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Josh Adelson
United States
Columbia
South Carolina
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10
Jul 2003*
Extremely impressive Kramer game--better than all the rest put together, in my opinion. Well, okay, I lied, but I like it a bunch. People who complain about its downtime are the same ones who don't study the board and complain when they lose to somebody coming up from behind at the end--in other words, losers. This game has the potential for more enjoyable in-game kibitzing and interaction than any other Kramer game that I've played.
2003-07-07*
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Doug Smith
United States
North East
Pennsylvania
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10
Jul 2005*
This game continues to amaze me, in part because I never come close to winning it. It combines a traditional auction with an aggressive (your animals die!) area control platform. Downtime is minimal for a 6 player game because you can win the auction to take an action during each player's turn. Finally, there are lots of ways to score victory points which adds a nice layer of complexity.
2005-07-16*
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Curtis Mason
United States
Heyburn
Idaho
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10
Sep 2005*
One of my GOLD STANDARD games. This is a game that I measure others to. I have to tweak the rules a little to fit with my group.
2005-09-17*
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Troy Zigler
United States
Huntsville
Alabama
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10
Dec 2007*
Wow, I love this game! A lot of different mechanics (auction, conflict, building, area control) that somehow fit well into one game. Plays best with 6 people. I find I really enjoy games that contain some conflict but the conflict is not the primary goal of the game. People tend to win this game if they can manage to stay out of conflict, not make enemies, and still expand. Generally, I really think this game is underrated.
2007-12-10*
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Victor Aldridge
United States
Terre Haute
Indiana
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10
Feb 2007*
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Mark Wechter
United States
Oregon
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10
Aug 2007*
Love this game-- don't know why, but can't get enough.
2007-08-01*
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Alain Renaud
Canada
Québec
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10
Jun 2010
Awesome game. In my top 5!!
2010-06-06
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Jeff Goostrey
United Kingdom
St Austell
Cornwall
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10
Jul 2014
Great game need to play more often.
2011-07-03
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Nasia Alevizos
New Zealand
Wellington
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10
Sep 2008*
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David Kromnow
Sweden
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10
Nov 2009*
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Nick Szegedi
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Aug 2010
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j snape
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10
Mar 2015
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Ray
United States
Carpentersville
Illinois
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9.5
Mar 2007*
Not since Die Macher have I seen such a complex blend of chaos and analytics. It's like Tikal meets Modern Art meets Princes of Florence. Many games have tough tactical choices (with only one dominant optimal strategy), but this is one of the richest games for tough strategic choices. I haven't even come close to trying all the different strategies this game provides. (I do know how to be in 1st place and not have it be a disadvantage -- beware the intelligence trap!). Unlike most games having the most VPs does not mean you're closest to winning because the early and middle game is a battle of potential to score, not actual score (actual score reduced potential to score). This building of potential to score but not actual score is a subtle "cold war" arms race that is quite unique.

Like Tikal some folks have problems with length and downtime. The only answer for such a group is to play the game more to build an instinct for what works and what doesn't. (90-120 min game)
2007-03-27*
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Matt Carlson
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
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9.2
Jan 2009*
A good length strategy game, player interaction is much more significant than might be noticed at first glance.
2005-11-02*
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Ash Patil
United States
Manhattan Beach
California
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9
Jun 2003*
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Greg deBeer
United States
Oakland
California
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9
Jul 2003*
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Gerry Standerline
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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9
Apr 2004*
Excellent game that has a strong feeling for the theme rather than being abstract.
2004-04-17*
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uwe eickert
United States
Fremont
Ohio
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9
Jul 2008*
On my top 10 list. Very good "screw your neighbor" game mechanics and very replayable!
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2008-07-10*
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Scott Larabee
United States
Renton
Washington
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9
Aug 2004*
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matthew wickline
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Nov 2004*
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Jeff Luck
United States
Sandy
Utah
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9
Dec 2004*
Wow, much better than expected.
2004-12-28*
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George Pletz
United States
Elizabethtown
Pennsylvania
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9
Feb 2005*
Clementoni edition.A great synthesis of card play, tile placement, and area control mechanics. Wildlife offers players an array of interesting play options. Plays well with three to five players. Components ranged from very good (the cards) to below average (the tiles). The first game was alittle long. And while the length has not decreased significantly in five subsequent times I have played it since, my enjoyment has grown. Numerous options within a graspable framework! That said, it's appeal will be such only to experienced boardgamers who give it the time. And after I hit the dime, I was sold.Another great Wolfgang Kramer game!
2005-02-13*
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Ken Dozier
United States
Wilson
North Carolina
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9
Apr 2005*
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Mario T. Lanza
United States
Camp Hill
Pennsylvania
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9
May 2005*
I enjoy exploring its strategies and tactics. Well liked by my friends.
2010-11-09
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Marvin Raab
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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9
Jun 2005*
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Michael Parkhurst
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Jul 2005*
Played once - liked it very much. Recently ordered my own copy. Wonderfully well-integrated mechanics. Lots of tough decisions & multiple viable strategies to win.
2005-07-13*
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Brett Paul
United States
Denver
Colorado
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9
Nov 2005*
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staffan t
Sweden
Unspecified
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9
Jan 2006*
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irwin hurst
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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May 2006*
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Joel Weeks
United States
Roswell
Georgia
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9
Oct 2008*
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Eric Humrich
Germany
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9
Jun 2007*
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Paul Butler
United States
Glen Burnie
Maryland
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9
Jul 2007*
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Dan Rivera
United States
Fountain
Colorado
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9
May 2008*
A mean Euro game...say it isnt so. This is one of the few euro style games that has direct conflict and I realy enjoy it because of it.
2008-05-28*
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Bill Paradise
United States
Glassboro
New Jersey
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9
Oct 2008*
This game is mean. If you don't like cutthroat games then stay away from this one. I however love them and this is the granddaddy of them all. The game looks great and plays even better. I am sooo glad that I bought this game as it can be a difficult one to find.

This is one of my all time favorites to play. I love this game.
2009-12-12
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Brent Johnson
United States
Washington
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9
Dec 2008*
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Christophe Noelmans
Belgium
Veurne
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9
Mar 2009*
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Wolfram Püchert
Germany
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Unspecified
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9
May 2009*
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Frank Rudloff
Germany
Essen
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9
Jul 2009*
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Renate Cloake
United Kingdom
Worthing
West Sussex
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Oct 2012
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Sigvald Thorsen
Norway
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May 2010
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Bharath Agraharam
United States
San Francisco
CA
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Feb 2011
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2011-02-09
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Ulrich Fonrobert
Germany
Wachtberg
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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Nov 2012
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Joe J.
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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8.998
Feb 2007*
Wow, is this ever a fun game! Better with at least four, haven't tried with 5 or 6 yet, but really want to. I love the 'screwage' and the game itself is very well-made. Sure to become a group favorite!
2007-02-10*
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Marc B.
United States
Palm Bay
Florida
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8.8
Jun 2007*
Have only played it as 2 player so far. The mixture of mechanics in this game is great. I enjoy the amount of player conflict verses area control. the scoring mechanics are interesting. Figuring out how to maximize your score is a lot of fun but can cause a bit of AP sometimes. There are a lot of choices in this game and the different ones can drastically change your outcome. I look forward to playing this with more than 2 and will update this rating after that.
2007-06-26*
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Juan José Fernández Quiroga
Chile
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8.7
Apr 2007*
Prestado a Pepe Palma
2007-04-28*
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air show
Italy
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8.6
Mar 2012
one of the best area control & placement game. maybe better than El Grande (maybe). a great surprise!
2011-10-16
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Peter Marchlewitz
Canada
Unspecified
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8.5
Sep 2003*
This is a very good game. It provides lots opportunity for strategy. My wife likes this one a lot. Components are very nice...
2003-09-24*
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Jerry Haerle
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
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8.5
Feb 2005*
Very good game. Good mechanics & many choices to formulate a winning strategy from.
2005-02-08*
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William (Andy) Anderson
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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8.5
May 2005*
Very good area control game that's quite a bit of fun and plays with up to 6 players. Lots of nice bits, and auction element adds lots more spice. Uberplay did a nice job with the rules.
2005-05-31*
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S Czuba
United States
Franklin
Massachusetts
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8.5
Aug 2005*
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