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English first edition
Year: 2006
10
Aug 2008*
6.969
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
The Nyarlathotep expansion—we play with the Big N and the Dark Pharaoh herald.

Played this once, and incorrectly. The experience was... diluted. Looking forward to playing this for reals.

UPDATE: The problem with the first play was running the Permanent Exhibit with all the cards shuffled into the base game. This made the Dark Pharaoh cards very rare and the game near-indistinguishable from a base scenario. For our second play we used only the DP cards (replacing the Mythos, Gate and Arkham Encounter decks) and it made for a sweet bit of ugly: things looked utterly bleak by turn two, and when Nyarlathotep arrived (something that never happens to us anymore in the base game) we had only shut a single gate. Two players got scrubbed and it literally came down to the wire before we beat him back and shut him out of our world.

PURGED & replaced with the Revised Edition.
2014-07-05
First edition
Year: 2009
N/A
5.685
Prev. Owned
From reading the rules it's clear that Mike & Sean realized this game is about spawning Dudes on a Map and making them fight.

They've peeled out all of the weird, overwrought junk that made the original lumpy with tumors and reduced it to a sleek beast that gets the job done with a minimum of screwing around.

So now it's:

- Get your resources
- Spawn your Dudes
- Expand your Empire to get more resources

with a nice thin veneer of 1930s alternate history. (Who knew the Demon-King of Madagascar would end up ruling the world?)
2010-02-11
6
Apr 2009*
6.038
Prev. Owned
An absolute must-have to make the base game playable. You can't get the nuke to go off without cramming them together...
2009-04-13
English First edition
Year: 2005
7
Nov 2005*
6.806
Prev. Owned
Only really necessary if you play this game an awful lot, and love it accordingly. The wooden king piece is nice, but I already had a weighted Staunton king that I spray-painted gold and accessorized with purple felt... The replacement cards are nice, but I already keep 'em in sleeves... So, in the final analysis, all I really get are the new district cards.

I have to say, in all seriousness, my favorite part of this expansion is the box. It's much smaller than the original and has a nice linen finish AND IT HOLDS THE ENTIRE GAME!!! At last, I have a nice box that matches the form-factor of the game itself.

PURGED as redundant since acquiring the 2005 FFG Silver Line edition of the base game with the expansion included.
2015-01-06
7
May 2006*
5.650
Prev. Owned
Like hydroencephaly—more Cranium.

[rimshot]
2014-12-08
7
May 2006*
5.576
Prev. Owned
Extends Cranium's half-life an extra picosecond.
2012-09-16
6
Jun 2014
5.719
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Giving this a tentative 7. It's got a lot going for it on the surface—portability, theme, art—but the simple system feels just the littlest bit clunky. If it smooths out with more plays, I could see this being a staple... we will see. (2-player with adult, 3-player with kids. Everyone had a good enough time.)
2012-09-16
7
Feb 2008*
5.718
Prev. Owned
A subtle (30 card) sprinkle of spice. Definitely upped the fun factor.

(Gave this to Joe & kids.)
2013-09-21
English First edition
Year: 1999
4
Dec 2007*
6.851
Prev. Owned
My first act as Lord of Catan is to declare Prima Nocta—ON ALL OF YOU.

All joking aside, this really wants to be a four-player ONLY game. It just doesn't work with the extra folks.

UPDATE: PURGED
2014-07-02
Multilingual first edition
Year: 2007
7
Nov 2007*
7.181
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
The second-most tense way to learn Swiss geography.

(Gave this to Derrick & Carey.)
2014-01-14
English edition
Year: 1994
6
Jun 2014
5.621
Prev. Owned
Good fun from back when 40k was about superheroes supported by waves of cannon fodder. We played the hell out of this!
2014-06-22
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