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Martin Anders
Austria
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Apr 2004*
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Sabine Baumer
Germany
Munich
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May 2004*
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dennis randle
United States
Catonsville
Maryland
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Sep 2004*
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alan bagnall
United Kingdom
Barnsley
west yorkshire
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Oct 2004*
As a regular MTG player the highest compliment i can give Blue Moon is that ive played much less MTG since this arrived.Compared to my £2000 of magic cards its bargain of the century.Buy it now,you wont regret it!
2004-10-23*
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Alan Kwan
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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10
Nov 2004*
Increased rating from "9" to "10" after playing with more decks. A very interesting game with rich tactical options. It's amazing that each people's deck plays so differently, yet the game remains balanced.
2004-11-02*
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Dave Ding Dong
United States
Ding Dong
Illinois
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Nov 2004*
Rick Mathews
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
Dec 2004*
The balance between the widely disparate races is amazing, and shows how thorough the playtesting must have been for this title.
2014-11-05
Justin Kowalski

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10
Jan 2005*
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Steve Zamborsky
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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10
Jun 2005*
For a game with a (pretty) simple ruleset, there's a lot of variety in this little gem. Games are short and very tactical. The better player will win. I'm glad I picked this up. Unfortunately you need to play this multiple times to really start exploring the depth of the game; in today's environment of instant gratification a good number of people will play Blue Moon once or twice, wonder what all the fuss is about and never play it again. Which is a shame. If you buy Blue Moon, play it at least half a dozen times before writing it off! I'll bet things start "clicking" with you and you'll see what I mean.
2005-06-12*
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Paul Ollenberger
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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Jun 2005*
Own all of the expansions. I can't get enough of this game!
2009-03-27
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Andrew Vecere
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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10
Jul 2005*
the game is a great .For two players only.Expansions are great too.easy to follow game.
2005-07-08*
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John Jackson
United States
Massachusetts
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10
Jul 2005*
I am not particularly fond of card games, but I simply love this game. There are so many challenges and options that each play of this game is fun and exciting. These options not only vary from deck to deck that one is playing but also from deck to deck that one is playing against. It takes a little time to learn how the different cards can be used to advantage but in the end the game is pure joy!
2005-07-24*
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Tom Madden
United States
Saint Louis
Missouri
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10
Aug 2006*
Phenomenal and fun. This game never gets put away. It is always at hand, ready to be played again. My 9-year-old daughter absolutely loves it. So do I.
2006-08-20*
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Brad Durandetta
United States
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10
Aug 2005*
Hands down the best 2-player game that I've ever played. The only one I've enjoyed more was Magic, but this game has way more bang for your buck. And I haven't even tried the deck construction yet.
2005-08-20*
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Andreas Burger
Italy
Bozen
Italy
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10
Oct 2005*
I like this game and i never will not play it
2005-10-19*
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Lilian
France
Rueil-Malmaison
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10
Jun 2008*
One of my favorite game, like Magic, but whithout the CCG effect.
Un de mes jeux préféré, qui ressemble à Magic, mais sans l'effet jeu à collectionner.
2008-06-20*
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Matthew Gray
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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10
Dec 2005*
Grows on me each time I play it. Impressive amount of breadth and depth to the gameplay as well as very nice art and quick playing time.
2005-12-18*
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A Ka
Germany
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Dec 2005*
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JESUS TORRES CASTRO
Spain
CÓRDOBA
Andalucía
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Jan 2006*
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litho chong
Taiwan
Hsinchu city
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10
Jan 2006*
Mar 2005, bought from Thoughthammer.
Very good game. My wife love it at the first instant. It just become her favourite 2 players card game, in the same league as Lost cities and Odin's Raven. I like it very much as well. The rating may go up to a 10 for us.
Update: after a few more play on the base game, we feel that this is the game for us. We always like to play it, always want to play it.
(We have terrah, flit, mimix, khind expansion, not played yet.)
A perfect 10 for us!
2006-01-23*
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Simon W.
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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10
Jan 2006*
Well, this seemed like an overly simple game at first. Then I went and bought all the decks, forming an unhealthy habit that has yet to abate... Damn you Knizia...

My dearest compliment is that, at its heart, this is really a great couple's game. I know a lot of people criticize it for not having substantial player choices but lemme' tell you - strategies can get quite intense once you've learned a deck. Truly, the game has the best back and forth see-saw battles ever (EVAR!). There's so much subtlety in card combinations that the game has an endless string of possibilities, compounding the replayability. I could wax poetically about the genius of the design all day; I think it's that good.
2006-01-30*
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Rene Frigon
Canada
st-narcisse
quebec
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10
Feb 2006*
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Jens Pankoke
Germany
Oldenburg (Oldb)
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Feb 2006*
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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10
Mar 2007*
This game is amazing; Knizia works on a whole different plane that the rest of us. As a sometime game critic, this game mystifies me because I can't explain cleanly why it works. It's fun, it exciting, it sucks you in, but from an analyst's standpoint, the game is simple yet so amazingly subtle that the mechanisms defy easy explanation. But with or without explanation, it's a great game.
2007-03-01*
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Paul DeStefano
United States
Long Island
New York
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10
Oct 2008*
The possible subtleties of clever card play are amazing. The rules are so simple I had to keep rereading, wondering where the game was. Creativity in card combos feels very important - how weird is that? I REALLY thought the tiny deck size would make the game repetitive and dull - far from it. The "HAHA! Screw YOU!" Factor is delicious and leads to loads of laughing and oaths of revenge.
2006-05-10*
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Brian Brown
United States
Denver
Colorado
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Jun 2006*
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John Harley
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Aug 2007*
Rating 8. I love good art, and I love card games. I hate CCG money sinks, but this system appears to have a price cieling so its not so bad. Love the pick up and play of this game.
UPDATE: This is one of the games I have enjoyed and PLAYED the most. This is a great game, satisfying and good tension. The turnabouts are surprising and enjoyable. Raised rating 8.75, great art makes a good impression on new players. Strongly recommend getting at least a couple expansion decks to give you variety.
Update: 9.5 this is my top played game, will always play if asked. carry it around in my pack to play "just in case" I meet a friend.
Its true you want to get a couple expansion decks for variety.
2007-08-01*
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Crazy Bob
Philippines
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10
Nov 2009*
I like it more the more I play it! It feels like you're just playing "war" at first, but there is a great game in there. You don't need the other decks, but you will *want* them.
2006-08-14*
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Matthew M Monin
United States
Branford
Connecticut
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10
Oct 2010
Rating is based on the entire Blue Moon system and not just this base set. The rating for the base set alone is 7.

The primary skills in this game are 1) staying flexible, 2) knowing when to retreat and 3) knowing how to time the endgame. One of the more interesting things is that how these skills are used will vary depending not only on what deck you are playing but also what deck you are playing against.

The addition of the Emissaries and Inquisitors deck adds games within the game. Not only are you in a competition to have dragons on your side at the end, but you are also playing sub-games of when to play Influence and Interference cards. If my rating weren't already a 10, adding these cards to the mix would add a full point to my rating.
2006-08-20*
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Patrik Lervik
Finland
Åbo
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10
May 2007*
Excellent game.
I have bought all the decks which is perhaps why we like it so much.
A lot of races to choose between and totally different game depending on what race you yourself play and what your opponent plays.
Great game.
2007-05-20*
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United States
Washington
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Aug 2006*
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Shao Hong
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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Sep 2006*
Xi Bi
China
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Sep 2006*
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Chris Enfinger
United States
Batavia
Ohio
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Oct 2006*
One of the greatest card games I've ever played. The art is fantastic. The oversized cards are fantastic. The rules are great too. Each deck has it's own uniqueness. It definately gets the most plays in my house.
2006-10-02*
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Kane Klenko
United States
Ridgeway
Wisconsin
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10
Oct 2006*
Great 2 player card game that plays quickly and still has a good amount of depth. I'm bumping this up to a 10 now after about 40 plays. The concept is simple, the gameplay is easy to learn, but the interactions between cards make it so this game never gets old. I haven't even started deck building yet and I still am not even close to bored with Blue Moon. I play it on my lunch break 3-4 times a week, and I wish I could play it more. Knizia has another winner on his hands. Can't wait to see what the new decks will bring! Easily my favorite 2 player game.
2006-10-03*
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Joseph Cardarelli
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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10
Oct 2006*
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Bryan
United States
Iowa
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10
Jan 2014
Our favorite 2 player game. Lots of replayability with the different expansion combinations. We have yet to card draft.

1/21/14: Updated rating to a 10 on this one. After 8 years, I still want to play it whenever given the chance. This is my most played game, and continues to widen the lead.
2014-01-31
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Sascha Hoppe
Germany
Braunschweig / City of Lions
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10
Jan 2007*
Simply put the most tense game in my collection.
2007-01-12*
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Jack Wraith
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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10
Dec 2006*
I'm enthralled. The more I play, the more subtleties emerge.
2006-12-08*
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Adam Skinner
United States
Seven Hills
Ohio
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10
Aug 2008*
Even with just the base set, Blue Moon is a blast. More than any other game in my collection, this game has approachability. It's easy to learn, easy to teach, fairly short to play and very repeatable.

The art on the cards is outstanding, the cards are big (tarot sized) and durable. The theme really comes through, and the different decks have distinct personalities in game play, graphic design, and theme.

Blue Moon is one of my favorite 2 player games. The fact that you can expand it with different decks definitely switches things up, and the deck building rules help with that as well. It's one of my go-to games for gamers, kids, and non-gamers alike.
2011-08-03
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Richard G
United States
Santa Monica
California
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Dec 2006*
I can't comment from a CCG veteran's perspective, as I've only ever spectated games and occasionally browsed some decks. But I can affirm that Blue Moon is exactly what I would want from a CCG -- namely fluid, fun card battling with the right balance of tactical options and luck -- at a fraction of the expense. Will never turn down a game.
2006-12-31*
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Peter Folke
Denmark
Lyngby (Copenhagen)
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10
Feb 2007*
I can't help but think that if people rate this lower than 9.9 they are playing it wrong, or just not getting it. That's how much I like this game, not how little I think of other people
2007-02-20*
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Gary Bradley
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Scotland
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Mar 2007*
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Seth Ben-Ezra
United States
Peoria
Illinois
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10
Jan 2009*
Gameplay is tense and enjoyable. Most German games don't have a lot of direct confrontation, which this game has in spades. It also gives me the Magic buzz without the high price of buy-in.
2014-11-21
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Ice Hensley
United States
Denver
Colorado
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May 2008*
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Andrew Furst
United States
Texas
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10
Apr 2009*
One of my favorites. Keldon's AI for it is merciless.
2014-01-30
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Peter R.
Italy
Bozen
Italy
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10
Apr 2007*
After having played this game several times I can seriously say: I am hooked!

This game is very challenging and it is fun to try new combinations and decks against other players!
Very good! The playing time is short enough too! Finally I managed to get hold of all the expansions and will soon be starting in developing professional decks! This may give the game another kick! It was fun to play this game so many times just to test how each nation would fare against each other. I don't need Magic(crack)anymore...
Update: WOW, when I first played this game, I almost rated it a 7! But decided to give it a 8! After 2 years I still pull it out very often and like to play it! Just check how many times I played this game and you understand why I gave it the final vote now! What a game! Knizia is my hero!
2007-04-13*
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chris carleton
Canada
bon accord
Alberta
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10
May 2007*
Excellent game. With a few decks there is virtually unlimited replayability.
2007-05-02*
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Felix Rodriguez
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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10
Oct 2007*
Upon first inspection I thought Blue Moon was a simpler Magic the Gathering. But further plays have made me come to love this as the amazing deck management game that it is.
2013-07-26
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Glynn Ridley
United Kingdom
Newcastle
Unspecified
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Jul 2007*
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