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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Karl Fast
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Minneapolis
Minnesota
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It was the monthly boardgame marathon here in the twin cities. Here is a brief roundup. This was a one-day event for me, rather than the usual two days.

NEW TO ME

König von Siam. This was amazing. I've long heard about this, and picked up the new edition from Osprey which is moved to England (The King Is Dead). An astonishingly minimalist area majority game with tremendous depth. Loved this game though it's also my kind of game. thumbsupthumbsup

Tides of Time. Great 2p drafting game. I picked this up as an after-dinner game with my wife for when our son isn't hounding us to do something else. Very nice. Glad to have this. It will travel well. thumbsup

Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers. I really wanted to like this. The one play we had, which I taught, and not very well, with at least one important rule wrong, was decidedly mediocre. A few notable reviewers expressed pleasant surprise of this. It was a misfire for my group. I'm not giving up on it yet. Holding out hope.

The Princes of Machu Picchu. This was okay but the theme doesn't come through and I didn't find the mechanics interesting in any way. Wouldn't be interested in playing it again, though I didn't hate it.


PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

Baseball Highlights: 2045. Awesome. As always. thumbsupthumbsup

Tiffin. Area majority game about delivering lunches in Mumbai. My second play. I did much better this time and felt like I figured out how to play reasonably well. But I'm still lukewarm on this at best. A lot of other games I would rather play. Pass. thumbsdown

51st State: Master Set. I prefer Imperial Settlers. I may be in the minority, but I prefer the theming, the artwork, and the faction decks which more strongly differentiate how each faction plays. This is a good game but given a choice there is no real choice for me: Imperial Settlers all the way.

Castles of Mad King Ludwig. This was only my second play, the first almost two years ago. I like this. But I have suburbia, and I like suburbia, and I see no need to own both. The I-split-you-choose mechanic for the master builder is neat but it also tends to slow the game down, and it puts inexperienced players at a strong disadvantage. That's true for Suburbia too, but with CoMKL you can simultaneously shoot yourself in the foot and do some kingmaking. Good game. Great theme. But I'll stick with Suburbia.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Samantha Damiens
Canada
Mascouche
Québec
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Christoph Schlewinski
Germany
Cologne - Köln
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Deutsche Ausgabe von Histogame.

Zustand: sehr gut.
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Chris Bailey
United States
Broomfield
Colorado
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König von Siam
Opened but never played. In "Like New" condition.
Opening bid: $40
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Samantha Damiens
Canada
Mascouche
Québec
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Langue: Anglais
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Leszek W. Kowalski
Poland
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Stan: dobry (kompletna, przeliczona, ślady używania)

Wersja angielsko-niemiecka + polska instrukcja (sama gra jest niezależna językowo)

Klasyczny Area control - obecnie właściwie nie do zdobycia. Jeśli się nie spodoba - na BGG są oferty 45 EURO do 120 EURO


Wysyłka Pocztą Polską lub paczkomatami na mój koszt; możliwy odbiór: Gliwice, Pionek.

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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Jimmy Okolica
United States
Washington Township
Ohio
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Chris
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Broomfield
Colorado
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English/German first edition. Good condition (minor wear on box)
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Eddy Sterckx
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Histogame English/German first edition from 2007 in excellent condition

Free shipping in the Benelux
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Morten K
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I played 8 new to me games out of which I listed two as very good:

König von Siam
American Megafauna

The first I haven't played since; the latter I played once not long after my first play. Despite König being a short game I have a problem getting it to the table because it's area majority and I'm not fond of that mechanism so I usually prefer to play something else. I still need to play it with my girlfriend to see what she thinks. If she's not a big fan I'll probably sell it.

Am. Megafauna is one of those games you don't play that often so I'm not surprised I have only played it once since. I do have a date playing it in August and I expect to play it solo once or twice before then. I still consider it my favourite Eklund game together with Pax Porfiriana.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Brian Thomas
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Herndon
Virginia
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Like New Condition

Starting Bid: $30
BIN: $40
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Joe Browes
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Gamehalla no.514 - £2.12
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
egan
Italy
Como
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Lingua: ediz. tedesca

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: nessuna

Stato: A

Consegna: Spedizione a mio carico fino a 9€, solo Italia, consegna a mano a Como - Brianza - Milano nord
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Rick Janssen
United States
Lake Zurich
Illinois
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Condition: Like New

Status: Leaning toward selling/trading

Asking Price: $60 (out of print)

Comments:
I got this many years ago and have only played it a handful of times. This is a game of zero luck. Zero hidden information. And only a few turns. It can bog down and become too thinky, especially at the end. It should play quicker than it does.

 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Christoph Schlewinski
Germany
Cologne - Köln
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Deutsche Ausgabe von Histogame.

Zustand: sehr gut.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
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Netherlands
Rijen
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Ticket to Ride: Switzerland
6 years, 2 months


Weird. Did not think this had gathered that much dust.

König von Siam
4 years, 10 months


This is still awesome! And I'm playing twoplayer. And still awesome! 8 actions... man.

Notre Dame
2 years, 2 months


My very first Feld in 2007. Lovely, lovely game. But needs 3+ players.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Joakim Schön
Sweden
Huskvarna
Sverige
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Martin G
United Kingdom
Bristol
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This one's claim is undermined slightly by having its system reimplemented in a completely different historical setting. Nevertheless it comes with excellent designer notes on the theme.
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Grand Prince Poutine Lord High Thrifter
Canada
Vancouver
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Summary of your gaming taste: I am an inveterate Eurogamer, with occasional dalliances into other fields. Theme is nice, but not essential for me. I like intelligent games: id est games that are well-balanced, well-playtested, and require thought. I'm loving cooperative games these days, as I really enjoy discussion and chat among my fellow gamers. Aside from Euros, I am fine with train games, and some Ameritrash and wargames. I dislike abstracts, for the most part.

Fifteen games that, altogether, approximate where your gaming tastes lie: Agricola, Castles of Burgundy, Caylus, Eldritch Horror, Fleet, Hansa Teutonica, Le Havre, König von Siam, Pandemic, Pax Porfiriana, Race for the Galaxy, Robinson Crusoe, Tigris & Euphrates, Tikal, Tribune: Primus Inter Pares.

Five popular/well-regarded games that you dislike: Battlestar Galactica, Dominion, Endeavor, Innovation, Mascarade.

Five unpopular/less-regarded games you like: Mahjong, Globetrotters, Mille Bornes, To Court the King, Rivals for Catan.

Do you use the BGG Rating scale (roughly)? Only somewhat.

Do you write comments (with or without a rating)? Yes.

Do you rate games without playing them? No.

Do you rate games after one play? Not always, but I have done it a few times.



meeple I welcome all geekbuddies and am happy to chat, trade, and answer questions. meeple
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Jimmy Okolica
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Washington Township
Ohio
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Starting Bid: $30

BIN: $50
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
Lloyd
United Kingdom
Camden
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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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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:795]
Jay I
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English/German version. Opened and unplayed. Cards are all sleeved.
 
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Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:795]
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Munich
Bavaria
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Item for Geeklist "All for your lovely games ❤✩♛"
 
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Item for Geeklist "All for your lovely games ❤✩♛"
 
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