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Tristan Bailey
United Kingdom
Brighton
East Sussex
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10
May 2008*
Great game, where power swings back and forth. Though find i play differently online where I evaluate the point value of different cards. Compaired to in person where i just try to get more shields that the other person in every colour and do not track the total score or cross, tower and sword values.
2008-05-22*
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United States
Saint Joseph
Michigan
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10
Jun 2008*
I was first introduced to this game on www.mabiweb.com. I enjoy the area control effect with the cards and the secret markers. I enjoyed it so much, I tracked down a copy to play in person. Now that www.Yucata.de has added it, I play even more.
2008-06-27*
Owned
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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10
Mar 2007*
My favorite game, thanks to Mabiweb. Played almost 100 games, and it's still fresh every single play, thanks to the randomized layout.
2007-03-22*
Owned
Lynette
United States
Richland
Washington
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10
Oct 2012
One of the best two player games out there in terms of balancing depth of strategy with very simple rules.

Can be taught in 5 minutes. Have played hundreds of games with dozens of different people and still enjoy every game of it.

Yucata has 3 and 4 player variant rules that work well, but it is still best with two.
2012-10-31
Pontus Nilsson
Sweden
Gothenburg
Bohuslän
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9.2
Apr 2008*
My favorite quick two player game, bar none! Extremely simple rules and fulfilling game play.
2008-04-16*
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Razor Edge
Canada
Terrebonne
Quebec
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9
Sep 2011
Best two player game out-there!!! After SpaceShip Catan
2008-02-17*
Owned
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Dan
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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9
Oct 2008*
An underrated gem. Sure, it's basically abstract but not overly analytical and the components look and feel great.
2005-08-27*
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Eric Mowrer
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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9
May 2007*
Great two player game. Easy and quick, yet has some depth.
2007-05-28*
Owned
Kristof Tersago
Belgium
Sint Truiden
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9
May 2008*
Tactical 2player game with very little luck. Quite abstract but fast gameplay. Bit of a brain-burner.
2008-05-05*
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Koert Debyser
Belgium
Brugge
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9
Mar 2007*
Excellent tactical two-player luck-low set-collection game. Plays fast & has simple rules. Best to play with the variant of ending the game after three of the four rows are removed. Always a challenge to max the score and decide where to risk loosing a majority due to a "hidden" disc.
2007-03-16*
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Darryl Boone
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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9
Jan 2009*
Possibly the best set-collecting game I've played. Very good, if very pink. (There's a four-player variant but don't bother trying it.) Objectively, though, the game isn't for everyone. I think most will think it is just OK.
2008-02-17*
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David Tracy
United States
San Francisco
CA
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9
Aug 2007*
Finally, a game in my collection with more pink than Queen's Necklace! There isn't any theme to this game really, but that is okay. The gameplay is interesting, since you want to collect your sets, but by doing so, you don't want to make available good cards for your opponent. The more I play this, the more I like it. Definitely worth picking up if you can find it. I am upping my rating on this one. Excellent game.
2007-08-23*
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Chris Comeaux
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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9
Jan 2008*
Brilliant game; wonderfully balanced.
2008-01-05*
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Aitor
Spain
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9
Oct 2012
Homemade. Very good free P&P.

Seems like a peaceful Euro, but has a high screwage potential.

A handful of cards and some counters give you the same depth as many majority Euros there. Richelieu is not only faster, it has also pretty colors!
2014-04-14
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Becky Zamborsky
United States
Berea
Ohio
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8.5
Apr 2005*
A very enjoyable Web of Power card game for two. I like the agonizing choices here.
2005-04-26*
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Larry Pienciak
United States
Carlstadt
New Jersey
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8.5
Apr 2007*
Simple rules and good strategy. This is fun.
2007-04-13*
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Randy Shipp
United States
Irving
Texas
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8.5
Dec 2007*
For a game that's this dry and abstract, I really love this. I just find myself grinning as I parry and feint with the placement of the blocking chits and get a lot of satisfaction from maneuvering to take a bonus chit. Also, I think it's a very attractive production. I'm definitely interested in getting my own copy and working it into the regular rotation of two-player games along with favorites like Jambo, Starship Catan, Kupferkessel & Co., and Battle Line.
2007-12-19*
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Christopher Bartlett
United States
Marietta
Georgia
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8.5
Mar 2008*
Wow - what a joy to play with my 8- and 7-year olds, and just a joy in general. Evokes Web of Power, but stands on its own. Simple and deep, like the best of Schact's games. Would play this anytime, anywhere.
2008-03-05*
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Richard Zajic
Czech Republic
Prague
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8.5
Sep 2009*
Update: 7 -> 8 After more than 200 plays I found out I am willing to play it again
2008-06-20*
Cristian Cano
Spain
Sevilla
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8.5
Nov 2009*
I like this game so much that I had to make me a P&P copy for playing with Teresa. She loves Richelieu.

Intelligent and tense game with hard decisions to make. Great replayability. More than a filler.

This is the best Michael Schacht's game IMO.

Home Made. Print & Play.

* Update *

Finally I found a copy in shrink in one of the Essen's bargain stores. YES!
2011-04-11
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D a v i d B u r k e y
United States
Fort Smith
Arkansas
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8.5
Dec 2012
An excellent and (I think) under-appreciated card game for two players. The use of markers for reserving cards and the scoring mechanisms make this a very tense and strategic game.
2011-07-16
Owned
Vlad Balica
Romania
Bucuresti
Bucuresti
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8.5
Mar 2011
Great 2 player game. Will probably make myself a copy
2011-03-25
Chris R.
United States
Unspecified
Missouri
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8.125
May 2008*
Neat, quick little card card.
2008-05-11*
Halloween Jack
Belgium
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Unspecified
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8.1
Dec 2005*
Very good 2 player game. Simple rules offer a lot of options
2005-12-29*
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Richard Rowan
United States
Redmond
Washington
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8
May 2003*
I actually like this game quite a bit. This was originally the Kardinal & Konig (Web of Power) card game, and it definitely has the same feel as the board game of needing to balance your point scoring in a lot of different ways. Overall, very nice.
2003-05-30*
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Ramsau Mayka
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8
Oct 2003*
A fast, easy and addictive game.
2003-10-21*
Steve Ramsden
United Kingdom
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
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8
Jul 2004*
This is rapidly becoming one of my favourite two player games. Agonising choices but just enough randomness with the face down chits to stave off analysis paralysis. Great stuff
2004-07-17*
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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8
Oct 2004*
I already loved the Kardinal & Konig card game, so I was prepared to like this one from the start. If anything, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The change in laws and in how you compete for various areas makes the game even tighter. It's on my "must find" list.
2004-10-23*
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Greg Canessa
United States
Fairfax
California
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8
Sep 2005*
Very fun two-player game.
2005-09-02*
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S. P. Harris
United States
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8
Nov 2005*
A favorite of daughter when she was around 14. Easy to learn.
2005-11-26*
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Antti Hoo.
Finland
Helsinki
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8
Jan 2006*
Actually a pretty decent tactical affair for two. Rewards concentration and careful weighing of options, but doesn't tax the brain overmuch, i.e. perfect for a quick game or three after a tiring day at work. Has a nice, Schachtian flow somehow reminiscent of 'Hansa'. Elegant graphics and sturdy cardstock are a definite bonus.
2006-01-19*
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Jeno Szabo
Hungary
Budapest
Budapest
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8
Feb 2006*
my cup of tea. simple, elegant and quick.
2006-02-02*
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John Michalski
Belgium
Namur
Unspecified
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8
Apr 2006*
Very nice game for two; we have played 4 or 5 times and the game is still fun for both.
2006-04-17*
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Mike Silbey
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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8
May 2006*
Surprisingly good.
2006-05-02*
Dominic Rébérez
Belgium
Merchtem
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8
Oct 2006*
Very interesting game for two. Seems hard to grasp at first, but after a while you can see tactics coming.
2006-10-13*
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Gary Libby
United States
Middletown
Rhode Island
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8
Aug 2006*
I really enjoy the tactical of feel of playing a card, watching your opponent counter it, and then you countering them. All this while blocking cards that either you need or do not want them to get. You can play it at www.mabiweb.com where it feels very different from playing first hand as you can see the scores constantly tabulating.
2006-08-08*
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The Fiend
United States
Avon Lake
Ohio
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8
Jul 2010
Hard to get into the flow of this one right away. Points and cards are obtained in multiple ways. I really like the mechanics of this unique card game and am hooked playing it online.
2006-11-22*
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Joel Abbott
United States
Burlington
Vermont
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8
Jan 2007*
This is a good travel game. I like it. Very difficult decisions.
2007-01-17*
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Mario Aguila
Chile
Puerto Montt
Chile
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8
Mar 2007*
Very tactical and clever. After some plays, from 6.5 to 8. Very good online implementación in http://www.mabiweb.com
2007-03-20*
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Brett Myers
United States
Madison
WI
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8
May 2007*
Excellent tactical, look-ahead card/tile game with some moments of really good turn angst. The property markers offer some interesting tactical options in blocking, devaluing tiles and even a bit of bluffing, while the bonus discs provide a little hidden information to discourage AP. The tiles are thick and sturdy; when setting up, I like to mix them face-down on the table like mahjong tiles. Richelieu is an excellent Lunch Hour Game; light enough you can play two or three games in an hour, but with enough meat to be satisfying. Lunch Hour Game of the Week, 04/24-04/28.
2007-05-22*
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chris carleton
Canada
bon accord
Alberta
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8
Jul 2007*
An interesting game. Good decisions to be made. Will be playing it lots over the next couple of weeks, and will have a better idea of the rating then.
2007-07-13*
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Bill Bennett
United States
Newton
Iowa
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8
Nov 2007*
This game plays very differently with 2 players than it does with 3 players, but I like it either way. A lot of strategic punch for such a simple game.
2007-11-02*
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Tim Taylor
United States
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8
Dec 2007*
Interesting abstract strategy game. Rewards repeated plays. Theme is surprisingly strong.
2007-12-01*
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John Curran
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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8
Aug 2008*
Another game to love and lose at. I've only played two player, perhaps 4 player (or the version published as China) would be worthwhile.
2010-08-11
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Schuk
France
Mulhouse
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8
May 2008*
What a simple, clever and underrated little game !
2008-05-05*
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8
May 2008*
Good game. High replay value and easy to learn. Needs a couple of games to get to play more tactical though. Recommended.
2008-05-08*
Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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8
Apr 2009*
I've only ever played this online at mabiweb. It didn't realize it even had a theme because it's not applicable at all. I remember seeing this game in the past though and being turned off by the box art and theme but now I realize that it doesn't matter. This is a pretty fun and very fast game that I enjoy playing.
2008-06-02*
Quim rv
Spain
Palma de Mallorca
Islas Baleares
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8
Oct 2009*
Richelieu es el mejor juego de “control de áreas” y mayorías diseñado para dos jugadores al que he jugado. Su sencillez, su profundidad, su posibilidad de desarrollar estrategias y lo táctico que es a la vez, es lo que mas me cautiva. Tomar cartas de una fila, implica hacer a otras disponibles para el contrincante. El bloqueo de los chips es muy interesante, dotando al juego de puteo, las 8 fichas ocultas al inicio del juego confieren incertidumbre y faroleo a la hora de interpretar quienes tiene las mayorías por las que se esta luchando.

Richelieu es un juego abstracto donde el cálculo y recálculo de las opciones puede echar atrás algún jugador pero si buscas un juego sólido para dos de mayorías y con mucha iteración este es altamente recomendable.

Mas de 100 partidas "on line"
2012-03-15
Ryan Gatti
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8
May 2009*
This is a great, strategic, two-player game. Simple rules, but a lot of depth despite the apparent simplicity. Probably better if the tokens to replace counters are not used (decreases some of the unbalanced luck).
2009-05-02
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Raiko Puust
Estonia
Keila
Harju Maakond
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8
Mar 2011
Great tactical game. Easy to teach and fast to play.
2011-03-15
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