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Jay E
United States
Arizona
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10
Jan 2010*
This is one of my favorite board games at the moment... For the more serious gamers in my circle of friends, this game brings out strategy, tactics, and depth that is comparable to chess. Heck, some of my friends say that it's better than chess! And faster, too Anyway, the simple mechanics and variations of gameplay (we like to play Lions Only variant, where all pieces MUST start out on the track before moving into the arena) make for awesome replayability...
2010-01-16
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Ralf Gering
Germany
Germany
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9
May 2006*
A fascinating combination of several game mechanisms.
2006-05-27*
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Joe G
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8
Jan 2015
One of my favourite abstract strategy games. It has a certain charm (in the similar way to chess) Has a lot more to it than a simple 5 in a row game.
2015-03-01
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Quinn Swanger
United States
Holly Springs
North Carolina
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8
Mar 2014
Not your typical 5-in-a-row game. There is an element of resource management in that you only have 12 pieces per side. Plus, the designer (whoever he is) managed to cleverly reduce the importance of the center by 1.) allowing a special, unlimited slide movement along the edge of the board, as well as 2.) introducing permanent diagonal movement for pieces that are brought in from the edges (which are otherwise only orthogonal). I really like it!
2014-03-29
David Mitchell
United States
Elk Grove
CA
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7
Nov 2002*
Much more fun then Pente. Get five in a row to win but the pieces can move.
2002-11-16*
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Brad Miller
United States
Seattle
Washington
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7
Jan 2004*
Interesting 5-in-a-row game with more going on that one would expect due to the pieces being off-board, and due to the movement after placement, and the movement of the Lions.
2004-01-05*
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fer moros
South Korea
Kwang-Ju
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7
Feb 2010
This is not a bad game. It is a good 5-line variation with beautiful pieces and board.
2010-02-11
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tony brotherton
United Kingdom
orpington
kent
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7
Oct 2006*
thrift store buy £0.75

Good alternative to draughts or chess, and a good entry level game
2006-10-14*
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Francois Petitclerc
Canada
Verdun
Quebec
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7
Nov 2006*
Pente with attitude. The pieces actually move which allows for evolution in the game. The number of pieces are limited and the wise know how to play into a situation where you are the one holding the remaining pieces as they can be put anywhere on the board. Nice design and better than the more popular Pente.
2006-11-28*
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Stephen Roney
United States
Ladera Ranch
California
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7
Dec 2008*
Interesting after one play. Will have to see how it holds up.
2008-12-17*
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For Trade
Pete Hall
United States
Graham
Washington
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"...This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."-- John 6:29
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6.8
Jun 2011
After trying to sell or trade this unsuccessfully for four years, I finally played it and was pleasantly surprised. Very strategic and thought-provoking. It has been removed from my trade list.
2011-06-27
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Nick Case
England
Epsom
Surrey
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6.5
Aug 2006*
OK 2 person game but many better to play in preference to this.
2012-10-01
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Nigel Buckle
United Kingdom
Thornton Heath
Croydon
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6
Feb 2005*
Interesting abstract 5-in-a-row game
2005-02-02*
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Clark D. Rodeffer
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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6
Oct 2006*
I have only played once so far, but I was not really able to get my head around the tactics to play a good game. I need to play it more.
2006-10-30*
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Warren Tutwiler
United States
Saint John
Missouri
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6
Dec 2010
Quick game play. The kids enjoy it, though they have a hard time watching for all of their vulnerabilities (so they don't win much).
2010-11-19
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Rick _ aka
United States
East Coast
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Oh, no,,, it's Déjà vu all over again!!
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6
May 2013
Enjoyable after a few plays. Board and pieces are nice. Wish there were twice as many game pieces for some reason..
2011-09-24
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Fiske Warren
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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5
Jul 2008*
Abstract - not bad but not wonderful either
2008-07-14*
David Seddon
United Kingdom
Congleton
Cheshire
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5
Apr 2008*
It's a bit like Pente, but with a bit more to it. Played this a few times in my teens.
2008-04-02*
Robert Carroll
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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4.5
Dec 2007*
Free Print & Play version of an abstract strategy game.
2007-12-31*
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Chris Stanton
England
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3
Feb 2012
Too quick & too light for what it's trying to be.
2014-03-24
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Blazing Apostle
United Kingdom
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1
Mar 2012
Have never played though heard its` o.k.The box-art is so tacky you could stick real erns to it. These days we tend to call games with this type of art Retro, instead of using the correct word.....CRAP !
2011-03-06
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David Namaksy
United States
Dallas
Texas
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New game no plays yet....
2006-12-13*
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Allie Whiteley
United Kingdom
Banstead
Surrey
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Recent eBay purchase, hope to play soon.
2007-01-08*
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Ste James
United Kingdom
Merseyside
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never played
2007-09-26*
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Jeffrey D Myers
United States
Los Ranchos
New Mexico
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"Always rely upon a happy mind alone." Geshe Chekhawa.
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2009-08-08
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John Ellerbe
United States
Port Royal
South Carolina
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675- from the collection of Eamon Bloomfield
2011-03-28
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Daniel Woznick
United States
Michigan
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DON'T TOUCH ME!
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Complete
2014-12-30
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Juan del Castillo
Spain
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casero
2010-06-03
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Ryan
United States
Coeur d'Alene
Idaho
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Missing instructions.
2012-07-18
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Matt Loscutoff
United States
Sacramento
California
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....FIBONACCI...
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while learning the game...play to learn...winning can come later after much playing.
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2012-12-01
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Tom Grimshaw
United Kingdom
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Extra: One White Playing Piece.
2013-09-13
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Bayerisches Spielearchiv
Germany
Haar
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2013-12-14
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Chris Tannhauser
United States
San Diego
California
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The Cathedral is vast, as are you.
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2014-06-10
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Pierre-Gilles Pecquereau
Belgium
Brussels
Jette
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3.50
2014-05-27
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Das Buho
United States
Manassas
Virginia
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The rules could be clearer
2014-06-18
Johnathan Scharf
United States
Woodland Hills
Utah
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2014-12-18
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