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When I first joined BGG, we had just received our copy of Agricola, and I spent my first few weeks writing session reports for it. I got my copper session reporter badge and a dowry of Geekgold to start me on my way.

Then, I realized something.

I had had a game collection before Agricola. Those games were fun, well-made, original games that I had enjoyed for years. For all they had given me, they often sat lonely on the Geek, waiting for months if not years between contributions.

And so I decided to go back through those games, adding content. Here are some examples of what I've done so far. I invite you to add yours.
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Wordrop is an interesting take on word games for 2-players. Players drop letter tiles into a vertical grid, and make words in all directions. The quality components add to the enjoyment of the game.

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Like its big cousin Quorridor, it's a dynamic maze game, but Shuttles is brightly colored and the board is all one piece. Strips of the maze slide from side to side as opponents try to get to the other end of the board. The pegs sit well down into the holes, making this compact game a good candidate for camping or travelling.

Previous post: March 2005
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With all of the interest in dice games such as Stone Age and Tumblin' Dice lately, I would have expected Doubles Wild to be getting a little more play, or at least be on the radar. This is an oldie-but-goodie for me that really needed some love here on BGG.

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A word game that plays two, or plays the whole room? Colorful, sturdy components and simple rules, but gameplay that twists my brain around in ways it's not used to thinking. Unlike Scattergories, where you think of a word that begins with a letter, in Smart Mouth it must begin and end with certain letters, and be more than five letters long! Play it straight, or play it with people, places, names, or any of the other variations.

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Quits doesn't skimp on quality. All of the components are wood, and each is a different tone. Quits is almost checkers, almost Chinese Checkers, but rather than jumping an opponent's marble, you slide the board itself to get you where you want to go.

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Aquadukt has similarities to Settlers of Catan, and certainly has gateway potential. The glass stones are the "show pieces" of the game. Everything is out in the open, and you only have three options for actions per turn, which makes it easier to teach new players.

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Euchre is a dynamic trick taking game. The value of the cards shift depending which suit is trump in a given hand.

Euchre is readily available, affordable, and portable. We often play at a casual restaurant while waiting for our food. It's quick enough to play a hand or two while dinner is in the oven. It's social enough for a game night with friends, but also works when there's just two.

Previous post: September 2008
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I went through the exact same process. My first review ever was for the fifth Alhmabra expansion, but after that I went through my cupboard and found that a lot of my games weren't getting much attention. This was the first of my 'give a little love' reviews. My only regret with this one was giving it too low a rating - I must have been in a bad mood at the time.
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This is a really good cricket simulation, but is probably one best enjoyed by the cricket fan - it takes a long time to play. I tried to integrate my pictures into the review on this one, using them as an illustration of play.
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Quite a nice little maths-based abstract, but I coul never get anyone to play with me (I went on to get a maths degree, and no one else in my family got any maths qualifications at all). I got the rules wrong in my review as well.
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Someone somewhere mentioned wanting to know about this game. As it's an expansion for one of my favorite games I said I write something up. I normally don't write reviews because I'm a horrible writer.

But, it's still the ONLY entry for this expansion.
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This game has some of the fondest associations for me from childhood, and in my head it is a classic which everyone knows and loves. I almost didn't bother to check it on BGG because I was convinced there would be hundreds of reviews already. I couldn't believe it when I saw there weren't any.

I put a poll in this one for people to vote for their favourite horse from the game, but it doesn't get many votes. If you haven't already done so, please pop by and cast your vote.
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There appear to be different versions of this game with some significant rule changes, all under the same game here on BGG. My version didn't have a review, so I wrote one.
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Again, another review I wrote. The only threads for the game?

The thread asking if anyone has thought of writing a review and my review. At the time of the review, there were also only really pictures of the box and the bullets so I added a for pics too.
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This is a fantastic first person view air combat simulation. I am not a wargamer, and I thoroughly recommend this to other non wargamers - it's worth checking out.

There are other editions which already had reviews, but my review was the first one for the Powerhouse set. I put in an example of play to help explain the gameplay.
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I think was the second review for this game, but I couldn't believe a classic game like this didn't have more info. I can thoroughly recoommend the other review on this game by MattDP here http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/80992, but I thought there was scope for another one with added pics.
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Speed Circuit is possibly still the best auto racing simulation game, and it dates from the mid 70s. Any fan of Formula D should seriously consider trying to pick this one up.

There was another short review, but I thought I could add something with a longer review and an example of play as an illustration.
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This one actually surprises me a bit. I heard a lot about it and went out and got it. It seems to get 'good press' from parents, yet there's little written about it.

When the blog was working I was trying to write a session report here and there for the blog, but when they stopped the blog, I stopped doing it. I guess I should write a few here and there. But, again it's writting cry
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There are a few reviews of this game, but I wanted to do something special for this absolute classic. I should give a big thanks to DaveD who responded with such care to so many of my rule ambiguity questions. My intention was to use the Q&A part of the review to help other gamers, but without DaveD it would not have worked.
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Toss Up! is a press-your-luck dice game where green is go, yellow is caution, and red might just stop you in your tracks.

The dice are colorful and durable, and the game is extremely portable. It's a light filler, and the type of game you might take camping with you, as it's quick to explain and anyone can do it.

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The board and the theme are very reminiscent of Clue, but unlike Clue, the target character changes throughout the game.

This game also has a "Mousetrap" feel, as the traps actually move and knock down the character pieces (the highlight of the game!)

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We just picked this up at the Dollar Store last night, and gave it a try.

Previous review: Feb. 2006
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Skip-bo is a card game for 2-6 players where runs of 1-12 are made, and Skip-bo cards are wild. The object is to be the first person to play all of the cards in your stock pile.

Previous review: January 2007
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Indus is a game about discovering artifacts with a team of laborers, assistants, and professors.

Previous review: January 2006
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I added the game and the publisher to the database, with images.

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