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Gunther Schmidl
Austria
Linz
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10
Dec 2008*
The pinnacle of FFG's output.
2008-11-22*
Owned
Kevin Bender
United States
Knoxville
Tennessee
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10
Jun 2009*
This game has a terrifically well thought out cyberpunk world with just the right tone of film noir and science fictional extrapolations. Theme (or fluff as some may call it) is integral to the game's underlying mechanics and is not just there to draw in those of us that like the near future setting. Fantasy adventure boardgames may take us on the Campbellian journey of the hero, but this is the closest I've felt to really playing my character in a boardgame. Yet, the game also has some very strong strategic elements (action points, hand management, area control, etc). One warning, if you are looking for Clue(do) or Mystery in the Abbey, look somewhere else, this is not a deduction game in the traditional sense.
2008-11-22*
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Robert Kuster
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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10
Jan 2009*
Got it but can't open it till Christmas, aargh, can't wait.
Finally got to play and it's awesome, great game mechanics, lots of options and beautiful production, Another quality FFG product and fantastic design by Kevin Wilson. A lot went into this game so there is a lot to get from it. Endless hours of playability and diverse roads to gaining victory points. Will be playing this lots.
Played again and gets better every time. Fantastic game, love the possibilities with each character and how you affect others with the Twilight cards. An expansion will be so easy for this game, giving one new characters with unique plots, new crimes and new supsects. The game board might be static but still has enough locations for good variety. Can't wait to play again, raised my rating to 10 for production, theme and game mechanics.
Played 2,3,4 and 5 players and loved it everytime and so did everyone else.
2009-02-26
Owned
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Chris Tannhauser
United States
San Diego
California
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The Cathedral is vast, as are you.
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10
Jan 2009*
MScrivner wrote:
Android is not really a game - it's a delivery system for a work of literature.

Like playing Poker with Burrough's cut-ups.

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Seedy, sleazy, brilliant.

A dizzyingly ambitious design, a story engine with a mechanical core that has so many wheels within wheels that the conspiracy you're manufacturing has to be real... right?

I imagine this will hit a 10 for me, but repeat plays will tell.

The good news is I'll have no trouble getting this to the table for more.

UPDATE: Why wait? It's a 10. How can I say that? Because Android haunts me, that's why.

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FOR YOUR FIRST GAME:

• Set aside a five-hour block a week in advance.
This is not a pick-up game—it's an EVENT.

• Have all players read the rules ahead of time.
If they're unwilling to do this they're not up for the experience.

• 3 players ONLY.
Five is just waaay too many. Four is long and downtime can be brutal. I'll only play this with three from now on.


FOR SUBSEQUENT GAMES WITH NEW PLAYERS:

• Have them read the rules in advance.
Explaining the rules as part of the session can kill the momentum and turn all the fun into a gooey gray mess...

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Try my completely subjective, non-informational session report:

FURNITURE HUMPING or The Luv-Luv Bot™ Gets the Chair
2013-08-29
Owned
Cameron Crawford
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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10
Feb 2009*
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Alex "το πόνυ" Katsoufis
Greece
Athens
Attiki
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Do you seriously believe that BGG ratings matter that much?
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10
Jan 2009*
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Tiago Nunes
Portugal
Odivelas
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10
Aug 2009*
This game drips theme and is generally a good game, lots of ways to win, variable player powers.
Needs a bit of an "investment" until you completely get it.

Great also with 2 players using 4 suspects and allowing any detective token to be placed while "getting a jump on the case".

From 2 to 5 players.
Ages 14 and up.
Playing time: 180 minutes.
2009-10-12
Owned
Matija Han
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Dec 2010
This game is a work of a genius and a work of art at the same time! Even though it does not hit the table very often (players need to be rested and concentrated for a long time to be able to play it), it is a game which impresses and mesmerizes me! Also, component quality is Superb!
It is a very special game, so research well before you decide whether you want to buy it... If you like heavyweight games and SF theme though, it is probably going to blast your mind, as it has blasted mine
2010-11-25
Owned
Štěpán Kuchař
Czech Republic
Brušperk
Moravskoslezský kraj
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10
Apr 2010
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Danjell Elgebrandt
Sweden
Solna
Sweden
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10
Jan 2009*
Probably the best theme in a game, with the exception of Arkham Horror. This is not so much a gamer's game as an interactive murder mystery in a semi-dystopian (Blade Runner) future. Take your time playing, read all the flavour text and just enjoy.
2010-04-13
Owned
Michael Anderson
United States
Sundance
Wyoming
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10
Dec 2008*
The fusion of storytelling and game is amazing. Wonderful game.
2008-12-11*
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B G R
Australia
NSW
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10
Dec 2008*
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Dexter Solen
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10
Dec 2008*
There is a lot going on in this game and a lot to enjoy.
2008-12-19*
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Seth Ben-Ezra
United States
Peoria
Illinois
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10
Jan 2010*
So, yeah, it's an epic game that probably won't hit the table much around here, just because of time. And yet, when it does hit the table, you can guarantee that I'll want to be playing. This game hovers in between my "boardgaming" space and my "roleplaying" space in a really pleasant way. Plus, I'm a fan of Bladerunner, detective noir, and cyberpunk, so I'm constitutionally required to like this game.

And I do. I really, really do. Weird, huh?
2008-12-31*
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Philip Mairs
United Kingdom
Sevenoaks
Kent
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10
Jan 2009*
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Maik Hennebach
Germany
Frankfurt
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10
Jan 2011
Tries a lot of new stuff, some of it quite radically new, which would be admirable all by itself. And pulls this off while also being a very good and, after the initial hurdle, very fast-moving game.
2011-01-30
Owned
Eric Engstrom
United States
Morton Grove
Illinois
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Paint it red; RED 'UNS GO FASTER!!!
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10
Nov 2011
Owned
To be free, one must give up a little part of oneself
Canada
Guelph
Ontario
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10
May 2010
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Joshua So
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Love dragons...all kind of dragons!
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10
Sep 2009*
I wonder if I can ever gather the right group here in Hong Kong to start the game, but it's a must for every ScFi and boardgame lover!
2009-09-07
Owned
Scott Myers
United States
Rochester
New York
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10
Apr 2010
Mighty complex. I need to organize several sessions ... but it's hard getting people interested in playing once ever, really!
2010-01-09
Owned
Stephen Gassett
United States
Fort Worth
Texas
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10
Apr 2012
Owned
Greg Frank
United States
Walnut Creek
California
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10
Apr 2015
Very fun game, Highly recommend it. It is a bit overwhelming at first but once you get use to the game it is a lot of fun.
2009-02-22
Owned
Simone Grandini
Italy
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
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10
Jan 2009*
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Jorge Arroyo
Spain
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10
Feb 2009*
So far I'm impressed. This is the kind of game that leaves you thinking about all that happened for long after the it's over. The theme is excellently implemented and it really manages to convey the sense of dread and tension you'd expect from the cyberpunk/dark near future genre.

Although the actual murder investigation is not about deducing who the murderer is (like in Clue), deduction is still required to guess what suspects other players want to be guilty, and this information really affects the outcome of the game.
2009-01-24*
Owned
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John McKendrick
United Kingdom
Glasgow
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10
Dec 2009*
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tony lee
United States
arlington
Massachusetts
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10
Jun 2009*
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Evan
United States
California
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10
Sep 2011
A storytelling masterpiece, in all its epic, sprawling glory. It would be nice if it were playable in half the time, and if one wants to quibble over details yes okay the conspiracy mechanic could be better, but by god if you start bitching about "solving a crime" vs. "framing a suspect" so help me I will punch you seriously do not make me come over there
2012-10-23
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Marcus Paulson
United States
Massachusetts
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10
Apr 2009*
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Bill Corey Jr.
United States
Elkhorn
Wisconsin
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Yes, I actually drank out of that hat.
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10
Oct 2013
Quite simply, there is no better "story in a box" game than Android. If you approach a game of Android as a VP-hunter, you've already lost the game; this is narrative-driven gameplay with victory points only used as a measuring stick of success at the end. This is an epic game that will take the five wildly different characters on different journeys, all in the pursuit of their own goals and schemes. It's a time investment to be sure, but this game takes the concept of "winning" and turns it on its ear in a satisfying way that never fails to be memorable. If you value narrative in your games, and you're not afraid of a time commitment, this is one of the best.
2013-10-10
Owned
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kevin kennedy
United States
Athens
Georgia
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10
Jun 2009*
Owned
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Panos Salteas
Greece
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10
Feb 2015
Owned
Josh Utley
United States
Everett
Washington
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10
Apr 2010
I Love this Game!!
2009-06-22
Owned
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Adam Brzostowski
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10
Jul 2009*
Owned
10
Jan 2011
Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Smells like the movie BLADE RUNNER. 3 to 5 detectives go on a mission to solve a murder in a dystopian future with not one but TWO megacorporations who make near-humans.
The Plot Cards are the best part. I wish Joss Whedon would make actual TV episodes out of this...
2011-09-15
Owned
Michael Pavelich
Norway
Nordfjordeid
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10
Sep 2011
Very interesting design! Not trading it anymore because after I played it again I appreciated the subtleties of the gameplay interactions.
This game is really unique! Don't give up on it too soon.
It's important to know what areas your character should avoid exploring, or at least understand the dangers involved. This will help to minimize the effects of the "take that" element.

2011-09-02
Owned
oystein eker
Norway
Unspecified
sola
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10
Sep 2009*
A 10 as a RPG game of detectives.
2009-09-27
Owned
Félix Marchena
Spain
Alicante
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10
May 2012
Owned
Turkey
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10
Jan 2011
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Andy B
United States
Unspecified
Ohio
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10
Jan 2011
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Nick Taylor
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10
Apr 2011
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Balint Weisz
Hungary
Budapest
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10
Feb 2011
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2011-08-23
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Steve Wardell
United States
Carmel
IN
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I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed.
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10
Jan 2012
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Mr. Larynx
Canada
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10
Dec 2011
Owned
Giles Derby
United Kingdom
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10
Dec 2010
Truly an awesome experience. My non-gamer wife talks about it all the time after only two plays. (She also likes other thematic games like Arkham Horror.) It takes a long time to play, but it is worth it. You almost don't mind if you win or not, because just playing the game is wonderful.
2010-12-14
Owned
Mr. Derrp!
United States
North Carolina
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10
Jan 2011
Awesome game! Very thematic. The rules are not as bad as everyone makes them out to be and they flow naturally. Doing each item makes sense in trying to discover the murderer and conspiracy while dealing with your own detective's issues. I consider it a sort of "Advanced Bladerunner Clue"

Very awesome, wish there were more games like this!

This game gets better with each play, just amazed at the depth of theme and choices.
2011-01-15
Owned
"It's a figure of speech, Morty"
United States
Lincoln
Nebraska
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10
Feb 2011
Owned
lost mind
China
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10
Feb 2011
Owned
miss pencil
China
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10
Mar 2011
Owned
Hobbit DM
Ukraine
Chernivtsi
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10
May 2015
The plot is a blast. The mechanics interesting and engaging. However, this is a clear case of a heavy game, long and thoughtful, with some instances of AP, but overall very worthy.
2013-05-25
Owned
Thirty Thirty
England
Virginia Water
Surrey
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10
Apr 2011
THE BEST GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED!
2011-04-13
Owned

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