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7
Nov 2008*
7.338
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*
Nova second slipcase edition
Year: 1980
7
Apr 2009*
6.314
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*
6.093
Owned
This and Handy Rotary are the best in the series.
2006-10-05*
7
Apr 2009*
6.475
Plays: 4
I really like the mechanism in this game - seems they've taken the best of Carcassonne classic with the more elegant "farm" scoring from Hunters & Gatherers.
2003-12-30*
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2004
7
Aug 2010
6.335
Owned
Plays: 8
Simple fast fun racing game.

My copy has home made laminated cards in French.
2012-05-29
First Edition
Year: 2010
7
Dec 2012
5.856
Owned
Plays: 1
First edition
Year: 1997
7
Feb 2010
5.888
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*
English edition 2006
Year: 2006
7
Feb 2013
6.216
Owned
Plays: 89
This game is hilariously fun, even with only two players.
2008-12-25*
English first edition
Year: 2000
7
Sep 2008*
7.290
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
A lot more than meets the eye!
2009-10-11
Brass (2007)
7
Sep 2012
7.859
Plays: 1
I love the concept of the shared infrastructure that everyone builds together, yet all being in it for oneself. I also really like that interest payments etc are baked into the loan rules as the system here is really streamlined.

Hard to rate it after only one play. It's a great game, no doubt, but do I rate it an 8 or a 7?
2011-06-22
7
Jul 2008*
6.048
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
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2002
7
Aug 2011
7.009
Owned
Plays: 20
I've decided I like this better than original Carcassonne.
2006-11-11*
7
Nov 2008*
7.422
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*
7
Nov 2012
7.938
Owned
Plays: 12
7
Feb 2013
5.881
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
Chess (1475)
7
Feb 2013
6.949
Owned
Plays: 302
I rarely play live anymore, but I do play a lot of tournaments at www.playchess.de
2006-10-05*
English first edition
Year: 2000
7
Apr 2009*
6.906
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*
Crokinole (1867)
7
Dec 2010
7.590
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
English first edition
Year: 2012
7
Feb 2013
5.720
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
2013-08-10
7
Jan 2010*
6.324
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Plays: 1
Brilliantly tense, but I just cant do the monster game with more counters than I can count.
2010-07-16
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
5.665
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
Die Siedler von Catan: Junior (German first edition) (aka Die Siedler von Catan: Junior) (2007)
German first edition
Year: 2007
7
Jun 2009*
5.723
Plays: 21
Yes, it's technically a kids game, but I think it's a lot of fun to play.
2009-06-22
Waddington Sanders Canadian edition
Year: 1986
7
Dec 2006*
6.903
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
6.942
Owned
Plays: 12
Preliminary rating. Highly enthused by the initial two 3-player games I've had...
2012-05-18
English first edition
Year: 2012
7
Jul 2012
5.880
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
Filosofia English Edition
Year: 2009
7
Apr 2014
6.884
Owned
Plays: 4
I'm not big on auction games, but this game has a lot of fun in it.
2006-12-30*
English edition 2005
Year: 2005
7
Oct 2013
5.956
Owned
Plays: 1
A lovely old classic. A deal from Value Village
2013-10-05
Elder Sign (2011)
7
Oct 2012
6.884
Plays: 1
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*
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*
5.649
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*
First edition
Year: 2011
7
Oct 2013
6.517
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
Five Crowns (1996)
7
Oct 2011
5.669
Plays: 1
A nice casual after dinner game.
2011-10-10
English first edition
Year: 2012
7
Nov 2012
6.750
Owned
Plays: 7
Fleet is a very refreshing light game.
2013-04-08
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
G.E.V. (1978)
7
Oct 2012
6.212
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*
Rio Grande English First Edition
Year: 2010
7
Nov 2010
7.158
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
El Grande (1995)
7
May 2014
7.724
Plays: 4
I wonder how well this game would stand up if it were released today instead of 15 years ago.
2010-07-16
SPI First Edition
Year: 1979
7
Sep 2009*
5.638
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
5.638
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
7
Jan 2013
6.735
Plays: 1
Awesome game but not one I'd get good value from at $120.

8 rating is provisional, might go down, but my gut says it won't go up.
2012-11-19
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*
7
Dec 2013
6.294
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
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
7
Jun 2011
7.202
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
Hamsterrolle (2000)
7
Apr 2009*
6.438
Plays: 5
A wild and woolly dexterity game. Not for the faint of heart. Needs ample table space to roll.
2010-07-16
7
Dec 2012
5.097
Plays: 4
Rating based on this game as a family/children's game.
2012-12-24
7
Dec 2012
5.590
Plays: 1
An ok game if you're a fan of the Harry Potter franchise.
2013-02-16
Queen German version
Year: 2007
7
Feb 2013
7.040
Owned
Plays: 10
I love the asynchronicity in the game. The time track mechanism is a very fine innovation.
2009-05-17
Rio Grande English edition
Year: 2009
7
Dec 2009*
6.369
Plays: 18
Not too complicated, but there's enough substance to keep it interesting.
2009-12-28
Titanic Games edition 2006
Year: 2006
7
Nov 2008*
6.030
Owned
Plays: 7
This is for the Titanic Games edition
2008-01-01*
Avalon Hill small box version
Year: 1982
7
Nov 2009*
5.728
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
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
English edition 2014
Year: 2014
7
Nov 2012
7.351
Owned
Plays: 9
Short, sweet, fun.
2013-02-16
Special Edition Color
Year: 2003
7
Nov 2008*
5.792
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*
7
Jul 2012
7.709
Plays: 7
This is a WYSIWYG simple Euro worker placement game with an appealing RPG theme, and it's fun.
2012-07-09
MedFront (1994)
7
Nov 2008*
5.594
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
Fifth edition in small box
Year: 1981
7
Oct 2006*
6.026
Prev. Owned
A great simple gladiatorial game system
2006-10-05*
First Edition (boxed)
Year: 2012
7
Feb 2013
5.604
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
Columbia Games fourth edition
Year: 2013
7
Jun 2013
6.561
Owned
Plays: 4
Gamma Two Games first edition
Year: 1974
7
Oct 2013
6.561
Owned
Plays: 4
The Ogre Book (1982)
7
Aug 2011
5.704
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
7
Oct 2012
5.667
Prev. Owned
Steve Jackson Games edition
Year: 2013
7
Jun 2012
6.556
Owned
Plays: 9
This is a behemoth.

This copy is the KS edition.
2013-12-22
7
Oct 2006*
6.145
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*
6.376
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*
English first edition
Year: 2008
7
Jan 2010*
6.076
Owned
Plays: 25
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
Pit (1903)
7
Jul 2002*
6.295
Owned
Plays: 32
2! 2! 2!!! Corner on wheat! (Don't keep score, it's more fun that way)
2002-07-04*
Poker (1810)
7
Aug 2009*
6.546
I love nickel-ante poker.
2001-10-04*
English first edition 2002
Year: 2002
7
Sep 2011
8.051
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*
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*
7
Mar 2010
7.128
Plays: 2
This game shines with 5.
2010-03-12
Ares magazine edition
Year: 1981
7
Jan 2009*
5.627
Owned
Plays: 1
A very fun game, especially if you like Harry Harrison's works.
2006-10-05*
7
Feb 2013
6.681
Plays: 1
This game makes me even more hostile to the soulless Endeavor, because this game has soul.

The double ended action mechanic makes planning ahead essential, and the clash of priorities clamouring for ones attention means you'll always be juggling which of your vital few actions you have left need to be played next.
2011-06-17
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
Strategy & Tactics edition
Year: 1978
7
Oct 2006*
5.529
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*
FX Schmid edition with German suits
7
Nov 2008*
6.275
Owned
A rare card game that's meant for three players.
2008-05-18*
GMT First edition
Year: 2011
7
Oct 2011
6.946
Prev. Owned
2011-11-24
English edition 2010
Year: 2010
7
Dec 2010
6.611
Plays: 42
A tense fast filler.
2011-11-24
Avalon Hill edition
Year: 1976
7
Jan 2012
6.007
Owned
For Trade
I think this game is actually better than the 7 rating I've given it, but I haven't played it in over 25 years.
2012-01-23
7
Nov 2008*
5.827
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*
First Edition
Year: 2003
7
Jul 2010
5.947
Owned
Second in the brilliant Musket & Pike Battle Series. This one focuses on Sweden vs. everyone else.
2010-07-16
Taluva (2006)
7
May 2013
6.970
Plays: 6
First edition
Year: 2002
7
Nov 2009*
5.997
Owned
Plays: 1
I would love to complete my musket and pike collection.

Played the first scenario in this one. It helped get me into the musket & pike mindset.
2010-01-06
English second edition 2004 with SdJ
Year: 2004
7
Feb 2013
7.420
Owned
Plays: 49
This game is very tense and exciting, and the more players there are, the harder it is to keep a balance between building the links you need versus accumulating the cards you want.

I've only ever played with the 1910 cards.
2007-07-02*
Days of Wonder first multilingual edition
Year: 2011
7
Jan 2012
7.296
Owned
Plays: 1
Multilingual edition 2009
Year: 2009
7
Sep 2010
7.129
Owned
The warehouse expansion is fun and interesting - worked really well for TTR:Europe. Looking forward to trying it with others in the series.
2010-09-23
Limited edition tin box
Year: 2006
7
Jan 2011
7.756
Owned
I like the bigger cards - that alone makes it worth owning this expansion.

For me, this is an example of an "expansion" being better than the base game.
2008-03-21*
Tier auf Tier (2005)
EN/FR/DE/NL edition 2005
Year: 2005
7
Jul 2009*
6.632
Plays: 19
Brilliant little dexterity game, fun for kids, and a good filler for adults.
2010-07-16
7
Sep 2009*
5.960
Kinda silly to say I "own" this game, but I have lots of decks of ordinary playing cards in the house.
2008-12-04*
Trans America (2008)
Immortal Eyes Games Edition
Year: 2008
7
Aug 2012
6.523
Owned
Plays: 35
An enthusiastic 7 if played with a group that plays quickly and doesn't get too hung up on things!
2012-08-17
First edition
Year: 2005
7
May 2010
6.078
Owned
Plays: 3
Third in the brilliant Musket & Pike Battle Series. This one focuses on France vs. everyone else.
2010-07-16
First edition
Year: 1992
7
Aug 2009*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 4
This is a roll and move game, but despite that it's quite enjoyable and plays quickly.

The basic game just needs you to get to 80 points, the advanced adds a trading market element and the need to drink a "victory wine" that is of exceptionally good quality.
2009-08-30
7
Sep 2012
5.583
Plays: 2
A lovely tense game of cat and mouse as your umpire lets you throw your troops to the wolves. Brilliantly tense and a lot of fun.
2012-09-16
7
Apr 2013
7.333
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Plays: 3
Having finally played the game (as opposed to having only seen it), I get the hoopla. Very very nice components, and a great game underneath the shiny too!
2013-04-13
SPI Edition
Year: 1977
7
Oct 2011
N/A
Owned
Reasonably hard to find in print, although it's posted online somewhere.

A little bit dated in its ideas, but has solid information about the entire design process from idea to print run.
2010-12-26
WestFront (1992)
7
Nov 2008*
5.753
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Good on its own, but better when combined with EastFront. If you do combine, get a 3rd player for the Russians, and possibly a 4th for the east front Germans.
2006-10-02*
First edition
Year: 2006
7
Aug 2008*
5.877
Owned
I have it. It looks really nice. I think it's fair to say that it won't hit the table unless I manage to get a EuroFront II game going.
2006-10-25*
Wiz-War (1983)
7
Nov 2010
6.423
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Plays: 1
On my list of games I wouldn't mind getting some day. Might be worth getting one of the ArtsCow editions.
2011-08-27
Wizard (1978)
7
Oct 2006*
5.952
Prev. Owned
A complement to Melee. Adds wizards and spells.
2006-10-05*
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