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Alessandro Guzzetti
Italy
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Oct 2007*
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Merrigooner
United Kingdom
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
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Aug 2008*
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Bob Chase
United States
Northglenn
Colorado
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Dec 2013
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Brian Humphreys
United States
Ada
Ohio
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Jan 2012
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Ian Stedman
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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Mar 2012
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Joshua Holden
United States
Hughes Springs
Texas
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John W
United States
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9.1
Feb 2008*
Just fun with a capital F. I had read about tons of games on BGG for 7 years, and Kingsburg was the first game I read about that I immediately put to the top of my "Want to Play" list.
And it didn't disappoint. THAT's saying something, for me. So many top-rated games have such obvious unbalanced aspects (PR's Small Market, early Quarrys and Warehouse/Factory, San Juan's Guild House, Notre Dame's Park, PoF's Professions/Recruiters/Jesters, T&E's Red tiles, etc etc etc) that it was refreshing seeing so many viable buildings and character choices in Kingsburg.
The only no-brainer seems to be the Queen, but she is hard to get, so that's a big factor buffering her unbalancedness )also, the house rule to fix her is to make her only worth 2 VP's).

On the luck factor, and comparisons to Stone Age:
There are multiple buildings (Market, Farms, Chapel) that mitigate the luck factor in KB somewhat.
Further, the 3d6 probabilistic curve is there to likely result in middling numbers that - *gasp* - you then need to CHOOSE where to put them, amongst steep competition for spaces from the other players. And +2 chits modify that further. Heck, I can look at the monster in Kingsburg, and use that information to help me *gasp* plan. Heck, we can all even use the alternative rule and play with the tokens which eliminates completely the King's Aid random roll.

But now we come to the biggest reason why Kingsburg arguably has LESS luck than Stone Age:

Because in Kingsburg, you roll your dice and THEN make your choices.
But in SA, you make your choices, and THEN are screwed over (or rewarded) by the dice.

You can't make any decisions once you've rolled the dice in SA - you are at their probabilistic mercy.
2011-07-02
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Carlos Abrunhosa
Portugal
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Mar 2008*
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Adam Reynolds
United States
New York
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Jun 2011
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John Barry
United States
Mesa
Arizona
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8.7
Dec 2012
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Forrest Bower
United States
Fort Wayne
IN
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Oct 2013
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Jason Wiebe
Canada
Edmonton
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8.5
May 2013
I like it. Fun to play - medium length, lighter depth. Play with the expansion - it's the only way to go!
2009-08-17
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Tony Barber
England
Aylesford
Kent
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8.5
Aug 2010
Nice balanced game. Great fun
2010-08-25
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David Seddon
United Kingdom
Congleton
Cheshire
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8.5
Feb 2012
A fun, slightly more weightier than normal gateway game - certainly as regards the amount of rules. I like the die rolling mechanic which limits rather than decides the game. I like the invading hordes at the end of each year, which seems like a Stephan Feld-type idea. I would have liked them to have slightly more teeth, though. It's also got elements that will remind you of Caylus and several other worker placement games. Perhaps it's slighlty too long for a filler, which seems a shame as it may be even better if it was quicker - but perhaps one could limit time for each decision with a chess clock - maybe not on the first game as there's a lot to learn, but after that. In this respect and a few others, it reminded me a little of Tribune.

The expansion looks very worthwhile.
2012-01-13
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Darren Campbell
Wales
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Jan 2014
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Dimitris Vasiadis
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Vari
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8.2
Mar 2010
Pretty original mechanic the dice placed on the board,but some strategies are better than others. Gotta have the expansion to shine, and still replayability suffers. Excellent board -nice game overall.
2011-09-22
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Juhana Keskinen
Finland
Espoo
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Jan 2012
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Andrew Garinger
United States
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Illinois
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Sep 2008*
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chrisr
United States
Kenosha
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Sep 2009*
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Howard Wagner
United States
Odenton
Maryland
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Dec 2009*
I enjoyed this game immensely. The only negative is that the game seems to go on a bit too long. The positives far outweigh that. The game has dice, but the game really is about how to play the dice and negates the luck factor. I think over the course of the game, it all evens out. There are many ways to bend the rules with the dice as well. I look forward to playing this one again, but with a group that will play quickly.
2008-02-11*
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Douglas King
United States
Sammamish
Washington
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Matt
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Apr 2010
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Andrew Rae
New Zealand
Wellington
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Nov 2009*
The idea is right with plenty of dice and simple rules but it lacks replayability.
2008-04-13*
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Stewart Tame
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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May 2008*
Quite a good game. Beautiful-looking, plays well. Lots going on. I will be happy to play this again, any time.
2008-05-19*
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Jared Heath
United States
Dallas
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Aug 2009*
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Luís Evangelista
Portugal
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Jul 2008*
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Matt Schoonmaker-Gates
United States
San Diego
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Nov 2014
I've only played the computer version against the AI, and I love it. I really want to try a game in real life against people. I love that it uses dice, yet it's not a game of luck, sort of like Settlers of Catan and Stone Age. That is appealing to non-gamers I think.
2009-12-01
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Sean Flynn
United States
Collinsville
Illinois
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Jul 2009*
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Chris Chavis
United States
Wanatah
Indiana
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Jan 2009*
I like this game. Play the Java version all the time on my computer.
2008-11-18*
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Matt Arnold
United States
Westland
Michigan
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Nov 2008*
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Greg Williams
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Feb 2009*
Very nice dicey Eurogame, very well designed.
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Rudi Vanderzeypen
Belgium
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Rick Kimmel
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Waconia
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David Galloway
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Jacob Massey
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Paula Patterson

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Drew Bachmann
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Chapel Hill
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Mar 2014
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David Brauner
United States
Oak Park
Illinois
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Jan 2010*
Big, nice looking game. Fun overall.
2010-01-10
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Kerstin Röhricht
Germany
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Jun 2010
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Andrew Royal
United States
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Feb 2011
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Roy Snyder
United States
Kalamazoo
Michigan
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Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life? Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. Mongol General: That is good! That is good.
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Sep 2011
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Federico Rodríguez García
Spain
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Jun 2010
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Steven Cole
United States
Towson
Maryland
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Escape Velocity Games! Yay!
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Aug 2010
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Daniel Sharp
United States
Austin
Texas
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Nov 2010
Dice rolling done right. I love this game because of its dice, not despite them.
2011-04-20
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David McMurray
United States
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
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Aug 2011
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Wilson Watkins
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Rochester
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Dec 2010
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Dave Weeks
England
Sudbury
Suffolk
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Feb 2011
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Ed Lovell
United States
Tracy
California
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Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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Jul 2011
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Kevin Worth
United States
Roseville
California
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Apr 2012
Cool for a dice-rolling kingdom building game
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