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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Lloyd
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I played this little head-scratcher twice over the course of the weekend. The first time out I won against Full-On and Ronan and so roped Adam and Pouria in for another play, thinking that my recent additional experience would assist.

Instead, I threw a glass of water over the board to stop Adam winning in the last round.
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David Fox
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Average rating 6.93.

My favourite game design, even though it's not quite my favourite game. Oddly enough, I first heard of it on a similar 'Hidden Gems' geeklist a few years ago, so hopefully I can spread the word here.

An area majority game with eight turns and eight identical cards each; play them when you like. Strength on the table helps you win in the eight battles, but to gain influence (which wins the game) you have to deplete your strength on the table: a great push-pull. Plus, it's quick, which is rare for a 'thinky' Euro.

If you can't get hold of the original, there's a re-theme (with, admittedly, clearer rules): The King Is Dead. I have both and plan on keeping both.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
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Item for Geeklist "All for your lovely games ❤✩♛ Настолки по-русски"
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
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Item for Geeklist "All for your lovely games ❤✩♛ Настолки по-русски"
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
NICK WATKINS
United States
New York
New York
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Like new condition-Includes sleeves

In King of Siam, the players use action cards both to compete for influence on the contending factions and to tip the power struggle in favor of the faction where their own influence is the greatest – but the players must be careful. Too much conflict will result in a British intervention and new victory conditions are immediately resolved.

After the initial setup King of Siam has no random elements and no luck. The game is playable by 2-3 players individually or four players in partnerships.
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Samantha Damiens
Canada
Mascouche
Québec
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Langue: Anglais
Condition : Boîte un peu usée
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Cole Wehrle
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Welp, here's the best gaming week in recent memory:

x3 King of Siam
x5 Pax Pamir (EXPANSION ETC)
x4 Metropolys
x4 Codenames
x2 Hanabi
x1 Food Chain Magnate
x2 Letters from Whitechapel
x3 Candy Chasers

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After a busy half-week, my brother arrived on Thursday night for a stay over the weekend. Our days were packed with trips out to Jester King (a lovely local Brewery), swimming, hiking, tacos, bbq, and a mountain of games. The whole thing served only to underscore how much I miss him and made me conspire to find a job closer to him and his.

The past four days rival bgg con for quality and quantity. We decided early on to go for repeated plays of everything that we decided to put on the table. Particular highlights included Metropolys, which, I finally feel like I understand and King of Siam. KoS is always a favorite but 3 back-to-back-to-back games really made the design shine. The range of that design is incredible. I feel like it does everything I wanted Pax Pamir to do with only a couple pages of rules.

Speaking of Pax Pamir, there's are probably few humans who has played Pamir as much as my brother. I couldn't resist using him as much as possible. We played Pax five times with different player counts and stress tested the expansion and the variant victory point rules. I have a big list of card balances I need to implement, but the expansion is ready for a bigger audience. I'll try to get out the materials to a small set of testers tonight. It looks as if development is comfortably ahead of schedule--though we'll see what the testers think tonight.

I was really happy with the victory point rules. They make the game much more cooperative with plenty of room for dysfunction. They had a way of clarifying some of the core dramas of the game and making the whole thing play a little more smoothly re: Topples. I might prefer this variant to the rules as written...

Outside of that the week saw both heavy monsters (Food Chain) and charming little fillers (Candy Chasers). I had a lovely time. But, alas, all good things must pass. Drew and his significant other hopped on the morning bus to Dallas and will be back in Chicago by this evening. Sigh.

It's probably for the best. The week ahead looks very challenging. I've got a lot of lesson planning and grading ahead of me and a full teaching load. I think I'm supposed to start my Walter Scott chapter too.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Opened but not played. Some shelfwear. May not have insert.
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Chris
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Broomfield
Colorado
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English/German first edition. Good condition (minor wear on box)

* note: I won't be able to ship this out until 3/10/16
 
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Tim Koppang
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Westmont
Illinois
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Interested in the new game, The King is Dead? This is the original!
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Max Maloney
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Portland
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Games Played

.10! Hanabi 2
_9_ Codenames 4
_9_ Mottainai 3
_8_ Pax Pamir 1
_8_ Space Cadets: Away Missions 1
_7_ King of Siam 1
_6_ Container 1
_6_ MarraCash 1

Week in Review

I already covered most of this week's plays last time, because they fell during CabinCon. They are shown here so my week doesn't look like only one game.



I had some old friends over on Friday and one of them loves Space Cadets: Away Missions, so we taught it to the other three. This was my first 5P session and it was probably longer than ideal at this player count but we still had lots of fun. We were moments from enacting our plan to smash the Spawning Vats, but the aliens overwhelmed Chief De Soto before we could complete our mission. The Rocket Patrol leaves no man behind, so our mission is considered a loss.

I picked up a copy of Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization and it's quite lovely to behold. I am looking forward to trying out the changes for myself. I realized as I was going through the components, sorting cards and stickering the wooden markers, that this game joins the elite company of Splotter games in my heart. Like them, this is a rare exception to my dislike of intense planning in games. I love the difficult puzzle of navigating Through the Ages! I can't wait to get it to the table again soon.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Peter Paul
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Marc Hawkins
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Vancouver
British-Columbia
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Comments: Acquired in trade Fall 2015. Have played online, I know i enjoy this, so this is simply a matter of time (I hope).

First Play: CabinCON 2016 (January 2016)
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This was my first F2F play of this. Obviously, I prefer pushing the cardboard, but I also just really enjoy this game of THAI BREAKERS, and playful nonchalance. Early game IMO is often about demonstrating that you effectively do not care about the outcome of a topple.
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Chris
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Broomfield
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English/German first edition. Good condition (minor wear on box)
 
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Kevin Warrender
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Rockaway
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Used but in very good condition. Complete.

Free shipping inside USA.

 
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Opened but not played. Some shelfwear. May not have insert.
 
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Brian Thomas
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Herndon
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Like new - opened, unplayed
 
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Richmond
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Opened but not played. Some shelfwear. May not have insert.
 
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Chris
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English/German first edition. Very good condition (minor wear on box)
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:771]
Kristi Lawless
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Rosemount
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Up for your chance to win is a copy of this Out of Print game. Sure it has been reimplemented, but that's not the same--this is the original game-the one that started it all! Take a look at the marketplace to see what people want for this intriguing little gem. meeple


Free shipping worldwide.

1 GG = 1 entry
5 GG = 6 entries
10 GG = 13 entries
25 GG = 40 entries
100 GG = 200 entries

Will be drawn on January 31st.
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aaron belmer
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Webster Groves
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$1 min $60 BIN

played twice, excellent condition
 
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Jeremy Tillman
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O Fallon
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Jonathan Madison

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My favorite area control game, so much depth in a little package.
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