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Rob Teeple

South Carolina
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10
Feb 2008*
Toni Alspach
United States
California
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10
Jun 2011
Gage
United States
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9
Dec 2008*
Karen Woodmansee
United States
San Jose
California
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8
Jul 2008*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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8
Jun 2009*
How can you get such bad poker hands playing this game?
2009-06-04
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Michael Meyer
Switzerland
Luzern
Schweiz
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8
Mar 2011
Owned
United States
kaysville
Utah
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7.5
Jun 2008*
Johnny 99
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7.5
Jan 2011
Alon Altman
United States
Sunnyvale
CA
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7
Jul 2010
Owned
Harry Ma
Canada
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7
Jun 2008*
I had the chance to check out this game last week with a group of friends, 6 of us to be exact. As with most games, the first was game was mainly a learning game, but we quickly picked up the concept and the games just flew. Soon 2 of the players had left, but the remaining 4 continued to play and just that minor change in player numbers dramatically changed the mechanics of the game. It seemed a bit easier with 6 players in the sense that you got to see more of the cards and was almost guaranteed a hand by the end of the scoring. When it broke down to 4 of us, there seemed to be more a challenge in getting those big hands or even getting a hand period. I'd recommend playing with 4 players, the games are quicker and the challenge and analysis gets more interesting since its also a little easier to keep track of what people are going for and to try to stop them without giving away what you're building for. Interesting game that quite simply uses a deck of stylized cards with a few other custom decks of cards and some poker knowledge to make a pretty fun and addictive game.
2008-06-27*
Todd Sweet
United States
Geneva
Illinois
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7
Jul 2008*
Demoed at Origins 2008. Nice poker hand based card game where you buy the cards you need. Only little drawback is the need for a tie-breaker, so they rank the suits which isn't a pure poker idea, but ok for this game.
2008-07-01*
William Greenleaf
United States
California
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7
Jul 2008*
Jeremiah Lee
United States
San Francisco
CA
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But please don't call me Jerry.
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At one time, I didn't really like Power Grid so Ted made my piece a Power Grid piece.
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7
Oct 2008*
Disclaimer: I playtest a lot of Ted's games, and I got a copy of this for free.

This is a pretty good game, similar to For Sale without being duplicative. I don't want to play all the time, but I will occasionally suggest that we play it.
2008-10-15*
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Patrick McNamara
United States
Jupiter
Florida
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I'm not Beethoven...
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Bird of paradise fly in white sky, blues for Allah en'sh'allah; Let's see with our heart, these things our eyes have seen; And know the truth must still lie somewhere in between
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7
Mar 2009*
Poker enthusiats will love this game. for others, it will probably be a take it or leave it kind of thing. I find the bidding aspect to get playing cards to make the best poker hand very interesting, so it's a solid 7 for me. Now I just have to get it to the table again...
2010-02-10
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Devin Batutis
United States
San Jose
California
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7
Dec 2008*
Fun game similar in feel to For Sale. Deeper decisions in my opinion, and lots of tension in the card selection. Fun to yell at the person that takes "your" card as well!
2008-11-24*
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Stephan Lorenz
Germany
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7
Apr 2009*
Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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7
Jun 2010
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Jim fulner
United States
Berkley
Michigan
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7
Jul 2012
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Tony Pullen
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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7
Jan 2013
Shuichi Suzuki
Japan
Yokohama-Shi
Kanagawa
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7
Jun 2013
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L. Scott Johnson
United States
Columbia
South Carolina
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7
Oct 2013
Ken Spontelli
United States
Mansfield
Texas
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Okay, let's start the meeting. My name is Ken, and I'm a Tichu addict.
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6.9
Jul 2008*
Skaboy Green
United States
livonia
Michigan
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6.8
Sep 2012
Brett Cooper
United States
California
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6.5
Nov 2008*
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Mike Pranno
United States
Chardon
Ohio
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6.5
Sep 2011
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For Trade
Mario Pawlowski
Germany
Datteln
Unspecified
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6.5
Jan 2009*
Owned
Evangelos Foskolos
Greece
Athens
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Keep on Gaming
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6.5
Nov 2012
Tim Moore
United States
Elmhurst
Illinois
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6
Dec 2009*
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David G. Cox Esq.
Australia
Port Macquarie
NSW
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Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are.
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6
Feb 2009*
Poker-style game where you bid for your cards - I think it is quite a good game.
2009-08-02
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Chris Sjoholm
United States
Lynnwood
Washington
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Nothing to see here, please move along.
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6
Apr 2015
Light, math-y card game. I like it. But a friend's comment was great: "They took the best part of poker... and removed it."
2015-04-17
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Tom Vasel
United States
Homestead
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Love Games, Love 'Em!!!
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Check out DiceTower.com!
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6
Dec 2009*
A decent bidding-to-take-cards poker game. Enjoyable and quick, with a bit of bluffing going on.
2008-07-02*
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Chris Garlic-13 Aniballi
United States
Carpentersville
IL
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6
Aug 2008*
Matt Carlson
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
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6
Sep 2008*
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Mark Evans
United States
Berlin
New Hampshire
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6
Nov 2008*
Best with 4-5 players.
2015-04-10
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atsushi sakamoto
Japan
kyoto
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6
Aug 2009*
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Shari Stidam
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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6
Jul 2012
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Joe Rickard
United States
Los Angeles
California
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6
Nov 2009*
vincent knoll
United States
Farmers Branch
Texas
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6
Mar 2011
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michael morizzo
United States
port jefferson station
New York
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Aug 2015
Fast and engaging - will appeal to anyone with a poker background. I suggest you eliminate the side bets as they add nothing to the game and are worth nearly as much in scoring as the high hand.
2012-06-09
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Jason C
Australia
wollongong
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6
Jan 2013
Barry Wonson
Australia
Wollongong
New South Wales
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6
Jan 2013
Murray Grelis
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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Geekmail me if you are interested.
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6
Jan 2013
xynoxia x
Canada
Prince George
British Columbia
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6
May 2014
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giovanni scherillo
Italy
palmanova
-italia
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6
Sep 2014
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Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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One of Alabama 3's finest songs, especially the versions on the single this image is from...
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Sweet Pretty M*th*rf*ck*ng Country Acid House Music - All night long!
5.8
Oct 2009*
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Heikki Hyhkö
Finland
Helsinki
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Ooops!
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5.5
Jan 2014
John Vidalis
Greece
Ilioupoli
Attiki Greece
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5.2
Sep 2014
Κερδίστε δημοπρασίες για να αποκτήσετε τον καλύτερο συνδυασμό από τραπουλόχαρτα...όμως θα πρέπει να θυσιάσετε κάποια από αυτά για να αποκτήσετε χρήματα για τις επόμενες δημοπρασίες! Ένα παιχνίδι με κάρτες για υπολογοστικούς παίχτες.
2013-02-26
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Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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Powers:Coleridge:Milton: Faith...must be, if anything, a clear-eyed recognition of the patterns and tendencies, to be found in every piece of the world's fabric, which are the lineaments of God.
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That's Tim Powers' fictional Samuel Coleridge "quoting" John Milton in _The Anubis Gates_.
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5
Apr 2010
--Jan2008-- Played a mockup of the currently-printing version. It's quite cool - better, in fact, than I had assumed when I first saw the BGN note about it going to print. I'm not completely convinced that (at least with 4 players or fewer) the all-Flush strategy isn't dominating; but I could easily believe that things become more interesting with 5 players.
2008-01-26*
Brett
United States
Santa Clara
CA
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5
Oct 2010
Cute card game. I don't think the risk of going for pairs is worth it. Seems like the better option is going for flushes with cards that potentially connect.
2008-06-04*
Mark Taraba
United States
Lake in the Hills
Illinois
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5
Jul 2008*
I'm not opposed to playing it again, but wouldn't ever request to play it. For a game of trading cards to get other cards to score points, I like Money! and Weinhändler a lot better. Mostly for the fact that the cards in those other games cycle back in to the play area. So if someone grabbed a card I need, then it can come back and I have the chance to get it again. In this game, if 9-9-9 comes up in the center of the table, then three or four-of-a-kind is out of the question for that round because no one will be able to collect them all in to the same hand. And with one of the cards in the center being played face down, you don't know if the "good" hand your building towards is impossible or not. You might have to fall back on your lower scoring backup hand. Or, maybe that card you needed already went though the pile but you didn't notice it on the first round because it wasn't the card you were looking for at the time. So, to stop THAT situation from happening to you, you'll have to memorize the seen or not seen for all 52 cards and then again with the face down cards you'll miss out on some anyway. All this really makes me not care about my fate in the game and then I start questioning why I should play it.
2008-07-04*

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