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10
Dec 2013
6.669
Owned
Plays: 11
I am having an absolute blast playing this solitaire and learning the missions. I have now played it a handful of times solo and a couple times with another player and it continues to improve with each play. I foresee this being in my collection for a long, long time and one of those I am already working on improving with nice wooden bits.
2013-12-02
10
Dec 2013
6.127
Owned
Can I give an 11? This set really does go to 11... or 12.
2013-12-15
9
Dec 2011
7.725
Owned
Definitely a game that improves with plays. Now with about 8-10 plays under my belt, I'm starting to get a feel for the strategy. Games are quick and tense. Strategies are very dynamic. A classic card game.
2010-04-10
9
Sep 2010
7.364
Owned
Plays: 3
Great beer and pretzel dungeon crawl for two players! Needs a big table. Atmosphere of the game is great -- tension on the human side is palpable. Easy and quick with just the right amount of randomness and strategy.
2010-02-16
9
Feb 2014
7.519
Owned
Plays: 2
Finally got around to playing this. I don't feel like I can rate it yet after one play but I can't wait to play again. I feel it'll definitely end up in the 8-9 region: it's a game that takes a few times through to figure out how the interaction works but feels like it will move quite smoothly and interesting after that.
2011-10-25
Space Alert (2008)
9
Jul 2015
7.441
Owned
Plays: 4
So far played only with two players but a ton of fun! Even crashing and burning, a lot of laughter! A delightful and original experience -- this is board gaming!
2013-01-20
Cyclades (2009)
9
Dec 2011
7.354
Owned
Nice mix of game mechanics and style/theme. Quick game play with strategical thought. Very high in fun factor!

I have yet to play this with a group that didn't enjoy it. Along with Claustrophobia, this is the most enjoyed game in my collection.
2011-10-25
9
Dec 2013
8.223
Owned
Plays: 6
Yup. This game is good.

Easily the most stressful game ever. Opponent definitely wants to play some more. It took all of 30 minutes to learn and the remaining hours to figure out.

It's definitely a game you have to play many times before you know what to do.
2011-12-30
9
Jan 2012
7.272
Owned
Plays: 8
I've only played the solo variant of the game so far. A beautiful game crying out for more. I cannot wait for he expansion although the game is plenty great now. It's the Arkham Horror of pirate games minus the confusing rules and fiddliness

I plan on making my Birthday day of gaming around this game! I may see about doing a Pirates Day for this game, too. This will probably be my first blinded out game since I will get around to painting the ships quickly!
2012-01-15
9
Apr 2012
6.575
Owned
Plays: 2
9
Jul 2015
7.970
Owned
Plays: 7
My brain hurts.
2013-02-10
9
Jan 2014
7.100
Owned
Plays: 5
A fantastic experience. I am still not sure it qualifies as a true game, but it is definitely one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours living your own Star Trek episode!
2013-07-25
9
Dec 2013
6.521
Owned
Plays: 1
The expansion perfectly fits the Romulans and adds a great deal of variety to the game. Only the lack of variety of ship models and imperfect application of espionage to the other factions lowers the score over the base game ever-so-slightly.
2013-07-25
9
Aug 2015
7.887
Owned
Plays: 2
Yay!
2013-07-31
9
Jan 2014
7.716
Owned
Plays: 11
9
Jun 2014
7.412
Owned
9
Jul 2014
6.465
Owned
Plays: 10
9
Jul 2014
6.098
Owned
Cave Evil (2011)
9
Jan 2015
6.018
Owned
Plays: 3
WizWar with 70s D&D art and gothic sensibilities. I love it
2015-01-07
9
Aug 2015
6.919
Owned
The Spoils (2006)
8.5
Jan 2015
5.955
Owned
Plays: 4
My favorite CCG to date! Amazing story and world created for the game with original races and wonderful humor. Cards are well designed and none of the expansions made the base set weak. Recently bought by Arcane Tinmen!
2010-02-16
8.5
Feb 2013
6.948
Owned
Plays: 5
Simple and clean rules, plays quickly, very thematic. Lots of options and a perfect framework for extra options.

The only problem is I am terrible at empire-building and 4X style games! TERRIBLE! If I make it past the second DM in solitaire I am amazed.
2013-01-19
8.5
Aug 2013
7.671
Owned
Plays: 8
8.5
Oct 2014
7.022
Owned
Plays: 4
A great game that's a lot of fun in short bursts. I'm rating it a 9 right now not because it is one of the best games but because it accomplishes what it sets out to do nearly perfectly.
2013-02-24
King of Tokyo (2011)
8.5
Jan 2014
7.323
Owned
Plays: 10
8.5
Aug 2013
7.722
Owned
Plays: 1
An 8 for the gameplay and an extra .5 point for the minis.
2013-08-11
8.5
Jan 2014
6.916
Owned
Costumes are great; new dice are great; pumpkin jack is great!
2014-01-18
8.5
Feb 2014
6.890
Owned
Plays: 3
It's hard to rate a game like this as, more so than most games, it's all about the group. I've had a blast so far.
2014-02-09
8.5
Nov 2014
7.831
Owned
Plays: 3
8.1
Feb 2012
7.007
Owned
For Trade
I am surprised by how much I was blown away by the cards. The Guardian is fantastic. Dungeon Features are very cool. Many interesting new iconic items and heroes -- I especially like the Cursed weapon and Magic Missile.
2011-12-25
8
Feb 2011
7.470
Owned
Plays: 2
Very group-dependent but an amazing amount of fun with the right group!
2011-02-14
Onirim (2010)
8
Nov 2011
6.506
Owned
Great little single-player card game that plays quickly with just the right amount of thought and an evocative theme.
2010-10-22
Dixit (2008)
8
Feb 2011
7.324
Owned
Fun family/group game!
2011-10-25
8
Dec 2011
7.224
Owned
Plays: 6
Most intense pull-your-hair-out game I've ever played. My opponent and myself were both nervous wrecks during play. One of the biggest hits so far. I think this will be an oft-played game. The fact it plays in around 30 minutes doesn't hurt, either! Many games!

Quote: "Play tiles. Don't think. There is no think."

TO SELL?
2013-11-23
8
Dec 2012
7.126
Owned
Plays: 2
I'll probably keep this wrapped until I play Twilight Struggle which seems a little easier to get started with.

A deep 2-player CDG war-game.
2011-12-18
Dungeon Petz (2011)
8
Jul 2015
7.412
Owned
Plays: 2
8
Nov 2011
6.740
Owned
More cards: YAY
Reaper: YAY
2011-11-27
Carcassonne (2000)
8
Jan 2012
7.347
Owned
I played a couple 3p games with family members over Christmas and we had fun. It works quite well with three. The rules are so easy to teach and we were all noticing strategy as we played.

Nothing deep and brain burning but just enough to make things fun with a glass of wine after dinner. I'm glad I have this one.
2012-01-03
Vanuatu (2011)
8
Jul 2012
6.815
Owned
Plays: 1
Infidel (2011)
8
Oct 2014
5.987
Owned
Plays: 1
8
Jul 2015
7.070
Owned
Plays: 3
Solitaire so far. Beautiful looking and smartly designed. The game has a lot of charm and tells great stories.

On the downside it is very hard with two characters and is definitely tight in that one or two non-optimal moves will lose the game, causing a lot of stress while playing.
2015-08-10
Hive (2001)
8
Dec 2013
7.258
Owned
Plays: 9
Ghost Stories (2008)
8
Dec 2013
7.278
Owned
Plays: 2
I usually don't like puzzles and the iPad game fell flat with me, as do most digital board games, but I am glad I finally got this. It is beautiful and it is fun to work out and a great solitaire game.
2013-11-12
8
Jan 2014
7.452
Owned
A nice expansion that adds a lot of flavor and individual feeling to the characters. Not a must-have but I do enjoy having hearts to roll with.

Hint: everyone starts with one random evolution in play.
2014-01-18
Relic (2013)
8
Jan 2015
6.457
Owned
Plays: 3
This is definitely a nicely cleaned-up Talisman. My main issue is that I am not sure how much better it is and it also lacks some of the wackiness that makes Talisman fun. Hopefully, the new expansion may add some of that in. Otherwise, I'd like them to use this ruleset on a new version of Talisman.
2014-02-18
8
Aug 2014
6.706
Owned
Plays: 6
This game is fun so far. It sits somewhere between Arkham and Eldritch on the rule overload scale, but closer to Arkham.

I absolutely love the theme and how it comes through. I just feel sometimes it has too much overhead. I look forward to more plays, either way, as it will most likely be played instead of Arkham when I feel like this type of game.
2014-02-18
Wizard (1984)
8
Jun 2014
6.672
Owned
Plays: 6
8
Aug 2015
5.828
Owned
8
Jul 2014
7.388
Owned
Plays: 8
8
Aug 2015
7.640
Owned
8
Aug 2015
6.256
Owned
8
Mar 2015
6.525
Owned
Istanbul (2014)
8
Nov 2014
7.352
Plays: 1
8
Jul 2015
6.395
Owned
Plays: 6
Camel Up (2014)
7.8
Nov 2014
6.880
Plays: 1
7.5
Jan 2014
6.133
Owned
7.5
Apr 2015
6.006
Plays: 1
7.5
Jan 2015
7.242
Owned
Plays: 1
7.5
Jul 2014
7.087
Plays: 2
7.5
Oct 2014
7.000
Owned
Pickomino (2005)
7.5
Nov 2014
6.378
Plays: 1
Amoeba Wars (1981)
7.5
Dec 2014
5.661
Plays: 1
7
Dec 2011
7.704
Owned
Plays: 1
Great game for both fans and not alike. Great mix of co-op with mind-game tactics that really make the game full of paranoia.

This is getting hard to get playtime in due to the fiddliness of it and the length of time.
2011-12-15
Small World (2009)
7
Dec 2013
7.342
Owned
Plays: 1
Not that great with only two players but not terrible just a tad too light.

With more players though the game begins to shine. It really becomes a neat game of trying to figure out which race combination to use and for how many turns (sometimes just a single one)!
2011-12-18
Arkham Horror (2005)
7
Mar 2015
7.268
Owned
Plays: 3
Finally got an honest-to-goodness 2p game in, one investigator each and we won. A very thematic game that is a bit weighed down in its fiddliness. The story it told makes up for the cold mechanics, however. I look forward to more plays of this game.
2011-10-25
7
Dec 2011
6.434
Owned
Plays: 5
Fun, light, chaotic. Great beer & pretzel game. Provided some laughs and heartaches and not too much thinking while at the same time giving the feeling of progression quite nicely.
2010-03-17
High Frontier (2010)
7
Jan 2015
6.741
Owned
Plays: 1
This game has proved to be more headache-inducing than any other. Some day I will learn this.

Finally! It's not too bad but it is difficult to play well. Very cool game and I hope to get some multiplayer games of it in soon.

Game play is more in the 8-9 rating range but the components and design of the game drag it down.
2015-01-20
Ra (1999)
7
Nov 2011
7.371
Owned
Plays: 2
A nice and solid game. Plays very quickly with two players. There seems to be a lot of hidden depth in the game. We will definitely be playing it more but probably not all the time. Somewhat calm game, in a nice way.
2011-11-26
7
Dec 2011
6.920
Plays: 2
A decently fun game if a bit random and light. I find it works best with only one player as the zombie and one or two as the heroes. There's not enough to do for more than one zombie player and so it becomes one person making decisions and the other going along with it.

Players definitely need to be able to have fun with bad and crazy dice rolls.

The theme is great and a good variety of scenarios which truly change the game. It does feel like zombies!

P.S. The dice hate me!
2011-12-18
7
Feb 2014
7.536
Owned
This is a nice expansion but it starts to show the issues with Arkham expansions.
2014-02-18
7
Jan 2015
7.455
Owned
Plays: 7
To sell or trade
2015-01-07
7
Feb 2013
6.170
Owned
Solid expansion if nothing amazing. New cards are thematic and fun and the new day and night cycle is interesting but I'm not sure worth the extra work.
2013-02-02
7
Jan 2015
6.832
Owned
Plays: 2
Fun and light quick-playing wizard dueling. I need to add some lighter games to my collection!
2013-02-05
7
Jan 2015
6.398
Prev. Owned
Plays: 17
Stupid game. Why do I keep playing this?
2013-02-09
7
Feb 2014
7.074
Owned
7
Jan 2015
6.943
Owned
Plays: 1
Blood Bound (2013)
7
Feb 2014
6.172
Owned
Plays: 7
7
Feb 2014
6.812
Owned
Plays: 4
7
Feb 2014
5.866
Owned
Lost Treasure (1982)
7
Jun 2014
5.604
Plays: 1
7
Jun 2014
5.890
Plays: 1
7
Aug 2015
6.890
Owned
Elder Sign (2011)
7
Oct 2014
6.881
Owned
Plays: 12
Times Square (2006)
7
Nov 2014
5.982
Plays: 1
Pandemic (2007)
7
Aug 2015
7.583
Owned
Plays: 1
7
Aug 2015
7.200
Owned
7
Aug 2015
6.616
Owned
Plays: 2
7
Mar 2015
7.948
Plays: 1
7
Mar 2015
6.390
Plays: 2
7
Jul 2015
6.586
Plays: 1
6.9
Jan 2014
6.255
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
This improves the base game a lot. The new board is much more interesting and so are the cities. The monsters I've run into have better powers which play off the mechanics a bit more. Most importantly, the weather and frost mechanic is fantastic.

On the downside, it adds too many tokens. I don't think the legends are worth all the extra tokens and while the princess is neat, again, the clues are a pain.

If I play again, I'll try it without the rumors and see if that helps.

SELL OR TRADE
2015-01-07
Day & Night (2008)
6
Nov 2011
6.007
Owned
Easy to play, light two person game. Interesting mechanics. A nice theme. Would get more play with other people I don't get to play with as often. Didn't grab me to make it anything higher.
2010-09-07
6
Dec 2011
7.414
Owned
Plays: 1
Incredibly fun and unique gaming experience. Not to be taken seriously. I haven't laughed so hard at getting demolished (literally) in a long time!

On the other side, I've rarely lasted a full game, either.

TO SELL
2014-07-30
Pergamon (2011)
6
Feb 2012
6.557
Owned
Plays: 1
Nice game. I've only played it 2p and it's a solid if unspectacular game. I think my opponent enjoyed it more than I did. I'd definitely not turn down a game and I look forward to trying it with more people. I think it will take at least three players to make it come alive.

TO SELL
2013-11-23
Stone Age (2008)
6
Dec 2013
7.562
Owned
Plays: 1
I've only played this once. My rating may go up to an 8. It's a very solid game, easy to learn with a nice mix of strategy. A great use of dice which creates some unexpected results but I never felt owned by them.

Definitely a game I'd not turn down to play and will probably get quite a few more in, especially with lighter groups.

TO SELL
2013-11-23
Thunderstone (2009)
6
Dec 2013
6.928
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
Very fun and thematic. I've played Dominion before and appreciate the mechanics and even enjoy the theme but this game just makes it so much better feeling like a true dungeon crawl.

The solo game is also quite good.

TO SELL
2014-07-30
6
Jun 2014
7.619
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
6
Jan 2014
6.729
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
This is the definition of an okay game. All the mechanics are solid enough and the game plays fine but I never feel any excitement nor care about the characters. I feel part of it is in the way the text is written, the board setup is uninteresting, and the combat system is designed for interesting choices yet I feel misses the mark.

All in all, not terrible but I doubt I'll play it much. It might be much better as a two-player game than solo since you have competition going.

SELL OR TRADE
2015-01-07
6
Mar 2015
7.326
Owned
Plays: 4
This is a strange one. I think the game, as a game, is purely OK. The campaign play, however, takes it up a notch or two and turns it into a fun filler to play quickly and slowly watch my character grow.

I am saddened by the fact that future story arcs seem to be as two-dimensional as the base game without learning from other games. Too bad, as worth LOTR LCG-style adventures, this game could have been amazing.
2013-12-02
6
Jan 2015
7.106
Owned
Plays: 1
Splendor (2014)
6
Nov 2014
7.477
Plays: 1
Summoner Wars (2009)
5
Dec 2011
7.095
Prev. Owned
Decent game, nice and simple mechanics and rules. Didn't grab me as anything exciting, though. Falls in the "I want to love it but don't" category.

GAVE TO KYLE
2014-09-21
Chrononauts (2000)
5
Dec 2011
6.084
Owned
Light game. I like the concept and the theme a lot. Easy to play. A solid 5: I can't see saying no to this game but I also don't see going out of my way to play it over others, either.

I have a feeling it'd be more fun in a group due to the chaos that would ensue.
2011-12-18
5
Jan 2015
6.362
Owned
Fun but not super fun -- a filler game to be played mainly with people who get enjoyment out of the theme more than the game itself.

TODO: Try as a drinking game!
2011-12-03
5
Dec 2011
7.412
Owned
Only played with it once so far.
Pro: great new minis and more card and event variety
Con: We found the new ending very convoluted and unneeded. We also didn't really use the Pegasus ship.

We'll probably play future games with a mixture of mostly Pegasus but with the original game ending.
2011-12-03
5
Jan 2013
7.094
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
A solid-enough cooperative game doomed by terrible layout and design. A game like this, to me, relies on the theme and setting. I love Larry Elmore's art work but here it is ruined by garish overlay colors, hard-to-read font choices and unhelpful layout. I feel like there's not enough adventuring that can be done and the world and setting gets lost immediately. I don't know if I'll be playing again; downgrading to a 5.

TO SELL
2013-11-23
Zombies!!! (2001)
5
Jul 2013
5.800
4
Jan 2013
5.393
Plays: 1
Not the worst game ever and it is playable and quick but the bad part is just a lost opportunity. Some more interesting character traits and more exciting events from the TV show could have made it a great Talisman experience beer & pretzel game for the fans. Instead, it's a very mediocre game that's probably only worth playing in a group of four people after a few drinks and fans of the show that don't want to play LNoE.
2011-12-14
2
Jul 2014
5.560
Plays: 1
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