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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
500 (1904)
6
Jan 2007*
5.927
Played this in lieu of going to many a lecture at university.
2007-01-24*
7 Wonders (2010)
8
Feb 2011
7.797
Owned
2 plays. Very nice game. Who can complain about a game that can take 3-7 players that always takes about 30 mins where there is so little downtime because of the simultaneous play. And, it feels like a proper Euro too. Given the play time, there is plenty of interaction for me, even if I can't directly interact with anyone except my neighbours.
2011-02-07
N/A
7.623
Owned
Unplayed.
2011-08-25
7
Apr 2012
6.356
Owned
It's okay.
2011-08-25
Agricola (2007)
9
Apr 2009*
8.045
Owned
It takes a long time to play, but the time flies by. Want to play it more, but don't know if I will get the time to very much. I'm starting to like long games (~2h) mark less as it's getting harder and harder to play them due to mainly playing weeknights. May have to juggle some older ratings of other longer games.
2009-09-23
Airships (2007)
N/A
6.229
Owned
Played once with 2p. Nice tight game, but it didn't grab me. Looking forward to a 4p game before I rate this game.
2008-06-15*
Alhambra (2003)
7.5
Apr 2008*
6.969
Owned
I prefer Palazzo to this. However, Alhambra does handle up to 6p, which is a plus, but it seems to play too slowly with 6p.
2008-04-23*
N/A
5.852
Owned
Never played
2009-04-14
N/A
6.382
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.155
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.173
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.384
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Amun-Re (2003)
8.5
Apr 2008*
7.204
Owned
Very good game. A classic.
2008-04-23*
Amyitis (2007)
N/A
6.682
Owned
Played once. It's gonna take a few plays to get my head around what to do. It seems like a decent gamers game, but doesn't have anything special for me that makes me really keen to play again soon. I do want to play it again, just so I can form a proper opinion of it.
2008-04-28*
N/A
7.996
Owned
Never played the original Netrunner so I'm very keen to give this a try. Real happy with Lord of the Rings, although I have not delved deep enough into that game at all.
2012-06-18
8
Feb 2008*
6.637
Owned
This is a great game and I play this with kids, non-gamers and gamers. It only takes about 10 minutes a game so it's a perfect filler. Can even be played on the side simultaneously with a heavy game during periods of down time.
2008-02-22*
Aquaretto (2008)
N/A
6.669
Played once. More suited to gamers than Zooloretto, but I'm not fussed with playing either of them. It feels as though I don't have enough control in the game. Either that or I just don't get it. I've never won a game of Aqua/Zooloretto after perhaps a half dozen plays.
2008-06-15*
6
Jun 2008*
6.442
I enjoyed playing the game and like the mechanics. However, the value of the sets seems unbalanced which leads me to think that the game is broken. Eg, the 3 cost cards give 40VP if you have a set of 5. ie, cost 15 for 40VP. There is a 1 cost card that gives 15 VP for a set of 5. ie, cost 5 for 15VP. The cheaper cards seemed about the same value, but you didn't have to worry so much about the effects of the thieves and the sandstorm as you generally had less cards and lower value cards in your hand.
2009-04-14
N/A
6.549
Owned
Want To Play
Here I was holding off on Roma waiting for Roma II. Now Roma II is "Arena - Roma II" and I don't know what to think. I shoulda just got Roma ages ago. Queen haven't done themself any favours.
2009-09-16
Arkadia (2006)
7.5
Apr 2008*
6.741
Owned
Plays quick and requires plenty of meaningful decisions. What's not to like?
2008-04-23*
Attika (2003)
7.5
Sep 2009*
6.855
Owned
I played this game a lot a while back, and played it again fairly recently. Back then I liked it, but didn't love it. Looking back I can't see what's not to love about it. After the recent play, I can see why I didn't love it. It just seemed abstract and for me that's a negative even though the theme is fine. Despite that, it's fairly quick and offers plenty of meaningful decisions. Perhaps it was a little abstract. I've upped my rating to remove this prejudice.
2009-09-23
Augsburg 1520 (2006)
6
Sep 2009*
6.121
Owned
One play. Took forever. Perhaps we shouldn't have started at midnight I seemed to be the only one that understood the rules - perhaps due to tired rules explanation and tired players.
2008-04-23*
Babel (2000)
7
Sep 2009*
6.474
Owned
Played twice in one sitting. When I read the rules, it seemed complicated. When I played it I was taught the game and it's straight forward. Played each game well under the suggested time on the box - a first. This is a solid 2p game. Right now I want to play it more.
2009-09-23
6
Jun 2008*
5.719
One play. It felt as though we had the rules wrong as the game didn't seem to work properly. The game should have been quick, but wasn't. Nice theme and idea, but the execution fell short.
2008-06-15*
Balloon Cup (2003)
8
Apr 2008*
6.565
Owned
Good holiday 2p game to play with my girlfriend.
2008-04-23*
BANG! (2002)
6
Sep 2009*
6.516
Owned
For Trade
Mindless fun party game played many times in one night. Played it again at a gamer's bucks party and I didn't like it. It's just too slow to be a party game. Plus, anybody getting knocked out of the game early blows. Putting this one up for trade.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.092
Owned
For Trade
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.635
Owned
For Trade
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.301
Owned
For Trade
Never played. I have the Italian version, still in original plastic that is up for trade.
2008-04-07*
N/A
5.556
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
To play with my kids. Friend found the RGG "Barnyard Critters" version for $5. Can't find this anywhere myself.
2010-12-23
Battle Line (2000)
7.5
Nov 2008*
7.290
Owned
Very good 2 player game. Very good.
2008-08-22*
BattleLore (2006)
9
Apr 2007*
7.242
Owned
Better than Memoir '44 thanks to the fantasy theme and "Lore" rules. Darn good game, despite my distaste for Wargames. How they can say it has elements of an RPG I have no idea.
2007-04-02*
N/A
6.631
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.324
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.153
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.584
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
5.899
Owned
Unplayed.
2008-09-01*
N/A
6.309
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.324
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.165
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.302
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.424
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
Biblios (2007)
8
Apr 2013
7.038
Owned
Reminiscent of For Sale. Different enough that it is worth having. I think Biblios has more meaningful decisions. It plays quickly and makes an ideal filler. For Sale has the advantage of taking up to 6 players whereas Biblios only takes up to 4.
2015-05-12
Blue Moon (2004)
9
Apr 2007*
6.603
Owned
The Knizia take on customisable card games (like Magic: the Gathering) is a winner. Love the non-collectable attribute.
2007-04-02*
9
Apr 2007*
6.903
Owned
I can't believe they still make games that give colourblind players grief. An exemplary German game that proves that not all influence games need be slow and tedious.
2007-04-02*
8
Apr 2008*
6.185
Owned
I like the expansion tiles. It almost feels as though they were left off so as to be made available as promotional offerings. They should have been in the original game, or at least made readily available.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.055
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.013
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.004
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.376
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.377
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.410
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.392
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.355
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
N/A
6.343
Owned
Unplayed.
2009-09-23
Bohnanza (1997)
6
Apr 2008*
7.013
Owned
Too few real decisions in this game given the playing time for my liking. It seems to take over an hour to play and for that time, there are plenty of much better games to choose from. If it took 30 minutes to play it'd be a different story.
2008-04-23*
Boomtown (2004)
7
Apr 2008*
6.340
Owned
It's a solid and fun game. Luck plays a part, but given the style of the game I'm not complaining about it.
2008-04-23*
N/A
6.782
Owned
Never Played
2008-06-15*
10
Apr 2005*
7.009
Owned
Superior to the original!
2005-04-26*
N/A
6.365
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
7
Apr 2005*
6.886
Owned
For two players, I prefer Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers.
2005-04-26*
8
Sep 2008*
6.238
Owned
Played once
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.529
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.507
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
6
Apr 2005*
6.773
Owned
I don't think this adds to the game but if people want to use it then I'll go with the flow. Pun intended.
2005-04-26*
N/A
6.854
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.368
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Cargo Noir (2011)
N/A
6.259
Owned
Interesting. Seems a bit like Princes of Florence and Colosseum. Both decent games with nice mechanisms that fall a bit short of very good games in my opinion. Does Cargo Noir fit the bill of ideal game in this genre? Or, as is likely, am I way off the mark on this?
2011-01-13
Carson City (2009)
8
Nov 2010
7.092
Owned
Played twice. Liked it very much. At first I felt it was gonna be a harsh game, but it worked very well. It's a worker placement game with a twist. Once you've used a worker it goes to the general stock so you can't automatically use it next round. Also, you can have multiple workers placed on the same square and they have to duel to determine who gets to take the action. Talk about interaction. My only complaint is that the game is long, especially with AP players, and I don't get a lot of opportunity to play long games these days.
2010-11-24
N/A
5.956
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
I should just print it and paste it to nice thick cardboard.
2010-11-24
8.5
Mar 2009*
6.501
Owned
Played once. All good, except it's hard to get your head around the building requirements. Believe it or not, it feels quite a bit like Puerto Rico. The main difference being that you don't build up an engine.
2009-09-23
Catan (1995)
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10
Apr 2005*
7.219
Owned
I never tire of playing this game. People whine about it being luck based but my group's games are always close with usually all players being in contention to win the game.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2008*
6.683
Owned
I love Settlers of Catan but when you don't have 3+ players this is the next best thing. I really need tuckboxes for this game.
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.053
Owned
I don't think the changes are enough to warrant an "upgrade kit". Barbarians expansion is unplayed.
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.656
Owned
Never played
2008-04-23*
10
Apr 2005*
6.851
Owned
I love that I can now play the game with 3-6 players but it is a shame that an expansion is required for 5-6 players. The rule changes to suit 5-6 players work very well and the games don't take that much longer.
2005-04-26*
N/A
7.304
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.737
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
6.5
Apr 2008*
6.008
Owned
I prefer the randomness of the dice to the non-randomness of the event cards. The special effect each turn doesn't really add anything to the game IMO. However, if some anti-dice player insists on using this, I'm up for it.
2008-04-23*
Catan: Junior (2012)
9
Jun 2012
6.239
Owned
Picked this up at the 2012 Australian Toy & Game Expo specifically to play with my 5 yo son and a couple of his kindergarten friends. Played twice, 2p then 3p. He's played a number of other young kids games so I knew he'd understand the rules well, despite this being the most complicated of the lot (others are for 4+, Catan: Junior is 6+). Although he was busy making up stories and playing with the cool pieces when I was explaining the rules, we got there and he became very excited when the game started. He loved the whole building his engine and getting more resources so he could build faster part of the game. It is Catan at heart, but light enough for young kids. After the first game with me he was so excited that he wanted to play again with his mum too and started explaining the rules to her (wish I'd videoed it). So, far this is a real hit. It definitely has luck, but there's much analysis and thinking (for a young kid) to do in order to work out a good play. For me this sets it apart from most other good kids games that are primarily dexterity or memory games. It's a simple game for seasoned gamers, but even I had to think hard a couple of times.
2012-06-15
N/A
7.037
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.630
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Cave Troll (2002)
N/A
6.204
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Caylus (2005)
9
Nov 2008*
7.784
Owned
I'd give this a 10 if it didn't take as long to play as it does.
2008-11-25*
N/A
6.090
Owned
Is it worth rating this single tile expansion? It doesn't shake the game up or anything.
2009-04-14
7.5
Nov 2008*
6.788
Owned
After two plays, I can say that I'm disappointed in this game. I was expecting Caylus lite, but it's nearly as heavy and takes nearly as long (at least that is the case with the people I play with). Aside from portability, I prefer Caylus to this. However, don't get me wrong, it's still a good game.
2008-04-23*
N/A
5.718
Owned
It's not worth rating this card as it was included in the base game of the RGG version I have.
2008-11-25*
Chang Cheng (2007)
6
Jun 2008*
5.908
Played once. Believe it or not, all four players in the game tied with exactly the same score. Seems fairly quick for an area majority game. However, I've had enough of area majority games and the inevitable analysis paralysis that accompanies them.
2008-06-15*
N/A
7.046
Played once 3p. Prob the best share game I've played.
2009-11-17
N/A
6.312
Owned
Soon to be opened and played for my son's 4th birthday.
2010-09-01
Chinatown (1999)
N/A
6.973
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.251
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
To play with my kids.
2010-12-23
Clans (2002)
7
May 2006*
6.410
Owned
Another tricky one to play for colourblind players. As with all such games it helps when played under good lighting.
2006-05-26*
7.5
Jun 2007*
6.656
Owned
Takes longer than 60 mins to play IMO, mostly due to the complexity in the tile laying to maximise points and sanctuary space. If it was a little quicker to play, it'd be a great game.
2007-06-24*
Clue (1949)
6
May 2006*
5.551
Owned
We call it Cluedo in Australia.
2006-05-26*
Coda (2002)
6
Apr 2007*
5.877
Owned
I've liked playing this game so far. It plays quick, but it's starting to get stale.
2007-04-02*
N/A
6.465
Owned
Unplayed. I think I'm buying up all the FFG Silver Line games in the small box, because they are just so darn compact and have been good games on the whole.
2009-09-23
8
Jan 2007*
6.676
Owned
My favourite creature is the Cyclops, because his special ability is to give a 'stunning blow'.
2007-01-24*
Colosseum (2007)
8
Apr 2008*
6.996
Owned
I enjoy playing this game, but don't know yet how much control I really have sometimes. If the right tiles don't come up and players just aren't willing to trade them cos' you don't have what they need, I'm not sure if there's a lot you can do about it.
2008-04-23*
Condottiere (1995)
6.5
Jun 2008*
6.552
Owned
Played once starting 3.30am. Game seemed slower than I anticipated, but that is probably due to the late hour. Hope to enjoy it when I play again at a reasonable hour.
2008-06-15*
7
Jan 2009*
6.661
I played this a couple of times as a kid. I remember really liking the game, but found that the rules were ambiguous as to how to handle a bunch of conflicing situtions.
2008-04-03*
7.5
Apr 2012
7.466
Owned
Played 4 times. Games are reasonably quick, better than I expected.
2012-09-28
N/A
7.536
Owned
I haven't even got to play my new Cosmic Encoutner yet and I already want this expansion! Crazy or what?
2009-11-20
N/A
5.834
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Darjeeling (2007)
8
Nov 2008*
6.163
Owned
Really liked it all times I've played it. It's one of the few 5 player games that doesn't drag on too long and still has plenty of meaty decisions. The box is too big. Needs some setup sheets to speed up setting up the tea chest tiles.
2008-06-15*
6
Oct 2008*
6.133
Played once with 4p. Took about an hour, but game was abandonded after 3 of 4 rounds. I like the game and the twist with the suits, but as people did too much thinking it played too slow for my liking. I'd like it a lot if there wasn't so much counting and calculating involved. Keen to play it again.
2008-10-14*
N/A
6.626
Wishlist(5)
 (Don't buy this)
Was interested in this game until another user's comments alerted me to the fact that two ratings of 10 were by 2 new users both registered 2012-08-21, both of who Want to Buy, Want to Play and have only rated or commented on this game. Seems very fishy to me. Will not buy this, unless some genuinely good reviews come along.
2012-09-13
Diamant (2005)
7.5
Apr 2007*
6.534
Owned
It's a fine and fun party game. I much prefer Diamant's components over Incan Gold's, but like the addition of the artifacts in the latter.
2007-04-02*
Diplomacy (1959)
3
Apr 2005*
6.900
As a board game I got very bored; this game takes too long to play. As a play-by-mail game that could well be a different story.
2005-04-26*
Dominion (2008)
9
Sep 2009*
7.695
Owned
Played many times now. I still find it addictive. A shame that it doesn't take 30 mins to play yet as my game group thinks too much. However, the quickest way to play this game is just with the Dominion base game and no expansions.
2011-12-23
8.25
Apr 2012
6.850
Owned
Want To Play
Played a few times. A bit better than Seaside, but not by very much.
2011-12-23
N/A
6.799
Owned
Unplayed.
2011-12-23
8.5
Apr 2012
7.452
Owned
Want To Play
Played two games and have not yet tried all the new cards. I definitely like this one.
2011-12-23
N/A
6.874
Owned
Unplayed.
2011-12-23
N/A
7.639
Owned
Want To Play
Unplayed.
2011-12-23
9
Sep 2009*
7.746
Owned
Over a dozen plays. Great addition to the base game. With so many more combos of Kingdom cards, I don't feel like I'll be getting tired of it any time soon. Each game takes a little longer in general when playing with Intrigue.
2011-12-23
9
Apr 2012
8.122
Owned
Several plays. I like Prosperity a lot as it made the game feel fresh. It changes the game a fair bit when played with the Platinum and Colony cards. Have only played Prosperity with a smattering of base cards so far.
2011-12-23
8
Apr 2012
7.915
Owned
Played a few times. Not bad, but I think my least favourite expansion so far (up to Prosperity), but I don't like the bits of cardboard that this game comes with. Coins are fine though.
2011-12-23
N/A
6.810
Owned
Unplayed.
2011-12-23
N/A
6.707
Owned
Unplayed.
2011-12-23
Dragonheart (2010)
7
May 2011
6.357
Owned
A light 2 player game that I think is a good alternative to Lost Cities.
2011-05-22
7
Apr 2008*
6.320
Owned
Although not having played this with 6 players, I think it's a good game to have for those occasions when there are 6 players.
2008-04-07*
Dungeon Lords (2009)
7
Jun 2010
7.335
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
I felt this game was overhyped. I think it's a good game, but play time is too long.
2010-06-30
DungeonQuest (1985)
7
Apr 2005*
6.378
Owned
Cracks me up.
2005-04-26*
7
Apr 2009*
6.465
Owned
Played once
2009-04-14
Endeavor (2009)
8.5
Apr 2012
7.301
Owned
Played once 3p. Initial impressions are all good.
2009-11-17
Escalation! (2007)
5.5
Jun 2008*
5.589
One sitting 3 games. Thought it would grab me more than it did.
2008-06-15*
8
Sep 2013
7.026
Owned
Played about 10 times with between 2 and 4 players, and once solo. At this point I rate it an 8. Definitely more fun with 3 or more players. My 7 year old loves this game and the fact that you can setup, and play a game within 15 minutes is a bonus when he wants to play a game and it's nearly bedtime. His grandparents have played once and refuse to play it again. We always play with more gems than the setup rules indicate or else it is too easy. Not sure what the longevity of the game will be. It's probably a game that really needs expansions to keep it interesting. Just as long as they are good expansions.
2013-09-30
N/A
5.998
Owned
Bought from BGG Store. Missing the rules page in English/Italian. Instead it came with 2 copies of the Dutch/Spanish rules page.
2013-09-30
N/A
6.091
Owned
Bought from BGG Store.
2013-09-30
7
Apr 2008*
5.860
Owned
I'm not real sure that this is much quicker than the board game. It's portability is it's biggest bonus. I'd have been happy with an even smaller box.
2008-04-23*
Fairy Tale (2004)
7
Jan 2007*
6.687
Owned
Much better with the advanced rules.
2007-01-24*
8
Mar 2008*
6.448
Owned
I like this filler a lot. Always gets some laughs. As good as "For Sale".
2008-03-04*
Fifth Avenue (2004)
N/A
5.803
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Fjords (2005)
8
Jan 2007*
6.441
Owned
A solid, quick 2 player game. It would be super quick if I could just work out where I can fit a tile more quickly.
2007-01-24*
For Sale (1997)
8
Feb 2007*
7.110
Owned
Perhaps the best filler around. Very little down time and accommodates up to 6 players. Love it!
2007-02-27*
Frenzy (2003)
6
Apr 2007*
5.547
Owned
I get nervous playing this game, with it's perfectly apt name
2007-04-02*
8
Jun 2008*
7.415
Owned
Woohoo! This is great fun. Definitely my favourite real time game played to date.
2008-06-15*
N/A
7.402
Owned
Unplayed. Very keen to play it.
2009-09-23
Genoa (2001)
8.5
Jul 2009*
6.995
Owned
Underrated in my opinion. 5 player games seem to take less time than 4 player games. Best trading game I know of.
2006-05-26*
Gheos (2006)
6
Jun 2008*
6.240
Played once
2008-06-15*
Goa (2004)
8
Jul 2007*
7.541
Owned
Not quite enough player interaction for my liking, but still quite addictive neverthe less.
2007-07-18*
El Grande (1995)
7
Feb 2007*
7.724
Owned
I think I would like this game much more if a couple of the people I play didn't slow the game down so much with their Analysis Paralysis.
2007-02-27*
Grass (1980)
7
Apr 2005*
5.710
Haven't played this one since I was a kid but it brings back fond memories.
2005-04-26*
6
May 2006*
6.374
A slight version of a regular card game I used to play at university. It comes under a number of guises - Emperor Scum, Asshole and Big Two to name a few.
2006-05-26*
7.5
Apr 2008*
6.042
Owned
Played once. Thought it was a great filler with a bit of meat that worked well with 3 players. Will it bog down with 4 or 5 players? I don't think so, but need to play again to be sure.
2008-04-28*
Hacienda (2005)
9
Feb 2007*
6.752
Owned
I think this game is underrated. Sure, it's not particularly new or innovative, but it plays great. My only criticism is that the poinst scored at the first scoring round are effectively doubled. So, for example, if you are 4 points behind after the first scoring round you have to get 8 points just to catch up.
2007-02-27*
7.5
Feb 2009*
6.436
Owned
Good solid lite game that's more than a filler.
2008-06-15*
Hearts (1850)
7
Jan 2007*
6.213
I am the master at shooting the moon.
2007-01-24*
8
Apr 2005*
6.040
Owned
Some of the new characters are not very balanced. However, it still improves upon the original game.
2005-04-26*
7
Apr 2012
6.751
Owned
Played a few times. When played competitively, the game is not my cup of tea. When played as a family game, I like it. I'd like to get this to play with my 4 yr old.
2011-01-13
High Society (1995)
8
Apr 2012
6.598
Owned
Supoib!
2007-01-24*
N/A
5.410
Owned
Looks interesting.
2012-09-30
5
Apr 2008*
5.096
Owned
This is a kids game. Better than monopoly. Can't wait until my son is old enough to play (assuming he gets into board games).
2008-04-23*
Hoity Toity (1990)
7
Jan 2007*
6.393
Owned
Would get an 8 if the rules weren't so poorly written. Works well with 6 players.
2007-01-24*
Homesteaders (2009)
N/A
7.007
Owned
The box lid on my copy was ripped down one of the short edges when I took off the shrink.
2010-06-30
N/A
6.678
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
8
Jun 2008*
7.271
Owned
The first few turns are essential to get right to prepare for the challenges ahead. If you make a mistake here it can ruin your changes of being competitive in the game (it is a problem for new players when playing with experienced players). It seems hard to find time to earn more VP than the other guys, let alone make sure you don't lose too many persons and fall behind.
2008-06-21*
N/A
6.841
Owned
Unplayed. Need to wait to play with the right games group who've played Innovation.
2011-08-25
Isla Dorada (2010)
N/A
6.413
Owned
Played two or three times. This game is good fun. Inevitably takes longer to play than it should. Most downtime when a player is deciding whether to purchase a second card with one of the valuable gold coins.
2012-06-18
Jambo (2004)
6
Apr 2007*
6.947
Owned
I don't get this game. 2 player solitaire is an apt description. First play is just learning the cards and later plays are better, but not much. I feel that it needs more interaction. Disappointing, as I have really liked all of Rüdiger Dorn's other games that I have played.
2007-04-02*
N/A
6.420
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Kahuna (1998)
8
Feb 2007*
6.503
Owned
This game requires more skill than most of the 2 player games I've been playing. I love the way you can really swing the game when you take down other players bridges to an island when you gain a majority on that island.
2007-02-27*
Keltis (2008)
7.5
Feb 2009*
6.320
Owned
Played once. Good fun. Great gateway.
2009-09-23
King's Gate (2002)
N/A
5.885
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.940
Owned
Played once. Decent game. Enough meaningful decisions with a quick play time for my likes, but certainly feels abstract. Need another play before I rate it.
2012-07-29
Kingdoms (1994)
N/A
6.445
Owned
Played once
2008-04-23*
N/A
6.008
Owned
Unplayed
2009-12-21
7
Apr 2012
6.580
Owned
Played once. The game seems solid after 1 play.
2008-04-07*
Loopin' Louie (1992)
7
Sep 2010
6.798
Owned
Technically not owned, but on extended loan as I was given the game. However, that generous gamer now has a baby so I think in a few years I'll be handing it back.

This is fun for a short while with adults. Kid's love it.
2010-09-01
English first edition
Year: 2011
8
Apr 2012
7.453
Owned
I'm concerned about the monthly adventure packs and my need to have complete sets being a huge money sink. Might try to resist and just get a few "boosters".
2011-05-22
9
Jan 2007*
7.217
Owned
Not everyone's cup of tea, but IMO the best Lord of the Rings game, and an excellent 2 player game too. Admitedly, the deluxe edition box is way too big and mostly full of air.
2007-01-24*
N/A
5.990
Owned
Received free with other BGG store promo purchase.
2013-11-03
Lost Cities (1999)
9
Jan 2007*
7.041
Owned
Perhaps my favourite 2 player game because my girlfriend is happy to play it.
2007-01-24*
Louis XIV (2005)
7
Apr 2012
6.936
Owned
One play
2008-04-23*
9
Apr 2008*
7.306
Owned
Shame it costs so much to play competitively.
2008-04-23*
Mago Magino (2004)
N/A
5.593
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
To play with my kids. Already have Viva Topo. Is this worth getting?
2010-12-23
N/A
5.922
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
5.875
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
Manhattan (1994)
N/A
6.482
Owned
One play. I have the HiG German version.
2008-04-23*
Masterpiece (1970)
6
Apr 2005*
5.436
It's very satisfying when you sell a forgery for a packet.
2005-04-26*
Medici (1995)
7
Apr 2008*
6.913
Owned
A little too much calculation for my liking, which can lead to slow play times. Other than that, it's a solid auction game.
2008-04-23*
7
Apr 2007*
6.206
Owned
I prefer to play using intuition instead of detailed analysis and calculation. If my opponent plays intuitively I reckon it's a great game. If my opponent becomes the human calculator the game bogs down, plays slow and does not entertain me.
2007-04-02*
Memoir '44 (2004)
8
Jan 2007*
7.407
Owned
I'm not a fan of wargames, but this game I can play.
2007-01-24*
N/A
6.789
Owned
Never played
2008-04-20*
N/A
7.312
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
7.074
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.821
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.659
Owned
Never played. Would never have bought this if it hadn't come free in a bundle with Eastern Front and Terrain Pack. It's purely aesthetic.
2008-04-07*
Metro (1997)
7
Apr 2007*
6.237
Owned
I always do poorly at this game, coming last every time, which probably affects my rating of it. I can't blame that on my colourblindness this time
2007-04-02*
Metropolys (2008)
7
Apr 2012
6.777
Owned
Unplayed
2008-04-20*
N/A
6.149
Owned
Never played
2008-06-15*
Middle-Earth (1995)
6
Apr 2008*
6.550
Owned
I never got in to this.
2008-04-07*
6.5
Apr 2012
7.038
Played once as a character in a 4p game. I felt it had too much downtime for the 3 players and as the game went over 4 hours (from memory) this meant this game wasn't the winner I'd hoped for. Some players' turns were over in a minute and when a round takes in the order of 20-30 mins that sux. I'm sure the Sauron player had a good time given he had a lot more to do. Not sure when I'd get the time to play this again, let alone get a chance to be the Sauron player, which I'd like to do before I rate this game.

Really like the combat system.
2010-06-30
MindTrap (1991)
4
May 2006*
4.973
Owned
Limited playability.
2006-05-26*
7
Apr 2007*
5.736
Owned
See my comments for Scarab Lords. Minotaur Lords and Scarab Lords together gives you 4 pre-constructed decks to choose from, giving the game heaps more replayability. It would be great to see the planned, but never published, 3rd "Lords" game in the series to give it even greater depth and replayability.
2007-04-02*
7
Apr 2008*
6.696
Owned
It's a bit like a gamers version of Citadels from a gameplay point of view. Love the theme and artwork. Terrible component quality. Being primarily area majority/influence it takes longer to play than I like - 90+ mins in our group
2009-11-19
Modern Art (1992)
8
Apr 2008*
7.186
Owned
It seems that most auction games require a decent amount of arithmetic to be used. This isn't too bad in this regard. Definitely one of the better auction games around.
2008-04-23*
Monopoly (1933)
3
Apr 2008*
4.395
Owned
Sure it's a lousy game, but sometimes it must be played with kids. *sigh*
2008-04-23*
N/A
5.629
Owned
Played once. Decent enough dice game filler that should be attractive to non gamers.
2009-11-17
Mr. Jack (2006)
7.5
Apr 2008*
7.002
Owned
I think this game can suffer from analysis paralysis. But if you don't think through your turn properly a simple mistake can cost you the game. So, it plays longer than I expected and wanted it to. Aside from that, it is an excellent 2 player game.
2008-04-07*
7
May 2011
6.531
Owned
Played once. Like it. Needs more plays.
2011-05-22
6.5
May 2011
6.806
Owned
Played a couple of times. Pretty good portable Mr. Jack lite.
2011-05-22
N/A
5.631
Owned
Unplayed
2008-06-15*
Munchkin (2001)
7
Jan 2007*
5.872
Owned
More mindless Steve Jackson fun.
2007-01-24*
N/A
6.276
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.171
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
6.058
Owned
Unplayed
2008-08-22*
Munchkin Dice (2005)
7
Apr 2008*
5.920
Owned
I like the dice.
2008-04-07*
Municipium (2008)
8
Nov 2009*
6.144
Owned
This is the best area majority/influence game I've played simply because it plays in 45-60 mins whilst others seem to drag on and on.
2009-11-19
7
Sep 2010
6.372
Owned
I've rated this as a game for kids. This is a proper strategy game for kids. ie, it's not dexterity, memory or mostly luck based game as many kids' games are. Sure there is luck, but strategy is there.
2010-09-01
Mykerinos (2006)
6.5
Apr 2012
6.679
Owned
One play
2008-04-23*
N/A
5.872
Owned
Want To Play
I think this comes in the RGG version of 'Ystari Box'. Sweet.
2009-09-23
Niagara (2004)
8
Jan 2007*
6.433
Owned
The way the river moves in this game really impressed me the first game I played.
2007-01-24*
N/A
5.647
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
No Thanks! (2004)
7.5
Jun 2008*
6.938
Owned
Picked this up directly from the Z-man at the Australian Games Expo 2007. This games has got plenty of plays. Excellent filler.
2008-06-15*
Notre Dame (2007)
8
Apr 2008*
7.267
Owned
This game is really good if people play quickly. Much of it can be done simultaneously and the game can really shove along when people play simultaneously. It's only the car movement that causes turn order issues. If played purely in turn order the game moves to slowly for my liking.
2008-04-17*
Odin's Ravens (2002)
N/A
6.470
Owned
Good holiday game to play with my girlfriend.
2007-06-29*
Oregon (2007)
7
Jun 2008*
6.532
Owned
Played once.
2008-06-15*
Othello (1883)
4
Apr 2005*
5.945
Two player abstract games just aren't my thing.
2005-04-26*
Palazzo (2005)
8
Jan 2007*
6.305
Owned
Feels like a quick, but meaty game to me. You know the old adage: plenty of tough decisions to make and not enough time to do everything you want. All that in a 45 minute timeframe.
2007-01-24*
Pandemic (2007)
6
Jun 2008*
7.583
Not bad. Didn't grab me, but cooperative games haven't to date. Still, it's the best cooperative game I've played. To me cooperative games are like a bunch of people sharing a game of solitaire.
2009-04-14
Pass the Pigs (1977)
1
Apr 2005*
5.259
Playing a gambling game without money is pointless, and there are better games to play when money is at stake.
2005-04-26*
Pick Picknic (2001)
6.5
Apr 2009*
6.316
Owned
Pleasantly surprised by this filler. Kidsy theme is fine by me. And now I find it is simply a rethemed Razzia in a great small box and excellently priced.
2009-04-14
Pickomino (2005)
6.5
Apr 2009*
6.380
Owned
Pleasantly surprised by this filler that is such good friends with Pick Picknic.
2009-04-14
Pictionary (1985)
7
Apr 2008*
5.748
Owned
Great game to play on holidays. I can't remember the last time I didn't win a game when partnered with my girlfriend.
2008-04-23*
8
Apr 2008*
7.197
Owned
I am really enjoying like this game. It feels like there is a definite winning strategy here. Haven't played it enough to be sure.
2008-04-23*
8
Jan 2009*
7.080
Owned
Played once with 5p. A very nice expansion. I liked everything about it, except that the last 1 or 2 (of 15) master builders to get placed often had nowhere useful to go. Perhaps that's just part of the design. Whoever places the first master builder also plays the very last one.
2008-06-15*
PitchCar (1995)
8
Jan 2007*
7.056
Owned
Many plays. Heaps of fun. Party nd kid friendly too. It'd get a 10 if the track joins didn't cause cars to launch into the air and if the rails didn't fall out. These problems could be fixed, but shouldn't have to be.
2009-12-19
8
Jan 2007*
6.877
Owned
Multiple plays. A must if you have PitchCar, if only so you can get longer tracks.
2009-12-19
7.9
Dec 2009*
6.358
Owned
Multiple plays. It can be a little tricky building a track using the 45 degree corners, but the extra components add variety and enable longer tracks.
2009-12-19
8.5
Dec 2009*
6.069
Owned
Multiple plays. My favourite PitchCar expansion due to the long flicks down smooth straights. These long pieces get easily warped though.
2009-12-19
7
Dec 2009*
5.992
Owned
Multiple plays. Least favourite and least necessary expansion. The ramps are quite tricky to get up and some players can fail to get up the ramps to the top level. Having another level is actually a bit gimmicky and doesn't add much to the experience. Using the ramps simply to make a mega jump is pretty cool.
2009-12-19
Poker (1810)
10
Jan 2007*
6.548
Great gambling game of skill. Luck is hardly a factor.
2007-01-24*
Power Grid (2004)
7
Apr 2005*
7.923
Owned
This seems like a great game, but the fact that my group can and does calculate every elektro causes the game to bog down. Too slow for my taste.
2005-04-26*
N/A
7.537
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
7.445
Owned
Unplayed
2008-08-22*
N/A
7.474
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
7.381
Owned
Never played
2008-04-23*
Priests of Ra (2009)
9.5
Aug 2010
6.286
Owned
Better than Ra. This is the game Ra should have been. I'd prefer to play this over Ra any day, except for sentimental reasons.
2010-08-17
7.5
Apr 2008*
7.506
Owned
Overrated in my opinion, mostly because it plays best with 5 players, okay with 4 but not so good with just 3. That's not to say it's a bad game. It's good, but not as good as it ranking implies.
2008-04-23*
Puerto Rico (2002)
9
Apr 2005*
8.050
Owned
Great game but I have overplayed it to the point where it is not fun to play with beginners.
2005-04-26*
9
Apr 2005*
7.049
Owned
Brings new life to this game which had become a little stale to me.
2005-04-26*
R-Eco (2003)
6
Feb 2008*
6.334
Owned
Knizia-esque mechanics. A decent filler although a little dry.
2008-02-21*
Ra (1999)
9
Jan 2007*
7.375
Owned
We play this game a lot.
2007-01-24*
8.5
Apr 2008*
7.727
Owned
I think it's better than San Juan, has longer playability, but still has limited playability. It feels like there is a best strategy for each world and if you get the right cards you will win. Sounds bad, but I haven't played it enough to get to that point and still want to play it more.
2008-04-07*
N/A
7.863
Owned
Preordered
Unplayed
2008-04-20*
RattleSnake (2007)
N/A
5.765
Owned
Played a few times. This is a bit like Tier auf Tier, but not nearly as good. The main problem is that you get to the point where it is (or at least appears to be) impossible to place another egg (magnet) without causing the eggs to collide or roll off the board.
2008-04-07*
Red November (2008)
N/A
6.272
Owned
Never played. I figure I should have one coop game in my collection. Hoping this Bruno Faidutti one will be fun.
2009-04-14
6.5
Jul 2009*
6.965
Played once
2009-07-09
N/A
5.620
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
To play with my kids.
2010-12-23
N/A
7.414
Owned
Never played, but very keen to.
2012-09-28
5
Apr 2005*
5.751
Owned
For Trade
I love the Lord of the Rings books and movies but do not like the LotR version of Risk. I'd prefer to play with normal Risk rules so then I end up playing normal Risk which allows up to 6 players.
2005-04-26*
RoboRally (1994)
8
Apr 2005*
7.105
Owned
This is a great game but has a problem with runaway leaders.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2005*
6.949
Owned
Perhaps it adds too much additional complication and mayhem. Recommended for Roborally veterans.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2008*
6.756
Owned
Perhaps it adds too much additional complication and mayhem. Recommended for Roborally veterans.
2008-04-23*
8
Apr 2008*
6.558
Owned
Perhaps it adds too much additional complication and mayhem. Recommended for Roborally veterans.
2008-04-23*
2
Jan 2007*
N/A
Better than tic tac toe thanks to the psychological angle.
2007-01-24*
Roma (2005)
N/A
6.636
Owned
Want To Play
Was waiting for Roma II (now Arena - Roma II), but it looks like they are now different standalone games that are expansions for each other so I'd like to pick up the original.
2009-09-16
Rum & Pirates (2006)
7
Apr 2008*
6.123
Owned
I enjoyed this more the 2nd time I played it. It's a bit like a German version of Talisman. Fast play time, balanced for all players, a splash of luck and proper decisions to be made.
2008-04-23*
Ruse & Bruise (2006)
8
Apr 2008*
6.118
Owned
This is always good fun and still gets laughs.
2008-04-23*
Saboteur (2004)
8
Jun 2008*
6.581
Picked this up directly from the Z-man at the Australian Games Expo 2007. Initially the saboteurs struggled to thwart the golddiggers. Nowadays the saboteurs are regulary succeeding. Much more fun playing a saboteur than a golddigger.
2008-06-15*
N/A
6.676
Owned
Played about 5 rounds of Saboteur 2 with between 5 and 7 people. The rules are woeful - confusing and really skint on describing who wins with all the different possibilities and exceptions. The game is not as simple as the original. Not happy with Zman on that. We'd all played original Saboteur before and even with the player aid the rules regarding who wins were so confusing that the game was unsatisfactory to play. Don't get me wrong, the player aids were clear on the rules, but the players weren't.

There wasn't the same bluffing and guessing that there was in the original. The original was simple and it mostly worked. Actually, in Saboteur 2 I found it straightforward to work out what roles people were. There were some issues with the original and I was hoping that Saboteur 2 would address those. Instead, it changes the game so much that it feels mostly like a different game.

Now the game seems weighted heavily towards the Saboteurs whereas the original seemed weighted towards the Golddiggers, especially when the unused role card was a Saboteur. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just an observation. The Saboteurs' job remains unchanged - stop the Golddiggers reaching the treasure. The Golddiggers now have a two way battle as there is an opposing team of gold diggers that you are competing against and often you are working to stop the other team reaching the gold. With the low number of players we had there were often 2 blue and 1 green Golddigger (or vice versa). The team of 1 Golddigger never won and I think it would be an amazing feat for them to do so.

I reckon the following variant regarding who is considered a winner at the end of the round would play better and be easier to understand. Firstly, forget who makes the connection. If the treasure is reached all Golddiggers win unless blocked by an opposing team's door. Boss is considered a golddigger who always wins if the treasure is reached, regardless of doors. At end of a round, Profiteer simply chooses whether to be a Saboteur, a Blue Golddigger or a Green Golddigger. A Geologist never considered a winner (and simply gets gold based on number of crystals showing). Definitely need to try it out.

I think this covers unusual circumstances like when there is a blue and a green door on the path to the treasure and there is a boss and a profiteer. In this case the Boss is the only winner and earns (5-1=) 4 gold.
2011-10-12
9
Apr 2005*
7.230
Owned
This game deserves the 2004 IGA it received. An excellent and quick strategy game.
2005-04-26*
8.5
Apr 2012
6.432
Played handful of times. Short play time, plenty of meaningful decisions, yet simple rules. Can be hard to judge who's winning which keeps it interesting until the end. What's not to like about this game? Why isn't this game rated higher? It's a bit heavier than Ticket to Ride and you have more to do than simply draw cards most of the time. It's a good game to satisfy players who want more of a game than T2R whilst still being accessible to non-gamers. Why didn't this game get SDJ the year it was released? Who's responsible?
2012-04-02
Samurai (1998)
8
Apr 2008*
7.303
Owned
Fantastic quick filler game with enough depth to keep me coming back for more. Update: with more plays playing time increases and the game becomes more analytical. That's not my style so I avoid playing this with sloths.
2008-04-23*
7
Aug 2010
5.755
Owned
Played once. I like this game. Pity the box is so large. Why should a card game come in such a big box? It should be far more portable. Ideally in a box about the size of Red November.
2010-08-02
San Juan (2004)
8
Apr 2008*
7.220
Owned
I haven't played it in a while, but it feels like there is a best strategy and it therefore comes down to luck.
2008-04-07*
Santiago (2003)
6.5
Jun 2008*
6.927
Played once
2008-06-15*
N/A
5.746
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
When is an English version arriving, if any?
2012-06-18
Scarab Lords (2002)
7
Apr 2007*
5.900
Owned
In the vein of Magic: the Gathering in terms of deck vs. deck, but with a pair of pre-constructed, well balanced decks in the box. Add Minotaur lords for greater variety.
2007-04-02*
Scrabble (1948)
7
Apr 2008*
6.265
Owned
Does "anal retentive" have a hyphen in it?
2008-04-23*
SET (1988)
6.5
Apr 2008*
6.341
Owned
I've had good fun playing this game, but as a filler it doesn't get played that much. It seems that there is a vast skill level difference between newbies and advanced playes.
2008-04-23*
N/A
6.380
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
5.757
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
N/A
5.656
Owned
Never played
2008-04-07*
5.5
Jun 2008*
5.879
Played once. Seemed a bit pointless. We all ended up with 1 duck each left and then it came down to luck. On top of that, it has huge kingmaker potential as eliminated players still get to play cards.
2008-06-15*
Skat (1810)
7
Apr 2005*
6.280
A great 3 player card game.
2005-04-26*
Small World (2009)
9
Sep 2009*
7.348
Owned
Played once. I like it a lot.
2009-05-30
9
Dec 2011
7.197
Owned
Want To Play
Played once. I reckon that if you took out the Popular Places and Righteous Relics, I think the game is a little simpler and cleaner than the original. I found the board a bit easier to grasp. I like the mechanics of the river. With the PP and RR in the game is a bit more complicated, but no more so than Ticket to Ride Europe is than the original T2R.
2011-12-08
N/A
7.269
Owned
Unplayed
2009-12-21
N/A
6.867
Owned
I'll be a sucker for all Small World expansions.
2010-06-30
Smash Up (2012)
7.5
Jul 2014
6.832
Owned
Played twice. A surprisingly good game. Works surprisingly well, in my opinion, with 2 players. Games with more than 2p are lengthier than I'd like and I reckon the base game could have come with more than 8 factions - which are all used in a 4p game, to give it more variety. Sure there are expansions, but these are relatively expensive. Even more so than the base game. Quite pricey as far as non collectible card games go.
2014-07-14
Snarf Quest (2001)
N/A
N/A
Owned
Never played. Mainly bought it as a collector's piece.
2008-04-07*
Snow Tails (2008)
9
Apr 2012
6.767
Owned
Played twice. My first pure race game. Excellent fun.
2009-11-11
7
Nov 2009*
5.964
Owned
It's good to have the bonus tile, but it didn't make any difference in our game. Perhaps it needs to go just before a sharp corner.
2009-11-11
8
Apr 2008*
6.159
Owned
This does appear to fix the problems I felt existed with the standard game.
2008-04-07*
Stone Age (2008)
8.5
Sep 2009*
7.565
Owned
Wanna play more.
2008-06-21*
6.5
Jun 2008*
5.458
Have played "the High Druid" (Political Game), "Chariots of Stone Henge" (Race Game) and "Arthurian Ghost Knights". So far I've really enjoyed the High Druid. The others are okay, but not great.
2008-06-21*
N/A
6.144
Interesting and interested
2013-02-10
Strozzi (2008)
7.5
Jan 2009*
6.232
Owned
Played twice. Once with 6 at the AGE, once with 4. I liked it enough to buy it at the Expo. Games that play 6p and don't take an age are hard to come by, and this one fits the bill perfectly. Worked fine with 4 too.
2009-09-23
Sylla (2008)
N/A
6.448
Owned
"Why must I collect all the Ystari games?" you ask. Because they have all been worthy so far.
2008-09-03*
Taj Mahal (2000)
7.5
Apr 2008*
7.171
Owned
It seems like there's always one player that's having a rough time when playing this game.
2008-04-23*
Talisman (1983)
8
Apr 2005*
6.172
Owned
Pure fun.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2008*
6.262
Owned
I wouldn't play Talisman without this. More cards means more variety.
2008-04-23*
6
Apr 2005*
5.644
Want In Trade
I wish I'd bought this when it was available, even though it is the lamest of the Talisman expansions.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2008*
6.227
Owned
I wouldn't play Talisman without this. More cards means more variety.
2008-04-23*
Taluva (2006)
6
Jun 2008*
6.970
Played once
2008-06-15*
Thebes (2007)
7
Apr 2008*
7.041
Owned
This game has some great mechanics. I love the turn order mechanism. However, the games I've played so far have been around the 2 hour mark. I didn't mind the random factor, but not for games that take that long. There's more calculation in this game than it appears at first glance. If people don't think during other player's turns then the game is too slow.
2008-04-07*
8
May 2006*
6.960
Owned
Tough one for us colourblind players.
2006-05-26*
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