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Joel Tamburo
United States
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10
Aug 2004*
The negative reviews of this game appear to be Euro enthusiasts getting upset because there is Combat. Actually, this is a nice lightweight game. I have played it extensively, and the statement made by another comment that the last player usually wins is not the case. Play has a number of nuances that give the game a good strategy flavor, among these are the proper play of the cards and positioning yourself both in relationship to the other players and to the Mongols.

That said, the components are flatly not good. The Map Cards are too small, and should have at least been on counterstock. The markers are bland, and there are not enough of them. Finally, the rules as shipped have a number of vague places that can create issues. Fortunately on this last item updated rules are now available at the GMT website that are far tighter.
2004-08-09*
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Ian Burrell
United Kingdom
High Wycombe
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Jul 2006*
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Ian Burrell
United Arab Emirates
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10
Feb 2007*
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Tom Zimmer
Trinidad and Tobago
Trantor
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10
May 2007*
The game deserves a far better rating. Few rules, very fast to learn, huge lot of fun to play and a cardboard that slowly reveals itself during gameplay. Then come the mongols and eat you all. Great game!
2007-05-26*
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Ian Burrell
United Kingdom
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10
Dec 2008*
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Walter OHara
United States
Burke
Virginia
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9
Aug 2003*
Really quite wonderful. The best Berg (multiplayer) game yet; lots of detail and capability for replays. Reminded me of Empires of the Middle Ages combined with Blue Vs. Grey. My first game took two hours or so. That was with the designer sitting to my right, commenting on things, playing against people who were veterans, so it will probably longer approaching it cold. I will say that Medieval might not be to everyone's tastes; There's a lot of history in the background you haven't thought of since you took INTRO TO WESTERN CIVILIZATION your freshman year. I found it fascinating and a lot of fun. My money was not wasted.
2003-08-14*
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Kevin Payne
United States
Quincy
Illinois
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Oct 2003*
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Gerry Standerline
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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9
Oct 2003*
Great fun game that roles along at a good pace. Not too deep but you do get a feel for the period.
2003-10-28*
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Randall Shaw
United States
Kennesaw
GA
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9
Jul 2009*
This is a great game! I can't understand the low rating. Have mainly played it 3-player but do have one 4-player in the books. Tense, fun, backstabbin' delight. Definitely get Living Rules. Also make up the larger cards for the map (file available for download in the file section: works great!) Mine look fabulous and were easy to make. Some great mechanics; the Mongols are just the beginning...don't be fooled by the low rating. Give this gem a go!

Update: Have now replaced the cardboard money in the game with metal coins: Awesome!!! Cards are sleeved.

Update II: Have played a 5-player session and the game still rocks.
2014-01-22
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Greg Blanchett
United States
Lewisville
Texas
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9
May 2007*
Card game of 13th Century Europe. Map uses cards which need to be enlarged to play. Works best with five players, but can be played with 3 or 4. Deals and backstabbing are the name of the game here, great fun!
2007-05-23*
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Andrew Wilson
United Kingdom
Aberdeen
Scotland, UK
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Feb 2012
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Matthew Philipps
United States
Spokane
Washington
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9
Aug 2011
Owned
Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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9
May 2015
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Brad Johnson
United States
Crystal Lake
Illinois
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8
Aug 2003*
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Marc Guenette
Canada
Laval
Quebec
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Nov 2003*
Fun middleweight multiplayer... More to discover about this one...
2003-11-18*
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Jesse Miller
United States
Gettysburg
Pennsylvania
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8
Mar 2004*
I found a lot to like in this little game. I use blocks from age of mythology for control markers, and have downloaded the updated rules from GMT. Things play smoothly with occasional hiccups. Great mood and feel for the time period.
2004-03-21*
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Chris Fawcett
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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Sep 2008*
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James Elbro
United Kingdom
High Wycombe
Bucks
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Nov 2005*
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Scott Gillispie
United States
Chamblee
Georgia
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8
Oct 2006*
need opponents
2014-02-05
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Scott Pizio
United States
Fall River
Massachusetts
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Another year, another support drive, another silly Over text
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Which way to the nearest cliff?
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8
Apr 2012
Owned
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Yasunari Yamato
Japan
Kodaira-shi
Tokyo
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8
Jun 2006*
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Todd Goff
United States
Aiken
South Carolina
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8
Aug 2008*
Great game.
2007-01-04*
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pronoblem baalberith
United States
Pleasantville
Massachusetts
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Is it just me or do my balls itch?
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8
Oct 2011
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Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
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Mar 2007*
Rating after four plays, and all enjoyable ones. Worth the very long wait as a p500 customer. Back and forth play, with those far behind able to catch up, and I like the mechanics of the Mongols sweeping accross the map. Wish the map cards had been bigger, and that there had been more markers, but both cases are not such a problem.
2007-03-10*
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Warren Davis
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Jul 2009*
Great game! If three of my Friday night buddies are available & we can't do our usual, I can almost always get a game going.
2007-04-08*
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Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
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Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
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8
Jun 2009*
Interesting game where the map is created by the players using cards, and then the eastern edge is chewed up by the Mongols. I've played it a few times and enjoy it. Could have used more control markers, though.

My review:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/439411/medieval-an-odd-duck-...
2010-09-26
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Miguel Escalona
United States
Goldsboro
North Carolina
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Jun 2007*
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Lajos
Japan
Hachiouji
Tokyo
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May 2008*
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Rick Goudeau
United States
Moody
Alabama
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8
Sep 2007*
Have played it several times. There is a lot of good elements. Do find the way powers are used to attack provinces but not to defend a hard to track. It makes the game to be more offensive than defensive oriented.
The game does have a good bit of replayability - like how the map gradually develops then disappears. Many of the minor rules don't seem to have a large impact but certainly develops the flavor of the game.
One game I did have a laugh when my friends son played a Pope card to excommunicate his dad's largest power with the line "Give me more money". Ahh he had found the Medieval mind set.
2007-09-09*
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Robin LeBon
Brazil
Porto Alegre
RS
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8
Oct 2007*
good
2012-08-12
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Martin Gallo
United States
O'Fallon
Missouri
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Nov 2007*
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Art DeFilippo
United States
Herndon
Virginia
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Apr 2008*
The more players the more fun.
2008-04-03*
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Dan Owsen
United States
Redmond
Washington
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8
May 2013
Perfect game to play at a game con. Cut throat fun, but not as savage as Diplomacy.
2008-08-23*
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Daniel Sheron
United States
Herndon
Virginia
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Dec 2009*
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Przemyslaw Zenker
Poland
Mosina
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Feb 2013
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Jeff Grossman
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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8
Feb 2010
Might be Berg's best. Certainly the one that I've played the most.
2011-11-08
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Kevin Burnham
United States
East Hampton
Connecticut
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Oct 2010
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David Ells
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Here the truceless armies yet / Trample, rolled in blood and sweat; / They kill and kill and never die; / And I think that each is I. // None will part us, none undo / The knot that makes one flesh of two, /
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Sick with hatred, sick with pain, / Strangling -- When shall we be slain? // When shall I be dead and rid / Of the wrong my father did? / How long, how long, till spade and hearse / Puts to sleep my mother's curse?
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Aug 2010
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nathan hayden
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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8
Sep 2010
Love it!! Nice meaty card game, but also just fun. Everything I was hoping for. Could go to 9 after more plays.
2010-09-06
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francesco gaiffi
Italy
Pistoia
Tuscany
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Mar 2011
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Paul Carlson
United States
South Jordan
Utah
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Sep 2012
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Andrew N (III)
United States
Rochester
Minnesota
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Mar 2013
What a neat, little game! Chaotic and deep with possibilities, it's a civ game that covers a lot with a small amount of rules overhead. Annoying that it doesn't include enough control markers, but it's not that hard to make more.
2013-03-26
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Eduardo Landulfo
Brazil
São Paulo
SP
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Mar 2013
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Helmut Jagsch
Austria
Wien
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Jun 2013
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Davide Gallorini
Italy
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Nov 2013
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Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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...much that he related belonged more properly to the category of what-might-have-happened-had-I-only-thought-of-it-in-time-instead-of-ten-minutes-afterwards. Those are always the best and raciest adventures...
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... a picked body of Toads, known as the Die-hards, or the Death-or-Glory Toads, will storm the orchard and carry everything before them, yelling for vengeance.
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7.9
Feb 2007*
Good game I enjoy pulling out ~once every two months. Plays best with five, okay with four. Don't try it any other way. And remove the disaster when you defeat a civil war, please, despite what the designer says!
2007-02-12*
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Nate Merchant
United States
New York
New York
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7.6
Oct 2008*
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Tyrone Newby
Canada
Unspecified
Ontario
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7.5
Aug 2003*
A few more tactic cards for battle would have been nice.Maybe a expansion edition in the future which would include all of Asia.
2003-08-16*
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Kevin Rohrer
United States
Medina
Ohio
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7.5
Sep 2008*
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Oliver Grimm
Germany
Elsdorf
NRW
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7.5
May 2005*
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