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Pheidias Zeus
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10
Dec 2012
Thank you Repos production what an awesome new addition!
2012-12-06
Owned
ROMON Paul
France
BOOS
Normandie
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10
Apr 2013
Dans la boîte de base.
Protections cartes : MG Large Sleeves 65*100.

Avis personnel : carte fun et rigolote, elle n'empêche pas le jeu de se dérouler normalement. Casse un peu les habitudes.
2013-08-26
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Paul Maletic
United States
Rockwall
Texas
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10
May 2014
An interesting variant for a leader to really change the flow of the game... literally!
2015-04-06
Owned
joewtwins
United States
Ankeny
IA
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because it's all I ever wanted to be..
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Cloning gamers since 2003
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9.845
Dec 2013
Not just to be a completist, this card has one of the best abilities of any card so far. THe ability to stop the passing of a hand could be broken sometimes.
2013-01-02
Per Landberger
Sweden
Spånga
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9.1
Nov 2014
This can be a very strong leader, but it's expansive.
2014-11-19
Owned
Devi "Day" Hughes
United States
Irvine
California
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Prince With A Thousand Enemies
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9
Sep 2012
Cute! The ability is a good one, that sometimes benefits more than one player.
2012-10-15
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Seppel (BGG)
Germany
Kirchzarten
B-W
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Meowww
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9
Dec 2013
gespielt
2012-12-30
Owned
Michael Young
United States
Middleburg
Florida
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9
Nov 2013
I love the mechanic, cute story to go with Esteban's creation.

SOLD
2013-11-14
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Jacek Malinowski
Poland
Warszawa
Poland (Polska)
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9
Aug 2015
More variation and useful ability. The way to go.
2014-03-10
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Brett C
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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9
Dec 2013
Costly but can be game changing.
2013-12-10
Owned
Shawna
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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9
Mar 2015
Acquired: Secret Santa 2014 (Love you, Santa!)
2014-12-12
Owned
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
Owned
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
Owned
Ryan Davis
United States
Burbank
California
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8
Sep 2012
Fun! Glad I got one.
2013-02-06
Owned
For Trade
Bryan Doughty
United States
California
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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
Owned
Original Dibbler
Germany
Aachen
NRW
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It's na-fing!
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8
Jan 2013
Trade condition: new.
2013-11-29
Owned
For Trade
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
Owned
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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
Owned
Oscar Garcia
United States
Miami Lakes
Florida
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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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Raithyn
United States
Tennessee
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8
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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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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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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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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Robert Neff
United States
Culver City
California
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7
Oct 2012
The card allows one of those actions that a player would want to do ... keep their cards for another turn!
2012-10-24
Christopher Boat
United States
Ankeny
Iowa
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7
Apr 2015
Kind of expensive to play, but a really cool ability!
2013-05-28
Owned
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Bartosz Chlebicki
Poland
Warsaw
Mazovia
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7
May 2013
I think it's to expensive for this special power. If you don't have to collect entire 7W family then you can miss it without any regret.
2013-12-16
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Kevin M
Canada
Calgary
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7
Aug 2013
Usefulness depends on the cards available to you, so most likely would be used in Age III. But could also unintentionally benefit opponents as well. Works very well with Abu Simbel's wonder stages.
2013-08-24
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Christoph M.
Germany
Unspecified
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6.5
Nov 2012
Cute bonus card, but perhaps somewhat over-the-top: this leader is rather extreme; he is far overprized when you just don't get a hand with two really strong cards (like palace/pantheon in a3), and on the other hand he's overpowered if you do.
But still - cute idea :-)
2012-11-09
Owned
I am on a Journey...
Australia
Lavington
New South Wales
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...to explore and discover games of all shapes and sizes regardless of colour, condition or creed
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6.5
Jan 2015
Offers up the freeze power seen on some of the fan-based Wonder packs.

This allows a player once per age to keep their hand rather than pass it on.
2015-04-05
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Larry Rice
United States
Irvine
California
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6
Sep 2012
Freezes everyone to keeping the same hand to use twice in a row. Great for owner, perhaps less so for others.
2012-09-09
Lloyd
United Kingdom
Sidcup
Kent
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This game is bullshit.
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6
Aug 2013
This card exists for all the right reasons and adds Repos to the list of publishers that I have a soft spot for.

As to the card itself, I can see why it was rejected from the list of original expansion cards. At 5 gold, it is very expensive to recruit and is very situational. Sometimes it is the best card you could hope for, but it seems as though pretty often, it doesn't help at all.
2013-08-28
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Evan Bates
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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6
Mar 2013
Esteban OP! was the chant when we first saw the little tike. However, after several playthroughs, Esteban is just ok.
2013-09-12
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Chris McClung
United States
Uniontown
Ohio
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6
Aug 2013
mixed in with all 7 Wonders stuff
2013-07-28
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Balogh János
Hungary
Kecskemét
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6
Aug 2013
Néha nagyon jól jön, de túl drága!
2013-08-31
Owned
Keng Leong Yeo
Singapore
Singapore
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小富靠勤,中富靠智,大富靠德。
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6
Jan 2014
Very costly to play out. Its impact is uncertain and quite situational. More useful with a science strategy. An interesting idea, but does not work too well.
2014-01-15
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Henrik Larsson
Sweden
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6
Jul 2014
Single card promos are not too interesting.
2015-07-22
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Christian B.
Denmark
Frederiksberg C
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5
Jun 2013
The idea is quite neat; how many times have you hoped to play two cards from the same hand of cards? A lot, yes! Now it's possible for the owner of this promo card once a game.

However, while the card can be pretty good under certain circumstances (probably in age 3 when you have for instance a good guild and the Palace), I think it's way too expensive for what it is; for 3 I would buy it most of the time, for 4 I would consider it and buy it sometimes, but never for 5. It's just too expensive conpared to the other cards which cost 5 or even 4; Ramses lets you build guilds for free, Amyitis gives you 2 VPs for each stage of your wonder, which probably translates to at least 4-6 points, Kleopatra gives you 5 VPs for 4 gold etc.

I am probably always going to include it in the mix just for added variety, but I probably won't buy the card myself unless I play the wonders Abu Simbel or Rome. I think the other promos for 7 Wonders are better. So that's the reasons why I have only rated Esteban a 5.
2013-06-06
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Christina Ng
Singapore
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说了又不听,听了又不懂,不懂又不问,问了又不做,做了又做错,错了又不认,认了又不改,改了又不服,不服又不说,那你要我怎麽办?
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5
Jan 2014
Very costly to play for a one-off benefit. Opponent also get to "benefit" from it.

It is a situational card that one can't really plan a strategy with it.
2014-01-15
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Gubisi Róbert
Hungary
Székesfehérvár
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5
Mar 2015
Játékba került, de senki nem választotta, mert sokkal jobbak maradtak a kezében. Ez is jelent valamit!
2015-08-21
Owned
Lord Aioria Kasuga
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5
May 2015
UP 65x100(1)
2015-04-27
Owned
Marcel Kuntschke
Germany
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Oct 2012
Sorry, but thats Bullshit.
2012-10-20
Kwang Il Kim
South Korea
Seoul
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Sleeved
2013-08-05
Owned
Preordered
Nathalie
Canada
Calgary, AB /
Dieppe, NB
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Nathalie Rating System: n/a (see base game rating)
2012-12-26
Owned
Jeremy Buckmaster
United States
Ada
Oklahoma
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Signed by the designer
2012-10-13
Owned
Jens Marquardt
Germany
Braunschweig
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Nana korobi, ya oki. - 七転び、八起き。
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2014-10-24
Owned
K L
Germany
Remagen
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20121020 (SPIEL 2012)
2013-10-04
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