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Schlapp Ohr
Germany
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10
Jan 2011
You like fresco? Then you must have this extension!
2011-01-18
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Brian Nissen
United States
Freeport
IL
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9.2
Mar 2013
Well, makes the game better.
2013-03-03
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David Turner
United States
Dallas
Texas
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9
Feb 2011
All about glass making. Expansion 6 adds a all new level of depth. Money is much tighter and hard decisions are common.

Expansion 4 is okay but just adds a bit of fun randomness. A bit weird how you get your cards.

Expansion 5 adds depth but at a bit of cost to the elegance of the game.

2011-02-20
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Randy Miczek
United States
Saratoga Springs
New York
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9
Jul 2012
The wishing well is the weakest of the modules but the gold leaf and the glaziers add tons of complexity and really makes money tight. These expansions add no extra time to game play as there are still the same finite amount of turns as the original; however, there is a little more time needed to think things through. Absolutely love this expansion and would use anytime and perhaps maybe even prefer using it. However, if I want to have a good thinking game that can still be in the family range then I would not consider using all these modules.
2012-05-16
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Juan Medina
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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Board games rule my life, and my wife's. That is a good thing, believe it or not ;)
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9
Sep 2013
Great addition to the game, gives it a much greater depth, while also adding some interesting luck elements. The glass works are now an essential part of the game for me.
2013-09-08
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Jeff A
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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9
May 2012
Played so far with wishing well and the Glaziers, no gold leaf. Adds a great element to the game.
2012-05-02
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David Combs
United States
Fridley
Minnesota
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9
May 2015
Rating based mostly on module 6 as it it my favorite of all the modules for Fresco. 4 and 5 I can take or leave.
2015-04-17
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Danijel Vicković
Croatia
Zagreb
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9
Nov 2014
The Golden Leaf Expansion is great, but the Wishing Well is not anything special.
2014-05-01
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chris schets
Netherlands
bakel
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9
May 2015
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2015-04-07
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Bosze Gabor
Hungary
Kapuvár
Győr-M-Sopron
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8.8
May 2014
A 4, 5 és 6 valójában 5,6. A kívánságkútnak semmi értelme, teljesen felesleges. Viszont a másik kettő kiváló alkotás. Lehet agyalni rendesen, ki mit mikor és hol restaurál, üvegez, milyen színűből aranyfüstös, vagy többszörösen kevert.
Így már nem családi kategória, a kislányomnál ki is csapta a biztosítékot, nehéz volt neki már.(az alapjátékkal ellentétben)
Szóval ad is hozzá meg nem is. A kívánságkút miatt nem éri el az alapjáték pontját.
2014-05-11
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steve randall
United Kingdom
Loughton
Essex
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8.7
Feb 2013
The glaziers expansion truly completes the game - should have been included originally.
2013-02-26
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Daniel L
Netherlands
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8.55
Jul 2012
Zeker de moeite waard, vooral de glasblazers!
2012-07-09
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United States
New York
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HYPERBOLE! It's like the greatest thing ever!!!
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8.5
Jun 2012
Decent Expansion, but only one of these truly shines.

The Wishing Well adds a layer of luck to the game. If one player is out of Lucky Pennies, he's shat out of luck. I agree with the suggestion of being allowed to buy one for 2-3 Thalers. This is the weakest of the three modules.

The Gold Leaf allows for bigger point scores, but also makes players buy paint tiles they might not want and therefore reduces their cash on hand. This is a decent module and well worth playing with.

The Glaziers is hands-down the best thing here. Players need to plan their visits to the Cathedral much more carefully, lest they earn no points from painting parts of the Fresco. This adds an option that makes sense thematically and also plays a large part in both tactical & strategic decions. This makes the price of the box worth it and is a must-add to all plays of the game.
2012-06-04
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Viktor Bozó
Hungary
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8
Jan 2011
Csak az alapjátékkal együtt.
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Michael Schwerdtfeger
United States
Redondo Beach
California
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8
Feb 2011
A worthwhile addition. However, it does make the game run a bit longer.
2011-02-26
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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8
Mar 2011
The tradition for Fresco continues: Having numerous expansions in the game adds that modicum of additional complexity that makes it a really good game.

4. The Wishing Well  6  This doesn't add anything thrilling to the game, other than nice bits (the watery side of the sunken coins is a delightful touch); it mainly adds a smidgen of innocuous randomness, but moreover, additional motivation to get up earlier, which is interesting.

5. The Gold Leaf  7  An additional element of timing your strikes is introduced with the gold leaf. This is a fairly unobtrusive way to vie for more bonus points from the bishop. Again, great bits, though.

6. The Glaziers  8  As the rumored name for this expansion suggests, this is the focus of this expansion box. You effectively get two extra apprentices to use for glass shopping, but all that glass collecting keeps your purse emptier than ever, which is brilliant. This alters the cadence of the game to a different rhythm, but I rather enjoyed the additional challenge.

The additional stuff  9  The money board is helpful, and prevented me from getting a bowl out for the money for once. The paint pots, though, delight me. That's a lot of bowls I didn't need to get out, which saved me a lot of space. I adore that the board is double-thick to allow the pots to contain the paint cubes nicely. ...and the lids for pink and brown, although I'll never use them during the game for anything but covering two unused spaces in the workshop, are... the... best.
2011-03-26
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Balogh János
Hungary
Kecskemét
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8
Feb 2012
Elég hasznosnak tűnő kieg, a játék igazán érdekes részei nem az alapjátékban vannak, hanem ebben.
2011-01-22
Alex Munger
United States
Harker Heights
Texas
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8
Jul 2011
Heavily bloats the game in a good way for me, though not all will agree. Lack of an extra player is a disappointment, though.
2011-11-20
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andrew mason
United States
north canton
Ohio
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8
Jan 2012
Great expansion for a fun game.
2012-01-11
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Ana Forero
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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8
Apr 2011
Este es uno de mis favoritos. Diseñado para jugar con las 4 expansiones, es entretenido. Balancea estrategia y suerte.Y cada expansión puede cambiar el curso del juego ya que modifica las reglas iniciales. Es un juego que solo hasta el final se sabe quien sera el ganador.
2011-05-22
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Adrian Montoya
United States
Austin
Texas
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The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
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8
Feb 2015
the Wishing Well is ok...
the Gold Leaf is good...
the Glaziers are the coolest...
2015-05-30
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Jānis Rudzītis
Latvia
Jūrmala
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8
Nov 2013
8.25 (September 2011) =>8 (November 2013)
When I play with this expansion, I play always only with the module 6 (The Glaziers)
2013-11-06
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Gabor Balazsovics
Hungary
Hungary
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8
Sep 2013
The game with these expensions became complete. I would not play with the basic expensions only.
2013-09-22
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Heather Ramsden
United Kingdom
Birmingham
West Midlands
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8
Jan 2013
Checked in - December 2014
2014-12-14
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Sandrian K
Germany
München
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8
Jul 2012
Sold on ebay.
2014-03-23
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Károly Dudás
Hungary
Szigetszentmiklós
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8
Jun 2012
A 3 kiegből csak a 6-os, az üvegező modul lett kipróbálva: ez tetszik. Érdekes és csavaros megoldást ad hozzá: a szélső freskók csak a falak-ablakok ólomüvegjeivel együtt építhető, emiatt persze üveget is kell szerezni -plusz akció, pontosabban vmelyik akció helyett lehet ezt, és ami jó benne: 2 bábu gyárilag rajta, azaz nem feltétlen kell segédet "költeni" rá. És ami fontos: meg KELL építeni az ólomüveg ablakokat, még ha nincs is meg a megfelelő üveg, azaz akár mínusz pontot is érhet - na ez nem fordult elő. Ugyanakkor nagyobb figyelmet is igényel, több tervezést, átgondolást: én 2x is hibáztam, sok-sok pontba került, és az utolsó forduló hibája sajnos a 2. helyembe is került.
2012-06-09
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J Hagen
United States
Minnesota
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8
Jun 2014
I really like the glass beads in Glaziers.
2014-08-15
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boarder
South Korea
Daejon
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8
Aug 2013
This expansion makes more tactical choice to the original game, Fresco. It is a feeling like adding flowers to embroidery for Fresco.
2013-08-06
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Brett C
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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8
Nov 2014
Adds more interesting options.
2014-11-11
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Stephen Sanders
United States
Henderson
Texas
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8
May 2014
One play. Played the Wishing Well and Gold Leaf only, leaving out the Glaziers. Was not impressed with the wishing well, as it seemed too random, but liked the gold leaf expansion, as it provided opportunity to take a tile with a worker that might otherwise have been useless, plus offered some meaningful bonus points.
2014-05-26
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Austin Fusilier
Canada
Hamilton
Ontario
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8
Sep 2014
Wishing Well seems to duplicate some of the effects of Portrait cards, and can be very (very) random. May be mitigated with more players, but with just two it can be heavily one-sided.

Gold-leaf is also random, but has less impact (adds bonus points if the colour painted/redeemed is randomly selected on a given turn). Feels "fine," but not essential.

Glaziers, however, adds a level of thought and preparation - more stressful decision making. An enjoyable addition, if not necessarily an every-time addition.
2014-08-25
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Pablo Gonzalez
Spain
Jerez
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May 2015
Its better not to mix every expansion. I recommend not using brown and pink color while playing with the glaziers, as it would make game so longer.
- Very fun with glaziers.
- Wishing well makes game easier.
- The gold leaf. I didn't try, but I think that shouldn't be mixed with many expansions.
2015-05-23
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Sven Baumer
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
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8
May 2015
Wishing well a stupid 4, gold a decent 7, glass a superb 9. The windows really add a new complexity layer.
2015-05-25
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Jason Stanley
United Kingdom
Rochester
Kent
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8
Jul 2015
Nice addition to the base game.

Wishing Well - Chuck lucky pennies in the well to get cards that can help you. Fairly simple and inoffensive. Easy to add this is for 'muggles' (copyright Rahdo)

Gold Leaf - Used on the Market phase, where 2 selected stalls give out gold leaf to add to paint when you purchase from them. Then use them when the bishop requests a certain colour to have golf leaf added for bonus points. Good addition, and makes moving the bishop when painting the Fresco even more important.

Stained Glass - Adds a new action to buy glass, which is to be used when painting the outside tiles of the Fresco to add stained glass. Eats away even more at your money, and adds quite a bit of thinking time to the game. I see this probably being the most popular expansion for gamers.

For me I would never add all 3, especially if the 3 original expansions are used as well. Just too much going on.

However adding perhaps 1 or 2 from this pack to 1 or 2 from the original (i.e. 3 expansions in total) is a good balance.


2015-07-10
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Tong Chi Wai
Hong Kong
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7.8
Feb 2012
US$22.36; P$210.3
2012-01-18
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Kevin Bakker
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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7.5
Apr 2012
I no longer mark expansion games as played unless they are independent of the original game. This expansion moved Fresco from a 7 to a 9, so I give them each a 9 as I will never play without this expansion.

4/24/12 update: The Glaziers expansion here makes Fresco wonderful, but the other two don't add much. Expansion rating downgraded, but still wouldn't ever play without.
2012-04-24
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Philippe Keppens
Belgium
Meldert (Aalst)
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7.5
Apr 2011
I really like module 6 - The Glaziers as it adds extra depth
2011-04-28
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Drinky Drinky
United States
Carmel
Indiana
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Mr. Cat. Hold on I think I know my next move, just give me another minute....NO!!!!!!!
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7.5
Mar 2013
I think this is great for fans of Fresco, but it kills the natural simplicity charm a bit. Do not play the glaziers with Leonardo. The excess borads may be worth it for fans of the game.
2011-12-09
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Kurt R
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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It was my life, like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was to let it be.
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7.5
Dec 2014
Wishing Well
Tried the Wishing Well and it was pretty much forgettable. Won't use this one again.

The Glaziers
Reason enough to purchase this expansion. It adds another dimension to scoring via the same process (send workers to buy glass; score the glass). The catch here is that when scoring a window tile, you need to turn in glass to prevent the loss of points.

The Gold Leaf
Need to play yet.
2014-12-06
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Osku aka Osku
Finland
Helsinki
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7.5
May 2012
This set of 3 expansions is a good addition to the base game. I don´t care that much about the 4th expansion ("The wishing well") but the 5th ("The gold leaf") and specially the 6th ("The glaziers") bring another layer of depth to the game. If you really want to optimize your victory points now you have to consider the gold leafed color and the glass to build the windows. It was funny to notice that when played the basic game the fresco tiles were painted following no specific spatial pattern, but now the ones on the edge of the cathedral (hence affected by the new glass window rules) are usually the last ones to be painted.
This expansion box includes nice bits and details, but I think its standard retail price is way overpriced.
2012-05-21
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Beatrix Schilke
Germany
Hilden
NRW
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7.5
Apr 2013
"Die Glasermeister" "Erweiterungen 4, 5 und 6"
2012-09-18
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Dave Gray
United States
Lehi
Utah
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7.5
Oct 2012
Makes what otherwise would be a more limited base game playable, while not being a game changer and still keeping it a light euro.
2012-10-02
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David Martín
Spain
Madrid
MADRID
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7.5
Jun 2015
De los 3 módulo que añade esta expansión el único que merece realmente la pena es el de las vidrieras. El pan de oro es un añadido y el pozo de los deseos sobra totalmente.
2015-06-23
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7.2
Jan 2011
The game is already good without the expansions so get these if you need more variety.
2011-01-05
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Joe F.
United States
North Carolina
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7
Jan 2011
The Glaziers expansion in the best of the three. Leaf of gold is so-so and the wishing well adds too much luck.
2011-01-16
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Ari
United States
San Francisco
California
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7
May 2011
Necessary expansion.
2012-09-10
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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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7
Jan 2011
Have to play Fresco more often with these modules, but I don't think they add much to the game. Although, I like these shiny glass stones After a few more playings I completely agree with Nekau's excellent summary of this box (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/607293/review-fresco-the...). I would rate Module 6 a '9' and the rest a '5'. So '7' would be my rating for this box.
2011-08-23
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Houserule Jay
Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
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7
Feb 2011
Was good and added to the gameplay by having more ways to get points
2011-02-05
Jeremy Mueller
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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7
Feb 2011
The Wishing Well doesn't seem to be that well thought out of an expansion. Really didn't like that one. Everything else seems a little fiddly. Overall, the Glaziers adds to the game and the strategy involved, but component quality issues also caused game play issues for a friend with bad eyesight.
2011-02-11
Mark Applegate
United States
Torrance
California
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Mar 2011
Not a must have but fun additions. Most worked well but the gold flake is not something you need to go out of your way to go after in the game.
2011-03-01
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