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Michael Kröhnert
Germany
Aachen
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10
Sep 2008*
Bütehorn edition; played countless times - the combination of elegant, fast game, bluffing and different victory conditions is unbeatable.
2012-12-20
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Rabah Madjer
Germany
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10
May 2009*
Meisterliches Bluffspiel von Alex Randolph auf Schachbasis. Einfach, schnell, lustig, mit unglaublich vielen möglichen Variationen und Finten......macht süchtig.
2015-07-26
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Antonio RM
Germany
Berlin
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10
Jun 2010
There's no better example of how an author can improve a game than Geister. Alex Randolph's Evade was already a very nifty tactical game, short and stripped-down but ridiculously addictive; nevertheless, by expanding the board, adding two more pieces per player, marginally restricting their movement and offering an alternative way to win the leap forward in Geister is so huge that it feels almost like a different game, not as vicious but way more filling: the tactical riddles are more complex and varied, bluffs are not as risky at first so that the play can start off nice and nasty, and it's easier as well to prepare a win through pure skill.

The usual "less is more" lemma concerning Alex Randolph's games doesn't entirely apply for Geister: here adding a bit more turns a fantastic game into an unforgettable one.
2010-06-10
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Ryosuke Nambu
Japan
Nara Pref(奈良県)
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Mar 2015
私の一番好きなゲーム
2015-03-29
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Ricardo Jorge Gomes
Portugal
Setubal
Grande Lisboa
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9.54
Apr 2015
Um dos melhores jogos que alguma vez joguei! Muito bluff e bastante táctica, num jogo onde as "manobras de cintura" poderão ser determinantes, pois o que parece coisa de miúdos, é, na verdade, uma poderosa batalha para gente grande!
2015-05-13
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Ken Rice
United States
Seattle
Washington
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9.5
Nov 2002*
A perfect 2 player game of pure bluffing and nothing else mixed in but the cute looking ghosts.
2002-11-22*
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Matthew Gray
United States
Reading
Massachusetts
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9
Aug 2006*
Fun tactical bluffing, hedging and second-guessing game that plays in almost no time at all.
2006-08-12*
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Aleister Finchley
United Kingdom
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9
Jul 2003*
Good, fast, fun (for an abstract). Easy to make your own copy.
2003-07-16*
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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9
May 2004*
A great two player game. Fun and quick. Probably the best two player filler that I own. Multiple win options lead to many different play strategies. This game really pushes bluffing to a new level. One of the few bluffing games which forces intimidation in order to gain victories. With multiple plays this game will reveal itself as being surprisingly deep.
2004-05-09*
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Stacy Whiteman
United States
San Jose
California
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Dec 2004*
Good bluffing game. A little frustrating for kids at first.
2004-12-31*
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Tim
Australia
Mitcham
VIC
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9
Jun 2010
Ghosts! - The LDL Review
Interesting game and a fun light filler for 2 players
2010-05-21
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desmodus
France
Bantzenheim
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9
Aug 2006*
Tactics and bluff at its best. A must have
2006-08-05*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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9
Mar 2007*
Strategy is the crux of this gem.
2007-03-15*
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Carol Carpenter
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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9
Nov 2011
This is the PERFECT game to play with my 8 year old. Extremely simple to explain, but involving strategy like an easy chess. The glow in the dark ghosts just up the cool factor.
2011-11-09
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Peter Svärd
Sweden
Malmö
Scania
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9
Oct 2007*
One of my favourites. Quicka and easy to learn and it´s hard to stop playing.
2007-10-22*
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Takayoshi Tarui
Japan
SETAGAYA
TOKYO
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Jun 2008*
Geister Drei Magier Spiele Ed.
2008-06-18*
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Barry Wonson
Australia
Wollongong
New South Wales
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9
Nov 2008*
Ebay purchase. Arrived 24/10/08. First play on 27/10/08. Alessa and I played 8 games in a row. Excellent little game. Extremely simple but with enough bite in it to keep us both interested.
2008-10-27*
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Kiyohide Nakaminami
Japan
Nara City
Nara Prefecture
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9
Oct 2010
So fun!
2012-03-01
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WRS WRS
Poland
Ropczyce
Podkarpacie
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9
Jun 2012
KGP Ropczyce
2012-10-16
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Toshio Shiraishi
Japan
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Jul 2012
ガイスター
1982年ドイツ年間ゲーム大賞ノミネート
2012-07-19
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Erik Dalin
Sweden
Stockholm
Stockholm
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9
Feb 2013
Easy to learn rules. Great game.
2012-12-30
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NIKOS KATSAROS
Greece
athens
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8.7
Apr 2015
20 minutes
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2012-02-19
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aristides mytaras
Greece
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8.5
Dec 2007*
excellent bluffing game.
2007-12-04*
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Lukasz Pogoda
Poland
Warszawa
Mazowieckie
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8.5
Jul 2012
Very ligh and very good game.
2012-07-11
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Iñaki Ocaña
Spain
Cuenca
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8.05
Dec 2009*
Muy divertido y sencillo de jugar con parecidos a varios juegos (Hive, Stratego...) bastante bueno
2009-10-31
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Richard Garfield
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Mar 2003*
A good, quick bluffing game.
2003-03-13*
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H Shook
United States
Richardson
Texas
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8
Jul 2003*
A simple, fast game that always calls for one more playing every time. Making spooky, taunting ghostly sound effects when your opponent captures your pieces adds to the giggle factor. We don't use pink pegs in our game for the colorblind player since it's easier to differentiate pegged vs. unpegged ghosts.
2015-07-18
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William Attia
France
Paris
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8
Sep 2006*
Played several times face-to-face, as well as on BSW. An excellent, yet simple, bluffing game for two. Easy rules and multiple victory conditions make it an impressive design with enjoyable gameplay.
2006-09-27*
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Brent Mair
United States
Roy
Utah
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8
Jan 2005*
I recommend this game as a short, fun way to spend five minutes. Interesting game of trying to outguess your opponent. Gameplay is important also as you threaten to get a blue ghost out the door.
2005-01-10*
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Sef V
United States
chicago
Illinois
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8
Jan 2005*
The more I play this game the more I like it. It's probably the best quick playing game I own.
2005-01-16*
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Jack Darwid
Indonesia
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8
Jul 2005*
an 8 as a good filler game. Easy to teach, quick to play (see my Review), fun !
2005-07-12*
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Matt Regashus
United States
Wisconsin
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8
Aug 2005*
Great bluffing game that stretches the boundaries of what one would expect from MB. In fact, put this in a little square box with the words "Spooky bluffing for two" and this could be a Kosmos release.
2005-08-11*
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True Blue Jon
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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8
Sep 2005*
It's bluffing pared down to its bare essence. It's an excellent game to play with children and while my daughter and I don't play it much anymore, we do play it every Halloween. It's fun!
2009-11-30
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Brent Ritchey
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
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8
Jun 2011
Just enough strategy to make it interesting if I'm in the mood for something light. My 4 year old loves it. The ghosts glow in the dark!
2006-01-09*
Owned
United States
NJ
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8
Oct 2007*
I've mostly played this game versus my 6 six year old, rating based on those plays.
2007-10-15*
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Philippe Beaudoin
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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8
Jan 2010*
This is what I would call a "standard". A lot of bluff with a small part of positional play. It simply works.
2006-11-08*
João Sebastião de Oliveira Bueno
Brazil
Campinas
São Paulo
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8
Nov 2006*
I own the brazillian version - published by Estrela. Not in good shape. :-(
2006-11-28*
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(The Artist formerly known as) Arnest R
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
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8
Dec 2006*
Lovely ! And my five-year old digs it too !
2006-12-26*
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bob weaver
Estonia
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Mar 2009*
very quick two player game with great interaction, bluffing and double guessing. not unusual to play 4+ games in a row.
2007-01-08*
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Dan Halstead
United States
Elkhart
Indiana
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8
Feb 2007*
A really wonderful bluffing game with many different strategies for how absurdly simple it is.
2007-02-03*
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Jonathan Takagi
United States
San Marcos
California
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8
Jun 2007*
Another hit by Alex Randolph. This game is mainly bluff and daring and it can be a lot of fun trying to guess what your opponent is up to. I like how quickly this game plays, and slightly prefer it over Xe queo! because of the cool ghost pieces. In essence they are similar games.
2007-06-24*
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ronaldinho @boardspace.net
Taiwan
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Jul 2010
Good bluffing game but don't discount the spatial-movement strategy as the latter can be used as a leverage to give you an edge in the former.

I have around 10% win rate against a strong player on BSW so I know there's something to this game that I have yet to figure out.
2008-04-21*
Robert Seater
United States
Ashland
Massachusetts
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8
Sep 2014
a clever game about hidden information and second guessing
2012-07-25
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Lucas Hedgren
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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8
Apr 2008*
My favorite 2-player, 5 min filler. Best when played about 5 times in a row.
2008-04-16*
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Griselda Scarlatti
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8
Nov 2012
Fun and short 2 player abstract, with a nice theme and cute components.
2008-07-14*
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Jan X
Sweden
Göteborg
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Nov 2011
Spökjakten
2008-03-22*
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Larry Chong
United States
Kendall Park
New Jersey
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8
Nov 2008*
A quick, light abstract that is fun to play in a few minutes. Takes half minute to learn. Pure bluffing in Stratego-style.
2013-04-24
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Jae Ha Woo
South Korea
Seoul
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8
Oct 2010
Elegant 2-player bluffing game.

I find it to be an interesting combination between bluffing and abstract strategy; while bluffing is its most obvious element, there is also some room for clever tactical maneuver, especially if the other player is too focused on the bluffing aspect. It is very easy to pick up and play, and it plays fast. The placement of pawns in the beginning introduce some variability. The three different victory conditions seem carefully thought out to prevent the game from being too monotonous.

Because it's a bluffing game with little hard information given in the beginning, it can feel too luck-dependent at times. After a certain number of plays, it can get somewhat samey.
2014-02-10
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taktak taktak
France
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Sep 2012
Titre français : Fantômes
2010-04-15
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James Webb Space Telescope in 2018!
United States
Utah
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May 2010
[my rating is for kids]
Fun for adults too
2010-05-16

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