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Kris J
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. . . or just let me nibble your soul . . . .
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My God, this game looks FANTASTIC. I recieved this baby as a secret santa gift, and after going through it and reading the rules I can't believe I overlooked this game for so long! Somehow, though I've seen it on BGG and even at a friend's house, I wasn't interested to learn about it. . . something about it just didn't pique me.

Now that I've actually spent five minutes with it, I'm utterly enamoured! I can't wait to give it a play!

I don't know what to think of the exansions, but the base game looks bat-shit crazy good!

Wahoo!

Can't wait!

 
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Yeah - it's okay, I s'pose.

 
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And playing it is even better than just looking at it El Grande is one of my top games for almost 10 years. I hope your copy gets more table time than mine :-/
 
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der_mandarin wrote:
And playing it is even better than just looking at it El Grande is one of my top games for almost 10 years. I hope your copy gets more table time than mine :-/


This game is one of my favorites too, you are gonna love it. I too dont get much of an opportunity to play it though. The base game is awesome, I have only played the expansions once. The tides shift in this game so fast, it's great. Great Secret Santa gift...Enjoy!
 
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Mark Bigney
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Enjoy, Kris, enjoy.
Make sure your first playing has at least four players, though--wouldn't want the magic to die.
 
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Kris J
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Will do! With any luck, I'll play it before the week is out. The next stop: El Grande on the MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!
 
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Mike Jones
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This became one of my top 10 the first time I played it. I love this game.

But, I don't know if I'll like the expansions either. So, for now we are having fun playing the base game and I don't see getting bored of that.
 
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Colin Mildred
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I played this for the first time last week! It is a great game!
 
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It IS fantastic! And for all the times we've played it I've never once wanted to explore the expansions (I take this as being a VERY GOOD thing). Great gift!

 
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The King and Intriguer expansion is a must, IMHO. In some ways, it's more straightforward than the base game. I've taught many people to play EG using K&I. But I've never had any urge to use the other expansions.
 
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james napoli
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Kris,

same exact boat!

i always saw this game on the geek but it just never drew me in.

i recently read some info on it and it seemed like it might be for me. luckily i too had a very generous SS and i ended up receiving it yesterEvening.

it's so well produced, even the box is nice, that two sided color player-aid is killer, i'm totally stoaked for this game.


i guess based on some of the other posts, this game doesnt work with with only 2 ?
 
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    Played my first game last night and greatly enjoyed it. Went much shorter than the estimated 2 hours in the rules, and the game was extremely close until the eighth round. I held a slim lead by being second biggest in many regions, until the "score only the first places" card came up. Then I got crushed.

    Only ran into one hitch -- they told me there was a "round marker" included, but all of mine are square. Any insight?

    Yes, that's a joke.

             Sag.
 
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Steffan O'Sullivan
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My favorite Euro, and has been for ten years. Hasn't been dislodged yet.
 
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Kris J
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It was played last night. . . and there was zero dissapointment! It ruled the school! My head a splode!

Will post a pic or two soon!

 
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Oh, sorry... I saw the subject line of this thread and thought someone needed me. Please go about your business.
 
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Jeff Brown
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Rompcat wrote:
My head a splode!


Naturally there would be problems with bad translations.

Your exists are North, South and Dennis.
 
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