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Marc Puig
Spain
Tarragona
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10
Nov 2012

Best topic and fantastic gameplay. Very underated.
2014-10-13
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fiorenzo sartore
Italy
torino
italy
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10
Dec 2011
I played with my grandchildren this summer and really liked all three. cooperate because they liked and would recommend it to those who like to cooperate
2011-12-22
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Mike Sarver
United States
Kansas City
Missouri
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10
Feb 2012
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10
Feb 2012
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Joseph W
United States
California
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10
May 2012
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David Duggan
United States
Golden
Colorado
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10
Jun 2012
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Burt Winiarski
United States
California
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Jul 2012
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Max Zurat
United States
Pennsylvania
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10
Aug 2012
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Poker Steve
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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10
Oct 2012
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John Sandora
United States
Maine
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10
Jan 2013
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Randy Stumman
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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10
Nov 2013
Wow, tough game. This is a game that can easily be played with 1 to 7 players (with the expansion). The mechanics are unique in that there are not many games like this out there. I really enjoyed it as it took a lot of thinking and strategizing to play. There was also lots of planning ahead.

There are many things to do without the fiddliness and I like fiddliness. There are many different ways to lose so there are lots of things to work on to prevent that.

I really enjoyed the game. I would think it would be classified as a medium heavy game because of all the things you can do and must do to win.
2013-11-10
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buntalan lucu
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Jun 2014
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David McCulley
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
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10
Dec 2014
Entertaining co-op game with a great theme. Figures are great and use the 'clix' rotaion sustem for character stats.
2015-01-11
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Stephen C. Green
Canada
Barrie
Ontario
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9.8
Oct 2014
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Charles Wellington
United States
West Virginia
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9.4
Apr 2015
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Illinois
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Hit me up if you want to join a Chicago game night. Also... try to beat my achievements in Aliens.
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9.1
Jun 2014
Despite this game's cool components, it took a long time before we finally played it. When we did, we had a terrific time first on the easy setting, then the hard setting.
2014-06-17
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Thomas Staudt
Germany
Rutesheim
Baden-Württemberg
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9
Aug 2011
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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9
Nov 2011
If you've played this and weren't that impressed, be sure to play it on the Red level. Much tighter game. I liked it a lot. I might kick up the rating if it holds up. The highest level is clearly the "real game".
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I enjoyed this, with a few caveats. It's the typical, tight Knizia design, with lots of interesting trade-offs and little rules grit. It feels like Lord of the Rings did, with good variability while retaining narrative cohesion.

However, this now being 2011 and not 1999, I do recommend that gamers and any Lord of the Rings or Pandemic veterans start at *least* on the Medium difficulty. Easy is just too easy and results in tension draining from the game later on.

The biggest issues here is probably a few major usability problems along with rules that are just a touch loose. The exact sequence of card play in starship combat is not as clear as it could be, but you can guess until we get clarification (it doesn't make that much difference - we played it to be as the same way as character challenges). More problematic though is type that is barely legible, with tiny font sizes in insufficiently contrasting colors. Some of the important data on the mission cards barders on unreadable if you are over 40. And look, I know it's WizKids, so you've got to have the clix pieces because that's what you do, but important unit statistics usually can't be seen, manipulating the pieces is a royal pain, and font sizes and icons are minuscule. A more traditional solution (like, a character card with a track) would have been far superior. The minis are great, but the clix are a bad solution to a non-existent problem in this context.

Anyway, usability problems aside, I enjoyed this and I think it'll be a welcome addition to our surprisingly limited stable of good cooperative games. Hopefully we'll get some expansions, as the game is clearly primed for them. If so, I hope we get some larger fonts.
2011-10-30
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Jonas
United States
Coon Rapids
Minnesota
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9
Jun 2012
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Björn Hansson
Sweden
Bromma
Stockholm
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9
Jan 2015
Theme and mechanics in perfect harmony! One of the best cooperative games.
2015-01-18
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João Menezes
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
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Jul 2013
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Bess A.
United States
Euclid
Ohio
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9
Oct 2011
I love co-ops! The clix figures are a really great way to keep track of stats. I like how the main-story plotlines and sidequests work. It tells a good story without sabotaging replayability. The difficulty is that if you play it correctly, it's really freaking hard on "medium". The last few times I taught it the group became very demoralized and I'm not sure I'll get anyone to play it again. oops! Other group members played it wrong the first time and it was way too easy. So this might be a two player game that we can occasionally get Steve's parents to play.
2011-10-11
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Dean Longo
United States
Bayville
New Jersey
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Jul 2011
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Scott S.
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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Jul 2011
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Marvin Peers
Canada
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9
Jul 2011
Jefferson Powers
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Jul 2011
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Canada
Quebec
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9
Jul 2011
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Nick Szegedi
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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Jul 2011
Vincent Mondaro
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Aug 2011
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
Attiki GREECE
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9
Mar 2014
Well, it is not as bad as expected. In fact, it is an astonishing production (apart from the 3 dice which are pathetic). The gameplay might also offer some replayability, and the game itself offers interesting choices. It does not remind me of another game. If you are a star trek fan you have a stronger motive to pay attention to your score, apart from trying not to lose. The game is good. It works. It offers different challenges each time, considering the initial setup. My first play left me with a complete feeling of star trek and a good game. I would like to be able to offer more on replayability but unfortunately I don't own the game.
2011-10-08
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grant wylie
United States
va. beach
Virginia
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9
Oct 2011
Deep game play
2011-10-15
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Frank Morris
United States
Florida
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Nov 2011
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Dexter Solen
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Feb 2012
Other than SFB and other less deserving ship-to-ship combat games, surprisingly, there are not a lot of good Star Trek boardgames. Well, wait no more. This is a good (not great) Star Trek game. It is coop. It is tense (at medium or high level). It is a bit of a number cruncher. But most of all, it is thematic. If you allow/indulge yourself, you WILL feel like you are part of an episode of the one of the series (even though the game is based on the recent movie reboot).
2012-02-06
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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May 2015
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Mark Rivera
United Kingdom
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
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LUCHADOR!
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9
May 2012
I don’t understand some of the negativity around this game. I think that there must be an irrational anti-Knizia thing going on. Nevermind. The reality for me is that Star Trek Expeditions is a terrifically fun game. It feels like you are playing episodes from the Star Trek franchise. The heart of the story is about the Missions the away team have to complete. Working together cooperatively works very well as the system is simple, but with a number of varied choices that must be made with a view towards what’s best for the team, not necessarily the individual. The tension and pressure is high if you play the Red difficulty level but it can be very rewarding if you can win.

The system is very well designed and doesn’t get in the way of the narrative story and theme. The process is in the background and allows the theme to shine. Very nice indeed. The tactile feel of the game, the images and art, the miniatures all add to a brilliant experience, especially if you are a Star Trek fan. The balance of choices adds to the tension… when do you go up to Enterprise to heal and/or repair damage? How far do you push your luck in pressing to get the Missions done? Marvelous stuff. The game plays pretty fast and moves along nicely. Each turn, it will be a case of making the best choices to maximize your ability to work together to complete missions before time runs out or the Enterprise is destroyed.

If you are a Star Trek fan, you have here a relatively easy, yet challenging game and as a cooperative venture, you will have a great time struggling to complete the Missions with your friends.

My review is here - http://rivcoach.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/review-star-trek-ex...
2012-05-14
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Paul Appel
United States
Iowa
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Jun 2012
Lots of tension, usually comes right down to the wire with the Klingons. Feels like being in the old TV Show with new actors.
2012-07-02
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Gil Hagemann
United States
Texas
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Oct 2012
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T'Leynti
Netherlands
Oud-Beijerland
Zuid-Holland
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Apr 2014
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Michael Moskop
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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Jun 2013
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Jason Russell
Canada
Windsor
Ontario
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9
Nov 2014
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Anker The m80 Hobbit
Denmark
Aalborg
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9
Apr 2014
Well it's Star Trek !
2015-07-19
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Johnny Firestorm
Canada
BC
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Feb 2013
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Agent Seska
Germany
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Aug 2013
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Larry Collins
United States
Fort Smith
AR
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9
Apr 2014
Can be played solo.
2014-04-02
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Jon Reed
United States
Bluffdale
Utah
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Apr 2014
With a story expansion, this could end up being my favorite co-op.
2014-12-13
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Rus
United States
Mountain View
California
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8.8
Mar 2012
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Stephan Koehr
Germany
Frankfurt
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8.5
Aug 2011

(1 play w/3 pl.) Nice new coop Knizia game. Interesting storyline and good components. This will hit the table quite often in the next weeks to come.

Early impressions: as in most coop boardgames, it's more difficult to explain the rules to somebody than to actually play the game later on (in part this was caused by some opaque sentences in the german translation). It wasn't very difficult to win our first game (medium setting), but the low final score of 11 felt, regarding the possible plot endings, nevertheless like an epic failure. We simply missed too many deadlines and lost points because of that. The Klingon ship seems to be a tough customer, really looking forward to blast it into pieces next time! The Spock character seems to me the strongest because of his 'preview' ability that helps picking the right locations. If you are not a total newbie with that kind of games, you should start on medium difficulty. Although even on medium it seems like a challenge getting a really good score.

2011-08-28
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Jaime Lawrence
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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8.5
Sep 2011
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HulaGaming
United Kingdom
Bristol
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8.5
Mar 2012
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Juha Tammela
Finland
Oulunsalo
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Oct 2011
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