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Mariusz Jońca Mariusz Jońca
Poland
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10
Jan 2011
John S.
United States
Media
Pennsylvania
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10
Mar 2014
Perfect, concise military game with auction mechanics, special powers, and heated battles. On the surface, it seems like a strange mix of ideas, but it incorporates them into a fast, enjoyable game where tactics are valued over brawn. Never slow, always tense, about everything you could ask for in a game like this.

Edit: I think I've played this 4 times and it has an interesting "take down the leader" element to it, since the winning stroke can be won in 1-2 expertly executed rounds. So piling on the leader is common. That often leads to the 2nd place guy taking the lead, causing another pile on. Yet it somehow doesn't feel random or unnecessary. It all works and is never dull.
2014-03-07
frank verhulst
Belgium
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10
Feb 2011
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Felix Lastname
Germany
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10
Aug 2012
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Jared Ketterman
United States
Corydon
Indiana
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10
Jan 2011
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Frank Vonput
Belgium
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10
Mar 2012
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Enrique Canales
United States
Texas
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10
Oct 2011
Speedy bidding game with a fantastic "Clash of the Titans" typ theme and jaw dropping artwork. Every decision matters and the game is fun-tense.
2011-01-28
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Radoslaw radzik
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10
Apr 2011
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2014-07-05
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www.fabianroth.com
Switzerland
Basel
Basel-Stadt
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10
Nov 2012
With the expansion one of my top 3 favorite games. Easy rules and easily explained to others yet complex tactics with many surprises to keep things going, almost zero downtime and playtime is perfect (~90-120 Minutes), great scalebility for 2-5 players that actually WORKS, awesome material and art, cool theme. Expansion is recommended since it balances the game to perfection. I played Cyclades with the expansion with at least 10 different persons and everybody loved it, from my girlfriend to the cambridge doctor.
Highest Recommendation.
2012-11-04
Paul Gates
United States
Erie
Pennsylvania
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Feb 2015
Cyclades takes troop deployment, movement, and combat; building construction, resource gathering, card selection, and boils all those things down into one major decision each round: which god do I want to bid on? There's so much to do in this game, and I really love how the auctions on the god track keeps players focused. That element of the gods dictating what you can do makes the complexity of the game really manageable and easy to digest.

This game is also about ten months pregnant with tension as it's usually pretty easy for everyone to get a few steps away from winning.

I also really love how you need to double bluff your way to victory. By that, I mean you need one obvious and one not so obvious win option on the board that your opponents will delightfully and mercilessly screw you out of. They'll feel so triumphant because they bound you, caged you, and threw you into the depths of the ocean, absolutely destroying every chance of victory you ever had.

But then comes the "Aha suckers!" moment where you break your bindings, escape the cage, break through the surface of the water, and micturate all over every one who thought you were so thoroughly beaten; because what they failed to see was the mostly hidden third option that relies on a convoluted four card monster chain. I always feel like the winner of this game performs the best slight of hand. Eighty percent of the game is setting up this mind blowing magic trick that will leave everyone groaning in defeat. It's like having David Copperfield on your living room table. It's not about auctions, ship battles, infantry skirmishes, building buildings, or getting money. It's about magic. Everything else is illusory.

One of the coolest games around. Unfortunately, the peeps I play games with don't share my love for it. Perhaps it's because I'm always calling them suckers.

I have played this game a few times with players who kept doing Appollo, hoarding money, and never using it. It can be really disruptive to the balance of the game if that money isn't being put to use as using money is how you keep other players in check.
2015-02-26
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Ethan West
Canada
Devon
Alberta
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Apr 2012
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Stéphane touff
France
PARIS
France
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10
Feb 2011
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namander
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Jan 2013
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John Steinbach
United States
Forest Grove
Oregon
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Mar 2011
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Sor Pampurio
Italy
Rome
Italy
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10
Jul 2011
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Lars Herdler
Germany
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Hamburg
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Feb 2014
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GweG OwY
France
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10
May 2012
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John Wunsch
United States
Onalaska
Wisconsin
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Oct 2013
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capitaine spoppo
Canada
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Feb 2012
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JC Moulin
France
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10
Mar 2011
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Nicto Nictov
Ukraine
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10
Mar 2011
John Saturn
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Apr 2011
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John Rollins
United States
Colorado
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10
Apr 2011
Tim Pskowski
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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10
Feb 2013
My favorite game, a ton of systems come together very well. It has tons of player interaction. Each turn and each game is varied. Awesome game.
2013-05-15
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Flaviu Diudea
Romania
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Jun 2015
This game was an instant must have since the first time I heard about it. I just love greek mythology and anything that has to do with the Pantheon . The game looks great when it is spread out, components are very nice and good quality. I like the hybrid system, the combination of euro mechanics(worker placement and auction) with the ameritrash combat system.

For me this is a game that I don't see myself parting with and the people I normally play with agreed.
2012-02-15
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Kosher Robot
United States
Oswego
Illinois
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10
Jan 2012
The best of both worlds!!! Euro and Ameritrash meet to create a great game
2012-09-29
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Brian Brokaw
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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10
May 2011
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Louis-Philippe Vézina
Canada
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10
May 2011
PaKo LoKo
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May 2011
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Mike McCarthy
United States
Chandler
Arizona
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10
May 2011
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Johan Berg
United States
Missouri
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May 2011
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Rafał S
Poland
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May 2011
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Jaime Iscar
Spain
Madrid
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10
Mar 2012
Deep: 7
Fun / Intensity: 9
Innovation / Influence: 8
Production: 10+
Replay: high
Interaction: high
Audience / Target: 7

Beautiful production, very easy to play, many ways to victory. I like this game a lot.

I've raised the rating after the Hades Expansion. I find it essential
2013-11-27
Owned
Witek Wasilewski
Poland
Warsaw
Falenica
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Jan 2015
Great, great, great game. Gave us a lot of fun. Great cutthroat experience! You can teach it to anyone and new players can stand against veterans and defeat them. I got even better with Titans expansion which has compacted the game making it faster and more aggressive, while not adding rule clutter. Now you can fit two plays in time of one without the expansion. Must buy!

+ Hades
+ Titans
+ Hecate
+ Manticore


2014-11-29
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Vladimir Jirsak
Czech Republic
Praha
Praha 5
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Jun 2011
Costantino Jam
Greece
Athens
Greece
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10
Nov 2013
A Revelation!Fantastic themed game which is supported by the gameplay!Various strategies, cause you can win also without conflict!It is a Hybrid,Euro-trash so i guess it is my kind of game.Leaves me a taste as Chaos in the old world,so is a game that is going to stay in the collection.
2013-11-06
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Tim Heerema
Canada
London
Ontario
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Sep 2011
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Gordon Taylor
Canada
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Oct 2011
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Khelz Underworld
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Jun 2011
daniel sulc
Czech Republic
Brno
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10
Jun 2011
Alejandro Cobo
Mexico
León
Guanajuato
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10
Jun 2011
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Crazy Soul
Taiwan
Tainan
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10
Jul 2011
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Fire Devil
Portugal
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Jul 2011
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Dave Hudson
Canada
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Jan 2012
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edgar marques
Portugal
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Nov 2011
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Joe Rogers
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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10
Oct 2013
I really LOVE this game. So many ways to try and win. Although it plays best with 5 people, it works nicely with fewer (although I haven't tried with only 2). Beautiful pieces, easy to learn, and great fun!! Is quickly becoming one of my favorite games
2012-03-17
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donnie darko
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Aug 2011
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B S
United States
North Carolina
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Aug 2011
Piotr Ornowski
Poland
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Jan 2012
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RODRIGO MAIA MANIQUE
Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO
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Jan 2012
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