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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
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2009
January - won by Chris Johnson
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February - won by Steve Groves.
We also raised $776 to donate to the Red Cross Bushfires Appeal http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/381573
and
March - won by Josh Bottrell.
- won by Paul Dixon as a special anniversary raffle prize for the second anniversary of the Perth Eurogamesfest.
April - won by Keith, plus
- won by Steve Roberts.
May - won Priya Krishmamurthy, plus
- won by Katie
June - won by Jeremy London, plus
- won by Stew Woods
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July - won by Roger Lai, plus
- won by Jason Dyke (first visit)
August - won by Fiona (first visit), plus
- won by Terry Chilvers.
September - won by Stephen Grant, plus
- won by Richard Cheng.
Thornlie September - the first Thornlie event and raffle - won by Craig Menner. Thanks to Tactics for assisting with the prize.
November - won by Keith, plus
- won by Jacob Martin.
November - won by Aidden Rout
Decembacon 2009 Door Prizes
There were several free raffles. Everyone who attended received a raffle ticket that was included in every draw. WABA members also got an extra ticket in every draw.
- won by Roslyn Smith (first visit)
- won by Paul Olney
- won by Matt Lindus
$75 vouchers, provided by MilSims, were also won by Jocelyn Kuan and Rob Masters.
 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Dr P
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Tigris would be on this list if I could find people to play it with. Samurai is one of my favourite Knizias, and deservedly so. Marvellously tight tile led area control game. Short, fun; I often play two games back to back, and on one weird occasion maybe ten times back to back. It's quite compulsive, I also find it spookily thematic, same with T&E. Great components in either edition, though I prefer the melamine, or whatever, of the original. And great at all player counts. A go to 45 minute game with a bit of headiness to it makes it a stone cold winner in my book.

Great with two.
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Eric Spiegel
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Condition: Used. Box and components show little wear.

Edition: English Rio Grande Edition (the older long box edition)

Shipping: Free to the USA.
 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Russ Rusnak
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Westchester
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
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English Rio Grande Games edition.

Excellent condition.

No pets and/or smoke.
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Galen Brownsmith
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The territory one with 3 types of goods you're trying to collect
 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Chris Sessoms
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Rio Grande First edition

Great shape.

Starting Bid:

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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
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Only had time for one stop today since I had to go to the adjacent Aldi for a spouse approved errand and I lucked out and actually found something that was a quick and easy decision to bring home.

Complete Rio Grande version $2.99 at Carson St. Goodwill, Pittsburgh, PA, although if you count the sippy cup that my son lost somewhere in the store and the $0.99 pullback school bus that we had to also bring home from the toy section, it cost a little more.

Left behind a copy of Wizard of Oz Scrabble, I didn't look in the box because it was marked $5.99 but how exactly can Scrabble be madeover into another theme?

Oh, I also left behind a copy of Abalone, didn't look at price or completeness before as I've passed it over before, just not an abstract game player.
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
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Any player that doesn't have a majority at the end loses before the winner is determined.
 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Jacek H.eller
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Stan: Nowa, folia

Wydanie: PL - Lacerta, stare wydanie

Pokrywam koszty wysyłki Paczkomatem lub Pocztą Polską na terenie Polski.

Możliwy odbiór osobisty: Wrocław, czasem Rybnik

Nick na forum gry-planszowe: razul
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Patrick D
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The FF version may be an upgrade to some but I really enjoy the Bakelite (aka polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride) figures in the Rio Grande version.
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
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This is the rio grande edition which I think has much more attractive pieces.

This was found in a thrift store and is complete. Box is in pretty good shape for a thrift store find. The corners are intact, there are no tears in the box. There is whitening at the corners and on edges/sides. Has insert.

 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Dan Winnowski
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English first edition with nicer components
 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Philip Newman
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Match C25: Samurai vs. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small vs. Roll for the Galaxy

Round 1: Dominion (26), Andean Abyss (14), Samurai (10)
Round 0: Group C (19)
Nominated by: lacxox
Also Listed By: Xookilba
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
David Taranto
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Victoria
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Welcome to my top 25! The final page of this geeklist begins with yet another Reiner Knizia design! This time it is also the last. Samurai is an area control game where players place out pieces that grant them influence over either rice fields, temples, or nobility. There are many tokens out on the board to represent trophies of each of these three things, and as soon as one of those things is surrounded, whoever has the majority of that type of influence around that hex will claim it. If there is a tie, it will be removed from the game. After all of one type of trophy has been removed from the game (or until a certain number of pieces have been removed due to ties), players win if they control the most trophies of the most types, with ties at the end of the game (and there probably will be one) going to the player with the most trophies of the types they did not win.

The brilliance of Samurai is its brevity and simplicity, yet the richness of the choices you make are still so clearly there. It is this supreme elegance that places this game so far above its more convoluted younger cousin, Deus.
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
JonMichael Rasmus
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#24 for 19 Weeks
First Peaked: July 18, 2006
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Ben Stroup
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Very Good Condition


On the BGG top 100 strategy games list for over 15 years!
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Laurie Harris
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New in shrink wrap for $20.00 from Games Plus in Lake Stevens Wa. They sell all games that have been there longer than 5 years for 40-50% off.
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Ben Stroup
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Very Good Condition

Start Bid $25

BIN $32



Sold

Withdrawn for math trade
 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Ben R
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Clearwater
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"Very Good Condition"

BIN: $25

Note: I'm receiving this in the math trade, but have realized that we're running dangerously low on space for our move right after the con. Hopefully, no one is offended that I traded for the game and now am selling it. Because I don't have it in hand yet, I'll understand if something goes wrong and we need to nix the sale, please do the same.
 
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Brian McCarty
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La Crescent
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Kenny had to leave early, We decided to break into 2 three player games.
First play for Nikki and Kenny

Nikki 2
Kenny 1
Nancy 0
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Chris Hanneman
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Findlay
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Condition: Used, great condition
Edition: 1998 English, Rio Grande Games
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Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
Dan Winnowski
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English first edition with nicer components
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Jason Coeyman
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Huntington
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Not the new FFG version, I think mine's RGG. A little damage to one box corner, was repaired prior to receiving it in trade.
 
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Mike Jones
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Samurai - 1 play
First Published 1998
9 years, 11 months, 15 days
Current Rating -  6 

Almost a decade? Really? Not a bad game, just nothing special to me. Was visiting with some old gaming friends and this was pulled out.


Nexus Ops - 2 plays
First Published 2005
8 years, 10 months, 22 days
Current Rating -  7 

Same group of friends. They are more miniature gamers than board gamers, so I had brought this along. I aware I have played it once more recent then 9 years ago. But, still probably a lot of dust.

Extremely quick area control game. Not much need for AP as it's a fairly simple random game.



Elder Sign - 1 play
First Published 2011
3 years, 3 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  6 

Just another co-op. The friend that has is, got a new expansion and asked me if I'd play it. So, why not? I had played it once a while ago and didn't hate it, so why not?



FITS - 1 play
First Published 2009
3 years, 1 month, 14 days
Current Rating -  7 

We played it some when it first came out, but it's been collecting dust since then.


Fairy Tale - 1 play
First Published 2004
1 year, 8 months, 1 day
Current Rating -  6 

Not a huge fan of the game, but it's was tabletop day, so I played it with a gamer I don't see much.

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