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Title Version User
Rating
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Plays
Comment
6.5
Apr 2014
7.148
Plays: 2
7
Apr 2012
6.332
Owned
Plays: 5
This is a decent game with some very interesting mechanisms. It is balanced to remain tense and engaging throughout the whole game and requires interesting decisions. It's somewhat low rating lead me to write my very first review here at BGG. Then again, it is not without a few flaws. My rating has dropped to a 7 over time.
2012-04-12
BattleLore (2006)
6.5
Jan 2010*
7.225
Blokus (2000)
6.5
Jun 2009*
6.874
Plays: 2
Certainly a good game on an objective scale but abstract games just don't do it for me.
2010-03-17
Civilization (1980)
7
Jun 2009*
7.261
Owned
Plays: 4
A classic game for sure. Easy to get ruined if inexperienced players misread it as a game of military conquest. Has happened surprisingly often.
2009-09-13
7
Dec 2010
6.183
Owned
7
Nov 2012
7.109
Plays: 5
Cyclades (2009)
6.5
Aug 2011
7.354
Plays: 3
7
Apr 2015
7.823
Plays: 3
6.5
Nov 2009*
7.292
Plays: 2
All the layers it adds to the base game don't add equally to my enjoyment. Somewhat more interesting than vanilla Descent but I rather play something else when I have 3 hours + at my disposal.
2010-07-02
Dominion (2008)
7
Nov 2009*
7.664
Plays: 4
Yes, I can see the uniqueness of the game. Yes, I can see strategy. Yes, I know many people love it. It still is an ok game for me and the imbalance between the cards is something I struggle hard getting used to.
2009-12-15
7
Jun 2014
7.718
Plays: 3
Dungeon Lords (2009)
6.5
Nov 2013
7.326
Plays: 3
Good on paper and the rules are hillarious. The depth of the game is visible but the end always seems to come to soon and it is hard to develop a plan and then execute it over the course of the game. Not my favorite worker-placement game and of all of Vlaada's games the one I like the least.
2011-12-10
Formula D (2008)
7
Jun 2009*
6.958
Plays: 1
The one racing-game I feel most inclined playing. Fun, can be adjusted to different levels of complexity and nice to look at.

Update Aug 2012: With a group that likes to optimize all actions this game can drag, and badly so. It's most fun when played quickly and without overthinking it.
2012-08-26
7
Jun 2009*
7.040
7
Nov 2013
6.810
Plays: 3
Goa (2004)
7
Mar 2014
7.509
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
Like the theme, like the mechanism. Less forgiving than Puerto Rico, it seems, but same nice colonial theme.
2010-03-17
Halli Galli (1990)
7
Jan 2010*
5.709
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
Hanabi (2010)
7
Oct 2013
7.219
Plays: 9
HeroQuest (1989)
7
Sep 2011
6.723
Was fun back when I was 12 years old. Haven't played in years since this game was pushed aside when we discovered RPGs. Now, back to boardgames, it is unlikely to see tabletime.
2010-02-10
Hive (2001)
6.5
Feb 2010
7.245
Plays: 2
Hoity Toity (1990)
7
Aug 2009*
6.384
Could be considered my personal gateway game. Played it for the first time over 15 years ago. Still like it.
2011-02-20
Kahuna (1998)
6.5
Jun 2009*
6.499
A fun little game for two players that plays quickly and might be attractive even to playes who are not into heavy gaming.
2010-05-16
Liar's Dice (1987)
7
Apr 2011
6.806
Owned
Plays: 3
7
Aug 2011
7.448
Plays: 2
7
Nov 2009*
5.915
Owned
Quality of the gaming-experience really depends very much on the case you put on the board. Some are quite clever - and some just stupid.
It has an interesting design, though. Some of my sweetest memories of gaming with my family when I still was a around 13-15 years old are linked to this game.
2009-11-07
Pandemic (2008)
7
Mar 2014
7.588
Plays: 13
Fun game with a substantial amount of luck involved. I do prefer Arkham Horror because of its more epic feel and the richer theme but Pandemic is a good - and comparably short - offspring.
2010-01-04
Puerto Rico (2002)
7
Jun 2012
8.032
Plays: 8
A very solid worker-placement game that I am always willing to play. Like its theme better than Agricola's.
2009-12-15
7
Jun 2012
7.911
7
Mar 2014
7.712
Owned
Plays: 27
Will not get addicted and will now always play with at least one expansion. Good game but if I have a group of gamers and 3 hours or more I will not suggest this game.
2009-09-13
7
Apr 2015
7.303
Owned
Plays: 7
nice addition and more complexity. Would like to test it with more than 2 players before rating it.
2012-11-14
Runewars (2010)
7
Jun 2011
7.428
Plays: 10
It is a good game and many aspects of it feel well designed. The heroes are important and can win you the day but for me the hero aspect feels a little like a second layer of game pasted on the base. Strangely, I don't mind this while playing but when I think about the game afterwards it strikes me as a not so smooth kind of integration.
Combat is tense and fun and the 4 races are interesting and play differently. Unfortunately, some races are just better (or rather: more interesting?) than others. It might not hugley affect your chances of winning but it does to some degree and it also affects the fun you get out of the game.
The order cards combined with the season mechanism is very good design and makes for interesting decisions.
2010-05-16
Schafkopf (1780)
7
Feb 2010
5.910
7
Nov 2013
6.807
Owned
Plays: 2
Interesting concept for a card game. Mechanisms seem solid, decisions meaningful. Is there enough tactical variety to provide high replay value? - Not sure about that.
2010-10-22
7
Aug 2013
7.464
Plays: 5
Terra Mystica (2012)
7
Nov 2013
8.142
6.5
Nov 2013
7.044
Prev. Owned
Plays: 10
Solid Euro with some good elements to it. Nothing that blows me away, though.
2009-11-22
6.5
Jan 2013
7.620
Plays: 2
7
Jan 2010*
7.103
Plays: 1
7
Jan 2010
7.006
Plays: 15
Nice one. Superior to Magic tG in almost every way. Battle Packs and expansions will make it an expensive game in the end but I quite enjoy it once in a while.
2010-02-02
7
Dec 2011
7.024
Plays: 1
After having seen a Vassal demo I must say I am impressed. Seems more streamlined than Hannibal and possibly more fun. I also like the art quite a bit.
2010-06-27
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