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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
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Attiki GREECE
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9.5
May 2015
A fresh mechanism,a balanced euro,replayability and fun very high due to many cards and combos.I would pay more for a DELUXE EDITION with better components and unique artwork for the cards.
Most of the text on the cards could be symbolic.
Feld's finest for me. A very deep game that takes many plays to fully appreciate.
2010-12-28
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Benoit Guénette
Canada
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9.5
Jun 2013
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Dave Weeks
England
Sudbury
Suffolk
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9
Oct 2010
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Javi Santos
Spain
sevilla
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9
Nov 2011
Temptative rating after 3/4 of a game. The cube selection system is great, and the Feld's agonizing part (activating the cards) of the game is good and makes sense. The district part and shipping seems like a foreign addition, but I really enjoyed the mix.
I think it certainly needs the icons in the cards to make it playable. And it is prone to AP, and it's not a short game. A bit brain burner.
2011-11-07
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Lance Hill
United States
Duluth
MN - Minnesota
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9
May 2013
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Steven Sheasby
United States
Plano
Texas
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9
Jul 2010
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Kevin Schwab
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
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9
Aug 2013
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Joshua Saulpaw
United States
San Francisco
California
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Dec 2010
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Andrew Rae
New Zealand
Wellington
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9
Feb 2011
There is a lot going on here, and some potential for AP, but the rondel dice mechanic is innovative and intriguing. A balance of actions and competiting priorities makes for a fine challenge, and I can recommend this to all euro gamers.
2011-02-05
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Katrine Weerstra
Norway
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9
May 2011
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Jason Grantz
United States
Park City
Kansas
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"Slytherin will help you on your way to greatness"
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9
Mar 2012
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Nigel Misson
United Kingdom
Southport
Lancashire
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9
Dec 2012
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akikazu takeuchi
Brazil
Tangará da Serra
Mato Grosso
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9
Jan 2015
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Joe Rakstad
United States
Illinois
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9
Dec 2014
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Asaf Fabbi
United States
Albany
New York
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9
Feb 2015
Macao is a game where if you do not have a plan, than you are planning to fail. Also, luck helps. This is definitely one of my favorite Felds. Not because the currency abreviation is "PP" either. While hilarious, APs, PPs, etc are probably the only horrible part of this game. The art is also not why I like this game so much because well... it isn't anything to write home about. No this is one of my favorites because it is just a great game. There are a lot of moving parts in Macao but they all come together in a synergistic way. These parts include dice rolls to create a pool of colored cubes used for actions, two boards, cards, and a rondal that drives a color coded cube action allowance system to keep the game in motion. The two boards consist of one that is primarily about pick up and deliver and the other about area control and set collection. You must progress on one in order for the other to matter. The card flops and drafting every round force you to make choices as to what cards and associated powers you THINK you will be able to purchase down the line using specific combinations of cubes. These cubes were placed by you on a rondal that determines what cubes are going to be avilable to you on what round. The rondal drives the game, the cubes fuel the rondal, you steer the game using the rondal. If you fail to plan and guide your specific actions and choices accordingly, then things start going wrong. Horribly horribly wrong. Cards add up and suddenly you are taking negative points for cards you drafted that you cannot purchase using the proper combination of cubes. Ships stop being able to move to locations or are not loaded with the proper cargo to get you any points because you didn't have the right cubes to purchase the right districts and carge which means you lose influence on key districts and thus end game points. Finally, Stefan Feld comes by hosts a comedy central roast in your honor where all of your friends take turns pointing out your shortcomings (ok not the last part). Truly Macao is magnificent and reminicent of other Felds that punish you for bad choices or just bad luck like Notre Dam. Highly recommended by me. Especially if S&M is your kind of kink.
2015-05-11
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Paul Gates
United States
Erie
Pennsylvania
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Mar 2015
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Arlyn J
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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Jul 2015
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Carlos Teixeira
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais
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8.8
Nov 2013
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Michael Giron
United States
Fort Collins
Colorado
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8.5
Jan 2015
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Mike Simpson
United States
Franklin
Ohio
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8.5
Oct 2011
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Tomas Vera Catalan
Spain
Nonduermas (Murcia)
Murcia
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8.5
Dec 2014
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Jimmy Thompson
United States
Westminster
Colorado
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8.5
Feb 2014
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Will Bovenzi
United States
Champaign
Illinois
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8.5
Feb 2015
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Charles Washington
United States
Houston
Texas
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8.25
Mar 2013
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Jonathan Morton
Sweden
Spånga
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Apr 2010
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Pete Lane
United States
Saint Paul
Minnesota
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Sep 2010
Much deeper Euro than I anticipated. Very underrated and full of complex choices. A little TOO deep to hit the table that often, but was highly enjoyable.
2011-05-18
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Francois Petitclerc
Canada
Verdun
Quebec
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8
Feb 2010
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Kerstin Röhricht
Germany
Hamburg
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May 2010
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:C.h.r.i.s. M.c.G.o.w.a.n:
United States
Arlington Heights
Illinois
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8
May 2014
A resource management game with dice, cards, etc. There is a lot of stuff going on - reminds me of Hermagor in that way - with what appear to be multiple paths to victory. I did not see the possible card combos and mis read a card early, but want to play again. A little like Hansa Tuetanica too - bit of a stretch maybe.
2010-02-19
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Sylvain Fetiveau
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Jul 2014
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Rick Baptist
United States
Highland
California
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8
Dec 2010
Macao has to be one of my favorite euros from 2009. Love the dice mechanic in it and all the different paths to victory. I could play it many times and still enjoy it. I guess I could wish for a different theme, but hey -- in this instance, the mechanic is so great I can live with it. Also plays great with 2-4. A stronger theme would put this to a 9.
2010-12-22
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Marvin Peers
Canada
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Aug 2010
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Ross G.
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Stale pastry is hollow succor to a man who is bereft of ostrich.
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8
Mar 2011
After 5+ Plays: I really like how the short term vs. long term benefit structure intersects with the clock imposed by the limited hand size.
2011-03-17
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Dan Smith
United States
Seattle
Washington
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8
Jan 2015
After three plays, this game is an interesting mix for me. I don't like that turn order is EXTREMELY important, and I hate the terminology and wording on the cards. On the other hand, the core gameplay is outstanding, with a great mix of long-term planning vs short term tactical decisions. I guess that means it's about an 8. It's a game I'd like to own, probably, but I wouldn't be willing to pay the exorbitant OOP prices for it.
2015-06-28
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Toh Weibin
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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8
Jan 2011
Worth a try.
2011-01-16
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rico mcflico
United States
Mill Valley
California
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8
Mar 2011
Based on one play. Lots of interesting decisions being made - would love to dive deeper into this game.
2011-03-13
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Yaron Racah
Israel
Tel Aviv
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8
Jun 2012
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Charles Washburn
United States
Henderson
Colorado
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Jun 2011
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Alvin C
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Aug 2012
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Brian Foster
United States
California
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8
Aug 2011
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A Ray
United States
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8
Oct 2011
I want to play this again, but on first impressions it is a nice mix of long-term planning with short term necessity. The mechanics works much better than I thought they would when I saw them on paper, resulting in a fun game where everything flows nicely.
2011-10-09
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Gaurav Roy
India
Pune
Maharashtra
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8
Dec 2011
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Scott Bedell
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Jan 2012
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Kearn Reif
United States
Howell
Michigan
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8
Feb 2012
2/19/12 - Add another Euro to my list of games I enjoyed after one play. The use of die each round to draft action cubes that you place around a roundel or wind rose is brilliant. Each phase offers simplistic and easy to understand choices but the agony of what dice, cards or actions to take can be overwhelming for some.
2012-02-19
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Stefan Graf
Austria
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Jun 2012
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Chadwick VonVeederVeld
United States
Rapid City
South Dakota
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Nov 2012
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Jason Edwards
United States
Grove City
Pennsylvania
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8
Nov 2013
Unique brain-burning fun.
2013-03-20
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Brent Wenerstrom
United States
Riverton
Utah
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8
Jan 2015
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Matt Williams
United Kingdom
Penkridge
Staffordshire
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Sep 2014
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Germany
Braunschweig
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Jun 2014
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