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Maciek U
United States
Cromwell
Connecticut
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10
Feb 2010
Owned
Bob Rademaker
United States
The Colony
Texas
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10
Oct 2009*
A very elegant design with easy to grasp, easy to teach mechanisms. Rich choices of actions on a rapidly evolving world map. No randomness beyond initial setup. Plenty of strategy and tactics packed into a 75 minute play time window. A definite 10 after repeat playings. Bravo!
2012-12-02
Owned
enes kadioglu
Turkey
izmir
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10
Nov 2009*
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Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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10
Jul 2013
(3-5) - 90 Min.
2010-05-15
Owned
Flawed Hero
United States
Rochester
New York
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10
Jan 2010*
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Cody Hatch
New Zealand
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10
Aug 2009*
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Jason Brice
New Zealand
Christchurch
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10
Oct 2009*
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Martin Jeffreys
New Zealand
Christchurch
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10
Mar 2015
Owned
Nate Cockerilll
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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10
Aug 2009*
First game wass a 5 player and 4 of which were all new players. We finishedd in 90 minutes. Nice eurogame with conflict. One of my top 5 Gencon 2009 releases.
2009-08-17
Owned
Jeremy Sevcik
United States
Tinley Park
Illinois
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10
Apr 2010
Owned
Cory O'Connor
United States
Menlo Park
California
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10
Dec 2014
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Bob Flaherty
United States
Loves Park
Illinois
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10
Apr 2010
This game packs a lot of strategy in a short amount of time. It is a game where building a balanced empire is critical. Sure you can invest in a heavy industry, but with out finance and population to use the high end buildings your empire is doomed.

Have played the 2p variant and with multiple players. It plays quickly - I played two 3p games with rules explanation, set-up and clean-up in under two hours.

The game is playable with two, but much more fun with more. I think the game is optimum with four and a 2p variant where each player controls two colors would be an excellent variant. Of course the Knizia rule (highest low score wins) would need to be in effect.
2009-12-04
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Lincoln Hely
New Zealand
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Aug 2009*
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Andrew Rae
New Zealand
Wellington
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10
Oct 2009*
This is a fabulous euro that plays is sixty or seventy minutes. It combines the best of Goa (although not inspired by Goa) with a competitive war element that leaves you second guessing yourself constantly. There is real tension because scores are not obvious, however cooperation and agression both have thier place in this finely balanced game.
2009-10-11
Owned
Seth Wagoner
New Zealand
Christchurch
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10
Oct 2009*
I helped playtest Endeavor, and loved it every time. One major change suggested by Z-Man after they accepted it from Carl&Jarrat moved it from being "great" to "awesome" - they put tokens & glory points in between the cities to be earned only if you got the cities on both sides - adding another layer of interaction and making the military option a lot more effective.

Here are the key things I like about this game:

It's short! Can even take less than an hour if everyone knows what they're doing, but even if they don't it should never take more than 2 hours.

Given how short it is, it handles a *lot* of aspects of its theme in an elegant and abstract sort of way: Expansion, war, shipping, trade, colonization, slavery, culture, finance, politics - who would of thought you could fit all of that into a light/medium weight 60-90 minute game?

It's "luckless" - after the initial random setup of the board chits, which are visible to everyone, there's no luck involved at all, except the choices of your fellow players, which you can influence...

There's no real downtime or analysis paralysis - every turn requires a fair bit of thought, but there's no point in thinking things too far ahead because what the other players do is always going to affect what you can or should do next.

Oh, and now I've finally played on a real board rather than a paper prototype, I can confirm the artwork and component quality are absolutely top notch!
2009-10-08
Owned
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Craig Phillips
United States
Quincy
Illinois
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10
Dec 2009*
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Chris Tulach
United States
Washington
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10
May 2011
Owned
Jesse Mansfield
Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
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10
Dec 2011
Owned
Eric deRuiter
United States
Hoboken
New Jersey
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10
Sep 2009*
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CW Karstens
United States
Nevada
Texas
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10
Sep 2009*
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Roger Byelick
United States
Huntington Beach
California
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10
Dec 2010
One of my favorite games. Has many routes to winning. Game has a little of everything: Four progress tracks, colonization, shipping, getting cards, winnning regions and even taking over opponents cities through military.
2012-03-12
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Crystal S.
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10
Sep 2009*
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Andy Van Zandt
United States
South Ogden
Utah
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10
May 2011
the only random element is the initial setup, which is viewable by all- excellent mix of strategy and tactics, direct and indirect interaction, along with interesting and constant decisions, all in 45 minutes to an hour. This hits all the right buttons for me, and makes me want to play it MORE every time I play it.
2011-05-11
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Ben Stanley
United States
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10
Sep 2009*
A nearly flawless game with perfect information, tons of deep, interesting decisions, and very intuitive rules that are easy to teach; it will surprise you how fast it plays; fantastic game.

Only weakness is the time it takes to set up and score, but it still deserves a 10.
2009-09-28
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Wellycon Administrator
New Zealand
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10
Sep 2009*
linoleum blownaparte
United States
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Unspecified
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Sep 2009*
One of my top ten. Short & sweet & dense with decision making.
2009-09-24
Marisa Hill
United States
Long Beach
CA
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10
Sep 2009*
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Ryan
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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10
Oct 2009*
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Mark Collett
United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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10
Sep 2009*
David and Natalie
New Zealand
Wellington
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10
Jan 2010*
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Patrick Scheemaker
Belgium
Oostkamp
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10
Jan 2011
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William Warren
United States
Rochester
New York
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10
Feb 2014
Really need to play this a few more times to give this an appropriate comment.
2010-06-02
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Kenneth Chan
United States
Conway
SC
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10
Nov 2009*
My first and currently only 10 game for me =)
2009-11-22
Owned
Chris Sniezek
United States
Dorchester
Massachusetts
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10
Oct 2009*
Nancy Castillo
United States
Laredo
Texas
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10
Jun 2010
Owned
Kevin Shillinglaw
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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10
Sep 2014
It is mine!
2014-09-02
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Jan-Gerd Pahlitzsch
Germany
33334 Gütersloh
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10
Jan 2010*
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Phil Anderson
New Zealand
Christchurch
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10
Oct 2009*
Colin Dearborn
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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10
Nov 2013
May be my favorite all time game. Just wish I could get some more plays in.
2009-11-24
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Jay Christensen
United States
Everson
Washington
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10
Mar 2010
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S Pozun
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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10
Apr 2010
LOVE IT. 3,4,or 5 players always plays great.
Trying to figure out who is winning at any given time really sucks though and is near impossible without pausing the game for 10 mins - so it gets hard to figure out which person you should be shooting at!
2010-12-13
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Eric Engstrom
United States
Morton Grove
Illinois
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Paint it red; RED 'UNS GO FASTER!!!
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10
Jun 2010
Lost in the flood 2013.
2013-05-02
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Al Johnson
United States
Arlington
Texas
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10
Oct 2009*
Works well with 3 to 5 players. Also plays quickly - 5 player game including rules explanation - 2 hours. Three player game with experienced players - 1 hour.
2009-10-24
Bernadett Bérczes
Hungary
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10
Apr 2010
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Thomas Hackemann
Germany
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10
Oct 2009*
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Jason Tate
United States
Nicholasville
Kentucky
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10
Oct 2009*
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Christian Cheevers
France
Pamproux
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10
Oct 2009*
A Lubershane
United States
Massachusetts
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10
Oct 2009*
Bryan Deemer
United States
Pennsylvania
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10
Jan 2010*
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Matt Morris
New Zealand
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10
Nov 2009*
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