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Teritean Alin
Romania
Brasov
Brasov
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Dec 2011
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Ina Lange
Germany
goettingen
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10
Feb 2010
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François Haffner
France
Sologny
Saône-et-Loire - Bourgogne
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9.8
Jan 2008*
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Dan Hopkinson
United States
Smyrna
Georgia
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9
Jan 2009*
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mark sellmeyer
United States
st louis
Missouri
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8.5
Nov 2008*
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Kohsei Iwamoto
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8
Mar 2008*
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Mike Pokrzywa
United States
Circle Pines
Minnesota
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8
Jun 2008*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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8
Aug 2008*
Another brain-drain time-limited solving game. Omegablast!
2008-08-04*
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Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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8
Sep 2008*
If you like Ubongo you'll like this - it's very similar. I really enjoyed my one play!
2008-09-15*
Justin Moore
United States
Louisville
Kentucky
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8
Aug 2009*
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Katie Philbrick
United States
Missouri
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May 2009*
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Marshall Mullins
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8
Jul 2011
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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8
Sep 2011
I like that the pieces are designed so that you can flip them the easy way, and it's the same effect as swinging them around 180° the hard way. Once you force your solving to be methodical (for the easy side), this is pretty easy to tackle… which is why there's the hard side: The easy side permits 6 positional combinations × 2³ flip combinations = 48 combinations; the hard side, 24 positional combinations × 2⁴ flip combinations = 384 combinations. The hard puzzles are a good bit nastier. devil
2011-09-24
Owned
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Pito Ortiz
Puerto Rico
cataño
Puerto Rico
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Jul 2015
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Chris R.
United States
Unspecified
Missouri
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7.6127
Oct 2008*
This is another puzzle game by the creator of Ubongo. I think I like most of the Ubongo games better, but this one isn't too bad. The luck element seems heavier in many ways.
2008-08-07*
I will not rest until Biblios is in the Top 100. - Steve Oksienik
United States
Howell
Michigan
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7.5
Jun 2011
Ever since we first played Ubongo, I've had my eye on this game. Our first play proved that my I was right. Code Omega is a great puzzle game that is a bit odd in the scoring. I think Ubongo does scoring better, but this game is great in it's own right.

If you like Ubongo or other puzzle games, this is one you need to try.

Acquired in a trade that ran over between Feb and March 2011. Sold in my game auction 12/2011.
2011-12-10
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K N
Japan
Urawa city
Saitama pref.
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7
Apr 2008*
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Diz Hooper
Japan
Osaka
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7
Jan 2009*
This game has a lot of tension as players are racing to finish their codes.
2008-04-13*
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Mark Delano
United States
Stamford
Connecticut
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7
Apr 2008*
Tricky pattern matching, fun every once in a while.
2008-04-17*
William Attia
France
Paris
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7
Apr 2008*
Played once (with 4 players). A good speed puzzle, but not as good as Ubongo to my eyes, because it seems easier to solve methodically. The scoring system - as the one in Ubongo - adds annoying luck to make sure the best player may lose, but I guess it can just be ignored anyway.
2008-04-28*
Chaddyboy
United States
Olathe
Kansas
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7
May 2008*
The kind of game one might expect from the creator of Ubongo. Whereas Ubongo is more spatial, in this game you are trying to line up the black bars on the various colored strips that you'll use in each puzzle. The earlier you finish, the more dice you get to roll toward your score. Lucky die rolls can mean that the best player doesn't always win the game, but hey, that's how it goes.
2008-05-07*
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PaYa Hanák
Hungary
Budapest
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Jun 2008*
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Jonathan Moody
United States
Kent
Ohio
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7
Jul 2008*
I thought I would hate this game, but I didn't. The scoring mechanism means that everyone has a chance, not just the fastest player, but there is enough of a reward to keep solving a puzzle first very satisfying.
2008-07-01*
Jonathan Brumitt
United States
Edwardsville
Illinois
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7
Apr 2014
Fun little abstract.
2010-03-27
Tim Thomas
United States
Oceanside
California
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7
Dec 2008*
I felt like I was playing Ubongo, so I give the original more credit since there as more creativity in the design. I also like the puzzles in Ubongo a little better. One improvement here for me personally is using dice to score instead of the fiddly gems, which can be a pain to set up and detract from the simplicity of the game when you explain it, especially when teaching non-gamers. Cool name-it sounds like a spy thriller.
2008-12-25*
Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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7
Jan 2009*
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Greg Richardson
United States
California
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Jan 2009*
Joe J. Rushanan
United States
Bedford
Massachusetts
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Feb 2009*
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Brian Akin
United States
Floyds Knobs
Indiana
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7
Dec 2009*
First played April 9th, 2009. Taught in 5 min, played in 40 min with 5 players. This has a good luck of luck and skill. It's a good filler game and the timer is nice so the length of the game doesn't go on. Each player is given a pawn in 5 categories and ~10 puzzle pieces. On each turn everyone draws a board and everyone races to complete a 3 or 4 piece puzzle in the fastest time. Everyone turns over their card after an eight sided-die is rolled to determine which of the 8 puzzles on everyone's board. Each player's puzzle is different. You complete the puzzle by lineing up your pieces where one of the two bars makes a 3-4 bar pattern. Say "done" when complete. First one gets to roll a 6 sided-die representing all five colors and a wild where you choose which pawn to advance. First one with any pawn to the end wins. In the case of the tie, the the 2nd furthers pawn breakes the tie. I'd recommend giving this a try for those who like puzzles and a controlled lenth type game.
2009-04-09
Chris Darden
United States
Lake Saint Louis
Missouri
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7
Feb 2012
This thing is light years ahead of Ubongo in terms of fun. The scoring is so much better than the wonky gem scoring. Great abstract/puzzle game.
2009-04-26
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Helle Iversen
Denmark
Roskilde
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7
Sep 2011
Owned
Giorgio Fracassi
Italy
Genova
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7
Dec 2009*
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Griselda Scarlatti
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7
Apr 2010
Nice little rapidity-puzzle game, to which the designer added a random element (the reward as a dice rolling to move your pawns towards victory) that will annoy the control freaks, but allow a weaker player to still have a chance to win. Far from unforgettable, but fun.
2010-04-05
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Mario Pawlowski
Germany
Datteln
Unspecified
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7
Feb 2010
Owned
David Corbin
United States
Cumming
Georgia
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7
Feb 2014
Owned
Jimmy Smith
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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7
Nov 2011
Owned
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Jussi Pirinen
Finland
Helsinki
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7
Dec 2010
Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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7
Jun 2011
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Christian Wilson
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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7
Sep 2011
Antti Tahvanainen
Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa
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7
Aug 2012
I'd like to call this "Ubongo 1D". Similar solving of puzzles, similarly random scoring system.
2012-08-01
Owned
For Trade
W W
Germany
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7
Aug 2012
Owned
Daisuke Nakano
Japan
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7
Aug 2015
Owned
Juliane W
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7
Jul 2014
Owned
Martin Stepniewski
Poland
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6.75
Nov 2009*
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Adam K
Poland
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6.6
May 2010
Matt Hoffman
United States
St. Paul
Minnesota
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6.5
Mar 2009*
Seems mechanical to me. Not as good as the Ubongos.
2009-04-23
Chester
United States
Temple
Texas
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6.5
May 2009*
This is an abstract little game that is pretty much an improved version of Ubongo, with inferior components.

Its more interesting, but has the same basic premise where you're trying to solve a timed puzzle against both the clock (sand timer) and the other players. The score track is a big improvement since you lose that wonky jewel collection element. Instead, its dice, but there is a bit of strategy (OK not very much).

I'd be willing to play again, but it wouldn't be often that I'd really be looking to play a game like this. Its just a bit too abstract. It was fun, though, and super easy to teach/learn how to play.
2009-05-31
Dea Draper
United States
Boise
Idaho
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6.5
Jun 2010
Had never heard of this one till B&B had a sale & this one looked like the kind of game I like (looked beautiful too). I rarely order games not on my list, but glad I did. A lot of game for the money.

We replaced the sand timer with a digital timer so we can concentrate on the puzzle. The advanced side with 4 bars was hard at first, but after I concentrated on just lining up 2, then adding the next, etc., completed the puzzles quickly. We also started the timer on the roll of the 8-sided die, so I grouped blues together, greens together, etc., and that organization let me find them much faster.

I like the mechanic of rolling the dice to advance on the score track--that gives someone who is a little slower at puzzle solving, a chance to win.

I found the insert rather odd (& irritating)--once punched none of the pieces fit in either place in the insert. It is just a cheap, folded cardboard insert--not like a molded plastic that is often has to be designed to accommodate several games.

Thank goodness for the English rules posted here on BGG.
2010-06-09
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Eric Lund
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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6.5
Jun 2010
Similar to Ubongo in flow of play. Each player gets a card, a dice is rolled telling each player which pieces to play with, and a timer is started. Each piece is basically a long strip with two black lines on it. The lines are in different places for each piece. Each card has a space marked off for the pieces to go in. You must place each piece into the marked area such that one line from each of the pieces in aligned.

Scoring mechanism has a random element to it, so the best player could very well lose, but more often than not will win.
2010-06-14
Mad Cohorti
Germany
Munich
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6.5
Dec 2014
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