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Michael Deems
United States
Fullerton
California
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10
Oct 2008*
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Just call me Erik
United States
Waldorf
Maryland
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10
Dec 2010
Great card game like San Juan, but much better, with heavier interaction.
2008-09-13*
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Renelyn Calesa
United States
North Port
Florida
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10
Feb 2009*
Forget Race for the Galaxy, forget dominion. This is a thinking person’s game. My only complaint is the cartoonish artwork, detracts from what is in my opinion one of the best card games out there. If you get a chance to play this please do, you will not be disappointed.
2009-02-05*
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Jeff shiv Flynn
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Feb 2014
2p Med-Heavy ***
2015-10-29
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Evan Pulgino
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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10
Oct 2011
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Zach Ernst
United States
Oakland
California
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Jan 2014
Black Box Edition
2014-01-05
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Andy Mesa
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
May 2014
My favorite. I love the interactivity, tactics meets strategy, different paths to victory, and race to break the game.
2015-06-03
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Jess Zhu
United States
Redmond
Washington
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10
Nov 2014
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Patrick Tubach
United States
Novato
California
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10
Nov 2013
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Martin Burkholder

Kennesaw
Georgia
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10
Feb 2014
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Ian Sudderth
United States
Woodside
New York
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Oct 2014
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Tom Krebs

Fort Collins
Colorado
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10
Jan 2016
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Matthew Webb
United States
Emeryville
California
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10
Mar 2016
love the graphic design of the black box edition.
2016-03-12
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Stephen Stewart
United States
Visalia
California
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9.7
Feb 2011
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Jody Lent
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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9.5
May 2014
Have I.V. Edition, interested in Black Box edition.
2013-11-23
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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9.5
May 2015
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Meech
United States
North Carolina
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9.5
Mar 2016
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
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9.3
Oct 2012
Clever mechanics.A lighter,alternative race for the galaxy?Each card is used in various ways.Unique and very fulfilling.I wished for more buildings!It provides a very deep gaming experience in a simple and fast play.
2011-03-06
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Peter Chien
United States
Rome
New York
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9.25
Apr 2014
After the first two plays of the Black Box edition: The challenge with this game was where to start explaining it to new players. If you don't have a plan, you can easily lose people before you get to a point where you can start playing. Although the rules say not to, we just started playing. Made a couple of rules discoveries during the first game, but we all really liked it and we played it again right away. I'm ready to play again, anytime, and I want to teach it to the Friday night gamers, because I think they will really dig it.

Advantages of this edition over the I.V edition: FAR superior packaging (box, insert), higher quality cards (card art and card finish), player boards have more information, rules are a little cleaner. This newer Black Box edition also includes the Republic expansion, which was made available separately for the first and I.V editions. There is debate as to whether the card art, which is drastically different, is an improvement over the campier earlier editions. Personally, I think it is. It's clearer for game play, I would argue, and better matches the tone of the game than the earlier cartoony art.

One of the best games I've played that uses just cards.
2016-04-13
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Marianne Reichgelt
Netherlands
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9.2
May 2011
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Apr 2013
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Dawn Stiller
United States
Powhatan
Virginia
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Jan 2015
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Jonathan Berry
United States
Louisville
Kentucky
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Jan 2013
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Larry Kruger
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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Jan 2010*
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Mark M
United States
Florida
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Jul 2011
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Brian Richardson

Oregon
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9
May 2011
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Chris
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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Aug 2011
I love the gradual escalation allowing for awe inspiring moves late in the game, with plentiful decisions through-out. A great two player option
2011-07-08
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Fabio Binder
Brazil
Curitiba
PR
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Jan 2016
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I LIKE Games
United States
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9
Nov 2013
Homemade
play this tons the cards that make it unbalanced makes for good fun
2011-12-08
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John Weirich
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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9
Nov 2015
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Nuria BF
Spain
Castelldans
Lleida
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9
Jan 2015
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Mister Malty
United States
Illinois
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9
Sep 2012
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Jason Montgomery
United States
Kokomo
Indiana
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Feb 2014
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Kristen Guthrie
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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9
Feb 2013
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Yauca Lopez
Sweden
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9
Apr 2013
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Kristin Farwell
United States
Winona Lake
Indiana
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9
May 2015
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akikazu takeuchi
Brazil
Tangará da Serra
Mato Grosso
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9
Jul 2013
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Toby Shaw
Australia
Port Melbourne
Victoria
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9
Feb 2015
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Loke Jhi Kee
United Kingdom
Canterbury
Kent
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Oct 2014
Just like RftG, hated on 1st play and revisit after a few years and BAM it's that awesome. Sadly didn't get the old version of the game but would love to have a copy.
2014-10-27
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en zo
United Kingdom
London
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9
Nov 2014
Love it. Perhaps my favourite card game.

I prefer it to RftG as the game lasts a little bit longer and the functions of the built structures can be enjoyed a little before the game ends. Those are very different games, anyway.

Works well 2 player and 4 player (haven't tried 3 player).

Some lucky card combos are ridiculously powerful. Don't come here looking for fairness. Great fun!

(While it's contentious, I prefer the much more engaging, colourful, and god-awful-ugly artwork/clip-art on the earlier edition.)
2016-01-11
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Ian Hall
United States
Dover
New Hampshire
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Jun 2015
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Esther Joey Diamond
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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Oct 2015
Just one play under my belt so maybe it's silly to rate but I LOVE THIS GAME. The mechanics and card combos are so good, can't stop thinking about it.
2015-10-01
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Arrrrr!
United States
California
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8.8
Dec 2015
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Tommaso Loiacono
Italy
Torre D'Isola
Pavia
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8.6
Nov 2013
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Koen
Belgium
Rotselaar
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8.5
Nov 2011
excellent game!

BUT I find the new art boring and dry, the old art wasn't awesome either but at least it was easier to tell what cards/resources were in the pool.
2014-10-11
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Chris Miller
United States
Katy
Texas
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8.5
Apr 2012
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Keith Leonard
United States
Massillon
Ohio
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8.5
Aug 2010
I think this is my favorite card game of this type
2010-08-25
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Gert VC
Belgium
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8.5
Nov 2011
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Greg Parkinson
Canada
Kitchener
ON
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8.5
Aug 2012
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Tim Thornhill
United States
Ashland
Oregon
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8.5
Jul 2014
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