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il conte
Italy
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10
Mar 2012
worker placement game with a lot of interactions.
2011-10-24
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keoki veloria
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10
Oct 2011
Very nice game combining strategy, gambling with a bit of luck. Needs ability and strategic skills, but it's very amusing. Can be played at different levels: from a deep strategic one to a lighter one. It's been one of Essen's positive surprises
2011-10-24
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felce rumea
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10
Nov 2011
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Signor B
Italy
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10
Jan 2012
A game intriguing. Easy to understand. Each game is a new game.Strategy and luck is mixed in the right dose.
2012-01-02
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Giò Rossi
Italy
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10
Jan 2012
miki mouse
Italy
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10
Apr 2013
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andrea marchese
Germany
Leipzig
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10
May 2012
Donna Mela
Italy
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10
May 2012
Spaceman Stewie
United Kingdom
Bedford
Bedfordshire
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10
Jan 2014
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guillaume Bilodeau
Canada
Montreal
Québec
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10
Oct 2012
BarbaraP&AleSR BarbaraP&AleSR
Italy
Turin
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10
Nov 2012
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larry thomson
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10
Nov 2012
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Pat Langlais
Canada
Sackville
New Brunswick
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10
Sep 2013
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Franz President
France
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9.6
Jan 2012
Joué en Allemagne avec des amis le Jour de l'An: c'est un jeu supercool! Est-il vendu en France? Sais pas.
a'voir, sinon par Internet.
2012-01-22
Francesco Casali
Italy
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9.5
Mar 2012
very nice
2011-10-24
Owned
lucky luck

Washington
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9.5
Dec 2011
Owned
Phase 4 Phase 4
Germany
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9.5
Jan 2012
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Josh Feder
Switzerland
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9
Oct 2011
Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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9
Oct 2011
Owned
Francis Gauthier
Canada
Québec
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9
Dec 2012
Worker placement with lots of interaction and lots of agonizing decisions.
Not to be played too seriously as luck is present and can swing the game especially at the end (though always positively).
The game definitely lacks polish in the rules and the arts, but it's great fun especially with 5 players.
2011-12-12
Gio Humphrey
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9
Nov 2011
Very fun game because it contains so many games in the game
Simply, as a family game, but also exciting for advanced players
2011-11-27
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Gigi Insegna
Italy
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9
Dec 2011
stefano banfi
Italy
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9
Mar 2012
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geert van loo
Belgium
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9
Mar 2012
Terry Egan
United States
Waltham
MA
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9
Aug 2014
I'm enjoying this quite a bit in the early going and have logged a number of plays very quickly. I love that every placement involves making tough choices, and that you never have enough actions or strength to do everything you'd like in a round. There certainly seems to be many paths to victory, but watch out for letting one person max out the district score multipliers ... a game can quickly get out of hand that way. The theme works well enough and the game seems well balanced. Rating may even go up in the future ... Aquileia is definitely carving out space in my play rotation.
2012-04-25
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Dominic Blais
Canada
St-Sulpice
québec
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9
Jun 2012
John Bledsoe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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9
Jan 2014
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Ian Morin
Canada
Québec
Québec
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9
Oct 2012
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Bart Huygh
Belgium
Essene
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9
Dec 2012
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frank verhulst
Belgium
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9
Jul 2013
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Gülsüm Dural
Germany
Bad Lippspringe
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9
Apr 2013
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Patrick Rael
United States
Brunswick
Maine
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Jul 2013
Really enjoyed my first play. Worker placement games are tending toward collections of internal "mini-games" (Manhattan Project comes to mind) and this is a great example -- lighter than Vinhos (to use a recent point of reference for me) but the mini-games themselves (particularly the competitions) are more ingenious. Nicely weighted between heavy and light.
2013-06-02
Chris Karavoulias
United States
Norwood
Massachusetts
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Oct 2014
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Simon Weinberg
Netherlands
Wassenaar
Z.H.
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8.8
Oct 2011
Played this just once at Essen but it's an excellent worker player game with a LOT of interaction. In the style of many such games, areas are resolved one spot after the other. The twists come in the need to assure supplies of three currencies - gold, silver, brass - which are won in battles in the Colosseum/s and necessary for the construction of houses and winning of cards. Houses provide VPs but only if cards are held matching the areas in which the houses are constructed. Slave cards are also required to build certain buildings.
One particularly intriguing area of interaction is the auction spot for a single card per turn. Each player must raise a bid made by the previous player or pass, but since there are three currencies, all of which are visible, one must plan currrency use carefully to win an auction. So for example, if I bid 1 gold, you must bid one gold and one other e.g. one silver. The next player must bid one gold and one silver and add another coin. If he sees I have no brass, he could add brass and then I have to pass. Or if I have no silver left he can bid one silver. The player who "went" on the square gets the money from teh auction unless he wins it. Very nice.
Good visibility of each player's resources assure a medium level of complexity (not too much AP though) and a maximum of enjoyment. This, together with interaction both in battles (which are tense but short!) and the clever auction mechanism make this game a classic design. Very impressive. I just hope Zoch get the visibility they deserve.
2011-10-23
fabrice vandenbogaerde
Belgium
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8.7
Oct 2012
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Peter D
United Kingdom
london
UK
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8.5
Jan 2013
A terrific worker placement game with great interactivity with horse races and gladiator battles thrown into the fray. This isn't getting the attention it deserves - it is a classy game. Thoroughly recommended, especially if you enjoy the likes of Stone Age, Pillars of The Earth, and Caylus. It is a similar weight to Stone Age but a more interesting and better game.
2012-03-06
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claude vandenbogaerde
Belgium
Wevelgem
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8.4
Feb 2012
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Jiri Bauma
Czech Republic
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8.25
Nov 2013
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chicco tramezzani
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8.2
Mar 2012
Joël Gagnon
Canada
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8
Oct 2011
Michel Bédard
Canada
Québec
Québec
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Oct 2011
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Isaac Ruiz
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8
Oct 2011
Anthony Rubbo
United States
Philadelphia
PA
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Dec 2011
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Garry Lloyd
United Kingdom
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
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8
Feb 2012
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Christian Cote
Canada
Ancienne-Lorette
Quebec
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8
Nov 2011
Mikael Vanherpe
Belgium
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8
Nov 2011
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Mark Lockett
United Kingdom
Fishponds, Bristol
Bristol
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8
Nov 2011
This is a really nicely designed game. Lot's of different ways to get points and quite easy to explain. Worker Placement and then a Arena Fight, Chariot Race, build villas and houses. It has everything keeping interaction between the players and solid gameplay all together in one neat package. 1 Play.
2011-11-11
Marco ten Brinke
Netherlands
Hippolytushoef
Noord-Holland
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8
Apr 2012
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nicola caroli
Italy
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8
Nov 2011
Holger B
Germany
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8
Nov 2011
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