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G. G.
Germany
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8.2
Jan 2014
Interesting ability. Can be very useful, but doesn't break the game.
2013-11-03
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Lesley
Netherlands
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8.05
May 2013
Purchased: Essen Spiel 2012. Goodie.

Rating is the same as the original game.
2013-05-24
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Ryan Davis
United States
Burbank
California
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8
Sep 2012
Fun! Glad I got one.
2013-02-06
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Bryan Doughty
United States
California
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Get your damn cursor off my avatar!
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8
Feb 2015
A good promotional expansion. I'll add it to the mix every time I play with leaders. I greatly enjoy cards like this that mess with the basic mechanics of the game.
2014-11-16
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James Mathias
United States
Hendersonville
Tennessee
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8
Nov 2013
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Stefan Wuttig
Germany
Melsungen
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8
Oct 2012
Owned
Dave Hollinsworth
United States
Cranston
Rhode Island
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8
Mar 2015
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Digren K
United States
Austin
Texas
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8
Dec 2012
Owned
Fabian Beckmann
Germany
Münster
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Honeymoon - Machu Picchu, Peru - 2014/01/30
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8
Feb 2014
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Samuel Van Beneden
Belgium
Gent
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Jul 2013
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Martti R
Estonia
Tallinn
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Rock'n'roll
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8
Jul 2015
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Robert Kroon
Netherlands
Apeldoorn
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8
Dec 2013
Owned
Matthieu BONIN
France
Nancy
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8
May 2015
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Belgium
Hasselt
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There are only two truths in the world: men are smarter than women and the earth is flat!
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"Ahhhhgr!"
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8
Nov 2012
Owned
Original Dibbler
Germany
Aachen
NRW
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What's one damage?
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It's na-fing!
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8
Jan 2013
Trade condition: new.
2013-11-29
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Marta Valladares
Spain
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8
Dec 2012
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Xander van Ballegooijen
Netherlands
Sterksel
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8
Apr 2015
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Andrew McGregor
Scotland
Wigan
Lancashire
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8
Oct 2013
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Keith Kansiewicz
United States
Bellevue
Nebraska
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8
Dec 2014
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Germany
Münster
NRW
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Hidden trackable information in games sucks!
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I play games for fun and pursuing the goal to win the game is fun! :)
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8
May 2015
A nice way to honour the wonder of a newborn son!

Game-mechanically, it allows for that which many players would often wish to do in a game of 7 Wonders - but only as a big and very expensive exception. Which I generally like!

But the effect of the card is a little too luck based for my taste: At least in solo (=non-team) play you can't really know in advance if you'll get a hand which is worth having used a recruiting phase and spent 5 coins to use this hand twice - this would have to give you an advantage worth at least 8 coins to break even. So recruiting him is a gamble. (However, this can be said of quite a few other leaders as well.)
In the team play variant he is less luck based, but could be too strong overall. He also gets stronger the fewer players there are (because you can deny good cards to a larger percentage of opponents).
Overall, in my opinion he seems too weak in solo games with many players, too strong in team games, considerably too strong in team games with only 4 players and maybe about average strength (but still risky) for a leader in 3 player games.
He is extremly strong for Abu Simbel with any number of players. Abu Simbel can still mummify him after his strong abilitiy was used for a whopping 10 VP! So the opponents should remember that they should probably draft him before they give him to Abu Simbel (at least with lower player numbers where Abu Simbel is a significant percentage of all opponents).
2015-05-31
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David Mauersberger
Germany
Leipzig
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Mar 2013
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Derek Whaley
New Zealand
Christchurch
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Darius I – 73rd Great Khan of the Illustrius Barbarian Horde, Duque San Lorenzo, Marquis de Feltón, Chief of the Zayante, Baron von Whaleyland, Lord Kennedy
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Arrgh!
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8
Jul 2013
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Timothy Nesbitt
Canada
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8
Nov 2013
Owned
Dan Vore
United States
Lebanon
Oregon
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8
Dec 2013
awesome power. but spend
2013-06-26
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Jakub Polkowski
Poland
Warsaw
mazowieckie
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8
Jun 2013
A powerful card, but can work both ways.
2013-06-26
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Oscar Garcia
United States
Miami Lakes
Florida
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"When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you" ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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“We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan
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8
Oct 2013
Powerful card that break the rules dramatically.
Some people think it is overpowered. I think it is game changing. Using Esteban's power to freeze a round may help you in a particular moment, but you will never know how much it is also helping others.
2014-02-13
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Jonathan Fletcher
United States
Conway
Arkansas
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8
Mar 2014
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Raithyn
United States
Tennessee
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Jan 2014
Esteban is kinda fun. Keeping people from messing up the hands when you use him, not as much.
2014-02-10
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Dietmar Stadler
Germany
Brackenheim
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8
Nov 2013
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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8
Dec 2013
This leader depicts the game designer's son on it and allows the controlling player once per game to force players to draft a second card from the same hand.

He costs 5 to play, pretty middle of the road, but the ability is pretty interesting. There have been several times when I've wanted 2 cards from the same hand but was afraid one of them wouldn't get back to me.

The downside of this card is that you're paying to gift other players the same ability but since you decide when this happens hopefully you're the one who is getting the most benefit out of it.
2013-12-13
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Aaron Shanowitz
United States
Bristol
Tennessee
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8
Jan 2015
I really like this card. After everybody has played their card for a turn, you can then announce that you're using Esteban to freeze time, and pick up the same hand of cards for the next turn. So you get two cards from the same hand of cards, which can be really helpful sometimes. But you are also giving you opponents the opportunity to get two cards from the same hand. Good stuff.
2015-01-01
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Argeleb
Spain
Laguna de Duero
Valladolid
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8
Mar 2014
Un lider muy majo!!... además con una propiedad buenísima, muy bien conseguido!!
2014-04-01
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Joe Prozinski
United States
O'Fallon
Illinois
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Stop touching me!
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You're far too trusting!
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8
Apr 2014
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César Asencio
Spain
Castellón
Castellón
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8
Jan 2015
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Matthieu Corpet
France
Le Havre
Seine-Maritime
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8
Oct 2014
Pretty cool promo because of how unique the effect is, everyone tries to get you to use it when they want it, pretty fun, albeit slightly too expensive.
2014-06-06
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Aaron Gannaway
United States
Salem
Oregon
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8
Feb 2015
I really like the uniqueness of Esteban's leader ability.
2015-02-22
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J.C. Hamlin
United States
Medina
Minnesota
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Aug 2014
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Stefan Hölzl
Austria
Pitten
Niederösterreich
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8
May 2015
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CERRITOS
CA
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Mar 2015
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Sebastian Roehrig
Germany
Jena
Thuringia
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Jul 2015
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Martin Larouche
Canada
Longueuil
Quebec
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Melting souls with cuteness since 2007
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Lovin' N-16
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8
Apr 2015
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Joe F.
United States
North Carolina
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7.5
May 2013
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Carlos Martín
Spain
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7.5
Sep 2013
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Gimo Barrera
United States
Smithfield
Rhode Island
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7.5
Jun 2015
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Vanya the Real Vanya
United States
Lone Jack
Missouri
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7.5
May 2015
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Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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One of Alabama 3's finest songs, especially the versions on the single this image is from...
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Sweet Pretty M*th*rf*ck*ng Country Acid House Music - All night long!
7.3
Jun 2014
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Thomas Jünger
Germany
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7
Apr 2013
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M.J.E. Hendriks
Netherlands
Arnhem
Gelderland
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7
Sep 2013
Signed

A situational power which can be really good and can also, if well executed, really mess up your opponents' plans.

Furthermore, this is extremely expensive for what you get (you cannot tell whether you're going to need it).
2013-06-07
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Steve Walker
United Kingdom
Liphook
Hampshire
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7
Feb 2013
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Kyle Nauman
United States
Round Lake
Illinois
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7
Jul 2015
Owned

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