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Axilleas Garif
Greece
Athens
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10
Mar 2013
A brilliant 10.A very strategize game with a lot of options to win the game...One of my favorites game.Excellent idea.The only negative i can find is that you must play with 4 experienced players because one mistake is enough to win the game someone
2015-01-28
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wertry wertry
United States
West lafayette
Indiana
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9
Nov 2010
got to screw someone game play
2010-11-28
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Kevyn Galli
Switzerland
Ticino
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9
May 2013
Very underrated game that, if played with some strategy, can lead to awesome moments of fun.
Just give it a try, you won't regret it!
2013-05-18
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Judy Kats
United States
San Bruno
California
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9
Jun 2013
Confusing on how to get a two player game going based on the rules but its a good game overall.
2013-06-21
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Jul 2013
Simple, fast, with a lot of difficult decisions. This is a great game with great art. Highly recommended. This game must be the one with the highest ratio of {good game} / {package}.
2013-07-07
Keith Hammons
United States
Santa Monica
California
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9
Nov 2013
Big game in a small box. Gorgeous art, loads of choices and strategy options in both the drafting and placement and playtime that could be as little as 30 minutes if you play with people who know what they're doing. Excellent game.
2013-11-18
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Jennifer Wittekind
United States
Arizona
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9
Jun 2014
I love this game but the drafting
and strategy are a little too much for
my parents to enjoy playing. Unless they
do well understanding directions and can deal
with complications, I'd put the age range from
15 to 35.
2014-06-18
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Shanthi Gonzales
United States
San Francisco
California
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8.5
Nov 2012
Super fun, super nasty game that can lead to hurt feelings. Don't play with people that don't like games with screwage. Quick play time and good tension in the game.
2012-12-16
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Brad Pasmeny
Canada
St. Albert
Alberta
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8.5
Sep 2013
Excellent filler.

Highly underrated game.
2013-09-15
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Ioannis Tsirikos
Greece
Nea Filadelfeia
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8.2
Sep 2011
Icredible how such a tiny box can contain such a BIG game!
2014-01-01
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Alessandro Maggi
Italy
Rome
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8.2
Dec 2012
Incredibly underrated game.
This is a highly confrontational, tense, and cut-throat card-drafting game. Never played something like this. People may dislike it because being devious as it is requires players of equal skills to be enjoyed.

Those who don't like games that enable "bash-the-leader" situations should also avoid it.

Great thing FFG is picking this one up.
2012-12-12
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Choubi Gogs
France
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8
Dec 2010
August 2010: Just bought, mostly on a whim

October 2010: Yes, very good game, both with 3 and with 4 players. Can be very hard to know what a good play is, specially since most of the time, it would seem like you only have pretty bad options.
I suspect a right-player-newbie effect as it is always the player on your right that will have to prevent your opportunities and not give you good spots. I don't really care as long as everybody knows that "your job is to block the player on the left"...

Anyway, I really like this game as of now, I don't know yet how deep it really is (perhaps our decisions don't really have that big an impact but it doesn't feel this way right now).

Anyway, a nice filler, in the same vein as Meuterer I would say in terms of complexity, rules, depth and luck factor. Perhaps more heavy in gameplay and less luck dependent...

December 2010: Changed my rating system, the game is now rated 8
2010-12-11
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Stephane Josephy
Belgium
Brussels
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8
Oct 2010
Nice, intricate card/drafting game.
2010-10-05
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Jean-François Jouin
France
Limoges
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8
Apr 2011
Good card-drafting game with backstabbing/bluffing elements. Very entertaining !
2011-10-13
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Patrick H.
Canada
Pierrefonds
Quebec
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8
Oct 2010
Reading the rules made me think that the influence cards would add too much chaos, but the fact that they only influence adjacent cards does a lot to minimize the chaos.

The only downside is that the cards are too small to show off the gorgeous artwork. Can't wait to play this again.
2010-10-01
Svetlana
Russia
Moscow
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8
Feb 2011
Need to be Sleeved

Christmas gift from Larry 10.11.2010
2011-08-30
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Libeim Wiggin Gibson
Spain
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8
Oct 2010
Cordoba
2010-10-13
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Denis Surkov
Lithuania
Klaipeda
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8
Sep 2011
45min
3-4pl
2010-11-27
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Angel Baki
Greece
Thessaloniki
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8
Dec 2010
Good backstabbing game for 3-4 players
2010-12-24
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John Squires
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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8
Jan 2011
Area control game with cool art where players play cards to try to gain influence (seals) and money (to purchase special powers). Each round starts with a draft (cards are all dealt out, each player takes one card and then passes the remaining cards to the next player, repeat until everybody has the required number of cards... we see this in 7 Wonders too).

The rules are simple but the game play is deceptively difficult. Cards are all placed on each side of the awards: seals & money available to win. The "board" is a 5X5 square (not filled in). The two cards on each side of the awards determine who will win the award -- strongest strength wins, nobody wins on ties. Of course cards can be switched around or killed off, etc. by purchasing the special powers. The limited special power cards start off cheap but then get more expensive as they're bought.

What makes it interesting is your hand of drafted cards will consist of your opponent's influence cards too. Your opponents may have drafted your strongest cards. So the trick is how do you play your opponent's cards in a way to benefit yourself?

You win by being the 1st to collect 4 seals of one faction or one seal from each of the 5 factions. Easier said than done -- it's tough to be the leader in this game.
2011-01-08
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Konstantin Gorbunov
Russia
Moscow
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8
Feb 2011
Очаровательная игра. Лично мне приглянулясь больше, чем многие другие ингтрижные игры (Citadels, напр.). Немного фиддлёвая, правда. Еще из минусов можно отметить, что в решающем раунде может случиться kingmaking: игрок, которому не светит, может своим действием выбрать победителя. Но эта ситуация бывает не обязательно должна складываться каждый раз.
Надо поиграть еще. Предварительно 8/10.

Еще:
Сыграв еще 3 партии вчетвером обнаружил, что геймплей отличается по сравнению с 3-мя игроками. В последних раундах паралич анализа может не раз возникнуть, а в самом последнем раунде случилась ситуация, что последним своим ходом игрок, не побеждающий никак, может решить, кто из других выиграет.
Поэтому возникшее было желание поднять оценку пока исчезло. Но игра очень завлекает!
2011-06-07
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Adrian Visagie
South Africa
Grahamstown
Eastern Cape
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8
Mar 2015
I had some spare birthday money when I was buying a bunch of games. This buy was a complete pot luck buy and I was not disappointed. It's incredibly simple and remarkably addictive. It's got a very competitive edge on it and every round is a manipulative back stab fest.
Only thing that is difficult is the cards are square. Try sleeve those. :/
2012-10-15
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Massimo Campolucci
Italy
Piossasco
Torino
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8
May 2012
Intrigo
2012-12-28
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8
Feb 2013
I need to play this game more times to grade it properly, but I believe it deserves a little more love from gamers.
2014-02-13
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Rafael Redondo Amil
Spain
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8
Mar 2013
PARTIDAS GANADAS/PERDIDAS
Conchi 2/0
picassojac 1/0
Manolo 0/2
Navir 0/3
Oca 0/3
2014-04-21
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Billy Raby
United States
Houston
Texas
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8
Jun 2013
Quick and simple. Art is fantastic.
2013-12-26
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Joe Potteiger
United States
Reading
Pennsylvania
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8
Oct 2013
I think this game really only works with 4 players. I enjoy this one for the sheer fact that it is different from most any other game I own. there is more strategy than it seems.
2014-06-21
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Jim Marshall
United Kingdom
York
North Yorkshire
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8
Sep 2013
One 4p play only

Super-fast game - only went to three rounds, although with a little more experience I suspect it will go longer.

Cunning game of managing and manipulating influence points, in which the players have to spend as much effort policing each other to avoid someone else winning as they do advancing their own cause.

Not every card gets played each round so it can be worth sitting on your opponents' high value cards, or using their low value ones to deny them opportunities, but you still need to get your own cards into favourable positions too - all in only four plays each round!
2013-09-22
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Sebastián Koziner
Argentina
Capital Federal
Buenos Aires
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8
Jan 2014
One I like the most, you will play with your enemies cards to gain influence all over Venice. I don't know if it's such a great game, but i personally love it.
2014-02-03
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Joel Turco
Italy
Roma
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8
Sep 2013
A great hit here, my wife loves it and always wants to play, a very strategic and enjoyable game, not too complicated but with very interesting decisions.
2014-07-09
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Daniel Halasz
Hungary
Szada
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8
Aug 2014
A szabályok aránylag egyszerűek, ám dobozból tanulni elég nehéz, mert a kártyák elsőre szinte megkülönböztethetetlenek. Azért csak sikerült megtanulni, elsőre úgy gondoltam, hogy egy totál káosz játék lesz, de némileg tévedtem. Tényleg van benne keveredés, de igen komoly döntések vannak, és nagyon sok mindenre kell figyelni. Mi kell nekem, mi kell a többieknek, milyen kártyák vannak még kézben, kinek mennyi pénze van, a sépci karaktereket mire tudnám használni. És ezt tényleg minden lépésnél számba lehet venni. A doboz láttán ne hagyjátok magatokat megtéveszteni, mert egyrészt ez egy nagyon jó kis játék, másrészt annyira nem is kicsi, mert marha sok hely kell hozzá az asztalon.

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2014-08-25
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Manuel de Oliveira e Silva
United Kingdom
London
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8
Oct 2014
Portugal
2014-07-17
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8
Dec 2014
3P
4P
2015-07-16
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Ramses Bosque
Spain
Zaragoza
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8
Apr 2014
Super to play 4 players. Very strategic
2014-04-18
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Helen Minall
United Kingdom
St Blazey
Cornwall
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8
Sep 2014
Love the artwork. Love the size of the box. Don't be fooled by the small box - there is a lot of game inside. Bluff, push your luck, strategy and take that. A very solid 8, possibly even a 9 if it works well with 4. I am quite impressed by it.
2014-09-08
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Daniel Braga
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Non-US Resident
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8
Oct 2014
Gustavo assinou a caixa.
2014-11-18
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Ricatoni
United States
Chula Vista
California
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8
Mar 2015
Got this out on the table with my friend Dogzard. We played through the first game to learn it...and...with mistakes and all...loved it! The art is gorgeous, the rule book is clear, the take on backstabbing is sweet, the play is engaging, and the game is efficient. You are either making things happen, or rethinking your strategy and card play when "Those things happen to you". We look forward to playing this with more than two!
2015-05-17
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Jondi Soper
United States
Indiana
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8
Jul 2015
There is really a LOT of game in this little box! I recommend it as a 4-player for sure! Fun!
2015-07-10
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Sam King
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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7.8
Aug 2015
Best with all 4 players.
2015-04-24
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Antonio Rodríguez
Spain
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7.76
Aug 2014
Muy divertido y no exento de estrategia. Puteo continuo y puede dar lugar a algo de kingmaking, aunque muchas veces de forma involuntaria. Juego muy recomendable para 3 o 4 jugadores, seguro que cuando lo saques juegas más de una partida.
2013-12-28
Santa Inquisicion
Spain
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Jan 2013
PUNTUACION
pwyll: 7.5
Oca: 8

PARTIDAS GANADAS/PERDIDAS
picassojac 1/0
Navir 0/1
Oca 0/1
2013-01-26
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Scott Waldie
United States
Methuen
Massachusetts
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7.6
Mar 2015
Quite a cool game in which your attempting to gather political power for your Venetian family. It's interesting how the mechanics really capture the theme, and I liked the various roles you could utilize and how they affected the play space. Very portable, too. I've got the 'Intrigo' multi-lingual version of this.
2014-10-25
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Ricardo Viera
Spain
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7.5
Sep 2010
En un palacio, las familias intentan conseguir poder económico y nobleza. Para ello, harán las más sucias jugadas contratando asesinos, ladrones y hasta cortesanas. Un juego muy simplón, pero de darle bastante al coco y con una demoníaca interacción entre jugadores. (30-60min)
2010-09-21
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Ricko Tshien
Australia
Blacktown
NSW
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7.5
Oct 2010
If you like AP game, try this.
2010-10-04
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alex w
Singapore
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7.5
Dec 2011
Beautiful components and mind boggling game play makes a fantastic small and simple game worth every dime.

Artwork is great. Game play is simple but options every turn may need some plan. Random placement of tokens brings about replay value. Draft carefully, not every high card is good for you.

Play with a few devious friends and the game really shines.

Not a filler game. It's light medium to me with the right crowd.
2011-12-26
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Remo Rehder
Norway
Unspecified
Unspecified
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7.5
Nov 2011
See www.brettspillguiden.no
(Norwegian only. Sorry!)
2011-11-24
ivan pawle
Ireland
Dublin
D7
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7.5
Jul 2013
This looks great and sounds interesting.
Would like to try/buy/trade.

Ordered 8/7/13

Played first game 30/7/13 (3 player)
Enjoyable, fairly abstract game.
Decent amount of player interaction.
Pretty simple but involves a bit of plotting and skulduggery.
Plays quite quickly.
Satisfying game in a small box.
2013-07-30
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Pantelis Pesmatzoglou
Greece
Athens
Zografou
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7.5
Jan 2014
Clever game,interesting design amazing artwork.
2013-01-03
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Gordon Watson
United Kingdom
Banstead
Surrey - United Kingdom
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7.5
Jun 2013
Clever little card game in a very cute little box (FFG edition). Also nicely priced under a tenner - if this was Eagle it would have been £20+.
2013-07-16
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Mike Adachi
Japan
Tokyo
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7.5
Aug 2013
Elegant and fast drafting card game representing intrigues in the Dodge's palace in aristocratic Venice. Unique game setup, fast pace, interesting choices and space for both chance, tactics and strategy makes this a big experience from a small footprint, short session times and a low prise.

Recommended!
2013-08-29
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