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Initially I just commented on games I backed but now I am also adding games other people in my game group back as well.

For non kickstarter games I found I like about half I try. Kickstarter I have a much lower percentage, esp. for big box games. Seem to do better with party games and card games on kickstarter.
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1. Board Game: 3D Pawn [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
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component issues, hope they will be fixed
 
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2. Board Game: 99 chances [Average Rating:5.40 Unranked]
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Bought retail copy

Storytelling cards

bad choice i think
 
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3. Board Game: Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1682]
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Finally got this,lots of problems due to flaky artist they had to fire. Binding is nice, I think better than original version I saw. Smaller size pages than the version I saw before. Hope to try soon
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4. Board Game: Ad Astra [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1009]
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A bit like Catan, I would play again. Friend who had it moved away though
 
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5. Board Game: Aeon's End [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
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Player a friend's copy, did not really like, but I am not into deckbuilders
 
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6. Board Game: Agents of SMERSH [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1243]
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Agents of SMERSH: Swagman's Hope,
Agents of SMERSH: Swagman's Hope Kickstarter Extras,
Agents of SMERSH: The Director's Watchful Eye Promo Card ,
Agents of SMERSH: Showdown!,
Agents of SMERSH: Secret Mission Cards,
hard time getting people to try this one
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7. Board Game: Akua [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:12748]
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8. Board Game: Albion's Legacy [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:4474] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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Kudos to designer for redoing the game and sending free copies of it.
 
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9. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:181]
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Played a friend's copy once. Seems unremarkable but would like to try again..

Did pick a set of the rocket dice, pretty cool.


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10. Board Game: Alienation [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:4980]
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Poor quality box although cards are nice. Might be okay filler
 
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11. Board Game: Anachrony [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:50]
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traded for
 
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12. Board Game: ...and then, we held hands. [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2822]
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This looks unusual and I am looking forward to trying it. Hard for me to get two player games to the table though.
 
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13. Board Game: Angry Dice [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:14550]
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Not much of a game but cool.dice.
 
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14. Board Game: Apotheca [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:2254]
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with Apotheca: Tima the Red Promo Card

A game in the vein of Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends but simplier

Good as a filler


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15. Board Game: Bad Medicine [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:5389]
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I worked in the pharmaceutical industry so I had to get this. It was bad and I traded it away
 
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16. Board Game: The Battle for Sector 219 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:9255]
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17. Board Game: Bazaar [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1964]
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traded away (with For The Win) for ghost stories promos

gifted the old bookcase edition (which I like better) from the thrift guild
 
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18. Board Game: Belfort [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:407]
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player a friend's copy, works, but dull




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19. Board Game: Best Treehouse Ever [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1815] [Average Rating:6.65 Unranked]
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Fun art, looks along the lines of sushi go in gameplay. More of a game you get for the theme than the game play. probaably should have skipped this one.

With Best Treehouse Ever: Kickstarter Promo Pack
 
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20. Board Game: Between Two Cities [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:511]
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Played a friend copy several times but I don't like it that much. The value per tile not vary too much. Dosn't feel like it has much strategy to it, although it must because one person in our group usually wins.
 
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21. Board Game: Bios: Genesis [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:1642] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: The Bird Told Me To Do It [Average Rating:5.02 Overall Rank:16467]
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Likely a mistake
 
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23. Board Game: Block Party [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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I like this kind of game


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24. Board Game: Blood Rage [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:30]
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I think this is fun. Not fun enough to want a copy but fun



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25. Board Game: Bomb Squad [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:2620]
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I found the rulebook confusing. Probably another I should have skipped.

Did try it with the full six players and not fun. Maybe retry with 3 or 4
 
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