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Franck Pouget
France
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10
Dec 2009*
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Sweden
Stockholm
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10
Jan 2012
Great game, with excellent components. Clever bidding mechanism and civ lite theme that really works.
2010-01-19
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William Warren
United States
Rochester
New York
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10
Feb 2014
I liked the first game I played. I feel that playing with more than 2 players would enhance the auction system. Would like to give it a few more tries.
2011-01-12
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Felix Lastname
Myanmar [Burma]
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10
Aug 2012
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teekay 96
United States
Roselle
Illinois
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10
Dec 2014
One of my favorite games. All the game mechanisms work in harmony and plays at a good pace. Really enjoy how the theme is implemented.
2015-12-29
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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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James Moore
United States
Waynesville
Georgia
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10
Dec 2013
This has to be the most spectacular board game I have ever owned. The quality is just incredible; awesome artwork. And it's about Greek Mythology; the game is just pure win!
I'll be treasuring this for a very long time to come..
2012-08-01
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Charlon Ferreira
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10
Jun 2013
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Dave Daffin
United Kingdom
Ledbury
Herefordshire
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10
Jan 2014
Only played one 4-player game with the gaming group, but absolutely blown away by it. A beautiful work of art, the components are great, the gameplay decisions are intriguing, and the mythical creatures potentially devastating!
2014-01-11
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Ronny Berrang
Germany
Frankfurt am Main
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10
Sep 2015
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Ben McEnnis
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10
Aug 2014
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Przemysław Golus
Poland
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10
Jan 2015
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woosh ito
Brazil
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10
Jun 2015
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Krzysiek K
Poland
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9.5
Oct 2011
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liv ply
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9.5
Aug 2011
The best combination of auction and area control mechanics into a wargame. Also the theme: mythology creates some beautiful artwork.

The game is very easy to learn because it doesn't have an excessive amount of rules. Basically a player can learn it on the first play.

Because is a wargame it involves strategy but, unlike other wargames a player can't plan the strategy from the beginning, instead players come up with the strategy when they see an opportunity. Also the strategies are not extremely complex so anyone can play this game but there are many ways to win.

Also it has very beautiful game components:
- the map looks like an exotic wallpaper
- each player ships and soldiers not only that have different colors but have also different models for each color
- high detailed miniatures specially those five big mythological creatures.
- irregular shaped cardboard coins with two different faces.

Advantages:
- superb combination of auction with area control
- high quality and very good looking game components
- very nice theme
- easy to learn
- works just as well in two player mode as in more than two (different rules in 1 vs 1)
- lots of wining strategies
- very entertaining

Disadvantages:
- some rules are not explained very well (for example when a player discard a mythological creature)
- although it is a good idea to use symbols instead of text to display what a creature does, the symbols are kinda strange.
- those five mythological creatures that are so beautifully shaped are used maxim one round then they go off the board until next time a player buys them (except the kraken which remains on the board). It would have been nicer to stay a little longer even if no player would have benefit from them (like kraken).
- kinda hard to find where to buy the game because it is out of stock ... at least in Europe.
2011-08-17
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Christian Heckmann
Germany
Mainz
Rheinland Pfalz
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9.5
Apr 2012
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Vincent Wang
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9.5
Jan 2013
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Lars Arndts
Netherlands
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9.5
Oct 2015
Cyclades is a fantastic and exciting game. At first glance it looks like a wargame set in a mythological setting, but it is much more than that. It has elements of wargaming, area control but mostly it's an auction/bidding game. To execute certain actions you need to make an offer to a specific God. This is the heart of the game and its the moment where players most often butt heads. An all round great game that plays with a full compliment of players in 60 to 90 minutes. And I hear that the Titans expansion makes this even better.

Update 10/'15: After having only played four games I'm upping the score to a 9.5. I love this game. Every element works so well together. The final rounds are incredibly tense as all players are scrambling to be the first to build their metropolises. A fantastic game that gets better after every play.
2015-10-03
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David Cuesta
Ecuador
Guayaquil
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9.4
Jun 2014
Hibrido divertido, con varias opciones interesantes para elegir.

La subasta de acciones es la parte mas tensa y entretenida y las criaturas le dan mucha variedad a las estrategias.
2014-04-04
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Chris Pope
Canada
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9.3
Jul 2015
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David Turczi
United Kingdom
London
England
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9.14
Nov 2015
Every time I play this, I love it even more. It's a beauty, it's an evil bidding game, yet we can have dudes on a map too!
2013-09-29
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Matt W
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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9.1
Nov 2014
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Mcqueeney
Texas
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9
Aug 2011
Wonderful area control battle game with an auction thrown in. Matagot makes some really great games.
2013-10-22
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Eric Walkingshaw
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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9
Jun 2011
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David Hoffman
United States
Briarcliff Manor
New York
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9
Mar 2010
One of those games I'm absolutely terrible at but always want to play. The production and modular board are incredible but the gameplay is really where this game shines. No one strategy is killer and when you see someone "sneak up" on everyone else and suddenly walk away with the game, you can't help but be impressed, both with them and with the design.
2010-03-28
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Alain Charland
Canada
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9
Apr 2010
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2015-06-19
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Colin Dearborn
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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9
Oct 2014
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Richard Pomeroy
United States
Chester Springs
Pennsylvania
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9
Jan 2012
FUN FAST MULTI PLAYER MYTHOLOGICAL LIGHT CIV BUILDING AND CONQUEST GAME
After two 5-P plays with my family I declare this to be an excellent family game. The first play was slow as everyone absorbed the reasonably simple rule set. The second game buzzed along quite quickly. I was setting myself up for a win on the next turn when my youngest (9 YO) announced victory - there was one more player to go that turn but big sister could not avert little bro's victory. There are a lot of things to think about and yuou need to watch the other players. The 5-P game uis a hoot, I suspect 4-P will be just as good or better. The mthological creatures seem like they will maintain variety of play. My initial impression is that this is a truly top notch light-middleweight game.

Have played three more time with my gaming group. The last two plays were 4P knock down dragouts that lasted 3-4 hours each. Two factors for long game length. First -smart competitive players ready to knock out the leader, often via wicked bidding wars, Second in 4P game one god always missing, often Ares or Poseidon, resulting in multi turn set ups for critical attackes. Ultimate compliment from the moat Euro-ish guy in the group, despite game lasting from 8:00 to 11:30 PM = it did not seem long at all, totally immersed for every minute.
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2013-12-26
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J. Waterborg
Netherlands
Groningen
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9
Jan 2011
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Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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9
Aug 2011
Tense, beautiful, brutal and fast. The most brutal bit is the auction mechanic and not the fighting. Wonderful game, that manages to end before the fun does.
2011-11-18
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Roland Alkemper
Germany
Erfurt
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9
Feb 2016
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Oliver Kiley
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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9
Jul 2013
A highly thematic, direct conflict, low-luck, "dudes on a map," euro-style game that plays very quickly (90 minutes). Great production and components. The gameplay is fast and weaves a number of interesting elements together. One of my favorite games I've played.
2011-10-03
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Caleb Glave
United States
Moore
Oklahoma
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9
Sep 2012
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Matthew Dobervich
United States
Seattle
Washington
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9
Mar 2011
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Peter R.
Italy
Bozen
Italy
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9
Nov 2011
So this is "Risk" meets "german games". It is a very valid effort, is fun to play and nailbiting till the end. I just don't think it is possible to win with a great strategy. You have to be lucky too. That is a bit underwhelming because the choices one makes seem to be very important till the last round.
Update: I can't get this game out of my head. This is AT LEAST a 8. This is a GREAT game!
Update: a 8 doesnt do this game any justice! This is a 9 at least. Great great fun!!!!
2011-11-11
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Edwin Priest
United States
Inverness
Illinois
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9
Dec 2011
With the right group, this is what gaming should be. Loads of interaction, wide swings and craziness. Need more plays to better assess, but I have loved the first games.
2012-03-12
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Maciej Jesionowski
Poland
Trójmiasto - TriCity
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9
Jan 2013
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Greg Capling
Canada
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9
Sep 2011
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9
Sep 2012
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Oliver Glockner
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9
Oct 2011
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flukmeng khong
Thailand
Suanluang
Bangkok - กรุงเทพ
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9
Jan 2012
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Jason Newell
Australia
Mayfield
New South Wales
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9
Feb 2015
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An Sea
Poland
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9
Jan 2016
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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9
Oct 2013
BIG21
2013-11-07
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Círculo de Isengard
Spain
Alcalá de Henares
Madrid
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9
May 2012
De Hector.
2012-06-23
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Benjamin LB
Switzerland
Lausanne
Vaud
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9
Nov 2013
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Zawadi Svela
Norway
Skjetten
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9
Jun 2013
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Donald Quitangon
United States
Brea
California
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9
Apr 2015
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Jame Johnson

Florida
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9
Jan 2013
Owned
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CrushyOfTheSeas
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9
May 2013
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