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Rating
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Comment
A.D. 30 (2012)
8
Jun 2012
5.656
Owned
I am a playtester for this wonderful game
After around 15 plays I can safely say the theme of the game blend with the mechanics well and the game is well worth the time you spend with it. Being a 30-minute filler type it does exactly what it is supposed to - give you a solitaire experience which is different with every new game, mainly due to the random order of the Event cards.

Based on the cards you have to make tactical choices every turn and you need to balance the various resources in the game to be able to get to the desired goal. Yes, the game can end in round 3 if you are not careful enough (yes, happened to me already , or it can last the full 25 rounds... Suit yourself!
2012-06-17
Activity 2 (2002)
7
Nov 2008*
5.619
Owned
A Party game that I will play with a good mix of people quite anytime. One of the few "party" games I can be talked to... Because I "hate" the other ones, where you need to just describe some pictures or come up with words for something and some-such.
2010-01-27
Agentenjagd (1988)
7
May 2008*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
A nice game for a small group of players - has tension and sewer-building. I like it!
2008-05-05*
Agricola (2007)
9
Feb 2010
8.039
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Agricola deserves what it is held for - one of the best games out there to date!

There is some tight playing required if you like that way, but you can also relax and have a family game from time to time. The sheer variety of cards let you have a different strategy each time, so the game does not get repetitive (if you do not play everyday, mind you

Clever mechanics and nice components. Go, Uwe!
2010-04-12
Airships (2007)
8
Jan 2010
6.224
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Want To Play
My rating is preliminary prior purchase. But based on my experience it will not change I like the simple mechanics, which are wrapped in a nice theme (that appeals to me) and follow through to the endning quite nicely.
2010-01-27
Alien City (2002)
7
Nov 2009*
5.641
Owned
Want To Play
A nice little strategy with intriguing pieces. Might be a brain-burner sometimes (though not "heavy" by any means), you just have to figure out the best placement from the middle-game onwards.
2009-11-13
Aquaretto (2008)
8
Jan 2010
6.664
Zooloretto's twin sister with some different mechanics and twists, but nevertheless, the same fun!
2010-01-27
Czech edition
Year: 2010
8
Feb 2012
7.268
Owned
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Want To Play
Very immersive game, so far only observed, listened to and read the rules three times... Eager to play!
2012-02-01
9
Oct 2010
7.704
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Want To Play
I am a huge fan of the reimagined series (never cared for the original) and thus this is a "wish" game for me - to play. Not to buy perhaps, cause I would not have any audience of the show to play with me around here... Nice mechanics, traitors, cylons and raiders. YAY!
2010-01-27
6
Jul 2008*
N/A
Owned
A light party game, can be fun but the strategy is not deep. Can get repetitive.
2008-07-11*
Carcassonne (2000)
8
Apr 2008*
7.347
Owned
Plays: 1
A very good game both in style of play and quality. I have nothing against the graphics or craftsmanship. Gather gather, world-builders!
2008-04-24*
Caylus (2005)
10
Jan 2010
7.781
Want To Buy
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Want To Play
Caylus - a true game true to its fame. Simple and easy rules to grasp (contrary to the bit intimidating manual!) and many paths to victory (without any luck) make this one of the best games I have played or seen so far!
2010-01-27
Dominion (2008)
8
Nov 2009*
7.691
Want To Buy
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Want To Play
Played only twice, but my rating stands. Mainly because it is "revolutionary" in its own way and because of the multitude of options you have in-game as well as pre-game.
2010-01-27
3
May 2010
5.471
Don't bother. It ain't even Monopoly (though it is its clone).
2010-05-13
8
Oct 2009*
6.946
A nice game with many twists during the later rounds, when you can prevent someone from reaching their destination exit! Lavaaaaaaaaaa!
2010-01-27
Dvorak (2000)
7
Jul 2008*
N/A
Owned
Plays: 2
This game system is pretty simple and yet offers lot of options. 5 Cards max. in hand, you play a Thing and an Action on your turn (not necessarily, if you don't want to).

There are many decks and also some CCGs created and refined for this one. Check http://dvorakgame.co.uk
9
Oct 2009*
6.530
Want To Buy
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Want To Play
This is a no-brainer for me! Perfect light game for families and board-game-meetings when you want to get away from the likes of Agri-cola or Dungeon l-OH-rds
2010-01-27
Free Trader (2008)
7
Jul 2008*
5.647
Owned
Plays: 1
Very good solo game - if you have nothing to do in 30 minutes or less, grab this and bring it out...
2008-07-11*
8
Jul 2009*
6.281
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Want To Play
Twilight Imperium 3rd ed. is a beast. This is the beast's little brother. Younger, with a different (and shorter) haircut, less clothes on and without those shining sunglases.

But nonetheless, intriguing!
2010-01-27
9
Jun 2009*
7.414
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
A nearly-perfect game! The tension during the building phase and the various events during the flight phase mesh together very well and create a unique game experience! Vlaada punched us right into our noses with this one!

The only small downside would be the need for a fast play, or better said, if someone is slower that the others, he will probably get far behind in his ship creation...
2010-10-14
8
Jan 2010
6.859
As a huge fan of AGOT I would love to have this game and play it. Alas, I might never...
2010-01-27
GanXtaZ! (2008)
4
Jul 2010
N/A
Conflicting between what audience the theme of the game is aimed to (younger teenagers) and the 16+ mark because of the explicit language and some of the illustrations.

Very mixed feelings about the game, especially because of the mechanics of the game, which is a roll and move and perhaps a rock-paper-scissors check for win-loss.
2010-07-16
7
Apr 2010
5.653
Owned
Plays: 1
This game surprised me! I found it in a heap of Puzzle boxes that a friend has given my mother-in-law to get rid of. The box says that the game was nominated for the Spiel des Jahres in 1992! And rightfully so.

It is a nice push-your-luck boardgame of robbers collecting Gold Bars in a safe with the option to steal from others also. You basically plan what you want to collect (the Gold Bars come in sets of 1-6 in four colours), moving from shelf to shelf and then rolling for the success of that collection. But this is no Monopoly! You roll according to the distance travelled in your turn and the amount written on the Gold Bars you wish to take, so the more you go and take, the more you have to roll. The push-your-luck mechanism is really nice!

The game has wooden bits and though it shows its age (in components quality, not wear!), the game is nicely playable with 2-4 players and I enjoyed it!
2010-04-20
InterSpace (2004)
8
Mar 2009*
5.574
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
I really enjoy this game (though only a solo play took place yet) and looking forward to play with more players!
6
Aug 2008*
N/A
Owned
If you know Monopoly, you know everything. It is a local spin-off with quite the same components, less Risk and Cash cards and different graphics.

And plays similarly. If you have a party with which to play and who are traditional gamers, you will all enjoy it.
2008-08-07*
Jamaica (2007)
9
Jun 2010
6.897
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
A must-have for me in time, as its graphics and its mechanics are very nice and simple (accordingly). Families, gather!
2010-01-27
Jerusalem (2010)
8
Jun 2010
6.076
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Plays: 1
This game surprised me! From the initial info and graphics I expected a dry euro-style game. Which it kinda is, but man, with loads of tactics and player interaction!

You can basically screw your opponents if you can/want to, or you can try to survive in a District (protected by your Baron), just barely overpowering that previous player who thought he would have the majority there...

Even if the components are typical euro-style (wooden cubes and big "sliced" cubes forming the tower + cardboard money and a pawn), the game is nicely illustrated and after a bit of getting used to it also easy to comprehend.

This is all after playing one game, so take it with a grain of salt, but already in this first game I gained sort of a "feeling" for the game and the many strategies and tactics you can/must employ, if you want to emerge victorious in the end.

True, there is a luck factor in the Action cards, but that is only a minor quibble for those who do not like luck in their games. The only other thing is the auction for the roles, but also this is an interesting aspect.

Overall, thumbs up!
2010-06-26
8
Mar 2009*
N/A
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
Nice little (as per the Box size, surely not the content!) game, set in 10th century Britain. I like the combination of Tile-uncovering, movement and special Items to be found/searched for. Provides interesting and tense gameplay for up to 5 players.

Will gladly play anytime!
2009-03-08
Mamma Mia! (1999)
7
May 2009*
6.349
Owned
Want To Play
Neat card-game filler. Use the given ingredients for your Pizza before someone else does!
2009-11-13
Memoir '44 (2004)
9
Jun 2009*
7.405
Owned
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Want To Play
So far played only the online game against A.I., but I am no newb to the gameplay (being interested in the game for a long time and having seen a few video playthroughs). I like the simple system, allowing for 30-45 minute games on one side and (potentially monstrous) engagements with Overlord/Breakthrough/Overthrough scenarios on the other. So for every type of player his own.
2015-03-10
9
Mar 2015
7.303
Owned
For me the first and most probably the only expansion, at least for the foreseeable future. Between Mediterranean, Pacific and this I think I chose right. Bringing along the Winter/Desert board I have the right combination with the base game to give me tons and tons of scenarios and gameplay to come.
2015-03-10
8
Mar 2015
6.655
Owned
Gimmick? Yes. Unnecessary for any other reason than visual flare? Yes. But despite all that - do I want to play Eastern Front on a real winter map? Double Yeah!!!
I now own two, as a result of a lucky recent trade... Enter Overlord scenarios!
2015-05-20
Monopoly (1933)
4
Jan 2010
4.396
What to say... many people have grown up on this old lady... It was perhaps fun in the past, but no more. I do not want to play for 3 hours and exchange money while rolling a die.

There are better games than this that accomplish its goals.
2010-01-26
Nexus Ops (2005)
9
Dec 2010
7.098
Owned
Want To Play
A perfect light tactical game. Just the thing to pull out when you want to take a break from more crafty euros, this little gem plays perfectly in any number of people.

Kudos!
2010-12-05
Nowheresville (2008)
8
Apr 2009*
N/A
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
A nice little (by means of box, not gameplay!) game that is locally produced - and for that matter very well produced! Nice graphics and components add to the overall experience and gameplay!
2010-04-12
Opera (2009)
8
Nov 2009*
6.105
Want To Play
Plays: 1
I like the game. Partly because I like classical music, but the most enjoyment comes from the overall game-flow. Decide when and which buildings you buy, which operas you then want to invest in and perform, decide on your budget for all expenses and at the same time try to get some victory points! All this is intertwined in a beautifuly presented eurogame.

UPDATE after first play:
Fulfilled my expectations! You start low, slowly building up, in the second Season you start generating more money and already can think about using Esperto for Victory Points and in the third Season it is all about maximizing your Victory point count as much as possible. I want to play more!
2009-11-16
Pandemic (2007)
9
Jul 2009*
7.583
Owned
Want To Play
Cooperative awesomness! I like the presentation and theme and I also like the cooperative aspect. And as this game can also be played solo, this fills quite every niche of your boardgaming area. If you are inexperienced, you can play with open cards (as we did until now), which is a bit easier.
2009-11-13
Pickomino (2005)
7
Oct 2009*
6.379
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
Funny filler for 2 or 7. With 7 it might take longer than with 2, but with 7 it is more fun than with 2. Roll-roll-think-roll-think-roll... Drat! Lose a piece...
2009-11-13
9
Oct 2010
7.199
Prev. Owned
Oct-2010 - The rating is provisional, I will update it after some plays...
2010-10-21
10
Apr 2009*
7.725
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 4
Hyped less then Agricola, but enough to split the gamers to two parts - those who like to play and those who don't.

Finally I own it now and will be playing it regularly!
RoboRally (1994)
9
May 2009*
7.102
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 5
A perfect party game! The more players the better! If you do not pick a too large map and lay out the checkpoints in an interesting way, you even end up with a reasonably long game...

Go fetch it, right now!
2009-05-22
Scrabble (1948)
5
Nov 2009*
6.264
Owned
Scrabble is quite annoying at times, when you do not have the correct characters at hand. I have mixed feelings about it...
2008-05-05*
Space Alert (2008)
8
Dec 2009*
7.441
Owned
Want To Play
This wonderful cooperative game is not for anyone or any group. It needs dedicated people, willing to think tactically and work together on the solutions for the ever incoming problems. Also the realtime timer might raise the tension in the game - and discourage some "thinkers".

But if you like furious action, a lot of shouting around and "playing by your guts" rather than thinking about a move for 5 minutes, go for it!
2009-12-26
Spot it! (2009)
7
Feb 2015
6.605
Owned
Good game for families with kids and even though it does not offer any strategy or thinking, the fun from grabbing the pieces and trying to eye the correct symbol does teach some perception.
2015-02-25
Stone Age (2008)
8
Apr 2011
7.561
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
Love this game! I can easily teach this to 8-10-year olds and play with them! I can also get adults around the table and they will get it easily too.

Wonderful graphics and presentation, nice components, tight or relaxed play (whatever you choose).

I recommend this beauty to every family around!
2009-11-13
8
Jul 2008*
N/A
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Want To Play
I am looking forward to translate this game (if the designer permits...) so that I can play it with my friends. They would like the theme!
2008-07-04*
9
Nov 2008*
7.491
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
A must have for every partygamer or a new guy in boardgaming. Flows well, is fun and has great components.

What more do you want? Go grab it!
2008-11-21*
Tikal (1999)
8
Oct 2009*
7.231
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Plays: 10
I enjoy this game! It is competitive enough and with a nice graphics-layout. If I only found enough player-interest around me to buy it...
2008-04-25*
7
Jun 2011
6.575
Owned
Want To Play
Preliminary rating before playing. Knowing the nature of the game I can safely say it is not a heavy hitter by any means, rather a fun party game for changing groups (although also a single group can have many plays with it without getting too repetitive).

It WILL get repetitive in the end, given the nature of the gameplay (eventually you will be able to correctly align the given cards, as you learn the years of the inventions), but until then it can provide a fast 15-minute relaxed experience with a bit of a history lesson...
2011-06-01
Treehouse (2006)
7
Jan 2010
5.636
Owned
Plays: 5
A fun and fast game, especially with new players. Can get a little repetitive after longer playing, but nevertheless is fun.

Take it on a social gathering!
2008-04-24*
Turandot (2009)
8
Jan 2010
5.563
Owned
Nice and light card game with "take that" and "guess what they want" mechanics. The more players the more fun. A nice filler for 15-20 minutes of free time!
2010-01-26
8
Jun 2009*
8.223
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Want To Play
Tense game where every move counts (or may). Feels heavy, but is not that much as many other "wargames". And is not a wargame per-se
2010-01-27
UNO (1971)
6
Aug 2008*
5.275
Owned
This is a classic party game. Granted, it is aimed the most for children, but if you just don't want to think about a game and instead just empty your head and play with your family, get it out.
2008-08-18*
7
Aug 2010
5.581
Owned
A nice puzzle-style game with some hidden choices and nasty tricks. Have yet to play it but it is a nice addition to my collection (mostly because I found it on a flea market for 1 EURO! )
2010-06-27
Vikings (2007)
9
May 2009*
7.121
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Want To Play
Nice game! Get your vikings on the best spots, try to build islands accordingly and steal the opportunities from others!
2010-01-27
10
Jun 2009*
6.505
Owned
Should I say more than "I love airplanes!" and "I love fighting other planes!" and "I just love this game and its planning mechanism!!!!"?
2010-01-27
9
May 2009*
6.339
The same as WoW, but now with WW2!
2010-01-27
7
Aug 2008*
5.985
Owned
Plays: 3
Nice little solitaire game for 15 minutes on a train or on the table! Braaaaiinz!
2008-08-05*
Zombies!!! (2001)
10
Mar 2013
5.800
In support of Todd...
2013-03-23
Zooloretto (2007)
8
Jan 2010
6.792
Owned
Very nice! I like how you have to decide if you want to wait that next turn, or take the animals NOW before someone else does. Also you have to manage your Zoo (well, this is not a business simulation, mind you) and try to get the best out of what you are offered.

A very nice family game and if you have kids around, an instant win!
2009-11-13
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