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Giacomo Mangiarano
Italy
Castellana Grotte (BA)
BA
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10
Jun 2010
Notredame Exp. : A solid 10
In the year of the dragon: A solid 10
Evaluating other expansions
2010-06-09
Owned
Mik Svellov
Denmark
Copenhagen N
EU
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10
May 2009*
The San Juan expansions are worth the box alone - and the Puerto Rico Nobles are a great add-on. The rest is mere icing on the cake.
2009-05-26
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Stefan Lundback
Sweden
Stockholm
Stockholm
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10
Sep 2010
Puerto Rico expansion is brilliant and makes this a must-have
2010-09-21
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Ben Vögel
United States
Golden Valley
Minnesota
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I've been on this site for 10 years now, and I'm far from sick of games, but I think I am, to some degree, sick of learning too many new games. I'm also tired of playing 4+ hr multiplayer games, but I'll still happily play really long games 2 player.
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10
Dec 2014
[5 plays] of San Juan expansion. [1 play of PR expansion]

Worth every penny even if these are the only 2 games I ever use it for. San Juan has rocked with the new cards. They have become integral to my San Juan experience. The nobles and related building for Puerto Rico are also something I am likely to never go without again. They add a little flavor and extra depth without being any burden.

I am eager to try the Princes of Florence expansion. I don't own any of the other games any longer (Notre Dame and Louis XIV), don't feel the love for ItYotD, and haven't ever played Witch's Brew.

Most recent play 10-16-10 with Michael and Carter.
2010-10-17
Lars Wagner Hansen
Denmark
Sorø
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Fingers off, that's my car!
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10
May 2011
I only use the San Juan cards. These cards makes San Juan even better and are worth the price of the expansion alone.
2013-12-10
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Howie Dawson
United States
Grosse Pointe Woods
Michigan
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10
Apr 2012
Great addition to some fantastic games.
2012-04-29
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Roy Colver
United States
Ephrata
Washington
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10
Apr 2011
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Jay Burke
United States
Oklahoma
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10
May 2011
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Brian Knowles
United States
Feeding Hills
Massachusetts
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10
Jul 2012
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Arthur Eloi
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Sep 2012
Jakub Z
United States
Kirkland
Washington
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10
Jul 2013
San Juan Expansion: Excellent addition, especially buildings. Makes San Juan much more strategic as you have more ways to score points and go for victory. Brings base game to new level.
2013-01-07
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E Y
Israel
Tel-Aviv
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10
Apr 2014
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Darryl Boone
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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Reading your recent posts has been like dipping my bottom over and over into a bath of the silkiest oils and creams.
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10
Feb 2013
Rating is for the extra buildings for San Juan and the 6th player for Witch's Brew. The former brings new life into a great game that can get a little same-y without it. The latter adds an extra player to a great game that already plays best the more people you have.

The other components of the San Juan and Witch's Brew might be OK but I have no desire to even try them. Adding event cards to a game that normally doesn't have them bugs me, personally.

I haven't tried, and don't have, the others parts of the Alea Treasure Chest, having traded for just these two. But these are so awesome I doubt I'll play without them if I had a choice.
2013-02-25
Tyler Olsen
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
Mar 2015
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Dani K
Austria
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10
Jul 2014
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Ian Scrivins
United Kingdom
Brighton
Sussex
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9.5
Feb 2013
Detailed comments are under the separate expansion entries.

Puerto Rico Expansion: Worthwhile for its ability to shake things up and inject some variety into an over-analysed game, but beware of certain combos. Rating: 9.

Puerto Rico The Nobles: Much better than the first expansion, but still something of a missed opportunity as not all buildings change behaviour when occupied by nobles. Rating: 10.
2014-11-29
Trastion
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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9.5
Dec 2011
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Derek Glenn
United States
Berea
Kentucky
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9.5
Jul 2014
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Keon-Woo Lee
South Korea
Seoul
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9.1
May 2014
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Rainer Ahlfors
United States
Provo
Utah
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9.05
May 2014
I only have the two expansions for San Juan. That said, they really improve the base game and I cannot see playing without the extra buildings ever again.

See main entry — San Juan
2014-05-19
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Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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9
Jan 2010*
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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9
Feb 2011
In the Year of the Dragon Expansion I: The Great Wall of China

In the Year of the Dragon Expansion II: The Superevents

Louis XIV Expansion: The Favorite  7  — This adds a little variety to the game and a few more choices, now that you have the special action board, but it doesn't drastically alter the feel of the game — which is fine by me!

Notre Dame Expansion: New Persons  9  — This is a rather nice set of new grey people to hire. There are a couple that can be rather risky to use, but used back-to-back in tandem, they provide an incredible payoff. I like them! Because the new cards require you to randomly select the 3×A, 3×B, and 3×C, everyone gets to review which nine are in the game before it starts. These new cards inject more replay value into one of the most replayable games I've ever played. Bravo!

The Princes of Florence The Muse and the Princess Expansion  7  — It's an interesting twist to add to the game. It also serves the purpose of adding distraction from the goal, and money drain to the game, which I welcome. The bad part is that each card can be very, very powerful in the right circumstances, so players need to learn the relative values of the characters in those situations. Muse abuse, for example, can catapult a player into the lead....

The Princes of Florence Two Player Rules

Puerto Rico Expansion I: The New Buildings  8.9  Excellent addition to the base game. By randomizing the buildings available, the dynamic from game to game is a refreshing challenge.

Puerto Rico Expansion II: The Nobles  9  — These are a splendid fit. The buildings' conditional functions are a little more difficult to digest at first, but they add quite a dose of freshening to the game.

San Juan Expansion I: The New Buildings

San Juan Expansion II: The Events

Witch's Brew Expansion I: The 6th Player  10  — The 6th player components are perfectly fine and welcome, and the additional potions are perfectly fine. The crow tokens are an excellent addition, so the people who take crow-bearing potions needn't keep them face up. Plus, it's a little easier to see that the crows have flown away than it is to count up to the right number at all times, especially with more players.

Witch's Brew Expansion II: The Amulets  8  — Nice. This adds some more choices to the game, and the amulets are rigged to encourage you to play them. So, being the last person in turn order doesn't guarantee you the "I am..." role. This keeps the suspense higher, as it's not always apparent how each round will play out....

Witch's Brew Expansion III: The Magic Abilities  6  — By giving each player a card, and the start player two extra, drafting your special card for the round is expedited, since only two of the cards are newly passed to you. Nonetheless, it inevitably slows the game a bit. ...especially with 6 players, since you blow through the deck every two sets, which means you just keep seeing the same abilities over and over. Better with fewer players, methinks.
2011-06-02
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Jose Merlo / Biblio
Spain
Malaga
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9
Jan 2010
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S. Harskamp
Netherlands
Zeist
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9
Apr 2011
It adds a lot to the alea games. Only for the fans!!
2011-04-02
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Dan Oster
United States
Arlington
TX
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9
Dec 2014
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