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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Enrico Viglino
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One of the few games that I really like/liked, that is
fairly solid actually. My gripe here surrounds the grand
campaign - there are a couple of things that just go
terribly wrong in it:

- Money becomes a dominating factor (I've mitigated this a bit,
but can't fix the whole issue)
- The raiders in the Med leave Italy & Spain in ruins for too long.
- There is no provision to allow for certain languages to appear; and
the colonization rules can make Europe a bit too singular in language
(I fix this by removing the optional rule, but allowing historical
language movement).
- Every now and then, you get a ruler who lives beyond a human lifespan
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Tripp Ritter
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Portland
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Ownership: I own it
Availability: Thursdays are very good. Mondays/Tuesdays are possible. Sometimes Sundays.
Location: Generally open, but Thursdays are preferred at the Lucky Lab/Hawthorne.
Experience: Never played, will likely try out the Beginner solo scenario to learn it.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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I love the gtrand sweep of this game with one year turns. Watching empires rise and fall and rise again is fascinating. Covers a wide sweep of historical period as well.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Ryan Morgenegg
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Game has never been played. 100% complete. Box has a few dings and a little caving on top. Still in decent shape and contents excellent.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Mike Marentette
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Montreal
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Like new, English, Decision Games edition.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
B Schneider
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Victoria
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Edition: Decision Games 2004

Language: English

Condition: Very Good, played once.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Byll The Captain
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1980: An interesting compromise between boardgaming and mowing the lawn (if you don't already know it, you have to spend a lot of time persuading your subjects not to rebel, rarely can you spare time to do something about your foreign enemies). I love the grandeur OG the game and the handling of linguistic and religious difference within a feudal empire though. I ran a variant Grand Scenario from 651 to about 1340 before I ran out of energy (stupid boy).
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Nate The Great
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Spi addition UNPUNCHED except for red and black armies. Box has minor shelf wear.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Mike Marentette
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Montreal
Quebec
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English, Decision Games edition, and like new.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
R Stites
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I am soloing through the full campaign game of Empires of the Middle Ages. I've been wanting to play this for awhile, but kept putting it off.

I'm chronicling my playthrough here: http://thegamebox.gamesontables.com/index.php?topic=706.0
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Mike Marentette
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Montreal
Quebec
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English, Decision Games edition, and like new.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Matt Gustafson
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Warsaw
Indiana
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Andy Beaton
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This one was always a drag for me. As far as I can tell, the game is a race in which the winner is the player whose empire collapses into ruin last. It was always a struggle to slowly build up your crapsack empire and just as you get a bit of traction, your king dies and you get a civil war or a useless heir who lets everything crumble to ruin.
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Enrico Viglino
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Not really a wargame - but who else is gonna be playing this?

Really nice abstracted coverage of slices of time. Campaign game
is probably too likely to be abused by money hoarders, but the
individual scenarios work well, and can actually be played in
a reasonable day's gaming.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Davido
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Hey, those Boomers are at it again, this time creating housing developments and other real estate acquisitions.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Nate The Great
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Unpunched about $2ish. gow
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Mike Marentette
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Montreal
Quebec
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English Decision Games version. Excellent condition and counters unpunched.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Daniel Berger
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Littleton
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Originally published by SPI in 1980, it was republished by Decision Games in 2004.

I liked the map in the old version with its point to point system and information tracking boxes. The DG version switched to an area based map which I don't like. Counters just float around willy nilly. On top of that, the new version contains map errors.

The rulebook is poor. To quote mym-uk, "It is completely shot through with errors and mistakes - grammatical, graphical, logical, you name it, it's been cocked up."

Considering how expensive this game was when released, the problems with it are simply unacceptable.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Caleb Wynn
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Adairsville
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This is definitely one of my most wanted game right now. Of course, I realize the game is on the pricey side, so I don't expect to get it, but here is to wishing! Oh, and I don't have a preference as to the version of this one. I have heard most like the original a bit more.

The other is 7 Ages. I have wanted this game for ages (ha!). It looks like a lot of fun, and I really enjoy big games that span a long period of time. I find myself easily immersed in those types of games.

EDIT: I forgot about the new Designer Edition of OGRE. I wasn't able to kickstart it and regretted that greatly as I had recently had the opportunity to play the game and really enjoyed it. This is a must have for me after seeing how beautiful the game turned out. Additionally, I have a buddy that I am turning on to wargames and this would be a great one to play with him. Plus, the replay value on this one looks to be huge! Definitely at the top of my list of must-haves. Ogre

Other than that, I have been really getting into a lot of the older war games. Some others that I am interested are the following Victory Games titles: The Korean War, Vietnam 1965-1975, and The Civil War.

Now, there are a plethora of new (and other old) games that I want that will fill out my wishlist. I like just about all of the different styles of games in some way, but I mostly play hex-and-counter stuff.

When it comes to wargaming, I mainly do it solo. However, I have a buddy into history that I am trying to get into the hobby, so beginner friendly stuff is great, too. I love the complex stuff, but I like easier stuff as well.

I love playing games on different and interesting (seldom gamed or little known) subjects. If you have a favorite game that you think I should know about, I have no problem getting something out of the blue that I may not have known about. I believe that is one of the more fascinating things about our hobby. I love discovering something new that I didn't know about before. Oh, and that goes for innovative game mechanisms as well!

I also really enjoy reading a great book to go along with the game I am about to play. I find it enhances my enjoyment a lot!

Napoleonics are a favorite subject of mine that I have very few games on. I find the topic interesting.

My absolute favorite subject is Mongolian history. I find this to be simply fascinating. Too bad there are so few games on the topic. Chinggis Khan is one of my favorite historical figures to read up on.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Enrico Viglino
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Game is driven by who can stock up the most money.
Religious and cultural conversion rules don't allow
for historical results (and obviously without them
you cannot get such). Still, this is a nice approachable
game which can bring people from nearly any segment of the hobby
together to play something with historical flavor and meat.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Jeff Curtis
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Plainfield
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One of the higher rated games on which Redmond was listed as a designer. It's a multi-player wargame for up to 6 players, but can be played solo, as well. Sounds like it is more of an economic-political game, rather than a wargame. It was republished by Decision in 2004. Expect to spend a lot of hours for the campaign game.
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Geoff Conn
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I DO NOT HAVE THIS GAME. I am praying that someone does and is willing to mule and teach it. wed? fri pm?

thurs 1pm?
1-William Hays
2-Greg Turner
3-?
4-?

I cant play thurs, but will update this for you guys.
 
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Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1650]
Mike Marentette
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Montreal
Quebec
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Decision Games version. English, complete, and like new except shrink wrap removed from card decks.
 
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David Schuth
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Complete.

One corner top box split. Bowing on top box. A couple of tears.

Components - very good condition.

Minimum bid:$25
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Enrico Viglino
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The grand campaign of this is my favorite game for adding
new players to. It doesn't much matter, and the game provides
for good rules for adding new powers after the start.
 
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