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Limited Edition: 1936 units
Year: 2006
N/A
6.013
Owned
For Trade
8
Nov 2012
7.131
Owned
Plays: 30
This is a brilliant take on the TS game engine.
2010-01-21
English first edition
Year: 2012
8
Aug 2012
7.131
Owned
Plays: 30
A finely tuned beautifully crafted game. If you love Twilight Struggle, you'll love this one too.
2012-06-11
Gen-X Games edition
Year: 2008
5
Feb 2013
6.540
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
Thank you Secret Santa 2008!

This game is a brain burner, but the cards move it out of the abstract realm, and the play time really is in the 20-30 minute range.
2011-08-27
Nova slipcase edition
Year: 1985
6
Apr 2009*
5.612
Owned
This is different from the others in this series in that one is fighting from the ground and the other from the air. Suffers somewhat from having an easy move for the fighter pilot to shoot the balloon down right from the get go... (Left as an exercise for the reader)
2006-10-05*
Nova slipcase edition
Year: 1983
6
Apr 2009*
5.860
Owned
Fun game in this series. Interesting more for variety than authenticity (if you care about that in a WWI dogfight game)
2006-10-05*
Nova second slipcase edition
Year: 1980
7
Apr 2009*
6.312
Owned
Plays: 3
I love this series (I have all 4 sets - balloon busters, handy rotary, powerhouse, and flying machines). If you use the advanced rules and add players, you have something truly complex.
2006-10-05*
NOVA second slipcase edition
Year: 1981
7
Apr 2009*
6.095
Owned
This and Handy Rotary are the best in the series.
2006-10-05*
N/A
N/A
Owned
Hexasim edition
Year: 2010
N/A
5.684
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2014
N/A
6.420
Owned
Plays: 2
Red Raven Games Promo Edition
Year: 2014
N/A
N/A
Owned
5
Oct 2006*
5.463
Owned
Pretty good, but Melee is better.
2006-10-05*
Chaosium First Edition
Year: 1987
5
Feb 2013
5.858
Owned
Plays: 1
Chaosium can't write board game rules well, but this is a fun "Cthulhu" game. I like that everyone can lose.
2006-12-16*
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2004
7
Aug 2010
6.340
Owned
Plays: 8
Simple fast fun racing game.

My copy has home made laminated cards in French.
2012-05-29
5
Nov 2008*
5.552
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A decent little card game. The run of play is not difficult, and the only thing you need to remember is what your opponents still have in their hands. Works well as a kids game, light starter to a gaming night, or something to finish off your gaming night.
2008-01-01*
First Edition
Year: 2010
7
Dec 2012
5.857
Owned
Plays: 1
First edition
Year: 1997
7
Feb 2010
5.885
Owned
I've seen the prices this commands on eBay, and the only reason I'm interested in this over Pacific Typhoon is that Atlantic Storm can be played with 2. I was happy to find a good playing copy of this for a reasonable trade value.
2008-11-24*
N/A
N/A
Owned
English edition 2006
Year: 2006
7
Feb 2013
6.215
Owned
Plays: 89
This game is hilariously fun, even with only two players.
2008-12-25*
English/Italian first edition
Year: 2013
N/A
6.887
Owned
Plays: 28
It delivers 80% of the fun of Bang! in 20% of the time.
2015-01-09
SPI Ares Magazine Edition
Year: 1980
6
Oct 2006*
5.552
Owned
I have the SPI magazine edition.
2011-03-09
Vae Victis magazine edition
Year: 2005
N/A
N/A
Owned
Steve Jackson Games Spacegamer Edition
Year: 1983
N/A
5.462
Owned
Never played this one, but from reading the rules, I'd rather stick to Ogre/GEV.
2006-10-05*
SPI Strategy & Tactics Edition
Year: 1980
N/A
5.705
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2008
N/A
5.839
Owned
For Trade
Alary Canadian edition 2000
Year: 2000
5
Feb 2013
6.899
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 8
A very clever game - only being able to place your pieces corner to corner allows opportunities for your opponents to get into your territory. A very clever game.
2006-10-05*
Blokus Duo (Mattel English edition) (aka Blokus Duo) (2008)
Mattel English edition
Year: 2008
8
Feb 2013
6.684
Owned
Plays: 17
For two players, this is the only way to go. It plays really fast, it's very tense, and the small board means you're in the other player's hair (and vice versa) right away.
2006-11-11*
Educational Insights StrataGems edition
Year: 2006
5
Feb 2013
6.615
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
I like this much better than the original Blokus - in part it's because it's harder to analyze the board position, and unlike the original, flipping a piece over or twisting it this way and that trying to figure out where it can go is a lot harder. I like abstract games in general, but I don't like pure abstraction - I like an element of "luck".
2006-11-17*
First Edition
Year: 2012
N/A
5.771
Owned
For Trade
Borodino 1812 (2012)
N/A
5.582
Owned
For Trade
Bouquet (1999)
5
Nov 2008*
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
If you're an oenophile or learning to be a sommelier, this is the game for you. Otherwise, I recommend giving this one a miss - drink some wine instead!
3M bookcase edition
Year: 1965
N/A
5.557
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
Burgoo (2014)
N/A
5.701
Owned
English edition
Year: 1999
6
Feb 2013
6.288
Owned
For Trade
A favorite 2-player game once upon a time, but it just doesn't hit the table anymore.
2011-08-27
Parker Brothers First Edition
Year: 1980
6
Feb 2013
6.731
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 9
This game is a great filler, and appeals to the "all or nothing" part of me. Yes, the dice introduce some luck, but it's really all about probability...
2007-09-28*
English Boxed Edition
Year: 2002
5
Feb 2013
5.694
Owned
For Trade
Fairly straightforward strategy, but very high humour factor.
2006-11-07*
Carcassonne (2000)
5
Feb 2013
7.346
Owned
Plays: 7
One of my favourite tile laying games, but the expansions actually detract from the game by adding length without a lot of added fun/value.
2008-06-18*
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2002
7
Aug 2011
7.008
Owned
Plays: 20
I've decided I like this better than original Carcassonne.
2006-11-11*
5
Feb 2013
7.462
Owned
A lot of the tiles help finish cities/roads that you might not have been able to fit in the original. The added risk/reward of cathedrals and taverns, don't really add much to the game for me. Personally I'd take out the cathedrals and ignore the taverns (scoring wise).
2008-06-18*
5
Feb 2013
6.365
Owned
Nicely packaged, and adds a little something extra to two games. Will need to play more to see if the rating goes up.
2008-06-18*
English First edition
Year: 2003
8
Feb 2013
6.884
Owned
Plays: 36
It's definitely well optimized for two players. Some people will hate the bonus tiles.

One of my favourite two player games.
2006-10-05*
English first edition
Year: 2004
8
Oct 2006*
6.918
Owned
Plays: 10
I tbink this is one of the best, if not the best, in the Carcassonne series. Lots to think about, possibility of scoring on many levels, strategy and tactics both much more important in this one than the others. The city wall makes a very nice additional twist.
2006-10-05*
5
Nov 2008*
6.776
Owned
A nice add-on - I like that it helps open up the starting board a bit, although it does potentially give a huge farm advantage in the early game.
2008-06-18*
7
Nov 2008*
7.423
Owned
I like this better than the original expansion - the addition of the goods tiles makes for a nice challenge for bonus points at the end, and the pigs are cool. This expansion essentially makes the River redundant.
2008-06-18*
N/A
6.377
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
5.775
Owned
7
Nov 2012
7.945
Owned
Plays: 13
N/A
6.538
Owned
N/A
6.214
Owned
N/A
6.197
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2014
8
Nov 2014
7.543
Owned
Plays: 25
Chess (1475)
7
Feb 2013
6.945
Owned
Plays: 302
I rarely play live anymore, but I do play a lot of tournaments at www.playchess.de
2006-10-05*
Metagaming English First Edition
Year: 1977
5
Oct 2006*
5.570
Owned
Bug on bug action!
2010-07-16
First edition, first printing
Year: 2000
5
Feb 2013
6.085
Owned
Plays: 6
A light game with enough strategy to make it interesting. The full game can take a long time, but it's still one of the better games by this publisher.
2008-06-18*
English Second Convention Exclusive Edition
Year: 2013
8
Jul 2013
5.866
Owned
Plays: 13
2013-08-10
Fantasy Flight English Small Box edition with Dark City expansion 2006
Year: 2006
4
Feb 2012
7.112
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 29
I've played this game many times with different numbers of players. It has a place in my gaming closet, but doesn't get a lot of table time.

The expansion cards remind me a lot of the roles/buildings in San Juan oddly.

I have the FFG edition with the Citadels: The Dark City.

Update 26 Feb 2012: I think that my days of playing Citadels are over. I spent most of the last game I played hoping it would end soon. I'm actually sorry to say that as it's a game that I've had a lot of fun with over the years. Oh well.

Update 28 May 2012: I thought maybe it would still be ok 2-player, but I think the magic is gone.
2012-05-29
English first edition
Year: 2000
7
Apr 2009*
6.902
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A solid game - lots of tactical decisions to make each turn of the political phase, and a need to keep an overall stratgey going. The requirement to produce enough farm resources to maintain your citizen level (and thus not incur a penalty) is a nice added touch. Definitely a keeper in my collection.
2006-12-29*
Coin Age (2013)
N/A
6.026
Owned
Strategy & Tactics Magazine edition
Year: 2006
N/A
5.578
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2007
N/A
6.683
Owned
Additional scenarios and maps.
2013-08-10
English first edition
Year: 2008
N/A
6.647
Owned
A lot of urban combat scenarios, including the brilliant battle at the gun factory. Includes a campaign scenario as well.

Adds some nasty melee rules and also urban snipers.
2013-08-10
N/A
6.647
Owned
First Edition
Year: 2010
N/A
6.469
Owned
Has a campaign, and there's also another campaign scenario set from C3i. Has some interesting battles.
2013-08-10
First edition
Year: 2011
N/A
6.068
Owned
I like the scenarios from this battle pack more than the ones in the base game.
2013-08-10
N/A
6.021
Owned
Some simply astoundingly good scenarios in this battle pack. The AFV rules are likewise very interesting and come with a relatively low rules overhead for the amount of fun they provide.
2013-08-10
N/A
5.838
Owned
P500
2013-01-30
English first edition, second printing
Year: 2008
10
Feb 2012
7.546
Owned
Plays: 71
If you love wargames and you love games with a strong narrative, this is one of the best games out there. Clear well written rules with a beautiful hand management system.

Incredible game, incredible value. Get this, you won't regret it.

Also this is too good a line not to share:

Thripshaw wrote:
How do you know when a game has finally "arrived?" When counter storage is being discussed. shake

- from this thread.

Edit Feb 2012: that little electric tingle along my spine that something really exciting was about to happen is almost always there when I play. It's crossed the line from plain old great game to personal favorite whatever its flaws.

2015-01-17: in this thread, I said This is in great part why I like Combat "Why do I need a fire card to fire?" Commander so much. I can see those guys in the foxhole on the hill top with the mortar shooting at my guys. But the game is saying "yeah, you see them, Mr. Gamer Guy, but those poor SOBs in hex K4, they don't see sweet bugger all. And that's why I'm not giving you a fire card, because, well, f*** you!"
2015-01-18
First edition
Year: 2007
10
Feb 2012
7.231
Owned
This expansion is a must. Three additional factions, updated RSG rules, and more maps.
2013-08-10
First Edition
Year: 2008
10
Feb 2012
7.145
Owned
Plays: 12
More refined than CC:E in some ways. You can't go wrong with this series.
2011-11-24
English first edition
Year: 2011
N/A
6.225
Owned
I really like how the whole CC:E franchise has evolved over time, and appreciate this expansion quite a bit.
2011-12-09
GMT First Edition
Year: 2007
9
Feb 2013
6.198
Owned
Plays: 19
To quote my own review: What we really have here is a brilliant civilization building game with many of the core hallmarks of more complicated 4X games, wrapped in an attractive package absolutely soaking in well researched theme, plays in about 90-120 minutes, and plays equally well with 2, 3, or 4 players.
2012-09-04
9
Feb 2013
5.596
Owned
The expansion cards add a nice fun factor to that game that acts both to enhance the overall experience and also give a small boost to the person who's furthest behind on the VP track.
2010-03-21
SPI Bagged Edition
Year: 1979
6
Sep 2012
5.809
Owned
This is a great theme for a game - I really wish someone would make something similar today with a fresh set of mechanics (hmmm...). There's a simple winning strategy for the brew-your-own monster. No attack, super fast, fire breathing, rest into defense, and then you zoom around the city burning it down as you go. The humans can't keep up and can't hurt you. Monster wins.
2008-01-01*
Cribbage (1630)
8
Sep 2010
6.790
Owned
Plays: 27
One of my favourite card games.
2006-10-05*
Crokinole (1876)
7
Dec 2010
7.595
Owned
Plays: 14
I like this game, but you either need to play it a lot to become really good, or be a really casual player who only plays against equally (in)ept opponents.
2010-04-17
N/A
6.111
Owned
Plays: 1
Crusader Rex (2005)
N/A
6.484
Owned
SPI Strategy & Tactics Edition
Year: 1978
N/A
5.591
Owned
Cuba Libre (2013)
8
Oct 2013
6.723
Owned
Plays: 18
2013-10-30
Ares magazine edition
Year: 1983
6
Sep 2008*
5.527
Owned
Plays: 1
This is a great solo game. One of my favourites.
2008-06-18*
N/A
6.528
Owned
SPI Bagged Edition
Year: 1979
5
Nov 2008*
5.525
Owned
It's not a bad dungeon crawl game, but it hasn't aged very well.
2008-01-16*
Against the Odds First edition
Year: 2008
N/A
5.633
Owned
Schmidt first edition
Year: 2005
7
Sep 2009*
6.534
Owned
Plays: 4
A great push your luck game. I like this better than Can't Stop.
2010-07-16
Blue Terrier Press edition
Year: 2010
7
Oct 2011
5.663
Owned
Not a real rating because it's a book... It has several games in it, including the well received Decathlon. A valuable resource on any gamers shelf.
2011-10-16
Avalon Hill First Edition
Year: 1987
6
Sep 2010
5.827
Owned
Plays: 1
The review by mi_de sums this game up nicely.

The solo game works well, and is quite deadly. With the right minded group, this game will be a lot of fun; if you enjoyed the Lost World television series back when, you'll like this game.
2010-09-13
Waddington Sanders Canadian edition
Year: 1986
7
Dec 2006*
6.901
Owned
Best with all 7 players.

As an aside, it's a classic game that has stood the test of time. However, it's a game not to be played with people who hold grudges as it perforce expects that you will be swindled, backstabbed, and cheated...
2006-12-29*
Treefrog English Collector's Edition
Year: 2011
7
Aug 2014
6.944
Owned
Plays: 12
Preliminary rating. Highly enthused by the initial two 3-player games I've had...
2012-05-18
N/A
6.554
Owned
Plays: 4
Asmodee English edition 2011
Year: 2011
8
Jun 2010
7.323
Owned
Plays: 26
Beautiful artwork, lots of fun for gamers and non gamers alike.
2010-06-29
Dixit 2 (2011)
Asmodee English edition 2011
Year: 2011
8
Jul 2010
7.478
Owned
More excellent art.
2010-07-21
N/A
5.701
Owned
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Asmodee English first edition
Year: 2011
8
Aug 2011
7.347
Owned
More excellent art and storage for all three Dixit decks!
2011-08-25
N/A
6.294
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2012
8
Aug 2012
7.088
Owned
First edition
Year: 2013
8
Jan 2014
N/A
Owned
Plays: 13
English first edition
Year: 2010
8
Oct 2010
7.726
Owned
Plays: 8
Link to my review: [Roger's Reviews] Dominant Species: An Intelligent Design

Chad Jensen suggests removing the following cards for a quicker game:
Intelligence, Parasitism, Omnivore and Immigrants.
2013-08-10
English first edition, third printing
Year: 2012
8
Jun 2012
7.726
Owned
Plays: 8
If you're interested in the differences between the original and third editions (all cosmetic), check out my follow up review: [Roger's Reviews] Dominant Species, 3rd edition: An Intelligent Re-Design
2013-08-10
English first edition
Year: 2012
7
Jul 2012
5.875
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 10
With promo cards.

This game is a nice thinky take-that filler. Although card games are often not as complex as their inspirations, this one is decidedly light compared to DS.

See my review: [Roger's Reviews] DS: The Card Game
2013-08-10
Doppelkopf (1895)
N/A
6.154
Owned
Filosofia English Edition
Year: 2009
7
Apr 2014
6.881
Owned
Plays: 4
I'm not big on auction games, but this game has a lot of fun in it.
2006-12-30*
C3i Magazine Edition
Year: 2008
N/A
5.643
Owned
C3i #20 version.
2009-01-06*
English edition 2005
Year: 2005
7
Oct 2013
5.957
Owned
Plays: 1
A lovely old classic. A deal from Value Village
2013-10-05
Box set bronze edition
Year: 1995
N/A
5.753
Owned
For Trade
I bought the bronze set. Seemed silly to pay triple the price for the foil colour on the card numbers.
2009-12-14
Columbia First Edition
Year: 1991
N/A
6.474
Owned
Plays: 22
My favourite wargame, hands down. I have a slight preference for this one over EastFront II if only because the map is smaller and actually fits on my normal gaming surface.
2006-10-05*
First edition
Year: 2006
10
Feb 2010
6.470
Owned
Plays: 7
EastFront II is marvellous. The map is simply gorgeous, and the rules have been cleaned up where needed. However, unlike the original EastFront, this one takes up a lot more table space.
2010-02-06
English first edition
Year: 2013
N/A
6.702
Owned
Plays: 11
First edition
Year: 2013
N/A
5.663
Owned
N/A
5.684
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2009
8
Jan 2012
5.782
Owned
Plays: 1
Thank you Santa Grogs 2011!
2012-01-03
First edition
Year: 2009
8
Jan 2012
5.603
Owned
Beasley-edited edition 2007
Year: 2007
7
Jan 2012
N/A
Owned
It's essentially impossible to rate a book like this - I enjoy browsing it on a regular basis, but I haven't really tried the variants posted in it. That said, the variants that exist in this book run the gamut from compelling to bizarre to downright unplayable.
2008-02-06*
First edition
Year: 2006
N/A
5.886
Owned
Plays: 1
Received 12 Dec 2006. Happy birthday to me! :-) $16.91 in customs fees though...
2006-12-12*
N/A
5.658
Owned
Plays: 3
The most successful Kickstarter campaign ever at $8,782,571 that started as a lark shipped on time, and lo and behold it's a decent game. Is it brilliant? No. Is it funny? Yes. Is it short? Also yes. You can play this with non-gamers and gamers alike. It shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes to play, and if it does, don't play it with those people anymore. This is not a game for deep thinkers and card counters. It's a quick "bang, you're dead" game.
2015-08-17
N/A
5.691
Owned
First Edition
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2013
5.633
Owned
Plays: 1
A lovely 2010 birthday present!

Fabula is kind of a cross between Dixit and Once Upon a Time. There are 10 large double sided art tableaus to give the flavour of the story, and then there are three storytelling rounds for each of the 20 stories.

There's also a deck of object cards of which 3n+2 are dealt out face up on the table. One person takes on the role of "Grimm". Grimm reads out of the prologue for the story (a few paragraphs), and then presents "chapter 1" (a short paragraph).

Players have a set of about 15 stand up characters to choose from and pick one to represent them in the game context and are supposed to take on the persona being presented, although the expression of that will be up to each player. There is, for example, a knight in armour, a sly looking fox with a cap and cloak, a big bad wolf, a fairy, a witch, and a bunch of others. There's wide room for interpreting these characters.

Each player then has the chance, by raising their hand, to propose a continuance to the plot raised in the chapter. They can be brief or more detailed, but must use one of the face up object cards - say a sword, or an hourglass.

Grimm will then reward each player who, in their opinion, has contributed a plausible story continuation with a quill token.

Do this two more times, with the second chapter and thurd chapter being worth 2 and 3 quill tokens respectively.

At the end, there will be two cards left in the middle of the table. The top two people with quill tokens then each have 30 seconds (there's a timer included in the game) to sum up an ending and must use both object cards left on the table. In case there's a tie in quill tokens, then the person with the most valuable objects (e.g. a sword has 1 star and an hourglass has 4 stars) gets to be in the final 2.

Then Grimm decides who has the best ending.

So, if you're playing with the "get rid of your cards quickest" group, it won't be a good experience. If you're playing with the "create a story together" crowd, it'll be great. Indeed, with last night's group we almost didn't care about the quill tokens, we were just interested in who had the best story ideas.

One of the built in limitations of the game is that there are "only" 20 story outlines to play with. However, with a little effort, one could generate several plots that fit the game either re-using the art included in the game or using any art one liked.

The challenge I think is that unlike OUaT and Dixit, this game requires someone to take on the role of Grimm and pass judgment on the other players' contributions (to give or not give quill tokens out) rather than everyone being full participants.
2010-12-13
Facts in Five (1964)
N/A
5.751
Owned
For Trade
3M Edition 1969
Year: 1969
N/A
5.743
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2012
7
Nov 2012
6.748
Owned
Plays: 7
Fleet is a very refreshing light game.
2013-04-08
N/A
6.299
Owned
Kickstarter
2013-10-20
N/A
N/A
Owned
The CWJ's sourcebooks are very good for historical information.
2008-06-18*
Fluxx (1997)
3
Feb 2013
5.619
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 11
This is a gem of a light card game. It's mostly unpredictable and drives the analysis-paralysis crowd apopleptic - worth getting if only for that! As a friend of mine put it "It's like hitting your fingers with a hammer while you're on morphine - you know it hurts, yet somehow it doesn't."
2004-09-28*
Taste For Life First Edition
Year: 1984
N/A
N/A
Owned
Given to my by my friend Jonathan to be part of my "not very good, but food themed game collection".
2011-12-16
Against the Odds edition
Year: 2012
N/A
N/A
Owned
Why punch this when the back of the counter sheet is so cool?
2013-08-10
N/A
N/A
Owned
The CWJ's sourcebooks are very good for historical information.
2006-11-11*
English first edition
Year: 2012
N/A
5.660
Owned
For Trade
GMT Second Printing
Year: 2007
N/A
6.111
Owned
First edition
Year: 2011
N/A
5.564
Owned
Descartes Edition
Year: 1993
7
Jan 2009*
7.289
Owned
For Trade
Best with all 6 powers. I like it without the expansions personally, but I play this game any chance I can.
2011-08-27
English/German second edition
Year: 2007
8
Dec 2009*
7.024
Owned
Plays: 9
With four experienced players, this game really shines. New players should never play Prussia (unless everyone's a new player). [2009-12-14]

Edit: [2012-01-25] Just received the new Jubilee Edition map in the mail. It looks really nice. The only significant change I noticed is the suits in the left hand "column" of the map have changed to club-hearts-club-hearts from what it was before. And one town name change.

2012-01-25
German first edition
Year: 2013
N/A
6.298
Owned
Victory Games First Edition
Year: 1989
4
Oct 2008*
N/A
Owned
This is a fun game (with lots of recipes) but it's really a matter of rolling well. Made in conjunction McCormick-Schilling, likely a partner to AH's Spices of the World
2008-02-04*
Avalon Hill edition
Year: 1966
N/A
5.436
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
It's hard to rate a book on how often one wants to play it, but if I were simply to rate this book out of 10, it would be a solid 7 and possibly even an 8.

The games covered in the book are mostly well-known classics with a few games that were outside of my scope of knowledge.

What differentiates this book from most of the "here's how to play x" catalogue style tomes is that there are instructions on how to build your own copy of the game. If I didn't already have a nice Go board, I'd have used the plans from this book to construct one, because the plans are very nice indeed.
2013-09-06
Italian first edition 2007
Year: 2007
6
Feb 2013
5.872
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
A very fun game of cat and mouse.
2010-12-27
Rio Grande English First Edition
Year: 2010
7
Nov 2010
7.161
Owned
Plays: 26
A surprise hit for me at BGG.Con 2010. Although there's nothing "new" or "innovative" here in terms of mechanics (it's all things we've seen before in Carcassonne and elsewhere), at the same time the game manages to charm you and become greater than the sum of its parts.
2011-01-30
Rio Grande Games English Edition
Year: 2007
5
Feb 2013
6.041
Owned
Plays: 2
A fun little set collection game.
2013-02-16
Go (-2200)
ImageID 295597
10
Oct 2006*
7.461
Owned
Plays: 244
My favourite abstract - wish I were better at it, but I'd need to play almost nothing but to get really good at it... http://www.samarkand.net has not only great sets for sale, but also have a great description of the game for the uninitiated.
2006-10-05*
English first edition (second printing from China)
Year: 2006
8
Dec 2007*
7.536
Owned
Plays: 12
Finally had a chance to play this (30 Dec 2007) - exceptionally fun. The rules are a little murky, but using the play aids really helped. Playing a sample round really let it sink in. It'll take quite a few plays to really understand all the interactions, but there is a lot here.
2007-12-31*
English first edition
Year: 2004
N/A
6.089
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
The CWJ's sourcebooks are very good for historical information.
2006-11-11*
N/A
N/A
Owned
The CWJ's sourcebooks are very good for historical information.
2006-11-11*
SPI First Edition
Year: 1979
7
Sep 2009*
5.637
Owned
I regret immensely selling it back in the 90's, but I have managed to get a near pristine copy and now it's safely back in my collection.
2009-09-30
7
Aug 2013
5.637
Owned
For Trade
Spare copy - definitely a players copy, maps and rules well used, and the box has seen better days (but still intact)
2013-08-10
Greenland (2014)
N/A
6.155
Owned
Plays: 1
Wizards of the Coast English Third Edition
Year: 2005
7
Oct 2006*
6.447
Owned
Plays: 26
The more the merrier - what a hoot! Light between game fun
2006-10-05*
First edition
Year: 2006
7
Aug 2009*
5.997
Owned
Plays: 1
I liked this addition to the musket & pike series, but I found the different cavalry codes a little too distracting. Perhaps once I've played this a few times I'll just know them off by heart.
2009-03-01
N/A
N/A
Owned
The CWJ's sourcebooks are very good for historical information.

Includes a "hex and counter" game - need to DIY.
2006-11-11*
English Deluxe Edition; Second Printing
Year: 2010
9
Dec 2010
7.429
Owned
Plays: 15
This game is worth flying to Dallas for BGG.Con for.
2011-11-24
N/A
6.570
Owned
Plays: 10
This game is a fine quick pastime if you're looking for a challenging yet interesting diversion.

But... if you want to have a Das Boot style cinematic thematic immersive experience, then, my friends, what you want to do is enter a tournament with a bunch of other people and try to see who comes out on top with the most tonnage possible!
2015-02-20
Illuminati (1982)
6
Aug 2009*
5.992
Owned
The more people the better
2008-01-01*
Metagaming Microgame 12 First Edition
Year: 1979
4
Nov 2008*
5.591
Owned
Fun concept, but the humans almost always win.
2003-08-05*
Rio Grande edition
Year: 2004
5
Feb 2013
6.945
Owned
Plays: 21
Thank you Secret Santa 2008.
2009-01-23*
Rio Grande edition
Year: 2007
N/A
6.414
Owned
Rio Grande Games Edition
Year: 2009
5
Feb 2013
6.310
Owned
Love the carpet expansion from this one.
2010-07-16
Queen German version
Year: 2007
7
Feb 2013
7.041
Owned
Plays: 11
I love the asynchronicity in the game. The time track mechanism is a very fine innovation.
2009-05-17
First edition
Year: 2010
8
Jun 2010
6.786
Owned
Plays: 8
2011-11-24
Rio Grande Games English first edition
Year: 1998
5
Feb 2013
6.504
Owned
For Trade
Lots of deep strategy once you get the hang of it. If you're good at graph theory, you'll do very well at this game.
2008-01-01*
Keyflower (2012)
8
Jul 2013
7.742
Owned
Plays: 21
N/A
5.736
Owned
N/A
5.877
Owned
Thank you for your kind generosity Matt! (bixby)
2013-11-01
N/A
6.002
Owned
Ordered from BGG store
2013-09-06
N/A
5.790
Owned
N/A
6.555
Owned
N/A
6.155
Owned
N/A
5.703
Owned
Titanic Games edition 2006
Year: 2006
7
Nov 2008*
6.030
Owned
Plays: 7
This is for the Titanic Games edition
2008-01-01*
Cheapass English edition 1998 (paper envelope)
Year: 1998
5
Nov 2008*
5.668
Owned
It's ok, and I bought it because I've been the Craigdarroch Castle, but it's not as dynamic a map as the original.
2008-01-01*
Avalon Hill small box version
Year: 1982
7
Nov 2009*
5.729
Owned
Nicely balanced for 2 players, assuming Robin Hood survives the first few turns...

A good used copy would be most welcome.
2010-01-06
N/A
N/A
Owned
For the fantasy minitatures gamer.
2006-11-11*
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
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
7
Mar 2011
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
A nice basic intro scenario. Good to get all the mechanics of the rules down.
2011-11-24
6
May 2012
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
N/A
Owned
6
Mar 2011
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
A well executed paragraph driven adventure rife with classic sci-fi cliches. The time limit pressure on the team boosts the replayability.

However, the SF version of the core game system isn't as much fun as the fantasy version. In part it's because the weapons are so much more powerful.
2011-03-11
English edition 2014
Year: 2014
7
Nov 2012
7.341
Owned
Plays: 9
Short, sweet, fun.
2013-02-16
First edition
Year: 2010
8
Jun 2011
5.736
Owned
Plays: 14
Once again I find myself in the interesting position that I'm not usually one to play solitaire games, but oddly compelled and drawn in by a VPG product. This is the first solo game I've tried from them since the very enjoyable Nemo's Way, and is my introduction to the States of Siege series.

It won't be my last!
2011-06-10
First edition
Year: 2010
8
Jun 2011
5.594
Owned
Treefrog Games first edition
Year: 2010
8
Feb 2011
7.208
Owned
Plays: 42
I like the simple elegance in this one. The game is simple on its surface, but it's all about the interplay of the cards. This one clicked for me right away, and I hope to play it again often.
2011-02-20
English fifth edition (w/ Dr Toy / Mensa Select sticker)
Year: 2005
N/A
6.185
Owned
Plays: 2
Special Edition Color
Year: 2003
7
Nov 2008*
5.791
Owned
Plays: 1
Would you like fries with that? Plays fast, a good beer and pretzels game. Get the "Chinese take-out box" edition. Better cards and many different menus.
2008-06-18*
Metagaming English First Edition
Year: 1980
N/A
5.525
Owned
KOSMOS/Rio Grande English first edition
Year: 1999
5
Feb 2013
7.042
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 10
A great light introductory game, but not one that holds any interest for me anymore.
2013-02-16
English first edition
Year: 2005
8
Dec 2007*
6.933
Owned
Plays: 11
I like this game quite a bit - the fluctuating requirements to gain influence are a clever touch. My one complaint is that there's a lot of setup required for what's a relatively short game.
2007-12-25*
German second edition
Year: 1997
9
Aug 2011
7.370
Owned
Plays: 7
One of my top ten games. Brilliant interconnected mechanics. A classic that's stood the test of time.
2011-08-27
N/A
N/A
Owned
Plays: 2
Mahjong (1850)
5
Feb 2013
6.792
Owned
Essentially a Rummy style game with tiles and fancy designs, but a lot of fun. If it wasn't for all the wierd scoring variants (everyone has their own set of rules), I'd play it a lot more often...

In fact, while I used to rate this an "8", I think my new rating of "5" is more appropriate. It would take some persuasion (and careful negotiation of which of the many rules variants out there) to get it to hit the table.
2013-02-16
First edition
Year: 2011
8
Jan 2012
5.652
Owned
Plays: 1
Mamma Mia! (1999)
4
Feb 2013
6.350
Owned
Plays: 18
A solid filler, lots of fun with kids, and cheesy (pun intended) Italian accents essential. :-)
2006-10-05*
GMT Games First edition
Year: 2008
9
Mar 2009*
6.811
Owned
Plays: 39
It had not occurred to me until I read this review, but this game is actually good for up to 8 players at the same time.

This game might well be summed up as "what Chess would be like is someone designed it today".
2012-09-11
First edition
Year: 2009
9
Sep 2011
7.231
Owned
Plays: 14
Maria is deeper than Friedrich, but I find Friedrich more fun to play. Either way, you can't go wrong. And if you only have 3 players, this is the ideal choice.

September 2011 - updated my rating from 8 to 9
2011-09-18
English first edition
Year: 2011
5
Feb 2013
6.165
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
Freebie from BGG.Con 2012
2012-11-19
Masterpiece (1970)
6
Aug 2009*
5.435
Owned
For Trade
Fond childhood memories of this one.
2009-08-13
MedFront (1994)
7
Nov 2008*
5.593
Owned
Plays: 1
The North African map/expansion really only works well with East/WestFront, but the Spanish Civil War is a brilliant little gem of a game - it has all the complexity and flavour of the xFront system, but a small compact game that typically plays in an hour.

As others have noted, the MedFront part doesn't really shine on its own. My rating is mostly based on the Spanish Civil War portion.

The SCW game is an 8, the rest of MedFront gets a 6 - Rommel in the Desert is the block game of choice for North Africa.

Added note: While I have upgraded to *Front II across the board, I did buy the components for SCW from Columbia Games as it makes a great small wargame.
2010-03-29
Queen multilingual EN/FR/DE/SP Edition 2005
Year: 2005
5
Feb 2013
6.236
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 12
This one grows on me more and more as the number of plays increases.
2006-10-05*
Parker Brothers edition 1971
Year: 1971
6
Mar 2011
5.599
Owned
Plays: 15
Definitely a game for the cottage on the patio with a glass of wine.
2010-07-16
N/A
5.614
Owned
Plays: 4
Light? Yes.
Short? Yes.
Fun? Absolutely.
2015-04-05
N/A
5.636
Owned
Plays: 7
Light? Yes.
Short? Yes.
Fun? Absolutely.
2015-04-04
Monopoly (1933)
5
Nov 2008*
4.393
Owned
For Trade
Stole this great quote from user sobriquet - "Yeah, so I don't think Monopoly is very good any more... so what? It was a huge part of my game playing childhood, and I'm sure I owe my enjoyment of the hobby to it, at least to some extent. So bugger those who slag Monopoly -- rate it poorly, sure, according to your enjoyment, but why slag it?"
2010-02-02
First Edition (boxed)
Year: 2012
7
Feb 2013
5.616
Owned
Plays: 2
A beautifully thematic little game in the spirit of the old Metagaming microgames, but with the weight of over three decades of advances in publishing technology behind it.

Great production values - the VPG gold banner quality is a huge step forward from their early days.

And most importantly, fun.

[Roger's Reviews] Moonbase Alpha: In Space, Nobody Can Hear Your Share Price Fall
2013-01-28
English first edition
Year: 2012
6
Jun 2013
6.816
Owned
Plays: 2
A perfect game for pub night.
2013-06-22
N/A
5.864
Owned
SPI boxed edition
Year: 1979
N/A
5.554
Owned
For Trade
Simmons edition
Year: 2007
10
Jul 2012
7.160
Owned
Plays: 9
Two comments:

1. The team game is what makes this game the brilliant gem it is and it's the only way I want to play it.

2. It still hurts my brain, but it's coming more clear with every play.

This '9' rating is a synthesis of... 10 for the team game, 8 for the one on one game.

Who am I kidding. This is just a 10.
2012-07-11
Columbia Games fourth edition
Year: 2013
7
Jun 2013
6.562
Owned
Plays: 4
Gamma Two Games first edition
Year: 1974
7
Oct 2013
6.562
Owned
Plays: 4
Navajo Wars (2013)
N/A
6.477
Owned
Victory Point Games edition
Year: 2009
8
Dec 2010
5.963
Owned
Plays: 13
I'm not usually keen on solitaire games, but I decided to take a flyer on this one, especially as I'm attracted to the Jules Verne classic.

Well, I was very pleasantly surprised. The biggest issue with solo games tends to be replayability, and it looks like this one might have legs. Of course, that might only last for 20-30 plays, but even then, at an hour a game, that's a lot of bang for the buck.
2010-12-25
First Edition
Year: 2009
8
Dec 2010
5.641
Owned
Rating same as base game.
2010-12-26
TSR Ares Edition
Year: 1983
N/A
5.517
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2011
N/A
N/A
Owned
Autographed by the designer.
2013-08-10
First edition
Year: 2012
N/A
5.584
Owned
Autographed by the designer.
2013-08-10
First edition
Year: 2011
N/A
N/A
Owned
Both the C3i edition and the VPG edition.
2013-08-10
N/A
5.809
Owned
GMT Deluxe edition
Year: 2011
8
Oct 2011
6.798
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
2011-11-24
BGG.CON 2013 Special Edition
Year: 2013
N/A
5.978
Owned
Plays: 2
If you want me to autograph my card in your copy, I'd be happy to do it. Just get in touch.

This is a really clever little card game.
2013-12-02
English First Edition
Year: 2010
8
Jul 2010
5.926
Owned
Plays: 1
Link to my review: [Roger's Reviews] Insights on the Scanian War

Fifth in the brilliant Musket & Pike Battle Series. This one focuses on battles of the Scanian War.
2011-11-24
Flying Buffalo New Art & Cards Edition
Year: 1985
5
Feb 2013
5.999
Owned
Plays: 4
KABOOM! :-) How can you not love a silly game like this?
2006-10-05*
C3i Magazine Edition
Year: 2012
N/A
5.685
Owned
Ogre (1977)
N/A
6.546
Owned
Plays: 9
The Ogre Book (1982)
7
Aug 2011
5.702
Owned
Prev. Owned
My rating for this item reflects not my interest/willingness to play Ogre as much as it reflects the amount of cool information that's in this sourcebook. If you're a big Ogre fan and get to play it a lot, you'd be remiss if you didn't try to find a copy.
2011-08-27
N/A
5.581
Owned
N/A
5.560
Owned
Steve Jackson Games edition
Year: 2013
7
Jun 2012
6.546
Owned
Plays: 9
This is a behemoth.

This copy is the KS edition.
2013-12-22
Steve Jackson Games edition
Year: 2013
N/A
6.546
Owned
Plays: 9
Retail version of DE.
2013-12-22
Steve Jackson Games edition 2013
Year: 2013
N/A
6.546
Owned
Plays: 9
Kickstarter - My inner 12 year old won out!
2012-06-11
First edition
Year: 1978
4
Jan 2008*
5.573
Owned
So so effort from the sadly defunct MetaGaming
2008-01-16*
7
Oct 2006*
6.143
Owned
This addition adds a Brothers Grimm flavour to the deck that can allow the tales to in a slightly more complex direction.
2006-10-25*
7
Oct 2006*
6.374
Owned
Plays: 3
I enjoy this game, especially with non-gamers. My in-laws enjoy it, my gamer and RPG friends enjoy it, and our spouses enjoy it. Some great punny endings have cropped up too.
2006-10-25*
N/A
5.643
Owned
First edition
Year: 2010
N/A
6.024
Owned
Thank you Santa Grogs 2011!
2011-12-21
English first edition
Year: 2008
7
Jan 2010*
6.071
Owned
Plays: 27
Way more fun than The Kaiser's Pirates, but you really do need 4+ players.
2010-01-16
English/French second edition
Year: 2011
7
Dec 2012
6.333
Owned
Plays: 13
I enjoy playing this game, but I dislike setting up this game.
2013-04-08
Abacus edition
Year: 2003
4
Feb 2013
5.927
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 8
I really enjoy this game. There are enough decisions to make it interesting, and just enough luck to kill most analysis paralysis.

That said, I like Web of Power better (although this plays with 2 players) and Thurn & Taxis is great.

Update: Jan 2009. The new Paris Paris expansion might save this from gaming obscurity.
2008-01-01*
N/A
N/A
Owned
Printed this out in colour and use it as a reference chart rather than making little tiles for everyone.
2009-04-14
6
Feb 2013
5.989
Owned
I really enjoyed this game back in the day. Would love to have a chance to play it again.

2010-01-06
8
Apr 2013
6.860
Owned
Plays: 44
For an Eklund game, the game is remarkably straightforward. This is not to say that it's simple in any way shape or form. There's a lot going on, a lot to keep track of, and a lot to think about.

Also, the rules suffer from being not as concise and to the point as they ought to be. The glossary is a must, and it would have been really useful to have the card summaries on a handout rather than on the side of the box.
2013-04-28
First English edition
Year: 2006
5
Feb 2013
5.594
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Playco English Edition 1988
Year: 1988
N/A
5.478
Owned
For Trade
Pit (1903)
7
Jul 2002*
6.294
Owned
Plays: 32
2! 2! 2!!! Corner on wheat! (Don't keep score, it's more fun that way)
2002-07-04*
Mercury English first edition
Year: 2014
N/A
6.929
Owned
Plays: 1
Vae Victis magazine edition
Year: 2005
N/A
N/A
Owned
Rio Grande English edition 2009
Year: 2009
10
Mar 2013
7.919
Owned
Plays: 43
I had preconceived notions about this game that put me off playing it for a very long time. I'm sorry that I waited so long. This game is great. Fortunately I have friends who own and like this that I can play this with again.
2010-10-22
N/A
6.959
Owned
Plays logged under Power Grid
2015-01-19
N/A
7.532
Owned
N/A
6.351
Owned
N/A
7.016
Owned
N/A
7.441
Owned
N/A
7.470
Owned
N/A
6.596
Owned
N/A
6.596
Owned
N/A
5.735
Owned
N/A
6.300
Owned
N/A
6.965
Owned
N/A
5.744
Owned
N/A
7.377
Owned
N/A
6.383
Owned
Z-man edition with DSP logo
Year: 2004
N/A
6.788
Owned
English first edition 2002
Year: 2002
7
Sep 2011
8.047
Owned
Plays: 31
This is one of the few games in my collection where newbies say "let's play again right now" at the end of a game. Heck, some non-newbies too. :-) A great addition to any collection and highly recommended.

Update 26 Dec 2006 - changed rating from 10 to 8. :-)
2006-12-26*
6
Dec 2006*
7.047
Owned
The buildings aren't as cool as they look, and don't add enough to the game to make it very worthwhile. After several plays with it, we've stopped using the expansion and stick with the original.
2006-12-26*
Gamma Two Games Second Edition (Bookcase)
Year: 1975
7
Jul 2003*
6.129
Owned
Plays: 2
The Canadian Wargamers Journal published some variant rules to this game which, if added, make this game an 8. It's a great game to introduce new gamers to wargaming! (Especially Canadians...)
2003-07-15*
MindWare English edition 2006
Year: 2006
5
Feb 2013
6.715
Owned
Plays: 7
A fun game and a bit of a mind bender.
2011-08-27
N/A
N/A
Owned
Red Russia (2008)
N/A
5.537
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2012
N/A
6.324
Owned
For Trade
First Edition
Year: 2001
N/A
6.027
Owned
For Trade
Ares magazine edition
Year: 1981
7
Jan 2009*
5.633
Owned
Plays: 1
A very fun game, especially if you like Harry Harrison's works.
2006-10-05*
N/A
N/A
Owned
The CWJ's sourcebooks are very good for historical information.
2008-01-30*
Tilsit French First Edition
Year: 2000
5
Feb 2013
6.450
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
I really like this game - the cards add just a light element of luck because you never know what you'll draw. But that aside, hand management is key, as is managing your hero cards. Nice blend of strategy and tactics.
2006-10-05*
6
Dec 2013
6.845
Owned
Plays: 17
Second edition, Rommel picture box cover, 2004
Year: 2004
7
Nov 2008*
6.588
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A great fast paced game, but the supply rules are as brutally unforgiving as the supply cards are fickle.
2010-01-06
Rummikub (1977)
6
Oct 2013
6.142
Owned
Plays: 5
8
Mar 2013
5.926
Owned
English edition
Year: 1998
6
Feb 2013
7.301
Owned
Plays: 5
Almost too clever for its own good, but the aesthetics are perfect.
2010-07-16
English first edition
Year: 2004
8
Dec 2009*
7.219
Owned
Plays: 65
I finally had the opportunity to play this - I really like it, and I feel it captures the essence of Puerto Rico beautifully (speaking as a regular PR player), but is different enough to be very challenging in its own right.

For my wife and I this is a much better game for the two of us than the two-player variant of Puerto Rico.
2007-08-17*
Scotland Yard (1983)
N/A
6.415
Owned
5
Jan 2011
N/A
Owned
Plays: 14
Sequence (1982)
5
Feb 2013
5.747
Owned
Plays: 10
This is a great "cabin" game - something to do while unwinding after a day of fun at the beach or at the lake.
2005-09-09*
SET (1988)
5
Feb 2013
6.340
Owned
Plays: 4
More of a pleasant puzzle like activity than game, but it's another cottage game.
2010-07-16
Sex! (2002)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Strategy & Tactics edition
Year: 1978
7
Oct 2006*
5.528
Owned
It's a well done game, although the besiged player doesn't do a lot except fix walls until the assault occurs.
2006-10-05*
First Edition
Year: 1999
5
Feb 2013
5.721
Owned
Plays: 2
The system works well, and it can be a challenge to see who you'd rather help with your placements. Suffers from having very close endgames and the possibility of kingmaking.
2008-01-01*
FX Schmid edition with German suits
7
Nov 2008*
6.282
Owned
A rare card game that's meant for three players.
2008-05-18*
Columbia Games edition 2011
Year: 2011
6
Jul 2011
5.930
Owned
Plays: 3
Brisk light fun for 4-5 players ideally. Has to be a right crowd - I know that kind of comment has and can be made for many games, but it's definitely true here.
2011-07-15
Sleuth (1971)
N/A
6.483
Owned
For Trade
Sole Mio! (2004)
N/A
5.875
Owned
First edition
Year: 2009
N/A
6.002
Owned
First edition
Year: 2009
N/A
5.607
Owned
C3i magazine edition
Year: 2014
N/A
6.002
Owned
Prev. Owned
Space Beans (1999)
5
Aug 2008*
5.891
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A good light game that could be used as a filler, although we've had some games take a long time to complete!
2006-10-05*
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