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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Yoogun Lee
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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Condition: Very good, played twice.
The box is sleeved with plastic wrap.
All cards are sleeved.

Minimum bid: $20

BIN: $35
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Philip Newman
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Richardson
Texas
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Match 227: Ra vs. Brass

Round 7: Brass (29), Indonesia (10)
Round 6: Brass (33), Taj Mahal (10)
Round 5: Brass (30), Innovation (21)
Round 4: Brass (32), Metropolys (12)
Round 3: Brass (27), Maria (10), For the Crown (4)
Nominated by: Dormammu, Happymrdave, lorna, mith, qwertymartin, Thesp
Also Listed By: bobcatpoet, Butterfly0038, Dolus, Hawkeye77, JohnBandettini, larryjrice
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Josh
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Pennsylvania
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In Excellent Shape, played a handful of times.

Free shipping to US
 
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Jimmy Okolica
United States
Washington Township
Ohio
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5.

Martin Wallace just has a gift for making games that kick you in the balls. Brass follows in the fine tradition of doing just that. Brass is all about the other players kicking you in the balls, overbuilding you, cutting you off, and shipping their damn Cot-4s to the DM instead of your little Port-2.

What's more, in addition to attracting more bastards as players, Brass has a lot more randomness. First there are the cards. Sure, you can play the odds, but Brass just likes to defy the odds. I often think every copy of Brass comes with a little hex that says give him the cards he needs to least. And let's not forget the damn Distant Market. Oh, you're going for Cotton, let's give you big numbers so you have to ship to your opponents' ports. Oh, you switched to ports this game? let's see if we can make all the zeros come out first.

Hmmph. I don't know why I play this game? Oh yeah. Because the one game in twenty that I win feels so good!
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Richard Herrera
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Vancouver
OR
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Briefly mentioned.
 
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Philip Newman
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Richardson
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Match 213: Brass vs. Indonesia

Round 6: Brass (33), Taj Mahal (10)
Round 5: Brass (30), Innovation (21)
Round 4: Brass (32), Metropolys (12)
Round 3: Brass (27), Maria (10), For the Crown (4)
Nominated by: Dormammu, Happymrdave, lorna, mith, qwertymartin, Thesp
Also Listed By: bobcatpoet, Butterfly0038, Dolus, Hawkeye77, JohnBandettini, larryjrice
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Jeffrey Drozek-Fitzwater
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Houston
Texas
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Suburbia: Three-player game. We had the always fun conflicting public goals situation with highest and lowest income, but one of my favorite goals, most borders, was also there. But I really played poorly. Never got off the ground and couldn't get much reputation going. It really hurt that Abbie took biggest income and my private goal (most money) from me at the very end. Ugh.

El Grande: Five-player game. I fell behind massively after the second scoring as someone decided "let's go after the guy in last place" was an optimal strategy. Related: Brown charged out to a huge lead. I managed to marshal myself to finishing in second with a big showing in the final scoring. My third straight second place finish.

Shadow Throne: A rather bland drafting game where you have to essentially guess which color is going to be the most dominant for the round. I have no desire to play this again.

Cloud 9: Hey, I actually won!

Brass: Three-player game that was also a teaching game for the other two players. So I was never really threatened. But still, it was fun to get out all my mines and iron works. It had been a few months since I last played, so I was happy to get it out even if it wasn't competitive.
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Cole Wehrle
United States
Austin
Texas
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x1 Founding Fathers
x1 Brass
x1 Age of Industry
x1 Divinare
x1 Too Many Cinderellas
x1 Johari
x1 Indian Chief
x1 Clans
x1 Patchwork

The vast majority of these plays are from yesterday, which a couple of no shows turned a medium or heavy game night into something lighter. Still, it was wonderful to play so many new games. Patchwork was a particular highlight, though we messed up on a major rule. Too Many Cinderella's was an intriguing bit of Japanese madness. Johari fell a little flat. Indian Chief was a remarkably interesting riff on Yahtzee. It seems interesting, but the two player game feels loose. I'd be willing to try it again though. Divinare and Clans were characteristically wonderful.

After our guest left, Cati and I played a two player game of Age of Industry on the Great Lakes map. It's a really solid fan-made expansion and I think well worth owning. We only have a shoddy print out, but I've been meaning to buy the actual board for some time now.

The highlight of the week was a game of Brass which I played with some other BGG friends on another GCL. I got a sound thrashing but the game reminded me how much I enjoy Brass. After the game we opted to start a second one and we've already made it about half way through, I'm looking forward to finishing it up---though I doubt I will do much better this round. I still think AoI may be the better, more subtle game. But I love the loan/income system and the canal era of Brass so much. There's a great strategic dimension to the game.

In other news, the worst of the semester has now passed. I survived last week and all of its chaos and conferences. From here to the end my only priority is to cobble together this chapter draft. We'll see how it goes this week. We're also trying to get the house and order and I'm prepping a rather large game auction/giveaway. I don't know if I'll have time to formally set it up until May, but, if a window opens up, it could happen much earlier. I think I maybe getting rid of as much as a third of the collection--yikes.

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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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Scorecard for the Week/Month/Year as of 11Apr2015:

21/26/253 plays of 11/14/100 total games, with 2/2/16 expansions employed.
Plays with 11/12/70 distinct opponents.

0/0/16 games acquired (plus 0/0/7 expansions.)
0/0/4 games sold/traded (plus 0/0/0 expansions.)
1/1/9 games ordered (plus 0/0/3 expansions.) - Panic Lab.
Orders for 4 games and 0 expansions still outstanding.

With the Monday Lunch group:
1x _7_ ヴィラネックス (Vu~iranekkusu 'Villannex') - This is growing on me. Perhaps it's the generally positive reception it's getting; perhaps the fact that there's more here than I might have initially recognized (not remotely a surprise; I've failed to understand games before on first play, and I will again - even despite my best efforts.)
1x _6.7_ Municipium (61 months dusty) - This is lighter and fluffier than I'd remmbered; and that last play longer ago, too: it seemed (subjectively) more recent. Still, it's a rather nice lunch-weight game; and likely not a bad one for family, either - even if I've not tried it in that context.
1x _7.3_ RED New! - This is quite charming (as three-player perfect abstracts go.) It does require a lot more attention to the other players' various scoring opportunities than I had given it; I really wasn't thinking about it quite correctly. But the game is pretty - and charmingly direct and clear.

With the Wednesday Night Gang:
1x _7.3_ Africa (62 months dusty) - The first of a quartet of shorter games; this one over dinner. The exploration conceit and theme binding is mostly great (though the "relocating the nomads to a different area of Africa" made me wince a bit more than the last time I'd played. It seemed a bit tone-deaf. If thematically more sound than one might want to usually acknowledge.) When I didn't think about it too much, I found the game charmingly evocative of a certain colonialist romance. I'm a bit schizophrenic on this one, I think: I expect I like it more than I should.
1x _7.7_ Roll for the Galaxy - By request, as our second game. Paul and I tied at the end, and wondered idly what the tiebreaker was (dice in cup, as it happens; with money as second tiebreaker) only to discover that Tim had beat us both quite significantly. This is cute, and growing on me. Compared to Race, this is much easier to set up and get started playing - and easier too to put away when done. And while I might prefer playing the older title, the simplicity of setup here is quite attractive.
2x _7_ ヴィラネックス (Vu~iranekkusu 'Villannex') - (Adding son #2 - and at his recommendation and request.) The older guys loved it - and wanted to play again. So: sure; it may be trivial - but there's definitely something there.
1x _7_ Machi Koro (with Harbor Expansion) - (+n) (Again with son #2, and at his request.) This game was charmingly different than the vast majority of my previous plays. And, frankly, made me appreciate the game a bit more. Paul was well behind in the beginning of the game; significantly off the pace. But he came storming back to win (he'd managed to tune his tableau for lots of revenue on an 8 - and rolled three consecutive double-fours after getting the "take another turn on doubles" special building to build out and win. The vast majority of my previous games were ones where the leading player won going away: where an initial lead led to a seemingly-inevitable win. The possibility of a come-from-behind win is excellent.

With family:
1x _6.7_ Qwirkle - My mom is here visiting for a couple days - and this is one of her favourites. Son #2 was willing to play with us. It's a perfectly pleasant game; and one where I expect there's cleverer play possible than we normally demonstrate. And I'm happy to play; but it demonstrates adequacy to me, rather than excellence. Perhaps the fault is with me?
1x _7.3_ Abluxxen - Same folk. This was well-received and quite delightful. It's growing on me. I may never be as excited about it as SJ or Martin; but it's fun.
3x _7_ Machi Koro (with Harbor Expansion) - Two with mom and son #2; one adding daughter #1, too. While none of these were as dynamic as the Wednesday game, it was fun here to see how differently the game plays with 3 and 4 players. I'm getting a lot of play of this - more than I'd expected when I bought it - because it's become one of son #2's favourites.
1x _7_ ヴィラネックス (Vu~iranekkusu 'Villannex') - Son #2 wanted to inflict this on the four of us, too. And - again - it's received positively. That makes six new players this week - all of whom demonstrated a better initial response to it than I!
1x _7.3_ Ticket to Ride (with the 1910 goals) - Daughter #1 and I normally challenge my mom to Ticket to Ride: Switzerland - but son #2 wanted to play too. So we went with the USA map, and finished quite closely grouped. Any of us could easily have won, but daughter #1 took this one.
5x _7.3_ Yavalath - A best-of-five tournament with son #2. I managed (at least) to make it go to the fifth game; but he played (significantly) better than I did.

With cool GCL people online:
1x _8.5_ Brass - A dangerous result: I think I had a clue about this one - but am probably just delusional. Still, it was an entertaining ride. Still very glad this gang tolerates me!

Owned-and-unplayed: 1 (+0/-0).

Outlook for the week: Lunch; Wednesday; Online Brass; Mom; Kids. Might even conscript lovely wife to play Big Boggle. Other than that? No idea. Though I'd be delighted to be surprised.
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Rich P
United Kingdom
Sheffield
United Kingdom
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-8- Battlestar Galactica
-8- Brass
-8- The Castles of Burgundy (+New Player Boards; 2nd Expansion)
-8- Fauna
-8- Gulo Gulo
-7- 6 Nimmt!
-7- Identik
-7- The Magic Labyrinth (x2)
-7- Ticket to Ride (+USA 1910)
-7- Zicke Zacke Hühnerkacke (+Zicke Zacke Entenkacke)
-6.5- Loony Quest
-6- GeistesBlitz 2.0
-5- Rat-a-Tat Cat (x2)
-5- Suspend
N/A Start Player (x2)

It was Easter holidays so lots of these games were played with children (friends and relatives rather than just ones we found wandering the streets). Identik was particularly well-received, although the youngest nephew had to be repeatedly prevented from erasing parts of his opponents' drawings during scoring. At least when he cheats he does it blatantly! Loony Quest was a spatial awareness step too far for him but he enjoyed himself regardless. He got his own back by beating me soundly at Suspend, where his nimble fingers gave him the advantage.

At a midweek gaming evening, Mike requested Brass, which he'd never played. It was a long and slow game but more because of me and Kate trying to remember how to play – Mike was happy to play quickly and see what happened. He and I concentrated on ports, Kate and Phil went for cotton mills. But Kate tanked the Distant Market early in the Rail Age, leaving mills looking like a less attractive option. I still hoped someone would build them and put out all my ports in readiness. They paid off eventually, which was lucky as I didn't have many other good options. I spent most of my time building railways and raked in lots of points that way. I was surprised to win the game – Phil must have been going easy on us to encourage future plays. laugh

It's been a long time since I played Battlestar Galactica without any of the expansions but I rather liked dialling back to basics. The last few plays have been quite a confusing jumble of modules. It was nice being able to rely on drawing particular action cards instead of the decks being diluted by the expansions. Although there wasn't a lot of paranoia, just about everyone spent some time in the Brig. The game was very close, with the Humans needing one more jump icon to be able to FTL their way home. They didn't make it, though, as one cunning Cylon player had held onto his Super Crisis card for the right moment and sent a nuke at the Galactica. Having drained our hands on previous checks, we couldn't stop this one from taking our last remaining point of Fuel.
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Philip Newman
United States
Richardson
Texas
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Match 194: Brass vs. Taj Mahal

Round 5: Brass (30), Innovation (21)
Round 4: Brass (32), Metropolys (12)
Round 3: Brass (27), Maria (10), For the Crown (4)
Nominated by: Dormammu, Happymrdave, lorna, mith, qwertymartin, Thesp
Also Listed By: bobcatpoet, Butterfly0038, Dolus, Hawkeye77, JohnBandettini, larryjrice
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Pete Thane
England
Brough
East Yorkshire
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Game and box are in a very good condition with all the cards in sleeves and the components sorted bagged.

Includes UK shipping via MyHermes
 
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Miguel
United States
Oakland
California
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Philip Newman
United States
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Match 168: Brass vs. Innovation

Round 4: Brass (32), Metropolys (12)
Round 3: Brass (27), Maria (10), For the Crown (4)
Nominated by: Dormammu, Happymrdave, lorna, mith, qwertymartin, Thesp
Also Listed By: bobcatpoet, Butterfly0038, Dolus, Hawkeye77, JohnBandettini, larryjrice
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
David F
United States
Emeryville
California
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Canal Phase Wipeout

In Brass, you earn points by building progressively more advanced industries (Level 1 through Level 4). You can either work through your buildings or Develop them to throw them away without Building them, which consumes more resources. Halfway through the game, this Canal Phase ends, and Level-1 and Level-2 industries are scored, then wiped from the board, representing obsolescence. If you got Level-2-4 industries down before the wipeout though, they'll score twice (during the wipeout and again at the end of the game).

Defect? Level-1 and 2 industries are nearly useless, with the race being on to Develop into Level 3 while building as little of the lower-level buildings as possible. This runs contrary to the general intuition to get more things on the board and expand your network early.

Feature? This is obviously a 'teaching moment' on the realities of the setting, along with other cosmetic rules (BIRKENHEAD!!) that exist solely to remain faithful to the historical period + confuse new players. Develop your industries! Build at own peril! The Canal Phase makes way for the Age of Rail! Too bad if you're a new player having to lose a few games before you figure this out though.

My Stance: DEFECT. I feel Brass would have a much wider strategic space if it weren't for these thematic concession/simulation rules (a suspicion supported by the variant France map, which made Level-1 Shipyards viable), that it'd be a much more interesting game if rushing low-tech buildings was on par with developing into higher-tech. And really, the theme isn't the most stirring one to be warranting these constraints. I haven't played Age of Industry but I think that might be the bizarro Brass (theme-agnostic, mechanics-forward) that doesn't have a Canal-Phase wipeout? If so, that'd be a concession that the game is better if you don't destroy what you built for no reason halfway through the game.

Lessons?: If you're going to make a thematic game, make one with nice thematic rules for an interesting setting. If you're going to make an innovative game, don't put in weird thematic rules especially if they detract from the strategy space while adding nothing much to a dull setting.
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Joost Poldervaart
Netherlands
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My thoughts on Brass, hot #9
Brass is a very interesting economic game that focuses on the industrial revolution in Great Britain. It combines resource management, route building, card play and tech tree development quite well. It is a medium-heavy game that probably needs multiple plays to fully grasp. I only played it a couple of times. The rules are written down in a very confusing way, and the rule exceptions don't help in learning the game. But after playing a couple of rounds, this game kind of clicks and then there is a whole lot of game to explore. Although I don't particularly find the artwork beautiful, I think it is both functional and fitting for the theme of the game. I like the player order mechanism and the player interaction through the offer and demand of coal and iron. I also appreciate the fact that you can use each others' routes, but at the same time can also use your routes to block other players off. I would like to explore this game some more.

What I especially love:
Smart design. Cool to be able gently manipulate your opponents to work for your cause.

What I don't like:
The silly exceptions to the rules.

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Verdict: Still exploring, but probably a keeper - 8

Two player variant by "Henkka":
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/257485/brass-2-player-va...
Solo variant by "solove":
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/278658/brass-solo-varian...
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Tom Verdonck
Belgium
Edegem
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Ranking : from 15 to 15 = 0
Highest Ever : 7 (diff. to current = -8)

Rating : from 7.862 to 7.858 = -0.004
Highest Ever : 7.920 (diff. to current = -0.062)

Votes : from 8314 to 8393 = +79

Owners : from 8551 to 8620 = +69

Plays : from 27857 to 28171 = +314

Year released : 2007

86 month(s) in Top 50 since 2007
6 month(s) in current position (#15)
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Josh
United States
Pennsylvania
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In Excellent Condition!

Really only looking for wantslist stuff+Xwing/Armada check out multiple items for bulk trades!
 
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Stephen Mould
United Kingdom
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
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My favourite new game in march was Brass. I've played it a couple of times using the excellent 2 player variant available here on the geek and have really enjoyed it. It's a heavy economic game, but the mechanics are beautifully tied to the theme. Definitley my favourite Wallace.



Les Poilus was an interesting and fantastically illustrated co-op game about a group of friends trying to survive the horrors of the first world war. It was a quick, fun little game which we played a number of times in a row. Probably hasn't got a lot of legs, but it was good. Also, the artist who did such a good job on this was killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack which gives it an added pathos.


404: Law Not FoundWas a somewhat delayed kickstarter that I got a couple of plays in with a couple of different groups. If you like the idea of Roborally, but find it takes too long, this might be the game for you. If you like to have, like, any control over the outcome, maybe give it a miss. It has some of the standard Kickstarter issues with graphic design, component quality and rulebook layout, but is a fun little game. One of my few Kickstarter hits.


Greenland. Yeah, I wasn't really a fan of this. I can see the design intent, but it just didn't really hit for me. Too complicated for a random dice rolling type of game. It did make us laugh a lot but I won't be playing it again.


Castles of Mad King Ludwig. As a fan of Suburbia I'd been eyeing this for some time but was worried it would be too similar. It was similar, but different enough to make me consider grabbing a copy. I really like the 'Master Builder' mechanic and it's great to look down at the end of the game and try and explain what's happening in your castle.


Kanban: Automotive Revolution. I really liked this, but am glad I'm not the one who had to teach it. It's one of those games that doesn't make any sense until final scoring, when all your terrible mistakes finally become apparent. Would love to play it again, though I might have to buy Sandra a bottle of wine as she seemed to take an instant dislike to me.


Patchwork was a lovely little two player game about quilting. I thought it was great, genuinely challenging and occasionally quite nasty. Anyone overlooking this because of the theme, should think again. I can see this being a game you would play three or four times in a row. I liked it. I also won, which always helps cool


San Juan. Despite being a long time Race for the Galaxy devotee, I'd never played it's daddy game before. I appreciated it's elegance and it's multiple paths to victory, though I think I admired it more than I liked it. I would always choose RftG over this, but can see why you'd go the other way.


And finally, though I had to think long and hard about this,


Wizard's Quest Is considered a bit of a classic, as far as I can tell. I'm all for exploring forgotten gems of board gaming history but this is not one of those gems. Essentially a reworking of Risk, Wizards quest manages to pull off the impressive feat of making that game worse. Random to the point where playing roll the die would be as deep, whilst still managing to take forever to play, thanks to the unholy amount of non-player process you have to go through. every Orc area with enough counters on it attacks every space around it. Fine, come on, lets get this done, pass me the die. Now the dragon rampages randomly around the board until it hits on a player area and eats all their men. Right, whatever, lets go. Then the Wizard moves randomly, gives a player some troops and then makes it impossible for anyone to attack that 6th of the board for that turn. OK, seems a bit weird for a game about fighting each other, but OK whatever. Player turn, fanastic! Draw a card that does a thing, recruit some guys, and now...move 1 army 1 space? Are you kidding me? That's it? And now we have to do the Orcs again? For the love of...

I did not enjoy it. Now let's never speak of it again.


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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Reid Matsuoka
United States
Cupertino
California
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Been waiting to create a PNP of the two player board. Excited to try this one.
 
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Philip Newman
United States
Richardson
Texas
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Match 126: Brass vs. Metropolys

Round 3: Brass (27), Maria (10), For the Crown (4)
Nominated by: Dormammu, Happymrdave, lorna, mith, qwertymartin, Thesp
Also Listed By: bobcatpoet, Butterfly0038, Dolus, Hawkeye77, JohnBandettini, larryjrice
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
Brighton
E Sussex
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BGG Weight 3.9

Poll
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Poll created by 1000rpm
 
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Richard Herrera
United States
Vancouver
OR
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T.C. almost forgot he played this despite mentioning allot last week.
 
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
Scott Earley
United States
Tallahassee
Florida
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3-4 Players
Wednesday 7pm
Main Oceans Ballroom
It will take about 45 minutes per player.
All players welcome. Please know the rules ahead of time.

1.) Scott
2.) mheckman
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Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:15]
White Dragon Enterprises
United States
Seminole
Florida
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Sealed and New!

Reserve $22.00 (US Dollars)
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