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I-Chen Lu
Taiwan
Wugu Industrial Park
Taipei County
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Aug 2011
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Jason Meyers
United States
Central Illinois
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10
Jun 2013
To me, a very nice melding of Ameritrash and Eurogame. Top flight production quality, sweet artwork, intuitive play, smooth blend of several mechanics, and great tension during play. One of my Top 5.
2011-08-29
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Ariel Gustavo
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Capital Federal
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10
Oct 2011
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Devon Winkler
United States
Riverton
UT
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10
Sep 2012
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Gregor Terrill
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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10
Jun 2012
Very cool auction/conflict game. Incredible artwork and awesome (though fragile and prone to bending) minis. Unfortunately, the rules are a little vague in several places and the iconography (especially on the creature cards) will have you referring back to the manual constantly.
2011-09-28
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Mihail Margitich
Ukraine
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10
Sep 2011
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P. R.
Canada
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10
Jan 2012
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Haley Elizabeth
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10
Sep 2011
Alan
United States
Baltimore
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10
May 2014
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poli poli
Czech Republic
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10
Oct 2011
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Ludik Sthorm
France
Anjou
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10
Oct 2011
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Kougar Singh
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Apr 2015
Excellent game with good progression and a great bidding component.
2015-01-31
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Rhydderch
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10
Oct 2011
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Xaime Recio
Spain
Manzanares el Real
Madrid
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10
Oct 2011
Nicola Gambetti
Italy
Bolzano
Trento
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10
Nov 2011
Even though it looks like a strategic and combat-heavy game, Cyclades is neither of both: actually the most decisive battles aren’t fought by the armies on the board but by the coins on the worshipping board, to get the gods’ favour. Nonetheless Cyclades isn’t either too unbalanced towards the resources’ development: it simply offers a good blend of different playstyles, kind of a neutral ground appeasing both the strategic and the euro gamer.

I really like how the mythologic side was handled, for the game’s authors show respect both for the setting and all things classical. Moreover, the theme doesn’t feel like it was stuck on the game afterwards just because it’s trendy or looks cool: on the contrary it gives the impression that it was developed within the game, for it is well integrated into the mechanics.

Cyclades is a rounded off and well balanced game, allowing many different strategies: every game is undecided and unpredictable till the end and thus till the end every player still has good chances to win. Victory always comes unexpected.
This is the first time I rate a game with a 10.

A longer review can be read here.
2011-11-01
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Daniela Wiebigke
Germany
Halle/Saale
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10
Aug 2012
Great game!

i like that every action weighs heavy and in spite of this it flowes very smoothly, because the basics are clear and simple.

But in the interaction-part the game excells and shines, gaining momentum out of the bidding and the mutual "hold the best one down".

The components are very good or great, the mechanics and the first game teachable in 10min!
2011-10-27
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Tamás Novák
Hungary
Budapest
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10
Jun 2012
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Imanol Arroyo
Spain
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10
Nov 2011
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teekay 96
United States
Lisle
Illinois
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10
Dec 2014
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gimmo lollo
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10
Nov 2011
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cedric cotton
France
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10
Nov 2011
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Lin Liang-Ching
Taiwan
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10
Nov 2011
Rummenigge Dantas
Brazil
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10
Nov 2011
Martin Martin
Poland
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10
Nov 2011
Bart Huygh
Belgium
Essene
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10
Dec 2011
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David Hammond
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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10
Dec 2011
Wow.

Perfect balance of tight game play, bidding wars and area control. This game is perfect.
2011-12-19
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Denis q.
Italy
Biella
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10
Dec 2011
mi piacciono i giochi d'asta e questo gioco ha un bel meccanimo.
2011-12-19
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Adrian
Romania
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10
May 2012
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I. L.
Lithuania
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10
Dec 2011
Dave Buijs
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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10
Dec 2012
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Arek Konieczny
Poland
Świebodzin
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10
Jun 2012
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Craig M
United States
California
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10
Jan 2012
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Brad Reider
United States
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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10
Mar 2014
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cycu cycu
Poland
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10
Jan 2012
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Armand
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Jan 2013
My favorite game. I hesitated to give it a 10 for a long time because 2p can be brutal if the players aren't evenly matched, but that's blaming the game for a fault in the players. By that logic it would be impossible for an area control/direct conflict game to reach a 10 since that's the nature of the beast. Having realized this, the game is ideal: perfect 10.

2013: On subsequent plays, it also scales very, very well.

Can be taught in minutes, endless possibilities and true freedom on your turn to do whatever you like in any order. Makes you wonder why so many games have so many rules.

Cathala avoids the pitfalls so many designers fall into: hex map instead of diagonal moves on a grid, adjusted values on d6 so battle is flavored by luck, not solely determined by it, and a simple ruleset that can be explained in minutes.


2013-07-22
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Cain Ericson
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10
Jan 2012
Dan
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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10
Jul 2014
My rating includes the Hades Expansion. I consider that mandatory and I don't really like the game without it.
2014-07-14
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Phil Taylor
Canada
Hanover
Ontario
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10
Jun 2012
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Travis R. Chance
United States
Fishers
Indiana
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10
Mar 2012
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Some Guy
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10
Mar 2012
John Tipsin
United States
Marietta
Georgia
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10
Jun 2013
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Minel Ungureanu
Romania
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10
Jan 2013
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Hung Yi Lee
Taiwan
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10
Mar 2012
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Paul Was
United States
Southfield
Michigan
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10
Mar 2012
muzolo muzolo
Poland
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10
Mar 2012
vegeta vegeta
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10
Mar 2012
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Taylor Bradley
United States
Bethany
OK
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10
Mar 2012
Erkki Lindpere
Estonia
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10
Nov 2014
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Brian Knowles
United States
Feeding Hills
Massachusetts
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10
Apr 2012
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Josiah S.
United States
Austin
Texas
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10
May 2012
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