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Tim Thomas
United States
Oceanside
California
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10
Nov 2008*
Improves my favorite game of all time. The new cards provide even more interesting choices and actually balance the game further by reducing the value of the Mistress and increasing the cost of the Judge. Superb!
2007-05-13*
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Mike Mayer
United States
Arcadia
California
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10
Nov 2008*
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Terry
United States
carlsbad
California
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10
Feb 2008*
I rate it a 10, because it's St Petes! How could it NOT be a 10?
2008-02-21*
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Fiske Warren
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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10
Apr 2011
I like this expansion - gives the game a new lease of life and seems to make the blue cards more important as the game lasts longer
2011-04-02
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Lam Chi Wai Garry
Hong Kong
hong kong
Unspecified
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10
Sep 2009*
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Paul
Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
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10
Dec 2009*
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Alfred Das
Netherlands
's-Hertogenbosch
Noord-Brabant
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10
Feb 2011
All you need and more.
2011-02-25
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Jason Gische
United States
San Carlos
California
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10
May 2014
We always play with the New Society expansion, but never seem to play with Banquet.
2014-05-28
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Károly Dudás
Hungary
Szigetszentmiklós
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10
Nov 2010
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Dave DiMaio
United States
Newark
Delaware
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10
Mar 2009*
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Doobermite
United States
East Fallowfield
Pennsylvania
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10
Nov 2008*

Saint Petersburg is my #1 game and this expansion is a must buy. The new cards add more choices and excitement to an already great game. The artwork fits right into the basic game and the value adjustments on the original cards make sense and work well.

The new rule for having more than 10 Aristocrats is really nice. Now you get and additional 10VP for each distinct Aristocrat above ten. In 2 player games, it was pretty easy to get 10 Aristocrats - now you have reason to try for more.

This is an exciting expansion that improves the base game, while keeping the original flavor and mechanics the same. This is what an expansion should be.

2008-11-09*
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Garrett Potvin
United States
Brooklyn Park
MN
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10
Jan 2009*
This is fantastic. The new workers and other cards add a nice twist to the game. Aristocrats are still important, but less powerful. This expansion provides more viable options and makes a great game even stronger.
2008-11-09*
Mike Wong
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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10
Nov 2008*
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Mark Cassidy
United States
Naugatuck
Connecticut
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Nov 2008*
Have just played with New Society expansion because it offered the most cards (and added 2 of the Potemkin village cards from the other expansion). A 2-player game now becomes longer which feels better. You can score points for > 10 aristocrats, with the longer gameplay (and more rubles) the buildings become more important. There is card allowing you to go thru the discard stack every building phase, a building card that gives you one point for every aristocrat you have, multiple cards in the basic game get replaced and have been subtley altered - e.g., the Observatory is now more costly. The Theater upgrade that used to give you a ruble for every noble now gives you a point for every noble (much better). It was a fun departure especially if you have played the basic game a lot.
2008-11-15*
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Jeff W
United States
Parker
Colorado
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10
Feb 2011
Ratings for New Society: 10

The New Society expansion fixes a couple of cards which were problematic in the original, and adds a few more different interesting cards. Also it adds enough cards for 5 players.

For 4 and 5 players, play with the whole New Society expansion (but not the Banquet cards). For 2 or 3 players, the expansion lasts a bit too long. Use the suggested variant where 1 of each basic card in the green, blue, and orange decks are removed.

Ratings for the Banquet: 5

A lot of the strategy of St. Petersburg is whether or not to take that an extra card so that you'll get that worker or aristocrat. The purple cards completely messes up that tension and pretty much make it a random game. If you do not like the strategic tension in St. Petersburg, then this will certainly change that. But otherwise it destroys the rhythm of the game.
2011-02-19
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Jens www.spielefreun.de
Germany
Heinersreuth
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Overtext is really cool. The best 100 GG I've ever spent.
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Well. I'm actually bored with overtext. Why did I give all that GG away?
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10
Dec 2011
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Sep 2009*
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Przemek Kuś
Poland
Kraków
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10
Aug 2009*
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Nomadic Gamer
United States
Palatine
Illinois
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10
Jan 2009*
The expansion fixes most of the bad cost cards.
2009-01-12*
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Rabah Madjer
Germany
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Jul 2011
Evgeni Liakhovich
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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10
Jul 2009*
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Mike McCollum
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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Jun 2009*
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J Easy
United States
Port Saint Lucie
Florida
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10
Nov 2009*
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Karol Piorun
United States
Des Plaines
Illinois
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10
Dec 2009*
Kisnney Almeida
Brazil
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10
Jun 2015
Very nice expansion. Well, I don't like the banquet jokes.... But New Society makes it worthy. I'll never play without it again.
2010-10-12
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Brian Mayer
United States
Perry
New York
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Dec 2013
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MMB
United States
Florida
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10
Oct 2010
We finally played the game with just the New Society cards and we really enjoyed the game. Mystery Bob was running away with the win (as always) but I managed to snag some good cards after acquiring a Debtor's Prison card in the last 1/4 of the game. It came out REALLY close and I think I won, but I believe we got a few rules wrong that I already inquired about in a thread on the game page.

Even if I played wrong, I believe the points differential would have been possibly only 5 points. So I either one by 6 or lost by 5.

Sycophant is good to keep in your hand and buy in the last Trading phase to get another unique Aristocrat!

UPDATE: I did get the rules wrong on the blue Trading House card. So, Mystery Bob did win (again!) which he deserved to do since he had such an awesome tableau going on. He did have an early observatory which he utilized to its full potential!!!!
2010-10-11
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Thomas Rogers
United States
MOUNT PROSPECT
Illinois
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10
Jan 2011
The card changes gave balance to the game. I have only played with the Banquet expansion a few times. I like the cards but they bring a lot of chaos into the game when you are planning on going first and now you are not...etc.

I like it but others that I play with do not.
2014-03-28
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Marcel Kuntschke
Germany
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10
Sep 2010
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Xaime Recio
Spain
Manzanares el Real
Madrid
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10
Feb 2011
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Hyunho Kim
South Korea
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10
Feb 2011
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Kelstar Korene
France
Libourne
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10
Mar 2011
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Andrea Schmidt
Germany
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10
Oct 2012
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Evan Miracle
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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10
Feb 2013
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Brian Knowles
United States
Feeding Hills
Massachusetts
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10
Jul 2012
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Jerry Kow
Singapore
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10
Feb 2015
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Ian Broome
United States
Port Orchard
Washington
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10
Feb 2012
The best euro I've played for resource management. It's a great filler game at gaming conventions, at a club, between friends, or even for the family. This expansion adds cards that change up the balance a bit and give the basic game more depth. Highly recommended.
2012-02-05
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Javier Sánchez
Spain
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Feb 2012
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Michelle Shanowitz
United States
Bristol
Virginia
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10
Dec 2012
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Bruno Pires
Portugal
Almancil
Algarve
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10
Feb 2013
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M. B.
Canada
Oshawa
Ontario
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10
Aug 2012
I like the New Society expansion for adding the 5th player and thereby making the game extremely more challenging. The new farmer worker cards are very interesting as well as some of the other card value revisions for 5 players and new trader card upgrades available. The Banquet expansion I play sometime for amusement but don't take too seriously since it unbalances the game a lot; but it is fun to have out from time to time for something different and a good addition in that regard.
2012-08-05
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Han ho Yoon
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Aug 2012
ZORG 37.2 Betty
France
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Oct 2012
Joats Irkutsk
United States
Texas
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Dec 2012
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Benjamin LB
Switzerland
Lausanne
Vaud
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10
Jun 2015
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John Roach
United Kingdom
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
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10
Sep 2013
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Helmut Jagsch
Austria
Wien
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10
May 2013
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Renato Gaudério
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May 2013
2 - 5 Players
Independent
HM
2014-10-08
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José Cabezas
Spain
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10
Jan 2014
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Amalia Ps
Greece
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10
Oct 2013

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