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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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10
Oct 2013
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2013-10-28
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oskari
Finland
Helsinki
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8
Nov 2008*
This rating is for the original card game. The newer board game version is a complete waste of shelf space since it does not add anything to the game.

I usually dig these "cards with multiple uses" schemes, and this game is no exception. Gets a bit AP prone in the end, though.

Does not work very well with five players.
2010-04-04
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Johannes Wentu
Italy
Parma
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7.5
Mar 2010
Quite simple, fun, maybe not too deep but rather interesting when you need to choose between complete a shipment or advance in the company.
2010-03-05
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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7
Jun 2009*
Does Borneo have a national flag?
2009-06-04
Owned
Calm Fluffy Bunnies
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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7
Jan 2011
Nice little set collection game.
2011-01-13
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Stefano Castelli
Italy
Rome
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6.5
Feb 2009*
Comment based on the second edition (Board game, not card game). A nice set-collection game, with very nice graphics and good components. It may seem a little too much luck-based at first, but after a few games you'll be able to understand the subtle mechanics and it'll become clear how to manage the various expeditions. This is a game very difficult to appreciate by one or two sessions.
2008-11-18*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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6
Sep 2009*
Odd game that feels like you have little control. Things might get better with more plays or with 3/5 instead of 4.
2007-11-25*
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Marco Calcaterra
Italy
Roma
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6
Jan 2008*
Tried only with 5 players and didn't seem to work so well, but the mechanics are nice and I may be willing to play it again with less players.

The card design may be better, since the character cards are definitely too similiar (same background colour? Very weird decision).
2008-01-02*
Jason Cheng
United States
Catonsville
Maryland
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6
Feb 2008*
Although the aspect of vying for control of the company was somewhat interesting, I found it taking place occasionally, and only when someone had amassed enough cards in hand to attempt this possibly costly gamble. The use of flags as majority control for a port was innovative, but as the game went on it quickly became repetitive and tedious. Nice concepts, marred by poor implementation.
2008-02-19*
Gerald Rüscher
Germany
Paderborn
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6
Jan 2009*
Yet another game of set collection. Played it once with 5 players. With 5 players the influence of a single player seems to be too weak. May be better with fewer players. Also the graphics are nice but confusing.
2009-01-29*
David Brain
United Kingdom
London, UK
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6
Jun 2009*
The company politics aspect is terrific, and balances well with the missions aspect. But they both feel slightly short-changed by the speed with which the game runs - as there is no real strategic path here, you are reduced at times to a wait-and-hope approach. And games in which you can set-up a subsequent player in the hope they will help you can backfire in some groups.
2009-04-06
CB Droege
United States
Ohio
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6
Apr 2011
Fun economic game. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing really memorable either.
2011-04-16
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D Paul Hopkins
United Kingdom
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
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6
Oct 2013
Rules on SkyDrive
2012-06-16
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Alessandro Dipace
Italy
Cabiate CO
Lombardia
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6
Feb 2013
Gioco freddo e asciutto a discapito del divertimento anche se è da apprezzare il regolamento semplice e chiaro, la durata contenuta e la mancanza di alea. La fortuna può apparire se si gioca con un giocatore distratto che regala favori a chi gli gioca dopo. Nel complesso le partite potrebbero risultare un po' ripetitive anche in virtù di poche varianti strategiche. Un gioco che richiede concentrazione nella valutazione delle proprie mosse. L'ambientazione è quanto di più lontano possa esistere.
2014-05-28
David Molina López (ReD FeniX)
Spain
Valencia
Valencia
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5.8
Nov 2013
Juego sencillo de cartas con soporte de tablero, no está mal la idea, pero le faltan algunas vueltas para convertirlo en un juego mejor.
2013-11-27
Michel Condoroussis
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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5.5
Nov 2009*
based on one play: lot of options here, where timing is important as you want to be the one to complete missions and then ship out your goods based on predetermined packages of goods, in which there are a limited amount. Completing the mission ensures that you get at least one card and likely two. The only problem is that you also have to fight for position on each color, but you cannot defend yourself, not sure why it was made that way, but it kind of ruins the game as you hope others do not attack you.
2009-11-07
Pascal Staelens
Belgium
Near Ghent
Eastern Flanders
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5.25
Feb 2009*
somehow a nice idea, but it ain't worked out well. We played it by four and hardly one got to achieve a special task-card. We ran out of card so fast... we all stayed hungry for a good game.
2009-02-09*
Ken Shoda
Japan
Zushi
Kanagawa
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5
Apr 2011
Mike, Jacob, I thought it is interesting....
2007-10-28*
Tero H
Finland
Vantaa
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5
Sep 2013
It's a bit dull and broken, but with some fixes Borneo might be satisfying game. But I quess it won't get a new chance because there are so much more potential for many other new games...
2007-11-04*
Mike Siggins
England
Cambridge
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5
Jul 2008*
One play. Only barely below good game status. Will need to play again. Bought!
2007-11-29*
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Charles A. Davis
United States
Greeneville
TN
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5
Dec 2007*
Need to play again. It is quick once everyone understands the play. Decent game.
2007-12-01*
Piet Lavens
Belgium
Deerlijk
West-Vlaanderen
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5
Feb 2009*
Can somebody tell me what we did wrong? This game just doesn't work.
2009-02-10*
Byron Olson
United States
Ramsey
Minnesota
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4.5
Jan 2014
Disappointingly dull.
2014-01-22
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W. Eric Martin
United States
Apex
North Carolina
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Oct 2010
While Borneo portrays players as the heads of shipping companies who are moving goods to fulfill demands, the game play felt more like you were moving pieces of paper around somewhat randomly for a half-hour, then declaring someone the victor. One player described the game as “set collection crossed with a lazy Susan.”

For my complete review, head to Boardgame News.
2008-11-22*
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Ken Shogren
United States
Rochester
Michigan
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4
Sep 2010
I think we missed something in the basics of the game play because something seemed like it was missing and just wasn't working. I liked the concept of the mechanisms, but the actual game play didn't come together. Rating is based on the play and the subsequent discussion that concluded we didn't really know what went wrong. Needs an additional play and/or corrections. Might be able to be turned into something better. Really hope it was just a missed rule.
2010-09-27
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Emile de Maat
Netherlands
Hengelo
Overijssel
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3.5
Oct 2008*
Very little control. Unless you have the opportunity to finish a harbour, your efforts are unlikely to pay off. In other games, I still had some fun despite the low level of control, but in this game, it felt rather annoying.
2008-10-27*
Mikko Ämmälä
Finland
Oulu
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3
Dec 2010
Boring and seen dozens of times
2010-12-06
Larry Chong
United States
Kendall Park
New Jersey
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3
Nov 2008*
Borneo is boring. Still looking for the fun...
2008-11-17*
Steve Hughes
United States
Orlando
Florida
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Borneo --
2010-10-06
Owned
Sergio Roscini
Italy
Perugia
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2012-02-20
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Sergio Roscini
Italy
Perugia
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2012-02-20
Owned
Tetsuya Yamashita
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保留
2013-08-24
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rizkar
United States
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Below average card game, great theme.
2010-11-23
Ed Kubiak
United States
Perrysburg
Ohio
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December 2010 - Thank you Tanga! Awesome deal, looking forward to giving this game a try!
2010-12-25
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Ludo
Canada
Gatineau
Québec
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Complete / Complet
2012-03-04
Owned
Taneli Armanto
Finland
FIN-21530 PAIMIO
Finland, Europe
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Bought 2011-April-05
Never played
2012-03-26
Owned
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Brian Eggert
United States
Piscataway
New Jersey
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2007. hand mgt, set coll, stock hldg

Others say: odd game, little control, boring
2012-06-16
Don Schiewer
United States
Blacksburg
Virginia
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In Shrink
2012-12-10
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ronald fraigun
United States
Tujunga
California
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box 07
2013-06-08
Owned
Tim Cunningham
United States
Seattle
Washington
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.99 at GW 6/20.
Missing instructions
2013-06-21
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Jeff Boes
United States
Saint Joseph
Michigan
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Purchased new from Tanga.
2014-01-15
Owned
Tom C.
United States
Missouri
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New in shrink.
2014-06-03
Owned
For Trade
Evan Edwards
United States
Tennessee
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AENL
2015-05-15
Owned

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