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Matthew Whincop
Australia
Tarragindi
Queensland
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10
Nov 2008*
Not as scary as the back of the box makes out, once you get your bearings it is fairly intuitive. The main problem for first time gamers is that resources are not gained through production but by 'trading up'. I really like this mechanism, which is a great reflection of ancient Sumer.
2008-09-16*
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Frank Strauss
Germany
Berlin
Unspecified
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I´m trying to get 300 years old, so now I´m a teenager
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10
Nov 2008*
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Marcin Piotrowski
Poland
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10
Jan 2009*
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Aleix Miró i Faixes
Spain
Lleida
Catalunya
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10
Nov 2008*
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Katherine Whincop
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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10
Nov 2008*
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kim seung tai
South Korea
North Dakota
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10
Jun 2009*
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Mark Stanoch
United States
Bradenton
Florida
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10
Dec 2009*
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John Keener
United States
Pacifica
California
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10
Oct 2010
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Lee eun-kyu
South Korea
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10
Feb 2014
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Michael Lessard
Canada
Breakeyville
Quebec
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9.8
Apr 2009*
A great game by a great master !
2009-04-26
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Olivier Franssen
Belgium
brussels
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9.51
Jan 2009*
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Pontus Nilsson
Sweden
Gothenburg
Bohuslän
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9.5
Nov 2008*
Finally another great three player game. I like The End of the Triumvirate but this is even better! Optimization and war! Abit like a thematic Vinci.
2008-11-13*
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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9.5
Nov 2008*
Certainly another Wallace gamer's game nicely designed for only three players but maybe a bit long for what it is. Still, it keeps you thinking throughout the game on how to get points.
2008-11-22*
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Maciej Smiatacz
Poland
Wrocław
Lower Silesia
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9.5
Jun 2009*
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Gareth Cooper
United Kingdom
Gateshead
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9
Mar 2009*
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2011-07-04
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John Dextraze
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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9
Dec 2014
This game is made for three players and is in my opinion the best one I have tried for that number of players. three Player games are to and fro type games that require a lot of planning and strategy to out wit your opponents
2010-12-21
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Steve Rogers
United States
Hoboken
New Jersey
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They're Young, They're in Love... They eat LARD
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9
Apr 2015
multiple resources, playing as the residents of Sumer as well as would be conquerors, limited actions, variable turn order, EXCELLENT!

copy #281!
2011-01-02
Owned
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Francois Petitclerc
Canada
Verdun
Quebec
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9
Jan 2010*
Highly interactive and deeply strategic. The 3 player tension ebbs and flows as the choices switch back and forth between economic, military and territorial concerns. Wallace at his finest.
2010-01-10
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Anthony Simons
United Kingdom
Royal Wootton Bassett
Wiltshire
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9
Apr 2011
Design:- Area influence meets trade.
Execution:- Neat historical translation.
Experience:- Unsure the balance between trade and warfare is sufficient.
Presentation:- Excellent Treefrog quality - wooden armies are very nice!

An excellent account of the rise of ancient civilisation. It's particularly difficult to find three-player games that play as well as this one does; especially since most of the time such games are designed with even numbers in mind. Hats off once again to Martin Wallace.
2008-10-27*
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Scott Alden
United States
Dallas
Texas
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9
Nov 2008*
I think this may be Wallace's best game with direct conflict. Oh, and don't run out of textiles like I did
2008-10-29*
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Wolfram Janich
Germany
Meerbusch
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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9
Nov 2008*
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Alexander Freudenthal
Sweden
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9
May 2009*
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Lou Moratti
United States
Kalamazoo
Michigan
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9
Sep 2009*
Martin Wallace scores big time with this one. A heavier title that takes the better part of a game to understand how the different parts inter-relate. Timing is a big part of effective play. Once you understand how it all comes together, it is a VERY entertaining ride. Another play or 2 to confirm my initial impressions and I'm confident it will break into my top 10. A half point deduction for game length (3+ hours).
2008-11-19*
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Rich Howard
United States
Boise
Idaho
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9
Feb 2009*
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Carl Hurst
United States
OKC
Oklahoma
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9
Nov 2008*
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Luigi Pasato
Italy
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9
Jan 2013
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Russ Price
United States
Commerce
Michigan
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9
Mar 2009*
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Volker Nattermann
Germany
Hadamar
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9
Mar 2009*
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Christine Biancheria
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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9
Jan 2009*
Once you get the rules digested (they are not easy to grasp), the game is great. The first round, I was clueless, but then it started to come together and was tense and fun. Easier to learn than God's Playground.
2010-10-05
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A Derk appears from the mists...
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Dec 2008*
Martin returns to his roots. This is a great three-player civ game. The greatest three-player civ game. I can now fully commit to the idea of trading Triumvirate. I don't give any game that I've only played three times a 10, so it's a 9.
2008-12-10*
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Seana Miller
United States
Beverly
Massachusetts
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9
Nov 2010
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Harro Pahl
Germany
Quarnbek-Strohbrück
Schleswig-Holstein
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9
Jan 2009*
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Chajin Kim
South Korea
Jung-gu
Seoul
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9
Dec 2014
Owned
Based upon my poor understanding of history, science, and ethics...
United States
North Pole
Alaska
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9
May 2013
I love this game. I hate this game. I just don't get it. I get killed every time. I am horrible at it. It's great.
2015-05-30
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Doojin Choi
South Korea
SEOUL
SEOUL
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9
Feb 2009*
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Craig Kloosterman
United States
Denver
Colorado
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9
Jul 2009*
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Fabien Gridel
France
Lyon
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Jun 2009*
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Ray Swan
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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9
Aug 2009*
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Grimbert Marc
France
Reims
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9
Sep 2009*
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Guillaume Daudin
France
Paris
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9
Feb 2010
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Tony Hamen
United States
Austin
Texas
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Music sucks now....
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9
Nov 2011
A very strange game that left me wanting more. I am disappointed that this game will be hard to get to the table due to its strict player limit.
2011-04-21
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Jonathan Hildenbrand
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Aug 2012
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Chad Brozik
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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9
Jan 2014
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Korbinian Heinzeller
Germany
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9
Jun 2012
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Wahaj Baig
Scotland
Aberdeen
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9
Apr 2013
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Joshua So
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Love dragons...all kind of dragons!
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9
Jan 2014
It's a great game, lots of decision to make, but not complicate if you grasp the designer's idea. The first
game (in fact, we only played one round out of five), took 2 hours, though it is fully justify to have all five rounds.
2014-01-16
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Jan 2015
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Paul Zietsman
South Africa
Centurion
Gauteng
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Dec 2015
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Roy Anderson
United States
Brownsville
Texas
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8.95
Mar 2011
After one play I am impressed by the level of complexity in this game, and yet how simple the rules are that allow for such a deeply interactive game that portrays a turbulent and violent time in our shared history.
Sadly, I lost the game, but the spread was a mere 14 points that was resolved in the last turn, and came down to the last 4 dice rolls.

This would have gotten more points were it not for the required number of 3 players (no more or less) that makes it a bit awkward to get on the table.
2010-03-30
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jose silva
United States
Glenshaw
Pennsylvania
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8.7
Nov 2009*
a worker placement game with a touch of wargame - definitely distinct from what we have seen. I like it very much
2009-12-14
Owned
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