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8
Dec 2013
7.146
Owned
Plays: 7
No one could expect a 'simulation' from such a light game. However, the rules aspect that actually simulates the era (at least for the Continentals) is the "Command Decision". . . yet this is the 'feature' that gravitates the game to euroie area control. In turn, this makes the game suffer from AP and game length becomes an issue. Die faces mitigate this to a degree, but the occupation forces shouldn't be able to utilize this strategy to an equal degree with the rebels & for some reason it seems they can. Still, I love this system and would like to see more of it. Perhaps some new action cards and scenarios to keep things fresh?
2014-03-13
2 de Mayo (2008)
8
Feb 2011
6.514
Owned
Plays: 21
6 French victories in 21 plays.
2010-12-17
7.5
Nov 2012
5.588
Owned
Plays: 2
A fun AT dice fest with simple, yet well designed rules. Variation from play to play will only come from the fact that you'll only see so many action cards per game.
2009-12-13
Galoob English edition 1990
Year: 1990
5
Nov 2013
6.254
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
An enjoyable abstract.
2009-12-12
7.5
Dec 2009*
6.236
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
There may not be another game more like marriage than this. It's stunningly beautiful. It takes a real commitment. It's as unpredictable as it is complex. It's got wild swings of emotion, both pleasure and pain. Yet if you put the time in, and work at it, it can be extremely satisfying. So the question is, "Do you love me?". Answer: I respect you, and it's been fun - but I'm not sure I can go on like this with so many other fish in the sea. If it makes you feel any better, know that you will always have a piece of my heart!
2015-02-28
Age of War (2014)
5.75
Feb 2015
6.159
Owned
For Trade
Loses some points for theme. Sure it's the same as Risk Express, but conquering your neighbor's Diamyo pales in comparison to World Domination w/ a plastic bowl included.
2015-02-28
Agricola (2007)
7.75
Dec 2010
8.014
Owned
Plays: 14
All of the card reading bogs the pace of the game down a bit, but it's worth it!
2008-02-14*
Antike (2005)
7.5
Apr 2009*
6.880
Prev. Owned
Plays: 8
Needs at least 4 players to work. 5 is better. Things tend to drag on in the end-game, esp. with AP players. 6 may be too many.
2009-04-28
7.25
Sep 2009*
6.446
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
BEST Carcassone variant I have played.
2008-06-27*
5
Oct 2013
6.022
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
A little too dry for my tastes. A game like this should have more theme integration and give you a reason to be attached to your nation. Perhaps some event cards and unique powers would fix that.
2015-03-15
Atlanteon (1992)
6.75
Feb 2011
5.629
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
Fun and quick. A great filler game very similar to Knizia's Kingdoms & Samurai. Unfortunately, the quality of the game bits are very substandard for FF.
2009-12-12
7.5
Oct 2015
5.799
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Rock solid push your luck with chip wagering and phenomenal components. Not wild about the art, but the theme works - especially in regard to the 'pact with the devil' catchup mechanic. Could see non gamer gambling types enjoying this.
2015-10-29
7.75
Sep 2009*
6.016
Owned
Plays: 3
The best A&A variant I've played. Not sure about replayability, but the few plays I have had were very exciting.
2009-12-12
3
Jan 2014
5.804
Prev. Owned
Bookkeeping overload.
2015-03-15
6
Nov 2013
6.867
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
Bang! Express. Can Bang! be fun? Yes, right crowd, right mood & Bang! is fun. Is this a good implementation of Bang!? Yes, this system works very well as a dice game. I especially like the arrow mechanic where you have to take the hit, but you can still reroll. No, it's definitely not as good as the very similar but meatier King of Tokyo, but try explaining KoT to my non-gamer family.
2013-11-21
Batt'l Kha'os (2009)
6
Nov 2013
5.891
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
A nice 2 player tile laying game. The advanced token options only add to AP and not to the game play.
2009-12-12
Battle Cry (2000)
7.5
Jan 2010*
6.816
Owned
For a quick & fun game of Borg.
2007-12-24*
N/A
6.567
Owned
Plays: 2
Why did they go thru all the trouble of reprinting and the use size 4 font on the cards? Should have a magnifying glass x2 in every box.
2014-03-19
7.65
Jul 2015
6.939
Plays: 1
Lots to like here as far as production value, gameplay, and fun. Too many things to like to list here, but the combat system is fun. And the action dice - I never understood why more games haven't used that, but maybe I'm just nuts for dice. Needs a compendium to supplement the base rulebook. 1 game under my belt and it was a 6+ hour slog, but I hardly noticed the time as it flew by since I was enjoying myself so much. Should decrease with experience, but if my this would be another knock against it.
2015-07-04
6
Nov 2013
6.942
Owned
Plays: 4
Dungeon crawlers/adventure games are my least desired way to sit around the table, ranking only slightly above my wife's tuna noodle casserole. However, Betrayal has found a way to become a Halloween tradition, so I'll keep it and agree to suffer once a year.
2015-01-18
Multilingual Special Edition
Year: 2015
5.5
Dec 2015
6.794
Owned
For Trade
Can play with 7 people in 45 minutes. That's the best thing I can say about it. Because of that it gets a slightly higher rating than the 4 I normally give a game I respect but don't necessarily want to play again.
2015-12-12
Biblios Dice (2015)
N/A
5.773
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
5 players is too many. You only get 1 crack at selecting and you're just getting scraps as you move further down the line. With 3, and maybe 4, I could see some much needed tension developing between the 'drafting' rounds. But with a reduced dice pool for fewer players, maybe not. I also think 5 is too many for the auction. It makes breaking up the 2 piles a less strategic affair b/c you can't analyze everyone's position well enough to make the decision. There is also an issue with sequence of scoring I need to figure out - can you go below 0?
2015-07-24
Black Fleet (2014)
8.5
Oct 2014
6.686
Owned
Plays: 8
Shot to the the #1 spot on my pirate game list after the very first play.
2014-09-20
Blink (1995)
5
Sep 2013
5.777
Owned
Plays: 3
no need for this since SpotIt came along.
2014-01-26
Blood Bound (2013)
7.5
Nov 2014
6.165
Owned
Plays: 3
Shadow Hunters w/ a splash of Coup. More deduction than the bluff fest of Coup. It can become scripted in the last 5 minutes, more so w/ experienced players. But the game is so fast, this hardly matters . . . and getting there is fun anyway. Coups fun comes from the excitement and tension of the guess, and I understand that, but it's kind of random player elimination for most of the game. Blood Bound is much more about detective work and a better "game" experience.
2014-11-11
Blood Rage (2015)
4
Nov 2015
7.751
Plays: 2
I've concluded that card drafting games are memory games - which just aren't my thing ,,,, b/c I am horrible at them. I confess that I do like all of the mechanics, the theme, the bits (phenomenal, art included) - but they just don't add up to fun for me here. People drop cataclysmic card combos that are (for the most part) completely out of your control. I don't mind being struck by a natural disaster, but I prefer a hurricane over an earth quake. At least a hurricane shows up on radar & gives you time to prepare. Earthquakes are just throwing your hands in the air and thinking wtf?
2015-12-22
BraveRats (2011)
5.5
Jul 2015
6.144
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Gets a rating bump for being kid friendly.
2015-08-21
6
Feb 2008*
5.537
Plays: 1
For the beer loving gamer. Plays well with a micro brew variety pack!
2008-02-20*
Burgen Land (2008)
6
Nov 2013
5.678
Owned
Plays: 9
Perfect for me & the Mrs.
2009-12-12
4
Jan 2014
5.844
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Has a lot of potential, but the components are garbage and problematic to game play.
2014-10-21
Can't Stop (1980)
7
Sep 2009*
6.724
Owned
Want In Trade
Plays: 5
Looking for the Parker Bros edition in trade.
2014-03-09
6.75
Jun 2008*
5.909
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A little slow, but a fun game if you speed it up with variants (ESP. for 2 players)
2008-06-24*
6.75
Jan 2016
5.884
Owned
Plays: 1
Simplified Carc (no farmers) with dice combat and team play makes it a nice game for families and Star Wars buffs.
2016-01-24
N/A
N/A
Owned
Giant box with 2 decks of cards.
2015-10-10
6
Jul 2015
5.578
Owned
Gets a nostalgia rating bump for fond childhood memories.
2015-07-03
Castle Panic (2009)
5
Oct 2015
6.583
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 11
Bonus point for being family friendly. Maybe a little too family friendly considering how easy it normally is to win. It's the Kraft Mac n cheese of boardgames. Simple variants I like: tokens enter the board face down, archers hit on a 50/50 die roll. Adds a bit of tension to a game sorely needing it.
2015-10-01
4
Sep 2015
7.502
Plays: 1
Asymmetric "dudes on a map" in the Warhammer universe. Nothing particularly wrong with it, then again nothing particularly exciting either. Just doesn't stroke my baloney with any vigor. 1 AP player can turn a 90 min game into a 3 hr slog. It's barely tolerable at 90 min and agony beyond that. If I were stuck with it, I'd probably end up liking it once fully explored. Faint praise.
2015-09-06
La Città (2000)
8.25
Dec 2009*
6.885
Owned
Plays: 3
A deep game that can punish you if you aren't careful!
2009-12-13
6.75
Nov 2009*
5.700
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
A fun dice fest that's good for a filler.
2008-06-27*
7
Feb 2011
5.632
Owned
Plays: 5
Solid 7. Not so much for serious gamers, but kids and/or family outings are a great setting.
2011-02-07
7.25
Feb 2008*
6.454
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Theme is not much a part of main gameplay.
2008-02-16*
N/A
6.659
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
In the early 20th century the Model-T Ford was a world renowned marvel of engineering and innovation. But I wouldn't want to have to drive one to work today, esp. in the winter.
2014-11-09
Combo King (2006)
5
Nov 2013
5.577
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
A great game to break out with the family, esp. w/ kids. Nice components for the money, too.
2010-01-16
Diamant (2005)
6.75
Nov 2010
6.517
Owned
Plays: 3
My 8yr old loves it.
2010-11-25
Double Agent (2005)
6
Feb 2012
5.570
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
My 6 is probably a bit generous. With the right opponent this could go as high as 7.5. But when LOTR the Confrontation is so entirely superior for the genre, why would you even want to bother with this one? Dynasties is also a much better game.
2012-03-02
7.75
Feb 2011
6.938
Owned
Plays: 5
It's a game my non-gamer wife will play.
2011-02-20
Dragonheart (2010)
6
Oct 2011
6.333
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 10
Slightly better than 'meh' because it's over fast enough. Plus the wife will play it. The Lost Cities comparisons are apropos. Not sure if the game is mechanically better, but the theme is a bit more engaging.
2011-07-08
Drako (2011)
7.75
Jun 2015
6.306
Owned
Plays: 3
I try different games with my 6yr old all the time, trying to find that 1 'adolescent grail' that will stick and make him come back for more. Only 1 play, but I think this may be "it". We'll see how it stands up to multiple plays - heck just getting multiple plays is a win in this situation. +2 for being both something I enjoy and something he was able to pick up in 10 min.
2015-06-19
Dream Factory (2000)
N/A
6.858
Looking for Filosophia English Edition
2011-05-16
4
Nov 2013
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Horrible, but my 4yr old can play it.
2014-01-26
7.75
Oct 2015
6.109
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
A top notch filler and family game for me and my boy. It's simply got the right balance of ingredients for a satisfying filler. The seasoning's which contribute to is unique flair come in pinches and sprinkles rather than gobs, but it worked for Colonel Sanders and it works here - yet the game won't clog your arteries.
2015-10-09
Elder Sign (2011)
3
Aug 2013
6.878
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
The optimal move for me happened to be: stay in the same location & roll until you succeed. So I did that unsuccessfully for a full hour in a 6p game until it mercifully ended. Traded my copy as fast as I could.
2014-10-21
Eruption (2011)
5
Nov 2013
5.851
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Same vein as Survive but more fiddly. No reason to own both, let alone the inferior implementation. I liked the idea of the action cards, but they were repetitive and mundane.
2014-05-30
6
Dec 2013
7.014
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Rating seems to drop with every play. The expansions don't seem to be adding much. A good expansion could put this back on the fun map.
2013-12-04
N/A
7.185
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Just a wee bit too fiddly for me.
2015-04-13
7.75
Mar 2014
7.029
Owned
Plays: 5
A brain burning puzzle for sure. Do the random die rolls and card draws offer hope, or are they just pitfalls that render planning hopeLESS?

Get's a full point bump for being an accessible solo experience and the fantastic production. It is a bit fiddly, but I suppose that is the price you pay for the challenge.
2014-03-28
Friedrich (2004)
6
Jan 2014
6.999
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Probably deserves a higher rating, but I don't seem to have the patience to let my hand fill up with cards before antagonizing opponents.
2014-10-21
Gangsterville (2015)
4
Nov 2015
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
Victory Point games component quality, which is solid. Standard 'War' with a few welcome twists. Comments I received during the game were "just like Slapshot" on nearly every rule. Needs a streamlining to shorten the game. The rules for ties need to be cleaned up, otherwise the game could theoretically last indefinitely. And in such cases the boss deck could be gooned down to zero, then what?
2015-11-06
5
Oct 2013
5.926
Prev. Owned
First game I ever played with my son.
2013-10-17
Hab & Gut (2008)
7.75
Dec 2010
6.539
Owned
Plays: 4
Nothing necessisarily phenomenal about the design except for the fact that the game is a lot of fun.
2011-10-30
3.5
Aug 2014
7.173
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
The card reshuffle after every turn kills it for me. That and the fact that I am horrible at this game. But the card reshuffle is a joke. You already have the randomness of dice, why add more? I challenge anyone to have fun when you draw a bunch of 1's two or three turns in a row, esp. as the English. I have other problems with it, but no point in going on - I'm permanently done with it. Shame, too, b/c I really wanted to like this one.
2014-08-29
The Hobbit (2010)
5
Jul 2015
5.818
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Rating based on 2p game with 6yr old.
2015-07-02
5
Oct 2014
5.116
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
This will stay a 7 until I start playing real games with my kid. He loves this (at 4) and I enjoy the 'experience' with him probably better than every game but 3 Little Pigs.
2014-03-21
7
Jun 2015
5.920
Plays: 1
1 play. Rating could go up or down. Definitely want to play again. Seemed rather easy for the terrorist to win in our game.
2015-06-25
8
Jul 2015
6.281
Owned
Plays: 4
Top notch solo, tougher than my wife's biscuits. My favorite solo right now.
2015-07-31
Multilingual first edition
Year: 2012
6.5
Dec 2013
6.389
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Bonus points for being so family friendly.
2013-12-14
Infinite City (2009)
4
Feb 2012
5.988
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Thought this would be a good family game. While it is easy to teach and play, all of the card reading bogs it down and makes the pace drag at a painfully slow crawl. Not to mention the extreme randomness.
2012-02-26
Intrigue (1994)
7
Jan 2014
6.126
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Well designed negotiation game that has the unfortunate tendency to death spiral and degenerate to pure chaos. But it's a fun ride getting there if you have thick enough skin.
2014-11-08
Istanbul (2014)
7.75
Mar 2015
7.398
Owned
Plays: 6
New in shrink.
2015-02-23
K2 (2010)
2
Nov 2013
6.947
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
To call it a HUGE disappointment would be an understatement. I'd rather eat moldy lunch meat left out in the hot sun for 3 days.
2013-11-21
Kemet (2012)
6
Jan 2016
7.515
Plays: 2
I don't like the unintended "fog of war" that results from having to remember all of the abilities and combos others have with the various tiles they've squirreled away. While it is a common problem in many games of this ilk, I admit it's not supremely egregious here. However, if your play frequency is less than that of others at your table, you will always be at a disadvantage. So the question comes down to, do you want to memorize all of the tile abilities or not? I've made my choice.
2016-01-03
Lady Alice (2012)
7
Nov 2014
5.810
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
Nice filler length deduction with a smidge of bluffing for 4 players.
2014-11-28
Langfinger (2009)
7
Feb 2012
5.778
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
Nice entry level worker placement.
2012-02-17
LCR (1983)
4
Oct 2013
3.970
Owned
Plays: 1
With loads of beer and cleavage, this one can actually be fun.
2014-01-26
6
Feb 2011
6.553
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
I read so many reviews/comments that this doesn't get the love it deserves that I almost started to believe it. If that's true, then love definitely hurts.
2014-10-21
8.25
Feb 2011
7.193
Owned
Plays: 5
Probably still the best rock/scissor/paper game of all time.
2013-10-17
6
Nov 2009*
5.738
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Really wanted to like this more, just falls a little flat.
2009-12-12
7.25
Feb 2011
6.507
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Gets bonus points for being a game my family will play.
2012-03-02
5
Nov 2015
6.239
Owned
For Trade
The "ignoble sacrifice" combo kills it for me. Broken is hardly ever said by my lips about games, but it is . . .
2015-11-04
Macao (2009)
7
Feb 2011
7.214
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
A neat dice mechanic, but I'm about worn out after only 5 plays.
2011-02-19
Martinique (2009)
6
Jan 2014
5.934
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Not horrible and I'd play it if there weren't any other options, but that is a crowded game demographic and this just didn't survive the cut - traded.
2014-10-21
Maya Madness (2003)
6
Jan 2010*
5.507
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
Great math game for young kids.
2010-02-25
6
Dec 2015
5.560
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Great game for me & my 6 year old.
2015-12-31
Mogul (2015)
7.5
Jan 2016
5.829
Owned
Plays: 3
Would get another point bump if the length was 15 minutes shorter and more firmly into filler duration.
2016-01-24
Mord im Arosa (2010)
7
Jun 2015
6.185
Owned
Plays: 2
I was skeptical, but after 2 plays I'm leaning toward thinking that this works as advertised - light fun.
2015-06-20
English first edition
Year: 2015
7
Oct 2015
7.257
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Dixit/Clue mash-up exactly as advertised and it works. Impressive production as well. Playing the ghost is much harder than I thought it would be.
2015-10-24
New York 1901 (2015)
7.25
Nov 2015
6.524
Owned
Plays: 3
I wish I could explain why I like this game. There's nothing special going on, but I really have fun playing. I feel like Arkadia is the better of the two due to the stock market aspect. But I enjoy both.
2015-11-12
Ninjato (2011)
N/A
6.822
Plays: 1
1 play at GCOM Euroquest. Not bad, but no desire to spend anymore with this one - too many other better options.
2011-11-06
No Thanks! (2004)
7.5
Nov 2010
6.940
Owned
Plays: 26
Really good filler/party game. With the right crowd & right atmospher it can go from good to great fun.
2010-11-20
4
Nov 2013
6.352
Owned
No point in this one since the toddler found Telltale. It was crap even before that.
2014-01-26
English Limited edition
Year: 2014
6
Mar 2015
6.184
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Thematic and low complexity, yet full of tension as the turns roll. Loads of cards and enough event variety due to crisis tiles that no two games will be exactly the same. I don't want to hear it about the randomness, I really don't - don't make me blast you with the Moon Hater! I'm in favor of the variant where you roll dice = to number of players in the crisis resolution phase.
****
May have to admit I was wrong on this one. Dropping steadily with more plays. My 1st game was extremely tense due to serious competition on earth due to the perfect storm of crisis, tension, and mines. One turn we're helping eachother, and the next we're killing eachother. Hasn't happened again. I love agony in a game, but most of the agony comes from the afformentioned randomness, not player interaction. Maybe I just need to learn to appreciate that? The thing is, there is competition out there for my precious gaming time. Needs some tweaking to separate itself from the pack of similar games.
2015-03-05
Packet Row (2013)
7.5
Nov 2014
5.770
Owned
Plays: 4
Tight design with a simple elegance. Straightforward, scales well, moves fast, tickles the brain, has tension as the turns move - but it only does 1 thing great. However for me that 1 thing (the drafting mechanic) is enough.
2014-11-13
7.5
Jan 2014
6.798
Owned
Plays: 4
Fiddly point salad, but one of the few salads that satisfies.
2014-01-26
Piraten-Pitt (2000)
6
Feb 2010
5.556
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Works for very young kids . . . 6 and up? Age 6 max - any older would be bored.
Has to be one of the games that Kramer just put his stamp on and said, "go ahead, use my name."
2010-09-05
Blue Orange Games edition
Year: 2012
5.5
Nov 2013
5.651
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 12
Nice party game or for a quick, brainless filler.
2009-12-31
6
Oct 2013
N/A
Owned
Plays: 6
Caribou f#@k*ng crossing!?!?!?!?!
2014-12-22
Power Grid (2004)
7
Dec 2010
7.907
Plays: 3
I keep trying to convince myself this isn't boring and that I am having fun, but then I sit down to play the game and reality sets in.
2010-12-11
Quandary (1994)
Milton Bradley edition
Year: 1994
7
Mar 2012
6.339
Owned
Plays: 6
Looking for 90's Milton Bradley edition.
2011-07-28
Qwixx (2012)
6
Jan 2015
6.601
Owned
Plays: 5
It moves fast enough & lasts 'short' enough, along with being engaging enough, that it merits a solid score.
2015-01-31
9
Mar 2010
6.430
Owned
Plays: 22
My favorite dice game.
2009-12-13
Ranking (2010)
6.5
Sep 2013
5.511
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
Someone could probably retheme this into a winner.
2014-01-26
Rattus (2010)
6.5
Feb 2011
6.655
Owned
Plays: 5
Decent filler.
2011-01-25
Res Publica (1991)
N/A
5.719
Looking for Queen version.
2012-11-26
Revolution! (2009)
6
Dec 2012
6.495
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
Gets a big bump for being family friendly. My 10yr old non-gamer daughter was caught saying she likes it.
2012-11-24
5
Mar 2014
6.643
Plays: 1
Things were going fine until the proctology tech came out in (what felt like) Era 49.
2014-03-09
Risk Legacy (2011)
7.5
Mar 2012
7.313
Owned
Plays: 8
Rating after 7 plays has gone up to 8.5 and could go higher depending on what surprises are in store. Brilliant design in the Risk construct. Will be interesting to see what SeaFall will bring to the mix.
2015-02-19
English Black Series edition
Year: 2015
7.25
Nov 2015
6.424
Owned
Plays: 4
Lighter version of Queen's Gambit. Not as fun or deep in my opinion, but offset by quicker set-up and play time. Bonus point's for being kid friendly, my 6 yr old loves it. I would recommend this to just about any type of gamer.
2015-11-26
N/A
5.630
Prev. Owned
2 maps, 2 set of rules, 2 games in 1! Cliff Claven factoid: this is the last war in history where all sides were led to war by a King.
2008-04-13*
4
Sep 2014
7.867
Not my cup of tea. Maybe when I'm retired and I have all the time in The world. Too slow from the giddy up and other ways/games I'd prefer for the time investment.
2014-09-24
5
Feb 2015
7.685
Plays: 2
I need some level of engaging player interaction . . . and this beast, as brilliant as it may be, needs something deeper than the surprise behind the selection board to cut the mustard. I pay less and less attention to what others are doing with every roll. Eventually deteriorates to the point where I'm not even sure if any of the players are on the same turn. There's just lots of semi-organized rolling, tile grabbing and point salad. Gets a slight bump for being such a fantastic production. Simply put, it's no Ra: The Dice Game.
2015-02-18
Samurai (1998)
8
Dec 2010
7.298
Owned
Plays: 3
I should probably drop the rating for this, as gaming has evolved so much (for the better) since this first came out. But it was one of the early ones that hooked me, so nostalgia holds it's rating.
2013-10-17
6.5
Jan 2014
5.546
Owned
Plays: 4
Best version of Scrabble out there. Is there a better game for airports/airplanes? Bonus pts for being airplane friendly (well, not to you neighbors!!).
2014-01-26
Senji (2008)
7.25
Dec 2009*
6.172
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
Negotiation is a big part, so satisfaction here is really dependant on the group you play with.
2011-02-09
Small World (2009)
5.5
Mar 2014
7.326
Plays: 3
I do see the appeal, but it just fails to suck me in. Kinda like the Foo Fighters. I'll tailgate, but I'm only going into the show if a free ticket falls into my lap.
2015-08-06
5
May 2014
6.830
Plays: 2
Falls into my new rating system where every decent game (mainly euros) gets a 5. I'd previously been rating them 3's since there was no desire to play again. But at the same time, I grudgingly respect the design at a 7ish level. So I adds an integral to the coefficient of BO and resulted in a nice round 5.

We played with the expansion and nice metal coins. Not sure if the expansion added any value when you factor in the time increase.
2014-05-30
6.5
Nov 2007*
6.572
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
A little slow - too much downtime between turns.
2007-11-10*
N/A
5.522
An Avalon Hill Classic.
2008-03-28*
Strut! (2007)
N/A
5.562
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
You could argue that this was one of the earlier 'real time' dice games. So far the genre has crashed and burned for me, but I'd play this one again.
2014-01-26
Sumo! (2000)
N/A
5.600
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Box is kind of worn, but cards and bits are excellent.
2014-10-05
Sun Tzu (2005)
7.75
Nov 2010
6.358
Owned
Plays: 8
Great two player game in the same vein as LOTR Confrontation but with an area control aspect.
2008-04-02*
7.25
May 2015
5.496
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
The fun factor was there, so id call it an under appreciated game w/ an underserved theme. Just when I thought the beach babe was mine, some Cretan came along and kicked sand in my face.
2015-05-14
Taluva (2006)
7.4
Apr 2008*
6.958
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
It's got a good scroogie quotient which pumps up my rating.
2008-04-13*
English second edition
Year: 2011
6.5
Nov 2013
5.536
Owned
if i logged every play for this one there would be 100's. My kid loves it more than books for bedtime.
2014-01-26
Terra Mystica (2012)
4
Nov 2013
8.142
Plays: 1
The design is genius, a magnificent feat of the human brain. But do I want to play it again? The only way I could answer yes is if I somehow became so wealthy that I did nothing but play board games.
2013-11-15
7.65
Aug 2015
6.033
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Very interactive game, this is not your garden variety multiplayer solo! WARNING - Keep an eye on the stocks others are buying, lest your portfolio party like its 1929!
2015-08-22
9
Oct 2013
5.928
Owned
Want In Trade
Plays: 4
What it does, it does it best!
2012-05-10
Rio Grande Games English edition
Year: 2009
N/A
6.969
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Anyone who says this is a fun family games certainly didn't take on the tedious logistician/statistician role. Anyone who played with me certainly didn't have fun if I was assigned in the logistician/statistician role. I'm not a mathematician, but I think that equates to a lose/lose situation if I am in the game.
2015-10-17
Tokaido (2012)
5.75
Feb 2015
6.859
Plays: 1
Bonus for family friendliness. Could go up if I can get them to play it.
2015-02-26
Magma Editions version
Year: 2008
7
May 2012
6.250
Owned
Plays: 3
Bonus points for family friendliness.
2012-05-11
Torres (1999)
8
Jan 2010*
6.997
Owned
For Trade
GREAT game. Easy set up & easy to learn playing mechanic - yet rich with strategic nuances and and game changing surprises. Drawbacks - the theme and playing pieces aren't going to be a draw for players high on aesthetics. Also, the action cards in the most recent edition will require you to reference the rulebook until you get used to playing.
2008-04-27*
7.25
Apr 2011
6.371
Owned
Plays: 7
One of the Doc's games that just doesn't get enough love in my opinion.
2009-12-13
N/A
6.313
Want In Trade
Looking for the In the Year of the Dragon expansion.
2015-05-02
N/A
6.409
Plays: 2
This is a game with a brilliant mashup of mechanics that really work with the various aspects of the theme - war, industry & diplomacy. But my oh my is it LONG. Not so much an issue in most cases if you like epicness on your table. However, if you are going to play competitively you really need to make certain that you have players with full knowledge of the rules. You don't want to be 5 hours into the game and have a rookie making a bonehead play and ultimately throwing the game into a death spiral. The game is susceptible to unforgiving & unrecoverable mistakes. And such is the nature of war, but flushing the game town the toilet after 5 hours is very unsatisfying. But again, lots of brilliant mechanisms. Would love to see if an operational level version could be condensed to a reasonable length.
2016-02-01
Tsuro (2004)
6
Jan 2011
6.572
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Sentimental nod in my rating b/c of a pleasant evening playing this at a pub with a couple of nice young ladies.
2015-08-07
9.75
May 2008*
8.211
Owned
Plays: 9
My favorite right now. It would be a 10 if the bits were half decent.
2008-05-17*
5.5
Jun 2015
7.823
Plays: 1
High pain distribution with the tight corn economy, which is a plus. Like the gear gimmick. Really nice production. A little heavy on the iconography, but so it goes these days. However gameplay does nothing to separate it from a crowded field of similar 'vibe' games and make me grab for it over any other WP optimization game. All of this is based on 1 play and I'd probably give it another chance at some point.
2015-06-18
5
Aug 2015
5.376
Owned
Plays: 2
Worth a periodic play with the youngin's from time to time.
2015-08-01
Viceroy (2014)
6
Sep 2015
6.748
Prev. Owned
As fidley as it is clever when it comes to scoring. This would be fine if you're an accountant, but not if you're looking for an easy going frolic with a soft center under the hard candy shell.
2015-09-22
Viva Topo! (2002)
5
Dec 2014
6.191
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Fell flat with my little ones. Tension just doesn't develop as much or as quickly as we'd like. On the plus side, it is very easy to teach, learn and play.
2014-12-29
7.5
Mar 2015
6.191
Owned
Plays: 5
Chaotic family fun, not for cry babies! Lighter weight game in the Survive genre. Gets the family-friendly full point bump.
2015-03-19
We the People (1994)
N/A
6.558
Owned
I can't believe I just checked the "I own this game" box!!!!!!
2008-05-20*
Wild Vikings (2008)
7
Jan 2014
5.582
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
Great introductory bidding game for the youngest gamers. Moves fast and keeps kids engaged on everyone's turn. At +/- 8yrs old the kids start to get bored with this one.
2014-01-11
8
Dec 2009*
6.690
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 8
Pure fun, feels like a real horse race.
2008-05-09*
Ys (2004)
7.5
Feb 2010
6.598
Owned
Plays: 5
A Euro with good player interaction, not just the typical euro 'race'.
2008-05-08*
Zombiegeddon (2009)
6.5
Oct 2013
5.561
Plays: 2
Nice abstract with a pasted on theme. The artwork is good as 'art', but it's brutally bad as a game enabler. It's very difficult to distinguish one type of chit from another. Play in a well lit room!
2013-10-31
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