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Ingo Hambrock
Germany
Erkrath
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7
Jan 2011
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David G. Cox Esq.
Australia
Port Macquarie
NSW
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Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are.
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7
Apr 2011
Nice worker placement game.
2011-06-11
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francesco gaiffi
Italy
Pistoia
Tuscany
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7
Dec 2013
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Andrea Garino
Italy
Caraglio
Unspecified
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7
May 2011
Giocato alla Nordovestcon in 3: il gioco è fluido e facile da apprendere, pare ben bilanciato (anche se forse dà il suo massimo in 4!) e la vittoria finale è stata in bilico fino all'ultimo turno.
Rigiocato in 4, appare ancora più competitivo sin dai primi turni, e comunque abbastanza equilibrato fino alla fine.
2011-11-24
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Alexandre Garcia
Portugal
Tomar
Lisboa
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7
Dec 2012
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Frank Schulte-Kulkmann
Germany
Essen
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7
Feb 2015
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Fabian M
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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7
Apr 2012
Very good purchase! Tense game!
2011-07-09
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Heikki Hyhkö
Finland
Helsinki
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Ooops!
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7
Aug 2011
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jasper dekker
Netherlands
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7
Mar 2012
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Edward Chow
Hong Kong
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7
Aug 2012
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Per Landberger
Sweden
Spånga
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7
Apr 2012
A classic area control driven game. Lots of similarities to El grande. Nicely implemented theme.
2012-04-25
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n g
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7
Feb 2015
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pietro timpini
Italy
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7
Jun 2012
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Claus Kjeldsen
Denmark
Skaevinge
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7
Oct 2013
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joao monteiro
Portugal
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7
Nov 2013
jogo de maiorias ...ao estilo eurogame, colecionamos dinheiro para ter mais peças, colocamos mais peças para ter mais maiorias, obtemos pontos de prestigio que trocamos por colunas de castelo ... castelo mais alto será o vencedor , desempatando com o melhor prestigio, jogo jogavel ao melhor de 5 turnos , com eventos pelo meio.
2013-01-28
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Ciril Santos
Portugal
CANTANHEDE
COIMBRA
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Feb 2013
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Cerebos Cerebos
Germany
Hamburg
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7
Dec 2012
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Jürgen Neidhardt
Germany
Wildeshausen
Niedersachsen
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7
Dec 2012
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Johan
China
Shanghai
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7
Dec 2012
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Virgilio San Andres
United States
Lakewood
Colorado
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7
Jan 2013
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petit prince
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7
Feb 2013
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Gianluca Minardi
Italy
Ravenna
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7
Apr 2014
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Francesco Mason

Venezia
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Jan 2014
un gioco divertente e semplice, ma non banale. Quindi impagabile
2014-01-09
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Marcin Galusik
Poland
Przeźmierowo
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7
Apr 2014
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Francesco M.
Italy
Forlì
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7
Mar 2015
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sergio borghese
Italy
Pisa
Tuscany
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7
Mar 2014
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Andrea Vigiak
Italy
Milano
Milano
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7
Nov 2015
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Cristian Beccaro
Italy
Latina
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7
Feb 2015
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migyo lee
South Korea
seoul
Unspecified
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7
Aug 2015
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Enrico Risoluto
Italy
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7
Jan 2016
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Sinocono games
United Kingdom
NORWICH
United Kingdom
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Dec 2015
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Samuel Willis
United Kingdom
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Jan 2016
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Marco Piola Caselli
Italy
Roma
Italia
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6.8
Sep 2014
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For Trade
Sebastien Savard
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Overtext??? Why not
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6.75
Jun 2015
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For Trade
◄ əpıʌɐp ►
Italy
Bologna
BO
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6.5
Oct 2010
This is a fine area control game, with nothing truly innovative, but with very polished mechanics and balance: everything works well, and the game has the right lenght for its weight. The production is good (but the towers could've been nicer), thanks to the efforts of the artists who painted the board. The theme is of course almost non-existant.
2010-10-06
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Luca Modolo
Italy
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6.5
Oct 2013
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JACOB Anthony
France
VERZENAY
MARNE
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6.5
May 2011
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Snooze Fest
United States
Hillsborough
North Carolina
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We love our pups!! Misu, RIP 28 Nov 2010. Tikka, RIP 11 Aug 2011.
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6.5
Feb 2014
1 play, 4er

It's all area-control all the time! And a little auction. I generally like area control, but this needed something more. It does have a very clever VP mechanism, but not enough other stuff going on to make it interesting. I prefer El Grande, although even that is a bit dry. Maybe I most prefer 2-player area majority games (Twilight Struggle, anyone?)?

Oh, I also did HORRIBLY coming in a distant last place -- that may be coloring my view of the game, so I'd certainly play this again if someone else chose it.

--- Summary ---
This is a pretty pure area majorities game, with a few twists thrown in. The conversion of build points to VP (i.e., tower levels) is the most interesting one. There's also the baron play, to secure an area, and the turn order auction which give you a lot to think about.

The board shows 5 areas, each with 3 regions, and the palace area with just one. There's also a deck of bonus cards (they give you the various elements in the game, e.g. coin, workers, build points, etc.) -- everyone starts with one?

Each round starts with an auction for turn order and cubes from supply (earlier turn get more cubes). Each position also has a unique power (e.g., buy cubes at lower cost, get free coin).

On your turn, may buy additional cubes. Place as many of your cubes as you want. May also place your baron (must be accompanied by 2 or 3 cubes depending on region), which prevents any further cubes from being added to that region.

At the end of each round, the player controlling the palace gets a coin and may move one cube to a different area. Then, 3 of the other 5 areas reward the player with the most cubes in them (spend a cube to buy an action card, steal a build point from someone, or buy up to 4 build points at a cost of 2 coins each). Next, all 15 areas reward the player controlling them with cubes, coins, and/or build points. Finally, players MUST, in turn order, spend build points to build their tower. Each tower level costs a number of build points = 1 + level (+1 if first player to build that level).

After each round but the first, a random event triggers (it was revealed the previous round). These generally target one of the 5 board areas, resulting in cubes being removed unless the player pays for them some how.

The game ends after a set number of rounds (varies with player count). The player with the highest tower wins (tiebreakers: build points left, then ...).
2014-02-11
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Joke Fierens
Belgium
Duffel
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6.5
Sep 2013
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Lorenzo Rocci
Italy
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6.5
Nov 2012
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ILIAS KORONIS
Greece
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6.5
Mar 2013
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Dani Teixido
Spain
Granollers
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6.5
Nov 2013
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arcari stefano
Italy
Gallarate
Varese
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6.5
Apr 2014
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brusbru brusbru
Spain
vitoria
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6.5
Jan 2016
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Malwina idha
Poland
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6.5
Oct 2015
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Thomas Shelley
United Kingdom
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They call him Cuban Pete..
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6.5
Dec 2015
A very solid game with some good player interaction and nice mechanics. The theme is not very inspiring and is fairly thin which probably puts many people off this game but it is a satisfying strategy cube pusher that is easy enough to teach and play in about 90 minutes.
2015-12-24
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Antonio Collado Jaime
Spain
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6.5
Jan 2016
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Camillo Quatrini
Italy
Rome
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6.4
Jul 2011
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Pedro Andrade
Portugal
Marinha Grande
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6.33
Feb 2013
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Ernesto Beren
Italy
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6.3
Dec 2015
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