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Paul Ollenberger
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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10
May 2010
This has pretty much become the standard around here... if someone asks to play a board game they usually mean this.
2009-07-22
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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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10
Feb 2015
Love the theme & the components are great! Winning majorities in adventure tokens is really important, even more so if you can crown Conan (or"cown Cronan" as it's become known).

I took me a while to fully understand the rules & various phases of gameplay but I like games that require some work. Play time seems to be about 1 hour per player.

I think this is pretty good with 2, 3 or 4 players. The gameplay is better with less players but it's a shame to not use the whole board & all the powers ... so I'm happy to play either way.

Notes to self: you can 'siege' opponent's towers as well as use intrigue (but only if there are no enemy army units there for intrigue contests); 'control' means having a control marker (i.e. any building) in the province (but the player aid is wrong about final scoring - towers do not give VP).
2012-04-08
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Sebastian Lamch
Poland
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10
May 2014
I love this game and I know that if authors make better instruction - it would be a bestseller. Great figs, much to do, but time is running fast. Great game!
2014-07-29
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Vincent Darlage
United States
Columbus
Indiana
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10
Jul 2010
Acquired in 2010. I love playing this game. The authors have hit the right chord with atmosphere and strategy.
2015-05-03
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Saminathan Masuru
United Kingdom
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10
Mar 2012
This is a great game. My girlfriend and I have played it together several times and we find it more and more interesting with each play. It is so much fun that we have actually had some disputes over the game, which I think simply goes to show how much we both get into the game while playing.

I actually usually lose when we play this game because my mentality is more suited to a straightforward wargame setting where you just build up your armies then go smash your enemies into the dust. This tactic never seems to work though because although I manage to conquer more provinces than my girlfriend (my usual gaming buddy) she always gets ahead on the other stuff and wins by a couple of victory points. Really frustrating but strangely I really enjoy playing the game, even when I lose at the end.
2012-03-19
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Tamás Szabó
Hungary
Budapest
Pest
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10
Oct 2012
Being a Robert E. Howard fan, Age of Conan is a huge surprise for me. The game captures the atmosphere of the short stories and novelettes by Howard fine. I like the wargame level in the game, and the adventures also bring life to the board. The Kingdom cards are astonishing with the comic graphics! The overall quality is what you can expect from FFG. This is an absolute must-have for a Conan-fan!
Crom, count the dead!!! ;X

Update on 23 January, 2013.
As far as I can judge, the balanced randomness of the game provides enough space for cunning and bloody strategies and it recquires permanent adaptation to the changing circumstances. There are turns in the game when diplomacy is dominant or when more military actions come forward.

Update on 24 November, 2013.
Age of Conan is still the best one in my collection. We keep playing the game and it's amazing.
2014-02-15
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Gabriele Tornar
Italy
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Unspecified
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9.5
Mar 2009*
Just bought after trying it in Lucca Games. I think I still like its "older brother" War of the Ring more as a two-players game, but Age of Conan is definitely a better 3/4 players game.
2009-03-05
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Charles Lucas
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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9.3
Dec 2012
received 12/6/12. Looking forward to first game.

Finished first game, and I can safely say this is the best game in my collection hands down. If you ever thought of buying this game YOU SHOULD.
2012-12-10
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Delfino Massimo
Italy
Varazze ( SV )
Italy
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9
Mar 2009*
Strategy, environment, entertainment, fortune.
A novel written by you
2009-03-10
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Alessio Serafini
United Kingdom
London
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9
Nov 2009*
Love this game. How the treacherous politics and undercover scheming are conveyed, and how the prominence of Conan's impact and (bulky) personality is integrated in a tense multiplayer game. Don't understand detractors: they certainly weren't thinking of a game set in what is Conan's 'own' universe, where one could play Conan directly and leave other players a shot at winning??
2014-10-27
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Jur dj
Netherlands
Leiden
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9
Oct 2008*
shaping up really well. can't wait till it is released and it can be played in full.
2008-10-27*
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The Fiend
United States
Avon Lake
Ohio
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9
Feb 2013
10 = Favorite Medium Heavy multi-player game.
It took several plays to get it down but this game is another WINNER from the Italian Stallions game group (Nexus/FF). They came up with the PERFECT way of handling Conan as no one plays him but all the players bid for his help. This totally fits his idium. Ingenious system for an amazingly fun game. Much of this game is comparable to WoTR and I would call them sister games. I pimped the game out painting the minis and then making picture counters of them for ease of board space.
2013-02-01
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Martin
Sweden
Solna
Stockholm
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9
Sep 2009*
Captures the world of Conan surprisingly well! May seem fairly average at first play but it definitely grows on you.
2010-12-30
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Jason Pott
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Mar 2009*
After years of playing ELRIC: The Board Game, AoC has some of the same feel as that game. But as far as Conquests of Hyborian Provinces go, the game is on a completely different level. Seiges & Battles don't determine who owns a Province--Conquests do. So after finishing one form of military conflict, another follows to determine if your Kingdom manages to expand it's boarders. This is a great game & the presence of Conan in military conflicts really adds to the excitement. It's Fate Dice mechanic is also another excellent addition to the game. Add this to Kingdom & Strategy cards & you have a very well thought out game which satisfies anyone who likes conquest strategy games. & if you are a fan of Conan pulp fiction then this game is for you.
2009-03-29
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Rich Radgoski
United States
Gouldsboro
Pennsylvania
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9
Mar 2009*
I rate this gae a 9 after 2 plays (4 player games both). We'll see if the same game plays out differently (holding the 9) or the same...

2009-03-23
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Alan Richbourg
United States
Arlington
Texas
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This is Kyoshi, our adopted Shiba Inu.
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9
Jul 2009*
It takes only one game to completely assimilate what at first seems like a lot of rules. All parts of the game flow together seamlessly, creating an epic overall narrative, which has a lot of randomness and great replay value. I've dropped my rating by half a point due to some vague areas in the rules the designers haven't addressed, then bumped it back up to 9 after a stunning triumph with Stygia. :-)
2009-07-13
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Adam Deverell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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9
Mar 2012
This is my AT guilty treat, and the more I play it the more I enjoy it - over in three hours, nice abstract and euro elements (bidding for Conan, collecting adventure tokens/sets), empire building without resources (which gives me headaches) and avoids over reliance on Risk-like combat between players.


Not the most strategic game I've played - the fate dice ensures a lot of tactical decisions. But there's enough to think about and do (I still don't make full use of the Kingdom Cards) to bring decent repeat play to the table. Can understand why a lot don't like it, as some of the mechanics appear tacked on and a bit screwy, but it really works for me.
2012-03-26
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Josh P.
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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9
Feb 2010
Feels a bit like Warrior Knights and War of the Ring, but provides enough new stuff and is easier to grasp. Lots of fun, but I need a few more plays to determine if it will be one of my favs.
2010-02-20
Edward Woods
United States
New York
New York
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9
Jun 2009*
An excellent game, great replay value one of my new favorites.
2009-09-18
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Ewelina i Wojtek
Poland
Gdynia
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9
Jul 2009*
Erast: 8
Ewejka: 10
2009-07-30
Simon Jack
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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9
Dec 2010
By Crom, it's a game.

It doesn't feel like the adventures of Conan, but it does feel like Hyboria.
2009-09-06
Owned
Sarge in charge!
Germany
Bremen
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Why should I fret in microcosmic bonds / That chafe the spirit, and the mind repress / When through the clouds gleam beckoning beyonds / Whose shining vistas mock man's littleness?
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9
Sep 2011
Conan, what's best in life? To krush yur enemies, se dem driven befoa yu, and hear ze lamentations of ze women!

A great game, that captures some of the flavour of the old R.E.Howard stories, combined with a smooth gameplay and cool components. Plays well with 2, but gets better with 3 or 4 (if you want to see more direct confrontation and battles).
2011-10-07
Owned
Alison Arantes
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
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9
May 2012
Good game but a bit longer for my taste!
Waiting for the expansion.
2015-05-10
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Luis Paulino Mora Lizano
Costa Rica
Asunción de Belén
Heredia
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9
Jan 2014
Game based on the Hyborean Age, an alternative early History of Mankind by Robert E. Howard. Players represent powers struggling to control the known Earth using military and diplomatic methods. Nevertheless, they have to keep an eye on Conan, a free soul that wanders around and that can be helpful if in your side and dangerous if not. Nice light multiplayer wargame for those, like me, that want a little bit more strategy than just defeating your adversaries and conquer all around. Its main mechanic, the action dice, is borrowed from other design from the same authors, War of the Ring, and is one of the best features of the game.
2010-04-02
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Chad Coffman
United States
Timberville
Virginia
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9
Oct 2011
Awesome war game with interestingly random 'Conan' effect. Not necessarily a game of domination, but of using the right circumstances to win.
2010-07-29
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