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Thumis Dalidalisa
United States
Falls Church
Virginia
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Dec 2005*
Medina is engaging and deeply strategic. With four players, the quicker crowding of the board makes it tenser than the three player, but also reduces a player's control over his own choices, which some people don't like. Like Puerto Rico, one beginning or bad player can greatly tilt the game.
2005-12-30*
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Dave Weeks
England
Sudbury
Suffolk
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Nov 2008*
Lovely looking and tactile game with a different city constructed each time. The key is to get your palaces well connected to the neutral pieces (rather than just having big palaces) so there's always lots to do and not enough time to do it.
2008-03-02*
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Dan Esperanza
Spain
Alicante
Spain
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Jan 2010
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2011-01-26
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Marcus Ager
Italy
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Nov 2011
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Mike Banks
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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8
Jul 2009*
Wow -- there's a lot more to this than meets the eye! It seems vaguely familiar and completely unique at the same time, but a brain-burner either way.

Gorgeous production, and fun -- like a great puzzle.
2005-03-31*
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Jay Little
United States
Eden Prairie
Minnesota
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Mar 2007*
Nice bits, nice illusion of 3D and pretty fun for what it is. Feels a bit like a "flat" Torres or even a bit like Marracash (sometimes forced to help other players, so pick and choose your spots). Can't wait to try it again, even though it can get pretty nasty at times.
2007-03-15*
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Martin B
Canada
Richmond Hill
Ontario
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Apr 2009*
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Aaron Seeber
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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Jul 2008*
Fantastic luckless game, very tense, playable in about an hour. I have a feeling that there might only be one optimal strategy but it might take dozens of plays to find out.
2008-07-07*
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Ba Do
Belgium
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Feb 2011
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Dewald van der Merwe
Canada
Kamloops
BC
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Jun 2014
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Hoyle A
United States
fiskdale
Massachusetts
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Jul 2015
interesting with great bits.
2015-07-15
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Michael Hines
United States
Perry
Georgia
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Jan 2011
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D H
United States
Boston
Massachusetts
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Apr 2003*
It takes a few games to understand the importance of each scoring mechanism, but it is a good game.
2003-04-19*
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Kenneth Rasch
Denmark
Copenhagen
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May 2013
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Chester
United States
Temple
Texas
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Jan 2009*
There are a few Dorra games with a similar feel to them. This one reminds me of Marracash for some reason.

The components are beautiful, with LOTS of wood and interesting color choices.

The actions are so simple....place two of your pieces on the board. The scoring is fairly straightforward. But the spatial element and dynamic scarcity of the pieces make the game become quite tense.

All the information is trackable...but someone like me can't really keep all that straight, so the shields are useful.

Sadly, I think this is another example of a game that I'd love to play more but won't find enthusiastic opponents.
2008-05-22*
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Brett Hudoba
United States
Bloomington
Minnesota
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Mar 2009*
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Mar 2015
Great components make this enjoyable to play. The play itself is dry and abstract as the desert setting, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The tempo here is not my preference: sitting back and trying not to make the one move too far for your opponent to capitalize on. I prefer a game that rewards taking actions rather than laying in wait. Even so, it is a good game and I'd try it again.
2015-03-30
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james lima
United States
Kansas City
Kansas
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Nov 2010
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Brian O'Farrell
United Kingdom
London
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Oct 2011
Nice elegant abstract, it's a very nice blend of risk and reward. Very low barrier to entry with simple rules, but deep choices as the game evolves and differing stragies and risk/reward decisions are made. Will definitely play this game again.
2011-10-25
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David P
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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Jun 2015
Medina has a similar feel to Dorra's MarraCash. To win, you have to encourage other players to help you out by manipulating incentives. It's a game of simple rules and difficult decisions. Dorra rarely disappoints. When I played, I won by taking palaces surrounding the markets early. That meant that no one could lay markets without giving me points, which meant that I was free to do other things, including one particularly nasty move to limit the potential for growth of another player's key palaces.
2015-06-13
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Marc Van Leur
United States
Springfield
Missouri
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Oct 2004*
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Barry
United States
Fairfax
Virginia
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May 2008*
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Doug Karalun
United States
Highland
California
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Jonathan Maier
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Anthony Briggs
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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aaron youngren
United States
Tukwila
Washington
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andrew lavish
United States
Connecticut
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Vancouver
BC
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Randy Shipp
United States
Irving
Texas
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Jeff Munoz
United States
San Diego
California
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Sasha Green
Canada
Ottawa
ON
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Kermit Rickenberg
United States
Kissimmee
Florida
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Scott Lewis
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Corrales
New Mexico
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joe
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gainesville
Florida
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castiglione
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Sunnyvale
California
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Steven Quade
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Silver Spring
Maryland
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Brigitte Dufour
Canada
Mirabel
Quebec
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Eddie Bonet
United States
Sunrise
Florida
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Bellingham
Washington
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Mike Weaver
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Glen Rock
Pennsylvania
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Brigitte Dufour
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Mirabel
Quebec
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Sasha Force
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Woodlawn (Ottawa)
Ontario
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Mark Kolenski
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Haverhill
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Jack Herbert
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Forest Hill
Maryland
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Ohio
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Scott A. Reed
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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Single play, not enough to form an opinion.
2007-07-02*
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Robert Kelsey
United States
kalamazoo
Michigan
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Ross Andrews
United States
Katy
Texas
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Daniel Ernst
United States
Boring
Oregon
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Morgantown
West Virginia
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