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El Grande (1995)
10
Jun 2014
2**
3***
4****
5*****

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This is more like it.. A good rockin' game - simple but with lots of choice. Standard problem with this kind of 'multi player mayhem' games tho' - if one guy gets left alone he will win.

But, well, just enjoy it.

The way all the moving parts mesh so cleanly makes this one of the best games i have played.
2015-01-01
10
Apr 2015
2 player **
3 player ****
4 player *****
5 player *****
6 player ****
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Really good game. Just right when you fancy a nice chunky 'fight' amongst friends...

The diplomacy element really makes it shine, and can bring plenty of trash talking to the table.

i've played lots of 3-player games of this and i feel it works really well [sack-off the aliances and just bid on turn order each war].

once you know the drill this plays quickly and is [currently] my favorite multi-player war game.
2011-11-29
Poker (1810)
10
Feb 2009*
Played regular poker for years. Still enjoy playing but trying to get one of my poker groups to try other board games for something of a change.

No-limit texas hold-em is the way to play. £5 in each and get yourself a tournament timer and there are few better games out there.

If i could only play one game again, this would be it.
2011-03-09
10
Jan 2011
[gray - brown] [me - them (g, b)]
s1 [3-5] [2-2, 3-1]
s2 [2-2] [1-1, 1-1]
s3 [1-2] [1-0, 2-0]
s4 [3-2] [3-0, 2-0]
s5 [1-2] [0-1, 1-1]
s6 [1-3] [1-1, 2-0]
s7 [0-2] [0-1, 1-0]
s8 [2-0] [1-0, 0-1]
s9 [1-1] [1-0. 1-0]
s10 [2-0] [1-0, 0-1]
s11 [2-0] [1-0, 0-1]
s12 [2-0] [1-0, 0-1]
s13 [2-0] [1-0, 0-1]
s14 [1-1] [1-0, 1-0]
s15 [1-1] [1-0, 1-0]

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Really great game. Very possibly my favorite 2 player game... And certainly my favorite QUICK 2 player game. The fact that you can set up and play both sides of a scenario in the time many games take for one game is a great bonus.

Lots of luck but you still feel like you are in control and you can make a difference.

2013-08-03
Risk Legacy (2011)
10
May 2012
Have to rate this a '10' as it's such a great idea.

i enjoy Risk anyway but this is such a cool concept... let's see how it goes once we have completly screwed up the balance!

hey, it will still be fun tho'
2012-05-25
9.5
Jan 2015
ALL 3 player *****

[Total]

Empire [12] [7-7]
Rebellion [9] [4-9]
Hutts [19] [8-4]

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A really great 3 player game... i cant think of any reason why i would ever play with any other number tho (if not least as i have far more games that i would want to play with 4 or 5).

The differing victory targets are what make this so interesting - so far it has been pretty even and in each game everyone has thought something like 'there is no way X can win this' only for them to suddenly come from nowhere to claim their target.

The only thing i don't like is the placement of the emperor. If he comes out early the rebels will be big favorites and if he comes out near the end it might well be all over before he is seen giving the rebellion no chance to win... a little odd.
2013-10-03
9.5
Nov 2011
Archenemy [1vX; 3-3] *****
Planechase ***
Toolkit/Cube draft *****
Challenge Deck [Hydra] **
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Such a great game system...

Mainly play with pre-constructed decks but also mix it up with a few other ideas.

The 'planechase' packs are VERY cool for some random, fun games

The 'archenemy' is another great option - nonsymmetrical games are always fun and this works very well (4 players seems to be the best spot)

Finally, the 'cube' style draft make for very cool evening - it is certainly nice to build up a deck and then send it out to fight. Gives a good feeling of 'ownership' and making your own luck!

2014-02-26
Dominion (2008)
9.5
Feb 2012
2****
3*****
4****

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Great little game. Quick, simple, fun... As long as you realise it is a short game it holds lots of interest.

The 'Seaside' expansion adds lots of nice cards.
2012-02-27
Chess (1475)
9
Aug 2013
I play online at che55.com - say 'hi' some time.

- i would think i must have played 100s of games of this over the years...

It's the greatest game of all time isn't it?
2010-08-13
9
Aug 2010
[Allies - Axis] [me - them (allies, axis)]
s1 [3-0] [1-0, 0-2]
s2 [2-0] [0-0, 0-2]
s3 [0-1] [0-0, 1-0]
s4 [1-1] [0-0, 1-0]
s5 [0-2] [0-1, 1-0]
s6 [0-1] [0-0, 1-0]
s7 [0-1] [0-0, 1-0]
s19[1-0] [0-0, 0-1]
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This truly is a GREAT package - a great little game and amazing value.

The only real issue the excessive amount of rules and the fact you have to 'keep your hand in' if you don't want to have to re-lean it every few months.

But, at this price - just get it and feel the tension of a REAL game!
2011-08-29
Amun-Re (2003)
9
Jul 2008*
2 **
3 ***
4 *****
5 *****
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I do like auction games and this may be the best of its type that i have played.

Such a clever design that brings all the seperate sections together into a very satisfying whole.

certainly better with more players and don't worry too much about the luck of the draw (it can really screw you but just roll with it...)
2012-04-06
9
Feb 2011
Just a good, simple little game... The best of its type i have played.
2011-01-04
Dixit (2008)
9
Nov 2012
4***
5*****
6****
7***
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Odd ball game that i enjoyed...

The replayability is fine with the expansions as long as you play with different people. with the same group it can become a little strange in that the clues can be re-used or based on previous games, this is kind of interesting though maybe not what the game should be!

Great game though, and one that can be played with all kinds of people.
2012-04-14
9
Mar 2013
Best party game?

you really need to play it with a decent sized boozy crowd to see it really shine!
2013-12-30
9
May 2014
Interesting idea and some nice concepts but a lot will depend on the scenario/encounter card designs keeping things fresh.

The more i play it to more i am getting into it... Slowly upping it's score!

[wins-losses][2 player, solo] Completed by...

Shadows of Mirkwood:
Passage Through Mirkwood(1) [2-2, 5-3] sd, co, ml
Journey Down the Anduin(4) [1-2, 1-5] sd, ml
Escape from Dol Guldur(7) [1-1, -] sd
The Hunt for Gollum(4) [1-3, 1-1] sd, ml
Conflict At The Carrock(7) [1-2, -] sd
A Journey to Rhosgobel(6) [-, 1-3] ml
*The Hills of Emyn Muil(4) [1-1, -] sd

Khazad-dûm:
Into the Pit(5) [-, 1-0] ml
The Seventh Level(3) [-, 1-0] ml
Flight from Moria(7) [-, 1-1] ml

Heirs of Númenor:
Peril in Pelargir(5) [-, 0-1]
Into Ithilien(4) [-, -]
The Siege of Cair Andros(7) [-, -]

The Hobbit:
We Must Away, Ere Break of Day(6-7) [1-1, 1-4] sd, ml
Over the Misty Mountains Grim(6-7) [1-1, 1-0] sd, ml
Dungeons Deep and Caverns Dim(6-7) [1-1, 0-9] sd
Flies and Spiders(?) [-, 1-2] ml
The Lonely Mountain(?) [-, 1-0] ml
The Battle of Five Armies(?) [-, 1-1] ml

Others:
The Old Forest(5) [-, 1-0] ml
The Lost Road(3) [-, 1-0] ml
Forgotten Ruins(5) [-, 1-2] ml
The Elven Assembly(5) [-, 1-1] ml
Ungoliant's Lair(6) [-, -]
Branching Paths(7?) [-, 1-0] ml

*don't own
2015-06-19
9
Sep 2014
Gets better with more plays. Lots of fun to be had here with the right crowd!
2012-09-27
9
Aug 2014
9
Apr 2015
Really great little game - nice to see there are still interesting twists that people can come up with.

Really needs an expansion tho'...
2015-04-06
8.5
Jun 2014
2***
3*****
4*****
5****
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Clear to see why this is rated so highly.

However it is clearly lacking in interaction & theme. It does manage to make some of that back by being so quick and 'smart'. I don't know if it will ever be a game i love but it's nice to have and fills its spot very nicely.

2011-11-29
8
Nov 2011
3*****
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Good first (advanced) game. Took a while but i can see how it will get a lot quicker.

Also enjoyed my first FULL game. Took a long, long time but stayed fun/interesting.
2011-11-29
8
Jul 2010
USA [4-3]
USSR [2-0]

USA 4-5 USSR
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USA* [8] 20pts
USA* [8] war games
USSR* [2] europe
USA* [9] submission
USSR [6] 20pts
USSR [3] Defcom (5yr plan -> duck & cover)
USA* [Final Scoring]
USSR [8] 20pts
USSR* [5] 20pts
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Really great game. Lots of tension and a great link to history.

Hard to play with new players though as experience holds a huge advantage.
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2011-07-22
8
Jul 2008*
[Allies - Axis] [me - them (allies, axis)]
s10 [0-1] [0-0, 1-0]
s12 [1-0] [0-0, 0-0]
s14 [1-0] [0-0, 0-0]
s16 [1-0] [0-0, 0-0]
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maybe not the simple pleasures of the first box but certainly a lot more in here...

i would still rate this highly but i would recommend people start with #1 and see how they feel.

2011-09-01
Medici (1995)
8
Apr 2010
2**
3***
4****
5*****
6***
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really nice 'simple' game.

played a good few 4 player games and enjoy it as a quick game but i'm not sure much control anyone has... one bad bid from one person can hand the game to someone else & thats it really... still fun enough though.
2011-11-29
Perudo (aka Liar's Dice) (1987)
8
Feb 2011
2 **
3 ***
4 ****
5 *****
6 ****
7 **
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Cool, quick fun. A nice change of pace from the 'normal' bgg games.


A must have, play at the end of the night or over drinks with non-game playing buddies.
2011-11-21
Modern Art (1992)
8
Jun 2014
Really smart little game.
2014-06-09
8
Jan 2011
2 **
3 ****
4 *****
5 ***

VERY silly... VERY fun...
2014-12-30
Dixit Odyssey (2011)
8
Sep 2011
More good stuff.

Nice score board but not so nice voting cards...

With all 3 sets now there are enough cards to offer a night of playing without seeing the same cards.
2011-09-18
8
Apr 2012
1**
2***
3****
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Fun game. Very simple but works well as a quick role playing lite experience.
2011-12-18
8
May 2013
The 'only plan 1 move at a time' change makes it feel very different from Wings of War - much lighter and simpler.

The WWII wings of war 'conveyor belt' move planning seems more interesting but this stripped down system is maybe better for the Star Wars version.

The figures and other bits are great - though expensive - and as a male born in the 70s it's very, very hard to resist getting everything!

OWN [14]:
X Wing (core) [2]
Y Wing
A Wing
Falcon

TIE Fighter (core) [4]
TIE Advanced
TIE Interceptor
Slave 1

WISH LIST:
B Wing
TIE Bomber
Lambda
Rebel Aces
Imperial Aces
HWK-290
X-Wing
TIE Fighter

TOTALS:
Rebels: 104 -> 150
Empire: 120 -> 157
2014-12-30
8
Sep 2012
Elder Sign (2011)
8
Sep 2014
Good quick fun.
2014-09-16
8
May 2015
8
May 2015
Timeline (2012)
8
Jan 2013
Great little trivia game - fast and almost no rules. Also it's not a game of knowing exact information - more of being the best at estimating.

The BIG downside is the limited number of cards - you'll see them all before you have played 10 times. It really needs an expansion NOW!!

Nicer sized cards than the French version (they used to be very small but now are pretty standard) but, as others have said, the new box is horrible.
2013-01-13
8
May 2015
8
Sep 2013
Yeah! Light, fun.
2013-09-13
Sushi Go! (2013)
8
Apr 2015
Fun & quick.

Best filler i've played in a fair while.
2015-04-06
7.5
Jan 2012
2 ***
3 ****
4 *****
5 ****
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really enjoyable game - love the simple mechanics & theme. One of the best games i own and it does seem to get better the more people there are.

and without doubt one of the best games i've seen for dragging in [and hooking] new players.

- Also my wifes favorite game [hence all the 2 player games of this i have had]
2014-01-19
7.5
Jan 2012
Very good clever game, i'm surprised it doesn't get rated higher on here... The 2 player game was pretty poor though.

Lots of interaction (i really can't understand how anyone could think otherwise), somewhat unforgiving (whicg is good - right?) & some nice, neat mechanics (especially like: money being the victory points, mini auction/worker placement for resources, lab upgrades)
2013-08-15
Samurai (1998)
7.5
Aug 2013
2 *****
3 ***

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Good quick game.

Best as a 2 player game due to the way bad moves hand easy points to the next player.
2012-06-04
7.5
Jan 2013
z-h:
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all hallows eve [1-2]
burn 'em out: [2-2]
burn it to the ground [1-0]
defend the manor. [2-0]
die! zombies... [1-1]
escape in the truck [1-2]
Hunker Down [1-0]
Hunt for Survivors [1-0]
plague carriers [1-1]
revenge of the dead [2-0]
run for it! [1-0]
save the townsfolk. [1-1]
Search For The Truth [0-1]
stock up! [4-0]
we've gotta go back [1-1]
zombie apocalypse [1-1]
zombie pillage [0-1]
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This took a few plays to get into. It is definitely about 'the players', if people arn't into it things can be painful. However, if you have the right mind set this is actually very enjoyable.

So far though I have only really found it works with 2 or 3 players. With a large group it REALLY drags.
2014-12-30
7.5
Dec 2014
2 player **
3 player *****
4 player ****
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Played a good few times now.

Good quick medium weight game. The auctions and random set-up make for a lot of replayability.

generally a good close game but it is certainly possible to make a mistake early that knocks you completely out of the running.

Played again after a long break. This is a really good game, a nice length/complexity. Highly recommended!
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2011-11-29
7.5
Jan 2015
[Free-Shadow] [me - them (FP, SP)]

Quick Start [4-0] [2-0, 0-2] **
Full Game [1-2] [0-0, 2-1] ***
Twilight
Rohan [2-1] [1-0, 1-1] ****
Gondor

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Very good game, don't play it as much as i would like. The 'basic/quick start' game seems pointless other than as a learning experience. Set aside a good few hours and play the whole thing....

REALLY need to find the time to play it again!!
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2014-12-30
7.5
Jan 2015
3***
4****

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Good game. more complex than other versions of risk.

Cards are very powerfull (too much?) but having the extra regions makes for an interesting map.
2011-11-25
7.5
Dec 2011
[Winner: +Me, -Them]
s1 S-L-L-L-
s2 S+
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Adds a lot of complexity to the basic 'commands & colours' framework.

Not sure yet if that is a good thing or not.

also, sticking all the units together is probably the single most annoying game related activity i have had to do. but i guess now it's done... (with the possible excpetion of playing 'Bushido'...)
2012-12-21
Die Macher (1986)
7.5
Apr 2012
Very good game.

Long but always involved and lots to think about...

Also has game polotics done well. No 'lets all gang up on the winner' but more a case of 'I'll help you if you help me...'
2012-04-10
7.5
Feb 2012
Nice set.

Good board, good selection of factions...
2012-01-21
7.5
Jan 2012
Loooooong but fun game.
2011-04-24
No Thanks! (2004)
7.5
May 2013
Good fun filler game.
2011-05-13
7.5
Feb 2012
7.5
May 2012
pretty fun little game. IF you can cope with the high levels of luck!
2012-05-28
7.5
Feb 2015
Very good fun 'big filler'. The theme and 'chrome' takes what would be a decent card card game and turns it into a really interesting experience.

4 players is the minimum. 5 is much better. familiarity also helps a lot and each play has just gotten better...
2015-02-27
7.5
Jan 2015
Very fun, light, quick game.

Don't know how much life there would be long term but felt fun to play.
2012-04-10
Dragon's Gold (2001)
7.5
Jun 2012
Good little game.

The discussions make it so i guess you need the correct crowd but, if you do, this is well worth a try.
2012-06-24
7.5
Dec 2014
Very good Risk version.

Missions work well, bonus cards are nice & the boards are interesting and change each time you play them.

All in all, if you like Risk this one is well worth picking up.

I would put it 4th in a Risk chart:

1. Star Wars OT
2. 2210
3. Legacy
4. Halo Legendary
2012-08-17
7.5
Apr 2015
Not as good as the card game but still very, very good.

2015-04-06
Telestrations (2009)
7.5
Aug 2014
Good fun, light party game.
2014-08-30
Lectio (2004)
7.5
Sep 2013
Nice game. Really nice components
2013-09-16
7.5
Sep 2014
7.5
May 2014
7.5
Sep 2014
Set-up is a chore but after that the game is good.

Some of the 'lore' cards are too swingy for me though.
2014-09-16
7.5
Dec 2014
Very good fun, light but nice!
2014-12-24
Carcassonne (2000)
7
Apr 2010
2*****
3*****
4****
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A game I am not 100% sure about but I think it is very good. The expansions change things a lot and seem to add a fair amount of 'depth' to this fun little package...

It still seems very random though and at time I do wonder how mjuch influence I am actually having over the result.
2011-11-29
PitchCar (1995)
7
Sep 2011
Pretty good fun.
2011-09-18
7
Nov 2011
3**
4***
6*****
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Cool game - you need a decent number of players but defiantly cool to pull out with the right crowd.
2011-11-29
7
Dec 2014
Dracula - Hunters
sd - ml, co [0-1]
sd - ml, cm [0-2]
2014-10-17
Tempus (2006)
7
Apr 2011
5 ****
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Pretty darn good game.

Crappy quality components & art but the game itself is very interesting and is a nice medium weight... chunky enough to get into but not too epic that it takes an entire night to play.
2011-11-29
Brass (2007)
7
Apr 2011
3*****
4****
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Interesting game with a good few options. not always obvious.

I really have to leave logic at the door with this one...

what do the cards represent?
what do the points represent?
why does the income boost go down for the 'best' buildings?
why do railways / canals give you no income?
why can't i build that BLOODY PORT when i have the money, resources and a link [becouse i need a feckin' 'port' card... ffs!]

- despite all that it is a decent game, lots of choices, lots of options, lots of interaction & tension... i just have to remeber the theme is just that. a THEME.
2011-11-29
7
May 2015
[Allies - Axis] [me - them (allies, axis)]
s20 [0-1] [0-0, 0-0]
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LOTS of new stuff to learn.

i would NOT recommend skipping either of the first two unless you are sure you know what you are letting yourself into.
2015-02-28
7
Jan 2013
Like the idea and want to play more but don't really have the info t give a more definitive rating.

2012-01-22
7
Sep 2010
2**
4****

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Cool game - 2 players is 'ok' but really enjoyed playing with 4. Nice short play time with plenty of action squezed into a small time span...
2011-11-29
Shogun (2006)
7
May 2011
4 ****
5 *****

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cool pieces. cool tower.

Fairly simple but with plenty to think about and lots of interaction.


- The main issue i have so far is that it is a pretty long game and not a lot actually happens... after all, you only get 6 turns each. - This seems better with 5 players as there is simply 'more going on' per turn
2011-11-29
7
Jan 2012
2x4[1] ***
2x6[1] ****

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Total [me]
g: 0-3
w: 1-3 [1-2]
r: 1-3
y: 1-3 [1-0]
b: 1-2
0: 0-2

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Alright game. Interested in playing some more games of it..


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TRADED : Nice game but a friend has this plus all the expansions so my copy was destined to sit on the shelf.
2011-07-18
Nexus Ops (2005)
7
Sep 2012
Decent game. Maybe not as great as i was expecting...

Not sure if it as much 'risk done right' as many people say. The somewhat dull board is the main downside.
2012-09-02
Small World (2009)
7
Feb 2012

Good enough fun. Very chaotic and 'bash the leader' crazy but short enough to stay enjoyable.

2012-06-01
Imperial 2030 (2009)
7
Sep 2010
3****
5***

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Very interesting...

2011-11-29
Articulate! (1992)
7
Jan 2013
Yes, people here hate these games... but, well, i actually can have fun with them. so there.
2010-04-26
7
Apr 2011
1v1:
High Elves v Dark Elves [1-1]
High Elves v Orcs [0-1]
Empire v Dark Elves [0-1]
Dwarfs v Orcs [0-1]
-
Multi [tot][m]:
Chaos [0-2]
Dark Elves [0-2]
Dwarfs [1-0] [1-0]
Empire [1-0] [1-0]
Orcs [0-2]
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Nice game...

Can feel pretty epic and tends to ebb & flow nicely. Takes about as long as a best of 3 MTG session.
2013-08-15
7 Wonders (2010)
7
Apr 2011
4***
5****
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Good fun game. Plays quickly and enough going on to be interesting.

I don't see it as a GREAT game but it is certainly one well worth playing.
2011-12-02
7
Dec 2010
1x3 ****
2x4 ***
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Very randon, but fun with it. Not to be taken too seriously - but enjoyable.
2011-02-10
7
Jan 2011
3**
4****
---
Fun game. Nice as a complete change to the usual stuff....
2011-12-02
Rattus (2010)
7
May 2012
Good, quick, light little game.

Would need to expansion to keep it fresh but nice enough.
2012-05-28
Android (2008)
7
Mar 2011
After first play i think this is very interesting. With 5 it was a little long but not unplayable. Would like to play again but i imagine 4 would be a better player number.

Played again with 3 and i still don't know what to make out of this game.

I like the idea of it and i'm glad i have it but i'm not going to be playing every week but once in a while i'll look forward to breaking this out for a spin.
2013-04-07
7
Feb 2011
Cool simple idea
2011-02-16
7
Jan 2015
Nice game. I liked the WWI version but i think this is a little better - less guesswork and somewhat more dynamic and interactive.
2012-10-19
Sultan (2007)
7
Feb 2011
2 **
4 ****
5 *****
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Very simple game but it is pretty cool
2011-11-29
7
Jan 2012
En Garde (1993)
7
Apr 2011
Simple little game that works very well.
2011-04-01
7
Oct 2011
2 ***
5 ***
6 **

Ripper 0-3 Police
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Really enjoyable first game. Very nicely done deduction system, how it will stand up I'm not sure but well worth a try.

With 6 players it seemed very hard for 'the ripper' and we caught him on the second night. but still..

Looooong if it goes the full 4 nights. Maybe too long a game for what it is... Want to try it with 2 or 3 players as it could be a lot faster and more involving...

Much quicker with 2 but not as 'fun'. I can imagine 3 (or, maybe, 4) being the best.
2011-12-02
King of Tokyo (2011)
7
Jan 2015
6 ****
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Fun little game. Typical dice game but nicely done with a cool theme.
2011-12-02
7
Apr 2013
Fun & interesting game. Nice.
2013-04-07
7
Jul 2014
Good v Bad [1-1]
2014-07-17
Gambit 7 (2008)
7
Sep 2011
Nice, really nice!

Very good quiz game. I like triva games anyway but even people who don't may find something to enjoy here.
2011-09-28
Loot (1992)
7
Feb 2013
2**
5****
2011-09-22
Creationary (2009)
7
Jan 2013
Rating depends totally on having the right group.
2013-01-13
7
Nov 2012
Really nice art and style.

Only enough cards for half a dozen games though.
2012-11-05
7
Dec 2014
Good but i now have 1 friend who won't ever play again!!

(aint the mad-swinging-backstab part of the 'fun'???!)
2014-12-24
Notre Dame (2007)
7
Sep 2012
Nice weight, fast playing euro
2014-03-27
Incursion (2009)
7
Jan 2012
Only played the first 2 player scenario and the first solo scenario.

But... so far so good. Want to try out some of the more advanced characters and scenarios.
2012-01-21
7
Apr 2013
Fun game system.
2013-04-07
7
Dec 2011
3***
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Interesting. Had a fairly different feel to other games. Ended up a little dry for a 'role playing' type game and maybe a dice roll or two could have livened things up a little.

Still good if a little long...
2011-12-18
Pictomania (2011)
7
Jan 2012
Cool little game - should work with a 'dixit' style crowd...
2012-01-21
7
Feb 2012
Actually an interesting little game.

Bought it as it was a charity thing but it turned out to be playable and actually pretty good.
2012-02-07
Stone Age (2008)
7
Jan 2012
One of the best 'worker placement' games i've played.

The dice add some excitment usually lacking from this kind of thing.

Easy to see why it is rated so highly...
2012-01-31
7
Dec 2014
I'm never sure about co-op games. This seems okay but we'll see with time.
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Novice - 2/6
Normal - 1/3
2014-12-04
7
Apr 2012
Fun, silly little game
2012-04-10
7
Apr 2012
Very good, fun game.

Excelent production values (once built and painted of course!!)
2012-04-10
7
May 2012
This is a fun little game.

Would be better if a little shorter but it's always nice to throw a handful of custom dice.
2012-05-28
Core Worlds (2011)
7
Mar 2014
Bausack (1987)
7
Oct 2013
Cool idea but the rules didn't really seem to be that great.
2012-11-05
Love Letter (2012)
7
Jan 2015
Seasons (2012)
7
Sep 2013
Nice game.

- Hard to play first couple of times with so much of the decision process front-loaded
- Fiddly scoring with lots of effects in place
2013-09-16
7
Jan 2013
Adult apples to apples. Lots of fun with the right people - can't imagine it will be one with much replay potential though.
2013-01-13
Say Anything (2008)
7
Dec 2013
Las Vegas (2012)
7
Apr 2013
Nice quick gambling themed dice game.
2013-04-07
7
Apr 2013
7
Aug 2014
No theme but good game.

AND, the 'theme' as it is does make it more appealing for new-dudes.
2013-09-13
Can't Stop (1980)
7
Sep 2013
One more roll...

Yeah

OK, One more roll...

YEAH!!!

right, last roll...

Fcukyatyfuckfuckfucker.....
2013-09-13
Cube Quest (2013)
7
Sep 2013
Fun, not sure how much fun it will be in 12 months time though.
2013-09-13
7
Sep 2014
Long but fun. very much a story - no point worry too much about it, just enjoy the ride...

win-loss

1. Azathoth [1-0] mj, sd, co
2. Azathoth [2-0] mj
[forsaken lore]
3. Cthulhu [0-1] ml, sd, co, cm
4. Cthulhu [0-2] ml, sd, co, cm
5. Yog-Sothoth [1-0] ml, sd, co, cm
6. Yog-Sothoth [1-1] ml
[mountains of madness]
7. Shub-Niggurath [1-0] ml, sd, co, cm
...
2015-03-26
7
Sep 2014
Actually pretty fun.

Many 'modern' party games could learn from this!
2014-09-16
Hollywood (2013)
7
Jul 2015
Solid little drafting game. More fun than most due to the good theme.
2015-07-17
7
Mar 2015
Fine game but nothing as special as the hype would have led you to believe.
2015-03-04
7
Apr 2015
Alien [0-2]
Aliens [1-0]
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Fun enough but don't know what life it will have after playing each film a couple of times.

Very light and maybe a little long for what it offers. Seems like 3 players may be the ideal number.
2015-04-05
Pandemic (2007)
7
May 2015
7
Dec 2014
Really good idea, nice art & smart play but you need more cards. lots more....!
2014-12-24
7
Apr 2015
Good push your luck game.

The 'you can only win if you have one of the bet cards' makes this game. Really mixes up what each round is worth to people.
2015-04-06
Oh Hell! (1930)
7
Apr 2015
excellent card game
2015-04-06
Dogs of War (2014)
7
May 2015
6.75
Jan 2012
I enjoy this game to be honest... but i can see how some people find it hell.
2011-07-22
RoboRally (1994)
6.75
Jan 2012
2 **
3 *****
4 ****
6 ***

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enjoyable, fun game that should, hopefully, get a good few outings.

word of warning - It can outstay its welcome if you are not careful and i've so far had 1 game that got to that point... People seem to say 'the more the merrier' but if i play with more than 4 i'll try and stick to a 2 flag, single board race to keep the play time managable.


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2011-11-29
Martian Dice (2011)
6.75
May 2013
Fun silly game. Don't expect anything more than a daft filler. But with that in mind it is nice.
2011-11-20
6.75
Jan 2012
4****

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Good game. falls to the old problem of everyone simply stopping each other from winning until, finally, one person sneaks through. As such the ending feels a little 'flat', rather than feeling like you have won everyone else just feels like they have failed to stop you.... but still fun and QUICK.

2012-06-04
Piece o' Cake (2008)
6.75
Jan 2012
A very clever little game. a fair amount of fun to be had here...

despite the theme it could be a pretty interesting game between competative gamers!
2012-01-31
6.75
Dec 2013
fun enough silly filler
2013-12-28
6.5
Jan 2013
4*****
5****
6****
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Maybe not one to play often but a good change from the 'euro' standard & have a good ol' time playing this new twist on a classic
.

30/7/08 - actually, screw it! - i will be honest - this game is really good... so much luck but non-stop fun...!

c'mon - who doesn't love seeing your one dude throw 6 after 6 after 6 to defeat your mates 20 strong attacking force??!!! stick to your nicey-nice farming but give me dice & plastic orc dudes!
2011-11-29
Catan (1995)
6.5
Jan 2013

Finally played for the first time.


Good game and happy to play some more.
2012-01-02
Mahjong (1850)
6.5
Nov 2011
A nice, cool looking social game. Always goes down well & good to play with a couple of friends during an evening.
2011-03-12
Steam (2009)
6.5
Jan 2015
Good solid economic game. I actually think i like it more with the Steam Barons stock market add-on.
2015-01-01
Ra (1999)
6.5
Nov 2012
Decent auction game.
2012-11-05
Axis & Allies: Spring 1942, The World is at War! (aka Axis & Allies: 1942) (2009)
6.5
Apr 2012
Good, light fun 'wargame'.

Down sides:
* too long
* board too small

2012-04-10
6.5
Sep 2014
Maybe adds a bit too much complexity - just the fact everyone sites and reads all the cards for 10 minutes when the gamer starts.
2014-09-16
Battle Line (2000)
6.5
Dec 2012
Summoner Wars (2009)
6.5
Apr 2012
Nice game. Need a few plays to pick up the different styles of the races.

Bought the 'master set'
2012-01-02
Citadels (2000)
6.5
Jan 2015
One that needs familiarality and speed from the players...

A slow game will suck the enjoyment from this fast.
2012-04-10
6.5
Nov 2011
3*****
4****
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Really enjoyable game... Suffers from some downtime though i have never played a game without a new player involved.

Seems to take around 1 hour per player, which feels slightly long.
2011-11-29
51st State (2010)
6.5
Apr 2013
Interesting and quick enough - shame it doesn't do anything new.


s - 26, 31
2013-04-07
Backgammon (-3000)
6.5
Nov 2011
Classic game. with the right person (who knows what they are doing) it can be a great game.
2011-09-28
Strozzi (2008)
6.5
Apr 2012
Yet another quick, interesting auction game.

Maybe not the best one but worth trying if you like that kind of thing.

Maybe 'smarter' than Medici but not as good a pure auction game...
2012-04-10
6.5
Dec 2011
Decent enough game for what it is. Short and light enough to play whilst waiting for people to arrive or at the end of the night and as such it works well.
2013-04-26
6.5
Mar 2013
A 2 plane dog fight makes for a fun enough game that feels somewhat like WWII top trumps...

Need to play some bigger games before i give it a fair rating.
2011-09-18
For Sale (1997)
6.5
Jan 2012
Nice quick playing auction game. Very simple & logical but enough to be going on to make it worthwhile.

2012-01-21
6.5
Dec 2011
4****
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Cool little game. Can imagine it gets very tense if everyone knows what they are doing.
2011-09-28
6.5
Jan 2013
4****
---
Decent co-op game. lots of dice and a little slow but good. Well worth playing.
2011-09-28
6.5
Oct 2011
5****
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Nice light, fun game. Not too long even with 5.

Well worth trying if you like dice games. This seems like one of the better ones.
2011-10-21
6.5
May 2013
Nice enough. Good quality art, cards & board. Not the most atmospheric experience ever but quick enough to hold your interest.
2011-11-18
6.5
Dec 2011
Another good, fun dice rolling filler.

Don't know if it's one of the best, but for what it is it's good fun.
2011-11-25
6.5
Sep 2013
Bash the leader. Bash the leader!

Then bash him some more.

Until, there is a new leader. Then bash him!

Alright though.
2013-09-13
Ice Flow (2008)
6.5
Apr 2013
6.5
Apr 2012
Yes, worked well.

Playing the marines there is a definite feeling of being up against an unstoppable force.

Oh, and obviously the quotes are all cool to spring on your oponent!
2012-04-10
BasketBoss (2009)
6.5
May 2012
Alright if a little generic.
2012-05-28
Fictionaire (2010)
6.5
Nov 2012
Good idea - needs to correct people and some tweaks but want to try it some more.
2012-11-05
6.5
Apr 2013
Fun game but takes too long for what it is...

We played 2pts for first, 1pt for second - first to 3 points... Seemed to make it a better length.
2013-04-07
Dark Moon (2011)
6.5
Jan 2013
Pretty good - for me, i would pick this to play over the full thing (mainly as it was a lot quicker and i always felt more involved)
2013-01-13
Castle Panic (2009)
6.5
Jan 2013
6.5
Sep 2013
Nice little game.
2013-09-13
6.5
Apr 2015
[republic 0 - 3 separatists]

OK but one of the weakest of the 'modern' Risk versions.
2015-04-10
6.5
Jun 2013
Get Bit! (2007)
6.5
Jun 2013
Snowdonia (2012)
6.5
Jun 2013
6.5
Dec 2014
Does what it sets out to well.

Worth playing but don't know how long it will last...
2014-12-24
6.5
Sep 2014
Twin Tin Bots (2014)
6.5
Apr 2015
fun enough.
2015-04-06
Age of War (2014)
6.5
Dec 2014
OK but not much to it.

Like the Risk theme better - at least Australia means something to the people who play!
2014-12-24
6.5
Apr 2015
fun but limited
2015-04-06
6.25
Jan 2012
3***
5****

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Certainly an interesting game. Just played a couple of 3 player games and have enjoyed them (despite getting destroyed both times!), however I have a few concerns (too many cards/units that everyone really needs to know, not much in the way of manoeuvring, the order stack 'mini game' doesn't really interest me, etc...)

Played a 5 player game (with expansion) and that was a pretty decent experience. Dragged on a bit (but we did play slowly) but still... I am looking forward to playing it again and getting a better feel for the action.
2011-11-29
Long Shot (2009)
6.25
Jan 2012
1x6
---
Pretty fun, simple game. Nice for a larger group
2011-01-21
Risk Express (2006)
6.25
Jan 2012
Good, fun, quick game - one worth having as a nice filler.
2011-07-22
Zombies!!! (2001)
6
Aug 2013
2 **
3 ****
4 *****
6 ***
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Really cool 'warm up' game. Don't take it too seriously and play the 'quick' rules!!!
2011-11-29
6
Jan 2011
3****
4*****

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Smaller version of the 'trilogy edition'. kind of daft really. usefully for the 2 extra coloured dudes you can nick for a six player game.

The board is a better size for a quick 3 player game though.
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2011-11-29
Dust (2007)
6
Jul 2010
4****
5**

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really enjoyed the first game... went on a little long (it was 4 new players) but was pretty damn good. enjoyed by all and will hopefully be near the top of the 'to play' list for next time.
2011-11-29
6
Apr 2012
Had to get as 'Struggle of Empires' is one of my favorite games.


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First game didn't really click for me but will be playing some more...
2012-04-10
6
Jul 2011
1x5
---
A bit too much of a typical auction game. Good enough but nothing amazing.
2011-02-25
6
Jul 2011
A bit too much of a typical 'VP machine' game, not really my type of game i must admit. If it's your bag then thats cool & it is a clever little game...

The 'Full/Standard' game is much better than the basic game...

This is about the right weight for a euro as far as i'm concerned.
2015-01-01
6
Sep 2010
[g-r]
s1 [3-1]
---
First scenario - fun enough but not much going on. Need to play some of the later scenarios to get more of a feel...
2014-02-15
6
May 2010
Slightly odd little game. Good to have as a strict 3 player game and i am interested to see how it goes with more plays.
2011-11-29
6
Feb 2011
1x3
---
Good fun little game.
2012-01-02
Kaigan (2009)
6
Dec 2012
4***
---
An interesting little game but felt slow and 'mechanical' - players need to keep it moving.
2012-12-14
6
May 2015
Rallyman (2009)
6
May 2011
4****
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Good fun game. Don't know how often i would play it but cool for something different.

Seems more interesting than 'Formula D'
2011-11-20
Age of Gods (2004)
6
Dec 2010

A pretty fun game. Super random/chaotic but still enjoyable...
2012-10-21
Dice Town (2009)
6
Jul 2011
2x5
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An alright game. Seemed to be too much attack the leader and chaos in the stealing cards & points. Not bad though.
2011-06-03
6
Jun 2012
Very simple bluff game, can't see it having much life but you never know...

Fun enough for a 10 minute filler all about poker faces and psychology.
2012-06-24
Chicago Poker (2007)
6
Jun 2012
Enough going on to make this an interesting filler.

Not a poker variant but some flavour in there to give you a taste.
2012-06-24
Carson City (2009)
6
May 2011
1x5 ***
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Okay game. Hard to rate after one play... not my favorite style (work placement -> points) but a well done theme
2011-05-19
6
Apr 2012
Long, slow euro.

Had some very interesting points but being on the wrong end of a couple of actions can completly knock you out of the game. If that happens at the start of a 3 hour game through no fault of you own it's pretty poor.

The game is good but i don't know how 'fun' it is.
2012-04-10
6
Jan 2013
Hard to rate as the first game did drag on too long...

Still managed to stay fun despite the length and multiple questions over the rules.

Want to try again some time and see if we can enjoy the 'theme' a little more rather than worrying about the small rules all the time.

2012-01-31
Incan Gold (2006)
6
Mar 2014
Fun enough game - don't know how often i would want to play but for what it is it's pretty cool.

So little to the game that you dont want to play it too often though.
2011-04-24
6
Jan 2012
Mixed feelings about this.

A cool theme and nice 'stuff' but worry a bit about how much life it will have.

Easy for someone to get killed off early and sit out for a long time.
2012-01-21
6
Aug 2011
1x4
---
Slightly odd game, the 'flicking' part was pretty fun but the empire building seemed a little too simple.

Only played once. Spent the first half of the game expanding, researching & doing all the things i should have been doing and it was 'okay'. Then in the second half i just decided to go all out war and it was pretty fun... It also seems like a winning stratergy as you can gather LOTS of point by simply attacking everything and everyone.
2011-08-26
Barons (2011)
6
Jul 2011
On first play it seems okay, though i think the winning condition is pretty silly...

2011-07-29
6
Sep 2011
Okay trivia game - rules and idea are good but the actual game play hasn't matched up to expectations yet.

But, with the right crowd this has the potential to be very fun.
2013-01-04
6
Feb 2014
Alright but almost too short/simple.
2011-08-05
Greed (1987)
6
Sep 2013
Greed... go on, go on, go on....
2013-09-13
6
Jan 2015
Another 'Risk' but this is a decent one.

Concern so far is the balance of the bosses - some seem too powerful and some of the cards are a bit odd... Would be nice if they had multiple uses like in some other versions.

Also, the map is the standard world one from the classic version. This is ok but not thrilling - shame they didn't mix it up a bit.

Lastly, the 'outer haven' ship rules are pretty poor and we aint found a working system for it yet.

All in all it's okay but there are better (legacy, 2210, both star wars, halo, lord of the rings)
2013-02-22
Olympos (2011)
6
Dec 2011
5 **
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Seems alright but VERY slow with 5 players. Lots of reading cards to do too, makes it seem a little 'heavy' for what it should be.

Would like to play with less people next time.
2011-12-16
6
Jan 2013
Cool for what it is.

Very old fashioned but taken as a light fun way of spending time with people it's worth a try.
2012-04-10
Blackjack (1700)
6
Apr 2012
Pure casino game
2012-04-10
6
Apr 2012
Very poor production values but actually a pretty interesting game.

Don't know how balanced it is as some cards seem so much better than others and getting a bad draw can be horrible.

Also got very slow towards as each turn was a fairly complex puzzle of how you could use your cards/resources to max your money.

Still, despite all that it is well worth a try if it's your bag.
2012-04-14
6
Jan 2015
felt to long for what it offered.

want to try again as there was interest in there someplace but i didn't feel enough was going on to keep me involved.
2012-05-12
6
Sep 2013
Different.

Obviously frustrating when you want a specific question answered and you have to put up with whatever the book has to say.
2013-09-13
6
Jun 2012
The 'curling' part is fun enough, but the hammers and other additions seem to make it less interesting.

I guess they felt they had to add something to make it a 'real' game but it seems to take away from the actual fun of the base idea.
2012-06-24
Fairy Tale (2004)
6
Jun 2012
Seems like a fair bit going on to keep this interesting.

The drafting is a major deal but that causes as problem if you play seriously as you have to check all the cards on the table to make solid decisions - causing the game to be very slow. Maybe better to treat it lighter and just 'play'.
2012-06-24
Relic (2013)
6
Nov 2012
Totally dependent on the theme.

i'll admit i don't really know Warhammer so it all felt a little dull. If i knew who everyone was it may have been more interesting - as it was there was a lot of 'Oh, i need to get 16 in red to be able to get a +2 yellow bonus' - i feel we missed out on the role playing element a little!

The game itself felt alright but i can't imagine pushing to play it again.
2012-11-24
Smash Up (2012)
6
Apr 2013
6
Jan 2013
OK, all about the people you are playing with.
2013-01-13
6
Mar 2014
Not as fun as it feels like it should be.
2013-04-07
Suburbia (2012)
6
Apr 2013
Another utterly generic euro but at least it is short.
2013-04-07
Monopoly (1933)
6
Apr 2013
Monopoly is a fine game.
2013-04-07
Feudality (2011)
6
Jun 2013
6
Jun 2013
Alright light war/civ game

lacks 'personality' though - generic races, generic armies, obvious techs, etc...

I felt the neutral barbarians seemed the most interesting innovation.
2013-06-21
6
Sep 2013
fun for 8 minutes
2013-09-13
Village (2011)
6
Sep 2013
Typical euro
2013-09-13
6
Sep 2013
Works for what it is!
2013-09-16
6
May 2015
strange version, need to play some more before deciding how good it is.

However, unless you love the theme there are better Risk games available.
2015-05-18
6
Dec 2014
Decent but fiddly. Best with 3. 4 gets too messy...

There are better drafting games.
2014-12-24
Concept (2013)
6
Sep 2014
hmmmm. Not sure so far.

Like the idea but not had a lot of 'fun' with it yet. More like a puzzle than a party
2014-09-16
Greed (2014)
6
Apr 2015
ok but nothing much new on offer.
2015-04-06
Thunder Alley (2014)
6
Sep 2014
Tricky to rate.

The main game is good. Enjoy the card play and the positioning.

The yellow cards can make the whole exercise futile. I know they are 'realistic' but I would happily drop them from the game/
2014-09-16
6
Sep 2014
Fun for 5 mins
2014-09-16
Lost Legends (2013)
6
Sep 2014
OK for a few plays
2014-09-16
Camel Up (2014)
6
Dec 2014
Fun, don't know for how long but worth a few plays.
2014-12-24
6
Apr 2015
fun enough - theme works and enough of a game to make it alright.
2015-04-06
Kigi (2014)
6
May 2015
6
May 2015
Average version. Better ones available
2015-05-18
6
May 2015
5.5
Jan 2012
2x 2 player [1] **
1x 3 player [1] ****

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Traded - Never seemed as fun to play as the idea of it... Interesting idea but just never enjoyed it as much as i should have.
2011-02-16
Weakest Link (2001)
5.5
Jan 2013
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
5.5
Mar 2014
4****
5*****
---
Fun little game
2012-01-02
GOSU (2010)
5.5
Jan 2012
2****
---
Nice looking and fun enought... would be interested to try it some more to see what else is happening though.
2012-01-02
Quarriors! (2011)
5.5
Jan 2012
4****
---
Fun enough game. felt very random and an early bad roll can set you behind with little chance of catching up.

Quick enough and light enough that it shouldn't be taken too seriously.
2011-09-28
5.5
Nov 2011
2**
4***
---
Very simple stock market game. Quick and very easy to understand.

Just about the right length to work as an extended filler, 4 new plays is well under an hour - 2 players something like half an hour.

Not amazing but worth playing and once people know how it plays i can imagine it will become somewhat more interesting.
2011-11-18
5.5
Nov 2011
4****
---
Good twist of a game.

Needs the right people, Not sure if i actually enjoy it or not though! Just plain nasty if the people play to 'win' seems they can just gang up against one person...
2011-11-21
Mord im Arosa (2010)
5.5
Dec 2011
3***
---
Vary hard to rate:

A silly/strange little game. Not sure how much i would recommend it to anyone but at least it's different than anything else i've played.

2012-11-09
5.5
Aug 2013
Not sure how much game there is or if it's just too random... quick and light enough that it's okay either way!

Some of the scoring cards are good - some are just too random (or make most tricks pointless) but if you just pick the best ones there could be a decent game here.
2013-08-29
5.5
Jun 2013
Cheaty Mages! (2008)
5.5
Mar 2014
5.5
Dec 2014
OK,

nice art but nothing thrilling in the game play
2014-12-24
Balderdash (1984)
5.5
Dec 2014
A classic. Completely dependent on the people playing though.

Get a good crowd and enjoy
2014-12-24
5.5
Apr 2015
worth a couple of plays
2015-04-06
5
May 2014
OK looking set. Nothing new tho'...

Monopoly isn't that bad a game, it is certainly playable.
2011-07-30
Power Grid (2004)
5
Jul 2010
2 player **
3 player ***
4 player ****
6 player ***
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A Strange game, in that i am not sure at all how much i like it... It is VERY well designed and an interesting exorcise - but fun? Not sure, maybe, maybe not... have enjoyed it somewhat but not one i would really suggest or push to play.
2011-12-02
5
Dec 2011
4****
5***
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Somewhat too long and didn't really do anything new, but an alright game.

Just felt like too many standard eruo games mixed together. It also felt too long for hat it had to offer.

Certainly not bad & would play again (and expect it to be faster and less random, ie i would know what buildings to expect) as it may well improve with more plays.
2011-12-02
Zooloretto (2007)
5
Apr 2015
Very average. At best, maybe just showing it's age...
2015-04-19
La Città (2000)
5
Jul 2011
2*
3**
4****
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2 players - seems very poor.

3 players - need to try it woth more & also need to give the advanced/random start-up a try. BRUTAL. this game is so unforgiving it's just not funny. so far i have never been the wipping boy but if things go wrong in a city you are in BIG trouble. not seen anyone turn around a losing position yet.

4 players - a lot better in terms of having a chance to come back.

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Enjoyable game (with 4). Medium length with some nice decissions and an agressive 'edge'
2011-11-29
Steel Driver (2008)
5
Jul 2010
4 ****

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Traded.

Pretty good game but just not different enough to keep...
2011-12-02
5
Jan 2015
us-g
s1[1-0][1-0, 0-0]
s2[1-0][1-0, 0-0]
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After a couple of games i'm enjoying this. The combat is a little slow but after one game you should no longer require the 'cheat sheet' and things can flow a lot better.

The game play would probably score it a '4' but the fact it has (for me) a more interesting theme (it's nice to have a historical rather than fantasy themed game with a CCG feel) gives it an extra point!

TRADED! Was too slow and clunky. Better 2 player games available. Shame as some good ideas in here.
2015-01-01
5
Dec 2010
4*****
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A suprisingly dull game. Looking at the box/theme/board/minis you should be expecting a good fun fight filled little game but... well, maybe it is for 1 of the players. the other 3 are playing a very simple but long and fiddly euro game.

If you play the red guy - attack the 'leader' and try to roll high. If you are the other 3 - avoid the red guy and try to convince him that someone else is winning.

I've played this a few times and others really like it but i must admit it doesn't do a lot for me - seems like a game that does a few different things but doesn't do any of them very well. Also, the end turns into one of the worse cases of everyone saying "right, we all need to stop xxxx or he will win next turn"...
2011-12-02
5
Jan 2015
TRADED - collectability and lack of focus to skirmishes killed the fun for me.

I want more thematic scenarios.
2015-01-01
5
May 2012
Played a few of games. Quick and fun enough... It can end a little too quickly but if you both players get a good position it can turn into a pretty cool little 'war' game.
2011-09-23
Cyclades (2009)
5
Jul 2010
4***


Only played once but seemed a little too similar to too many other games I've played to really stand out as anything to grab my fancy. If this was one of the first games i had ever played i would probably have thought it was cool.
2011-12-02
5
Nov 2010
1x4
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Pretty funny game. Obviously nothing to take too seriously but much fun was had by all...
2010-11-26
Pickomino (2005)
5
Jan 2012
1x4
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Alright little game. Not one i would rush to play but does what it sets out to do.
2010-12-03
5
Oct 2013
Nice idea but seemes flawed.

* Getting caught (often down to a bad die roll) means you are pretty much out of the game as it is too hard to get yourself to a safe position to go on the run again.
* The line of site rules are too complex and confusing for such a simple game.
* Bad rules with lots of grey areas and gaps.
* Seems to come down to getting lucky on the first turn or two. No chance to come back if you get caught early - as everyone knows exactly where you are...
* Finally, if 2 (or more people) play 'well' and don't get caught the winner is simply the one who had the best card/starting location combo and there is nothing anyone else can do about it.

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Played a few times now and the gameplay is fun enough but the listed flaws make it hard to recommend...
2013-10-04
5
Jan 2015
Really want to like this and feel it has potential but seems very clunky...

Ended up trading away.
2015-01-01
Die Kutschfahrt zur Teufelsburg (aka The Castle of the Devil) (2010)
5
Jan 2015
6 ****
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Interesting deduction game. A bit of a slow burner - don't know if it is as much fun as the resistance but it seems to have it's own charms.
2011-11-29
5
Jan 2012
Strange little game

Really very simple but looks complex. Lots of reading and understanding to do but decided by lots of dice rolls.

Not sure who it will really work for. Maybe a war gamer looking for a quick filler (though it isn't actually that quick..)
2012-01-21
War of Honor (2011)
5
Jul 2011
1x2
1x4
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Played a test 2 player game. At the more complex end of the CCG/LCG spectrum. Certainly a cool theme and nice art, plus an interesting game but not one for casual players...

Will take a few plays to get a feel for things but we'll see...
2011-06-21
Snow Tails (2008)
5
Jul 2011
Alrght game. smoe fun but wouldn't push for it.
2011-04-24
Checkers (1150)
5
May 2011
Checkers. What can i say?

Actually it can be a pretty tense little game in the right enviroment
2011-09-28
5
Jan 2013
Somewhat fun 'Dominion' clone.

Happy to play some more. Silly but suits the theme well enough.
2012-01-31
20th Century (2010)
5
Jun 2011
Okay game... somewhat typical and didn't really stand out from the crowd
2011-06-03
5
Jun 2011
Interesting little game - would like to play some more..
2011-06-03
Jenga (1983)
5
Sep 2011
Cribbage (1630)
5
May 2015
5
Jun 2015
Some cool elements but not sure how well the overall game flows:

The fights can be tedious if one guy runs away (which, if he's fast, is the right thing to do)

The end game 'bash the leader' is a pain and makes for a pretty random winner (the guy who goes for the win and is lucky enough that no one can stop him)
2013-04-07
5
Apr 2013
Nice little game. A kids game but with that in mind it works fine.
2013-04-07
Snake Oil (2010)
5
Jan 2015
Fun for 1 game...

Wouldn't bother again though
2013-09-13
5
Dec 2014
Seems to lack something compared to the first one. (the bang, bang, bang card for one thing!) ended up seeming a bit dry.
2014-12-24
Lost Legacy (2013)
5
Sep 2014
5
Dec 2014
Top Race (1996)
5
Dec 2014
Very average. Too random to be serious, not fun enough to be a party game
2014-12-24
5
Jan 2015
Lots of good ideas but too long and (for the mastermind) lots of waiting around for the others to decide what to do.

we thought the 'no communication' option would speed it up but it made it even worse.

if the 'good guys' are logical it seems they can always work out the final role puzzle, especially on the 4 loop games. (anything over 4 loops... wow! i can't even imagine playing that!!)

So lots of good things but i would need convincing to play again!
2015-01-23
5
Apr 2015
Limited amount of fun on offer.

Quickly became repetitive - I can't imagine playing this more than a few times.
2015-04-19
Tobago (2009)
5
Apr 2015
meh, utterly forgettable
2015-04-06
5
Apr 2015
utterly average
2015-04-06
5
Aug 2015
fun. for the first 3 minutes.

update:

fun. for the first 20 minutes.
2015-08-20
5
Apr 2015
pleasant
2015-04-06
Evolution (2014)
5
Apr 2015
ok
2015-04-06
Colt Express (2014)
5
Apr 2015
ok game. crap (form over function) components
2015-04-06
The Agents (2013)
5
May 2015
5
May 2015
5
May 2015
Card City (2012)
5
May 2015
Gin Rummy (1909)
5
May 2015
4
Jul 2010

i've actually enjoyed playing this, pretty simple - but not bad...

2012-01-02
Pictionary (1985)
4
Jul 2010
yer,

draw and guess.
2007-12-09*
4
Jan 2011
This is a pretty cool little travel game. played a fair bit when camping and such.
2008-03-10*
Puerto Rico (2002)
4
Jul 2010
2 ***
3 ****
4 ****
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A classic, i guess, but not one that i enjoy too much. Will still play it if someone wants to but traded my copy away as i can't imagine ever suggesting it.
2011-12-02
Rummy (1887)
4
Aug 2010
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