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Plays
Comment
6
Mar 2010
7.345
Owned
Plays: 1
Don't really get this one. Card-driven and chaotic (in that the situation can change radically in a single turn), and too heavy and long for either of those traits to be desirable. To the extent that it's enjoyable, it's largely because of theme.
2011-10-22
N/A
5.509
Owned
7 Wonders (2010)
7
Feb 2011
7.797
Owned
Plays: 4
I like this, but I'm concerned (after four plays) that the cards are often imbalanced vis-a-vis one another. Giving it a seven for now, but may upgrade on subsequent plays.
2011-03-09
8
Oct 2011
7.623
Owned
5
Dec 2011
6.357
Owned
Agricola (2007)
8
Mar 2010
8.047
Owned
Plays: 10
I like this game, but it's overrated. During the last turn, it frequently occurs that there is no useful placement of a family member, which should never happen in a worker placement game. Moreover, with more than three players it just drags on too much (even three's a bit of a stretch).
2010-10-25
8
Apr 2010
6.181
Owned
N/A
6.560
Owned
Air Show (2011)
N/A
5.614
Owned
Alchemist (2007)
7
Oct 2010
5.991
Owned
Plays: 2
Alhambra (2003)
6
Mar 2010
6.969
Owned
Plays: 1
This is a game I dislike more than it deserves to be disliked, because of my ineptitude managing walls. My rating is a compromise between what it probably deserves and what I feel like rating it.
2011-10-16
6
Apr 2010
6.385
Owned
N/A
7.379
Owned
6
Mar 2010
6.211
Owned
Amerigo (2013)
N/A
7.081
Owned
Amun-Re (2003)
8
Mar 2010
7.205
Owned
Plays: 3
I find this one pretty neat; I like the mechanic of pyramids built in the early kingdom persisting in the late kingdom.
2010-10-25
Aquaretto (2008)
6
Mar 2010
6.670
Owned
Plays: 1
My initial reaction was that this is a pale imitation of Zooleretto (without changing enough to make it a genuinely separate game), but I think I may have short-changed it; in particular, I think the enclosure design aspect that the use of workers offers possibilities absent from its parent. Awaits further plays.
2011-03-09
N/A
5.354
Owned
Arkham Horror (2005)
7
Apr 2010
7.275
Owned
Probably my favourite co-op, though I have trouble justifying why. The expansions add a lot.
2011-03-06
7
Oct 2011
7.172
Owned
Plays: 1
A bit of a disappointment after Agricola and (especially) Le Havre, but still a decent enough game on its own terms.
2011-10-16
Attribute (2002)
7
Mar 2010
6.052
Owned
Like almost any party game, it's only as much fun as the people you're playing with. This one's generated a lot of laughs, though, so I rate it at the upper end of its genre.
2011-03-09
Axis & Allies (2004)
5
Mar 2010
6.511
Owned
I probably only rate it even this high for nostalgia; I frittered away a lot of happy hours at this as a teenager. Still, it's over-long, overly-influenced by dice, and unbalanced, and the game plays out much the same each time.

(This rating refers to the original edition; I haven't tried any subsequent ones.)
2011-03-09
Aztlán (2012)
N/A
5.728
Owned
5
Mar 2010
5.721
Owned
Backgammon (-3000)
6
Mar 2010
6.384
Owned
Plays: 2
Not a great deal of depth, but and amusing enough diversion for those who enjoy abstract games.
2011-10-26
Balderdash (1984)
6
Mar 2010
6.175
Owned
Loved this one as a kid, but the more you play the more you realize how little bearing the specific word selected actually has on gameplay. Can be mentally taxing, in a bad way.
2011-10-26
Barbarossa (1988)
N/A
6.084
Owned
7
Oct 2011
6.418
Owned
As a legal-type, I'm annoyed by the "laws" category, almost all of which are fictitious. When I can't convince my opponents to exclude the category, I tend to use answers like "In Florida, it is illegal to use an elephant to...commit bank fraud."

The acronyms and movie titles add a great deal, though; the "famous" people, somewhat less.
2011-10-22
Biblios (2007)
7
Oct 2011
7.034
Owned
The Big Taboo (2006)
6
Dec 2011
5.763
Owned
Has some interesting elements. Major complaint is that the categories are unbalanced (far easier to get points on the drawing one, for example, even if the time is cut in half to one minutes).
2011-12-18
Black Spy (1981)
N/A
5.798
Owned
6
Mar 2010
5.755
Owned
6
Oct 2012
5.789
Owned
Boggle (1972)
N/A
6.053
Owned
N/A
5.765
Owned
Bohnanza (1997)
7
Mar 2010
7.014
Owned
Plays: 3
Bohnkick (2006)
N/A
5.477
Owned
Bora Bora (2013)
N/A
7.378
Owned
N/A
6.442
Owned
Bruges (2013)
N/A
7.279
Owned
N/A
5.748
Owned
N/A
6.288
Owned
N/A
6.447
Owned
Carcassonne (2000)
6
Mar 2010
7.348
Owned
Plays: 1
Best with two (reasonably quick) players, and a goodly number of expansions. My girlfriend and I still enjoy this quite a bit, though some of that may be nostalgia.
2011-10-16
6
Apr 2010
6.782
Owned
6
Apr 2010
6.180
Owned
5
Apr 2010
7.464
Owned
Doesn't add much. Don't see why I'd want to play with a sixth player, and the Inns and Cathedrals aren't terribly interesting.
2011-10-16
6
Apr 2010
6.365
Owned
5
Apr 2010
6.531
Owned
5
Apr 2010
6.507
Owned
5
Apr 2010
6.773
Owned
Basically just adds more tiles to the base game, which is fine if that's what you're after - results in a somewhat more interesting looking layout, too, for you aesthetic types.
2011-10-16
5
Apr 2010
6.854
Owned
7
Apr 2010
6.370
Owned
7
Apr 2010
7.422
Owned
7
Sep 2012
6.415
Owned
N/A
5.842
Owned
N/A
5.921
Owned
N/A
6.625
Owned
N/A
6.268
Owned
N/A
6.116
Owned
N/A
6.560
Owned
N/A
6.095
Owned
N/A
6.477
Owned
N/A
7.938
Owned
Catan (1995)
7
Mar 2010
7.223
Owned
Plays: 7
5
Apr 2010
6.855
Owned
If I have six people who want to play Settlers, I'm going to suggest playing two games of it. This expansion just slows down the game a whole bunch (primarily on account of the interbuild) without adding anything.
2011-10-22
8
Apr 2010
7.305
Owned
This expansion lessens the base game's fatal weakness (that the winner is usually determined with about 60% certainty after the initial setup). It also gives some additional use to wool, hitherto the poor cousin of the resources (and reduces its supply by introducing cloth). It would be nice if the three advancement tracks were better balanced, but I quite like this game.
2011-03-06
6
Apr 2010
6.740
Owned
N/A
7.038
Owned
Cathedral (1978)
6
Oct 2010
6.285
Owned
Plays: 1
Caylus (2005)
10
Mar 2010
7.784
Owned
Plays: 5
I still think that this is the best of the worker placement games.
2010-10-25
Chaos (2010)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Chess (1475)
8
Mar 2010
6.949
Owned
Pretty good, but not sure it'll catch on.
2012-10-01
Citadels (2000)
7
Mar 2010
7.115
Owned
Plays: 3
I like the game theory aspects of this, and it probably has greater cross-appeal (between Euro-gamers and D&D types) than most other games I've tried.
2011-03-09
7
Sep 2010
6.806
Owned
Certainly worth acquiring (for variety) if you play a lot of Citadels (though I'm not actually sure if it's possible to get one without the other anymore).
2011-03-09
La Città (2000)
N/A
6.906
Owned
Coloretto (2003)
7
Mar 2010
6.889
Owned
Plays: 1
Comuni (2008)
N/A
6.211
Owned
7
Apr 2010
5.833
Owned
Probably my favourite of the Carcassonne expansions, and certainly my favourite of the small ones. Very transformative, to the point that you're essentially playing an entirely different game when you incorporate this one.
2011-03-09
Coup (2012)
N/A
7.113
Owned
N/A
5.595
Owned
Cranium (1998)
6
Mar 2010
5.650
Owned
N/A
5.196
Owned
Cuba (2007)
8
Oct 2011
7.034
Owned
Need to play it more, but for the time being it's the first game I played that managed to capture much of what makes Puerto Rico so great, without being a clone.
2011-10-26
8
Jan 2012
6.726
Owned
Good expansion for a good game. The role selection on the extra board adds an element of strategy and interaction, and the new ships and buildings are fine. Eight rounds might be too many for some people, but there's the option of cutting them down.
2012-01-07
N/A
6.133
Owned
N/A
5.600
Owned
Diamant (2005)
5
Mar 2010
6.534
Owned
Decent time killer - no more, no less.
2011-03-09
Diamonds Club (2008)
9
Mar 2010
6.595
Owned
Plays: 5
This is maybe the most underrated game I own. The set collection aspect may not be groundbreaking, but the buying mechanic is terrific (and original and grid-based, which is a bit of a Dorn specialty). I also disagree with people who think that forests are the dominant strategy; in repeated playings, I've yet to find a strategy that doesn't have an effective counter.
2010-10-25
Diplomacy (1959)
7
Mar 2010
6.903
Owned
Dragonheart (2010)
5
Jan 2011
6.357
Owned
Plays: 1
Disappointing after one play, considering my expectations of Rudiger Dorn, but will certainly give it a few more chances.
2011-03-09
Dungeon Lords (2009)
9
Oct 2012
7.335
Owned
Upgraded after repeat plays. It might be the theme that gets it this high (although it's mechanic is certainly at least an 8), but I don't care.
2012-10-01
Dungeon Petz (2011)
8
Sep 2012
7.404
Owned
N/A
6.057
Owned
6
Mar 2010
6.466
Owned
A game from Klaus Teuber's "Catan was so successful that I might as well just design it over and over again" phase. Not terrible, but had to imagine a circumstance where I'd rather play it than Settlers.
2011-03-09
Emira (2006)
5
Mar 2010
5.753
Owned
A longer, slower (albeit slightly more thematically amusing) version of the far superior Princes of Florence.
2011-03-06
6
Aug 2010
6.266
Owned
Plays: 1
Eschnapur (2000)
6
Mar 2010
5.558
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
5.576
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
5.487
Owned
Farmerama (2012)
N/A
5.635
Owned
Fiasco (2003)
N/A
5.616
Owned
N/A
7.174
Owned
Flandern 1302 (2004)
N/A
5.692
Owned
FrankenDie (2012)
N/A
5.537
Owned
7
Mar 2010
7.415
Owned
Plays: 3
Gargon (2001)
N/A
5.771
Owned
Genesis (2006)
6
May 2010
5.862
Owned
Plays: 1
Genoa (2001)
7
Mar 2010
6.998
Owned
Plays: 1
Ghosts! (1980)
4
Mar 2010
6.028
Owned
A handful of plays has persuaded me that there may not be much here. I'm hanging on to it in case I procreate one day - this seems like a good one to introduce younger kids to basic elements of strategy and game theory.
2011-10-22
GiftTRAP (2006)
6
Mar 2010
6.224
Owned
Plays: 1
Glen More (2010)
5
Oct 2011
7.158
Owned
Rated after a single play. This is an innovative game, but it seems to me that that Loch that lets you activate all of your tiles sort of breaks it - could have used more playtesting. Though people who have played it more than I have seem to like it more than I do, which may be telling.
2011-10-16
Goa (2004)
10
Mar 2010
7.542
Owned
Plays: 3
I honestly do not understand why Rudiger Dorn isn't better renowned. His games tend to be excellent and unique; if I have a complaint about this game, it's that the auction mechanism could scale better (the grid seems much larger than necessary for two players).
2010-10-25
Goldbräu (2004)
7
Mar 2010
6.092
Owned
This rating is for it being played with three players with the drunken bum and waitress removed; with them in (which is essential in a four player game, or you don't have enough cards), it's maybe a five.
2011-10-22
Goldland (2002)
N/A
6.257
Owned
Gone Fishing! (2005)
6
Mar 2010
5.445
Owned
A much better game than it seems. Contrary to what many have been posting, memory is one of its less important aspects.
2011-10-17
El Grande (1995)
6
Mar 2010
7.724
Owned
Of all the highly-rated Euros I've played, this is the one that I just don't get (Tigris and Euphrates used to rival it, before I discovered how well it plays with two - I still don't get its popularity as a three or four player game). Feels too abstract, somehow, with the cards almost seeming like an artificial add-on. Might need to play this more.
2011-10-26
N/A
6.355
Owned
7
Sep 2012
7.448
Owned
Le Havre (2008)
10
Feb 2011
7.889
Owned
Plays: 10
For my money, this is better than Agricola, because it's much rarer for a player to have nothing useful to do on a turn.
2010-10-25
6
Mar 2010
6.221
Owned
High Hand (1964)
N/A
5.506
Owned
N/A
5.546
Owned
Hilarium (2001)
N/A
5.494
Owned
Hive (2001)
7
Mar 2010
7.258
Owned
Plays: 7
Hoity Toity (1990)
7
Mar 2010
6.392
Owned
This is my favourite filler game, though it's slightly on the long side to so-qualify. Not terribly skilled, in that you're left to guess at what the other players are doing without enough information to be really analytical about it, but chaos and hilarity tend to ensue. A proud collector exhibiting his collection to a room full of detectives never fails to elicit a laugh.
2011-10-22
N/A
N/A
Owned
Ikusa (1986)
5
Mar 2010
6.750
Owned
While it avoids the inherent imbalances of its more popular cousin, the advantage given to the first player to eliminate another one is too great. The buying mechanic is neat, though the limited supply of units, especially gunners, imposes a restriction that feels artificial.
2011-10-26
5
May 2010
5.660
Owned
Plays: 1
Imaginiff (1998)
5
Aug 2010
5.508
Owned
Fun at first, but its replayability isn't what you want in a truly classic party game. Before long you find yourself rolling your eyes and asking "This card again?"
2011-10-26
Industria (2003)
6
Mar 2010
6.224
Owned
Plays: 1
Ingenious (2004)
7
Mar 2010
7.112
Owned
Plays: 1
Inka (2005)
6
Aug 2010
5.483
Owned
Plays: 1
Istanbul (2014)
N/A
7.334
Owned
Jaipur (2009)
7
Oct 2011
7.384
Owned
Jericho (2006)
N/A
5.770
Owned
Junta (1978)
N/A
6.575
Owned
Kahuna (1998)
7
Mar 2010
6.502
Owned
Plays: 2
N/A
N/A
Owned
Keltis (2008)
N/A
6.320
Owned
N/A
6.129
Owned
N/A
6.313
Owned
7
Mar 2010
6.314
Owned
King Me! (1998)
N/A
6.109
Owned
Kingsburg (2007)
6
Oct 2011
7.146
Owned
There's certainly a level of strategy involved, but when players of roughly equal ability play, it very often comes down to die rolls (and, in particular, to the last roll of the game, which determines who successfully fends off the final invaders). One modification I'll make if I ever get around to it is to replace the coloured dice with coloured chits (48 of each colour, evenly distributed between one through six) that are drawn and not replaced, to normalize the players' rolling a little.
2011-10-17
7
Jan 2012
7.451
Owned
Marginally improves the (much-overrated) base game. Would prefer an expansion that replaced the dice with individualized chits drawn, without replacement, from individualized bags, to normalize the chance a little.
2012-01-07
Kreta (2005)
N/A
6.398
Owned
N/A
5.818
Owned
N/A
7.066
Owned
6
Apr 2010
6.931
Owned
Plays: 3
6
Oct 2011
7.305
Owned
Ligretto (1988)
6
Mar 2010
6.006
Owned
Linko! (2014)
N/A
6.635
Owned
Little Italy (2007)
N/A
5.546
Owned
4
Dec 2011
7.453
Owned
For Trade
Basically a co-operative TCG (which at least gets rid of the whoever-spends-the-most-money-wins aspect, but is still a turnoff). Complexity for the sake of complexity. Major disappointment.

Update: After a second play, I also see elements of Battlestar Galactica here, in that the game's dressed up in all sorts of complexity, but it really comes down to which cards you draw from the deck at the relevant times. Still not a fan.
2012-01-08
8
Mar 2010
7.029
Owned
Plays: 1
9
Mar 2010
7.222
Owned
Every gamer's allowed a game or two that he ranks rather higher than it merits. This is mine: I played tons of Stratego as a kid, and this recaptures the excitement of that without mimicking its occasional repetitiveness. I do find that some of the alternatives are unbalanced (for example, old Aragorn is superior to new Aragorn, Gimli is superior to Theoden, and the Worg is superior to whatever's on the other side of the Worg), but my roommate and I would make sure all pieces got used by playing different draft variants (sometimes we'd pick our own pieces, sometimes we'd pick our opponent's pieces, and sometimes we'd do a draft variant where we'd take turns picking pieces of either side (e.g. if I was black, on my draft turn I could choose to use the Worg, or I could choose to force my opponent to use Theoden).
2010-10-25
N/A
5.744
Owned
Lost Heir (1893)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Love Letter (2012)
N/A
7.351
Owned
Lungarno (2008)
N/A
5.701
Owned
Macao (2009)
8
Sep 2012
7.229
Owned
Die Macher (1986)
6
Mar 2010
7.377
Owned
Mamma (2006)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Manhattan (1994)
N/A
6.484
Owned
Mascarade (2013)
N/A
6.610
Owned
N/A
6.881
Owned
7
Sep 2012
7.270
Owned
N/A
6.352
Owned
Meridian (2001)
6
Apr 2010
5.678
Owned
Plays: 1
Mesopotamia (2005)
6
Oct 2011
6.201
Owned
Rated after one play. Some really neat elements, but I felt like it was a little linear - I didn't see much possibility for game-changing moves, or strategies that were in any way unconventional. Promising enough that I want to play it more, anyway.
2011-10-22
Metro (1997)
N/A
6.235
Owned
Mind Twist (2007)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Modern Art (1992)
8
Mar 2010
7.187
Owned
Knizia takes every auction mechanic ever designed and throws it in a pot, adding a clever scoring mechanic for seasoning. It works beautifully.
2011-10-26
N/A
6.192
Owned
New York (2011)
N/A
5.856
Owned
Nexus Ops (2005)
6
Mar 2010
7.103
Owned
Plays: 2
That this is (as of writing) the 161st highest rated game in the world is patently ludicrous: it has the chance common to all dice-driven games, and then exacerbates it by making cards also critical.

That said, I really like this game. I think it takes me back to the Axis & Allies-style games I loved as a teenager, except without the part where it takes eight hours and the Allies always win.* My girlfriend and I are both devoted Eurogamers, but we still get a hankering for some dice-driven lava-leaping rock-striding stupidity every few months.

*I understand that more recent editions have fixed some of the balance issues, but I've never played them.
2011-03-06
N/A
5.937
Owned
Nottingham (2006)
5
Oct 2010
6.001
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
5.740
Owned
Ora et Labora (2011)
7
Sep 2012
7.577
Owned
Oware (550)
N/A
5.699
Owned
Pickomino (2005)
5
Dec 2010
6.378
Owned
Plays: 2
Pictionary (1985)
6
Mar 2010
5.751
Owned
Piece o' Cake (2008)
7
Oct 2012
6.272
Owned
Pirate's Cove (2002)
5
Mar 2010
6.483
Owned
Pit (1903)
N/A
6.295
Owned
7
Mar 2010
6.201
Owned
Plays: 2
Pow Wow (2006)
6
Oct 2012
6.017
Owned
The flagrantly racist theme makes this uncomfortable, but to the extent that you can shake that, this is fun.
2012-10-01
Power Grid (2004)
8
Mar 2010
7.924
Owned
Plays: 6
N/A
6.635
Owned
9
Mar 2010
7.508
Owned
Plays: 2
Puerto Rico (2002)
10
Mar 2010
8.051
Owned
Plays: 7
I sometimes chant encouraging slogans as I watch Puerto Rico compete against Agricola and Twilight Struggle on this site's rankings.
2011-03-06
8
Apr 2010
7.051
Owned
Quarriors! (2011)
6
Oct 2011
6.779
Owned
Huge disappointment. The concept is good, but the execution is boring and the component design actively interferes with gameplay. Can't think of any circumstance in which any sane person would rather play this than Dominion.
2011-10-26
6
Oct 2011
5.985
Owned
Quarto! (1991)
7
Mar 2010
6.528
Owned
Quelf (2005)
N/A
5.496
Owned
Quiddler (1998)
5
Oct 2011
5.857
Owned
Quoridor (1997)
N/A
6.478
Owned
Ra (1999)
7
Mar 2010
7.375
Owned
6
Oct 2011
7.417
Owned
Not sure I see the appeal of this. It's Werewolves heavy, but all the additional rules don't really provide a lot of extra information or strategy, despite claims to the contrary.
2011-10-16
N/A
7.900
Owned
RoboRally (1994)
7
Mar 2010
7.106
Owned
Plays: 4
8
Oct 2011
6.848
Owned
The more games I acquire, the more I prioritize uniqueness; this game scores well in that regard.

Update: Despite its uniqueness, doesn't stand up tremendously well to repeat plays. It was the only board game I had in Jamaica for a week, and I certainly wasn't happy about it.
2012-10-01
Saga (2004)
N/A
5.697
Owned
Scarab Lords (2002)
N/A
5.899
Owned
Scotland Yard (1983)
6
Mar 2010
6.418
Owned
Scrabble (1948)
6
Mar 2010
6.266
Owned
Plays: 3
Senator (2004)
N/A
5.507
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
SET (1988)
7
Dec 2011
6.343
Owned
I don't "like" this game in the sense of wanting to play it (I'm awful, and losing repeatedly is only so much fun), but I have to appreciate its simple genius.
2011-12-18
5
Apr 2010
5.756
Owned
Worth owning if you're a completist, but otherwise not really. I played with it a couple of times when I first got it, but not since - probably with good reason.
2011-03-09
N/A
5.582
Owned
6
Apr 2010
6.337
Owned
A must-have for any serious Catan buff. Includes extra rules that mitigate some of the base game's weaknesses, and provides pretty endless variety (especially when combined with Seafarers). If you hate Catan, this isn't suddenly going to make you like it, but if you're playing it multiple times per week, this will add some nice variety.
2011-03-09
6
Aug 2010
5.513
Owned
Plays: 1
Slang Teasers (1983)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Small World (2009)
7
Mar 2010
7.351
Owned
Plays: 5
N/A
7.344
Owned
7
Jul 2010
7.271
Owned
7
Jul 2010
7.186
Owned
N/A
6.009
Owned
Space Alert (2008)
7
Jun 2010
7.445
Owned
Plays: 5
I don't usually like frenzied games or co-ops, but Vlaada Chivatil makes them both work here. This is further evidence of his being probably the most innovative designer out there today. Really a lot of fun, though I'm concerned that the two CDs may limit re-play value a little.

Edit: The replay concerns were groundless, as the random selection of threats makes games very different, even when using the same track.
2011-10-17
Space Dealer (2006)
N/A
6.267
Owned
Splendor (2014)
N/A
7.465
Owned
Spot it! (2009)
N/A
6.611
Owned
Stone Age (2008)
7
Nov 2010
7.566
Owned
Plays: 3
Pretty okay, but there are lots of better (and less random) worker-placement games out there.
2011-03-09
La Strada (2004)
N/A
5.968
Owned
Stratego 4 (1995)
5
Dec 2011
5.640
Owned
Sunken City (2004)
N/A
5.858
Owned
T-Rex (1999)
N/A
5.507
Owned
Taj Mahal (2000)
8
Mar 2010
7.172
Owned
Plays: 2
Takenoko (2011)
N/A
7.219
Owned
6
Oct 2011
7.094
Owned
As a "game", this isn't great. As a glorified Choose Your Own Adventure novel, it certainly has its moments.
2011-10-16
Tempus (2006)
N/A
6.315
Owned
Terra Mystica (2012)
N/A
8.135
Owned
N/A
5.459
Owned
6
May 2010
5.922
Owned
7
Mar 2010
7.050
Owned
Plays: 3
Tichu (1991)
7
Sep 2012
7.485
Owned
5
Aug 2010
7.420
Owned
6
Mar 2010
7.651
Owned
The eternally baffling thing about this game is that it's listed as being for 3-4 players, but is only actually any good with two (any more and the huge changes that can take place between turns make even short-term planning nigh on impossible).
2011-03-06
Tiki Topple (2008)
6
Oct 2011
6.067
Owned
With three or four, it's fast-paced chaos without a great deal of skill. With two, it's a little more strategic, but can sometimes devolve into tit-for-tat, with whoever runs out of cards first losing. Overall, a pretty decent filler.
2011-10-17
Timbuktu (1993)
N/A
6.341
Owned
Times Square (2006)
5
Mar 2010
5.988
Owned
I used to like this game a lot more, before my roommate and I figured out that whoever is better positioned to take advantage of Handsome Hal early is very likely to win.
2011-03-06
Tongiaki (2004)
N/A
6.043
Owned
Torres (1999)
7
Mar 2010
7.013
Owned
6
Oct 2011
6.394
Owned
There's definitely a game there, though it feels (after one play) like there may not be a whole lot to it. Will need to play more to know for sure.

(Played without event cards, per BGG and RK recommendation.)
2011-10-26
Trajan (2011)
N/A
7.610
Owned
6
Dec 2011
5.303
Owned
N/A
8.221
Owned
Two by Two (2010)
8
Oct 2010
5.739
Owned
Plays: 3
I'm credited as a playtester for this one, and I'm a little irritated by some of the people fobbing it off with low ratings after a single play (though I'm plenty guilty of this with other games, so I'm not *that* irritated). There's no question that this is light, but it's not a kids' game; it plays in under half an hour, and has more than enough depth to sustain that, even for serious gamers.
2011-03-06
N/A
7.830
Owned
N/A
6.910
Owned
Vabanque (2001)
6
Oct 2012
5.736
Owned
Village (2011)
N/A
7.447
Owned
Walhalla (2006)
N/A
5.793
Owned
9
Mar 2010
7.645
Owned
As a kid I used to love the epic wargames, but now I'm more into the Euros. This is an epic wargame with some Euro sensibilities; as importantly, it feels like an epic wargame should, even to someone (like me, believe it or not) who's not really into the whole Tolkien thing.
2010-10-25
6
Mar 2010
6.626
Owned
6
Mar 2010
6.791
Owned
Plays: 3
Wizard (1984)
7
Mar 2010
6.667
Owned
7
Oct 2011
6.305
Owned
N/A
6.596
Owned
Zooloretto (2007)
7
Mar 2010
6.793
Owned
Plays: 5
We played this one a lot. Then my girlfriend spilled win on it. We'll certainly replace it one of these days, although it's apparently out of print in Canada right now.
2013-02-17
N/A
5.692
Owned
N/A
5.919
Owned
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