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Douglas S
United States
Torrance
California
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8
Jan 2010*
Gift.
Signed by Author, Stefano Castelli.
Opera Card Game.
2011-11-17
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Sandro Giuseppe Salerno
Italy
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8
May 2010
This game is quick and simple to learn, but it isn't banal.
Every kind of player would appreciate it, from the beginner, to the expert one.
2010-05-31
Joe Kundlak
Slovakia
Bratislava
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8
Jan 2010
Nice and light card game with "take that" and "guess what they want" mechanics. The more players the more fun. A nice filler for 15-20 minutes of free time!
2010-01-26
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Kevin Tierney
United States
Portland
Oregon
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7.5
Mar 2010
Clever auction game w/ adorable artwork. Similar to Coloretto in that the game is more fun when you try to devalue the other players' sets. Giving someone the exact card they don't want is very satisfying. A great family game that plays quickly and improves with the skill of the players.
2010-03-12
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Talismano
Italy
Torino
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7.5
Jan 2013
Bel gioco veloce e divertente! Ben curato nei dettagli, nel regolamento e nella grafica (disegni bellissimi)! L'ambientazione teatrale si sente molto; anche se è un gioco di aste ti fa sentire benissimo la creazione di un tuo personale gruppo teatrale! Consigliato!!!
2013-01-28
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Champion Eternal
Malaysia
Unspecified
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7
Nov 2009*
Fun, fast and thematic.
2009-11-05
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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7
Jan 2010*
Operatic fun!
2010-01-18
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Schachtelhalm
Germany
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7
May 2010
A nice family game with modern artwork.
2011-01-22
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Łukasz Gralak
Poland
Komorów
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7
Jan 2013
20 zł, polska instrukcja
2013-04-07
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Angelo Porazzi
Italy
Milano
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6.5
Nov 2009*
Kind gift from Stefano in Lucca Games 2009 http://warangel.it/Luc9.htm
I like the base idea and the artwork: played with my daughters and parents it had the appeal to put everybody around the table. They liked the theme, not so much the gameplay. To me it is a nice, light and interactive game.
2009-11-20
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Chris Comeaux
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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6.5
Jan 2010
The art and unique theme elevate this game from the somewhat pedestrian game play. Even though it's blind bidding, after the first round you can begin to make informed decisions. Plus there's a card in the game that looks just like me!
2010-01-25
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Edwin Nealley
United States
Ardmore
Pennsylvania
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6.25
Jun 2010
A fun little auction game, with some strategy and possible screwage, though of course on two first plays with wife and daughter nothing of the kind took place.

Part of the fun is the variable bonus/penalty conditions based on the director you end up with, and the other fun (besides the whimsical card art) is when the player acting as the Composer, Puccini, hashes out the ties, which gives all sorts of opportunities.

Given to my daughter the singer, after we saw a good live production of the opera in 2009.
2010-06-13
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oskari
Finland
Helsinki
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6
Nov 2009*
A nice little set collection filler with absolutely adorable artwork.
2009-11-01
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Michelle Zentis
United States
Prague
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6
Nov 2009*
Rating based on one 3-player game. With 3 players it seemed like 7 rounds of rock-paper-scissors, but I'd be willing to give it another try with more players.
2009-11-15
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Michel Condoroussis
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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6
Nov 2009*
based on one play: A cute game of card selection, where the starting player has a lot of power since if two players select the same card, he can give then any card. Try and get a complete cast to make your opera and ensure that they also match your director bonus. Cute, but not that much to it, a nice filler.
2009-11-07
M Lang
Andorra
La Massana
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6
May 2010
Nothing too remarkable, but still pleasant enough and better than the geekrating suggests. Very quick playing time of something like 10 minutes ensures Turandot gets played.
2010-05-27
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Michal Mijal
Poland
Warszawa
Mazowieckie
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The oldest offtop ever: Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam ;-)
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6
Dec 2010
It's simple, not very strategic and sometimes random but has its unique charme. Some ot this charme comes certainly from the artwork - the graphics are FANTASTIC and funny. It's a pleasure to watch them while playing.

I'd love to try Turandot with various numbers of players and see how well it works in each case. Definitely worth playing.
2010-12-06
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Devi "Day" Hughes
United States
Irvine
California
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6
Jan 2011
Played once. A cute, tight, filler that doesn't take too long. The theme helps the game, and the artwork is pretty good, but "cartoony".
2011-01-10
Judit Szepessy
Canada
London
Canada
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6
Jul 2012
A light bidding card game in which you bid to hire singers and a director to your upcoming Turandot play. The artwork is charming and the gameplay is fun as you are trying to get the best cast for your play. It plays fast and is entertaining. My review on the game :http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/654227
2011-05-18
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Konstantin Gorbunov
Russia
Moscow
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5.5
Jan 2013
Сыграли с Дофином партеечку в кофейне. Ничего так. Но снова играть в нее не тянет. Подождем еще немного, потом понизим рейтинг и расстанемся.
2011-02-17
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Christoph M.
Germany
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5
Dec 2010
After one 2p play: nice little game; I suppose it'll get even better with more players!
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After some more plays: didn't really 'hit', got few plays. Sold.
2010-12-21
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Christian Fürst-Brunner
Germany
Neuching
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5
Nov 2009*
First impression: Light card auction game with nothing new in it. I had high hopes for this, but find it very unimpressive.
2009-11-19
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Mike Bauerlein
United States
Mesa
Arizona
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5
Jan 2010*
Not bad, but nothing really innovative. I would imagine that the opera theme is also not going to sell these in droves.
2009-11-28
Tom Vasel
United States
Homestead
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5
Mar 2010
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Tero H
Finland
Vantaa
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5
May 2010
Not much control here. However smooth gameplay and quick playing time is the reason why it will survive.
2010-05-26
Alexandr Gidrevich
Russia
Moscow
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5
May 2010
Ждет своего часа.
2010-05-30
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♪ Isaäc Bickërstaff ♫
United States
Greer
South Carolina
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5
Jun 2013
There's not a whole lot of control in this game, though I'll give the designers credit for trying. There's trackable information through the cards (at least with the money), and it's usually easy to figure out where someone else is going to go. It just sucks when it comes down to a tie and you're not the start player. I mean, why would anyone choose to help someone else in that phase? And why would I choose to make a suboptimal play just to avoid that issue? It doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Kudos for coming up with a theme that's never been done before, though.

1 play: 4 players
2013-06-18
Jason Matthews
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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4
Nov 2009*
Blind bidding meets an ESP game. No significant novelty to be found. Its less like an opera, and more like a Greek tragedy.
2009-11-08
Timo Schneider
Germany
Kamen / Unna
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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3
Aug 2012
Boring... nice mechanic, but... there's nothing going on really.
2010-06-03
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Tom Rosen
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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3
Nov 2009*
Turandot is a blind bidding card game, but it's not just straight blind bidding; it's blind bidding where every player randomly needs a certain thing up for auction, and sometimes you randomly needed something that no one else wanted (yay you!) and sometimes you randomly needed something that others also wanted (boo sad!), and your results depended entirely on whether the things you needed were also needed by others and not on your own decisions. I actually did very well in the game because I happened to need the cards that no one else needed, but my undeserved success made me not a fan of the game. Since it was so quick, I'd be willing to try it a second time to confirm or disprove my opinion, but the first outing was just bad. What I mean about randomly needing a certain thing in Turandot is that each player needs cards with certain symbols on them, whether it's male/female, a bat, a jester cap, whatever. The game dictates what symbols you need on the cards you're trying to collect, and then cards are dealt out, and everyone bids on the card they want, and everyone gets one card. If you happen to need symbols that no one else needs then you easily get what you need, whereas if you happen to need symbols that others need then you don't. Since the game told me what symbols I needed and told me what cards/symbols were available, I felt there wasn't really anything left for me to do in the game but effectively sit and watch.
2010-01-27
Marko Tamminen
Finland
Espoo
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3
Mar 2010
A confusing game with annoying mechanics...
2010-03-30
Tommy Ryytty
Finland
Vantaa
Unspecified
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2
Nov 2009*
Really bad. Mechanically there was nothing broken, but second-guessing in excel-sheet without real way to affect own destiny made this horrible expriment. Theme was nice and liked card art, but that's all in positive side.
2009-11-12
Patrick Ruedisueli
Netherlands
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Look interesting and simple. I loveeeee simple, less is more :-)
2010-02-17
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Sin Pazzo
Japan
Nakano
Tokyo
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トゥーランドット
2010-12-13
amurobo
Canada
Markham
ON
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*2-5 Players
2011-06-24
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Kandra Kay
Russia
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на двоих не рекомендуют (по особым правилам играют)
2012-10-13
Mike Rudmann
Italy
Gricignano di Aversa
US Armed Forces - Europe
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2014-08-28
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Paolo Tiadina
Italy
Foggia
Italy
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traded for drako
2014-02-06
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