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Comment
7
Nov 2008*
7.340
Prev. Owned
A really good game, but takes a long time to play. It really brings together the best of stock market type games and train games in one place.
2006-10-02*
1835 (1990)
N/A
6.156
Prev. Owned
APE Games English Edition
Year: 2010
N/A
5.723
Prev. Owned
Freebie from BGG.Con 2012
2012-11-19
Abalone (1987)
1
Nov 2008*
6.258
Prev. Owned
Best winning strategy is to play not to lose.
2006-11-07*
4
Aug 2012
5.557
Prev. Owned
This one wasn't very good (IMO of course). The way the book to book game is set up doesn't really translate well into fast jet fighters.
2004-07-18*
4
Sep 2008*
5.673
Prev. Owned
Interesting conceptually, but not as compelling as the WWI series.
2004-07-18*
6
Apr 2009*
7.460
Prev. Owned
An excellent multi-player game, but has two major flaws. First, it takes forever to play. Second, the random calamities can completely take you out of contention if you're unlucky enough to get several "complementary" ones in a row.
2008-01-02*
Agricola (2007)
3
Dec 2014
8.044
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
robigo wrote:
We spent long millennia developing a technological society just so we wouldn't have to play Agricola.
2014-08-15
4
Nov 2008*
5.542
Prev. Owned
This one, unlike Invasion, is better balanced, but odds are still better for the humans.
2003-08-05*
N/A
6.652
Prev. Owned
6
Sep 2008*
5.607
Prev. Owned
An absolutely gorgeous map.
2006-10-05*
Alhambra (2003)
4
Feb 2013
6.969
Prev. Owned
This game just doesn't work for me.
2011-08-27
N/A
5.703
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.420
Prev. Owned
Multilingual edition
Year: 2009
N/A
6.546
Prev. Owned
Arkham Horror (2005)
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N/A
7.273
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.969
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.540
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.236
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.611
Prev. Owned
For Trade
I used to own this set, in the classic SPI "detergent box", but could never find opponents and sold it.

Now I have a ziploc set of them and can solo them. Life is good.
2012-05-22
Artifact (1980)
N/A
5.494
Prev. Owned
4
Nov 2008*
5.476
Prev. Owned
Entertaining kids game.
2003-07-31*
German first edition
Year: 2001
N/A
6.483
Prev. Owned
Avalon Hill First Edition
Year: 1991
N/A
5.853
Prev. Owned
Backgammon (-3000)
4
Apr 2009*
6.386
Prev. Owned
Not a favourite. Even though the dice can help or hose you, there is a lot of skill involved, but it's not the kind of game my brain's well wired to play.
2006-11-11*
Bandu (1991)
Milton Bradley English edition
Year: 1991
4
Feb 2013
6.625
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Bandu edition. There are several different games you can play with this set of blocks, but the basic challenge remains the same - try to make a stable structure out of not necessarily symmetric or even flat edged pieces. Quite a lot of fun.
2008-09-30*
BANG! (2002)
4
Feb 2013
6.516
Prev. Owned
Plays: 8
Fun with the right number of players - 5 is probably optimal.
2010-07-16
6
Apr 2009*
5.797
Prev. Owned
I loved this game when I was in my early teens, rating reflects nostalgia more than anything...
2006-10-24*
Victory Point Games Plastic Bag First Edition
Year: 2010
N/A
5.912
Prev. Owned
5
Feb 2013
6.309
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Not a bad little game, but it's competing against a lot of other card game fillers in my collection.
2010-01-15
English first edition
Year: 2000
7
Sep 2008*
7.289
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
A lot more than meets the eye!
2009-10-11
BattleLore (2006)
5
Feb 2013
7.241
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
A fun little game. Reminds me strongly of C&C:Ancients.
2010-01-27
3
Feb 2013
5.219
Prev. Owned
Played this way back when it first came out. Even then I didn't think much of it...
2011-11-29
First edition
Year: 2010
N/A
5.677
Prev. Owned
5
Oct 2006*
5.624
Prev. Owned
Light between game game.
2006-10-05*
The Big Idea (2000)
N/A
5.932
Prev. Owned
5
Feb 2013
5.552
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I really enjoyed this game with three people, but more would be even better. Even non-hockey fans can enjoy this one (and do well).
2007-03-13*
4
Nov 2008*
5.123
Prev. Owned
The more the merrier. Don't bother with fewer than 5 people.
2006-11-07*
Black Hole (1978)
N/A
5.494
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.579
Prev. Owned
Bloody Buna (1979)
6
Jun 2009*
5.550
Prev. Owned
A tight tense game of supply lines.
2010-07-16
R&D Games First Edition
Year: 2009
N/A
5.783
Prev. Owned
For Trade
The fruit cake of board games - it can't even be given away.
2013-04-08
Bobby Lee (1993)
6
Aug 2009*
5.860
Prev. Owned
I have the playtest copy of this game (from when I playtested it). I love the Columbia block games, but the US Civil War doesn't do it for me (not interested in the period).
2006-10-05*
Boggle (1972)
5
Feb 2013
6.050
Prev. Owned
Bananagrams is the ultimate word game for me now, but this one is fun in the right circumstances.
2010-07-16
Bohnaparte (2003)
N/A
5.661
Prev. Owned
First edition
Year: 2005
6
Feb 2013
6.543
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
I printed the absolutely gorgeous map by

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I downloaded the rules from Simmons Games, and have the pieces from Napoleon's Triumph.

So in a sense, I have two games for the price of one nicely printed map.

This game has a beautiful chess-like intensity, and is a nice short game.
2010-02-01
Bellew Publishing English Edition
Year: 1984
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
For Trade
7
Jul 2008*
6.045
Prev. Owned
I used to play this a lot in high school, and it was a lot of fun. We called it Siamese chess.
2011-08-27
3
Nov 2008*
5.579
Prev. Owned
UURRRRGH!
2004-01-20*
4
Feb 2013
5.668
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
This game works pretty well, and it can play well solo. I recommend playing without player tokens for solo.

If you're not willing to invest an hour, play the turbo game (going through the deck = one half instead of one quarter), which will speed things up nicely.

I rate this a 5 not because it's a bad game, but literally because it's a matter of getting it to the table in the right circumstance.
2011-08-27
English Edition
Year: 2000
5
Feb 2013
5.912
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Plays best with 5.
2013-04-08
N/A
6.786
Prev. Owned
First Edition
Year: 2009
N/A
5.530
Prev. Owned
Change! (1999)
5
Sep 2008*
5.453
Prev. Owned
Nice and light, good travelling game.
2006-10-05*
5
Nov 2008*
5.653
Prev. Owned
Very silly but fun.
2003-07-31*
Charioteer (2008)
N/A
5.542
Prev. Owned
7
Feb 2013
5.880
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
My introduction to the GBoH series. Solid design, and interesting decisions. Not entirely sold on the heroic challenge piece, but it's only in two scenarios.
2010-07-16
Checkers (1150)
4
Nov 2008*
4.893
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Not a favourite. I enjoy many classic abstracts, including Chess and Go, but I just don't have the right kind of brain to play this well.
2006-11-11*
5
Feb 2013
6.252
Prev. Owned
Nostalgia has this on my want list, but I'm not sure how well it would be received by my gaming group.
2010-07-16
Civilization (1980)
6
Apr 2009*
7.276
Prev. Owned
Brilliant design, but takes too long to play for what it is.
2010-07-16
6
Aug 2011
6.623
Prev. Owned
Almost vital to own if you're going to play Advanced Civ with seven people.
2011-08-27
First Edition
Year: 2008
6
Oct 2009*
5.930
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
My only play of this has been lacklustre, in part because we made a few gaffes, especially around scoring.
2010-07-16
Clue (1949)
4
Feb 2013
5.553
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
Haven't played this since I was a kid.
2002-07-04*
3
Feb 2013
6.465
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
This game had a lot of interesting ideas going on, but ultimately fell flat for me.
2011-08-27
First Edition
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2013
7.134
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
A solid entry in the C&C franchise.
2011-02-27
N/A
5.986
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.141
Prev. Owned
Corsari (aka I Go!) (2003)
N/A
6.008
Prev. Owned
4
Mar 2009*
6.661
Prev. Owned
This game just doesn't "do it" for me.
2006-10-02*
4
Dec 2008*
5.677
Prev. Owned
Ok, it's a cute dice game - I liked having it on my Palm Pilot but playing it for real is tedious.
2013-02-16
Cranium (1998)
4
Feb 2013
5.651
Prev. Owned
The more the merrier - good party game, blends the best of Trivial Pusruit, Pictionary, charades, etc. A great party game, a so-so gamers game.
2006-11-07*
Chaosium Bagged Edition
Year: 1993
5
Nov 2008*
5.560
Prev. Owned
Best with at least 4. A great game hidden under very badly written rules.
2007-12-13*
MultiSim edition
5
May 2012
5.560
Prev. Owned
English first edition
Year: 2012
7
Feb 2013
5.717
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
2013-08-10
First edition
Year: 2013
N/A
5.930
Prev. Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2009
N/A
6.979
Prev. Owned
Winsome Boxed Edition
Year: 1995
N/A
5.470
Prev. Owned
First edition
Year: 2011
N/A
5.799
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.482
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.601
Prev. Owned
Death Test (1978)
6
Dec 2011
5.615
Prev. Owned
Death Test 2 (1980)
6
Dec 2011
5.574
Prev. Owned
Democrazy (2000)
3
Feb 2013
5.486
Prev. Owned
Better with more players. Wears out its welcome after a few plays though.
2006-11-07*
Demons (1979)
5
Sep 2009*
5.475
Prev. Owned
This is one of those SPI games that oozes theme, has really interesting idea stamped all over it, but unfortunately is a little flat in the actual game play.
2010-07-16
First Edition
Year: 2004
N/A
5.843
Prev. Owned
Die Kutschfahrt zur Teufelsburg (aka The Castle of the Devil) (2010)
N/A
6.251
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.457
Prev. Owned
English first edition
Year: 1993
N/A
5.575
Prev. Owned
5
Sep 2008*
5.743
Prev. Owned
A fun card game, and while it's a CCG, I like that (a) you can buy the complete set in one go, and (b) that all the cards are equally common.
2006-12-29*
Dominion (2008)
3
Feb 2013
7.693
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
I have a like/dislike relationship to this game, and that sums up why I have the rating I do. I don't love it and I don't hate it. It's fun enough to play and doesn't overstay its welcome on the table, but on the other hand the game play itself isn't particularly engrossing or exciting.
2011-08-27
Dragon's Gold (2001)
4
Nov 2008*
6.246
Prev. Owned
The more the merrier for this one. Never seems to hit the table though...
2006-11-07*
Dune Express (2009)
N/A
5.593
Prev. Owned
5
Nov 2008*
5.728
Prev. Owned
It's just an ok addition to the game. Once you've played Spice Harvest, other than the initial on-board placement, you start just like regular Dune.
2007-12-21*
2
Nov 2008*
5.573
Prev. Owned
It's ok as a system, but it introduces player elimination, which for me breaks the game.
2007-12-21*
DVONN (2001)
5
Aug 2011
7.078
Prev. Owned
This is a clever game and one of the stronger ones in the GIPF series.
2006-11-07*
Easy Money (1935)
4
Sep 2008*
5.364
Prev. Owned
Monopoly clone by Milton Bradley.
2003-07-31*
Edison & Co. (1998)
2
Feb 2013
5.193
Prev. Owned
Works best as a partnership game apparently, but have only played it as a 2-player (once).
2006-11-07*
6
Feb 2013
6.566
Prev. Owned
Plays: 14
I wish I'd been smart enough to design this little gem.
2013-09-02
Elfenland (1998)
5
Aug 2011
6.630
Prev. Owned
Very fun game. For two players, we use this variant - each turn you get to play two transport tokens. Makes for a more strategic game.
2008-02-22*
Emira (2006)
N/A
5.747
Prev. Owned
5
Feb 2013
5.483
Prev. Owned
The more the merrier. Scrabble players will do well!
2006-11-11*
English first edition-Blue Devir Logo
Year: 2008
7
Nov 2011
6.281
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
I've always had a fascination with the Spanish Civil War, in part because it was such an overtly political/ideological conflict.

This game beautifully captures the cat and mouse nature of the struggle, forcing you to carefully plan where you're going to place your planes and generals each turn. Then it kicks it up a notch with the events phase - although you can use your cards to help you in combat, the events are all so good that you want to conserve them as much as possible. It's, again, a lovely piece of design. Great game.

Sidebar note: The English edition includes the naval rules and counters from España 1936: La Armada
2010-04-11
EuroFront (1995)
7
Nov 2008*
5.648
Prev. Owned
Needs at least 4 players, 1 for the Allies, 2 for the Germans (each front) and 1 for the Russians. IMO of course.

You'll need a lot of space for this game - all the maps together (East+West+Med+VolgaFront) takes up an entire 8x4 table!
2006-10-02*
Fading Glory (2012)
8
Jan 2013
6.179
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
A fabulous little system.
2013-01-24
Falling (1998)
N/A
5.484
Prev. Owned
No rating as I've never played it, but I think I don't like real-time games all that much. Gave my copy away.
2007-01-03*
Family Fluxx (2005)
4
Feb 2013
5.635
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Unlike the original Fluxx, this one isn't painful.
2010-06-06
4
Feb 2013
6.528
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
One of those games that if you play in the spirit of the game (i.e. the spirit schlocky b-monster monster movies), it's a lot of fun. If you have a serious gamer in the group who suffers from AP optimization ...
2008-06-18*
N/A
6.381
Prev. Owned
5
Aug 2011
6.215
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Pros: Easy to learn, quick to set up, and it can be played in less than two hours. The graphics are nice and simple and easily read, and the rules are well written. Also - fun!

Cons: The system doesn't have massive replay value - don't get me wrong - you *will* get your money's worth and then some playing this little game, but once you've played all the scenarios a few times and won them, then it'll be one of those "Oh yeah, I remember that game!" items in your games closet that hits the table out of nostalgia every five years.
2009-02-22
N/A
6.345
Prev. Owned
P500 order arrived 13 Dec 2008.
2008-11-20*
Fightball (2002)
N/A
5.581
Prev. Owned
First edition
Year: 2011
7
Oct 2013
6.514
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Richard Pardoe kindly taught this to me at BGG.Con 2010, and I LOVED it.

Before I continue, this game is NOT Combat Commander. It's also not "just Combat Commander with tanks". It's a classic hex and counter wargame, but it has some very slick innovations. There's a set of order boxes numbered 1-10 on a track that are available for selection, and when you pick an order, you move the initiative that many points towards the opponent on a push-pull track. Initiative still on you side? Continue. On your opponents? They go. On 0? The player holding the fate card goes.

The more complex/involved orders have to be selected from on high, whereas simple things like playing an asset card, moving, and firing tends to be in the 1-3 range. The track differs depending on which side you're playing. After the first turn is complete, the order track gets refilled with 10 order markers, but they're assigned by die rolls, not a simple 1-10 ordering, so some order levels may not be available the next turn (I'll note for completeness that selecting a "5" order means you can execute the 5 order for your side, or any LOWER value order. If all that's available is a 5 order and you want to do a move, which is a 2 or 3 depending on which side you are, you can still do it, but it costs you 5 initiative)

The other thing I liked was the use of different dice types to resolve attacks. You typically roll 2d10 for shooting at another unit (say), but if you're in an adjacent hex, you roll 2d12. If you're too far away, you roll 2d8 or possibly 2d6. A nice way of making a KISS fire resolution system.

And lest anyone think that these mechanisms are a little too "gamey", let me reassure you that once the action got underway, everything save the fact I was trying desperately to advance my units along the road to capture objectives and the electric tension at the table as the melees unfolded in hexes completely eclipsed the mechanics of the game. In fact, the simple elegance of the system really made it transparent to the playing experience - I was focusing on what was happening on the board and not pausing to step out of my suspension of disbelief to figure out a CRT column shift.

I highly anticipated before BGG.Con, and do so even more now.
2011-01-28
N/A
5.534
Prev. Owned
English edition
Year: 2010
5
Feb 2013
6.832
Prev. Owned
Plays: 15
Fast fun filler - good for kids.
2011-01-18
Frank's Zoo (1999)
N/A
6.393
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.522
Prev. Owned
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
G.E.V. (1978)
7
Oct 2012
6.206
Prev. Owned
Introduced a nice map and some new units making scenario building a lot of fun. Worth getting if you're going to get into Ogre/GEV!
2003-06-27*
4
Feb 2013
5.889
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Rating after one 2-player play. Definitely want to try again and definitely need to play two colours each in a 2-player game (we did one colour each).
2008-01-01*
GD '40 (1993)
N/A
5.689
Prev. Owned
GD '41 (1996)
N/A
5.646
Prev. Owned
Get Out (1998)
5
Nov 2008*
5.505
Prev. Owned
The more the merrier!
2006-11-07*
Giganten der Lüfte (aka Airships) (2007)
German Edition
Year: 2007
5
Aug 2011
6.227
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
A fun dice rolling game where you're trying to balance the resources you have to maximize the odds of collecting more resources and airships (and ultimately pieces of the Hindenburg). Plays in just under an hour with four players.
2009-06-23
GIPF (1997)
N/A
6.694
Prev. Owned
3
Nov 2008*
5.737
Prev. Owned
I just don't get this game.
2006-11-07*
N/A
5.414
Prev. Owned
Print and Play Prototype Edition
Year: 2009
4
Feb 2013
N/A
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
A lot of interesting ideas in this game.
2010-07-16
Grail Quest (1980)
N/A
5.555
Prev. Owned
5
Feb 2013
5.515
Prev. Owned
A very fun light game. You're never out of the game and always have a chance to win.
2006-11-07*
3
Feb 2013
6.038
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
This game is a classic Knizia brain burner, though I don't strictly mean it in the sense of a compliment. The idea is great, and the mechanism is clever, but it really takes a few plays to get your head wrapped around all the intricacies of the strategy.
2011-08-27
N/A
5.622
Prev. Owned
Guerre des Moutons, La (aka Wooly Bully) (2002)
5
Apr 2009*
5.943
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
It's cute, but the end game game is too chaotic.
2011-01-22
7
Dec 2013
6.299
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
I love Simmons Games. This game might be enough to get me into ACW games.

Kickstarted.
2013-02-10
Hacker (1992)
4
Feb 2013
5.620
Prev. Owned
A very poor cousin to Illuminatti.
2010-07-16
Hamburgum (2007)
N/A
6.764
Prev. Owned
Still in shrink.
2008-06-18*
7
Jun 2011
7.200
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
I really like this one - one of the best wargames I've played in a long time. Reminds me (in terms of feel) of Robert at Bannocknburn by SPI.
2010-01-06
N/A
7.462
Prev. Owned
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
First Edition
Year: 2010
8
Nov 2010
6.130
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
This game has some nice innovations on the CDG model, including the ability to bank ops points for future use and having campaigns/events that cost more than any single ops card could give you.

I also really like the flexibility of being able to play a variable number of years in any given game.
2011-11-24
N/A
6.220
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.584
Prev. Owned
First edition
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2013
6.193
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I liked the design, but I think the Peloponnesian War just isn't my period. A 7 for the design, but I'm not sure when it'll hit the table again.
2010-01-10
Helltank (1981)
N/A
5.566
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.527
Prev. Owned
Hera and Zeus (2000)
5
Nov 2008*
6.325
Prev. Owned
Not as good as Ceasar and Cleopatra.
2006-11-07*
First edition
Year: 2006
9
Nov 2010
7.429
Prev. Owned
Plays: 15
First played this at BGG.Con 2009.

This game is worth flying to Dallas for (all hail BGG.Con!)
2011-12-09
N/A
5.781
Prev. Owned
Hisss (2001)
4
Feb 2013
5.546
Prev. Owned
Plays: 20
The 6 rating is with respect to playing with kids. Probably more like a 5 with only adults. It's a fun light game, takes very little time, has some push your luck aspect to it, and is pretty to boot.
2008-09-27*
N/A
5.668
Prev. Owned
5
Feb 2013
6.852
Prev. Owned
Nothing to do between turns and takes a long time to play, but a lot of fun. Plays best with all 7 players. (comments based on the original AH version, not the new Hasbro/AH version)
2006-11-07*
Hitler's War (1981)
6
Nov 2008*
5.795
Prev. Owned
The whole of the ETO on one small map with not a lot of counters. No surprise results are not exactly in line with history.
2010-07-16
Hive (2001)
5
Aug 2011
7.259
Prev. Owned
Plays: 8
A very clever game, but unfortunately I'm not very good at it.
2006-12-29*
N/A
5.529
Prev. Owned
Holy War (1979)
5
Nov 2008*
5.436
Prev. Owned
Played this one only once, way back. It was pretty weird, but worked ok. I'd be willing to try it again.
2003-08-05*
5
Feb 2013
5.671
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Played this for the first time just recently (Feb 2006). Not a bad little game - decent filler, and like Mamma Mia, an excuse to do silly accents -
2006-11-07*
Hot Spot (1979)
6
Dec 2011
5.462
Prev. Owned
A really cool idea.
2011-12-13
Ice War (1978)
N/A
5.525
Prev. Owned
First edition with slipcover
Year: 2009
N/A
5.784
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Ido (1998)
4
Feb 2013
5.568
Prev. Owned
I like abstract games in general, and this one is pretty good. The moving grid makes for some interesting game play. Plays well with 2 or 4, but with three, there's a definite skew in how the grid gets moved.

Piet Mondrian would have been proud.
2006-12-29*
6
Aug 2009*
6.346
Prev. Owned
For Trade
The more people the better. This newer edition lacks some of the subtlety in the humour of the original, but plays every bit as well.
2008-01-01*
3
Feb 2013
6.013
Prev. Owned
Too many fiddly powers to keep track of, especially when you have lots of players. It also just isn't as fun as the original. Rating also reflects my innate dislike of the "collectible" part of this CCG.
2006-12-16*
5
Aug 2009*
6.137
Prev. Owned
A so-so expansion to a great game
2008-01-01*
Imperial (2006)
8
May 2010
7.438
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I really like this game engine. The rondel mechanism makes total sense to me.
2010-05-22
First Edition
Year: 2011
N/A
5.989
Prev. Owned
Fantasy Flight Games English edition
Year: 2004
5
Feb 2013
7.109
Prev. Owned
Plays: 11
Ingenious is the mot juste for this game. There is a lot of subtlety and the game plays quite quickly too.
2006-11-12*
Queen multi-lingual edition edition
Year: 2005
N/A
5.479
Prev. Owned
English first edition (second printing)
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2013
7.138
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
An entertaining card game that I've barely scratched the surface of.

This is a game that if you play it a lot, you'll really learn the subtle nuances and depth there is here. If you're a casual player, like me, then it's entertaining enough, but you quickly forget the synergies between plays so it doesn't get as much love and attention as it might otherwise.
2013-02-16
English first edition
Year: 2011
N/A
6.838
Prev. Owned
New in shrink
2013-10-05
First edition
Year: 2004
N/A
5.580
Prev. Owned
3
Feb 2013
N/A
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Not a bad game, fun for those into Iron Chef and would also be good with kids. It could have been much better though.
2006-11-07*
English first edition 2011
Year: 2011
N/A
6.016
Prev. Owned
5
Nov 2008*
5.391
Prev. Owned
Needs to be played with the Cheapass updates
2006-11-07*
Java (2000)
5
Feb 2013
6.740
Prev. Owned
Comparisons have been made between Java and Tikal and arguments abound as to which is better, but my summation is this - they're different enough to warrant playing on their own, and similar enough that if you know how to play one, you can play the other. Java is slightly more complex in strategy.
2006-11-07*
C3i Magazine edition
Year: 2009
N/A
5.803
Prev. Owned
From C3i #23
2010-01-09
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.630
Prev. Owned
GMT edition
Year: 2009
5
Aug 2011
5.836
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
This game is really best as either 2-player or really works well as a solo game. With 3-4, play something like Pacific Typhoon instead.
2010-01-20
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.646
Prev. Owned
Cheapass envelope edition
Year: 1996
6
Jun 2009*
6.030
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
This is for the Cheapass Games edition
2009-02-07*
5
Feb 2013
5.967
Prev. Owned
If you're playing with 3 or more, play Elfenland. If you're only playing with 2 people, play this.
2008-01-01*
6
May 2009*
6.061
Prev. Owned
An interesting idea but if you want a chess like experience which has some luck, play Manoeuvre.
2010-07-16
Komme Gleich (1996)
4
Feb 2013
N/A
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
German edition with German rules. There is a nice translation posted here in the files section.

The tip cards are silly - you're better off using the tip chips that are provided with the game (and oddly not mentioned anywhere in the rules, nor the component list on the box).

Is this a great game? No. But it's perfectly fine as a filler for 3-4 players, or as something you can play several rounds of over a beer in the pub. It's a small game so easy to cart around too.
2006-10-05*
5
Feb 2013
6.555
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
This game is really clever, but ultimately every three player game of this I've played has essentially ended in a kingmaker scenario. It's a very fun two player game.

Ultimately its big downfall is that there are too many conditions at the end.
2010-02-06
Kutuzov (2008)
N/A
5.768
Prev. Owned
English first edition
Year: 2010
5
Feb 2013
7.125
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Landlord! (1992)
5
Nov 2008*
5.714
Prev. Owned
A very clever game, with a wickedly clever theme, but suffers from a runaway leader problem.
2006-11-07*
English first edition
Year: 2011
6
Feb 2013
7.091
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
This game is the total anti-Agricola. No struggling for resources. No indeed, you are trying to spend, spend, SPEND!

This is the Brewster's Millions for the gaming crowd.
2011-11-20
First edition
Year: 2010
5
Feb 2013
6.100
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Plays: 9
"This game lets you fill the need to play a game with hexes and dice and movement points and what have you and I don't have to play any war games" - my wife.

The premise is hilarious, and the game play works, but there's just a lack of dynamism here. I may explore some variants at some point to resurrect this game from the dust collecting pile.
2013-02-16
Letter Head (2000)
3
Feb 2013
5.549
Prev. Owned
This is actually a huge deck of letters (well distributed quantities of them) with an associated book of games to play with them (from 1 to 8 people, varying by game). The games vary from fun to pointless, but it's worth buying if only to have a well distrubted letter deck for something else...
2008-06-18*
Multilingual first edition
Year: 2001
N/A
6.765
Prev. Owned
Liftoff! (1989)
N/A
5.738
Prev. Owned
Fantasy Flight Second Edition
Year: 2001
N/A
6.714
Prev. Owned
I bought this at a Boxing Day sale a few years ago - maybe 2005? I took the shrink off but haven't even looked at the rules and components.

But man was it cheap!
2006-10-05*
4
Feb 2013
5.257
Prev. Owned
Looks like someone took their abstract game design and decided to cash in on the LotR craze. Regardless, it seems the stratehy is to collect as many point value tokens as you can and never mind the
2006-11-07*
German first edition
Year: 1986
N/A
7.369
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
September 2009: After hearing so much about this game, I finally had a chance to play this in a 4-player session. We managed to get a full game done in about 3.5 hours, including the explanation by the one person who'd played it before.

It has many layers and nuances and is really quite a lot of fun. Would love to get another session in sooner rather than later.

BGG.Con 2009: Second play, 5 players. A 45 minutes explantion for the three newbies by damilli, and the game whipped by in only 3 hours.
2009-11-29
Machiavelli (1977)
6
Feb 2013
6.320
Prev. Owned
Diplomacy with the addition of money, assassinations, and mercenaries. Not as nicely balanced as Diplomacy is, but every bit as devious.
2006-10-05*
N/A
7.965
Prev. Owned
4
Nov 2008*
7.308
Prev. Owned
My rating is less a reflection of the game itself, which is fine, than for my dislike for the CCG genre as a whole.
2010-07-16
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
New in shrink!
2008-12-30*
GMT Edition
Year: 2006
N/A
5.625
Prev. Owned
English first edition
Year: 2012
5
Feb 2013
7.264
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
A great idea, but there's just something about the game that falls flat for me. I'll happily play if asked, but nobody else is asking me to play it either.
2013-02-16
5
Feb 2013
6.417
Prev. Owned
The nations expansion is great. I'm just giving it the same rating as I have for the base game.
2013-02-16
First edition
Year: 2005
N/A
5.963
Prev. Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
Mausoleum (2000)
4
Feb 2013
5.383
Prev. Owned
A clever little game, light on strategy, but has some replay value.
2006-10-05*
MechWar '77 (1975)
N/A
5.576
Prev. Owned
5
Feb 2013
6.271
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
The game is an interesting challenge in graph theory and the scoring is clever. However, the money is really annoying - it would have been better to use poker chips or bring a roll of pennies.
2006-11-07*
Medina (2001)
6
Feb 2013
6.730
Prev. Owned
A very fun game that has lots of little wooden bits. Appeals to my sense of thingyness.
2008-02-22*
Fifth edition in small box
Year: 1981
7
Oct 2006*
6.022
Prev. Owned
A great simple gladiatorial game system
2006-10-05*
Memoir '44 (2004)
5
Feb 2013
7.408
Prev. Owned
Plays: 22
I think the best part of this game is it's short enough that if one game doesn't go your way, well, set up the next scenario and have at it again!
2008-06-18*
N/A
7.306
Prev. Owned
6
Feb 2013
6.817
Prev. Owned
Much needed as there never seems to be enough terrain tiles for a scenario
2008-06-18*
English first edition
Year: 2005
N/A
6.043
Prev. Owned
Phalanx English edition
Year: 2005
5
Feb 2013
6.200
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
At first glance a relatively simple Euro, but soon you realize there's a lot of direct player confrontation possible, and better yet, scarcity of resources.
2010-12-06
5
Nov 2008*
5.435
Prev. Owned
A tough game to win, and oil is so very important (and the game unforgiving if you don't own any!)
2006-11-07*
Modern Art (1992)
3
Feb 2013
7.186
Prev. Owned
I know this game is extremely popular, but apparently this particular auction game isn't for me!
2003-08-14*
Monad (1969)
5
Mar 2010
5.781
Prev. Owned
Had this briefly and played it a few times back in the early 90's.
2010-07-16
Munchkin (2001)
3
Feb 2013
5.873
Prev. Owned
Plays: 8
Very fun game, especially if you're into RPG's. The cards are printed in duo-tone which makes it difficult to distinguish between treasure and dungeon cards (and that's only important when discarding [separate decks/discard piles] but it would have been nice to have a different colour on the card faces).

On the flip side, it just takes too damn long to play for the "fun value".
2008-01-01*
3
Feb 2013
6.280
Prev. Owned
A nice add-on to a game that takes too long to play.
2008-01-01*
3
Feb 2013
6.271
Prev. Owned
Another nice add-on to a game that takes too long to play.
2008-01-01*
Murdero (2007)
3
Feb 2013
5.500
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
My rating is based on only one play, but we really felt in our 2 player game that the doubling effect was rather unbalanced and made the game one-sided.

Also, and this may also be an artifact of only having two players, the discard pile is essentially useless since cards simply never get there.

I think my rating might go up if it gets to the table with 3-4 players; it's a game I want to like since it's a fresh take on a card game.
2009-12-20
Ravensburger English, German, French, Italian and Dutch Edition. 1999
Year: 1999
N/A
5.837
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.588
Prev. Owned
More like a game than Once Upon a Time.
2007-12-13*
Columbia Games third edition, first printing
Year: 1993
6
Jun 2013
6.559
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
An under appreciated classic.
2010-07-16
First Printing
Year: 2008
N/A
6.409
Prev. Owned
New York (2011)
N/A
5.860
Prev. Owned
Freebie from BGG.Con 2012
2012-11-19
Queen English edition 2011
Year: 2011
N/A
5.896
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.741
Prev. Owned
Rio Grande Games English Edition
Year: 2007
4
Feb 2013
7.266
Prev. Owned
Plays: 8
This game is ok, but it's too much like other games in my collection - I know that's one of those paradoxical "if I'd played Notre Dame first" kind of comments, but there you have it.

I like that it scales well as the number of players changes.
2011-01-30
4
Feb 2013
6.068
Prev. Owned
Good to add to Nuclear War, but so-so on its own. The new cards are a blast though (lame pun fully intended)
2006-10-05*
4
Feb 2013
5.979
Prev. Owned
The countries are amusing, but we never use them. We just like the extra cards.
2006-11-11*
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
5
Sep 2008*
5.672
Prev. Owned
If you're a miniatures wargamer, in the classic sense of using rulers to measure distance etc, and you love Ogre, then this is for you.

If you love Ogre, but aren't a miniatures gamer, this probably won't convert you.
2008-09-18*
7
Oct 2012
5.665
Prev. Owned
German edition
Year: 2009
6
Feb 2013
6.108
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
I first played this at BGG.Con 2009, with an initial rating of 7.

It's a nicely crafted game, and while it owes an homage to Puerto Rico in a lot of its design elements, in execution it's quite different (as one might expect).

Money is tight in the early game and looser in the latter half of the game, but VP are always the key. Eyes on the prize...
2013-08-10
Orb Quest (1982)
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
5
Aug 2011
5.683
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
This is a very fun game. It takes longer than it should to get to the endgame, but at least you're engaged right to the end unlike Munchkin.
2008-07-05*
Adlung-Spiele edition
Year: 2007
N/A
6.373
Prev. Owned
English second edition 2008
Year: 2008
3
Apr 2013
7.585
Prev. Owned
Plays: 18
I will only play this with the On The Brink expansion.
2010-07-16
English first edition
Year: 2009
5
Apr 2013
7.914
Prev. Owned
This is the only way to play Pandemic.
2009-12-31
PanzerBlitz (1970)
5
Feb 2013
6.066
Prev. Owned
One of the games that turned me into a grognard back in the day.
2010-07-16
N/A
7.573
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.987
Prev. Owned
Pax Baltica (2009)
N/A
5.853
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Penguin (2007)
2
Nov 2008*
5.181
Prev. Owned
Awful awful awful. Not only is the concept behind the game weak, the components are truly lousy.
2008-06-18*
Perikles (2006)
N/A
6.554
Prev. Owned
Mayfair/Kosmos English edition
Year: 2007
6
Feb 2013
7.197
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
I like this better without the expansion, but it's a good game. May induce AP.
2010-01-04
Plunder (2004)
N/A
5.811
Prev. Owned
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
First Edition
Year: 2009
4
Feb 2013
6.086
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
It's not exactly great, but it's not horrible either.
2010-11-14
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
Q-Turn (1999)
4
Dec 2006*
5.407
Prev. Owned
Strikes me as a nice gateway game for kids since it's different, but pretty easy for the adult set.
2006-12-16*
Quarto! (1991)
5
Feb 2013
6.527
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
The "connect 4" mechanism is not new by any stretch, but selecting the piece your opponent must play is the icing that makes this game a good one.
2004-08-30*
Avalon Hill first edition
Year: 1987
N/A
6.172
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Ram Speed (1980)
N/A
5.550
Prev. Owned
4
Jun 2008*
N/A
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
Rating based on game play. Playing with the contraption is a '7'. See my review.
2008-06-30*
N/A
6.366
Prev. Owned
Red November (2008)
3
Feb 2013
6.270
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Another coop on the generic heap.
2011-04-20
N/A
6.490
Prev. Owned
English first edition
Year: 2009
8
Nov 2009*
6.478
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
I "accidentally" got this - I completely forgot I'd preordered this. I for one, am glad that happened - this is a great game. My initial 8 will probably go up.
2009-11-15
N/A
6.296
Prev. Owned
Risk (1959)
4
Nov 2008*
5.475
Prev. Owned
Ever since the computer version of this let me play a complete game in under 15 minutes, I've never wanted to play "for real".
2003-07-31*
N/A
5.585
Prev. Owned
$2.99 Value Village
2011-07-04
Rivets (1977)
5
Nov 2008*
5.653
Prev. Owned
A very clever concept.
2003-08-05*
N/A
5.907
Prev. Owned
GMT boxed version
Year: 2001
N/A
5.803
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.502
Prev. Owned
Saga (1980)
N/A
5.516
Prev. Owned
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2004
4
Feb 2013
7.229
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I wanted to love this game, but it just doesn't stand up to close scrutiny.
2011-08-27
Samurai (1979)
N/A
5.768
Prev. Owned
5
Feb 2013
6.214
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
The two player version leaves much to be desired, but it's a great little game otherwise.
2009-10-19
3
Nov 2008*
5.707
Prev. Owned
Yuck.
2006-11-07*
4
Feb 2013
5.381
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Should be called, in the spirit of "Eat Poop You Cat!", "Stop and smell this black thing."

Alcohol seriously recommended with this one.
2010-03-27
Scriptorium (2007)
English first edition
Year: 2007
8
Mar 2008*
7.042
Prev. Owned
Plays: 16
This game is just a lot of fun with two players. The game balance was obviously very seriously and well thought out, and there's enough unknown and unknowable in any given game that you have to take chances to win. A solid game, and definitely happy to have it in my collection.

Sadly, my gaming group isn't big on it.
2011-08-27
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
English First Edition
Year: 2011
6
Feb 2013
7.256
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
2011-11-24
Semper Fi! (1997)
N/A
5.614
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.556
Prev. Owned
Sleuth Publications boxed edition
Year: 1982
N/A
7.453
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Shipwrecked (2000)
4
Nov 2008*
5.585
Prev. Owned
Not a bad game, but not a great one either.
2006-11-07*
6
Feb 2013
N/A
Prev. Owned
A very fine wargame.
2009-10-27
Slide 5 (2007)
N/A
6.103
Prev. Owned
Slush Fund (2008)
N/A
5.538
Prev. Owned
First Edition
Year: 1987
N/A
5.637
Prev. Owned
C3i magazine edition
Year: 2014
N/A
5.997
Owned
Prev. Owned
GMT First edition
Year: 2011
7
Oct 2011
6.943
Prev. Owned
2011-11-24
N/A
6.245
Prev. Owned
Space Sheep! (2013)
N/A
5.523
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
5
Feb 2013
5.792
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
A fun 2 player wargame filler.
2011-08-27
Spin & Trap (2006)
N/A
5.484
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.529
Prev. Owned
6
Nov 2008*
5.633
Prev. Owned
A game that's just begging for expansions, tweaks, more chrome, etc. Nevertheless, a decent strategy game. The movement rules are too complex for their own good.
2006-12-29*
SPI Plastic bag edition
Year: 1979
N/A
5.508
Prev. Owned
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
6
Nov 2008*
5.827
Prev. Owned
A great game, but there's a fair amount of bookkeeping. A spreadsheet aid would help. Oddly enough, my playing experience has been that the further along the game goes, the faster it gets (as the bookkeeping and decisions get easier).
2006-11-07*
N/A
5.538
Prev. Owned
Stomp! (1978)
N/A
5.503
Prev. Owned
7
Nov 2008*
5.829
Prev. Owned
Unless you keep your team cards up to date, *and* you know your NHL teams/players, then this is a very hard game to play *well*.

However, as a board game simulation of a hockey game, it's excellent. You really feel like you're at an NHL game.
2006-11-07*
GMT first edition
Year: 2011
N/A
5.630
Prev. Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.388
Prev. Owned
Rio Grande 2006 edition
Year: 2006
6
Feb 2013
7.170
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I simply love the auction mechanism in this one, and I'm generally no fan of auction games.

It's all about getting what you can for as little as possible as long as it scores you points more efficiently than everyone else.
2010-07-16
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