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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
Aquarius (1998)
3
Feb 2009*
5.774
Plays: 1
A dominoes variant. Pretty random, especially given that your goal may change at any time. The action cards make it easy to prolong the game much longer than it is at all entertaining. Kinda boring and pointless. (2 plays)
2009-02-08*
Architekton (2005)
3
Apr 2009*
5.548
Plays: 1
It's pretty easy, after a couple turns, to figure out how to set up your tiles such that your opponent cannot easily destroy their value. So that's kind of what you are stuck doing, since your opponent obviously does the same. Random tile draw has a disproportionate effect on the game. Not a good game. (1 play)
2009-04-30
3
Jul 2008*
6.336
Plays: 1
I like the detective, and the card drafting is relatively clever. In the end, however, this is a pretty lucky game. (1 play, 2 players)
2008-03-01*
Balloon Cup (2003)
3
Jul 2008*
6.564
Plays: 1
I can see where there is strategy here. It's all about playing the right cards at the right time and saving them until you are ready to use them (since of course you can predict what you will need and you know it will be valuable when tiles flip). There is probably a strategic element to deciding when to take trophies too.

For me, though, this is one of those games that's almost all helpless frustration and very little fun. Not really interested in playing again. (1 play)
2008-05-05*
BANG! (2002)
3
Jul 2008*
6.520
Plays: 1
Far too long for what it is, and the iconography is terrible. I am not a huge fan of the player elimination either. The theme and the cards are pretty good though.
2008-03-01*
3
Dec 2012
5.479
Plays: 1
Stupid dice game. (1 play)
2012-12-16
3
Nov 2008*
5.528
Plays: 1
Maybe my rating should be taken with a grain of salt. After a minimalistic rules explanation, we really had no idea what we were doing until the rules explainer came back and told me how to win. But it did end up seeming like a game that you win by rolling a die and I wasn't really too excited about wandering around the wilderness and building up my army. (1 play)
2008-11-22*
3
Oct 2012
6.422
Plays: 3
Yeah, okay, this just isn't my style at all. You have a lot of cards and you're supposed to match them with another card, Apples to Apples-style, in order to make some kind of objectionable joke. A lot of the jokes it encourages you to make are just kind of gross, which doesn't especially appeal to me but fine, but it also nudges you toward racist jokes, rape jokes, etc. Compounding the issue is the fact that you are forced, by the end of the game, to play every card. Okay, so occasionally there is something genuinely funny, but... it's not worth it. Not for me, anyway. (1 play)
2012-10-22
Guillotine (1998)
3
Jul 2008*
6.447
Owned
Plays: 3
Cute art. Low replay value.
2008-03-01*
3
Jan 2010*
5.274
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Roborally not random enough? Try this. (1 play)
2010-01-03
Inka (2005)
3
Mar 2013
5.483
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Too simple to be interesting, but at least it's short. (1 play)
2013-03-31
Intrigue (1994)
3
Oct 2012
6.152
If you want pure backstabbery elegantly distilled into its most pure form, this may well be what you are looking for. Personally, I don't want that, so--it's just not for me. I find myself playing, not to win, but to avoid feeling like a jerk. Not the way to do it! (1 play)
2012-10-28
Mamma Mia! (1999)
3
Jan 2010*
6.348
Plays: 2
This is a pure card counting game. There is literally nothing else to it. Card counting is not my thing, so I didn't enjoy it very much. (1 play)
2009-11-08
Martinique (2009)
3
Jan 2013
5.953
Plays: 1
This light set collection game is very pretty, but it's really, really random, to the point of potentially negating players' choices. The "guess where the treasure is" mechanism at the end is kind of indefensible. The other part of the game is a tile-hopping set-collection thing, and it's reasonably fun, but things change so quickly that there isn't much planning involved. I'm a little disappointed; I generally like Ornella games. (1 play)
2013-01-06
Pirateer (1978)
3
May 2011
5.445
Plays: 1
Well, this was dumb. It's a roll and move game where you sometimes cannot move. (1 play)
2011-05-14
Take it Easy! (1983)
3
Jul 2008*
6.299
Plays: 1
More a puzzle than a game. (1 play)
2008-03-01*
3
Jul 2008*
6.077
Plays: 1
Ticket to Ride is a problematic and frustrating game to me, but the part I like is fitting multiple routes together ("piggybacking"). The card game removes this aspect of the game, so that each route is independent of the rest; in fact, geography is completely absent. What's left is a take-that card game that relies heavily on memory. Meh.
2008-06-30*
3
Feb 2015
5.683
Plays: 1
This is like Fluxx but MORE random. Yay. (1 play)
2015-02-12
3
Jul 2008*
6.057
Plays: 2
Pretty random and too long. The lack of control can be quite frustrating and later in the game it's easy to run out of things to do. (2 plays)
2009-06-30
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