$3.00

Geeklist s for Saint Petersburg

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [139] | 
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Matthias
Austria
Wien
Wien
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Platz 2004
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Joel Brighton
United States
Sammamish
Washington
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Christian Martinez Naujok
Germany
Oftersheim
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Version: 1. Auflage
Sprache: Deutsch
Verlag: Hans im Glück
Zustand: Top erhalten, 2x gespielt

Zugabe:

Saint Petersburg: The Banquet
Deutsche Version, top erhalten
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
msg tools
2004

Saint Petersburg - There was a feeling expressed, when the game came out, that it would wear out quickly. And I know for some it did. But for me, the game has remained very enjoyable and in regular play ever since.

Thebes / Jenseits von Theben - Normally, I'm a fan of the original version of a game. But Thebes really is more enjoyable - if just by a smidge - than the original. The presentation helps...

Ticket to Ride - While I'm not a fan of most of the variations - though Asia's particularly clever - I still find the original game very enjoyable.
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Nathan Markley
United States
Missouri
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Tiger Abruptness

They're so sudden.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
No surprise there, I suppose, given my avatar!

2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Jason Hesse
United States
Madison
WI
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
#9

This thing just doesn't fade away. I keep thinking I will get sick of it, but I just don't.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
The game most closely associated with me on BGG is probably Saint Petersburg (if it's not that, it's 1846.) But the two best pictures of me are these:


My ideal hand after winning a game of Snow Tails


Me wearing the Caboose Hat to help keep the signup line organized for my wife's Ticket to Ride tournament at WBC

I'm 58 years old, living in the Boston Massachusetts area, and I've been playing games for more than 50 years. I did a podcast with Mark Johnson that includes a long autobiographical segment, so if you want to know all about my history in gaming, it may be of interest to you:

Boardgames To Go 163 - Long Games (with Eric Brosius)
________________________________________

I only played two games this past week, both from the 18xx family, and both new to me. We've been busy with a number of things, some reflecting the aftermath of being in Pennsylvania for 10 days attending WBC.

8  1822: The Railways of Great Britain NEW! -- As I mentioned in my WBC GeekList, I saw a lot of people playing this game in open gaming at WBC and enjoying it. It's also gotten good buzz here on BGG and also on the Yahoo 18xx group. I ordered a copy from All-Aboard Games; it arrived in record time, I stickered it (no small task), and I wrote up a Teaching Guide. We played it on Saturday. It is a game I would describe as "baroque". It is full of all the things that designer Simon Cutforth has enjoyed in games. It has the largest array of private companies I remember seeing in a game (perhaps excepting 18OE.) It has 24 minors that can be bought in by majors that connect to it. Major company capitalization is like that in 18EU. It has a 2D stock market, but with double-jumping for majors. Most notably, however, it has an auction as part of (and not prior to) every Stock Round, during which privates, minors, and (up through Phase 4) concessions to start majors are auctioned off (you can't start a major before Phase 5 without a concession.) We played one game up through the purchase of the 5-trains and had to stop (it took 5 1/2 hours to get that far after the rules teach, which took a little less than an hour.) In the first play it seemed to me that the key focus of 1822: The Railways of Great Britain is capital commitment. Unlike many 18xx games, you don't want to spend all your money in the first Stock Round, because (given the relatively low earnings in the first Operating Round,) you'll be hamstrung in the auction that is part of the second Stock Round. Of course, this does depend on how attractive the items that will be up for auction are (and the order in which things come up is publicly visible from the start.)

In our game, I bid up for the L&Y concession, and for private #10, which starts in Birmingham. This led to a powerful L&Y that was preparing to run for well over $100/share and double jump for a long time. Sam started the SECR and later the LBSCR and was building two good companies with connections to France, but neither seemed likely to be close to the L&Y in earnings. However, Sam got the "Offshore Tax Haven" private and used it to buy one share of the L&Y, preventing the L&Y from ever floating up, and this was a powerful tool in trying to catch me. Marsha started the two Scottish companies and bought some privates in that area, but it's not as prosperous as southern England and she was a little behind. John over-invested in minors that didn't earn enough to convert L-trains (local trains that run just one tokened city, plus potentially one dit) to 2-trains before the 3-trains rusted the L-trains, and this led to emergency financing in which he had to take loans for 178 pounds (267 with the interest) to buy 3-trains for his minors. In the long run, they fit in very well with the LNWR and Midland, both of which he was Director of, but the early cash call hurt his game.

I really like games that focus on capital commitment, and this is one of them (another is 1846, which is my favorite 18xx game.) The bidding for privates is far more interesting than in most 18xx games, and it makes the game interactive all the way through. I felt that the pressure to make good decisions that take your opponents' investment choices into account was strong all through the game, and this is a good sign.

N/A  18CZ NEW! -- This is a prototype that is being developed by Lonny Orgler, who has a number of 18xx titles in his oeuvre. I'm helping with the English translation, and to help me do a better job, I made up a prototype version, and we played it last night. It was a 4-player game and even in our first play it took only about 3 1/2 hours to finish. This game is remarkably well conceived. The theme is "small, medium, large", and this theme is represented in almost every aspect of the game. There are small, medium and large privates; small, medium and large share companies; trains that can only be run by small, medium and large companies respectively, and an acquisition mechanism that allows a company to acquire a smaller company (with the consent of both directors.) We were all very pleased with our first play, but I haven't assigned a rating because the game is still in prototype form. However, if the game were available today in the exact form my prototype copy has (and I think a published version would be nicer,) I would by no means assign a rating that is less than 8.

Since I played only two games this week, both new to me and both from the 18xx family, it's hard to avoid comparing them. I liked them both, but they are very different.

1822: The Railways of Great Britain is a large, sprawling, baroque game with many interesting features and a focus on capital commitment. The auction system is fascinating and has many implications for the rest of the game play. It is a long game, partly because the auctions are important and intricate; I don't see us playing this in an evening even once we know it.

18CZ, on the other hand, is a tightly focused game that comes off as having elegance (the consistent use of the "small, medium, large" motif is an important contributor to this.) It also has a number of innovative features, but they seemed easy to remember because of the focus. Capital commitment is important here as well (as it is in almost every 18xx game,) but perhaps the critical issue is properly timing the floating of companies, train buying, acquisitions, and how to fund it all. The privates are well suited to providing options that make this more interesting. (It's funny: after reading the rules I thought the privates might be uninteresting, but after one play I think they are one of the best features of the game!) I expect that our group will be able to play this in well under 3 hours (and perhaps even in 2 hours) once we know it better. This makes it an excellent candidate for a game we can play in an evening and even have time for another game or games before and/or after it.

[Edit: more comments about 18CZ]
13 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Bill Kunes
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Dog days of summer--hot and humid...

Monday
1x - Bora Bora - mb

We battled the entire game but it came down to bonuses to create the separation needed for me to claim the win. My wife was disappointed as she thought she would upset my apparent victory.

Wednesday
1x - Saint Petersburg


My wife asked to dust this one off since we hadn't played it in a while. When my wife claimed her 10th aristocrat in the last round, I thought it was over (I had 10 as well but was sitting a handful of spots behind her on the scoring track). But I forget you also get points for each full 10 rubles which gave me a big finish for the win, 210-206.

Friday - A2:42 Camping Trip
3x - Love Letter: Batman
1x - Guildhall - Fellowship cards

We played three 4p games before dinner at camp and I won the second losing one each of the other two to my girls. Harley Quinn did me no favors. I think five times in a row I had her and got eliminated by Batman on the next players turn.

As things were starting to get dark my friend brought over his tiki torches and we had a 4p game of their Fellowship cards we had gifted them for their birthday at Origins. My wife pulled off the win one turn before I would have done so, making for a tense finish in a game we struggled to learn the new cards in the dark.

Saturday - A2:42 Camping Trip
4x - Bananagrams

After dinner, my girls and I broke out one of my oldest daughter's favorite games to play when we travel or camp. I seemed to score 40 pts consistently but my daughters took turns destroying me.


I was glad my wife and I got some games in together during the week. With school starting soon I hope we get back to our early morning routine on days I work from home. Any time I get to game with girls is a real treat, now if I could only get them to the table more often and with some other games. Our annual camping trip is an anticipated highlight every summer, although turn out was down this year and we had some weather challenges we managed a few games--I'll take it.

Note: I posted my 2016 edition of my Top 50 games (see link below). Take a look and share your thoughts.

meeple Keep playing...
BK's Hardcore 10x10 in 2016 List at 52/100
BK's Top 50 Games - 2016 Edition - New!
19 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Julie Lemonde
Canada
St-Hyacinthe
Quebec
flag msg tools
http://www.dragonsnocturnes.org/
mbmbmbmbmb
PUBLISHER: RioGrande, 2004.
RULES: English.
LANGUAGE DEPENDANCE: No necessary in-game text.
ImageID:246360

Received in a previous mathtrade.
Complete and in excellent condition for componants.
The box has white corner but still solid.
Will come in the main box.

+ Saint Petersburg: New Society & Banquet Expansion

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Karl Rainer
Canada
Nanaimo
BC
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Rio Grande edition 2002, English edition.

Used but Very good condition. minor scuffing on box bottom, one ding in box bottom, one ding on top lid. Contents perfect condition.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
John T
United States
Tempe
Arizona
flag msg tools
Like new, cards still in shrink, slight white on box corners, Rio Grande English
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
David Spencer
United States
San Ramon
California
flag msg tools
MORE UberText!!!
badge
UberText!!!
mbmbmbmbmb
Original, out of print.

Lot includes (in base box):

Saint Petersburg
New Society and Banquet expansion(s)

Starting bid: $20
BIN: $70


CLOSED
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
John Corrado

Virginia
msg tools
mb
I've never thought of myself as particularly good at St. Petersburg, but somehow I actually won the tournament at EuroQuest 2015 (a.k.a "John Somehow Wins All The Things, Who Knew?") so I figured I was obliged to show up and see if I'd actually gotten good at it by osmosis or something.

The first heat was amazing. I was playing with Vien Bounma, Keith Levy, and a new player. Vien was handed a first round Mistress, and the new player a first round Observatory, and I felt very sad about my first round first pick of greens. But. I had made it out of the first building round with a Market, and a few other Markets fell to cheap, and by round 2 I actually had 4 markets up and running for a decently cheap price - no one else was willing to pay $4 for the first one, so I picked up 3 for $3, $2, and $2. Meanwhile, the new player took more workers than politicians from the Observatory and ended up with a great economy that he was spending on re-investing in his economy and not points. Keith meanwhile went aggressively for buildings while Vien had money issues and couldn't get nobles out fast enough. When points were finally counted, it was an astounding 89-89-89 tie between Vien, myself, and Keith. Vien and I tied on most money as well, so Kieth somehow got a third despite the same point total; meanwhile, I had one fewer noble played than Vien, so I won on tie-breaks.

Unfortunately, to advance in St. Pete's, you really need a win and *something*. I had to miss one of the other heats due to conflicts, so I had to risk it all on the third heat, and my game just didn't go well. I was well set up for a game that went a turn longer than it did, and I came in third or fourth, which threw me into my standard mid-con funk for a day or two.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Eric Engelmann
United States
Derwood
Maryland
flag msg tools
Congress of Gamers, Winter Game Fest, etc.
badge
Eric's actual photo!
mbmbmbmbmb
Saturday 10am-11:30am. Old version of the game is the default. Amy Rule is the GM. She actually taught me to play this at EuroQuest years ago. With her excellent coaching and advice to make a first turn purchase of Mistress of Ceremonies, and an early Observatory, it was GG. She was GREAT about it!
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
As you can tell from my avatar, I'm a big fan of Saint Petersburg. It's not easy to win at WBC, though; among other things, you see a much wider range of strategies and need to think on the fly.

In my first heat, the player across from me focused on blue cards, which meant that the player on my right had access to two players' worth of orange cards (and got an Observatory to boot!) I managed to keep it close, but he out-oranged me 9 to 6 and defeated me 81-77, giving me a close second. Even one win is not usually enough to make the 16-player semis in Saint Petersburg, so I knew I'd have to win another heat (my close second in this game plus a win might do it.)
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
In the second heat of Saint Petersburg I was able to play, I pushed the nobles while Rob Flowers, seated across from me, focused on the blue building cards, hoping to build up enough of a lead to outweigh my orange bonus advantage. I thought I would still edge him out, but on the penultimate turn, with first pick of 6 upgrades, there was not a single orange upgrade to be seen. Rob won, beating me 88-82. It takes courage to pursue a blue strategy, and he played the position well.

This gave me two (reasonably close) 2nd places and no chance of making the semis. In both games I was beaten by a blue strategy, though in Heat 1 it wasn't the blue strategy player who beat me!
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Henry Campau
United States
Mt Holly
North Carolina
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I played St Petersburg once in open gaming and once in a heat. I lost both times and realized that there are a lot of good St Pete players out there.

But I like this shorter, very strategic game.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Colin Orr
United States
Norwalk
Connecticut
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Edition: Rio Grande English Edition

Condition: Good. A few paper bills missing when I received in trade, but not needed for game play. Some whitening and shelf wear on box edges/corners.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Mike K
United States
Fairless Hills
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
The last of the games that I played for the sake of playing, I had little success in either heat I participated in. I got crushed by Nicole Yahuse and her 10 nobles in my first game, 94-79-67-47, then drew her for my 2nd game. She didn't win that one, but neither did I: Shira Levy won a low-scoring affair, 59-52-48-40.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Brent Schleicher
United States
Hugo
Minnesota
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
plus: Saint Petersburg: New Society & Banquet Expansion

Consignment sale for $23
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Martijn Weekenstroo
Netherlands
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Title: Sankt Petersburg

Publisher: Hans Im Gluck 1st edition
Languages: German (Language Dependency: none )
Condition: Game in good condition. Box has some definite shelf wear.

Starting Bid: € 15,-


Auction Ends at: september 15th random time
Presence at Essen: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Doug Faust
United States
Malverne
New York
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Vien Bounma
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Jaycee Skyhawkk
msg tools
My second game of the night was an interesting little buy and upgrade game called St Petersburg. The objective here was to buy buildings and nobles worth victory points, while making enough income to buy upgrades and workers as well.

The players were me, Keith, Kim and Julie. We all got ourselves a handful of workers, to start ourselves off, and mostly made our money back with our lumberjacks, gold miners, and fur traders. Then we got our buildings. I went for the risky move of building an academy with most of my money, getting the best push forward in VP for the whole game as I could. But it didn't pay off as well as I'd hoped, as I was unable to purchase nobles or upgrades, and got the short end of the stick on workers for a bit that by the last couple of rounds, I could see Keith's little pile of nobles was going to overtake my 30 point lead no matter what I did.

In the end, I still was happy with my choice at the beginning for education, but we all know a leader is only as strong as the people who follows him, and I had to accept my defeat graciously.
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:178]
Michael Alexander
Australia
Canberra
ACT
flag msg tools
beef
badge
sack
mbmbmbmbmb
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [139] | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.