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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7 Wonders (2010)
8
Feb 2011
7.800
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
8
Jul 2009*
7.443
Alhambra (2003)
7.5
Apr 2008*
6.970
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*
8
Feb 2008*
6.629
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*
8
Apr 2012
6.485
Arkadia (2006)
7.5
Apr 2008*
6.750
Owned
Plays quick and requires plenty of meaningful decisions. What's not to like?
2008-04-23*
Attika (2003)
7.5
Sep 2009*
6.862
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
Balloon Cup (2003)
8
Apr 2008*
6.567
Owned
Good holiday 2p game to play with my girlfriend.
2008-04-23*
Battle Line (2000)
7.5
Nov 2008*
7.290
Owned
Very good 2 player game. Very good.
2008-08-22*
Biblios (2007)
8
Apr 2013
7.009
Owned
Reminiscent if 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.
2013-04-01
8
Apr 2008*
6.195
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
8
Sep 2008*
6.243
Owned
Played once
2008-04-07*
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
Rio Grande English edition 2008
Year: 2008
8
Apr 2012
6.573
Owned
8
Apr 2008*
6.690
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*
Category 5 (1994)
8
Apr 2012
6.758
7.5
Nov 2008*
6.793
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*
7.5
Jun 2007*
6.658
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*
Coloretto (2003)
7.5
Apr 2012
6.890
Owned
8
Jan 2007*
6.679
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*
6.995
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*
7.5
Apr 2012
7.455
Owned
Played 4 times. Games are reasonably quick, better than I expected.
2012-09-28
Darjeeling (2007)
8
Nov 2008*
6.172
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*
Diamant (2005)
7.5
Apr 2007*
6.538
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*
8
Apr 2012
7.922
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
7.5
Apr 2012
6.949
8
Sep 2013
7.036
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
8
Mar 2008*
6.450
Owned
I like this filler a lot. Always gets some laughs. As good as "For Sale".
2008-03-04*
Fjords (2005)
8
Jan 2007*
6.443
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*
7.116
Owned
Perhaps the best filler around. Very little down time and accommodates up to 6 players. Love it!
2007-02-27*
Fresco (2010)
8
Apr 2012
7.205
8
Jun 2008*
7.420
Owned
Woohoo! This is great fun. Definitely my favourite real time game played to date.
2008-06-15*
Goa (2004)
8
Jul 2007*
7.549
Owned
Not quite enough player interaction for my liking, but still quite addictive neverthe less.
2007-07-18*
7.5
Apr 2008*
6.045
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*
7.5
Feb 2009*
6.441
Owned
Good solid lite game that's more than a filler.
2008-06-15*
8
Apr 2005*
6.042
Owned
Some of the new characters are not very balanced. However, it still improves upon the original game.
2005-04-26*
High Society (1995)
8
Apr 2012
6.597
Owned
Supoib!
2007-01-24*
Illuminati (1982)
8
Apr 2005*
6.000
Owned
8
May 2006*
5.786
8
May 2006*
5.776
8
Apr 2005*
5.588
Owned
8
May 2006*
6.355
Owned
8
Jun 2008*
7.273
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*
Innovation (2010)
8
Apr 2012
7.137
Owned
Want To Play
Kahuna (1998)
8
Feb 2007*
6.499
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*
6.322
Owned
Played once. Good fun. Great gateway.
2009-09-23
Kingsburg (2007)
8
Apr 2012
7.145
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2011
8
Apr 2012
7.449
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
8
Apr 2012
6.525
7.5
Jul 2009*
6.958
Memoir '44 (2004)
8
Jan 2007*
7.406
Owned
I'm not a fan of wargames, but this game I can play.
2007-01-24*
Modern Art (1992)
8
Apr 2008*
7.190
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*
Mr. Jack (2006)
7.5
Apr 2008*
7.010
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*
Municipium (2008)
8
Nov 2009*
6.155
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
Niagara (2004)
8
Jan 2007*
6.437
Owned
The way the river moves in this game really impressed me the first game I played.
2007-01-24*
No Thanks! (2004)
7.5
Jun 2008*
6.933
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*
7.271
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*
Oh Hell! (1930)
8
Jan 2007*
6.154
Palazzo (2005)
8
Jan 2007*
6.311
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*
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*
7.094
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*
7.063
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*
6.883
Owned
Multiple plays. A must if you have PitchCar, if only so you can get longer tracks.
2009-12-19
7.9
Dec 2009*
6.355
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
Apr 2012
5.952
Owned
8
Apr 2012
6.772
Owned
7.5
Apr 2008*
7.517
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*
RoboRally (1994)
8
Apr 2005*
7.107
Owned
This is a great game but has a problem with runaway leaders.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2005*
6.967
Owned
Perhaps it adds too much additional complication and mayhem. Recommended for Roborally veterans.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2008*
6.771
Owned
Perhaps it adds too much additional complication and mayhem. Recommended for Roborally veterans.
2008-04-23*
8
Apr 2008*
6.572
Owned
Perhaps it adds too much additional complication and mayhem. Recommended for Roborally veterans.
2008-04-23*
Ruse & Bruise (2006)
8
Apr 2008*
6.121
Owned
This is always good fun and still gets laughs.
2008-04-23*
Saboteur (2004)
8
Jun 2008*
6.585
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*
Samurai (1998)
8
Apr 2008*
7.306
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*
San Juan (2004)
8
Apr 2008*
7.223
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*
Smash Up (2012)
7.5
Jul 2014
6.834
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
8
Apr 2008*
6.169
Owned
This does appear to fix the problems I felt existed with the standard game.
2008-04-07*
Strozzi (2008)
7.5
Jan 2009*
6.236
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
Taj Mahal (2000)
7.5
Apr 2008*
7.177
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*
6.179
Owned
Pure fun.
2005-04-26*
8
Apr 2008*
6.267
Owned
I wouldn't play Talisman without this. More cards means more variety.
2008-04-23*
8
Apr 2008*
6.236
Owned
I wouldn't play Talisman without this. More cards means more variety.
2008-04-23*
8
May 2006*
6.966
Owned
Tough one for us colourblind players.
2006-05-26*
8
Jan 2007*
6.404
Owned
A surprisingly good game, with little down time.
2007-01-24*
Vikings (2007)
8
Apr 2008*
7.123
Owned
After 3 plays I like this game very much. I like it more with 3 players than 4p, which is unsual. Theme is very artificial. However, in my last game I felt as though I had no control. I'm leaning towards thinking last player is at a disadvantage.
2008-04-07*
Wheedle (2002)
7.5
Jun 2008*
5.744
Owned
An excellent 5 or 6 player real time filler game. Love it. Doesn't do your voice box any good.
2008-06-15*
8
Jun 2008*
6.708
Owned
I have the Alea (Royal Turf) version. Takes 6 players, which is a good thing as it's one of the few 6p games which doesn't drag on. Tip: be sure to bet on Red Fox, it always comes in the top 3.
2008-06-15*
Yspahan (2006)
8
Apr 2008*
7.005
Owned
This game works really well. I don't feel like luck of the dice wrecks the game. I like the challenge of picking the best option given the throw of the dice.
2008-04-07*
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