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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
3
Aug 2010
7.341
Almost unbearable as a board game. Way too slow moving. Like reading War & Peace, one word per day. But the computer version can be fun (rate it a 7, since it drastically speeds things up) if a bit ponderous.
2004-12-07*
Amoeba Wars (1981)
3
May 2003*
5.660
Owned
My memories of this one were larger than my current tastes. Fun to push the counters around for a while, but then deadlock sets in and you pray for the amoebas to wipe clean humanity from the universe. Great retro-scifi theme though.
2003-05-07*
Antike (2005)
3
Jan 2007*
6.901
Two plays. Both times I lost interest after thirty minutes when repetition set in. Could have crushed an enemy early, but took pity because I wanted the game to be fun for everyone. Then I grew bored and attacked someone else later just to spice things up even though I knew that holding my positon was the better thing to do. The winner of both games was involved in exactly one or fewer battles, so a lot of slow building and expanding without much else of interest.
2007-01-03*
Ark (2005)
3
Feb 2007*
6.011
Great art. F-arking pain in the neck to figure out what cards may be played where and when and why.
2007-02-24*
Axis & Allies (1981)
3
Apr 2005*
6.342
Played once long ago, and nearly fell alseep. Maybe the new version is better?
2005-04-20*
3
Apr 2006*
5.754
Not my sort of game: wargamey with lots of dice vs. dice. Lots of downtime. Biggest fault, it doesn't much feel like a mafia type game. More like dressed up urban warfare.
2006-04-06*
Caylus (2005)
3
Jul 2007*
7.783
It seems like a game I should really like, but I find I'm always ready for the game to be over before it's over.
2007-07-12*
Egizia (2009)
3
Jun 2011
7.185
3
May 2003*
5.969
Owned
Burn it. (looks cool though).
2003-05-13*
3
Oct 2005*
6.328
Owned
Very 'wow!' on it for a long while, but now I'm discouraged at how Dracula can spend seemingly endless stretches in hiding. A game that looks like its over in 1 1/2 can easily double that time if Dracula slips away. Pity, cause everything else about the game is nifty-keen cool.

Edit: Played again. Starts out fun, but then it again went way too long, became too slow moving, and suffered from annoying card play and die rolls. A frustrating experience.
2005-10-30*
3
Mar 2005*
N/A
Owned
3
Dec 2003*
N/A
Owned
Looks nifty, but it's a #@&?! pain to slide the &*#@#! letters together, and then to take them apart again at the end. Seemed like more of a challenge to deal with the components than to actually play the game.
2003-12-04*
3
Apr 2004*
5.311
Owned
Played once. Rates a Three instead of a One because we enjoyed some unexpectedly odd storylines and unfortunate misspellings in the text.
2004-04-02*
Loopin' Louie (1992)
3
Jun 2006*
6.798
Good once. Not *that* entertaining.
2006-06-13*
Magic Realm (1979)
3
Jul 2009*
6.573
3
Jan 2006*
6.190
Two plays. Not taken with the one (though I like other MR games). I feel like I'm just waiting for the right cards to show up rather than proactively playing a game.
2006-01-31*
Nuclear War (1965)
3
May 2003*
6.003
Owned
Fun theme, boring game. No reason to play this one anymore.
2003-05-21*
Pony Express (1991)
3
May 2003*
5.466
Owned
I tried hard to have fun with this one. It just doesn't come together.
2003-05-22*
3
Jun 2011
7.452
Owned
Tempus (2006)
3
Jan 2007*
6.311
Oh dear, how I wanted to like this game better. Five plays, and each time I felt like we should just skip to the last three turns or so, since the early rounds seem so by-the-numbers.
2007-01-02*
3
Jul 2009*
7.693
Zombies!!! (2001)
3
Jun 2004*
5.806
Played once. Fun at first but I got into some heavy clock checking by the end. Thirty minute game crammed into two hours. Might be talked into playing a variant that shortened things.
2004-06-21*
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