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Jeff Pratt
United States
Anacortes
Washington
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Just admit it already, Small World is not a fantasy wargame...it's a Mancala variant!
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10
Oct 2012
This expansion adds events, which usually power up the monsters and make players rethink the usual tactics used to take them down. It also adds a slew of relic cards, most of which are weapons that can be used to power up the heroes as well. Relics & Ruin takes everything that is great about Cutthroat Caverns and ratchets it up a notch. The RPG feel is better, the encounters are more difficult to win and the relics make the infighting even worse...and by worde, i mean better! LOVE IT.
2015-02-10
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Bill H
United States
Absecon
New Jersey
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"Shijuro" in Awatum (Serpent's Tongue)
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"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation." LP Jacks
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9
Mar 2009*
Introduces Events (that put a unique spin on the current encounter when they apply) and Relics (powerful items worth fighting for and stealing), and of course some new encounters for a little more variety. This is a good addition to the game, adding a more RPG flavor without slowing down the action much. Wereboar in particular is very cool.
2009-04-07
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Matt Loter
United States
New Haven
Connecticut
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Sep 2008*
The new encounters are AWESOME. I also love how the events change things up.
2008-09-01*
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Roy Thomson
United States
Weirton
West Virginia
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Jun 2009*
The idea of relics and the event deck make the core game great!!!
2009-06-07
Owned
Antti Karjalainen
Finland
Tampere
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Jun 2009*
The addition of the Event Deck will ensure that you get even more play time and harder combos out of the encounters.
2009-06-24
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Wilbert Ng
Philippines
Mandaluyong
Metro Manila
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Jul 2009*
This expansion is a must-own! The Events, Relics, and Treasure Cards just adds significantly to the game. You won't be able to play Cutthroat Caverns again without this expansion after trying it out.
2009-06-07
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Jacob Russell
Canada
Vancouver
British Columbia
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9
Jun 2009*
Good inexpensive expansion with some great monsters... especially the wearboar, and some magic items and events. It beefs up the game nicely and adds to the variety available in good ways. All for just 20$ too!
2009-06-10
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Bruno Peeters
Belgium
Zwijndrecht
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9
Jan 2013
Components mixed in with base game.
2012-11-23
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Guy Granger
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9
Dec 2012
on loan
2012-09-07
Owned
Jonathan Valle
Mexico
Cuautitlan Izcalli
Mexico
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9
Apr 2012
A really good expansion. The relics add yet another reason to backstab your team. The new monsters are even harder and the random events add some variety to familiar encounters. This expansion revives the game and makes it even better.
2012-04-13
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Random Ransom
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9
Jan 2012
I highly recommend grabbing an expansion to supplement the Cutthroat Caverns base game as they do add so much more. Relics and Ruins provides a substantial addition to the base game with 25 events, 10 relics and 15 encounter cards. If you haven't played Cutthroat Caverns with an expansion yet, I recommend you do as it does add a new mechanic which I believe is essential to emphasising the risk and reward aspects of the game.
2012-01-17
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G-Man D
United States
Texas
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9
Sep 2014
Great addition of to the main game that gives you some much needed loot that will help you along. Until someone steals it from you - which they will.
2014-09-21
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Thomas DeSantis
United States
New York
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8.6
Dec 2012
Great game. Just love the idea of cooperating and competing at the same time. Only 3 of the events occurred during the game, so I felt like they did not overpower the game.
2012-09-25
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Manan Thakkar

Massachusetts
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8.5
Sep 2014
{O: Katie}
2014-10-30
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Sargonas
United States
Iowa
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8.25
Feb 2013
Expansion for Cutthroat Caverns
Adds more encounters, items & Random events. Really whats not to like?
2010-11-04
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Justin Davis
United States
Sewickley
PA
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May 2009*
More monsters! These expansions add some really neat creatures to battle. Haven't played with the events or relics yet...
2009-05-29
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Marc Frank
United States
Portsmouth
New Hampshire
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Feb 2010
This mostly inherits its rating from the base game.

This brings a lot to the table--great encounters, and the events and relics add a lot to the game. If you like Cutthroat Caverns, you want this expansion.
2009-05-18
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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Apr 2009*
Nice expansion. Events are a nice addition!
2009-04-10
Stephen Schaefer
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Mar 2010
More great monsters, and the addition of relics drives up the stakes.
2011-08-05
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Chuck Carroll
United States
Fishers
Indiana
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Sep 2009*
Have not played without this expansion, so difficult to rate independently.
2009-09-12
Gerald Robinson
United States
Kenosha
Wisconsin
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8
Dec 2010
Will only trade as complete with expansions.
2015-04-30
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Zachary Smith
United States
Jonesborough
Tennessee
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8
Mar 2010
Adds some great elements, especially the cool relic cards. It is so entertaining to watch everyone turn on each other for treasure! New monsters are fun and varied.
2009-11-21
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Joe Bockerstette
United States
Kansas City
MO
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8
Jan 2014
New monsters and plunder make JoJo very happy!
2011-05-20
Matt Hinton
United Kingdom
Hitchin
Herts
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May 2011
Really enjoy all the expansions to CutThroat. Managed to get a deal for all of them on ebay, never the same game ever with all of them.
2011-05-10
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Mike Hutchinson
United Kingdom
London
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8
Jan 2011
Great expansion. Doesn't add too many new rules to remember, just more chaos!
2011-01-06
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esa gröhn
Finland
imatra
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8
Feb 2011
Lots of goodies for CC.
2011-01-29
Juan F T
Colombia
Bogota
DC
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8
Feb 2012
The best expansion yet. Those new items are very interesting, and changes to each encounter makes the game different every time
2012-02-26
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Tom Snäll
Finland
Espoo
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8
Sep 2011
More fun
2011-09-01
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Mike S
Canada
GTA
Ontario
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8
Mar 2012
This expansion makes the base game complete, a lot more playable and a lot more entertaining. The replay value definitely goes up. The sucky part is that it makes the base game look like it was raw during release.

If you're stuck with just the base game, give this expansion a real good look.
2012-03-27
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Wesley Williams
United States
Melrose (Rensselaer County)
New York
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Nov 2013
I really enjoyed my one play of this game. The relics and event deck add a bit more complexity, but don't seem to veer the title family from its base fun.
2013-11-08
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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Aug 2013
More content for Cutthroat Caverns, gotta love it!

Plus along with new, unique, encounters comes events and relics that add new items and another layer of game play that keeps it really fresh for some time to come.
2013-08-29
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a2 peterson
United States
Washington
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8
Aug 2015
great fun! every time!!! love it!!!
2015-03-17
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7.75
Dec 2011
Great expansion. Blends in nicely and intuitively.
2011-12-15
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Tom Vasel
United States
Homestead
Unspecified
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7.5
Jul 2011
The traps and relics really add to the variety of the game. And the Wereboar monster is one of the best!
2009-04-28
Preordered
Jake Kuy
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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7.5
Nov 2013
This expansion is far greater than the first, not only does it include a bunch of new monsters, they also add a few new mechanics that add even more replay value and new ways to win the game.
The Down side to this expansion is the complexity/management added to the game. You now need to constantly be wary of all the different relics in play, instead of just potions.
2013-09-30
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Niclas Willberg
Finland
Vaasa
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7.5
Dec 2012
Essen 2012
2012-11-01
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Jason Wiebe
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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7.5
Nov 2013
Fun addition to a fun game!
2013-11-12
Nathan McCullough
United States
Germantown
Tennessee
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Aug 2009*
Love the inclusion of Relics!
2009-09-09
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Mark Johnson
Canada
St.John's
Newfoundland
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Jul 2009*
Adds more encounters which are the heart and soul of the game. In addition the difficulty of the encounters have been increased which I think really helps. The events and relics are a nice addition that I don't think I would ever leave out of my future games of Cutthroat Caverns. Plus there is the Wereboar... 'nuff said.
2009-06-01
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Brett Austin
Japan
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Jan 2012
This adds flavour to an already great game. The added choices add depth.
2010-10-01
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Alex Munger
United States
Harker Heights
Texas
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Apr 2012
More of the same, including a new item set to fight over.
2011-10-16
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Gabriel Ouimet
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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7
Feb 2011
This is an expansion
2010-10-21
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Thomas Schwarz
Germany
Frankfurt
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Nov 2009*
Relics add some power to your heroes... but events can also power up the encounters... Great expansion for a great game!
2010-06-15
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Duane Del Vecchio
United States
Weatherford
Texas
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7
Jun 2010
Finally played a game with ALL expansions at Origins 2010 (and won! - a giant Cutthroat Caverns mug (45 oz mug)! Was in one of the most cutthroat games I've ever played. We about killed each other off for the Greed monster (5 prestige + 3 bonus) and actually killed off the leader on the 2nd to last move of the game so I could win the mug!
2010-06-26
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Ben Bishop
United States
Boise
Idaho
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7
Nov 2010
More monsters and cards and more for the game that requires trust and then dashes it for the win. Now with events (who knows what will happen) and relics (treasure to die for... or to get someone else to die for it).
2014-10-03
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Lucian Loo
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
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Apr 2011
Improves on the base set by introducing relics and event cards, and also provides new and interesting monsters. Can't imagine playing the base game alone after getting this.
2011-03-16
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Bill Hartman
United States
Bishopville
Maryland
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7
Jan 2013
I liked the additions that Relics and Ruins add to the game, keeps everyone thinking a bit more about what they want to do. However, my game group was so "meh" about the game, they just ignored the Events for the most part. They find the more difficult/fiddly encounters tedious and didn't want to add things to keep track of. Being that they are all experienced gamers, this kind of surprised me.
2013-01-15
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Christopher Boat
United States
Ankeny
Iowa
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7
Aug 2012
Not a huge fan of the relic cards- they have some neat effects but they're a little too random and imbalanced.

Everything else in this expansion is great however, adding a ton of variety to the game.
2012-09-04
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Joerg Sterner
Austria
Vienna
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Nov 2012
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2015-01-06
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Sweden
Skoghall
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7
Apr 2013
Introduces relics, which are okay. More monsters are always good! The events might not be that great, but adds a little variation.
2013-04-02
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