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Ron Sellers
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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10
Oct 2001*
Great game that always changes - but you have to be willing to accept the total randomness of the game.
2001-10-28*
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Greg Lam
United States
Boston
Massachusetts
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10
Jul 2002*
My favorite game of all time, especially the super-customizable version.
2002-07-22*
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Luke Weisman
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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Aug 2002*
I played it out, but it is perhaps one of the coolest petty games around.
2002-08-07*
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Bruce Glassco
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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10
Dec 2002*
I love this game. The rules are simple, yet every game is hugely different. There are so many spells that can have clever or unexpected uses.
2002-12-03*
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Kevin Wilson
United States
Roseville
Minnesota
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It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
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10
Feb 2008*
One of the most played games in my group. I'm always sad when someone else gets the Brain Stone, though. Mmm...brain stone.
2008-02-23*
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Curt Covert
United States
Newtown
Connecticut
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10
Sep 2003*
One of the best, mean little beer and pretzels games ever. Love Tom Jolly's stuff and this is my favorite.
2003-09-01*
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Shannon Appelcline
United States
Berkeley
California
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10
Sep 2003*
Yes, it's got a large random element, but it's one of the few games I own that is *always* fun to play, and has a decent strategic element too.
2003-09-30*
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Jonah Johnson
United States
Van Nuys
California
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10
Jan 2009*
nothing like leaving just smoking boots after a fireball hit
2004-10-21*
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Michael Smith
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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10
Jan 2005*
One of the best beer and pretzel games I've ever played.
2005-01-14*
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dennis randle
United States
Catonsville
Maryland
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Jan 2005*
Lots of fun!!!
2005-01-21*
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Chad Smith
United States
San Dimas
California
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10
Feb 2005*
Had countless fun games of this in high school now I'm enjoying it all over again with my son and daughter.
2005-02-06*
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Duncan Cross
United States
Edgewood
Washington
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Feb 2005*
This is a great game! In my opinion this game gave birth to Magic the Gathering and other card game. It is easy to get into, and your imagination is your only limitation (and the cards in your hand). One of my favorite aspects of this game is it very versatile and out of the 1000+ games I have played no two have really ever been alike. I would love to see Chessex re-release this game with some of the qualities of MTG.
2005-02-13*
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Edward Montgomery
United States
Moraga
California
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May 2005*
Best game ever designed.
"Gotchas" are funny, rarely fatal. Usually plays quickly. Every game is different. Even hardcore gamers can have a grand time playing it seriously.
2005-05-02*
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Casey Benn
United States
Hollywood
California
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May 2005*
My favorite game ever. Has been the center of many social gathering evenings where old and new players have fun. Streamlined concept and rules. Never have had same outcome in hundreds of plays even after you know all the cards and maps. Seems to retain fun and excitement even after playing for 15+ years now.
2005-05-28*
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Rusty McFisticuffs
United States
Arcata
California
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10
Oct 2009*
OK, it's an awesome, classic game, but I'm actually kind of burned out on this. (Everybody always wants to play this!) This game has caused a lot of arguments; a lot of my cards have clarifications scribbled in pencil.

Update: Oh, why fight it. I may pretend I don't love you, Wiz-War, but deep down you know I do. This game is my group's standard filler.

I prefer it with three, as downtime increases with the number of players. Four fast players are OK, though. Lousy with two.
2007-12-20*
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David Katsikas
United States
Manchester
New Hampshire
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Dec 2005*
This board game is filled with many hours of multiplayer enjoyment!
2005-12-02*
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j b Goodwin

Lynchburg
Virginia
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Jan 2006*
This might just be my favorite take-that game. I will never turn down a game of Wiz-War, and I've never played a bad one...no matter who won.

I am currently holding a grudge with Chessex for holding the rights to this game for years and not releasing it. Let my Wiz-War go!
2006-01-09*
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Justin
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
Apr 2009*
Silly and random, but a lot of fun. This is a great 4 person game. Made my own copy since it was out of print.
2007-01-09*
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jeffrey james
United States
Olympia
Washington
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Apr 2006*
I made the homemade version of this game (thanks Jeff Jeloba!)
Lots of fun..... We made all of the cards plus some of Jeff's originals. Great variety and lots of laughs.
One of the few games that has a great blend of variety, fun/sillyness, strategy, and most importantly - interaction.
2006-04-20*
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Chris DeLashmutt
United States
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Unspecified
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Sep 2006*
Tons of fun! Very simple rules, and most of them are modified via use of spell cards that can do darn near anything. The expansion adds more cards, pieces for 2 more players, and it is a must!
2006-09-04*
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Joerg Sterner
Austria
Vienna
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Dec 2010
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Oliver Brettschneider
Germany
Mainz
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10
Jun 2007*
GREAT GAME! Even better with the Expansions (adds two players)... I couldn't possibly rave enough about this game. Made a German edition with card translations based on Jeff's Custom Wiz-War files, cards printed on business cards.
2007-06-29*
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Dave Dobson
U.S. Virgin Islands
Greensboro
North Carolina
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Sep 2007*
I love this game.
2007-09-11*
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E.R. Burgess
United States
Glendora
California
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10
Sep 2007*
Certainly one of the great beer and pretzel games. Magic the Gathering would never have happened without it. Wacky, clever and with enough variation to warrant repeat play. One of my favorites, even so many years down the line. Expansions are a must.
2007-09-16*
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David Bickham
United States
Roslindale
Massachusetts
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10
Nov 2007*
One of those games that I always want to play. Dealing with the randomness of it all is really part of the strategy. All your plans must be flexible or you are sure to end up trapped in a corner punching at the wall. So much light silly fun should entertain anyone for at least a while.
2007-11-02*
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Matt Robintree
United States
Eugene
Oregon
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10
Mar 2008*
Absolutely amazing game. Far more fun than any other game I've played. There's a lot of strategy, but you can't plan ahead because everything can change in an instant. The good moves you make matter more than the bad moves.

You can find a printable version of the game tokens & boards here:
http://www.jeloba.com/wizwar/
and the cards here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/info/30998
2008-03-11*
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Alan Reeve
United States
Geneva
Illinois
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10
Jul 2008*
Played at Origins 2k8 and I had a blast! Lots of spell variety. Doesn't take itself too seriously. Just plain fun!
2008-07-03*
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Phillip Hazlet
United States
Ohio
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Aug 2008*
Jeremy and Andrew own. This is one of my all time favorite games. It plays very quickly, and it is particularly good for two players. Multi-player games are also good, and games are always close.
2013-12-15
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Oct 2009*
Always a favorite, and new people enjoy it. I tweak the deck a little bit to take out cards that cause too many arguments.
2009-10-01
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Kwanchai Moriya
United States
Monrovia
California
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10
Jan 2009*
My favorite fantasy-themed game. Hilarious and thematic.
2013-08-31
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Terry Ash
United States
Santa Ana
California
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Nov 2009*
One of the best games in history.
Beer and pretzels game that's really fun to play and easy to teach.
2009-11-01
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Elph ing
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Feb 2012
Best game ever.
2012-02-20
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Vektra Casler
United States
Royal Oak
Michigan
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May 2012
Ilya 77 is my hero!
2012-05-20
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Primitives Fan
United States
Orlando
Florida
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Nov 2014
Perfect fantasy battle game. You can see a lot of the ideas/cards in this one reappear in Magic the Gathering, an inferior game IMO.

I contributed cards to the second expansion to the old fifth edition. Haven't seen the new colorful edition(s).
2014-11-08
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Johnny ONeal
United States
California
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Dec 2013
For pure fun, it is hard to beat Wiz-War. My group plays with a custom set using the nostalgically delicious artwork of Ilya Baranovsky.
2013-12-15
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Ken Rice
United States
Seattle
Washington
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9.5
Nov 2002*
The best beer & pretzels game ever. The experience of playing the game is what makes it fun, over who wins or loses.
2002-11-22*
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Travis Lubbers
United States
St. Louis Park
Minnesota
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9.5
Feb 2011
Made version of Kwanchai and Jeff's
2011-01-19
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Ray.T
Thailand
Bangkok
Bangkok
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9.5
Jul 2012
Always a good game to play. Some of the additions I think are to much and spoil the simplicity of this game. However, taking the best out of the expansion and adding it to the base game, you can get some fun games. Also, everyone is different, for example, I don't even use the creatures and such.
2012-07-20
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Dan Gilkey
United States
Eureka
California
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9.5
Oct 2009*
The only reason it didn't get the 10 is the game has many little problems (all stemming from how a given card may be read by deferent players)but despite that it is still loads of fun ( probably my favorite game ) and my friends and I play it several times a month.
2008-04-03*
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Aaron Thomas
United States
Washington
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9.5
Jan 2009*
Love this game. Someone in our game group always wants to play. The only thing that keeps me from giving it a "10" is the low-quality artwork. That being said, the campy artwork has a sort of appeal.
2008-07-09*
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Akke Monasso
Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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Oct 2001*
Fun light game that feels a little like multi-player Magic: the Gathering on a gameboard.
2001-10-03*
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Jay Turley
United States
Scottsdale
Arizona
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Feb 2002*
Slightly unbalanced or else I would give it a ten. Awesome game.
2002-02-14*
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Andrea Ligabue
Italy
Modena
Italy
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Mar 2002*
One of the funniest game I'm ever played
2002-03-01*
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Mandy Menendez
United States
Unspecified
California
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Feb 2003*
This is another one of my favorite games. It is absolutely intense to the end! I love the theme, and the mechanics are clever. My only gripe is I wish they'd replace the art with Magic quality graphics, 'cause it so takes that game out!
2003-02-27*
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Domenico Marra
Italy
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May 2003*
Very fast and fun; suitable for a beach day (instead of playing cards and reading books). Many funny and humorous events may occur!!!
A good level of strategy is required in order to win the game... but luck is always around the corner ;-)
2003-05-22*
Tony Barber
England
Aylesford
Kent
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Feb 2004*
A great game full of surprises. I am looking forward to the new version early next year (now they say late summer 2004)
2004-02-26*
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Roberto Di Meglio
Italy
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Apr 2004*
A great little game. Magic owes a lot to it!
2004-04-07*
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Michael Ellis
United States
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May 2004*
The classic Wiz War will always hold a special place in my collection. The game is always exicting and fun to play. Like many of the games that I prefer, there is not necessarily a clear cut winner until near the end of the game - it aint' over 'til it is over.
2004-05-02*
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Camo Coffey
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
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Mar 2009*
I love this game! The only thing that keeps it from a [10] is the crappy quality of the bits: cheap B/W cardstock boards and cards (not even vinyl-coated!) and fairly plain counters (cute cartoony artwork though). If only Chessex would finally bring out their promised revision! I've been waiting for it since they began advertising it in "Fall 2000"; several years later, I'm still waiting. Come on, Chessex! Get with the program!
2009-04-21
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Wolfgang Zelller
Germany
Schramberg
Baden-Württemberg
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Apr 2009*
I like chaotic games like this. I painted up 4 magicians and their chests and I build up the maze with MasterMaze components, so it looks good too. I will post pictures when I find the time.
2004-10-06*
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