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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
Agricola (2007)
7
Dec 2011
8.043
Owned
Played twice.
2009-08-23
Amun-Re (2003)
7
May 2008*
7.204
Owned
Plays: 4
Great bidding game.
2008-05-26*
Anachronism (2005)
5
Aug 2005*
5.649
First couple of times I felt this was waaaaaay too simple of a game. I still don't think it's great, but I can be convinced to play it occasionally.

Edit: I was right the first time.
2005-08-30*
Axis & Allies (1981)
3
Mar 2010
6.342
Owned
This is really a 2-player game. Having more than that is just silly since one person ends up being the dominant decision maker for Axis and one for Allies.
2005-08-30*
3
Mar 2010
6.196
Owned
I found this to be far too swingy. Prefer the original.
2005-08-30*
BANG! (2002)
5
May 2008*
6.516
Owned
It was a mistake playing this with family. They liked it and now I can't get them to play a good game.
2008-05-26*
Battleship (1931)
3
Nov 2006*
4.585
Use pegs to track your opponent's shots and its easy to cheat.
2006-11-09*
Blokus 3D (2003)
5.5
Oct 2009*
6.613
Plays: 2
Possible to get locked out after first move if other players conspire against you.

Pieces are not crafted exactly enough. This means larger constructions fall apart too easily towards the end of the game.
2009-10-25
8
Aug 2005*
6.044
My only problem with this is it cannot be played without two chess clocks, which for some reason known only to god are still expensive.
2005-08-30*
Candy Land (1949)
1
Aug 2005*
3.656
Shuffle the deck. Congrats! The game is over.
2005-08-30*
Catan (1995)
5
May 2010
7.218
Owned
Good with 4 players. Otherwise tends to stagnate.
2008-05-26*
Caylus (2005)
6
Jul 2013
7.783
One play. Just abused victory point favor track.
2006-07-15*
Chess (1475)
10
Aug 2005*
6.947
Owned
This is the gold standard and will still be played a thousand years from now.
2005-08-30*
Coloretto (2003)
7
Aug 2013
6.887
Owned
Plays: 4
Great filler game.
2008-08-17*
Diplomacy (1959)
7.5
Aug 2005*
6.901
Owned
I would rate this higher but it takes too long to actually finish a game.
2005-08-30*
Dixit (2008)
6
Apr 2012
7.325
Owned
Plays: 1
Excellent party game
2012-04-11
Dominion (2008)
6
Jul 2013
7.693
Plays: 4
Played twice, once with a prescribed setup (Interactive) and once with a random setup. Get lots of points for unique drafting/deck building mechanic. The only thing stopping it from going higher is that I can see how some random setups will be completely non-interactive and boring. Would definitely play at least a few more times, though.
2009-08-23
Evo (2001)
6.5
Feb 2012
6.699
Plays: 1
I came away with a positive impression of Evo. The climate system was tense and strategic. It almost falls prey (pun intended) to Small World bash-the-leader syndrome, but has a couple of tricks to soften that. First, you can never attack someone who is down to only two dinosaurs. Second, the defender of an attack has a built-in advantage. Despite the less-fun theme, I would easily recommend this game to Small World fans.
2012-02-26
4.9
May 2008*
5.969
Very fun as a kid. Would be willing to play again for nostalgia's sake.
2008-05-26*
2
Aug 2005*
4.141
I'd rather die than play The Game of Life.
2005-08-30*
Genoa (2001)
7.5
May 2010
6.994
Plays: 1
I've played twice so far and nothing would stop me from playing more. I love the constant bartering between players, even if my negative standing in my group makes it more difficult for me to acquire the actions I want.
2009-08-23
N/A
6.481
Easy-to-learn game with a drafting strategy at its heart.
2013-07-18
7.5
May 2008*
5.857
Owned
Plays: 6
I have played this game literally over a hundred times. I will never tire of it.
2008-05-26*
Imperial (2006)
8
May 2010
7.438
Owned
This will soon be my favorite game.
2008-05-26*
Jungle Speed (1997)
6
Aug 2005*
6.490
Good fun when you're drunk.
2005-08-30*
6
Aug 2006*
7.308
Used to love this. Done with CCGs now.
2006-08-27*
5
Mar 2010
6.239
I used to own a copy as a kid. Great fun playing through the campaign. Wish I could find a new copy.
2005-08-30*
Mykerinos (2006)
6
Jul 2006*
6.678
Victory point track around outside is too small.

Seemed kind of random.
2006-07-15*
Pandemic (2007)
6
Dec 2011
7.585
Owned
One play.
2011-12-04
Power Grid (2004)
9
May 2008*
7.922
Owned
Plays: 1
Amazing. I am an amateur game designer and have studied a lot of economics and my friend commented that this must be the one game I wish I'd designed. He's right.
2008-05-26*
6
Feb 2010
6.757
Plays: 1
This game has one huge problem: the end game. The game doesn't reward having the best factory, only having the most money, as if the world is ending and the factory explodes on the last turn.

The gameplay problem is that this makes the last turn extremely boring, as players are pretty heavily incentivized to do little or nothing at all and just sit on cash.
2010-02-12
6
Mar 2010
6.180
Owned
Good set collection game.
2008-05-26*
Quiddler (1998)
6
Aug 2009*
5.858
Plays: 3
Fun enough, not a huge fan.
2009-08-23
5
Jul 2013
7.726
Much better than San Juan.
2008-08-17*
7
Sep 2008*
6.796
Owned
Best not to mix new and experienced players with this game.
2007-03-04*
RoboRally (1994)
4
Aug 2008*
7.105
Owned
Bought it at GenCon 2005. One play so far. Dissapointed in limited interaction and almost no option cards in first game. However, love the base mechanic and rating may change with future plays.

I like it more now. Mostly I needed to approach it with a party game attitude so I wouldn't be frustrated by the seeming lack of control.

Edit: Lost favor with me, dropping score.
2006-08-18*
San Juan (2004)
6
Aug 2008*
7.220
Owned
Plays: 1
So much better than PR. Faster and more communication between players.

Edit: Race for the Galaxy makes this lose a point.
2005-08-30*
2
Oct 2013
7.052
Better traitor games.
2013-10-12
Shogun (2006)
8
May 2010
7.441
Owned
Plays: 1
Love it! Map not as good as Wallenstein but special power cards are a good addition.
2008-05-26*
1
Nov 2006*
3.404
I prefer Chutes and Ladders.
2006-11-09*
6.3
Aug 2008*
6.220
Used to love this game. Just impossible to find the time and other players. Would only play using the basic rules.
2005-08-30*
7.5
Mar 2006*
5.625
Owned
Second Edition is far superior to the original.
2006-03-18*
4
Aug 2005*
5.436
Owned
Played a couple times. Can't imagine playing again.
2005-08-30*
Tessen (2013)
6
Oct 2013
5.709
Owned
I'm not a fan of real-time games, but this is a well-done example of the genre.
2013-10-14
Tic-Tac-Toe (-1300)
1
Aug 2005*
3.221
I lost a game of this today. I am sad.
2005-08-30*
1.9
Aug 2008*
6.074
One of the worst designs I've ever seen from a major publisher. Awful.
2008-07-07*
Trax (1980)
5
Mar 2010
5.871
Owned
Fun fast enough for an occasional couple of games.
2005-08-30*
Twixt (1962)
5
Mar 2010
6.263
Good for some occasional fun, but repeated play leads to formulaic play.
2005-08-30*
Werewolf (1986)
2
Oct 2013
6.515
Completely replaced by The Resistance.
2013-10-12
Zendo (2001)
8
Aug 2005*
6.719
Owned
Plays: 5
Wonderful game that requires a much different calculation mindset than normal games. Having to figure out what isn't there as opposed to what is makes this game novel and makes it a good pallet cleanser for other games.
2005-08-30*
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