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Gerd Röttcher
Germany
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10
Oct 2009*
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Joe J.
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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9.123
Nov 2010
My new favorite game, only made better since I won my first play of it.
It's fairly easy to learn and play, and has great bits and a beauty of a board.
I can see where it might suffer from runaway leader issues, but there's a possible handicap for that built right in.
I like this game quite a bit, and can't foresee turning down playing it. Ever.
2010-11-27
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Inno Van
United States
San Francisco/East Bay
California
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9
Jan 2011
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Torsten John
Germany
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9
Oct 2009*
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Robert Guthrie
United States
Reseda
CA
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9
Nov 2013
Robert's
2013-05-26
Owned
Dietrich Terasa
Germany
Steinbergkirche
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9
Jul 2014
Owned
Michael Dixon
United States
New York
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8.5
Dec 2013
Owned
Bernd Keller
Germany
Dietzenbach
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8
Jan 2010
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Reinaldo Guazzelli
Brazil
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8
Apr 2010
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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8
Apr 2010
My kind of game.......I won!
2010-04-27
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Detlef Dölling
Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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8
Apr 2010
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Thomas Reed

Rossford
Ohio
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8
Aug 2010
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Miriam Bode
Germany
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8
Oct 2010
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Jarkko Laurila
Finland
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8
Apr 2011
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Leif Son
United States
Amherst
New York
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8
Jun 2011
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steve perkins
United Kingdom
Telford
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8
Oct 2011
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Roee Anuar
Israel
Givatayim
Israel
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8
Aug 2013
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Alcaravan Alcaravan
Spain
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8
Jul 2012
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Whit Hancock
United States
Florida
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8
Nov 2012
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Rik Van Horn
United States
Livonia
New York
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7.6
Oct 2011
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Ramon Perez
Spain
Terrassa
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7.5
Nov 2009*
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Jennifer Geske
United States
Portland
Oregon
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7.5
Dec 2009*
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William Donks
Netherlands
Sprang-Capelle
Noord-Brabant
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7.5
Jan 2010*
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Christopher Earley
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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7.5
Aug 2010
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Emilio De Sousa
Spain
Algeciras AKA: 'Arjesiráh'
Cadí
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7.5
May 2012
Buen juego de gestión de recursos ambientado en Albion, partidas de hora y media. Lastima que solo sea para 4 jugadores.
2012-05-29
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tomek ntom
Poland
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7.5
Dec 2011
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Jeff Beck
United Kingdom
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7.5
Dec 2011
Nice little race-resource management game. Good fun for 4!
2013-05-04
Owned
Robert Taylor-Smith
Canada
Okotoks
Alberta
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7.5
Oct 2011
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Pascal Staelens
Belgium
Near Ghent
Eastern Flanders
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7.33
Oct 2009*
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Bruce Bernard
United States
Fairview
Pennsylvania
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7.25
Aug 2012
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charlie reif
United States
Glendale
California
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7.2
Mar 2012
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Chris
Germany
Near Aachen
NRW
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This is my brand new OverText :-)
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7
Mar 2010
Owned
Stefan Risthaus
Germany
Wolfsburg
Unspecified
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7
Oct 2009*
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TOKYO Heartbroken
England
York
North Yorkshire
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7
Dec 2009*
Demo'd this in Essen and liked it. Amigo generously donated a copy to Beyond Monopoly! and I finally played it through. I liked it, despite making poor decisions. I spread out to thin and too fast, when you really want to build up you base before pushing for the win. It was easy to play and make decisions, with some screwage, but a little slow for what was happening. Nice game, nice bits, nice to see a proper island game for once.
2009-12-19
Owned
Want To Play
Rob C
Japan
Osaka-shi
Osaka-fu
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7
Jan 2014
Owned
Alan Smith
United Kingdom
Marsden
Yorkshire
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My one fault is that I'm far too modest! :-)
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Ouch!
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7
May 2010
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Jim Leesch
United States
Buffalo Grove
Illinois
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7
May 2010
Not sure why this game is rated so poorly. A tight efficiency game. But if you can't see the player interaction, you're not playing right. And if you think that "only" having variability in the barbarian discs isn't enough, then you're not being pushed hard enough to play it fine by your opponents.
2010-05-15
Owned
Dave Kudzma
United States
Millsboro
Delaware
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Trumpy, you can do stupid things!
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7
Jun 2010
This is really an action point system with some neat tricks.

First, is it odd that this reminds me of Attika?

You can gain resources or move & build. You can build or upgrade one building in a region. Other people with higher level building get a piece of the resources you paid to build or upgrade. Your goal is to build and then upgrade all 3 of your cities to level 4.

2 plays with 3 and 4 so far with equal tension and competition. Victory was achieved in a different manner each time.

Wrede made another good game that I'm certain will be as overlooked as Pompeii.
2010-06-11
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Mike Thompson
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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7
Jun 2010
Owned
Virre Linwendil Annergård
Sweden
Stockholm
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Forza Bajen!
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... and still sober
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7
Jun 2010
I really should play this again, I remember it as one of the best sessions. But I hardly remember the game mechanics. Theme fits me at least.
2014-06-21
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Frank Eisenhauer
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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7
Jun 2010
Have to try again with more than 2 players
2011-05-15
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For Trade
Mario Pawlowski
Germany
Datteln
Unspecified
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7
Jul 2010
Owned
Ben Bateson
United Kingdom
Ross-on-Wye
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Oi! Hands off...
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7
Sep 2014
I like the offbeat components and the general atmosphere to the game, but it's a worry that the game seems virtually solvable and often is over well before the appointed end. I don't think Albion has as much life-span as I would really like in a game.

Cheap Quality
Abstract Themed
Light Heavy
Shallow Curve Steep Curve
Elementary Complex
Tactics Strategy
Integrated Artificial
Luck Skill
Active Passive
Short Long
Best with 4
2012-06-10
Owned
For Trade
Freelance Police
United States
Palo Alto
California
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7
Jul 2010
Finally played the game last night. With only one of us a Eurogamer, we pretty much played a learning game, with all of us flailing around one way or another (protip: Don't upgrade to three fish when you only have one wood!). I can see how a runaway leader problem can occur if one person "gets it" and the others don't -- sorta like many Eurogames I've played.

A unique mechanic are the Picts, and I don't see this mechanic in most Eurogames. (Mebbe Game of Thrones at most.) Wanna dork over your opponent? Build something near your Pict neighbors and have 'em do your dirty work for you! Picts are worse than bee nests, I swear.

Didn't have any problems with the English translation (more than the usual getting lost after not reading the rules for awhile), although I'm used to ridiculously complex 40-page Ameritrash rulebooks. I'd say the rules are more complex than simpler Eurogames and that the components would imply.
2010-07-15
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JR Dundas
Canada
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7
Feb 2011
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Gunter D'HOOGH
Belgium
WESPELAAR
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7
Sep 2010
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7
Oct 2010
A solid 7 Euro game with some conquest elements to it. Nice bits.
2010-10-04
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Cliff Etters
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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7
Nov 2010
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tony lee
United States
arlington
Massachusetts
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7
Jan 2011
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Arthur O'Dwyer
United States
San Francisco
California
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7
Mar 2012
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