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John Poskin
United States
Sauk Village
Illinois
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10
Jan 2012
Played it now and it is a wonderful game. It is everything I hoped it would be. Have 8 players in our group now who play it and love it. The players who never played Dungeon Lords have a little harder time at first but they catch on quick.
2012-01-03
Owned
James Derbyshire
United Kingdom
Norton Mandeville
Essex
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10
Dec 2011
This could be perfection...! Wonderful game. Don't be fooled by the pretty art, and simple concept; this is a tough game.
2011-10-26
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Christian Ehrhardt
Germany
Bremen
Deutschland
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10
Oct 2011
just for the artwork that I like very much *and* the wounderful rules. Everything is clear and straight to the point! Well done.
2011-10-25
Owned
Robin
United States
glennallen
Alaska
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10
Oct 2012
What a great premise! You are an Imp family building a pet shop. You take care of pets that you will eventually sell while collecting money that your family sends you that they were able to collect from their Masters in the Dungeon Lord game. I love the connection with Dungeon Lord while still being it's own game.

It is very reminiscent of Agricola for me because you are trying to bid and compete for your actions.
2012-11-12
Owned
Whisper
France
Salon de Provence
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10
May 2014
Essentiel

Traduction pour Iello : 2e traducteur avec JB

REGLE
2015-05-02
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Todd Walden
United States
Minneapolis
MN
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10
Jan 2013
This is probably my #1 game. I just can't get enough of this.
2013-10-23
Owned
Glen Oberhauser
United States
Golden
Colorado
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10
Mar 2014
+ Dark Alleys
+ Bonus Petz
2014-03-06
Owned
Carla Paredes
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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10
Jan 2013
I haven't play it much as I like this one.. but I remember to have fun with the cute pets
2013-11-13
Owned
Алексей Яковлев
Russia
Ekaterinburg
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10
Aug 2012
Милая игрушка про выращивание животных на продажу. Комплексная и интересная.
2014-01-28
Owned
Mauricio Zebel
Mexico
Mexico
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10
Mar 2012
Great game to play with my wife, kids and kids' friends. Maybe too random for more experienced players, but it's a game that always is very welcomed
2012-02-18
Owned
Michael J
United States
Folsom
California
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10
Mar 2014
I really enjoy this game. I like the worker placement aspect of it, and how you can mostly determine player order and the items you get to pick if you want them bad enough. The pet raising portion is likewise very entertaining. The monsters you raise behave mostly as you'd expect, but sometimes slightly different. All of this is wrapped in an entertaining theme, solid mechanics, and interesting gameplay.

EDIT: Raised to a 10 with the Dark Alleys expansion!
2014-03-03
Owned
Elizabeth
Poland
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10
Jul 2012
Super! Zakochałam się w tej grze od pierwszej rozgrywki

Moja recenzja
2013-03-21
Owned
Adam Deverell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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10
Oct 2012
Perpelexing to play at first (or at leat to be taught the game) but after all that wonderful, if chaotic and slightly messy, worker placement. Will be playing again soon.
2012-06-12
Konstantin Lasko
Belarus
Minsk
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10
Sep 2012
Awesome art and interesting gameplay. The game is really nice.
800к вместе с допом.
2015-11-02
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Mário Medeiros
Brazil
Petrópolis
Rio de Janeiro
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10
Mar 2013
For an Ameritrasher as I am, the very well implemented theme in this game made it the best "euro" style game I've ever played, and it is even in my top 5.
2013-05-08
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Jon Ciccarelli
United States
Enfield
Connecticut
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10
May 2013
My friend and I absolutely love playing this game together. It's great with 2 or 3, but I think 4 would require a lot of waiting. There is a potential for analysis paralysis, but the theme is so strong that you honestly can become emotionally attached to your little monsters.
2014-12-14
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Bowie Tsang
Canada
Vancouver
B.C.
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10
Oct 2012
Probably the most thematic Euro/auction game ever. It is a step up from Dungeon Lord without the combat system that many Euro people hate. It is family friendly as petz do not die -- they only go to the farm and live happily after while a piece of meat mysteriously appears in the meat booth.
2013-03-21
Owned
Chris Haese
United States
Texas
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10
Nov 2012
Terrific art and sense of humor. Thematically solid. I love the way blind bidding is incorporated into the worker placement. Lovely components. It can take a while to explain everything but the rules are intuitive and the mechanics make perfect thematic sense (sending your imps out to bribe judges, bring home cages, buy pets, recover workers from the hospital or immigration office, etc.), so after a round or two everyone will know what they are doing and the game moves very quickly. Meeting the random needs of your pets while still having all the specific things to score in exhibitions and sell pets makes for a challenging yet fun puzzle element.
2012-11-01
Owned
Yu-Che Lin
Taiwan
Hsinchu
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10
May 2014
安1550,全部2750出
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2015-07-06
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Philip Van Den Mergel
Belgium
Sint Amandsberg
East Flanders
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10
Oct 2014
Great theme and fun game, want to play this more often!
2013-03-29
Owned
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Toñia
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10
Jun 2013
Just fantastic all around. It's really difficult to manage all of your pets needs as they age, the artwork is phenomenal, and etc.
2013-08-22
Owned
Jahnie Dez
United States
KATY
Texas
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10
Dec 2014
My personal GAME OF THE YEAR!!! I LOVE THIS GAME!! There's absolutely nothing negative to be said about this game! Everything from the gameplay mechanics, artwork, components, rule book... flawless! WELL worth the price! This may be my all-time favorite game... :-D ONE MILLION STARS!!
2014-12-08
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Gian Rodrigues
Canada
Montréal
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10
Aug 2013
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2014-12-22
Owned
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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10
Jul 2013
My favorite board game
2015-06-21
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Kevin Shillinglaw
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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10
Jul 2015
After playing this many time on Boite a Jeux, I really , really need this game!

As of Dec 20, 2015, I do have it!
2015-12-21
Owned
Jacq L
New Zealand
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10
Dec 2013
ahhhhhh it's too much fun. This much fun shouldn't be allowed.
2013-12-22
Owned
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Bayden Hammond
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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10
May 2015
What a fantastic game. Brilliantly conceived mechanics that compliment a wonderful, unique theme. It’s a little tricky to explain / teach, but it’s by no means a “complex” game. Everything flows logically and thematically.

It’s filled with strategy and brain-burning moments. Sure, there’s a little bit of “luck” thrown in there, but after all, you’re trying to raise unpredictable monsters! In a nutshell, I love it – one of the most original games in my collection.
2014-12-16
Owned
Josh Trumbo
United States
Fargo
North Dakota
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10
Apr 2014
A solid 10 through-and-through. This is, to me, a perfect game-- the mechanics are fun and easy to teach, the theme is really well-integrated (especially with the fantastic artwork which, I'm somewhat ashamed to admit, turned me off to the game initially), and there are so many little victories throughout the game and neat stories to tell that who cares who actually wins? Can't get enough of this one.
2014-04-09
Owned
Andrew Massengale
United States
Bensenville
Illinois
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10
Jan 2016
Easily my favorite worker placement game. Every aspect of this game is executed so perfectly. Reading through the manual is fun, and exciting, AND teaches you the game. The rules themselves make sense, so if you can't remember the rule, trying to think about what the rule would logically be is usually the right answer. The main board and player boards are beautiful to look at, and informative to the game. Every game piece fits perfect. And lastly, the pets! The cute little monster pets you take care of are amazing! This game gets you so invested in taking care of your pets, and giving them the best owners. It also works perfectly as a 2-player game, which makes it a great couples game. My wife and I will definitely be playing this one for years to come.
2015-12-14
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Joe Wiggins
United States
Cuyahoga Falls
Ohio
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10
Sep 2014
One of my top 3 games of all times! I don't understand how Vlaada did it, but he literally made board game mechanics feel like a hyper competitive struggle to run a pet shop for magical beasts! The theme and mechanics flow so beautifully in this game! The game is hilarious and is so cut throat at the same time! Each decision is über important. You can do everything right and still lose with one poor choice!
2014-11-16
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Mark Jackson
United States
Greensboro
North Carolina
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10
Aug 2014
This game has a ton of moving parts and is really a bear to teach, but once everything clicks its a deeply satisfying game. Stressful though. Highly recommended if you don't mind putting in some effort to learn it. Also the 2p blocking mechanism is really good.
2014-08-07
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Maui Chris
United States
San Ramon
California
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10
Feb 2015
this game is almost perfect!
2015-06-05
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Michael
Canada
Niagara Region & Buffalo
Onatrio & New York
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10
Feb 2015
3.5 - Played 75+ times on BAJ before buying. Components, art work, theme integration with mechanics, short term and long term strategy - it is rich in every area. It's the greatest game I've ever played!
2015-12-24
Owned
Sean C
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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Jun 2014
For anyone who says an Euro doesn't need theme then they must experience Dungeon Petz. The mechanics and flavor are so perfectly amalgamated that they just build upon each other.

The theme impeccably supports the rules and brilliantly explains the mechanics (e.g. losing no points when you're unknown, bigger pets need more tending, etc). There isn't anything glaringly pure mechanics such as roundels, movement resource, color charts, etc.

Likewise the well-throught gameplay rules build upon the theme (e.g. cannot remove suffering from pets, takes 2 imps to carry a cage, etc.) and all done without relying on chunks of flavor text or detailed miniatures.

A benchmark example of masterful concoction of theme with mechanics that results in a cocktail that is greater than the sum of its parts.
2015-04-28
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Thebrewgeek
United States
Fall River
Massachusetts
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10
Aug 2014
Absolutely love this game. One of the most thematic games I have ever played. The game is heavy and not for new gamer but it's alot of fun. I would recommend playing with someone who has already played the game so they can walk you through the multiple steps and options.
2014-11-17
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Danboard Chan
Canada
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10
Oct 2014
Super cute and adorable game. The idea of raising pets, selling pets and letting them to go to competition makes everything so interesting. The scoring system increase gradually, unlike some other games increase score like rocket. There are a lot of options in the game, some luck involved at the beginning of the turn when determine who goes first, otherwise depends on type of contest and buyer.

The design of monsters are super cute, just that I don't understand why a pony eats meat as well as cute bunny. Everything is straightforward, only the first time things can be completed and confusing, because TOO MANY THINGS GOING ON AT ONCE, but eventually will get use to it.

To those who like pets, you will love this game!
2014-10-05
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Yasemin Slonsky
United States
Hillsboro
OR
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10
Oct 2014
Awesome theme and game plays so smoothly. Both my husband and I love it
2014-10-16
Owned
nicolae g
United Kingdom
London
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10
Jan 2015
Sweet game...auction worker placement in which you take care of your pets and participate in contests to score points ...beside ,end turns bring out funny story tales.....briliant
2015-12-30
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John Waldrep
United States
Muscle Shoals
Alabama
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10
Jan 2015
Really fun worker placement with interesting card play. Fun theme and my wife likes it a lot too, so that helps.
2015-03-09
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David Monteforte
United States
New York
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10
Dec 2014
now THAT is a well done theme. It's unique, fun, and well thought out. Better than dungeon lords, I do believe so. It touches all the emotions, and you really do feel sad when a pet dies. and you can feel angry when it puts your cute little minions in the hospital.

the only way this game could be better is if the pieces ran around and did things by you yelling at them.

A masterpiece and a half. But don't be fooled by the design, this game is no cakewalk. It's DEEEEEEEP.
2014-12-02
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Peter Bowie
United Kingdom
Crewe
Cheshire
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10
Jan 2016
Sadly did not live up to the hype. The petz are very fun, but coming from a Pokémon background, it's a lot more tamagotchi than I'd want.

Poop though.
2015-09-12
Owned
Daniel Lister
Australia
Caboolture
Queensland
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10
Feb 2015
A fantastic deep, thematic game. Always happy to play this one, the wife loves it just as much as I do.

I highly recommend Rahdo's suggestion of telling stories about what is happening to your pets when you play cards against them.
2015-02-12
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Brian Busha
China
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10
Jul 2015
Excellent worker placement, hand management, auction game with absolutely drop dead gorgeous art and a very fun and interesting theme. Played 2,3, and 4p, prefer 2p just because of speed, but enjoyed it a great deal every time.
2015-09-13
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Mark Sever
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Mar 2015
The spiritual successor to Dungeon Lords, this is a much friendlier and IMO, better game.

Pretty eyecandy artwork and a very fun,enjoyable theme, which is all icing on the cake on its own. But fortunately it has stellar and a innovative bidding twist incorporated into its worker placement gameplay to back it up.

Plays well with all player counts, 2, 3, and 4. This is a must own I think for anyone who is a fan of Vlaada Chvatil and/or eurostyle gameplay.

Fun on its own, even better with the Dark Alley expansion, do yourself a favor and give it a try.
2015-03-01
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Nikki Parsons
United States
chula vista
California
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Mar 2015
The most fun I have ever had reading a rule book (usually it is a chore) but this had me laughing out loud, wanting to read more & will easily be my favorite game along with Alchemists. The art work is sublime & captures perfectly the theme of the game. This is a game made with such love, a perfect game that has me already yearning for the expansion. Vlaada Chvátil, what a stellar game maker you are! David Cochard, hands down my favorite artist & there is no comparison to how vividly you bring a game to life on the board, i love examining the little details of your art work and having a good laugh at what is going on in them. Brilliant brilliant game. No 1 in my games collection, this is perfection & exactly what gaming should be about.
2015-03-23
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Nate Linton
United States
Friday Harbor
Washington
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10
Feb 2016
* Dark Alleys
Bob the Blob
Yummy and Skelly
2016-01-20
Owned
Alex Gomez
Spain
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10
Sep 2015
P&P
2015-08-18
Owned
Caleb Trayer
United States
Pennsylvania
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Jun 2015
Woah! This game is everything I hoped for and more! First off, it is full of great decisions. Theses decisions may include blocking an opponent, setting yourself up for future rounds, and debating on whether or not to press your luck for big reward - risking the life of your adorable pet for the sake of your stores reputation. Furthermore, the theme is so strong that it's become both me and my 8 year old sisters favorite game! It's strategic enough for gamers and the theme allows for non-gamers to simply have fun as they try to run their own store. My only complaint thus far has been the amount of time it takes to teach the rules. The theme and both humorous and well-written rule book makes teaching the game easier, however expect to spend 15-30 minutes both setting up and teaching the game before starting. And that shouldn't be until after you've studied the rules and solo-tested the game yourself!
2015-06-11
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Patrick Taylor
United Kingdom
Manchester
Greater Manchester
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10
Oct 2015
Vlaada you genius.
2015-12-28
Owned
Joy Valenta
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10
Nov 2015
LOVE IT! But I always seem to kill a pet.
2015-11-16
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