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Poochie D
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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Aug 2006*
(1 play) If I wanted to gamble, I'd go to the Club Regent.
2006-08-29*
Ann Hamon (annhamon@aol.com)
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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Oct 2008*
3-5 players
2008-10-05*
Owned
Ben Skellett
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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I know I'm gonna get got. But I'm gonna get mine more than I get got.
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And the older you get, the fewer things you really love. And by the time you get to my age, maybe it's only one or two things. With me, I think it's one.
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Dec 2013
It's really not my type of game & I couldn't wait for it to end. Gambling bores me, I found the game very repetitive & I need a bit more theme in a game.

It did have really great money though, probably the best I've seen in a game.
2010-12-16
fantasy474 007
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1
Apr 2013
Dirk Struyf
Belgium
Unspecified
Boechout
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1
Feb 2014
Owned
lailai ququ
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1
Feb 2014
Rabid Schnauzer
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1
Aug 2014
Tony Krohn
United States
Decatur
Illinois
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1
Dec 2014
Kaiwen Zhang
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Welcome to Zombo.com!
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Art of life
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1.5
Nov 2011
Hate that crap... doesn't even make any sense how people can jump on the boat after it's sailed...
2011-01-19
Breno K.
Brazil
Brasília
Distrito Federal
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2
May 2009*
It's a very fancy game of roulette. I hate roulette =P

Beautiful components, though.
2008-06-19*
Kevin Stewart
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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2
Jul 2007*
Xi Bi
China
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2
Nov 2007*
Marc Edmondson
United States
Missouri
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2
Nov 2007*
Aron
Netherlands
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Life is game, you gotta enjoy the journey.
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Life may knock you down sometimes. Its up to you if you stand up and live your life to the fullest.
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2
Mar 2014
Prev. Owned
Daniel White
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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2
Jul 2010
Beryl Brice
New Zealand
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2
Oct 2011
Trevor Just
United States
San Jose
California
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2
Nov 2013
k\'nil kudanil
Indonesia
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2
Jan 2014
ケニー Kenny
Japan
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2
Sep 2015
邦題: マニラ
2015-09-04
Chris NA
Poland
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Feb 2013
For Trade
Alejandro Salamanca
Spain
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2.8
Jul 2007*
Steve Jones
United Kingdom
London
Unspecified
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3
Apr 2005*
After 1 play: Horrible, horrible, horrible. Luck dominated nastiness that seemed to go on for *ever*. I usually lke Franz-Benno Delonge's designs but this really annoyed me for some reason. Played with 5, so maybe that's a factor. I know one shouldn't write off a game after only one play, but I would need some serious persuading to play this again.
2005-04-14*
Gil Hova
United States
Jersey City
New Jersey
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3
Sep 2005*
I have a new test for games. It goes like this: "If I designed this game, what would my playtesters say?" This game would have gotten loads of suggestions for tweaks and fixes. For me, the most pressing is: the damn thing won't end! I'd like to try with a variant that dictates that when no punts make it to dock, all shares go up by one. (Worried about theme? Just say it's due to rarity or something...)
2005-09-10*
lisa smith
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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3
Oct 2005*
don't really like betting gams
2011-05-26
Tom Hudson
United States
Vermilion
Ohio
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3
Dec 2007*
Stefano Sorbara
Italy
Venaria Reale
(TO)
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3
Aug 2009*
I could give it a 5 (maybe a 6), but the explanation for the "3" rating depicts exactly my current feeling about it.
2009-08-26
Owned
TOKYO Heartbroken
England
York
North Yorkshire
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3
Oct 2008*
I didn't enjoy my taster of Manila at Essen, but bought a copy when it was cheap. I checked the ratings meanings and 3 fits the bill. I really really did not enjoy this. The worst auction method, basic but expensive choices, group think and some unpleasantness, and then the whole thing hands on lucky dice rolls. For me, a wholly pointless experience. heyho. Next.
2006-11-10*
Owned
Mark Delano
United States
Stamford
Connecticut
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3
Feb 2007*
Unpleasant auctions and bad dice rolling can make this game drag and drag and drag.
2007-02-04*
Michael Petrovic
United States
Unspecified
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3
Jul 2007*
I have to admit that I am basing this rating on just 1 play, but I felt like I was just betting on die rolls. Pretty boring and a lot of luck involved. The theme seems lame to me too. This game just didn't grab me and I don't want to play it again. Not really all that fun to me.
2007-07-06*
LJ
United States
Spokane Valley
Washington
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Do or do not, there is no try.
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3
Nov 2009*
Game of calculated risk. Interesting.
2007-07-07*
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Gláucio Reis
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
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3
Feb 2008*
"Eurogambling". Almost everything depends on the whims of the dice, with huge swings of luck. There is an auction that grants some advantages to its winner, but the other players are benefited or harmed by sitting order. To make things worse, there is no reliable time frame: the game can end quickly or drag on for hours.
2008-02-20*
Ben Long
United States
Missouri
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3
Nov 2007*
Cathrine & Frank Carroll
United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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3
Nov 2007*
Shao Hong
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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3
Nov 2007*
Nat Fu
United States
Kansas
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3
Nov 2007*
Leif Norcott
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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3
Apr 2008*
Way to random to be playing without real money.
2008-04-07*
Lori Jou
United States
Massachusetts
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3
Sep 2008*
Owned
Carlos Ferreira
Portugal
Porto Salvo
Porto Salvo
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Jan 2009*
Thiago Boaventura
Brazil
Brasilia
DF
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3
Feb 2015
Maarten D. de Jong
Netherlands
Zaandam
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3
Jan 2010*
I had not anticipated that the game would rank so highly on this site. When I played it (with 3 players), I found it to be a somewhat interesting mix of very simple stock mechanics and lots of bluffing and gambling—not altogether an unpleasant mix. But... there's a but, of course. The game takes fairly long to complete, and given that observation the raw influence of the dice is simply too big to make it a pleasant gaming session. The one time I played we broke off halfway, and none of the participants felt in any way cheated about that decision. To make the game playable for me, there need to be a few rule tweaks, which deal with the 'raw' randomness of the dice. You can make dice work in a way I approve of; in its current forum Manilla is not a member of the Dice Done Right Club™.

Update Another attempt... which was aborted not four rounds in for much the same reasons. Really, just throw the 4D6 once and say that whoever rolled the highest total won. Not going to play this game again.
2014-07-05
Fabien Gridel
France
Lyon
Unspecified
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3
Jun 2009*
artemidea
Italy
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3
Oct 2009*
Mark Engelberg
United States
Everett
Washington
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3
Aug 2010
sihong Lu
Taiwan
Taipei
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3
May 2012
Kimmo Leivo
Finland
Siilinjarvi
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3
Mar 2011
Way too much depend on luck
2011-03-16
Tomi Mononen
Finland
Kuopio
Pohjois-Savo
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3
Mar 2011
Koherus
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3
Aug 2011
Andrey Ermilov
Russia
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3
Jun 2012
Michael Berbig
Germany
Stuttgart
Baden Württemberg
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3
Jan 2014
Prev. Owned
Mike Spartz
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3
Nov 2012
Gambling game with no catch up mechanic. Do poorly in the first couple turns and you may as well just stop playing.
2012-11-07

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