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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7 Wonders (2010)
7
Jan 2016
7.778
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Abandon Ship (2009)
6
Jun 2014
5.920
Owned
7
Oct 2014
7.376
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Ambush! (1983)
7
Oct 2014
6.722
Owned
One of my favorites from my teenage years. Haven't played it in a while.
2009-02-23
N/A
6.221
Owned
N/A
6.169
Owned
Android (2008)
9.5
Feb 2009*
6.510
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
7.930
Owned
English second edition
Year: 2010
N/A
5.962
Owned
Arkham Horror (2005)
7
Aug 2007*
7.243
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
6.946
Owned
5
Jun 2014
7.512
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
6.968
Owned
A fun expansion, except you're regulating one investigator to a separate board for the entire game.
2014-10-11
7
Sep 2012
6.908
Owned
7
Oct 2014
6.005
Owned
A nice light wargame with asymmetric sides.
2014-10-11
6
Feb 2009*
6.186
Owned
A fun game that hasn't been played in the house in years.
2009-02-23
BANG! (2002)
6
Jun 2014
6.484
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*
6
Jan 2016
6.613
Owned
Battle Hymn (1986)
6
Oct 2014
6.040
Owned
I prefer the European theater of Ambush over the Pacific front.
2014-10-11
BattleLore (2006)
8.5
Feb 2009*
7.224
Owned
A fun miniatures battle game.
2007-08-24*
N/A
6.592
Owned
N/A
6.266
Owned
N/A
6.370
Owned
10
Jan 2009*
7.681
Owned
Plays: 2
Currently one of my favorite games.
2008-09-05*
BattleTech (1985)
6
Oct 2014
6.554
Owned
6.5
Sep 2012
6.434
Owned
5
Oct 2014
5.519
Owned
6
Oct 2014
5.820
Owned
Bears! (2011)
5
Jan 2016
5.667
Owned
8
May 2013
6.201
Owned
Always fun, always feels a bit long, always feels a bit short. Strange.
2014-10-11
9
Sep 2012
7.191
Owned
A fun, faster Blood Bowl experience that's not all about the miniatures.
2014-10-11
7
Jun 2012
6.227
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)
6
Jan 2016
6.723
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
6
May 2008*
5.686
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*
7.340
Owned
Nice fast light game, great with two players.
2009-02-19*
Catan (1995)
4
Oct 2014
7.184
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
7.092
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
5.803
Owned
"Game"
2014-10-11
9
Jan 2016
7.821
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
7.191
Owned
N/A
6.299
Owned
Diplomacy (1959)
10
May 2013
6.885
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
6.560
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Domaine (2003)
9
Feb 2009*
6.771
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
6.122
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
6.782
Owned
8
Jun 2012
6.847
Owned
8
Jun 2011
7.717
Owned
8
Jun 2012
8.092
Owned
8
Jun 2012
7.897
Owned
8
Oct 2014
6.938
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
6.239
Owned
Dungeon Roll (2013)
5
Oct 2014
6.072
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
5.777
Owned
A pure dice fest, suitable for younger children.
2014-10-11
Eclipse (2011)
8.5
Oct 2014
7.914
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
6.976
Owned
A very well-designed deck builder, but could use some more player interaction.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.014
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
7
Oct 2014
7.184
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
An interesting coop game that offers multiple strategies, but a bit dry.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.219
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
6.5
Oct 2014
6.808
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
6.957
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
6.093
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
7.192
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
6.523
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Friday (2011)
7
Sep 2012
7.057
Owned
Ghost Stories (2008)
6
Feb 2009*
7.270
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
5.681
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
6.727
Owned
It's as cutthroat as Diplomacy, but for kids!
2014-06-03
6
Sep 2012
5.462
Owned
Iconica (2008)
6
Sep 2012
5.571
Owned
Very attractive artwork in a dicefest.
2014-10-11
Incan Gold (2006)
7.5
Jun 2014
6.689
Owned
A simple push-your-luck game that's even better with a gigantic crowd.
2014-10-11
7
Oct 2009*
5.579
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
6.409
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
5.690
Owned
Jamaica (2007)
7.5
Jan 2011
6.918
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
6.015
Owned
King of Tokyo (2011)
6
Jan 2016
7.282
Owned
6
Jan 2016
6.919
Owned
Kingsburg (2007)
7
Jan 2016
7.137
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Lascaux (2007)
9
Feb 2009*
5.963
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
I dislike auction games. This auction game is great. Totally on my list.
2009-02-12*
8
Jul 2009*
6.901
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
5.261
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
7.290
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
7.114
Owned
3
Feb 2009*
5.624
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*
6.697
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
7.449
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
7.697
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*
7.041
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
6.762
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Martian Dice (2011)
6.5
Oct 2014
6.146
Owned
A quick dicefest without any player interaction. Like Yahtzee, but enjoyable.
2014-10-11
Mercante (2012)
N/A
5.804
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
7.334
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
5.508
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*
6.693
Prev. Owned
Yet another favorite game. I only wish it was playable as a two-player game.
2008-05-19*
6.5
Sep 2012
6.362
Owned
7
Jun 2012
6.300
Owned
8
May 2008*
6.407
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
6.370
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
6.053
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
6.352
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Pandemic (2008)
7.5
Oct 2014
7.588
Owned
9
Jan 2016
8.283
Owned
8
Oct 2014
7.910
Owned
This makes Pandemic into a better game.
2014-10-11
N/A
5.816
N/A
5.765
N/A
5.722
N/A
5.697
N/A
5.684
5
Jan 2016
6.750
Owned
N/A
6.000
5.5
Jun 2014
5.346
Owned
5.5
Sep 2012
5.456
Owned
A silly game with the six year old.
2012-09-24
6
Nov 2009*
7.189
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*
7
Jan 2016
7.189
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Pirate King (2006)
N/A
5.526
Owned
PitchCar (1995)
N/A
7.058
Plunder (2004)
5
May 2013
5.793
Owned
6
Jan 2016
6.358
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Red November (2008)
6.5
Sep 2012
6.261
Owned
Ren Faire (2009)
5.5
Oct 2014
5.458
Owned
6
Oct 2014
6.826
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
6.580
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Risk Legacy (2011)
N/A
7.313
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
7.5
Jan 2016
7.866
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*
7.091
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
5.935
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
6.568
Owned
One of my favorite large group games.
2012-06-23
Saga (2004)
4
Feb 2009*
5.683
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
7.212
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
6.414
Owned
A clever deduction game that we'll be teaching the kiddo.
2013-01-26
8
May 2014
7.212
Owned
Far more enjoyable than I had hoped for, given the game's presentation.
2014-10-11
7
Jan 2016
6.840
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
7.5
Oct 2014
7.051
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
8
Jan 2016
7.538
Owned
Three bad cases out of ten? Not too shabby. Holmes cheats, quite a bit.
2016-01-12
Snake Oil (2010)
6
Jan 2016
6.355
Owned
Snow Tails (2008)
N/A
6.773
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Formula D with dogs?
2009-07-28
7
Jan 2013
6.279
Owned
An incredibly stupid game that's incredibly fun.
2013-01-26
Space Alert (2008)
8
Oct 2014
7.423
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Played it once, loved the chaos. Would love to play this with the family.
2014-10-11
7
Jan 2016
6.640
Owned
6
Oct 2014
6.808
Owned
4
Oct 2014
5.524
Owned
There are better games to play with children.
2014-10-11
N/A
5.974
Owned
Straw (2006)
6
Jan 2013
5.819
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
7.021
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Suspend (2012)
6
Oct 2014
5.657
Owned
A clever dexterity game.
2014-10-11
N/A
7.091
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Tannhäuser (2007)
N/A
6.170
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
6.809
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
7.044
Owned
6
Jan 2016
6.678
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
7.410
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*
6.063
Owned
Played once, hated the basic rules. Would play again with a few house rules added.
2009-02-23
Tikal (1999)
7
Feb 2009*
7.224
Owned
As long as I don't have to play with AP players it's a fun game.
2009-02-23
8
Apr 2013
6.294
Owned
Yahtzee, but actually fun! No, it's really fun!
2014-10-11
Tokaido (2012)
8
Jan 2016
6.859
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Trains (2012)
N/A
7.070
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
7.899
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
8
Jun 2014
6.640
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
6.503
Owned
5
May 2013
5.930
Owned
Kinda cool, but we like PvE realms in the actual MMO. This game more replicates a PvP realm.
2013-01-26
N/A
6.371
Owned
9
Jan 2016
6.942
Owned
Yahtzee (1956)
1
Oct 2014
5.210
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*
5.981
Owned
Plays: 1
Pretty decent game.
2009-02-23
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