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Jodi Soares
United States
San Leandro
California
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Jul 2004*
Owned
Chuck Uherske
United States
Rockville
Maryland
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10
Feb 2007*
No bells and whistles, just a fascinating set of strategic and tactical problems. So much to think about on every play! Including: the cards available for purchase; what you need at the moment; the capital combinations in your hand; adding to your collection now vs waiting for a better combination; the value of reorganization; whether you're tempting a theft; when you should use a proxy. Few games offer so much to think about within simple rules.
2007-02-08*
Owned
Geoff Lewis
United States
Bracey
Virginia
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Apr 2010
Owned
PK WADDLE
United States
Austin
texAS
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10
Nov 2012
Owned
Uwe Rosenberg
Germany
Gütersloh
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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9.3
Apr 2008*
Owned
David Mitchell
United States
Elk Grove
CA
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Nov 2002*
I absolutely love this game. Although it is American in origin it plays and scores very much like a German game. Since it predates the German game craze I can not help but feel that it was a leader in this type of game. I had a 3M version but about a year ago I lent it out never to see it again. I was lucky enough to find a German version, Wirtschafts Wunder, recently and the world is much brighter. I think this game ranks up there with Acquire as Sid Sackson's finest.
2002-11-16*
Owned
Eddy Bee
United States
Marin County
California
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Jun 2003*
Great little game that like most Sid Sackson games, has held up extremely well over time.
2003-06-13*
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Jonathan Hastings
United States
New York
New York
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Apr 2014
Owned
Geni Palladin
Switzerland
exists on TtR Switzerland
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9
Jun 2006*
Owned
Matt Campbell
United States
Lincoln
Nebraska
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9
Jul 2006*
Owned
Hans-Joerg Gross
Germany
Black Forest
Baden
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Nov 2006*
3M und Schmidt (Die Bosse)
2006-11-14*
Owned
Neil Molyneaux
United States
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
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The comic character Nexus, by Mike Baron and Steve Rude
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9
Jan 2008*
Surprisingly deep for a small-box old-school Avalon Hill game.
2008-01-15*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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Sep 2007*
Should be reprinted for the next generation of players.
2007-09-05*
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Kevin Everingham
United States
Sheridan
Michigan
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Apr 2009*
probably my favorite card game ever. 1 used copy for trade for other card games.
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Antonio RM
Germany
Berlin
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Jul 2008*
Another of 3M's beloved finance plots (here it's all about speculation) fortunately doesn't get on the way of this complex but very accessible card game. As often happens with Sid Sackson's creations, rich play is squeezed out of a handful of rules - some of the delicacies here are the way weak cards can be joined to become more powerful than strong cards, the way restrictions at combining bought industries lead the player to surprising choices, the tactical use of reorganization against opponents trying to pinch industries off you, and the way evaluations can appear at every turn. All immaculately balanced, hence the better player wins regardless of the odd card draw.

Venture guarantees fun and tense play every time - even though it's not a game to play twice in a row, after one round I'm always looking forward to the next one. A deserved classic, and arguably one of the summits of Sid Sackson's already impressive output.
2013-04-02
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Andreas Hellwig
Germany
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Jan 2009*
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Joel Weeks
United States
Roswell
Georgia
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9
Jul 2010
Owned
Lowell Kempf
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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9
May 2010
Why is this game out of print? Seriously?

There is so much that is great about this game.

The cards are brilliantly designed so that all the information is on them, be it the money cards or the company cards. The game is full of decisions on all kinds of levels.

So good. So worth playing.
2010-05-17
Owned
Eli Alampay
United States
University Place
Washington
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Mar 2011
Brilliant.
2011-03-14
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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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Pat OwlOrbs on the head.
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Rub the wizard! You should probably wash your hands.
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9
Nov 2011
Classic Sackson card game. Deserves more praise and a nice reprint. That being said there are a few tweaks mentioned in the forums that make it more gamerly in the modern sense that I do like to use.
2014-03-21
Owned
Peter A. Gehrmann
Switzerland
Gebenstorf
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Jul 2012
Owned
Chris Sessoms
United States
Butler
Pennsylvania
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You hovered over this, now you owe me a cookie.
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Jan 2015
Owned
Andreas Hellwig
Germany
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Dec 2012
Owned
Max Pfennighaus

Millburn
New Jersey
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9
Oct 2013
Owned
Mike Dierlam
United States
Chandler
Arizona
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Nov 2013
Owned
Jonathan Cassie
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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Jul 2014
Owned
H Harengel
Germany
Greven
Münsterland
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8.7
Aug 2008*
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Randy Plane
United States
Unspecified
Idaho
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8.5
Jun 2004*
Bought my 3M version in 1970, have played it <10 times, but remember it was enjoyable. I need to try harder to find someone to play it with.
2004-06-19*
Owned
Bob Slaughter
United States
Alpharetta
Georgia
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8.5
Oct 2006*
Owned
Preordered
On Monday mornings, I'm dedicated to the proposition that All Men are created jerks.
United States
Stratford
Connecticut
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Oct 2001*
Excellent abstract card game disguised as a biz game. The math is a little brain-bending; a lot of scribbling on scrap paper.
2001-10-04*
Owned
KC Humphrey
United States
Gresham
Oregon
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Jun 2002*
Owned
For Trade
Mike Hutchings
United States
Morris
Illinois
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8
Jul 2002*
Owned
stephen stover
United States
lake dallas
Texas
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Aug 2012
This one WILL burn brain cells. Many possiblities.

Varient: SPlit the money deck into two decks. One is cash the other proxies. THe inital deal you get one proxy and the rest cash.
The rest of the game you get to choose which you wnat. Keeps someone form getting hosed by getting to many proxies.
2002-11-21*
Owned
Jae
United States
Bryan
TX
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Nov 2008*
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Want To Play
Monte
United States
Houston
TX-Texas
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Jun 2004*
Owned
Ann Hammond
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Sep 2003*
I love this
2003-09-08*
Owned
Chris Lee
Hong Kong
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Unspecified
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Oct 2003*
Owned
Ken Girton
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Dec 2003*
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Tom Jolly
United States
Santa Maria
California
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Mar 2004*
A nice set-making game with good strategies you can use to interfere with other players.
2004-03-21*
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Tom Swider
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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Apr 2004*
Pulled this off the shelf recently and discovered the game stood the test of time much better than Acquire.
2004-04-11*
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Stephen K
United States
North Brunswick
New Jersey
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Jan 2006*
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Joe McKinley
United States
San Jose
California
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When I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he he lectured with
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much applause in the lecture-room, How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars. W.W.
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Oct 2004*
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Mats Blohmé
Sweden
Simlångsdalen
Halland
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Nov 2004*
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Wolfgang Jaworski
Germany
Hamburg
Hamburg
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May 2005*
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art cohen
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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Jul 2005*
Another winner from Mr. S. Actually a clever Rummy variation dressed up in a corporate theme. Good game for traveling.
2005-07-09*
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Ulrike Marisken
Germany
Hannover
Niedersachsen
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Jul 2005*
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Dave Heberer
United States
Redmond
Washington
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Sep 2005*
This is a good set collection game. I really like the idea of matching against letters and paying more for more combinatory possibilities. Fun game, hard decisions.
2005-09-15*
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For Trade
Lindy Castro
United States
Wyoming
Michigan
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8
Nov 2005*
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Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
California
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Dec 2005*
Classic Sackson game that introduced random scoring cards.
2005-12-07*
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Katie Harris
United States
Colorado
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Jun 2006*
We play this 2-player which takes about 40 minutes. There are lots of options, so we wouldn't want to play with someone who must constantly calculate all the possibilities! You should also avoid this if having to do frequent (basic) arithmetic during a game bothers you. Otherwise, this is a really nice game with multiple ways to score, despite the compact ruleset. We can see alot of elements in this game that have been incorporated into much later successful games.
2006-06-24*
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