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Steve Smith
Canada
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10
Apr 2007*
gregory duff
United States
Ft.Worth
Texas
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10
Aug 2007*
Nick Szegedi
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Oct 2007*
Ok...sure, I was skeptical on this awesome move rendition of the game! I was amazed how well and quick (and easy) it plays! I think this is got to be one of the BEST/quickest little war campaign games to date- NICE JOB Andrew! The artwork and film/scene pics and quotes on the cards captures the feel of the epic Battle of Thermopylae depicted in "300". Oh- and the 17-Adult "rating" on the game reminded me of going to the movies-clever!!!
2007-10-18*
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steve nuts
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Oct 2007*
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Christopher Guild
United States
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Jan 2008*
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Seth Howard
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9.5
Dec 2007*
Heck of a good time. Logged 3 games on the first night and each one was a blast.
2007-12-08*
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Kyle Volker
United States
South Bound Brook
New Jersey
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9
Jan 2008*
Excellent game. Looking forward to adding it to my collection.
2008-01-29*
Howard Adams
United States
Oregon
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9
Jun 2008*
I've lowered my rating just a little. I still enjoy it as a great 'movie' game because it captures the complete feel of the movie.
2008-06-06*
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Mike Malley
United States
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9
Aug 2011
Quality is all over the map, but game-play is aces. There's luck in both the dice and card draw, but you play the game for the narrative you'll create.
2011-08-29
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Christian Millar
Canada
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8.5
Apr 2007*
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Mike Holyoak
United States
Idaho Falls
Idaho
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8
Jul 2008*
A nice amount of tactics packed into a tight 30-minute "war game."
And every game is really close!
2007-04-06*
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Gabriel Lodi
Brazil
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Apr 2007*
David Fox
Canada
Ontario
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8
Jul 2011
This game is a nice surprise! Great look, nice components and given the subject matter NECA was able to put together a fun game.
2008-02-18*
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Gary Krockover
United States
Georgetown
Texas
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Aug 2008*
A fun 'lite' wargame that I enjoyed playing with my boys (ages 9 & 10). Especially nice that 3 (and 4 even) player rules are included so that we could all enjoy the game together. Seemed like victory was hard to obtain for the Spartans, one of us got to 35 of the needed 50 points for the win before "time" ran out. Will try it again soon, I'm sure.

Tried again and got a Spartan win with 2 turns remaining. Took a different tactical approach (bringing Leonidas out of the Hot Gates and filling up his battle space with 3 additional Spartans due to card play). We had a great time.
2008-08-14*
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T C
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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8
Jun 2009*
Quick and enjoyable game.
2009-06-18
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Barry Wonson
Australia
Wollongong
New South Wales
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8
Aug 2009*
Oberon Sexton
United States
Warrenton
USA
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May 2011
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Tyrone Q
United Kingdom
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Jan 2012
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Cat Sync
United States
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May 2012
United States
Ohio
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We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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Dec 2013
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Tom Decker
United States
Foothill Ranch
California
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7.7
Oct 2007*
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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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7.5
Jul 2009*
A fun and interesting dice fest, and quite thematic. Hard to win as the Spartans, as it should be. Gift to Seth.
2009-07-30
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Joseph LaClair
United States
Watertown
New York
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7.5
Feb 2008*
Not bad for the price, plays quick but is hard for the spartans which I guess is like the movie. Still can be a fun little game.
2008-02-03*
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Leo Zappa
United States
Aliquippa
Pennsylvania
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7.5
May 2008*
5/9/2008: Just got it - will play vs. my wife tomorrow, and then rate! The game looks fantastic!
5/12/2008: First play with my wife, who was the person I most had in mind when I bought the game. We both agree it is a fun, easy to learn game. It appears to deliver just the right amount of lighter-weight casual gameplay we were looking for, in a reasonable time frame and with loads of theme!
2008-05-12*
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Krzysztof Zięba
Poland
Kraków
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7.5
Jul 2008*
A good, quick, dice- and card-driven game, and a cool theme to match (since I am a fan of both the graphic novel and the movie).

Check out my Bulletpoint Review for more detail.
2009-06-21
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Pete Winkel
United States
Reisterstown
Maryland
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7.5
Nov 2012
A fun AT dice fest with simple, yet well designed rules. Variation from play to play will only come from the fact that you'll only see so many action cards per game.
2009-12-13
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David Baskeyfield
United Kingdom
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7.5
Aug 2015
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7.1
Oct 2007*
A surprising little gem which plays out with some strategy when using the variant card hand rules. This is an entry level wargame and would be pure Ameritrash if it had plastic bits. Lots of dice rolling. Follows the movie (the 2007, not the 1963 version) with the main characters present. The components are nice with a large mounted board, though the cards are a bit thin and would do well with sleeves.
2007-10-20*
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Luciana Bacci
Brazil
São Paulo
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Apr 2007*
Jeff Khoury
United States
White Oak
Pennsylvania
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Sep 2008*
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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Sep 2010
It is a dice fest, but it is short, engaging, and a lot of fun! Nice components.
2010-09-11
Peter Jankowski
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Oct 2007*
Randal Lloyd
United States
Matthews
North Carolina
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Nov 2009*
I think this is a great fast paced that sums up the feel of the movie while allowing a little gaming to take place. The game relies heavily on dice rolls but still offers some tactical planning opportunities.
2008-02-07*
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Jimmie Pierce
United States
Lawton
Oklahoma
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May 2009*
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Jonathan Franklin
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Feb 2010
Chris Walkley
United Kingdom
Birmingham
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Nov 2007*
Fun light wargame. Nothing too challenging, but an enjoyable diversion. Just like the film really.
2007-11-19*
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Shawn Bowers
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Oct 2008*
Very fun, quick 2 player game.
2009-03-19
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Mark Farr
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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Jul 2008*
I really like this game. It remains the nicest surprise out of all the games I have purchased to date. There is a satisfying quality to the way it plays out, and there are some little touches that really impress me. My son loves it, which almost makes a game a winner for me on it's own.
2008-01-13*
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Chris Talbot
Canada
Fort Smith
Northwest Territories
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Oct 2009*
March 1, 2008 -- Simple, but good fun. I wouldn't mind picking this up as a filler game. 7/10
2008-05-29*
Erik Lind
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
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Mar 2008*
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Clint
United States
Austin
Texas
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Mar 2008*
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shane Marolf
United States
watertown
New York
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Mar 2008*
Love the theme, had a good time playing
2008-03-23*
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Dan Hyer
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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The die is cast.
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7
May 2008*
Surprisingly good for a 30 minute wargame. I could see this getting old after multiple plays or so, but until then... Usually a movie franchise tie-in would be a kiss of death but not so in this case. One of the things that gives this a boost in the ratings is its rich theme. I'm sure that if I had seen the movie I'd probably give this a higher rating. There doesn't seem to be as much room for strategy as I'd like. I think that this would be a great game for playing with teenage boys.
2008-05-02*
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Germany
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May 2008*
I didn't watch the movie because I thought it was fascist propaganda. But that doesn't matter since I'm rating the game here. This is a simple wargame which is definitely luck heavy. However, it is also very thematic and this makes the game shine. Personally I would prefer historical artwork instead of bare breasted Spartans fighting in thongs, but the game is so much more fun when speaking and visualizing the movie quotes while playing a card. If every eurogame out there was replaced by a games base on an action movie, I think the gaming world would be a better place.
2008-05-27*
Terence
Singapore
Singapore
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May 2008*
Lawrence K
United States
Rhode Island
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Nov 2008*
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Peter Sbirakos
Australia
Canberra, ACT
ACT
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Nov 2008*
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Mark Chaplin
United Kingdom
Nottingham
Ice-choked tower, Mondavia, Nanglangka.
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Jun 2008*
FAST-PACED AND EFFICIENT HACK-FEST.

Very few people will have come knocking on the spiked gate of 300: The boardgame for an accurate game depiction of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. If they do, they will inevitably be disappointed; they'll have to spy elsewhere for a more faithful recreation of one of history's most famous last stands against overwhelming hordes - because this game is dripping with atmosphere dragged from the much hated/loved Hollywood movie. BTW, I fall solidly on the side of those in love with the film's aesthetic. In fact, I defy anyone not to be mesmerised by the painting-like look to some of the scenes; the galleys gripped by a storm-tossed sea, and the virgin seer writhing amidst ghostly smoke, spring to mind. Obviously the Matrix-styled melee scenes, and the videogame boss structure to the encounters, draw in a certain rapturous crowd, but that shouldn't repel the masses from seeing the artistry of the film...
I digress. I love the film.
So what do I think of this board and counters rendition of a digital masterpiece?
Awesome!

For your gold, you get a huge board, depicting the Hot Gates and the seafront, that is as utilitarian as El Grande or Carcassone the Castle, with a score track about the board's perimeter. There are no plastic Spartans. Or Persians. This is not a bad thing as I think it would cheapen the effort here. The forces are all depicted on circular card counters - with movie stills illustrating the magnicent, masked Persian warriors, Spartans, etc. Double sided, the counters must be flipped to indicate wounding or blood-splattered death; this is why including models would have been a tragedy - unless they featured Heroclix-type bases, I suppose.

The rules are clear and simple: a strength. The hunchback making his miserable way along a 6-space goatpath is the game's countdown timer. Cardplay - inspired by filmic events and bearing laconic quotes - also interupts the game's simple phases in powerful outcome-altering ways.
Like most combat heavy games, 300 features huge amounts of dice rolling, but, with card use, and effective force management, you can limit poor results; this is what raises the game above the level of Risk. Huge swathes of Persians must be dismembered for the Spartans to advance, so you really do have to hack and slash your way through piles of enemy counters.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen an uber-Persian counter for the sword-armed monster (expansion material?). I would also have liked an identical set of black dice included for the Persians to toss across the battlefield (I remedied this with spare dice of my own anyhow). But these are barely flesh wounds on the Spartan King.

KING LEONIDAS:

1. Quick gameplay.
2. Brilliant theme.
3. Simple setup.
4. Plenty of carnage.
5. Closely-matched gameplay

GOD-KING XERXES:

1. Functional board.
2. Dicefest.
3. Not enough dice for fest.
4. Slightly tricky card rulings (well, for my dad).

300 is deceptive. It appears low brow gaming, a quick tie-in. But do not let the Persian wizards misdirect you, 300 is a quick-fire experience that plays well, is a huge amount of fun, and features strategic layers not immediately apparent on your first play or two.
This is the best film-to-boardgame I've played.

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2011-03-03
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United States
The enclave, Newark
California
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Aug 2013
Extremely fast game! Great fun to toss a bunch of dice around and see the body count rise. It's a must the Spartans get out of the Hot Gates in order to score those Glory Points. Great game that will have you spouting lines from the movies as you play.






"Spartans....prepare for glory!"
2011-08-27
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dave boulton
United Kingdom
etchingham
E. Sussex
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Sep 2008*
Violent and fast game of the movie, fun with a quick play time, in my experience very hard for the persians to win, really good filler game as so quick to play, easy to teach too, the componants are good (though cards could have been of better quality) but teh board seems unecessarily big to me *shrugs* oh well minor niggles on a likable game
2008-09-17*
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