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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7 Wonders (2010)
N/A
7.798
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Abandon Ship (2009)
6
Jun 2014
5.943
Owned
7
Oct 2014
7.379
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Ambush! (1983)
7
Oct 2014
6.729
Owned
One of my favorites from my teenage years. Haven't played it in a while.
2009-02-23
N/A
6.243
Owned
N/A
6.189
Owned
Android (2008)
9.5
Feb 2009*
6.524
Owned
Plays: 1
Think of it as you're trying to make the best cyberpunk detective movie rather than solving a murder. My other current favorite game.

Fantastic at two players, bogs down with more.
2014-10-11
9.5
May 2013
8.001
Owned
English second edition
Year: 2010
N/A
5.988
Owned
Arkham Horror (2005)
7
Aug 2007*
7.275
Owned
While it's odd to think that you can actually win against Cthulhu, it's a fun little strategy game that sometimes lasts for longer than it should. The amount of table space required for the game is too much. We joke that if we ever get the Dunwich Horror expansion, we'll need to push two pool tables together to play. While the board and graphic design is just beautiful, the board should have been redesigned to allow neighborhood cards to be placed on the board.
2007-08-24*
7
Sep 2012
6.973
Owned
5
Jun 2014
7.542
Owned
Each time we've played with this expansion, it didn't seem to add anything to the game. The Dunwich Horror itself never materialized over multiple plays. It just seemed like a waste of an expansion. Looking for a board expansion for AH? Kingsport is your best bet.
2014-06-03
7
Sep 2012
6.992
Owned
A fun expansion, except you're regulating one investigator to a separate board for the entire game.
2014-10-11
7
Sep 2012
6.932
Owned
7
Oct 2014
6.026
Owned
A nice light wargame with asymmetric sides.
2014-10-11
6
Feb 2009*
6.211
Owned
A fun game that hasn't been played in the house in years.
2009-02-23
BANG! (2002)
6
Jun 2014
6.519
Owned
Played with the Dodge City expansion. I think the sweet spot with this game is at five players or higher. I dislike games with player elimination, but because the game is so short, if you're killed in the first few rounds, you'll be back in a few minutes later.
2008-05-19*
N/A
6.638
Owned
Battle Hymn (1986)
6
Oct 2014
6.062
Owned
I prefer the European theater of Ambush over the Pacific front.
2014-10-11
BattleLore (2006)
8.5
Feb 2009*
7.244
Owned
A fun miniatures battle game.
2007-08-24*
N/A
6.631
Owned
N/A
6.309
Owned
N/A
6.424
Owned
10
Jan 2009*
7.708
Owned
Plays: 2
Currently one of my favorite games.
2008-09-05*
BattleTech (1985)
6
Oct 2014
6.561
Owned
6.5
Sep 2012
6.425
Owned
5
Oct 2014
5.521
Owned
6
Oct 2014
5.830
Owned
Bears! (2011)
N/A
5.689
Owned
8
May 2013
6.199
Owned
Always fun, always feels a bit long, always feels a bit short. Strange.
2014-10-11
9
Sep 2012
7.215
Owned
A fun, faster Blood Bowl experience that's not all about the miniatures.
2014-10-11
7
Jun 2012
6.250
Owned
Plays: 1
Yet another one of my favorite board games. BtVS has surprising strategy and depth for a game designed for casual gamers.
2007-08-24*
Can't Stop (1980)
N/A
6.733
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
6
May 2008*
5.693
Owned
The comments on the cards and the interaction between players make this game fun. Mechanics, meh.
2008-05-19*
Carcassonne (2000)
7
Jul 2009*
7.348
Owned
Nice fast light game, great with two players.
2009-02-19*
Catan (1995)
4
Oct 2014
7.223
Owned
Played three times, won or came in second all three. Nothing there that makes me want to put this back on the table.
2014-10-11
Citadels (2000)
7.5
Jun 2014
7.115
Owned
When I've played, it's best as a two-player game. With a full run of eight or nine players, there's too much down time between plays. Also ignore the rule about limiting the number of purple districts you can substitute from the expansion.
2008-05-19*
Creationary (2009)
6
Sep 2012
5.820
Owned
"Game"
2014-10-11
N/A
7.841
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
7.215
Owned
N/A
6.339
Owned
Diplomacy (1959)
10
May 2013
6.903
Owned
I'm from Cat23. Anyway, I love this game. Haven't played in years, but I love this game. So simple, so strife-inducing.
2008-05-19*
N/A
6.533
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Domaine (2003)
9
Feb 2009*
6.794
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
The sweet spot with this game is right there at four players: there is lots of conflict at that level. It's one of those games where you're agonizing over the choices you have to make -- too few resources to do everything you want to right now, so you're sweating it out turn by turn. Great strategy game. This is in my top ten board games.
2008-05-19*
Dominare (2012)
N/A
6.136
Owned
Own it, haven't played it. I was on the graphic design team for the board and other elements.
2014-10-11
8
Jun 2012
6.801
Owned
8
Jun 2012
6.877
Owned
8
Jun 2011
7.747
Owned
8
Jun 2012
8.124
Owned
8
Jun 2012
7.916
Owned
8
Oct 2014
6.950
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Holy crap, this is so much fun and plays quickly. If you're not making little screaming noises as you throwing Pompeii's citizens into the volcano, you're missing out on the fun of gaming.
2014-10-11
N/A
6.257
Owned
Dungeon Roll (2013)
5
Oct 2014
6.104
Owned
Like Yahtzee, but more enjoyable. Complete lack of player interaction, apart from having the other player roll one set of dice. It's a single player game masquerading as a mutliplayer.
2014-10-11
Dungeon! (1975)
5.5
Oct 2014
5.783
Owned
A pure dice fest, suitable for younger children.
2014-10-11
Eclipse (2011)
8.5
Oct 2014
7.940
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
A thick meaty steak of a game that I know my wife would love.
2014-10-11
7
Oct 2014
6.983
Owned
A very well-designed deck builder, but could use some more player interaction.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.030
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
7
Oct 2014
7.215
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
An interesting coop game that offers multiple strategies, but a bit dry.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.237
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
6.5
Oct 2014
6.835
Owned
Nice and light. A hit with the kiddo, but tends to be a cooperative game where one player just tells the others what to do.
2014-10-11
Formula D (2008)
7.5
Oct 2014
6.984
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
A crazy fun game that scales up easily and is fun with any number of players.
2014-10-11
8.5
Sep 2012
6.096
Owned
One of my favorite games from the 80s that still holds up today. It's a long slog of a game -- four hours at least -- but really worth playing at least once.
2014-10-11
Fresco (2010)
7
Oct 2014
7.204
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
I played this back in Arizona quite a few times. It's an enjoyable game.
2014-10-11
N/A
6.384
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Friday (2011)
7
Sep 2012
7.072
Owned
Ghost Stories (2008)
6
Feb 2009*
7.276
Owned
I want to like this game, but it's insanely difficult. It feels more like a puzzle to solve than an actual game.
2008-08-19*
N/A
5.695
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
I'm interested in this to see how it compares to the 'mech deckbuilder I worked on a few years back.
2014-10-11
8
Jun 2014
6.752
Owned
It's as cutthroat as Diplomacy, but for kids!
2014-06-03
6
Sep 2012
5.464
Owned
Iconica (2008)
6
Sep 2012
5.578
Owned
Very attractive artwork in a dicefest.
2014-10-11
Incan Gold (2006)
7.5
Jun 2014
6.692
Owned
A simple push-your-luck game that's even better with a gigantic crowd.
2014-10-11
7
Oct 2009*
5.591
Owned
Plays: 3
A fun little single player game of Pandemic that plays in about twenty minutes. Although the real Pandemic also plays in about twenty minutes, so if you're going to scavenge your copy of Pandemic for wooden cubes, you might as well play that.

But I like the look of the map on this version of Pandemic better.
2009-10-20
Infiltration (2012)
6
Oct 2014
6.422
Owned
It's Incan Gold, but with more options! Yay! ...and a way to mathematically calculate the optimal point to head out of the temple. Boo!
2014-10-11
Inn-Fighting (2007)
5
Sep 2012
5.697
Owned
Jamaica (2007)
7.5
Jan 2011
6.888
Owned
I've had a chance to play this and want a copy to play with my daughter when she's older. It's still fun for adults.
2008-05-29*
Titanic Games edition 2006
Year: 2006
6
Sep 2012
6.030
Owned
King of Tokyo (2011)
N/A
7.334
Owned
N/A
6.909
Owned
Kingsburg (2007)
N/A
7.146
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Lascaux (2007)
9
Feb 2009*
5.976
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
I dislike auction games. This auction game is great. Totally on my list.
2009-02-12*
8
Jul 2009*
6.931
Owned
I've played this several times. It's the only zombie game I've seen that feels like an actual zombie movie. I've stopped working on my dream of a zombie movie game because the world has Last Night on Earth.
2008-01-16*
8.5
Jun 2012
5.266
Owned
A five minute game that's super simple to learn and even simpler to play. Completely overpriced at $25, a bargain during FFG's yearly Christmas/Winter sale.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.304
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
This looks cool. We like hidden movement games like Scotland Yard, didn't care for the imbalance of Fury of Dracula, but this Jack the Ripper themed game looks like it's more of a Scotland Yard with wings. Would love to break this one out.
2014-10-11
Libertalia (2012)
7
Sep 2012
7.099
Owned
3
Feb 2009*
5.621
Owned
As the King, I had to do considerable prepwork before the game session, such as creating a list of all the Status cards so the Treasurer could know what cards were out there and what they did. A first-time player would never know this information, which would completely hamper the Treasurer's abilities. I had to create a King portfolio to use as a cheat sheet during the game. These were simple things that should have come up in the playtest.

There was a mechanism in the game that effectively removed a player from the game for the last four of the seven turns we played. This adds No Fun to the game. Assuming this was fixed and you'd get a 5.5 rating. As it stands, you're looking at about a 3 rating for this game. See RangerRob's comment below (rating 2) for more details. Rob was the one that was forced to sit out of the game for half our time.

The components needed to have been gone over once more before final release: The Royal Bastard's portfolio says he loses the heir status when his "influence" goes below 2. In the game, the two terms used are "Status" and "Favor". Small things like that can be found scattered about in the game components.

The art and presentation, while nice are not up to White Wolf's caliber.
2008-05-19*
7
Feb 2009*
6.715
Owned
A gorgeous game and a fun cooperative play game. It's best in the 3-4 player range.
2007-08-24*
6
Jun 2014
7.453
Owned
Feels more like a puzzle to solve instead of a game.

2014 comment update: Now with the sheer number of cards available, deckmaking seems more of a chore than solo fun. Playing still seems like a puzzle to solve.
2014-10-11
7
Oct 2014
7.709
Owned
A lightly-thematic worker placement game that doesn't seem to have much depth. Lovely light experience with a fantastic box insert.
2014-10-11
Lost Cities (1999)
6
May 2008*
7.040
Owned
Nice light two-player game. We have more two player games that are funner, so this doesn't get played too often.
2009-02-23
Machi Koro (2012)
N/A
6.828
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Martian Dice (2011)
6.5
Oct 2014
6.170
Owned
A quick dicefest without any player interaction. Like Yahtzee, but enjoyable.
2014-10-11
Mercante (2012)
N/A
5.788
Owned
I haven't played it, but was on the graphic design team for the game. It's not really the type of game I enjoy playing.
2014-10-11
7.5
Oct 2014
7.358
Owned
A strange little game that harkens back to wargaming, but there's very little maneuvering in play, leaving the only tactic worth pursuing is "clump together and let the badguys come to you". A cute game where the dressing and storyline make up for the repetitious gameplay.
2014-10-11
Michelangelo (2008)
3
Jun 2012
5.513
Incorrectly-sized components (discs too large for the board) plus a theme so loosely painted on you'd think it's a Reiner Knizia game.
2012-06-23
9.5
Feb 2009*
6.696
Prev. Owned
Yet another favorite game. I only wish it was playable as a two-player game.
2008-05-19*
6.5
Sep 2012
6.370
Owned
7
Jun 2012
6.305
Owned
8
May 2008*
6.421
Owned
Best with a full group of sleuthing monks. If you find this game coming out onto the table often, think about laminating a group of suspect cards. Beautiful board and artwork.
2008-05-19*
Nightfall (2011)
6
Oct 2014
6.409
Owned
Although I did the design for the cards, the game play feels weak compared to other deckbuilding games.

I'm also a bit soured on the game as AEG left my name off the credits, only included my name in the expansion's credits, and didn't update the online rulebook with my name.
2014-10-11
Niya (2012)
N/A
5.951
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
I had a chance to try this out at New York Toy Fair. It seems a simple, light, two-player game.
2014-10-11
N/A
6.376
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Pandemic (2007)
7.5
Oct 2014
7.585
Owned
8
Oct 2014
7.916
Owned
This makes Pandemic into a better game.
2014-10-11
N/A
5.774
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
5.683
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
5.661
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
5.636
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
5.607
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
6.693
Owned
N/A
5.912
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
5.5
Jun 2014
5.352
Owned
5.5
Sep 2012
5.460
Owned
A silly game with the six year old.
2012-09-24
6
Nov 2009*
7.197
The game takes longer than it looks like it should. In a three-hour game, there seemed to be about two hour's worth of fun. Now, that's still fun, but it seemed as if the game kept dragging, even though we didn't seem to delay the game with action point paralysis.
2008-01-16*
N/A
7.197
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Pirate King (2006)
N/A
5.552
Owned
PitchCar (1995)
N/A
7.057
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Plunder (2004)
5
May 2013
5.813
Owned
N/A
6.371
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Red November (2008)
6.5
Sep 2012
6.273
Owned
Ren Faire (2009)
5.5
Oct 2014
5.472
Owned
6
Oct 2014
6.854
Owned
What's the difference between Rex and Dune? Rex plays a bit faster and smoother. The dust storm goes in the opposite direction. And after several demos and plays of Rex, it always either ends on turn three or turn eight, so keep that in mind, re-skinned Bene Gesserits.
2014-10-11
Rhino Hero (2011)
N/A
6.314
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Rhino Hero (2011)
N/A
6.314
Risk Legacy (2011)
N/A
7.328
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
7.900
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
It took us about three turns to get the game to click, but even with that, about one o'clock in the morning after a long game, I knew that this was going to be a good game.
2014-10-11
RoboRally (1994)
7.5
Feb 2009*
7.106
Owned
I love this game but can never get a group to play this with. I have the original WotC version without the sand timer.
2009-02-23
Rush n' Crush (2009)
N/A
5.953
Owned
Own, haven't played, looks to be a more complex and fiddly version of Formula D.
2014-10-11
Saboteur (2004)
8
Jun 2012
6.584
Owned
One of my favorite large group games.
2012-06-23
Saga (2004)
4
Feb 2009*
5.697
Owned
As a two-player game, it goes on about ten minutes too long. You're just waiting for a play that the other player doesn't see. I haven't played this with three or four, but I suspect that the fun factor increases with the number of players.
2008-05-19*
San Juan (2004)
7.5
Jun 2014
7.221
Prev. Owned
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Plays: 3
My wife and I have played this game several times, she totally loves it. The game is an excellent two player game.
2008-05-19*
Scotland Yard (1983)
7
Jan 2013
6.418
Owned
A clever deduction game that we'll be teaching the kiddo.
2013-01-26
8
May 2014
7.275
Owned
Far more enjoyable than I had hoped for, given the game's presentation.
2014-10-11
N/A
6.795
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
7.5
Oct 2014
7.053
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
A fine cooperative game that I wouldn't mind getting a copy of. The tension in this is a magnitude less than in Battlestar Galactica, but it's not as vicious as that game. Possibly a game I'd play with the family until the girl is old enough for a game with traitor roles.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.437
Owned
I've heard so many good things about this, I think it would be fun to play with the family.
2014-10-11
Snake Oil (2010)
N/A
6.258
Owned
Snow Tails (2008)
N/A
6.768
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Formula D with dogs?
2009-07-28
7
Jan 2013
6.305
Owned
An incredibly stupid game that's incredibly fun.
2013-01-26
Space Alert (2008)
8
Oct 2014
7.445
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Played it once, loved the chaos. Would love to play this with the family.
2014-10-11
N/A
6.556
Owned
6
Oct 2014
6.813
Owned
4
Oct 2014
5.518
Owned
There are better games to play with children.
2014-10-11
N/A
5.992
Owned
Straw (2006)
6
Jan 2013
5.823
Owned
A quick little counting game we play with the little girl. Simple math, some decent endgame strategy.
2013-01-26
Sushi Go! (2013)
N/A
6.956
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Suspend (2012)
6
Oct 2014
5.636
Owned
A clever dexterity game.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.095
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Tannhäuser (2007)
N/A
6.175
Owned
I've owned this for a while and would like to break this out and run it, but the rulebook... Too many other fun games I'd rather play than read through it.
2014-10-11
7
Oct 2014
6.846
Owned
RAMPAAAAAGE
2014-10-11
N/A
N/A
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
The playtest blogs on F:AT make this game look so nice. I definitely would like to give this one a test drive.
2009-07-23
6.5
Jan 2013
7.049
Owned
N/A
6.701
Owned
Disappointed to discover it wasn't an actual expansion, but another game entirely, and one that didn't play as well as the original.
2014-10-11
7
Jun 2014
7.421
Owned
My in-laws, who are afraid of new games and always default to the safe card games that they know how to play, extended their visit with us by a day to play more of that trains game.
2008-05-19*
N/A
7.432
I really just want the snowy cards so I can use them in the Switzerland 2-3 player expansion.
2008-08-19*
5
Feb 2009*
6.077
Owned
Played once, hated the basic rules. Would play again with a few house rules added.
2009-02-23
Tikal (1999)
7
Feb 2009*
7.233
Owned
As long as I don't have to play with AP players it's a fun game.
2009-02-23
8
Apr 2013
6.308
Owned
Yahtzee, but actually fun! No, it's really fun!
2014-10-11
Tokaido (2012)
N/A
6.786
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Trains (2012)
N/A
7.100
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
5.5
Sep 2012
5.547
Owned
Fast, fun, light game. Mainly trick-taking. The only thing that holds my rating back is the art direction on the game.
2008-05-19*
N/A
5.842
Owned
Haven't played it. The game doesn't look as interesting as I thought it could be. Will have to actually take this out and try it with my WoD friends.
2009-02-23
N/A
7.880
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
8
Jun 2014
6.666
Owned
We love this game. I introduced it to friends, family, complete strangers -- they all can't get enough of the game. The other WW1 versions are on my ever growing birthday list.
2008-05-19*
7
May 2013
6.531
Owned
5
May 2013
5.959
Owned
Kinda cool, but we like PvE realms in the actual MMO. This game more replicates a PvP realm.
2013-01-26
N/A
6.375
Owned
N/A
6.860
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Yahtzee (1956)
1
Oct 2014
5.197
My in-laws love this game. It's a solitary game where you compare your totals at the end. You just might as well play at home and call each other to see who won.
2007-08-24*
7
Jul 2008*
5.996
Owned
Plays: 1
Pretty decent game.
2009-02-23
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