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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
6
Feb 2010
7.343
20th Century (2010)
6
Jun 2011
6.470
Air Baron (1996)
6
May 2005*
5.927
More involving than you'd think.
2005-05-24*
Amun-Re (2003)
6
May 2009*
7.204
One play. Not willing to make the sacrifice yet, but willing to attend the meetings.
2004-03-30*
6
Jun 2011
6.336
6
Jan 2011
6.905
Attribute (2002)
6
Dec 2009*
6.049
Fun, but scoring, though not complicated, kept causing minor problems during the game. I like Apples to Apples better.
2009-12-04
Battle Cry (2000)
6
Nov 2005*
6.843
Speedy, somewhat 'germanized,' wargame.
2005-11-27*
BattleLore (2006)
6
Jan 2007*
7.241
Tentative one play rating. Could change drastically.

Played a senario without any objectives beyond killing the other guy's troops (I really need strategic objectives in a game of this type). I like the Lore system. I enjoy fantasy more than WW2, so I like the theme better here than in Memoir. However, I missed having numerous ranged units, as in Memoir. In fact, I missed them so much I think I like the ill-favored themed Memoir better, but more playings will tell.
2007-01-24*
6
May 2009*
7.706
Little long, but fun.
2009-01-12*
6
Jul 2009*
6.288
Bolide (2005)
6
Mar 2007*
5.992
Fun and interesting, but I rate it a bit lower than I would because I enjoy the similar Triplanetary (race game variant) more. The planet gravity hexes 'make it' for me.
2007-03-02*
6
Oct 2009*
6.439
Owned
Carson City (2009)
6
Nov 2012
7.091
Cathedral (1978)
6
May 2003*
6.283
Owned
More fun to look at after its done than to play, but still interesting.
2003-05-07*
Cavum (2008)
6
Jul 2009*
6.276
6
Jul 2009*
7.043
Colosseum (2007)
6
Jun 2011
6.994
6
Aug 2013
5.576
6
May 2010
6.850
I found these cards to be much more a mixed bag for me than the other sets. I like the gimmick of needing to buy a potion more than I thought I would, but only a few of the action cards catch my eye. But the jury is still out, so rating could swing wild.
2010-05-08
Dungeon Petz (2011)
6
Nov 2012
7.409
6
Jan 2007*
6.677
Owned
One play. Overload of tiny rules. Was hoping for something more elegant in its presentation and play.
2007-01-23*
6
Jul 2007*
5.677
Owned
This games is like being called on in class, but in a good way.
2007-07-15*
6
Jun 2011
6.463
I rank Basari higher due to its quicker play.
2003-05-11*
Elder Sign (2011)
6
Sep 2011
6.881
Not bad. Fun for a couple of time. Prefer Witch of Salem for a shorter Arkham Horror.
2011-09-19
Endeavor (2009)
6
Oct 2009*
7.301
Ranked higher on first two plays, but after third play I'm already getting my fill.
2009-10-12
Filthy Rich (1998)
6
Jan 2007*
5.922
Owned
Fun but klunky. I play with a number of variations.
2007-01-23*
Finca (2009)
6
Aug 2010
6.843
6
Aug 2010
6.680
Fossil (1998)
6
Jan 2006*
5.462
Owned
6
Jun 2011
6.528
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
6
Nov 2005*
6.278
Short and harmless. A little too random to think you've accomplished anything by winning, but some minorly fun screwage moments crops up.
2005-11-20*
6
May 2011
7.057
Not any better than the first edition. Takes ages (if ever) to get your own particular piece anywhere near Dracula, so there's a lot of very slow wandering, and then Dracula can slip away with the play of a card or chit. The art of the first edition is move evocative. Edit: raised rating when played with 2 or possibly 3 people, more interesting for all players that way. With 5 players is a 3.
2011-05-09
Genoa (2001)
6
May 2009*
6.994
6
May 2003*
5.737
Owned
Silly fun if you enforce a rule that everyone must talk like a zombie. No strategy, just brains.
2003-05-13*
6
Jun 2011
6.273
Goldland (2002)
6
Jul 2009*
6.254
6
Nov 2005*
6.279
I prefer to jump right into "vanilla" El Grande than muck around with building a deck before the game.
2005-11-18*
Guillotine (1998)
6
Jan 2007*
6.446
Fine the first few times.
2007-01-23*
Hamburgum (2007)
6
Nov 2008*
6.764
Hamsterrolle (2000)
6
Jun 2011
6.438
6
Jul 2009*
6.434
Indonesia (2005)
6
Aug 2010
7.211
Insecta (1995)
6
May 2003*
5.606
Owned
Buggy mechanics, but great theme
2003-05-15*
Ivanhoe (2000)
6
Jan 2007*
6.239
Good default game to play when you can't agree on what to play next.
2007-01-23*
Khronos (2006)
6
Nov 2008*
6.126
King of Tokyo (2011)
6
Apr 2015
7.329
Yahtzee variant with a capital WHY? Edit: raised rating. I like it better now, but still not a favorite game.
2015-04-06
Kingsburg (2007)
6
Nov 2008*
7.146
Libertalia (2012)
6
Nov 2012
7.104
London (2010)
6
Jun 2011
7.205
Louis XIV (2005)
6
Aug 2010
6.934
Interesting second cousin to El Grande (a mutated cousin, that is).
2005-08-06*
6
Nov 2012
7.264
Martian Dice (2011)
6
Dec 2011
6.167
Fun for what it is. Made me sad to think about all the abducted chickens in the world, though.
2011-12-09
MegaCorps (2009)
6
Nov 2009*
5.541
6
Dec 2011
7.271
Meridian (2001)
6
Sep 2005*
5.677
6
Jul 2009*
6.696
Money! (1999)
6
May 2003*
6.320
I keep wishing I was playing Lamarkian Poker instead.
2003-05-16*
Munchkin (2001)
6
Nov 2008*
5.873
Owned
Won't mind a
2003-05-16*
6
Jul 2009*
6.420
Owned
Nexus Ops (2005)
6
Oct 2012
7.101
Niagara (2004)
6
Jul 2009*
6.430
Ogre (1977)
6
Nov 2012
6.546
Owned
Haven't played it in years. Wonder if I'd still like it. Always liked the theme of a gigantic monstrous death-starish mecha-brute rolling across the wasteland.
2003-05-21*
Palazzo (2005)
6
Jun 2011
6.303
Phoenicia (2007)
6
Jun 2011
6.295
Pirate's Cove (2002)
6
Oct 2009*
6.480
6
Apr 2015
5.846
Doesn't really work as a game or a dexterity challenge. Edit: raised rating. It is what it is and it can be fun.
2015-06-01
PitchCar (1995)
6
Oct 2009*
7.056
6
Jan 2006*
5.973
By the end of two games I felt the strategy seemed a little by the numbers, but the game is fun enough if not taken too seriously.
2006-01-02*
Polterfass (2013)
6
Dec 2013
5.702
6
Aug 2010
6.758
Feels a little like St. Pete to me.
2010-01-15
6
May 2009*
7.505
Always feel a bit lost in this game. I can follow all the mechanics, but I lack an emotional drive to figure out how to use them to my advantage. Not sure why.

Played again and enjoyed myself more than I thought I would. Push rating up a notch.
2007-07-15*
Puzzle Strike (2010)
6
Nov 2012
6.403
6
Aug 2010
7.726
Räuber (2006)
5.5
Feb 2008*
N/A
Good for a play or two. Maybe I took my memory pills or something, but I wasn't *that* flummuxed by the memory element: the buried 'second' card usually matches the top card. It's feasible to focus on just one or two bags and remember their totals, instead of worrying about them all. Keeping track of which cards have been played isn't necessary except in a loose intuitive fashion. Not bad.

Still, there are too many cards, I think, which makes the early part of the game sort of pointless; you're just laying down cards pretty much haphazardly. This could have been boiled down to tighter system.

Note: played with correct '6-card hand' rules.



2008-02-29*
6
Jan 2014
7.417
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
6
Jan 2014
7.679
Roads & Boats (1999)
6
Aug 2010
7.193
6
Sep 2014
5.580
Owned
Rubik's Race (1982)
6
May 2003*
5.572
Owned
Fun every once in a while.
2003-05-22*
6
May 2003*
5.517
Owned
More atmosphere than game. Still, I'm glad I've played it.
2003-05-22*
San Marco (2001)
6
Oct 2009*
6.941
Seasons (2012)
6
Nov 2012
7.339
Senet (-3500)
6
Jun 2003*
5.626
Owned
Nice to imagine that Egyptian pharohs played this long ago, otherwise it's just an ok game.
2003-06-07*
6
Mar 2004*
6.323
Loved the theme, enjoyed the mechanics, but I didn't like how hurtful the desert tiles could be (and I was the one doing most of the hurting). Mixed feelings.
2004-03-30*
Small World (2009)
6
Dec 2011
7.347
6
Nov 2012
7.200
Snow Tails (2008)
6
Jul 2009*
6.765
Space Dealer (2006)
6
Nov 2008*
6.265
6
Nov 2012
6.842
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Sticheln (1993)
6
Jul 2009*
6.656
Suburbia (2012)
6
Jul 2015
7.580
A sim city like boardgame that works! Rating may go up. Edit: Played some more. Grew tired of it quickly. Rating went down.
2015-07-27
6
Jul 2009*
7.203
6
Sep 2014
5.829
Owned
6
Dec 2011
7.006
Tichu (1991)
6
Apr 2009*
7.482
It's fine. I don't get why it's so highly regarded, though I'm not big fan of trick-taking/climbing games.
2009-04-23
6
Jan 2007*
7.228
One play. Not sure if I like the passengers as well as I should. Need to try again.
2007-01-10*
Timber Tom (2008)
6
Aug 2009*
5.867
Trajan (2011)
6
Jul 2015
7.610
6
Dec 2011
8.222
Like a very elaborate Lost Cities. I'd get into it more if it had a different theme.
2008-06-26*
Village (2011)
6
Nov 2012
7.445
6
Nov 2013
7.642
6
Nov 2013
7.882
Wasabi! (2008)
6
Sep 2009*
6.411
6
Jul 2009*
6.396
Owned
Not as fun as I hoped.
2003-05-15*
Zombicide (2012)
6
Jun 2015
7.212
Not enough fun stuff to do, to kick zombie-butt.
2015-06-22
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