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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
8
Jul 2004*
6.165
Owned
Plays: 42
Surprised by how much I like this - though it offers less "oomph" than Europa Tour, it more than makes up for it in quick play & enjoyment of non-gamers. A winner.
2004-07-19*
7
Nov 2011
N/A
Owned
Plays: 9
8
Jul 2008*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 5
I am biased - I was a consultant on the book.
2008-07-02*
1st & Goal (2011)
7
Jan 2012
6.235
Owned
Plays: 26
This has replaced Pizza Box Football as my football board game of choice.
2013-01-20
7
May 2012
5.668
Owned
Plays: 9
7
Sep 2012
5.681
Owned
Plays: 7
7
Jun 2013
5.640
Owned
Plays: 8
7
May 2012
5.644
Owned
Plays: 9
6
Dec 2003*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 16
I've now played with 2 & 4... obviously not intended for 2 but it works... but it still is a nice little "pastime" game - falls into my "better than Uno" list of family games. MUCH better with 4 players - the time travel turn mechanism makes for some interesting card play choices.
2003-12-28*
42 (1885)
7
Jun 2007*
5.746
Owned
I don't know if it's the "national game of Texas", but it's certainly the national game of Southern Baptists who live and/or lived in Texas.
2007-06-29*
6 Nimmt! - Jubiläumsedition (aka 6 nimmt!) (1994)
6
Jul 2006*
6.759
Owned
Plays: 32
I've gone through three phases with this now-classic game:

1. I really like this... let's play it a lot!
2. I'm burned out on this... I traded it away.
3. It's the best game in existence for 9-10 players... I got a copy of the Jubilee edition.

Over time, I've come to appreciate the charms of Take 6/6 Nimmt... but Tanz der Hornochsen (the boardgame version) is a much better game.
2006-07-06*
7 Wonders (2010)
8
Aug 2013
7.799
Owned
Plays: 51
8
Jan 2015
6.721
Owned
Plays: 7
7
Jun 2012
6.573
Owned
Plays: 7
8
Apr 2012
7.574
Owned
Plays: 18
7
Jul 2011
7.624
Owned
Plays: 19
8
Dec 2013
6.212
Owned
Plays: 4
6
Jun 2011
6.355
Owned
Plays: 8
7
Aug 2013
7.071
Owned
Plays: 10
Aargh! (2005)
6
Aug 2009*
5.534
Owned
Plays: 16
Simple memory game with nice production... a bit pricey for what it is but a GREAT thrift store pick-up.
2009-09-27
Ab die Post! (1996)
7
Mar 2004*
5.459
Owned
Plays: 40
Much-maligned but delightful racing game... and the Hurricane Cloud predates the Mother Ship shakers from Starfarers by a number of years!
2004-03-20*
Abaddon (2012)
8
Apr 2012
5.693
Owned
Plays: 16
Abandon Ship (2009)
6
Dec 2010
5.939
Owned
Plays: 18
Adlerauge (aka Game, Set, Match!) (1999)
6
Jul 2009*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 2
This is a competitive puzzle game with a variety of rule sets... it works pretty well.
2009-07-19
Adlungland (2010)
7
Feb 2011
5.575
Owned
Plays: 5
Adopt-A-Dog (2002)
2
Jan 2007*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 4
This is an activity - not a game. But the dogs are kinda cute.
2007-01-03*
5
Dec 2005*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 16
As cooperative games go, this isn't the worst, but it sure doesn't have much replayability. The Secret Door is a much better choice from the same designer/company.
2005-12-20*
Affenraffen (2002)
8
Apr 2008*
5.554
Owned
Plays: 9
Combine a bit of memory/concentration with a classic "speed"/real-time game - and then throw some special action tiles in to keep things interesting. Very, very good.
2008-04-18*
Africa (2001)
8
May 2006*
5.803
Owned
Plays: 33
There is much LESS luck in this game than most players perceive - since Joe Huber taught me the joys of nomad relocation & thinking carefully about the "actual" value of winning the gold/diamond market. Don't be fooled - this exploration game has some teeth that MANY people ignore.
2006-05-22*
Agricola (2007)
9
Aug 2008*
8.044
Owned
Plays: 55
It's finally here... and it's HEAVY (as promised). The bits are gorgeous - and the gameplay (so far just solo games) is really interesting. It's got that "just one more game" quality - which would be enhanced if it didn't take up most of the breakfast table to play.

UPDATE: I've played 5 multi-player games & 18 solo games... and it still fascinates me. I think the only negative I can see is the downtime with five. Otherwise, wow. It works with or without the card decks, as well.
2008-01-09*
N/A
6.182
Owned
I own it... but I've never played with them. I don't know if they screw up the balance of the game.
2009-07-19
8
Jan 2010*
7.742
Owned
Plays: 5
N/A
6.380
Owned
Akaba (2004)
8
Feb 2006*
5.744
Owned
Plays: 20
Haba-licious memory game with movement courtesy of an air bulb... there's nothing quite like this out there, with the exception of one of Frank Branham's old prototypes.
2006-02-23*
Akrotiri (2014)
7
Feb 2015
6.287
Owned
Plays: 2
Al Cabohne (2000)
6
Sep 2007*
5.768
Owned
Plays: 20
Interesting 2-player Bohnanza game with a Mafia bean theme. I'm not sure it's entirely successful (and the confusion about the rules didn't help one bit) but I still find it very enjoyable to play.
2007-09-16*
7
Jan 2010
6.404
Owned
Plays: 11
7
Aug 2003*
5.896
Owned
Plays: 15
Andromeda (1999)
7
May 2006*
6.061
Owned
Plays: 16
A little light for it's length... or too heavy for the randomness of the Cosmic Hockey Puck. Either way, it feels a bit off - and yet, I _really_ like playing this game. The trading system is genius and it's a great looking game to play. So fun triumphs over elegance for me here!
2006-05-22*
3
Jan 2012
5.229
Owned
Plays: 1
6
Jan 2005*
5.521
Owned
Plays: 38
A very simple Racko-ish game with great animal art (good enough that we used it in our 2nd son's nursery!).
2009-07-19
Animal Upon Animal (aka Animal Upon Animal) (2005)
7
Apr 2009*
6.634
Owned
Plays: 37
A stacking game with amazing pieces & decent gameplay for adult/kid groups.
2007-10-17*
7
Apr 2011
5.957
Owned
Plays: 13
Anno 1503 (2003)
7
Mar 2004*
5.988
Owned
Plays: 20
At it's heart, a multi-player Starship Catan... not a lot of interaction, but a heck of a race.
2004-03-02*
8
Jul 2009*
5.832
Owned
Plays: 10
This is the game that Anno 1503 + the expansion wanted to be... I really enjoyed it.
2008-04-13*
5
Jan 2007*
5.630
Owned
Plays: 1
Totally unnecessary but still fun at $1 buck each.
2007-01-21*
5
Jan 2007*
5.615
Owned
Plays: 1
Totally unnecessary but still fun at $1 buck each.
2007-01-21*
5
Jan 2007*
5.620
Owned
Plays: 1
Totally unnecessary but still fun at $1 buck each.
2007-01-21*
5
Jan 2007*
5.619
Owned
Plays: 1
Totally unnecessary but still fun at $1 buck each.
2007-01-21*
4
Jul 2008*
5.213
Owned
Plays: 1
As dexterity games go, the primary virtue of Ants in the Pants is that it's over quickly. Whew.
2007-01-03*
Aquaretto (2008)
7
Feb 2009*
6.664
Owned
Plays: 17
Similar to Zooloretto, but with some different kinds of decisions: more money
2008-05-11*
N/A
5.599
Owned
7
Jul 2009*
5.602
Owned
Plays: 5
Adds some tricky decisions to Aquaretto, as it makes the board VERY crowded.
2009-12-05
6
Jul 2009*
5.624
Owned
Plays: 3
I'm not sure the balance on these is correct.
2009-12-05
7
Nov 2011
6.441
Owned
Plays: 18
It was fun - but nothing to write home about. I think the level of control is illusory.
2009-07-19
7
Apr 2013
6.521
Owned
Plays: 10
9
Nov 2011
6.149
Owned
Plays: 14
Ark (2005)
7
Dec 2005*
6.011
Owned
Plays: 9
The first Christmas gift of 2005... and it went over really well. Thank goodness for the Geek folks and the player aids they created - biggest "not in the box" mistake ever was not including player aid cards. I can't wait for a second playing with experienced players!
2005-12-23*
Ark Extra Mix (2006)
6
Nov 2007*
5.759
Owned
Plays: 4
Non-essential but fun expansion to a very enjoyable little game.
2007-11-20*
7
Jan 2008*
5.587
Owned
Plays: 13
An older Wolfgang Kramer design that really shines with 2-3 players. (It's a bit slow with more.) It's a game of luck management, as you work the cards & the board to your advantage.

There are action cards, but just like "jugging the hare" in Hare & Tortoise, you can avoid them if you want.
2008-01-08*
8
Dec 2007*
6.336
Owned
Plays: 21
Not exactly a gateway (there are a few fiddly bits to this) but instead a family game with some nice tension between speed (traveling city to city) and accuracy (not spending too many "days" to accomplish that). Most games have a close finish, which is a plus.

While I am one of the few people who think Niagara was a deserving winner of the SdJ, it wouldn't have bothered me if Around the World had won instead.
2009-07-28
8
Jul 2011
6.745
Owned
Plays: 12
7
Oct 2009*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 9
Very simple "trace the lines" game that works very, very well... it's nice that they included an easy and a difficult set of cards in the box.
2009-10-30
Attacke (1993)
6
Jan 2007*
5.528
Owned
Plays: 48
This is a wonderful little filler card game of jousting knights - that was COMPLETELY ruined in it's 2nd incarnation, Ivanhoe.
2007-01-04*
9
Dec 2005*
5.659
Owned
Plays: 32
50 figs & counting... one would think that the "new" would have worn off, but it's still a delight to play. One caveat: you can't play in a room with lots of crevices - it's too dang easy to lose the projectile weapons when they go carroming off their targets.
2005-12-21*
Ausgebremst (1993)
9
Dec 2005*
5.838
Owned
Plays: 20
Brilliant design with substandard pieces (I've replaced mine with MicroMachines)... the variablity and "advanced" rules make it a much more interesting game than Ave Caesar.
2005-12-21*
6
Sep 2012
6.035
Owned
Plays: 1
I've only played through this once solo, but I think it has real potential.
2009-07-19
7
Aug 2007*
6.082
Owned
Plays: 2
It runs a little long... but it's a nail-biter of a battle & "feels" right.
2007-08-19*
7
Apr 2007*
6.060
Owned
Plays: 4
Only one play under my belt... but I enjoyed myself a good bit. Feels like "Queen's Gambit" for WW2 fans (though that's not really a fair comparison).

UPDATE: With a couple of solo plays another play against another gamer, my opinion is locked in. This is a good "transitional" wargame... not as strategic as A&A, but an excellent set of tactical problems for both sides with nice variability introduced with the extra card decks.
2007-04-02*
Babel (2000)
7
Jan 2014
6.471
Owned
Plays: 9
Two problems here - I'm STILL not sure I have the rules right... and this is a very mean game. Still, it's fun & doesn't work quite like any other card game I own.
2007-01-04*
Backgammon (-3000)
8
Dec 2009*
6.386
Owned
Plays: 19
I played a lot of backgammon in college... enough to realize that it is NOT the "game of chance" many think it is. Suggestion: don't play "penny a point" for two semesters if you don't want to end up buying your opponent dinner at the end of the year.
2007-01-26*
Baggage Claim (1987)
6
Jan 2007*
5.483
Owned
Plays: 8
Nifty & simple little memory game... with some nice interactive elements.
2007-01-04*
Balloon Cup (2003)
8
Dec 2005*
6.563
Owned
Plays: 17
Lockup or no lockup, this is a very enjoyable two player card game. I like that there is no such thing as a bad card IF you're paying attention.
2005-12-21*
Bananagrams (2006)
6
Aug 2009*
6.215
Owned
Plays: 5
We play w/a modified set of rules that work a little more like Pick Two. That said, it's a great little game & very portable.
2009-09-27
BANG! (2002)
7
Dec 2005*
6.516
Owned
Plays: 25
Nice in that it works best with 6-7 players & is theme-rich. The player elimination is a hassle, but then you really can't design a shootout game without people being killed off, can you?
2005-12-21*
N/A
6.093
Owned
7
Dec 2005*
6.635
Owned
Plays: 14
Makes it harder to teach new players the game of Bang! - but makes it more fun for those of us who've played way too much Bang! already.
2005-12-21*
7
Dec 2005*
6.299
Owned
Plays: 12
Good for experienceed players... helps move the game along.
2005-12-21*
7
Jun 2014
6.886
Owned
Plays: 4
Bären-Blues (2005)
N/A
N/A
Owned
8
Jul 2007*
6.130
Owned
Plays: 21
This will play 4-handed, but it really struts when played with 3 - an oddball trick-taking game where the trump suit changes on every trick. Highly recommended to ANYONE who likes trick-taking games.
2007-07-13*
Basari (1998)
8
Jan 2007*
6.376
Owned
Plays: 15
Yeah, yeah... it's kind of theme-less, and you can get hosed by the dice, and there may well be a kingmaker problem sometimes... but that doesn't stop me from enjoying each & every game I play of this trading/bluffing classic.
2007-01-06*
8
Mar 2015
N/A
Owned
9
Mar 2015
5.865
Owned
8
Mar 2015
N/A
Owned
8
Mar 2015
N/A
Owned
8
Mar 2015
N/A
Owned
8
Mar 2015
N/A
Owned
Batik (1997)
7
Dec 2005*
5.683
Owned
Plays: 14
Greatest 2 minute game EVER... and the "tournament" rules (playing multiple games to find a final winner - loser of each game throws away the piece that causes them to lose... first player who can't play loses the match) make for a fine 10 minute game.
2005-12-21*
7
Jun 2013
5.578
Owned
Plays: 4
8
Dec 2014
6.200
Owned
Plays: 6
8
Feb 2007*
5.765
Owned
Plays: 24
I own an early playtest version of this game... cuz I was/am one of the playtesters. I'm LIVID that this hasn't seen publication - it's a great game!
2007-02-23*
6
Nov 2009*
5.838
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
Battleball (2003)
6
Feb 2004*
6.046
Owned
Plays: 17
It's not really football - it's more like rugby w/the ability to maim other players. But it is a fun Ameritrash-y game that has the spirit of Blood Bowl without all the nitpicky rules, expensive figs or insanely long playing time.
2009-09-27
BattleLore (2006)
8
Mar 2010
7.241
Owned
Plays: 20
If Memoir '44 is a "10" in my book, then what do you say about a system that is deeper, infinitely expandable, and plays like a charm?!
2007-01-16*
8
Jan 2012
5.862
Owned
Plays: 2
8
Nov 2008*
6.625
Owned
Plays: 9
Just one play in... but so far it does a very nice job of creating an interesting scenario with some real "customization"... and we haven't even used the Specialist cards or new terrain yet!
2007-05-21*
7
Jan 2012
5.805
Owned
Plays: 1
7
Mar 2010
5.868
Owned
Plays: 2
9
Feb 2010
5.946
Owned
Plays: 4
7
Nov 2008*
6.319
Owned
Plays: 4
8
Jan 2008*
6.150
Owned
Plays: 2
7
Nov 2008*
6.579
Owned
Plays: 1
I've found the Epic system for Battlelore a bit unwieldy.
2007-12-28*
7
Feb 2010
5.897
Owned
Plays: 1
9
Sep 2007*
6.305
Owned
Plays: 6
9
Aug 2007*
6.319
Owned
Plays: 7
8
Feb 2010
5.959
Owned
Plays: 4
8
Jan 2008*
6.163
Owned
Plays: 2
8
Jan 2012
5.912
Owned
Plays: 1
7
Nov 2008*
6.297
Owned
Plays: 4
9
Sep 2007*
6.420
Owned
Plays: 6
Bausack (1987)
7
Jan 2007*
6.625
Owned
Plays: 5
I own the American version, Bandu... and except for giving you too few plastic beans (house rule: players should start w/double the bidding beans as in the rules), the game is darn near perfect.
2007-01-05*
6
Apr 2004*
5.531
Owned
Plays: 2
Has some king-making problems in the end game, but that's typical of this genre. Otherwise, ahead of it's time and great fun to play!
2004-04-11*
Biberbande (aka Rat-a-Tat Cat) (1995)
4
Jan 2007*
5.965
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
This may see some more play now that Braeden's getting older... but it's not a very good game. Pretty random.
2007-01-06*
4
Jun 2006*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 10
Big City (1999)
8
Feb 2004*
6.557
Owned
Plays: 40
Best with 2-3 players, this is my favorite city-building game.
2004-02-29*
6
Feb 2010
5.507
Owned
Plays: 4
6
Aug 2004*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 6
Another solid memory game from Goldsieber... in the vein of Hallo Dachs.
2004-08-26*
BITS (2011)
7
Feb 2012
5.823
Owned
Plays: 8
Black Spy (1981)
6
Apr 2013
5.801
Owned
Plays: 1
Bohn Camillo (2011)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Prev. Owned
Bohnanza (1997)
9
Feb 2004*
7.013
Owned
Plays: 20
8
Feb 2004*
6.303
Owned
Plays: 9
8
Feb 2004*
6.373
Owned
Plays: 9
Bongo! (2000)
7
Feb 2004*
5.711
Owned
Plays: 19
Stunning in it's simplicity, evil in it's mind-bending nuttiness. And no fair complaining about losing brain cells until you've tried the infamous poacher dice!
2004-02-02*
Boochie (2008)
7
May 2013
5.595
Owned
Plays: 4
5
Sep 2009*
5.760
Owned
I feel like a bad guy for saying this, but Sid didn't do a great job of picking games for kids. He picked games for parents who want their kids to be smart. The book is excellent but is MUCH too weighted to abstract games.
2009-09-27
6
Jan 2015
6.300
Owned
Plays: 1
6
Jan 2015
6.175
Owned
Plays: 1
7
Mar 2009*
5.642
Owned
Plays: 48
This is like going to the county fair without plunking down $1 a throw... and it's competitive!
2008-06-02*
Bounce Off (2013)
5
May 2015
5.512
Owned
Plays: 2
Brawl (1999)
8
Dec 2004*
6.000
Owned
Plays: 25
Real-time card game that uses "tuned" decks for each player to "simulate" combat. It plays at hyperspeed & is a whole lot of fun. (It doesn't hurt my opinion of the game that I didn't pay full price for any of the decks I own.)
2009-09-27
7
Nov 2006*
5.735
Owned
Plays: 13
It's a little too easy to win... but it's a lot of fun to play!
2006-11-29*
9
Feb 2010
6.274
Owned
Plays: 9
8
Feb 2004*
5.615
Owned
Plays: 9
It's long (2+ hours), it's a roll'n'move, it's chaotic... but we've always had fun playing it and the investment system is a hoot. A personal favorite.
2004-02-02*
6
Dec 2013
5.668
Owned
Plays: 3
Buddel Bande (1999)
6
Feb 2004*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 6
A cute little memory/race game from the Goldsieber Minibox series. Doesn't work well with 2 players, though.
2004-02-02*
Buddel-Wuddel (2003)
7
Feb 2004*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 17
7
Mar 2008*
6.245
Owned
Plays: 13
1 player is capital "E" Evil... and the rest are Buffy & the Scoobies. This is a licensed game that does real justice both to the franchise AND to good gameplay.
2009-09-27
Bumparena (2005)
6
Jan 2007*
5.539
Owned
Plays: 23
Bungee (2007)
7
Jul 2009*
5.490
Owned
Plays: 8
Based on playing the designer's rules (published on his website), I don't understand the low ratings for this game. It's a fun little "better than UNO" card game that blitzes along quickly.
2009-07-11
Burg Appenzell (aka Château Roquefort) (2007)
8
Jun 2007*
6.504
Owned
Plays: 19
Like a freaky cross between Tikal & Amazing Labyrinth, only with mice & cheese & mousetraps. Me like-y much.
2007-06-11*
7
Mar 2009*
5.641
Owned
Plays: 5
Only one of the two chips is "new" if you own the Cheesy Gonzola expansion (the cat/smelly sock)... so don't break the bank trying to get this. OTOH, if you like Burg Appenzell, these add some nice new wrinkles.
2009-09-27
7
Jan 2010*
5.603
Owned
Plays: 6
Burger Joint (2009)
7
Jan 2010
5.728
Owned
Plays: 13
By Golly! (2001)
7
Feb 2008*
5.627
Owned
Plays: 37
Chicken Cha Cha as it's own goofy little card game - there's more here than just a simple memory game.
2008-02-24*
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
7
Dec 2008*
6.595
Owned
Plays: 20
It's a bluffing game with actual foam weaponry. What more can you ask for?!
2007-09-08*
8
Feb 2010
5.770
Owned
Plays: 5
7
Mar 2011
5.729
Owned
Plays: 5
Wow, talk about unnecessary expansions... but how cool is it that there's the POSSIBILITY of having an automatic weapon at this particular party?!
2009-01-04*
7
Dec 2008*
6.089
Owned
Plays: 13
It's makes it more complicated and more gamer-y... but it's still a lot of fun!
2008-07-02*
7
Jun 2004*
6.076
Owned
Plays: 91
Playing on BSW has completely changed my opinion of this game - there is MUCH more here that meets the first glance (or first playing)!
2004-06-19*
7
Feb 2004*
5.579
Owned
Plays: 42
Cairo (2002)
7
Feb 2004*
5.598
Owned
Plays: 12
Frank Branham called this "CaraGrande" - since it's a mash-up of a flicking game AND an area control game. I'm not sure if it's a good game - but it's fun to play & that should count for something.
2009-09-27
Can't Stop (1980)
9
Feb 2004*
6.732
Owned
Plays: 122
This is Sid Sackson's masterwork... and the big plastic board absolutely makes it the game better. It's so simple (roll 4 dice & divide them into two pairs) and yet calculating the odds is tough.
2009-07-22
Canasta (1939)
8
Sep 2008*
5.904
Owned
Plays: 5
Probably my favorite standard deck card game - it's cutthroat with 2 players, great fun with 4 as partners. I think Canasta Caliente is an excellent way to teach new players - the scores & special effects are printed on the cards.
2009-09-27
8
Feb 2004*
5.866
Owned
Plays: 28
The best way to learn Canasta - the scoring is already on the cards. I can take or leave the Caliente cards (added in this version).
2009-07-22
6
Apr 2009*
5.934
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
Not spectacular, but I enjoy it. MUCH better with the souped-up exploration tiles.

UPDATE: And much better with 2-3 players. AVOID w/4 players.
2012-02-18
Candy Land (1949)
2
Jan 2007*
3.656
Owned
Plays: 17
My mother hates me... despite us asking her NOT to give it to my son, she did. UPDATE: found a solution that makes the game bearable - each player draws 2 cards on their turn & uses one. Faster & a bit of decision-making for the kiddos.
2007-01-10*
Canyon (1997)
8
Jan 2007*
5.865
Owned
Plays: 20
A really great combination of trick-taking & racing... made even better with the Grand Canyon expansion.
2007-01-10*
8
Mar 2007*
5.621
Owned
Plays: 18
ESSENTIAL expansion for Canyon. Adds Cosmic Encounter-ish powers and tightens up the game.
2007-03-01*
Caprice (1999)
5
Feb 2004*
5.548
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Carabande (aka PitchCar) (1995)
8
Feb 2004*
7.056
Owned
Plays: 54
Carabande Action Set (aka PitchCar Extension) (1997)
8
Feb 2004*
6.873
Owned
Plays: 52
Caramba! (1992)
5
Feb 2004*
5.514
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
7
Feb 2010
6.288
Owned
Plays: 3
I really enjoyed playing this Carc spin-off/expansion as a stand-alone game... the wheel actually offers some interesting extra choices & not as much random silliness as you'd think. (It is not a roulette wheel but a rondel - that's gamerspeak for "it's actually a cool gaming mechanic, guys.")
2010-07-22
Careers (1955)
6
Jan 2007*
5.642
Owned
Plays: 6
I own the 70's version... and have enjoyed this since I was a kid. Shame I don't get to play it more.
2007-01-19*
6
Oct 2009*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 8
While it doesn't work particularly well with 2 players, it's a hoot with 3 or 4... it's a push-your-luck racing game with specially printed high-end poker chips being drawn out of cloth bags. And, of course, there's a dog poop chip.
2009-10-30
Castle Keep (2005)
6
Aug 2007*
5.570
Owned
Plays: 9
8
Jan 2008*
5.746
Owned
Plays: 11
Castle Panic (2009)
7
Jun 2010
6.597
Owned
Plays: 25
8
Apr 2015
5.845
Owned
Plays: 4
N/A
N/A
Owned
8
Dec 2011
6.971
Owned
Plays: 15
I'm really looking forward to this... the base game is great & my family is looking to expand our experience!

(The rating is conditional & is placed here to balance out a "complaint" rating - you may or may not like expansions or how companies do them, but it doesn't justify pre-rating something you haven't even seen.)
2011-11-17
8
Nov 2014
7.522
Owned
Plays: 9
Catacombs (2010)
9
May 2010
6.780
Owned
Plays: 26
I keep saying this in a variety of forums, but it's worth saying again: take the dungeon crawl/combat experience of Descent: Journeys in the Dark, subtract 3 hours & add the flicking element from Carabande... and now you have Catacombs. We've had a lot of fun with this one - it cries out for an expansion!
2010-07-22
8
Sep 2011
5.717
Owned
Plays: 11
9
Sep 2011
6.095
Owned
Plays: 11
9
Mar 2012
5.740
Owned
Plays: 6
7
Jul 2015
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
8
Apr 2014
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
5.608
Owned
7
Jul 2011
6.109
Owned
Plays: 4
7
Jan 2015
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
8
Aug 2003*
6.851
Owned
Plays: 6
8
Feb 2004*
7.304
Owned
Plays: 9
It makes the game run a bit long (except w/experienced players) but it has a very rich game experience for those who can hang with it. You MUST use Klaus Teuber's "fixed" rules... and we use a dice deck (the Catan Event deck works great for this) to keep development roughly even in the early going.
2009-09-27
6
Feb 2004*
6.738
Owned
I've never actually played C&K w/5 or 6 players... I'd only do that if I had VERY experienced players.
2009-09-27
8
Nov 2014
6.007
Owned
Plays: 4
Non-essential...except for Cities & Knights, which should have come standardd with a dice deck.

The events throw a bit more randomness into the game, but you can ignore them & just use the dice deck.
2008-02-27*
8
Aug 2003*
7.036
Owned
Plays: 27
7
Aug 2003*
6.630
Owned
Plays: 1
Catch Phrase! (1994)
7
Apr 2004*
6.105
Owned
Plays: 18
The electronic goodie puts this game in the pantheon of Really Good Party Games.
2004-04-08*
Caves & Claws (1998)
5
Jan 2007*
5.519
Owned
Plays: 12
A nice cooperative game with sub-standard parts (as is true of most of the Family Pastimes games)... it's possibly a bit easy to "solve" to enjoy long-term play. OTOH, my son LOVED it when he was four.
2007-01-19*
7
Oct 2008*
5.600
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 9
I'm still kicking myself for trading this away - it's a very enjoyable (and difficult to win!) solitaire game with plenty of atmosphere. Sigh.

UPDATE: I was finally able to trade back for it - though without the expansion. Three games in 24 hours... yeah, it holds up as a very fun & fast sci-fi solo companion to Dungeonquest.
2007-09-08*
Checkers (1150)
7
Dec 2009*
4.893
Owned
Plays: 6
Playing checkers reminds me of my Grandpa Jackson, who was VERY GOOD at it. (It was also the only game he played with us.) That's a sweet memory.
2007-01-19*
7
Jul 2008*
5.756
Owned
Plays: 8
Excellent expansion that also gives you a great place to store the bits from the original game.
2009-09-27
Chess (1475)
4
Sep 2008*
6.947
Owned
Plays: 9
I primarily play Chess to be social - which, I know, sounds weird. But my father-in-law likes the game, as did some of the youth & college students I used to work with. I like Knightmare Chess for the "from left field" quality it adds to an otherwise dry game.
2007-01-19*
8
Mar 2004*
6.311
Owned
Plays: 37
Bits'o'wonder + a nifty memory/racing game. Incredible.
2004-03-29*
7
Feb 2004*
5.499
Owned
Plays: 26
Lots of early buzz focused on the "memory" aspect - which is minimal. (In fact, I wonder if the problem was the reference to 'memory chips' in the game rules.) It's a cute dexterity game with gorgeous pieces and a tiny bit of tactical thinking. I like it.
2004-02-02*
Chrononauts (2000)
6
Jul 2009*
6.087
Owned
Plays: 25
Lots of fun w/2 players, OK w/3 players, evil & bad & yucky w/4 players.
2007-01-19*
6
Sep 2009*
6.084
Owned
Plays: 9
Non-essential expansion... that is, until you've played Chrononauts 20+ times and want some variety.
2009-09-27
5
Mar 2013
5.858
Owned
Plays: 2
Chubby Cheeks (aka Chubby Cheeks) (1998)
6
Jan 2009*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 12
This is a simple roll'n'move for kids... but the bits are gorgeous & it plays quickly.

The rating reflects enjoyment for my 3 year old.
2008-12-27*
7
Jan 2014
6.249
Owned
Plays: 47
The City (2011)
9
Feb 2012
6.197
Owned
Plays: 68
7
Aug 2011
5.693
Owned
Plays: 17
9
Sep 2014
7.296
Owned
Plays: 8
10
Jan 2015
6.491
Owned
Plays: 3
N/A
5.684
Owned
7
Jan 2007*
5.705
Owned
Plays: 25
With the right crowd, this is a splendid dice game of gladiator combat - complete with the hooting, hollering & wishing for better rolls that makes up a great dice game. With the wrong crowd, it devolves into odds calculations and slow play... and dies right there on the table. (Yes, I've played it both ways.)
2007-01-19*
8
May 2010
7.364
Owned
Plays: 19
8
Dec 2011
6.577
Owned
Plays: 5
8
Jan 2015
5.772
Owned
Plays: 3
7
Jun 2008*
6.654
Owned
Plays: 6
6
Feb 2010
6.282
Owned
Plays: 11
Clubs (2013)
7
Apr 2013
6.022
Owned
Plays: 4
Clue DVD Game (2006)
8
May 2006*
5.677
Owned
Plays: 8
Finally, a DVD game that actually enhances board game play! This souped-up version of Clue takes everything good about the deduction part of Clue and adds some fun & urgency to the proceedings. It also, oddly enough, reduces the amount of luck in the game.
2006-05-22*
7
Jan 2007*
6.187
Owned
Plays: 6
Clue in name only - this is a very good "hunt the thief" game with cool plastic components - esp. the 3-D board.
2007-01-20*
Coal Baron (2013)
8
Feb 2014
6.851
Owned
Plays: 5
8
Sep 2007*
6.674
Owned
Plays: 14
With the exception of screwing up the "end of the game", the new production from FFG is a primo reprint of a really nifty gambling game.
2007-09-15*
Colt Express (2014)
7
Dec 2014
6.912
Owned
Plays: 9
Columbus (1991)
7
Sep 2007*
5.518
Owned
Plays: 9
A light & "fluffy" game of racing to the New World & back... of course, you must use the telescope to "see" the New World, which is a hoot.
2007-09-08*
Compatibility (1996)
6
Jan 2007*
5.966
Owned
Plays: 3
With some people, the best thing you can do for the game is to remove the "sex" card from each players deck... you know who you are.
2007-01-20*
Connect Four (1974)
4
Sep 2008*
4.884
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Control Nut! (2005)
8
Jan 2007*
5.680
Owned
Plays: 2
Snakey trick-taking game that makes me smile with delight.
2007-01-20*
Core Worlds (2011)
7
Jan 2013
6.954
Owned
Plays: 14
8
Apr 2013
6.828
Owned
Plays: 10
8
Oct 2014
5.925
Owned
Plays: 3
5
Jan 2007*
5.677
Owned
Plays: 3
Fill or Bust, Can't Stop & Dancing Dice have replaced this as the dice game of choice at the Jackson home.
2007-01-20*
4
Jan 2007*
5.471
Owned
Plays: 9
A slightly better themed & more complicated version of Go Fish.
2007-01-20*
Crafty Badger (2000)
5
Sep 2004*
5.509
Owned
Plays: 49
Crafty badger, indeed... a simple dice game (with those nifty tin suitcases) that my 3 year old LOVES to play. I don't see it lasting past the time he's 5 or 6, but still good for now.
2004-09-02*
6
Jan 2007*
5.461
Owned
Plays: 9
Sweet little KIDS GAME... pretty random but enjoyable to play. My son likes that he can beat both his mother & I at it.
2007-01-16*
6
Mar 2007*
5.525
Owned
Plays: 17
Put the 6 rating in context - my 2.5 year old son LOVES playing with this... and that's the point, right?!

UPDATE: Some 3 years later, Son #1 is no longer a big fan, but Son #2 is just about to enter the "I wuv Hu-a-boo" phase. This is Twister for the preschool set...
2007-03-23*
5
Jun 2008*
5.447
Owned
Plays: 2
6
Sep 2011
5.574
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 10
6
Apr 2015
N/A
Owned
Plays: 7
Crazy Race (2001)
7
Feb 2007*
5.544
Owned
Plays: 5
I own both the original "cut & paste" version... and the 2nd "train box" version. (The scoring points work better on the 2nd edition.)
2007-02-18*
Creationary (2009)
6
Dec 2010
5.819
Owned
Plays: 4
Cribbage (1630)
6
Jan 2007*
6.790
Owned
Plays: 1
I wish I didn't have to re-learn the rules (well, scoring) every stinkin' time I play.
2007-01-19*
6
Jan 2007*
5.350
Owned
Plays: 7
Don't judge this game against E&T, for crying out loud. It's a very cute mechanical game for kids - the "adult" comparison is Shocking Roulette.
2007-01-15*
Cube Quest (2013)
7
Dec 2013
6.261
Owned
Plays: 3
CUPONK (2010)
5
Jan 2012
5.479
Owned
Plays: 2
D-Day Dice (2012)
7
Apr 2013
6.631
Owned
Plays: 4
Daddy Cool (2004)
8
Jul 2006*
5.588
Owned
Plays: 32
A very, very enjoyable "Can't Stop"-like outing for kids... that works just fine with adults. Comes with nice bits & a small box, making it portable as well.
2006-07-25*
Dancing Eggs (2003)
8
Dec 2005*
6.193
Owned
Plays: 15
The carton says 2-4, but it will work well with 5. Play around a coffee table for maximum silliness... we play that eggs remain in play until one player grabs them - no matter WHERE the egg bounces.
2005-12-21*
Danger (2001)
5
Jan 2007*
5.349
Owned
Plays: 11
This falls clearly into my personal category of "better than Uno" - it's a simple card game that's fun to play and not too taxing on the brain.
2007-01-19*
Das Geheimnis der Pyramiden (aka Secrets of the Pyramids) (2000)
6
Jul 2007*
5.462
Owned
Plays: 9
Memory game with 3 different variants - nothing special but it works quite well.
2007-07-13*
Daytona 500 (1990)
8
Jan 2007*
6.438
Owned
Plays: 11
The best of a set of very good games - Kramer's card-driven racing games are all worth your time. This one (actually published by Milton Bradley?!) is the most enjoyable. (The game is also best with 3 players.)
2007-01-19*
7
Nov 2013
6.629
Owned
Plays: 72
7
Aug 2014
5.989
Owned
Plays: 34
7
Apr 2015
5.735
Owned
Plays: 11
7
Mar 2015
5.707
Owned
Plays: 7
7
Jan 2014
5.849
Owned
Plays: 8
6
Jan 2007*
5.674
Owned
Plays: 2
I usually dislike Cheap*** games, but this one slid past my radar with a nice theme & some interesting odds calculations.
2007-01-21*
N/A
5.538
Owned
8
Jun 2013
7.624
Owned
Plays: 33
7
Mar 2014
5.718
Owned
Plays: 11
8
Mar 2014
6.762
Owned
Plays: 11
8
Jul 2013
6.832
Owned
Plays: 32
N/A
5.680
Owned
8
May 2014
5.678
Owned
Plays: 8
N/A
6.296
Owned
8
Mar 2014
6.508
Owned
Plays: 11
N/A
5.662
Owned
Desktopia (2013)
7
Jan 2014
N/A
Owned
Plays: 3
Deukalion (2008)
7
Jan 2009*
5.598
Owned
Plays: 2
2 plays into this, there is so much I want to like but it feels unfinished - as if the game was 90% done and just let out into the wild without polishing the finished product. There seems to be little incentive to go to the lower half of the board.
2009-10-30
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
7
Jan 2007*
5.897
Owned
Plays: 3
This trick-taking masterpiece will EAT YOUR BRAIN, even with the collected cards laid out on the table. And that's a good thing.
2007-01-21*
Dice Town (2009)
7
Jan 2012
6.675
Owned
Plays: 9
8
Jan 2012
6.366
Owned
Plays: 9
Diceball! (1991)
8
Jan 2007*
5.486
Owned
Plays: 8
Diceball! is to baseball like Pizza Box Football is to football... both very good dice games that get the "feel" of their respective games dead on.
2007-01-25*
Die Siedler von Catan (aka Catan) (1995)
10
Apr 2004*
7.218
Owned
Plays: 130
The game and the expansions are brilliant. Still one of my top ten games... hey, maybe we ought to play this tomorrow night!
2004-04-01*
6
Dec 2010
5.600
Owned
Plays: 5
Dino Hunt (1996)
5
Jan 2007*
5.417
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
A long-ish dice game with REALLY cool pix & dino information.
2007-01-26*
6
Jan 2007*
5.827
Owned
Plays: 4
This is a nifty exploration/battle game from "old" Avalon Hill... but it doesn't really feel like a wargame. It's one of the games I'd LOVE to see H/AH re-work & re-publish.
2007-01-26*
Dish It Up! (1996)
7
Jul 2004*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 44
Great kid's memory game with a fun theme... enjoyable and challenging.
2004-07-05*
6
Sep 2007*
5.485
Owned
Plays: 14
It's a pretty simple roll'n'move... but there are some tactical decisions to make & the board is very cool-looking, what with the iconic Disney rides portrayed in 3-D painted sculpts.
2007-09-27*
6
Aug 2014
5.672
Owned
Plays: 6
Dominion (2008)
7
Jan 2009*
7.693
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 78
Rating is conditional... it could turn out to be very same-y w/a lot of plays & lose a notch.
2009-01-28*
Dominoes (1500)
6
Dec 2009*
5.415
Owned
Plays: 10
I prefer "Muggins" or "42", but most of the time I end up playing the standard "get rid of your dominoes" game with kids.
2007-05-21*
4
Jan 2007*
5.077
Owned
Plays: 11
I hate setting this one up.
2007-01-26*
7
Jan 2007*
6.948
Owned
Plays: 32
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this game not only worked as an "adult" version of Midnight Party - but also worked great with my (gamer) 5 year old son as a 2 player game.
2007-01-04*
8
Jan 2007*
5.937
Owned
Plays: 5
I'm glad they changed the theme... but either version has great mind-numbing gameplay.
2007-01-26*
Drachen Wurf (2008)
7
Feb 2012
5.592
Owned
Plays: 3
Dragonhunt (1982)
N/A
5.537
Owned
Drahtseilakt (aka Relationship Tightrope) (1999)
7
May 2006*
5.906
Owned
Plays: 16
I hate the new men vs women theme, but the game itself is great. (The old theme of tightrope walking worked much better.)
2006-05-22*
5
Jul 2003*
5.553
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
7
Jul 2006*
5.615
Owned
Plays: 10
A tile-placement game that isn't abstract - all the rules make sense in terms of the animals. Whew - it's nice to get to play a game that integrates theme & mechanism! (Though I can't begin to pronounce the name correctly... sigh.)
2006-07-25*
Dschungel (1999)
6
Jul 2003*
5.443
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
8
Nov 2003*
5.538
Owned
Plays: 41
Delightful conga-line roll'n'move... with cute bits & fun gameplay. Like Midnight Party, has worked very well even with audiences of all adults.
2003-11-17*
Dschungelschatz (aka Jungle Treasure) (2006)
7
Aug 2007*
5.769
Owned
Plays: 18
Du Balai! (aka Wicked Witches Way) (2006)
6
Feb 2007*
6.119
Owned
Plays: 3
7
Feb 2008*
5.788
Owned
Plays: 28
Cute card-collecting game for kids that reminds me a bit of Zirkus Flohcati.
2008-02-20*
6
Jul 2006*
5.735
Owned
Plays: 27
The only game expansion I own that has wooden poop markers. (Actually, a nice addition to Chicken Cha Cha... and it IS compatible with the Rio Grande release.)
2006-07-06*
Dungeon Dice (1977)
6
Jul 2003*
5.610
Owned
Plays: 41
Dungeon Lords (2009)
7
Feb 2010
7.335
Owned
Plays: 18
N/A
N/A
Owned
8
Mar 2013
6.342
Owned
Plays: 7
7
Mar 2015
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
Dungeon Roll (2013)
7
Mar 2013
6.102
Owned
Plays: 13
7
Aug 2013
5.843
Owned
Plays: 3
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