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Pheidias Zeus
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10
Dec 2012
Thank you Repos production what an awesome new addition!
2012-12-06
Owned
ROMON Paul
France
BOOS
Normandie
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10
Apr 2013
Dans la boîte de base.
Protections cartes : MG Large Sleeves 65*100.

Avis personnel : carte fun et rigolote, elle n'empêche pas le jeu de se dérouler normalement. Casse un peu les habitudes.
2013-08-26
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Paul Maletic
United States
Rockwall
Texas
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10
May 2014
An interesting variant for a leader to really change the flow of the game... literally!
2015-04-06
Owned
joewtwins
United States
Des Moines
Iowa
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because it's all I ever wanted to be..
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Cloning gamers since 2003
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9.845
Dec 2013
Not just to be a completist, this card has one of the best abilities of any card so far. THe ability to stop the passing of a hand could be broken sometimes.
2013-01-02
Per Landberger
Sweden
Spånga
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9.1
Nov 2014
This can be a very strong leader, but it's expansive.
2014-11-19
Owned
Devi "Day" Hughes
United States
Irvine
California
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Orange County Board Gamers - come play games with us! http://www.ocbg.net
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Prince With A Thousand Enemies
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9
Sep 2012
Cute! The ability is a good one, that sometimes benefits more than one player.
2012-10-15
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Seppel (BGG)
Germany
Kirchzarten
B-W
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Meowww
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9
Dec 2013
gespielt
2012-12-30
Owned
Michael Young
United States
Middleburg
Florida
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9
Nov 2013
I love the mechanic, cute story to go with Esteban's creation.

SOLD
2013-11-14
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Brett C
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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9
Dec 2013
Costly but can be game changing.
2013-12-10
Owned
Jeff
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Survivors ready!?
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9
Mar 2015
Acquired: Secret Santa 2014 (Love you, Santa!)
2014-12-12
Owned
Germany
Münster
NRW
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Hidden trackable information in games sucks!
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I play games for fun and pursuing the goal to win the game is fun! :)
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8.5
Oct 2014
A nice way to honour the wonder of a newborn son!

Game-mechanically, it allows for that which many players would often wish to do in a game of 7 Wonders - but only as a big and very expensive exception. Which I generally like!

But the effect of the card is *a little* too luck based for my taste: At least in solo (=non-team) play you can't really know in advance if you'll get a hand which is worth having used a recruiting phase and spent 5 coins to use this hand twice - this would have to give you an advantage worth at least 8 coins to break even. So recruiting him is a gamble. (However, this can be said of quite a few other leaders as well.)
In the team play variant he is less luck based, but could be too strong overall. He also gets stronger the fewer players there are (because you can deny good cards to a larger percentage of opponents).
Overall, in my opinion he seems too weak in solo games with many players, too strong in team games, considerably too strong in team games with only 4 players and maybe about average strength (but still risky) for a leader in 3 player games.
He is extremly strong for Abu Simbel with any number of players. Abu Simbel can still mummify him after his strong abilitiy was used for a whopping 10 VP! So the opponents should remember that they should probably draft him before they give him to Abu Simbel (at least with lower player numbers where Abu Simbel is a significant percentage of all opponents).
2014-07-22
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Jacek Malinowski
Poland
Warszawa
Poland (Polska)
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8.5
Mar 2014
More variation and useful ability. The way to go.
2014-03-10
Owned
G. G.
Germany
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8.2
Jan 2014
Interesting ability. Can be very useful, but doesn't break the game.
2013-11-03
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Lesley
Netherlands
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8.05
May 2013
Purchased: Essen Spiel 2012. Goodie.

Rating is the same as the original game.
2013-05-24
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Ryan Davis
United States
Burbank
California
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8
Sep 2012
Fun! Glad I got one.
2013-02-06
Owned
For Trade
Bryan Doughty
United States
California
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8
Feb 2015
A good promotional expansion. I'll add it to the mix every time I play with leaders. I greatly enjoy cards like this that mess with the basic mechanics of the game.
2014-11-16
Owned
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Original Dibbler
Germany
Aachen
NRW
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It's na-fing!
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8
Jan 2013
Trade condition: new.
2013-11-29
Owned
For Trade
Dan Vore
United States
Lebanon
Oregon
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8
Dec 2013
awesome power. but spend
2013-06-26
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Jakub Polkowski
Poland
Warsaw
mazowieckie
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8
Jun 2013
A powerful card, but can work both ways.
2013-06-26
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Oscar Garcia
United States
Miami Lakes
Florida
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"When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you" ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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“We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan
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8
Oct 2013
Powerful card that break the rules dramatically.
Some people think it is overpowered. I think it is game changing. Using Esteban's power to freeze a round may help you in a particular moment, but you will never know how much it is also helping others.
2014-02-13
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Raithyn
United States
Tennessee
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8
Jan 2014
Esteban is kinda fun. Keeping people from messing up the hands when you use him, not as much.
2014-02-10
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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8
Dec 2013
This leader depicts the game designer's son on it and allows the controlling player once per game to force players to draft a second card from the same hand.

He costs 5 to play, pretty middle of the road, but the ability is pretty interesting. There have been several times when I've wanted 2 cards from the same hand but was afraid one of them wouldn't get back to me.

The downside of this card is that you're paying to gift other players the same ability but since you decide when this happens hopefully you're the one who is getting the most benefit out of it.
2013-12-13
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Aaron Shanowitz
United States
Bristol
Tennessee
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Jan 2015
I really like this card. After everybody has played their card for a turn, you can then announce that you're using Esteban to freeze time, and pick up the same hand of cards for the next turn. So you get two cards from the same hand of cards, which can be really helpful sometimes. But you are also giving you opponents the opportunity to get two cards from the same hand. Good stuff.
2015-01-01
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Argeleb
Spain
Laguna de Duero
Valladolid
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8
Mar 2014
Un lider muy majo!!... además con una propiedad buenísima, muy bien conseguido!!
2014-04-01
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Matthieu Corpet
France
Le Havre
Seine-Maritime
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8
Oct 2014
Pretty cool promo because of how unique the effect is, everyone tries to get you to use it when they want it, pretty fun, albeit slightly too expensive.
2014-06-06
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