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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7 Wonders (2010)
5
Dec 2010
7.795
Mildly fun eurogame. Plays like a Magic draft.
2010-12-25
5
Jan 2008*
5.905
A good general education game.
2009-12-14
Arkadia (2006)
5
Jan 2010*
6.737
Nice tetris rip-off. (Arcade)
2007-12-10*
Axis & Allies (2004)
5
Nov 2008*
6.508
Prev. Owned
This is a very accessible game and definily provided a starting point for many now veteran wargamers.

The game is pretty straightforward: devise a strategy, build units, move units, throw dice.

That's it, but although the design is lacking when compared to other games, it still provides a good basis for an entertaining evening (as a multiplayer game). And this is what most games promoted on this site are lacking IMHO.

Sold.
2007-12-10*
BattleLore (2006)
5
Dec 2007*
7.239
Nice production level, some new ideas to the C&C system, but I already grew tired of Memoir '44. The base game seems kinda incomplete (read: money dump), but there's lots of stuff for your money in there already.
2007-12-10*
5
Feb 2009*
5.554
Owned
5
Jul 2008*
7.424
The Carcassonne expansion which makes the most sense and is easiest to integrate.
Catan (1995)
5
Dec 2007*
7.213
Good game, but it doesn't make me dance in circles.

It's average to good in all attributes (fun, interaction, tension, etc.).

If you want to call this a eurogame, then it's certainly the best of the whole bunch.
2007-12-10*
5
Apr 2010
6.192
Prev. Owned
I did not particularly like it during my first two plays. Rating may go up. Well written rules and decent quality would not allow for a lower rating.

Update: Sold. Definitely a well-produced game, but it just didn't knock my socks off. I can't nail down why though. It's probably a mixture of the scenario and game system.
2010-05-16
Dawn Patrol (1982)
5
Feb 2009*
5.740
Owned
Desert Steel (1989)
5
Jan 2008*
5.660
Owned
Classic tactical-level wargame from the tank leader series created by the designer of Squad Leader. The game features a quite revolutionary initiative system, which allows well trained and equipped units to either act before or after the enemy (their choice). It's the third installment of the series, thus the most advanced. The components aren't the best, but the price was low. That doesn't mean it's a bad game though. It's quite easy to play, because of the desert terrain and the rules are divided into a basic and an advanced section. Advanced play gets very deep, too.
2008-01-22*
Dominion (2008)
5
Aug 2009*
7.691
This is a kind of good game for a euro.

However, it needs theme, combat and dice.

{Original comment:

Sorry, not able to comment on this yet.

Just this thing: This game will make your head *EXASPLODE* when you play it! And who wants her board game to bear viscid blood stains and festering bits of brain? They're worse than Cheetos!!!}[/size]
2009-08-19
5
Jul 2008*
6.314
I'm not a fan of tile-laying games, and Drakon only improves slightly on the genre. At least you're getting a bunch of plastic miniatures.
Emira (2006)
5
May 2010
5.744
Better than Princes of Florence.
2010-05-06
Firepower (1984)
5
Feb 2009*
5.727
Owned
For Trade
Close Assault with its WW2 theme might be more appealing.
2008-01-22*
5
Apr 2008*
5.721
Owned
For Trade
Interesting game, though too abstract for a wargame. I picked it up for 17 Euros and it's definitly worth that. Winning the game is both dependent on luck in dice rolls and skill to bluff your opponent.

I once played it with 3 other players and the game was very lighthearted (i.e. we were having lots of fun); it think this is good, and nothing against the game, but I think WWI is a little inappropriate for such a light game. Note that WWI is only used as a "theme", don't try to recreate history with this game.

Finally giving this away. I had fun plays with it, I had tense plays with it, it would certainly be worth keeping, but I don't think I'll play it again in the near future.
2008-04-25*
Le Havre (2008)
5
Mar 2009*
7.882
Better than Agricola.

Best of all "worker placement" games.
2009-03-30
5
Dec 2007*
5.667
It's been some time since I played this, but I enjoyed it.
2007-12-10*
5
Apr 2008*
7.270
Players interact by taking away each others ressources. Sounds stupid, but turns out to be quite strategic.

As opposed to other euros, "your people" in this game starve to death, succumb to diseases, get enslaved or fall victim to Mongol raids. This is mostly your fault: sometimes you'd rather get a new court lady than remunerate a farmer.
2008-04-01*
Jamaica (2007)
5
Mar 2009*
6.897
Cool game for kids, not so much adults.
2009-03-23
Khronos (2006)
5
Jan 2008*
6.131
Nice puzzle.
2008-01-10*
5
Dec 2007*
6.029
Kragmortha (2007)
5
Oct 2008*
5.658
Fun in a slapstick way. Silly jokes, but the underlying game is nothing groundbreaking. It's over soon, too.
2008-10-05*
Löwenherz (1997)
5
Dec 2007*
6.705
5
May 2010
7.068
Neuland (2004)
5
Apr 2008*
6.163
You could call this Caylus done right. It burns your brain like nothing else (=downtime!), but people can't screw your strategy over that easily. There are some clever ideas, but the game is missing fun. The winner is the player with the best brain stamina, capable of playing longest without making a mistake.
2009-03-30
5
Feb 2009*
5.638
Owned
For Trade
You have to add a few additional rules to this to make it fun. The base game alone is pretty dry.
2008-07-11*
Shogun (2006)
5
Oct 2008*
7.439
Strange euro/war game hybrid. You still basically win by building stuff, because warfare is very limited. The cube cuboid (not to be confused with a dice tower) is a nice gimmick, but pretty pointless in resolving battles.
2008-04-14*
Thebes (2007)
5
Jul 2008*
7.040
One of the better euros recently. Still if this is all that they can do, I feel gloomy for the future of this genre.
Tide of Iron (2007)
5
Jul 2008*
6.902
Tide of Iron compares to other WWII games, as Call of Duty compares to other WWII shooters: It looks great, plays nice, is very popular, but other games convey a more tense gaming experience on the same topic (which is WWII tactical games). It is an excellent starting point though, if you plan to also play other war games.
2009-03-30
5
Dec 2007*
7.691
Epic game. You'll need the expansion after a while, because the base game is more or less broken. You won't notice this in your first couple of games though.
2007-12-10*
5
Dec 2007*
5.694
Played this a long time ago, probably somewhere around 1998-99. I still remember it and this is a good sign. I would play it again.
2007-12-10*
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