 4 o 5, aunque hay reglas especiales para 3 e incluso no oficiales para 2, pero a falta de probarlo, la parte de subastas perderá muchísimo
2013-11-27
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Oliver Harrison
Canada
Kamloops
British Columbia
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8.5
Nov 2010
Great game with multiple paths to victory. Plays very smoothly.
2010-11-26
Lloyd
United Kingdom
Sidcup
Kent
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8.4
Feb 2012
I've played this a few times now and got a decent idea of it. I love the auction mechanic for the disasters and think that the whole game works really nicely.

The variable scoring methods means that you can't simply find one winning strategy.

All in all, this is a really good game that I would pick up in a heartbeat if it wasn't so damned expensive!

Update: I found it in a sale and was delighted to do so! Massively replayable and a huge amount of fun.
2012-02-20
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Cristian Cano
Spain
Sevilla
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8.25
Sep 2011
Wow! I loved it!

Last year, in Essen, I passed on this game thinking that it was another typical mixed mechanics euro.

After my first play, I think that this is one of the better eurogames from 2010.

*update*

Purchased!

2011-10-11
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Eric Normandeau
Canada
Quebec
QUEBEC
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8.2
Dec 2013
Industrial and scientific growth must be balanced with pollution management in order to improve the overall life quality of your nation. Original and interesting game mechanics. Deserves to be known!
2013-03-02
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Evangelos Foskolos
Greece
Athens
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8.2
Dec 2012
A very nice resource management game. I like the artwork
2013-09-15
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KAS
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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Nov 2010
Combining several different auction mechanics into a tile lying game with some minor civ type elements works fairly well after several plays. The game can suffer from a runaway leader problem if other players are not carful. The pollution element is a nice and thematic addition but tends not to be as big of a problem as many newer player expect (although it can lead to some significant points during end game scoring). Although a balanced approach between money and science may seem the obvious path to doing well, I have seen an early culture point push work well depending on the interim scoring cards that come into play. Overall, a solid game that appears to scale well for 3-5 players (although it can overstay its welcome with larger player counts and AP prone players).
2011-02-28
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