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Steven Faulconer
United States
pittsfield
Massachusetts
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Dec 2014
Owned
Patrick Ross
United States
Winfield
Kansas
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10
Sep 2014
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Asaf Fabbi
United States
Albany
New York
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10
Nov 2014
My favorite Bruno Faidutti game. Dwarf king is like a grown up, tempered flux with trick taking. There are three suits, dwarves goblins and humans, and you spend a series of rounds trying to take tricks and earn enough points to win. The twist though is that at the beginning of each new round, when players are dealt a new hand, one of the players gets to select from a randomly generated pair of rules that define what tricks are worth in the round. So the objective is always changing. Sometimes you are trying to collect points by getting x type of sets, sometimes you are trying not to take sets because y sets are worth negative points so you want your opponents to take the hit. To top it off, there is a special card each round that adds a little more variety to the game. The dwarf king is truly a king among trick taking games.
2015-05-05
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Stephan Brissaud
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Jun 2012
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Tony Ortiz Herreros
Spain
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10
Nov 2012
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Cilibiu Dragos
Romania
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10
Dec 2013
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Andre B.
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10
Nov 2013
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Veronica Ewing
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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10
Feb 2015
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IELLO Cédric
France
Heillecourt
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10
Jan 2015
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Olivier Gilloux
United States
Lebanon
NH
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9.5
Aug 2013
Owned
France
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9
Jul 2011
Really nice game for everybody, everywhere !
2011-07-16
Owned
Vincent
Belgium
Brussels
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9
Jul 2012
Owned
Geoff
United States
Natick
Massachusetts
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Scully?! SCULLY!!!
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9
Sep 2011
--September 1, 2011--
I haven't been this excited about a game purchase in a while. I absolutely can't wait to play this!

--September 2, 2011--
Played at lunch today for the first time. Everybody loved it. Huzzah! I think this'll get a lot of play.

--September 10, 2011--
And Brooke has now played in a game of Dwarf King. She wasn't too crazy about it, as she doesn't like trick-taking games all that much, nor does she like the negative points in many of the goals. I don't expect that should kill the game for us, but it's a shame she doesn't like it.
2011-09-10
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Roland Alkemper
Germany
Erfurt
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9
Jun 2013
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Ben Lott
United States
Mason
Michigan
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...and a curse.
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9
Nov 2012
Faidutti does trick-taking. It seems that is the formula for my favorite trick-taking game. This game has managed to climb to the top of my list in a genre where I already loved dozens of games. The gameplay is so basic but just adding a single special card into each hand, and changing the goal for each hand turns it into something special. In fact each hand is like its own game. You may try taking all the tricks one hand, and then shoot to take none the next hand. There are even hands where a single trick is all that matters. There can occasionally be a runaway leader, or someone who falls so far behind that they can't hope to catch up, but the game is relatively quick so that doesn't sting too bad. You have to love chaos to like this game, though. There are many times when even playing your cards the best you can will not prevent you from taking an 8-point penalty or worse. Personally that suits my personality just fine, so I find it to be an amazingly fun little game. My only complaint is that I want more variety, like an expansion with more special cards and goals.
2013-06-27
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Jacco Versteeg
United Kingdom
Crewe
Cheshire
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9
Jul 2012
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Afif Ter
Malaysia
UEP Subang Jaya
Selangor
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9
Apr 2012
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Michel Cloutier
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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9
Feb 2012
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Original Dibbler
Germany
Aachen
NRW
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It's na-fing!
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9
Jun 2012
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Néstor Mellon
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9
Oct 2012
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Bart Huygh
Belgium
Essene
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9
Mar 2013
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Alexandru Trofin
Romania
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9
Jul 2013
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AJD
Canada
St Marys
Ontario
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9
May 2013
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Shawn McGowan
United States
Portland
Maine
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9
Nov 2013
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Nicholas Bussiere
United States
Westminster
Maryland
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Orioles
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9
Jan 2014
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Robert Coelho
Brazil
Botucatu
São Paulo
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9
Oct 2014
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Tommy Tong
China
Beijing
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9
Feb 2014
Owned
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Lionel Graveleau
France
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9
Apr 2014
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chad winters
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9
May 2014
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Matt E
United States
St. Paul
Minnesota
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9
May 2014
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David Hicks
United States
Evansville
IN
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9
Aug 2014
Fun variant on traditional card games. Like single player spades with specials
2014-09-12
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Rob Defense
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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9
Sep 2014
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Gregoire Walckiers
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9
May 2015
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Ray Key
Canada
langley
british columbia
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8.9
Mar 2012
Owned
Michael Jean
Canada
Québec City
Québec
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8.5
Nov 2011
Owned
Christian Cote
Canada
Ancienne-Lorette
Quebec
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8.5
Nov 2011
Owned
Ken Thibodeau
Canada
Quebec
Quebec
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8.5
Feb 2015
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jm baril
Canada
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8.5
Jan 2012
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John Paul Messerly
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
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8.5
Sep 2014
Beautiful artwork and the simple elements added to increase replayability work very well. Unfortunately the game couldn't overcome my disinterest in trick taking games.

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A few plays with gamers who really love trick taking games has changed my perspective on this. I'm terrible at this game but I can now participate its depth...
2012-11-23
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Robert Vlcek
Czech Republic
Brno
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8.5
Mar 2012
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Kevin Tierney
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8.5
Oct 2013
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Louie Knight
United States
Nashville
Tennessee
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8.5
Oct 2012
Wow... light, fast, and slightly chaotic. But this game is one of the best trick taking games I have ever played. Love it!!
2012-10-05
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fiorenzo sartore
Italy
torino
italy
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8.5
Jan 2013
absolutely fun and amazing.............pick it up !!!
2013-01-16
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Greg Burbidge
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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8.5
Dec 2014
Owned
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Willian & Grace Gallis
United States
Oklahoma
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8.5
Jan 2014
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Angel Eye
Romania
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8.5
Aug 2014
Owned
Quijanoth
United States
Crown Point
Indiana
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8.5
Oct 2014
Being from Indiana, where Euchre is kind of a State-wide obsession, one can tire of game after game after game. So, I'm always on the lookout for games that kind of replicate the trick-taking "fun" of Euchre without actually being Euchre. And this one fits the bill nicely. Plays quickly, nice components (although I question how long the cards will last, and sleeving really isn't an option with their strange size), and a fun theme make this a fantastic option. Highly recommended.
2014-10-26
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Eric Lai
Hong Kong
Happy Valley
None
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8.5
Jun 2015
An amazingly fun gamer's version of a trick taking game.
2015-06-16
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Darryl Gardner
Canada
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8.4
Mar 2014
Owned
Nicolas Gagnon
Canada
Jonquiere
Quebec
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8.4
Sep 2014
Owned

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