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Charles Aguis
United States
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8.5
Aug 2011
This rating is based on the two player game. My wife and I have played this game about four times. The first couple of games went ok, but once we got used to the cards we started to see the potential this game has. The theme is very well done. Both sides have a unique feel to them and once you get used to both decks the decision making gets very intesting and tense. My only complaints are small ones. The player mat is not mounted, and the card backs are black and suseptable to chipping. We had to struggle with some of the rules, so I think they could have been written a little better. Don't let these small quibbles bother you though, as this is a well designed card battle game. Balance seems perfect and the game is loads of fun.
2011-08-21
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Matt Carter
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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8
Aug 2011
Team play was very fun! Looking forward to playing again.
2011-08-08
Dave Persinger
United States
Kyle
Texas
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7
Dec 2011
Playtested last month. Fun, team play, and versatile game time.
2011-03-12
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United States
Mishawaka
Indiana
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7
Sep 2011
Justin DeWitt's CCG-ish follow-up to Castle Panic. Plays out like a thematic Battle Line with team variants and some other fresh features.
2011-06-27
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Michael Matecha
United States
Florence
New Jersey
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7
Feb 2012
Great components, great mechanics. Some of the cards seem too powerful and make some games unsatisfying.
2012-02-15
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Ben Lott
United States
Mason
Michigan
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6
Oct 2013
When I find myself at a convention there are often opportunities to play games that I wouldn't normally be able to play with my family. What really pains me is when I find great games like this that I would love to own, but I just know that my family won't enjoy. Let me simply say that I think Justin DeWitt and Fireside Games have an awesome future in the gaming industry. The wide variety of games he has created are just wonderful, and this is just one more feather in their cap.

Basically it plays a bit like a CCG, but without any of the collectible aspects. I love how they have integrated the theme into almost every single mechanism of this game. The different combos you can create with your cards are cool, and it rewards players who are able to plan ahead. The idea of winning the fight over a particular villager gets that person to join the winning side. It all could be very complex, but thanks to the connection with theme, it just seems to flow very logically. Honestly if my family was a bit more entertained by this kind of dark theme it would be in my collection now. As it stands I will be seeking out opportunities to play the game again soon.
2011-07-22
Christopher Paul
United States
Seattle
WA
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6
Aug 2011
Not bad, fairly basic, vampires felt overpowered (bite + shred happened too much...)
2011-08-28
Justin Lane
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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6
Dec 2013
BGG 2013 Flea Market Purchase $15
2013-11-25
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Zee Garcia
United States
Homestead
Florida
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5
Jan 2014
Another of those Battleline-type card games where cards are played on opposite sides of a (usually superfluous) board and a tug of war for points ensues. This one has a cool theme, but might contain too many little rules that add more complexity than interest.

I actually like these kinds of games, and I need to play this one more to solidify my opinion.
2011-12-30
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Patrick Brennan
Australia
St Ives, Sydney
NSW
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5
May 2015
I've only played the 1v2 variant, which was ok. It's a game of drawing for good effects and playing them out to achieve the strongest "attack value" on each battlefield. Win most battlefields in a round and that's a round won. Once we got into our stride, we found that the team going last ended up winning each round, such was the number of actions you could save up and implement on the final turn and the consequent swings in attack values you could generate. Which probably consigns the game to the cupboard, even though it did seem fairly decent in the playing.
2015-05-13
Dea Draper
United States
Boise
Idaho
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4.5
Sep 2011
The fighting vampire theme is carried out solidly in this card game. The strength of the Night/Day attacks vary as to whether the attackers are Vampires or Hunters. Many card combos are possible.

After limited play, I think overall the game is balanced despite varying attacks and abilities between Hunters & Vampires, that first appeared overpoweringly strong.

Others said they thought the game very different. I found nothing new or especially interesting. The game consisted of drawing and playing cards. That was it.

I like a good game and it doesn't matter what the theme is. Mainly due to the comments others were making, I think those attracted to vampire games, because they are vampire games, will like this one.
2011-09-21
Christian Strain
United States
Houston
Texas
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4.5
Mar 2013
It can be fun, but honestly the Hunters are a little over powered. We've played five times and each time the vampires lose horribly no matter who's playing them.
2013-03-23
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Mark Andrews
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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4
May 2014
Weak.
2014-05-09
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C. Rexford
United States
Bremerton
Washington
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4
Feb 2014
nope. I cant figure out why exactly, but this game was not much fun. It had interesting mechanics, but there was simply no motivation to try to save the townsfolk for me...their 'abilities' were not exciting so gaining them seems rather blah and not worth the fight to acquire.
2014-11-26
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J Hagen
United States
Minnesota
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4
Jun 2014
Vampires vs Hunters. Combat game. meh.
2014-06-04
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Paul Beasi
United States
Easthampton
Massachusetts
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Nov 2011
The team who goes first/last in a round will win unless the player(s) have an unexpected aneurysm. Really wanted to like this game, but it's severely flawed.
2013-05-21
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Kaiwen Zhang
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Mar 2012
Boring mechanics, some card play seem unbalanced, teamplay aspect not fully realized.
2011-06-26
Secret Agent
Sweden
Falun
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100% buy, the whole family is awaiting this one.

Got high expectations since we played castle panic.
2011-01-20
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Dave Brewer
United States
Gorham
Maine
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I am keeping this one on the radar.
2011-05-18
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United States
Arlington Heights
Illinois
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John Weldy referred to it as thematic Battle Line - must investigate.
2011-06-27
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Brian Modreski
United States
Thornton
Colorado
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Area majority with special abilities. One incomplete play of this from poorly-taught rules, so I can't really make any judgements on it. Would be curious to try again, but I don't think it would be my kind of game.
2013-01-22
Matt Spence
United States
New Jersey
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Can't get thru the directions without falling asleep

This game suck...rimshot
2012-10-14
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David Knepper
United States
Huntsville
Alabama
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2012-04-20
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Tomek Galkowski
Poland
Szamotuly
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2012-10-26
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Layne Lanpher
United States
North Carolina
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sent for review
2012-11-12
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For Trade
Tham Yong Hsiang
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
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2012-12-07
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David Stern
United States
Arlington
Texas
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2012-12-27
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Thomas Erickson
United States
New Orleans
United States
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Good theme, bad components. Fun combat but to much of it...it evens out but that's not enough for me to put it on the table again. -H7
2013-01-19
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K P
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Fun day and night cycle mechanic
2014-01-02
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William Snider
United States
Midlothian
Virginia
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2014-01-02
Brad Price
United States
Peoria
Illinois
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2014-06-26
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chibisushi chibisushi
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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*TO BE SLEEVED
2014-09-10
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Ian Gent
United Kingdom
Bristol
Bristol
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Not played yet
2014-11-15
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The Learning Curve
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Donated by Hero's Emporium
2015-02-17
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Geekway
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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Inventory, 01-25-2015
2015-02-10
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