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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Rob Rundle
United Kingdom
London
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Another one that I want to play. First time I've seen it in a while.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Joe Thomas
United States
Coshocton
Ohio
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If you like Survive, then you'll get a kick out of this one.
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Larry Rice
United States
Irvine
California
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I've got the old edition and added enough pieces to be able to play up to 6 players. Sure, there is less decision space in that large player count, but I still find the game quite enjoyable and the frantic race to get outside the city is still quite entertaining as you escape your people and block others...
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Johan L
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Stephen Roney
United States
Ladera Ranch
California
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
S H
United States
Merrillville
Indiana
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Nothing suits a hot stretch of summer like hot flowing lava!

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12 - Nathan Woz (Blue)
8 - Rick B (Yellow)
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Benjamin Benson
United States
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Mentioned on Rahdo's Board Game Collection
 
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Chris Funk
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Springfield
Ohio
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Raf Cordero
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The Downfall of Pompeii
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Not even going to let a baby get in the way of gaming

Downfall of Pompeii
This has the dubious distinction of being the last game we played before we had a baby. Katie's mom is in town to help us out with Bear and the baby (impossible to overstate how big a help this was) and we all sat down to play Pompeii. She hadn't played before, but picked up everything except the movement really quickly. Katie jumped out to to a massive lead in terms of dudes-in-the-city, but I squeaked out 1 extra survivor for the win. Lots of fun, and it was nice to get the game in with her mom.

Jaipur & Love Letter
Because little Raffi was in the NICU, we had some down time on a couple of days so we pulled these out of the hospital bag to kill some time. I can't remember the last time I even took a round in Jaipur against Katie and that didn't change. Kicked my ass every time. 1-1 in Love Letter, which we still enjoy even if it's basically an RNG when you play 2p the way we do. The nurses thought it looked fun.

On my mind
Not much.

Just kidding. Last week was crazy emotional. Katie's labor started incredibly quickly, but then stalled and she ended up having a c-section. He had a little trouble breathing when he was born, which can be a sign of an infection. Because Katie ran a small fever during labor they decided to take the baby to the NICU for antibiotics. It turned out that he actually had a punctured lung (not uncommon apparently). It healed really fast luckily, but it was stressful. He got better quick though, and ended up pulling out his own O2 and feeding tubes. Once they came out they never went back in and he's doing well. We're home now, which is an incredible feeling. I don't think I ever stopped crying the first day. I've wanted to be a dad for as long as I can remember, and so far it's amazing.

Also, I'm this week's RPG Geek of the Week!
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Tim K
Australia
Colonel Light Gardens
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Here you get to throw people into the volcano as a sacrifice and place lava tiles onto villagers such they they can't escape to freedom.
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Michael Sarsoza
United States
Elkins
West Virginia
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Mayfair Games 1st edition. Very Good condition.

Starting Bid: $25
Sold for $26 to
Ralf Grasser
United States
Medley
Florida
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Stephen McHale
United States
Burke
Virginia
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13 recorded plays.

My wife and I liked the game fine but it just needs more than 2 players to be really fun. Although there certainly was something special about throwing players into the volcano.

I traded it for Atlantis Rising right before Pompeii was reprinted so I have no complaints.
 
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
John Longstreet
United States
Houston
Texas
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August, please GM me your address, I would like to ship you a new copy of Pompei, plus a little surprise for paying it forward!

Thanks!
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Mark M
United States
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Different than pictured edition. This is older English version - landscape style long box. Volcano has a little wear but serviceable.

Opening bid: $20
BIN: $40
Shipping $15 (continental US only)
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Zack Stackurski
United States
Mankato
Minnesota
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I love almost all games, play Boardgames with my wife, have three kids, generally enjoy cats and understand and like those bumper stickers with the little fishies sprouting legs.
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Dust Level 1 Year 9 Months

We used to play Pompeii a lot locally and I still really like it, even though my game log shows my pieces are increasingly the first targets to go in the volcano... laugh. So I was surprised to see it hadn't been played in so long. Probably a result of preferring more straight forward to explain games for first time players in this weight class/ time length. You never know who is going to grasp the "set up" phase and maximize their position and who is going to get bored placing their pieces and check out. It was worth noting how many newer members from the group gathered around to watch us chuck pieces into the volcano with gleeful cackles... so I won't let Pompeii get so dusty again for a while.
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Tom B
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Robert Fix
United States
Sterling Hts
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2006 Mayfair edition, excellent condition.
 
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Dwayne Wood
United States
Ozark
Missouri
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Previous Rank: 76
Movement: +61NNNNNNN

After dropping 61 spots, Pompeii explodes modest back up exactly 61 spots.

Highest rank: 15

# of Top Tens: 0
# of Top 100's: 3
 
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Joe Sallen
United States
Boone
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First Edition in larger box with bifold board. Very good condition. Gen Con Pickup
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
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NIS. original Mayfair Game's LARGE box edition w/ better components. ding/dent copy.

starting bid $42
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Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:321]
Clay Ross
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This is a super random game. In a nutshell, you place your people (represented by wooden octagon pieces) in buildings on the game board through cards. Occasionally an Omen card will pop-up and you get to pick a player's person to put in the volcano (I call this the human sacrifice card). When the volcano erupts (this will happen after the board has been populated with a lot of people), the cards are not used anymore. Instead, you will draw tiles from a bag that indicate where the lava flows through the city. Once you place a tile, you get to move 2 of your people on the board. Your goal is to move your people to one of the various gate (or exits) of the city. Whoever has the most people out of the city at the end of the game wins. The winning score in the 4-player game I played was 5. Lesson learned: Volcanoes are very dangerous.

It's light and is great for kids...one actually played with us and she talked more smack than ever!
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Todd
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I'm going to go "old school".

I find this one to be very enjoyable with 2. In fact, I think it is more strategic with 2. With 4, it tends to be more tactical - with 3 players acting before you go again, a LOT can happen, whereas with only 2, you know only 1 player is going to place a lava tile and move people out (in phase 2).

As such, it's chaotic fun with 4 - but with 2 it has much more strategic depth.
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