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Rating
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Plays
Comment
N/A
6.233
Owned
Plays: 3
1st & Goal (2011)
N/A
6.238
2 de Mayo (2008)
N/A
6.540
N/A
5.714
Owned
AMIGO German edition 2005 in tin
Year: 2005
10
Jan 2013
6.762
Owned
Plays: 37
(6 nimmt! Collector's Tin version)

6/30/2010 -- I think I've found my new favorite filler. This game is crazy!

Should belong in most collections because it's a rare game that can play well with any amount.

Updated to a 9.

Updating to a 10. Can't see how it's not a perfect game.
2013-01-09
7 Wonders (2010)
6
Dec 2011
7.795
Plays: 6
Lots of pomp and circumstance, but feels hollow and lacking.
2011-12-14
N/A
5.671
Aargh!Tect (2009)
German first edition
Year: 2009
N/A
6.087
Owned
Plays: 1
Abaddon (2012)
N/A
5.697
N/A
5.897
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
5.922
Owned
Ad Astra (2009)
6
Dec 2011
6.601
Plays: 2
Not quite sure what seems to be missing from the game...I felt a bit lost learning how to play, so that might have been a factor. Regardless, the game ends right when things get interesting. And I wouldn't want to play unless there are four players -- with three you can get in deep hole if you can't get the resources you need.


2011-12-14
N/A
5.619
6.25
Oct 2010
6.437
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Plays quick. I hope I never get to the point where I've memorized the Lava tiles.
2010-09-14
N/A
6.045
Owned
Africana (2012)
N/A
6.215
Owned
N/A
6.349
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.438
Owned
(+expansion, +plague promo)
2014-06-01
N/A
7.061
N/A
5.548
Agricola (2007)
9
Nov 2013
8.041
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 4
(+gamers deck, +farmers of the moor)

Since getting this, I haven't been able to play this anywhere near as much as I would have liked.

And yet with only a few games under my belt, I can tell from the card combinations alone that this is probably my favorite worker placement game after having experienced so many other ways to play this now tried-and-true mechanic.

2014-08-27
N/A
7.356
Owned
+ both expansions
2015-06-12
N/A
6.429
N/A
6.920
N/A
7.743
N/A
6.675
8
Apr 2013
7.129
Owned
Plays: 5
Feels just a tad above gateway level in my opinion, like Alhambra or Kingdom Builder. And like those games, has a pretty high replay value.


2013-04-24
Airships (2007)
6
Aug 2012
6.226
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Only one play, but was enough to know I have plenty of dice games I'd rather play. Not a bad game, just wouldn't have seen the table. Had a similar vibe to Kingsburg, but I found I wasn't that big a fan of Kingsburg either.

2012-08-19
Akrotiri (2014)
N/A
6.342
Preordered
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
6.403
8
Jun 2012
7.114
Owned
Plays: 5
Have only played the base game so far. Looking forward to experimenting with the expansions and to using this as a gateway game more often.

(x2 Magic Buildings expansion)
2012-07-28
N/A
7.375
Plays: 3
Aliens (1989)
N/A
6.214
8
Jul 2010
5.915
Owned
Plays: 3
Must have for fans of the film because the mechanics and gameplay mirror very closely the thematic events of the movie. It's a fun game in its own right, but when you can appreciate the quotes on the cards and the timing of each Marine's death, it draws you in that much more. Can get tense towards the end.
2010-11-08
Ambush! (1983)
9
Aug 2010
6.729
Owned
Had this when it first came out and loved it. No idea what I ever did with that one, so I acquired another copy from ebay.

Who knew it would still remain the best solitaire game ever?
2010-08-02
N/A
7.019
Amun-Re (2003)
N/A
7.203
N/A
7.987
N/A
6.810
N/A
5.762
Owned
Plays: 1
Antics! (2010)
N/A
6.125
Antike (2005)
N/A
6.902
Plays: 1
N/A
6.548
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.989
Prev. Owned
Appletters (2009)
N/A
5.477
Aquaretto (2008)
N/A
6.665
Owned
7
May 2010
6.443
Owned
Plays: 5
Plays quickly; gets the wife Seal of Approval (TM). And she doesn't even mind the thief cards...go figure.
2010-12-16
Archipelago (2012)
N/A
7.112
Plays: 2
Arena Maximus (2003)
N/A
5.742
N/A
6.544
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.144
Arkadia (2006)
6.5
Sep 2010
6.739
Prev. Owned

2012-03-15
Arkham Horror (2005)
N/A
7.267
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
7.538
Prev. Owned
7
Dec 2011
6.340
Owned
Plays: 2
More "gateway" than "gamers" game, but can still serve both crowds well. Quick and interesting enough that it won't overstay its welcome. Best with 4+.
2010-12-16
Artus (2011)
N/A
5.923
Asara (2010)
N/A
6.653
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
N/A
6.746
N/A
6.152
Owned
N/A
6.900
Plays: 1
N/A
6.038
Aton (2005)
N/A
6.659
Owned
Attack! (2003)
N/A
5.711
Owned
For Trade
Attika (2003)
N/A
6.854
Owned
Plays: 1
Attribute (2002)
N/A
6.052
Augustus (2013)
N/A
6.685
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Ave Caesar (1989)
N/A
6.439
Axis & Allies (1981)
7
Mar 2010
6.341
Owned
Want To Play
Acquiring all three of the main revisions to this game and plan to play all of them to see if the newer editions are superior to the original, for which I have many, many fond memories.
2010-05-31
Axis & Allies (2004)
N/A
6.508
Owned
N/A
5.774
N/A
6.026
N/A
6.311
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
6.365
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.719
Owned
For Trade
Backgammon (-3000)
7
May 2010
6.387
Bag-O-Loot (2010)
N/A
5.510
Owned
For Trade
Baker's Dozen (2008)
Playroom Entertainment edition 2008
Year: 2008
8
Jul 2012
6.279
Owned
Plays: 8
Good filler card game that's classic Knizia. I haven't played the Poison version, but I can't help but think the donut theme is a much better choice.

Can be ideal for kids and non-gamers, and yet it has enough decision making going on to satisfy the hobby gamer also.
2012-07-16
Balderdash (1984)
7
Aug 2010
6.175
Prev. Owned
Rio Grande English edition
Year: 2003
8
Dec 2013
6.562
Owned
Plays: 1
Home-made with Artscow deck.

Only one play in with this version, but have a few more plays with Pinata. I haven't paid enough attention to whatever distinctions there may be between the two versions, so for now I'll consider them the same at a general level and think highly of both.

2013-12-27
Bananagrams (2006)
N/A
6.215
Owned
N/A
6.195
Plays: 1
Los Banditos (2008)
N/A
5.758
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
daVinci English/Italian edition 2008
Year: 2008
7
Mar 2010
6.514
Prev. Owned
(w/Dodge City)

I like it, but my main gaming group is unimpressed. I'm curious how this will go over at the next big family gathering. Fingers crossed!
2011-07-19
N/A
6.632
N/A
6.299
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.887
Owned
Basari (1998)
N/A
6.375
Batt'l Kha'os (2009)
N/A
5.911
N/A
6.308
Owned
Battle Line (2000)
9
May 2010
7.289
Owned
Plays: 29
Real brain burner.

Updated up to a 9. Always enjoy this one.
2010-05-27
Battleball (2003)
N/A
6.047
N/A
6.670
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
BattleLore (2006)
N/A
7.241
Owned
Want To Play
+Call to Arms, Epic, Creatures, Dragons, Goblin Skirmishers, Goblin Mauraders, Dwarven Battalion, Scottish Wars, Hundred Years War, Troll and Country, Bearded Brave, Code of Chivarly

2012-11-29
N/A
6.625
N/A
6.577
N/A
5.959
N/A
6.418
N/A
6.938
N/A
6.242
Plays: 1
6.5
Jun 2010
7.704
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Have only played it a few times and I'm still not convinced that I'm a fan of the mechanics in this game. It plays like a needlessly convoluted/complicated version of today's typical co-op. But...that's only half the game. With the right group, the experience can be magical. One of the games played was a six hour marathon where the Cylon was both brilliant and lucky in avoiding detection. I wish I had an .mp3 recording of the conversations that took place so I could upload it here.
2010-11-24
N/A
6.381
9
Jul 2010
6.432
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
Pretty much the same game from when I first played it 25 years ago. I'm not into the canon of it all per se, and the combined arms aspect of it leaves me cold. I just enjoy the mech vs mech combat and the option to design your own mech or tweak existing variants for me is the best part.

I currently play it on Heroscape terrain and use inexpensive Mechwarrior/clix miniatures for the proxies.
2010-07-11
Bazaar (1967)
N/A
6.156
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Beep! Beep! (2008)
N/A
5.570
Belfort (2011)
N/A
7.111
Plays: 1
N/A
6.083
Prev. Owned
Second Edition with Replacement Tiles
Year: 2010
N/A
6.939
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
N/A
6.419
Owned
Biblios (2007)
7.5
Apr 2011
7.050
Owned
Plays: 6
In the same class as For Sale, but more decision-making going on.

Have the new reprint, but the cardstock is awful. Thick, inflexible cards that chip after the first play. Still, worth having.
2011-04-20
N/A
5.474
Black Fleet (2014)
N/A
6.643
Owned
Blockers! (2007)
N/A
6.357
Blokus (2000)
7
Apr 2010
6.899
Owned
I enjoy this very much, but not having much success getting to play it with others.
2010-09-05
Blokus Duo (2005)
7.5
Dec 2011
6.684
Owned
Plays: 2
I'm terrible at this game and I don't care! Works great as a quick, but thinky two player abstract.
2011-12-09
Blokus Trigon (2006)
N/A
6.615
Owned
Blood Rage (2015)
N/A
5.775
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
GDW first edition 1983
Year: 1983
8.5
May 2010
6.296
Owned
Wings of War/Glory has taken its place, but I think Blue Max is the better game.

Update 4/2014: It's been reprinted, but uses dice now as part of damage determination. Hmmm...have to check that out.
2014-04-07
Blue Moon (2004)
N/A
6.601
8
Jun 2010
6.901
Owned
Plays: 2
Initial impression: Good game. Scales well from 2 to 4 players.

One's fate seems heavily dependent on the cards that are drawn, though. If you can't get in on any of the buildings that are being completed during the end game, you're in trouble. Too soon for me to tell yet how much proper hand management might play a role to offset that.

Regardless, it's an engaging experience. I hope it will see the table more often.
2010-06-23
N/A
6.181
Blueprints (2013)
N/A
6.648
Owned
La Boca (2013)
N/A
6.448
Parker Brothers edition 1980
Year: 1980
6.5
Aug 2010
6.048
Owned
Still own my original version from the 70s.
2010-09-15
Bohnanza (1997)
7
Sep 2011
7.013
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
(+High Bohn)

Another one of those "the game is what you make of it" exercises -- perfect for those who like to wheel and deal, so introverts won't be fond of this one. I am a fan of the game (and quite terrible it, so I doubt I'll ever win), so it's not for everyone.
2014-04-23
Bombay (2009)
N/A
6.115
Owned
Bora Bora (2013)
N/A
7.381
Owned
N/A
6.290
7
Feb 2012
6.455
Owned
Plays: 3
Good trick/trump game, and definitely different. Although three player might be better (and harder), I think I prefer it four player because it's easier to sluff. Yeah, a minority opinion, I know.
2012-02-25
Bowling Dice (1999)
N/A
5.185
Brass (2007)
9
Nov 2012
7.860
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 11
As I've rediscovered boardgaming, I've come to realize I'm more of an Ameritrash aficionado than Eurogamer. Brass is on my short exception list to that rule. It's our group's go-to four player game.


(comment update: looking over this observation, I'm finding my taste has shifted to enjoying euros just as much now)
2013-11-06
Bridge Troll (2009)
N/A
5.782
Prev. Owned
Broom Service (2015)
N/A
6.258
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Bruges (2013)
N/A
7.280
Owned
Buccaneer (2006)
N/A
6.045
English second edition
Year: 2007
6.5
Apr 2013
5.745
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Neat little Knizia filler.
2013-04-24
N/A
5.955
Owned
N/A
5.834
Burrows (2010)
N/A
5.758
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
8
Sep 2010
6.596
Owned
Plays: 3
+Yakuza expansion

Great gateway party game *IF* the participants find pointing guns not to be offensive *AND* their feelings aren't hurt if they feel picked upon.

I wonder if I can get my Texas Hold'em group to play this for real money? Hmm...
2012-11-12
N/A
6.090
El Caballero (1998)
N/A
6.158
Cable Car (2009)
N/A
6.079
Cacao (2015)
N/A
6.454
Owned
N/A
6.657
N/A
N/A
Camel Up (2014)
N/A
6.873
Owned
Plays: 2
N/A
5.689
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Parker Brothers First Edition
Year: 1980
8
Nov 2012
6.731
Owned
Plays: 23
There should be a law enforcing fans of push-your-luck dice fests to own this.

Updated to an 8.

2012-11-20
Canal Mania (2006)
N/A
6.402
English edition 2001 with River
Year: 2001
8
Feb 2010
7.346
Owned
Plays: 29
My 2-player gateway boardgame of choice when evangelizing to a non-gamer after we've moved on from the introductory card game fillers.
2010-09-15
N/A
6.156
N/A
6.177
Owned
8
Aug 2012
7.008
Owned
Plays: 2
I feel like I can appreciate H&G better for having played the original first; not sure that would have been the case had I played them in reverse order. This version of Carc has a lot more immediate scoring and less long term planning/building. I don't necessarily favor one over the other, depends on mood.

2012-08-25
8.25
Dec 2010
7.462
Owned
Plays: 2
Agree with the consensus about this expansion: Makes the original feel complete. But I usually don't incorporate it when teaching Carc to beginners.

Base game came w/River expansion and I've added the Cult/Shrine (Spielbox) expansion as well.
2011-03-12
N/A
6.884
N/A
6.918
N/A
6.370
Owned
N/A
7.423
Owned
Carson City (2009)
N/A
7.093
Plays: 1
Cartagena (2000)
7
Dec 2011
6.572
Owned
Plays: 1
Initial impression based on a single play of the more-luck variant, but it felt a lot like Hare & Tortoise. Rating will go up if the harder Tortuga version is more enjoyable.

Update: Got to try out the Tortuga rules and it's a much better way to play, so updating to a 7. Not necessarily that much harder, and knowing the cards to come and what your opponents have makes for better decisions and the ability to possibly thwart their plans. Only way I plan to play it from now on.
2011-12-07
Castellan (2013)
8
Oct 2013
5.876
Owned
Plays: 2
Played a demo at my FLGS and bought a copy of each edition so as to allow for a four player game.

On par with Carcassonne in that it's pretty easy to learn, but there's some strategy to it.
2013-10-19
Castle (2000)
N/A
5.911
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Castle Dice (2013)
N/A
6.120
Want In Trade
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Castle Keep (2005)
N/A
5.570
Castle Panic (2009)
N/A
6.596
Owned
Plays: 3
Includes Wizard's Tower expansion
2013-04-30
N/A
6.975
Plays: 1
8.5
Jul 2013
7.945
Owned
Plays: 3
+1st and 2nd Expansions (four chits and extra player boards)

Pretty thinky game where the only interaction with your opponent involves tile/chit denial.

Have only played it once so far with three players, and that was enough to tell me I don't ever want to play it with four.

Update: Clearly the best of Feld's games and deserving of its high BGG rank. Probably okay to play with four if everyone is experienced, but the game will still take awhile.

2013-07-24
N/A
7.543
Owned
N/A
N/A
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Catan (1995)
8
Mar 2010
7.214
Owned
Plays: 8
+5/6 player expansion

Still haven't introduced this to my wife yet because of the Robber. Looking into friendlier variants.

Update: If you ever get a chance to play on one of the Kickstarter Catan boards, they are the best!
2013-12-31
N/A
6.848
N/A
7.302
Plays: 1
N/A
6.737
Catan: Junior (2012)
8
May 2013
6.242
Owned
Plays: 1
Good introductory exposure to resource management.

Out of the box, the game is great for 5-6 yr olds.

To make it more fair, only allow one Parrot tile to be acquired on a player's turn, otherwise it could easily chain into more Parrots and that gets out of control quickly. Go with 3-for-1 exchanges instead of 2-for-1, especially if playing with ages 8 or higher. And if you want a longer game, ignore multiple resources to be acquired (allow just one) if a player has two or more lairs built next to the number rolled.

2013-05-10
N/A
6.689
Owned
+5/6 player expansion
2013-02-13
Catch Phrase! (1994)
7
Dec 2010
6.103
Owned
Plays: 1
(electronic version)

Great party game.
2010-12-30
Cave Evil (2011)
N/A
6.019
Cave Troll (2002)
8
Feb 2012
6.202
Owned
Plays: 1
Only needed one play to realize this is a fun area control game.
2012-02-18
N/A
8.068
Owned
Cavum (2008)
N/A
6.281
Prev. Owned
Caylus (2005)
N/A
7.781
Plays: 2
N/A
5.671
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
7.518
Plays: 1
Chase (1986)
6
Mar 2010
5.836
Owned
Quaint little abstract tactical game. Can often find yourself with no good moves.
2010-05-16
N/A
6.503
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Cheaty Mages! (2008)
N/A
6.082
Owned
Plays: 1
Chekov (2003)
N/A
5.490
N/A
6.315
ChickenFoot (1986)
7
Mar 2010
5.535
Owned
Plays: 6
All that's needed is a domino set up to 12, with colors on the pips for better distinction. Often successful with non-gamers.
2010-05-16
Chimera (2014)
N/A
5.829
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
China (2005)
7.5
Aug 2012
6.823
Owned
Plays: 1
+embassies

Initial rating after only one play, but I like it. My only concern is whether the game will have any kind of legs to it or if after several plays I've had my fill. But I got it used (thanks Justin!), so it certainly won't be a case of not getting my money's worth.

Plays *very* quick, but thinky nonetheless. My friend Dodd put it best: "It plays like what you hoped Clans was supposed to be." I agree, but at least Clans can play with two out of the box. Not sure I'd want to play China with a necessary two-player variant.
2012-08-01
Chrononauts (2000)
N/A
6.085
Cinque Terre (2013)
N/A
6.274
Owned
Plays: 1
7.5
Jun 2010
6.249
Owned
Plays: 4
Coloretto and No Thanks fans might enjoy this if looking for another filler game. Probably works best with three.
2010-06-30
Citadels (2000)
8
Dec 2010
7.112
Owned
Plays: 2
Initial impression on a 3-player game. Can't wait to try this with a lot more people.

Update: Upgrade to an 8. Played with six people -- much better with more!!! Definitely recommended if you have at least five players.

(Also very good as just a two player game with the alternating choose two roles mechnanic. Should be in most collections)
2011-05-07
Cities (2008)
N/A
6.058
Owned
Plays: 1
Civilization (1980)
7
Mar 2010
7.276
N/A
N/A
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Clans (2002)
6.5
Oct 2010
6.410
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Have only played this 2-player and was hoping it'd be better with more, but I keep reading it's best with only two. Haven't played it enough to be fair with this initial rating, but I still feel lost and can't see the magic in the game yet.

Update: I still feel stupid and confused when playing, but I enjoyed a four player game much more. But I can understand why abstract purists/enthusiasts prefer 2-player instead.

*Traded away at GenCon
2012-08-19
N/A
7.302
Plays: 1
9
Jan 2014
7.366
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
+ De Profundis expansion

If I only ever play the first scenario in the rulebook from now on to the exclusion of the others, I'd still rate this game very high. I like it best when the scales seem to weigh in your favor after your turn, only to see it all dashed away after your opponent takes their turn...and then find it's back in your favor again when you've finished the next turn. The back and forth is great.

2014-01-02
N/A
6.578
N/A
6.654
N/A
6.282
Cloud 9 (1999)
N/A
6.211
Owned
Clubs (2013)
N/A
6.026
Owned
Code 777 (1985)
7
Apr 2013
6.325
Owned
Plays: 1
If you're a fan of logical deduction, this is the game for you.
2013-04-24
Codenames (2015)
N/A
6.476
Preordered
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Coloretto (2003)
8
Mar 2010
6.888
Owned
Plays: 28
Love the mechanic in this one. Truly a "must have" card game for anyone's collection.
2011-09-27
7
Dec 2013
6.675
Owned
Plays: 3
Colt Express (2014)
9
Jun 2015
6.934
Owned
Plays: 1
It takes an experienced gamer only one play to know if they'll like Colt Express or not. I myself seem to love any game with a pre-programming mechanic, so I would have been shocked if I hadn't enjoyed this one immediately. But I've learned that games with pre-planned actions having the possibility of going awry isn't everyone's cup of tea.

To my mind, all the comparisons to Roborally are quite off-base because the programming in Colt Express has a unique twist in that the play of action cards happen sequentially as it's emerging, allowing you to somewhat react and adjust to the situation while it unfolds before your eyes and imagination...assuming you can correctly envision the movie-reel antics that are about to ensue, let alone even have the cards in hand to do anything about it. This makes the expert variant of this game somewhat of a necessity, if only to offset potentially brutal card draws comprised of nothing but bullets while your neighbors draw exactly what they need.

I feel this is a great family game, but also feel it's just a tad beyond the gateway level.
2015-06-16
N/A
7.546
N/A
7.145
N/A
7.574
Concept (2013)
N/A
6.798
Owned
Plays: 1
Concordia (2013)
N/A
7.534
Owned
Plays: 1
Condottiere (1995)
N/A
6.552
N/A
6.978
N/A
6.540
Plays: 1
7
Mar 2010
6.482
Owned
N/A
5.885
Prev. Owned
Cornerstone (2008)
N/A
5.844
Coup (2012)
N/A
7.106
Owned
Plays: 4
N/A
6.869
N/A
6.106
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Cowabunga (2007)
N/A
5.576
Owned
Cranium WOW (2007)
8
Sep 2013
5.809
Owned
Plays: 1
The best edition from the million version of Cranium and always a joy to play.

However, the cards are starting to reflect the era from which it was produced and so sometimes players won't have any idea what they're trying to draw/impersonate/sculpt. While it's clearly a problem endemic to most trivia games, asking a teenager/20-something to hum or whistle "She Drives Me Crazy" by the Fine Young Cannibals might give a blank stare in response.
2013-09-02
N/A
5.572
Crimson Skies (2003)
N/A
5.712
Owned
Crossing (2015)
N/A
5.596
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Cuba (2007)
7
Feb 2011
7.028
Plays: 2
Initial Rating - 7

It's as if the design intent was to create a game Puerto Rico fans would want to play.
2011-02-03
Cube Quest (2013)
N/A
6.259
Plays: 3
Cube Quest (2013)
N/A
6.259
Owned
Plays: 3
N/A
6.446
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
+ Relics & Ruin expansion
2013-02-13
N/A
6.209
Cyclades (2009)
N/A
7.352
Dark Moon (2011)
N/A
6.186
Owned
N/A
N/A
N/A
6.133
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Dawgs of War (2014)
N/A
N/A
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Days of Steam (2009)
N/A
5.741
Owned
+Locomotive expansion
2012-09-27
N/A
5.602
Owned
$5 thrift store purchase.
2010-05-16
Dead of Night (2007)
N/A
5.722
Decktet (2008)
N/A
6.228
Owned
Plays: 1
8
Aug 2013
7.097
Owned
Plays: 4
+Heroes Expansion #1, Barbarian, Errant Paladin, and official painted figures.


I like it, but...

I'm starting to get to the point where all co-ops are feeling a bit samey. Obviously a lot of the mechanisms in Defenders of the Realm hail from Pandemic, so owning both games might mean each could cut into the other's ability to see the table. To be fair, there's more to do and see and play in DotR than Pandemic and the games all have a chance to feel a little different because of the multiple character choices and quest cards.

(If this had come out before Pandemic, I suspect I'd be rating DotR with an 8 and Pandemic with the 7.)

Update: Kicking it up to 8 anyway. Sure, co-ops are samey, but when you're in the mood, it's a lot of fun to play. Not a fan of the "King's Champion" aspect, though. It's hard enough as it is, so the last thing needed is a poor decision being made to get more victory points instead of making the necessary sacrifices.
2013-09-07
N/A
6.074
N/A
6.211
N/A
7.619
Deus (2014)
N/A
7.092
Owned
Plays: 1
Diamonds (2014)
N/A
6.602
Owned
Dice City (2015)
N/A
N/A
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Dice Town (2009)
6.5
Jan 2012
6.677
Owned
Plays: 4
A game that feels just a tad bit more than filler, and hence not quite satisfying enough to be the main course. I like it, but the group you play with will determine just how much fun you have.
2012-01-06
N/A
6.370
2
Jan 2015
5.586
Plays: 1
Disaster Looms alright...the title couldn't be more apt in describing its own gameplay experience. There's nothing worse than trying to implement and achieve your strategic goals the entire game, only to have it undone at the end due to some kind of extremely unbalanced tile, ridiculous event, or absurd technology.

2015-01-20
Treefrog English Collector's Edition
Year: 2011
8
Aug 2014
6.944
Owned
Plays: 3
I love this game! It occupies that area slightly more complex than a filler, but not enough to be the main game of a session.

At times, the abilities, effects, and characters make a lot of thematic sense, but for the most part being a fan of the Discworld series is merely a bonus and isn't necessary at all to enjoy or appreciate the game.

That being said, it's a touch "take that" heavy, so despite its charms it can get a little cut throat -- one has to be mindful of the audience playing. Which is a shame, because my wife is huge Pratchett fan and this one is probably a bit too mean for her.

2014-08-05
Dixit (2008)
7
Jul 2011
7.323
Owned
Plays: 2
Seems best if played amongst people who know each other well enough to get a reference or association -- it's either that or complete strangers that have similar enough tastes/experiences. If any sessions can cross over into metagaming territory, then I can see this one really coming alive.
2011-07-27
Dixit Odyssey (2011)
N/A
7.347
Owned
N/A
6.094
Dixit Quest (2010)
N/A
7.478
Domaine (2003)
8
Sep 2010
6.794
Owned
Plays: 3
Easy to learn area control game. Lots of player interaction.
2010-09-20
9
Sep 2013
7.726
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 6
As of September 2013, I've had just one play and I find myself rating it a 9 already.

It was a six player game, and took quite a while. But it seemed very balanced at the end despite the chaos that six players will bring (probably due to anyone in lead becoming the immediate focus of everyone's attention). I'm very curious to see if I end up preferring it with more players or less.

2013-09-29
Dominion (2008)
8
Dec 2010
7.690
Owned
Plays: 6
One of the few games my wife will play with me (as long as the deck isn't too negatively interactive). This alone makes the game invaluable.
2010-04-26
N/A
7.450
N/A
7.632
N/A
7.635
Plays: 2
N/A
8.116
Owned
Plays: 2
N/A
7.913
Owned
Plays: 2
Don (2001)
7
Feb 2012
5.900
Owned
Plays: 3

Fans of auction games, especially Modern Art, should own this. Unless you have at least four participants, don't bother playing. Really unique restriction mechanic on what you can bid emerges as the game progresses.
2012-02-18
Doodle Dice (2006)
N/A
5.504
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
6.663
Owned
N/A
6.653
Owned
Dorn (2006)
N/A
5.848
English first edition
Year: 2006
9
Jul 2012
6.947
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 11
Quick and works for both gamer and non-gamer alike (more as a filler for gamers, though). Has a way of making interactive cutthroat play both acceptable and fun. Plays okay with two, but more is better.

No reason this game should be out of print, yet it is. Get a copy if you can find it.


Increased the rating. I just really really really enjoy playing this game.

Update: Reprinted!!! Yay!
2013-09-02
Draco Magi (2014)
N/A
5.926
Owned
N/A
5.889
Owned
Plays: 2
Dragonheart (2010)
7.5
Dec 2013
6.361
Owned
Plays: 4

Gets compared to Lost Cities, but I don't see it.

Superfast gameplay (~ten minutes) where you'll want to play best two out of three.

2013-12-06
N/A
6.315
Owned
Plays: 1
Drive (2003)
N/A
5.899
N/A
5.781
7
Sep 2010
5.786
Owned
Plays: 4
Can't Stop, the card game? Yes please.

Actually, this is a much simpler version of Circus Flohcati in many ways because of the far less threatening player interaction and the lack of hand management. Still, it's fun when looking for a quick, five minute game.
2010-09-15
N/A
6.257
Owned
N/A
6.251
Owned
+Set 2: Intensity
2012-09-17
N/A
6.282
N/A
5.675
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1

traded (gencon)
2013-08-04
The Duke (2013)
N/A
6.998
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Dune (1979)
N/A
7.289
Owned
Plays: 1
Original AH version.
2012-01-06
N/A
6.171
Owned
N/A
6.341
Owned
N/A
6.586
Owned
Plays: 2
+Ser Geek

It's hard not to laugh at your own epic failure in this game.
2012-11-29
Dungeon Petz (2011)
N/A
7.411
Want In Trade
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Dungeon Roll (2013)
N/A
6.099
Owned
Plays: 1
Kickstarted
2013-03-04
N/A
6.675
Owned
N/A
6.595
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
6.171
Owned
N/A
5.656
Owned
N/A
5.984
Owned
N/A
6.460
Owned
N/A
5.952
Owned
For Trade
DungeonQuest (1985)
6
May 2010
6.374
Owned
Original 1985 copy.

Hits the table when in a self-torturous mood. My nephew loves it.
2010-07-01
N/A
6.800
Plays: 1
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