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4
Feb 2013
7.352
Plays: 1
Although this game shares a designer with Twilight Struggle and shares a few mechanisms, they are not really comparable games.

2011-08-27
4
Aug 2012
5.559
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*
5.680
Prev. Owned
Interesting conceptually, but not as compelling as the WWI series.
2004-07-18*
4
Nov 2008*
5.544
Prev. Owned
This one, unlike Invasion, is better balanced, but odds are still better for the humans.
2003-08-05*
Alchemist (2007)
4
Feb 2013
6.000
Plays: 1
A friend of mine figured out a corner case strategy that completely dominated the game, so my interest in trying this one again is low.
2010-07-16
Alhambra (2003)
4
Feb 2013
6.970
Prev. Owned
This game just doesn't work for me.
2011-08-27
Amun-Re (2003)
4
Feb 2013
7.210
Plays: 1
This game was a disappointment for me. Notwithstanding the one brilliant session report.
2010-07-16
4
Nov 2008*
5.476
Prev. Owned
Entertaining kids game.
2003-07-31*
Attika (2003)
4
Feb 2013
6.862
Plays: 1
I really enjoyed my one play of this game, but... I lost to what was essentially a kingmaking decision - i.e. the player before me could have blocked me or the player after me, and chose me, giving the other player the win. Ironically, it was unlikely I could have won anyways since I didn't have enough resource cards to place the final connecting tile, but that was enough of a taste to make me rate it as I did.
2008-01-22*
Backgammon (-3000)
4
Apr 2009*
6.385
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*
Balderdash (1984)
4
Feb 2013
6.179
I never win this game (not creative enough with my daffynitions), but I still really enjoy it.
2002-01-02*
Bandu (1991)
Milton Bradley English edition
Year: 1991
4
Feb 2013
6.630
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
6.525
Prev. Owned
Plays: 8
Fun with the right number of players - 5 is probably optimal.
2010-07-16
4
Nov 2008*
5.117
Prev. Owned
The more the merrier. Don't bother with fewer than 5 people.
2006-11-07*
4
Feb 2013
6.455
Plays: 2
Ironically, this game falls flat on its theme, but the deck building element makes it interesting. I think that once people have played it 20-30 times they'll be done with it.
2010-07-16
4
Feb 2013
5.672
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
Catan (1995)
4
Aug 2004*
7.232
Plays: 1
After many years of hearing about this game, I finally played it on the 23rd of August 2004.

I can see why it made the impact it did at the time. This game is nice light entertainment.
2004-08-24*
Checkers (1150)
4
Nov 2008*
4.891
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*
4
Feb 2013
7.052
Plays: 1
I can see the appeal of this game, but it's not my cup of tea. I like the track laying aspect, but the auction portion leaves me completely cold.
2009-09-07
4
Feb 2013
6.320
Plays: 4
The 8 being my daughter's rating. I suck terribly at memory games. :-)
2007-06-22*
Fantasy Flight English Small Box edition with Dark City expansion 2006
Year: 2006
4
Feb 2012
7.121
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 28
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
4
Feb 2013
6.810
"owned" in the sense that it came included with my printing of Citadels.

The special power buildings remind me a lot of the buildings in San Juan, and the alternate roles are ok for a change of pace.
2008-01-10*
Clue (1949)
4
Feb 2013
5.553
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
Haven't played this since I was a kid.
2002-07-04*
Connect Four (1974)
4
Nov 2012
4.879
Plays: 2
4
Mar 2009*
6.674
Prev. Owned
This game just doesn't "do it" for me.
2006-10-02*
4
Dec 2008*
5.680
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
5.653
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*
4
Dec 2011
5.686
My then three year old loved this. My wife and I didn't go insane playing it over and over. Therefore it's a great kids game. :-)
2013-02-16
4
Nov 2012
4.965
Plays: 6
Crossword (1978)
4
Feb 2013
N/A
Not a bad game - Scrabble it's not, but the timer and having to make the best of your letters is tense. It's too bad there's no special rule for the Q, because if you roll it without a U or a wildcard, you're in a lot of trouble.

My only beef is there's no set finish to the game (players determine what the end conditions are), so I don't know if the example of "play to 200" is really the sweet spot to make this game shine.

Of course, there's no reason to play this if you have Bananagrams.
2010-01-27
4
Feb 2013
6.625
Plays: 6
It is way way way WAY better than Dominion.
2013-02-23
Dragon's Gold (2001)
4
Nov 2008*
6.242
Prev. Owned
The more the merrier for this one. Never seems to hit the table though...
2006-11-07*
Easy Money (1935)
4
Sep 2008*
5.360
Prev. Owned
Monopoly clone by Milton Bradley.
2003-07-31*
Family Fluxx (2005)
4
Feb 2013
5.640
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Unlike the original Fluxx, this one isn't painful.
2010-06-06
4
Feb 2013
6.532
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*
Frog Juice (1995)
4
Jul 2013
5.526
Plays: 3
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*
4
Feb 2013
5.887
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*
4
Nov 2012
4.445
Plays: 22
Gobblet (2000)
4
Feb 2013
6.131
Plays: 4
It's a memory game - if you like them, you'll like this.
2006-11-11*
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
Hacker (1992)
4
Feb 2013
5.619
Prev. Owned
A very poor cousin to Illuminatti.
2010-07-16
4
Feb 2013
6.759
Plays: 10
A very fun game - its biggest appeal, aside from the fact it has penguins, is that a game will take about 15 minutes to play. This makes it great not only as a filler between games or to wrap up the evening, but also for when you don't have a lot of time to put something on the table.

A great little game aside from the set up.
2013-02-16
Hisss (2001)
4
Feb 2013
5.550
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*
Ido (1998)
4
Feb 2013
5.572
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*
Metagaming Microgame 12 First Edition
Year: 1979
4
Nov 2008*
5.594
Owned
Fun concept, but the humans almost always win.
2003-08-05*
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*
Lava Dragon (2009)
4
Feb 2013
5.429
I think the die with the lego tags for your colour, whereby you change the die as the game goes along, is a really cool mechanism.
2010-12-12
4
Feb 2013
5.251
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*
4
Nov 2008*
7.307
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
Mamma Mia! (1999)
4
Feb 2013
6.352
Owned
Plays: 18
A solid filler, lots of fun with kids, and cheesy (pun intended) Italian accents essential. :-)
2006-10-05*
Mausoleum (2000)
4
Feb 2013
5.380
Prev. Owned
A clever little game, light on strategy, but has some replay value.
2006-10-05*
4
Feb 2013
6.699
Plays: 2
I had hoped this game would be better than Citadels, but alas I felt it wasn't.

Witches Brew on the other hand is better than both.
2010-07-16
4
Apr 2014
5.936
Plays: 1
It's not any better than the others.
2014-04-09
Drei Magier Spiele German first edition 2005
Year: 2005
4
Feb 2013
6.202
Plays: 5
Best played in twilight when you can still see the board, but the glow in the dark aspect comes through.

Only ok in daylight.
2010-07-16
Rio Grande Games English Edition
Year: 2007
4
Feb 2013
7.271
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
6.077
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
5.985
Owned
The countries are amusing, but we never use them. We just like the extra cards.
2006-11-11*
Old Maid (1874)
4
Jul 2009*
4.409
Plays: 21
Schwarzer Peter edition from ASS.
2010-07-16
First edition
Year: 1978
4
Jan 2008*
5.576
Owned
So so effort from the sadly defunct MetaGaming
2008-01-16*
Abacus edition
Year: 2003
4
Feb 2013
5.939
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*
Pig Pile (2001)
4
Feb 2013
5.553
This was a Christmas present my wife and I made to kids of good friends. The kids love it (7 and 10) and play it constantly. Comment about the cards - they de-laminate after a while. Not that the kids notice or care, but I do...
2003-08-05*
4
Jun 2013
5.586
Plays: 1
For a trick taking game that's supposed to be quick and simple, the rules could sure be a lot more clear and concise.

It's only ok, but it's not dreadful.
2013-06-21
First Edition
Year: 2009
4
Feb 2013
6.099
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
It's not exactly great, but it's not horrible either.
2010-11-14
Q-Turn (1999)
4
Dec 2006*
5.406
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*
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*
Rattus (2010)
4
Feb 2013
6.678
Plays: 1
4
Feb 2013
5.599
Plays: 1
Risk (1959)
4
Nov 2008*
5.476
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*
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2004
4
Feb 2013
7.232
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I wanted to love this game, but it just doesn't stand up to close scrutiny.
2011-08-27
4
Feb 2013
5.377
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
Shipwrecked (2000)
4
Nov 2008*
5.583
Prev. Owned
Not a bad game, but not a great one either.
2006-11-07*
4
Jul 2010
N/A
I only have one ring for this one.
2009-08-10
Small World (2009)
4
Feb 2013
7.356
Plays: 1
I can't say this game inspires me in any way.
2011-08-27
Snow Tails (2008)
4
Feb 2013
6.773
Plays: 1
Cute little race game. I could see this as a chariot racing game with a couple of extra dent rules...
2009-08-17
Squatter (1962)
4
Jan 2008*
5.490
Owned
For Trade
This game lacks any player interaction - there is no negotiation or trading, it's strictly a roll and move system, and anything that happens to you is a result of the game (through spaces on the board or cards) doing it to you. The other element is that selling wool is always profitable, so really you want to min/max your sheep buying/wool selling anytime you have the chance. Nevertheless, it's a great souvenir from Australia.
2008-01-01*
Rio Grande English second edition
Year: 2000
4
Feb 2013
5.918
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
Luck dependent, but a lot of fun. Besides, it's fast!
2008-01-10*
TAMSK (1998)
4
Feb 2013
6.307
Prev. Owned
Playing without the timers leads inevitably to a draw with evenly matched players.
2003-06-27*
Days of Wonder First International Edition
Year: 2008
4
Feb 2013
6.081
Owned
Plays: 4
It's been compared to Mamma Mia! but this is not a memory game - it's a game of probabilities. Just get cards into your face down stack and worry about the tickets later.
2008-06-29*
Tintin (1987)
4
Sep 2008*
5.439
Prev. Owned
Somewhat like Clue in terms of what you're trying to accomplish, but with less player interaction i.e. in Clue you ask your fellow players for information, whereas here you're just uncovering it yourself.
2003-07-31*
uPSet (2007)
4
May 2013
N/A
Plays: 1
ZÈRTZ (1999)
4
Sep 2008*
6.968
Prev. Owned
Plays: 110
I loved this game until I started playing a lot - the game boils down to managing how to give away enough marbles to get the win. Two evenly matched players will have a lot of fun, but if you play with someone better, it becomes an exercise in jumping through their setup for the win.
2006-11-07*
Zombie Dice (2010)
4
Feb 2013
6.184
Plays: 2
Completely silly and completely fun. Not something I want to play on any kind of regular basis, but definitely into this as a nice quick filler.
2010-07-31
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