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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
N/A
6.048
Owned
Plays: 1
(Mar. 2011): I'm using the updated Steam rules. I picked it up primarily so that I could play with my wife, and I'm hoping we'll get the hang of it soon, unfortunately, you have to jump in with the advanced rules, which is a bit overwhelming at first.
2011-03-31
English Boxed edition 2004
Year: 2004
6
Oct 2010
6.652
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
The new characters make it worth picking up. The new cards don't improve it much, in my opinion, and I prefer it with 7 rather than 8 players, so the extra renegade doesn't do much for me, either.
2007-09-05*
N/A
6.644
Owned
N/A
6.164
Owned
N/A
6.601
Owned
N/A
6.177
Owned
7
Mar 2014
6.066
Owned
Plays: 3
The ships are a neat addition. I need another play or two to decide how much I like it.
UPDATE (Mar. '14): It's a bit swingy, depending on if you draw one of the ships early enough, but bringing down a "ship hammer" on your opponent is pretty satisfying.
2014-03-12
7
Oct 2010
6.387
Owned
Plays: 4
A very slippery deck! My wife destroyed me with this one while I was playing the Khind.
2009-04-15
7
Oct 2010
6.393
Owned
Plays: 4
I like the retrieve mechanism used here. The temptation to hold on to your powerful character cards needs to be balanced with the need to look through the other cards in your deck.
2008-06-12*
7
Oct 2010
6.424
Owned
Plays: 8
The gangs are a neat addition, although they require a bit more luck management.
2008-04-22*
7
Oct 2010
6.407
Owned
Plays: 8
The almost-naked ladies might make this one a little awkward to play in certain contexts, but the pairs and free cards (I can't play boosters? Take THAT!) make it pretty neat.
2008-06-12*
7
Oct 2010
6.358
Owned
Plays: 6
Sort of the flip-side of the Vulca. Pitting the two of them against each other makes for a good battle!
2008-05-18*
8
Oct 2010
7.464
Owned
Plays: 4
My favourite Carcassonne expansion. If you like Carcassonne, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up.
2006-05-13*
6
Oct 2010
6.369
Owned
Plays: 1
Cool for the extra tiles you get, but the extra rules aren't much to speak of. I don't have Hunters & Gatherers, so I can't say anything about the Scout expansion.
2007-09-05*
6
Oct 2010
6.503
Owned
Plays: 1
Most of the people I've played this with don't like the added conflict. I'm not sure that I do, either. If I want a game with lots of direct conflict, I don't tend to reach for Carcassonne.
2007-09-21*
7
Oct 2010
6.766
Owned
Plays: 1
It's a river! Potentially causes Giant Field Syndrome (GFS), but careful play can deal with that.
2008-01-14*
7
Oct 2010
6.861
Owned
Plays: 1
More river tiles? Cool!
2008-01-14*
7
Oct 2010
7.428
Owned
Plays: 1
My second favourite expansion, after I&C. I'll rarely play without this one.
2006-09-05*
Revised edition
Year: 2006
N/A
6.669
Owned
For Trade
Haven't played yet. Still getting used to the base game.
2006-09-05*
ImageID 131867
6
Oct 2010
6.861
Owned
Plays: 1
Catan is better with 3-4. I'll still play if I have a bunch of friends who really want to play and I can't convince them to play something else.
2007-10-10*
ImageID 142268
6
Oct 2010
6.752
Owned
Plays: 1
3-4 player Cities & Knights is long enough, thank you very much.
2007-09-05*
6
Jul 2012
6.016
Owned
Plays: 1
One play so far. Adds a little variation, and great for those 'dice-haters' out there.
2007-11-20*
ImageID 193894
6
Oct 2010
6.637
Owned
Plays: 1
Catan is better with 3-4. I'll still play if I have a bunch of friends who really want to play and I can't convince them to play something else.
2007-10-10*
N/A
N/A
Owned
9
Jul 2012
7.280
Owned
Plays: 5
9
Mar 2012
7.520
Owned
Plays: 14
More is better, right?
2010-09-12
6
Oct 2010
5.837
Owned
Plays: 1
I think it makes the game a bit too cutthroat. A good way to annoy people who prefer the gentler side of Carcassonne.
2006-09-05*
English First Edition
Year: 2007
8
Oct 2010
6.262
Owned
Plays: 6
More monsters and special character abilities. There's no reason not to play with it.
2009-05-04
N/A
5.978
Owned
Plays: 1
8
Dec 2010
5.704
Owned
Plays: 6
Well, it's just one more card, but it's a pretty fun one.
2010-12-27
Dixit Quest (2010)
8
Dec 2010
7.484
Owned
Plays: 11
I bought this at the same time that I bought the base game, because the art is just so fantastic.
2011-01-24
8
Jul 2010
6.864
Owned
Plays: 16
Hmmm... I like it, but it does seem to slow down the game a bit. I'm giving it an 8 for now.
2010-10-28
7
Jan 2010
6.800
Owned
Plays: 6
I've only played with it once, but it was lots of fun! Not terribly strategic card, but I'm glad I have it.
2010-01-27
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2011
8
Aug 2011
7.467
Owned
Plays: 28
(Aug. 2011): I like! I have to say I'm getting a little worn out on Dominion at the moment, though. So I'm taking a bit of a break from it. I'm not entirely sure how this one stacks up to the other expansions.
2011-08-29
7
Sep 2010
6.883
Owned
Plays: 6
I've had it in the card mix, but I haven't bothered to buy it yet. I'm sure the time will come though, but till then I'm not going to give it a rating.

UPDATE (Sept. 2010): Kinda goofy, but definitely worth a look if there aren't too many ways of getting extra cards in your hand in a given layout.
2011-04-06
N/A
7.658
Owned
Plays: 1
9
Dec 2010
8.131
Owned
Plays: 52
(Dec. '10): Could it be my favourite expansion yet? Possibly, but a few more plays will tell.
2010-12-27
9
Jul 2010
7.922
Owned
Plays: 64
It's more Dominion, and I'm fine with that. The duration cards are a nice addition, and they don't slow down the game too much.
2010-07-23
8
Sep 2010
6.818
Owned
Plays: 3
Very cool card! My favourite of the promo cards so far. Getting four of these is by no means a guaranteed win, but it is a viable strategy. (Especially with councillor!)
2010-07-23
N/A
5.869
Owned
N/A
6.121
Owned
N/A
6.195
Owned
N/A
6.048
Owned
Plays: 1
One play isn't enough to rate this. Fun with a group who are familiar with the base game, but I'm not convinced it adds enough to be worth it for the added complexity.
2007-10-10*
N/A
6.918
Owned
8
Oct 2010
6.433
Owned
Plays: 9
Kind of a pain to get the wares cards and the other cards in the right ratio, but there's some neat variations that I'm looking forward to trying.
UPDATE (Nov. '09): Now that expansion 2 is out, I don't need to worry about the ware/non-ware ratio anymore. Yay! (This rating only when using both expansions.)
2010-10-28
8
Oct 2010
6.334
Owned
Plays: 8
Yes! Now I can play MEGA-JAMBO! (This rating only when using both expansions.)
2010-10-28
Multilingual first edition
Year: 2009
7
Aug 2011
5.999
Owned
Plays: 5
(Apr. 2011): It's hard to to know when to pick a leader, but I tried it a couple of times in my last game and I won, so I guess they aren't so bad!
UPDATE (Aug. 2011): I don't bring it out when teaching, but whenever all the players have played before, there's no reason not to include it. I tend to buy a couple of leaders per game, and it seems to work out for me.
2011-08-29
8
Jan 2010
7.918
Owned
Plays: 7
I've only used the virulent strain so far, but that along with the new roles and special events make it a worthwhile purchase on their own.
2010-01-27
8
Oct 2010
5.984
Owned
Plays: 20
I've never played Pitchcar without it. I think the jumps are a necessity.
2007-10-29*
ImageID 293105
8
Oct 2010
5.866
Owned
Plays: 10
The 45-degree turns make for some much more creative track construction.
2007-12-15*
7
Oct 2010
5.744
Owned
Plays: 5
You need some serious table space if you're going to use both of there. For truly epic tracks!
2008-04-19*
ImageID 182486
N/A
7.063
Owned
I haven't played out the Original yet, so I'll wait a while before trying this one.
2006-06-10*
N/A
7.652
Owned
Plays: 1
Only one play so far, and I didn't get a chance to try any of the new homeworlds. I'm sure it'll be rated at least an 8 after a few plays.
2009-12-01
9
Oct 2010
7.868
Owned
Plays: 15
It's hard to know how to rate this one. I'd rate the solo-play at around a 7--it's fun, but not how I'd prefer to play the game. The new cards and homeworld are great-they just add more to a game I already love, so that gets a 10. I haven't tried the goal cards yet, so that may change my final rating, but I think I'll give it a 9 for now.
2008-03-03*
N/A
5.941
Owned
N/A
5.909
Owned
8
May 2011
6.690
Owned
Plays: 6
(May '11): A solid improvement to an already great little game. The experience with fewer (less than 6) players is definitely improved. I'm curious to see how it plays with more players.
2011-05-14
ImageID 212894
7
Jul 2012
7.041
Owned
Plays: 3
The best expansion for Settlers, in my opinion. Enough new stuff to keep it interesting, but without the rules overload and randomness that tends to bog down Cities and Knights.
2007-09-05*
German first edition
Year: 2000
N/A
6.338
Owned
For Trade
8
Jan 2011
7.351
Owned
Plays: 24
Some great new races and powers in this set!
UPDATE (Apr. 2011): I think this is my favourite of all the expansions so far.
2011-04-15
8
Apr 2010
7.279
Owned
Plays: 27
My favourite of the expansions so far.
UPDATE (Jan. '11): Be Not Afraid... is looking to be just as good.
2011-01-24
7
Apr 2010
7.191
Owned
Plays: 19
Not as good as Cursed!, but still worth throwing into the mix.
2010-04-21
N/A
6.248
Owned
Plays: 1
(Apr. 2011): Nice to pull out if you have six and you want to play Small World, but I'm not sure about it yet.
2011-04-15
8
Apr 2011
6.877
Owned
Plays: 6
This game seems to be infinitely expandable! This adds a little more chaos to a game that some might think is too predictable.
UPDATE (Apr. 2011): I'm considering adding this in by default. I think it's probably simple enough to introduce to new players.
2011-04-15
ImageID 131900
6
Jul 2012
7.306
Owned
Plays: 1
It's fun, but all the added complexity doesn't quite add up to an equal amount of added fun. Too random for its length. I still like Seafarers better.
Kifty's Law: More Rules != More Fun.
2007-12-14*
8
Feb 2013
7.337
Owned
Plays: 5
Mostly playing 2-player on the India side. Some interesting geographical situations.
2014-02-14
7
Jan 2011
7.117
Owned
Plays: 2
If you own TtR:Europe, there's no reason not to pick this up as well. With them both, that's all the Ticket to Ride I need.
2010-07-23
N/A
5.773
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2005
N/A
6.098
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
5.895
Owned
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