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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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Pat OwlOrbs on the head.
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10
Apr 2015
A really well done game that plays fast and keeps you engaged. The winning combos feel a little scripted but it's still excellent. Hundreds of plays on the original program, even more on the iOS version.

Over 700 plays on iOS now, I stopped logging after 300. I'm liking the game even more.
2015-04-21
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Andrew Brannan
United States
Rockville
Maryland
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10
Oct 2011
Fantastically deep yet simple abstract game.
2008-09-15*
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Barry Figgins
United States
Woodland
California
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10
Oct 2009*
Hits just the right notes of complexity, strategy, ease-of-use and fun. A terrific two-player game.
2009-10-14
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Andrew Tullsen
United States
VANCOUVER
WA
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10
Jan 2013
Simple, fast, portable (how I love those 3 words), engaging, fun.
2009-06-10
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G W M
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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10
Dec 2011
Classic business!
2012-05-06
Owned
Tomek
Bulgaria
Sofia
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10
Mar 2013
Wonderful little game, give it a try.
2012-02-24
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Brendan McGuire
United States
GLENDALE
AZ
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10
Apr 2012
Awesome alternative to playing and losing Chess.
2012-04-08
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Paulo Santoro
Brazil
São Paulo
São Paulo
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9.4
Nov 2014
Starting to play, enjoying a lot.
2013-07-09
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Mário Medeiros
Brazil
Petrópolis
Rio de Janeiro
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9.2
Jul 2015
How can a game be so simple and still so tactic? This is the best combination of box size-tactical-simplicity that a game can be.
2013-05-27
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Bojan Benak
Serbia
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9
Jan 2008*
Works pretty good,units behave as they would in reality (artilery(long range),Spec.forces(agility))...),and you can and you HAVE to think to win (maybe thats why I'm losing ).
2014-10-24
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Mike T
United States
Elk Grove
California
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9
Apr 2008*
Simple, yet deep enough to require well thought out play. Cheap and extremely portable. The free PC version is worth a shot if you are at all curious.
2008-04-12*
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oskari
Finland
Helsinki
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9
Jul 2008*
A very quick two-player card game, with pretty nifty cards. Surprisingly strategic, considering how quick, and easy to explain it is. Pretty much the best value for money and box size since Kutschfahrt. Gets better the more you play it.
2008-07-06*
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James Luksich
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9
Apr 2008*
Very quick, fun and deep game.
2008-04-30*
Jason Henke
United States
Maple Grove
Minnesota
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9
Dec 2009*
**This game is a fantastic value and takes up no space--it is an awesome buy**

A great abstract military themed filler paced game.

It's got real strategy, neat card interactions, and is very easy to learn.

A fantastic lunch time game as it plays at a great pace. I am most pleased with it.

I always have it in the car and I can't say that about many games (It's extremely portable, and the cards are very thick).

This, and Hive, are great games for playing at a pub.
2008-05-01*
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Mark Casiglio
United States
Bethany
Connecticut
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9
May 2008*
Wow! Right now my favorite 2-player filler.
2008-05-04*
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Jared Hageman
United States
Hugo
Minnesota
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9
Sep 2008*
Great bang for the buck and is thing is very addicting.
It took a few plays to click but now it's lots of fun.
Sure it's mostly abstract but artwork and ability of the cards really starts to add some nice thematic touches.
2008-06-19*
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Stephen Tavener
United Kingdom
London
England
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9
Feb 2009*
A big game in a small box. Lots of interesting decisions, mostly tactical, but I liked the way that a killing field naturally emerged between the two armies.
2008-07-03*
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Steve E.
United States
Berkeley
California
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9
Aug 2009*
Quick and dirty. Also awesome.
2008-07-10*
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David Dolzan
Slovenia
Komenda
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9
Dec 2009*
This is, as someone rather aptly put it, a war driven card game - but do not despair if you're not into wargames, this could have easily been an abstract; in fact, the game TBFH 218 reminds me of the most is actually Hive. And there could scarcely have been a better compliment. On the other hand, if you are into wargames, this game also somehow manages to convey the feeling of a battle to the players. A brilliant game!
2008-07-29*
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Chevee Dodd
United States
Fairmont
West Virginia
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9
Jan 2009*
What an amazingly elegant game.
2008-10-05*
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For Trade
Chris Schenck
United States
Dayton
Ohio
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9
Dec 2008*
Outstanding quick-play light strategy game that's extremely portable. It scratches the strategy/tactics itch very well in a 10-20 minute session.
2009-08-06
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lee freeman
United States
florence
South Carolina
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9
Nov 2008*
This is an absolutely fantastic gem of a game. Simple, quick, portable, and loaded with decisions.
2008-11-28*
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Kenny Wang
United States
Temple City
California
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9
Apr 2009*
Great little two player card game. An abstract with a very well implemented theme.
Playing with a consistent opponent seems to always yield new strategies, very fun.
2009-08-07
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Ross H
United States
Park Ridge
Illinois
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9
Apr 2009*
Superb for killing time. Plays VERY fast. Makes you think, but never overthink. Cards are of high quality and design.
2009-04-02
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Leonardo Martino
Italy
Milano
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9
Jul 2010
my best 2 players game: fast and furious, a brain burner! I really really like it!
2010-07-01
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Mark Delesdernier
United States
Metairie
Louisiana
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9
Jul 2014
Only played against a computer AI, but think this game is wonderful. Definitely agree with the designer that different strategies will come up over and over again. Card variety will definitely mean that all strategies won't work all the time so there's definitely a level of improvisation involved in the game... May wind up higher than 8.5; but with it being such a quick game to play, it can get familiar/stale quickly.
2011-06-30
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Chris toph
Germany
Mannheim
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9
Sep 2011
Played the pc version very often. Boy, it's tough.
Great game! I have the original and a smaller pnp version for small tables.
2011-10-19
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Cracky McCracken
United States
Ohio
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9
Dec 2011
Absolutely amazing little card game!!! Get it! Get it! Get it! All boardgamers should carry a deck of these cards around with them at all times. That's a rule i just made up.
2011-12-01
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Shannon Kane
United States
Nashua
New Hampshire
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9
Mar 2013
Very quick game, great to keep on-hand!

Feels much more like a tile game than a thematic card game, but that is a-okay with me.
2013-03-22
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Alex Chen
United States
Colorado
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9
Jul 2013
This game is waaaaaay deeper than it has any right to be, given its simplicity. I've gone through several revolutions of thought over the course of my play, and there's no guarantee I am playing close to optimally *even now,* after hundreds of plays.

One thing I will say is that I strongly disagree with the decision to use old WW2 photos as the art. It makes the game feel stuffy and boring, and it's hard to convince anyone to actually play the damn thing. That said, *if* you can get into it, it's a very strong game that is well worth your time.
2013-07-10
Max Schmalzried
United States
Fuquay Varina
North Carolina
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9
Jul 2014
My go to 2 player filler.
2014-04-16
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Alex Sorbello
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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8.8
Feb 2009*
very fast, deep card driven wargame...
2009-02-27
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tim Tim TIm TIM TIMMY!!
Costa Rica
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8.6
Feb 2010
It's in the Mail - a present from Bractrain5 ( for the Crack head Fire relief program ). I just found this in my suit case from last year, it looks great, need to try it out. Got in 2 games of it, I found it Ok, but I may be missing some strategy, seems like a lot of ties will come of it? Feb. 17th or so I changed from 7.6 to 8.6, this game just rocks, it is so fun. SO So much strategy, I like it more the more I play it. Bought another for $3 in an auction, cause the old one is so so beat up - got to use it at BGF 2014 with MAtt and against Tom
2014-09-16
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Jonathan Harrison
United States
Fisher
Illinois
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8.53
Jul 2013
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2013-06-06
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Jay Borden
United States
Somerset
Massachusetts
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8.5
Feb 2008*
Perfect 2 player tactical filler.
2008-02-24*
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Antti Tahvanainen
Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa
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8.5
Aug 2009*
Nice light battle card game.
2008-07-10*
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Deacon
Canada
Ontario
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8.5
Sep 2008*
Great little warm-up game. Nice, sturdy cards with historic graphics. Simple with just enough complexity to satisfy both wargamers and non-wargamers. Everyone who's played this with me always comes back for more, or goes out and buys it.
2008-09-07*
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Makis Andreou
Cyprus
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8.5
Nov 2008*
Clever little game providing the best value for money from all my other games.

2008-11-12*
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Choubi Gogs
France
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8.5
May 2014
December 2008: Tremendous game, very tactical with a wee bit of strategy.
Fast and furious!

Really cheap and great card quality.

A must have!

May 2009:

I said the game wasn't very strategic. I guess I was kind of wrong, I was going to say that, if it didn't have management, it certainly had deck management... well yeah, I mean, keeping cards now for later uses, not clogging my hanf with too powerful cards. Well this is technically strategy so I guess the game does show a bit of strategy... Not much, but long-term considerations are there(well as uych long term as there could be in a 10m game...)
I would rate it a lot higher, but for a 10 minute game, I can't really do that...

But this is undoubtedly a beautiful game with great replay value.

Ok, so the theme is stretched thin, ok, it could be an abstract...
But hey, name me just one other game with so much tactical decisions with so much replay value, so portable, cheap and intense... I can't think of another. I also think it would appeal to any kind of player.

I'd advise to check out the session reports by chad here
2009-05-23
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Michail Giannis
Greece
Petroupoli/Athens
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8.5
Jan 2010*
A small gem in a small deck of cards. I suggest you buy it.
2009-01-09*
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Mara Saurio
Spain
Valencia
Valencia
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8.5
Nov 2009*
What a nice fast game with lots of choices although the 26 card-decks could seem pretty short in the beginning.
I don't understad how can it be so addictive and replayable, but it is.
Nice surprise of a game. Love the on-line version, too.
2009-01-30*
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Jacob Cassens
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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8.5
Aug 2012
Great little game. A lot of strategy and theme and a lot of fun all wrapped in a tiny package. I highly recommend this for just about anyone. Even got the wife's approval!!
2012-08-08
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J.A.H. van de Laak
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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8.5
Apr 2012
Simple, deep. Portable. Great game.
2012-10-09
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Jordi Gecu

Figueres
Catalunya
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8.5
Dec 2012
Good filler.
Simple wargame based on cards, mistakes is not allowed, if you make a mistake you are lost.
2013-05-03
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Ian Moffett
United Kingdom
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8.5
Apr 2012
This is a really good game for 2. Dead easy to learn and can be taught in 5 minutes. Enjoyed playing this.
2012-04-24
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Yours Truly,
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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8.2
Jan 2012
Fun quick strategic game, good for travel - bring this and Hive to the airport and you’re set!
2009-02-01*
Ted Kowalczyk
United States
Somonauk
Illinois
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8
Nov 2007*
Fun Game!
2007-11-18*
Kevin Nunn
United States
Houston
Texas
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8
Nov 2007*
Rating based on prototype play at BGG.Con 2006.

Update: Picked up a copy of the finished product at BGG.Con 2007. Can't wait to try it out!
2007-11-20*
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Michael Brugato
United States
Federal Way
Washington
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8
Feb 2008*
Deep, quick, fun little filler.
2008-02-08*
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Jeff Brown
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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8
Feb 2008*
update: My students at school love this short game and so do I.

This is an addicting short abstract strategy game. It's abstract but the theme works really well and I think adds to the experience. I've only played the downloaded computer version but I'll be getting this game when it comes out in print. Give it a try online for free to see if you'll like it.
2008-02-09*
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