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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
12 Realms (2010)
5
Jan 2014
5.638
Plays: 1
The pacing is off. The end was tense, but the early to mid game felt too relaxed.
2014-01-03
3
Sep 2012
5.714
Plays: 1
No one in our group liked the roll-and-move mechanic.
2012-09-02
N/A
N/A
Preordered
Want To Play
Kickstarted. Due December 2015.
2015-03-14
Age of Gods (2004)
7
Oct 2014
5.877
Owned
Plays: 3
The deduction element is a nice twist in an area control game.
2014-02-26
BANG! (2002)
5
Jul 2013
6.516
Plays: 2
Too many defense and healing cards can make the game overstay its welcome.
2013-07-17
7
Sep 2012
6.145
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
Kickstarted. Received November 2013.
2013-11-14
Battle Line (2000)
7
Mar 2015
7.290
Owned
Plays: 15
It's a solid filler.
2013-07-08
9.5
Feb 2015
7.705
Owned
Plays: 34
Great theme and gameplay. Players aren't just staring at the board and doing dry calculations. It's a social and emotional roller coaster.
2013-09-01
8
Jun 2013
6.903
Owned
Plays: 16
Simple on the surface and accessible to all, but with some depth and tactics. A great addition to my collection.
2012-10-29
Bubble Talk (2010)
5
Sep 2012
5.522
Plays: 1
It's Apples to Apples with pictures and picture captions.
2012-09-05
6
Apr 2015
6.270
Plays: 1
similar to Splendor
2015-04-25
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
7
Jul 2012
6.596
Plays: 8
Fun party game
2012-07-18
6.5
Nov 2012
5.719
Plays: 1
Blokus clone
2012-11-04
Chaosmos (2015)
8
May 2015
5.946
Owned
Plays: 3
Kickstarted. Received May 2015.
2015-05-18
2
Feb 2014
5.539
Plays: 1
Torturously long. Resources are in very short supply, so much of the game is spent biding time and hoping that the next turn will provide what's needed.
2014-02-22
4
Sep 2012
5.556
Plays: 1
The variant I played was called Sore Thumbs. Almost all luck and recognizing what you can do with your hand. Not much opportunity to influence the outcome. Also, it takes much longer than Gin Rummy and Rummy 500, games I like better.
2012-09-21
7
Oct 2014
6.166
Owned
Plays: 15
It's above average for a filler. Its few minutes of play are packed with some meaningful decisions. [Kickstarted. Received in November 2013.]
2013-11-06
Coup (2012)
7.5
Oct 2014
7.109
Owned
Plays: 42
It's the best of the microgames I've tried so far. Every element fits together with elegance and balance.
2013-11-30
N/A
6.857
Owned
Kickstarted. Due in August 2014.
2014-07-05
5
Nov 2014
5.576
Plays: 2
derivative of Apples to Apples
2014-11-12
7
Mar 2015
6.146
Owned
Plays: 11
Kickstarted. Received Jan 16, 2015.
2015-01-16
9
Aug 2014
7.832
Owned
Plays: 14
An excellent semi-coop with immersive theme. It does have some balance problems when playing with a traitor.
2014-11-12
Dominion (2008)
8
Jun 2014
7.695
Owned
Plays: 30
It deserves its high reputation. Easy to pick up, lots of depth, lots of replay value (especially with expansions).
2012-10-29
5
Jul 2013
6.678
Plays: 1
The mechanics are screwed up. If you go to an item, there is a strong chance that you won't be able to pick it up. Don't play anything except a melee character because you start without any equipment. The characters are less balanced than the typical game with variable player powers. Do yourself a favor and play HeroScape instead.
2013-10-07
Dungeon Roll (2013)
6
Mar 2015
6.101
Owned
Plays: 4
It's a decent filler. I am slightly disappointed that it's multiplayer solitaire - no interaction. Kickstarted.
2013-11-04
Dutch Blitz (1960)
6
Sep 2013
5.954
Plays: 5
Very similar to Double/Triple/Quadruple Solitaire
2013-09-22
5
Nov 2012
6.265
Plays: 1
Too long for what should be a filler. A house rule could fix the problem.
2012-11-04
8
Oct 2014
7.026
Owned
Plays: 19
It makes your heart race! People typically ask to play again (after losing), but they feel exhausted from the tension after the second play.
2013-09-17
5
Sep 2013
7.080
Plays: 1
This pick-up-and-deliver game is nicely themed, but it isn't exciting and lasts much too long for what it is.
2013-09-21
Five Crowns (1996)
4
Sep 2013
5.665
Plays: 1
Too long for what it is.
2013-09-28
Fluxx (1997)
2
Sep 2012
5.623
Plays: 1
You have to do a lot of reading each turn because the cards have long text. In the end, you have almost zero control over the outcome, so all that reading comes to nothing. Winning the game, for me, is joyless.
2012-08-05
For Sale (1997)
7.5
Oct 2014
7.110
Owned
Plays: 30
It's a solid filler and gateway game.
2013-07-08
7.5
May 2013
6.832
Owned
Plays: 8
It's Pandemic Lite. Probably better than Pandemic as a gateway game, but most gamers prefer Pandemic's greater complexity.
2013-09-29
Gemblo (2005)
6
May 2015
6.295
Plays: 1
much like Blokus
2015-05-23
6
Sep 2012
5.516
Plays: 15
An OK filler, mostly luck.
2014-11-12
5
Sep 2012
6.374
Plays: 3
A proprietary version of Asshole
2012-07-18
5
Nov 2013
6.155
Plays: 1
In a game with 6 players, there isn't much control over your own outcome.
2013-11-13
7.5
Feb 2015
5.586
Owned
Plays: 2
Kickstarted. Received in February 2015.
2015-02-11
Kemet (2012)
8.5
Aug 2014
7.475
Owned
Plays: 6
It's my favorite war game. The scoring system, the map layout, the small number of units, the battle cards, and the three tech trees all create superb balance and dynamism. The components are beautiful.
2015-04-30
4
Sep 2013
5.667
Plays: 2
It takes too long for what it is. Meaningful decisions are few and far between.
2013-09-05
2
Jul 2012
5.487
Plays: 1
random, not fast enough to be a filler
2012-07-18
King of Tokyo (2011)
7
Mar 2015
7.330
Owned
Plays: 21
A huge hit with everyone!
2012-12-08
Kingsburg (2007)
8
Nov 2012
7.145
Owned
Plays: 13
It's what a euro should be. Today's euros could benefit from emulating Kingsburg's elegance.
2013-07-08
Let's Kill (1997)
2
Nov 2012
5.436
Plays: 1
The outcome is random. The game is supposed to be a filler, but it took over two hours. The cards are too busy and thus not easy to keep track of.
2012-12-01
Long Shot (2009)
5
Oct 2013
6.413
Plays: 1
Outcome seemed random. Might be OK if it were shorter.
2012-08-02
7.5
Feb 2013
7.705
Owned
Plays: 20
It's good, but it's so popular right now in my groups that there is danger of burnout. I'd be happy to play it once or twice a month.
2012-10-29
8
Feb 2013
7.242
Plays: 6
It's better than Arkham Horror in my book. Every Lovecraft-themed game calls its characters "investigators," but this one delivers.
2013-07-08
Nightfall (2011)
7
Nov 2012
6.405
Plays: 1
Some good innovations for a deck builder, but the chains take so long that the game overstays its welcome.
2012-11-04
Nostra City (2009)
7.5
May 2013
5.772
Owned
Plays: 6
As a Mafia game, its mechanics work well and also reinforce the theme. The rules presentation is not the best.
2013-10-07
Ora et Labora (2011)
7
Sep 2012
7.575
Plays: 1
Information overload!
2012-09-13
4
Oct 2013
6.371
Plays: 1
Too long for what it is.
2013-10-19
7.5
Apr 2014
7.414
Plays: 19
Very good filler for a large group. Surpassed by The Resistance: Avalon.
2014-11-12
8
Oct 2013
7.676
Owned
Plays: 44
It's the go-to game for a large group at the start or end of a gaming session. The Merlin card and other added roles make this one better than the original.
2013-07-08
7.5
Oct 2014
6.700
Owned
Plays: 16
It's a superior alternative to Bang. The neutral characters are the key.
2013-07-08
N/A
5.774
Owned
Want To Play
Kickstarted. Received in December 2013.
2013-12-27
Splendor (2014)
8
Oct 2014
7.461
Plays: 13
Simple, elegant, fast. Very solid filler.
2014-11-12
8
Feb 2015
6.883
Owned
Plays: 10
It's a marvelous mix of deck-building, hidden loyalties, and area control - together with a great theme. Brilliant!
2014-05-02
Tsuro (2004)
6
Jul 2012
6.572
Plays: 8
Nice filler — very easy to learn and fast to play — but not much skill
2012-07-18
Viticulture (2013)
7
Jan 2015
7.266
Plays: 2
It seems to have some balance problems. Cards vary a lot in usefulness. Being locked out of something early, like building a structure, can make it hard to catch up. Edit: Grande worker fixes second problem.
2015-01-07
8
Nov 2014
7.332
Plays: 1
Hard to rate. Any fan of both Tolkien and board games should play it at least once. The asymmetrical setup works well, is thematically evocative, and seems balanced. The mechanics could benefit from a lot of streamlining. The production quality of the Collector's Edition is superb.
2014-11-09
7
Apr 2015
6.787
Plays: 4
As a deduction game, it is inferior to many other games in the category. As a social game played with the right mindset, it can be a lot of fun.
2012-11-04
4
Apr 2015
5.827
Plays: 1
Too random for the game's length.
2015-04-04
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