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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7
Jun 2004*
6.145
Liked it much better than its Europa cousin. Colors and countries are easier to distinquish. Still don't think I'd like it with four people though. We play with the "switcher-oo" variant: you may spend a turn switching the postion of two cards in your rack.
2004-06-22*
7 Wonders (2010)
7
Jul 2015
7.771
Africa (2001)
7
May 2003*
5.802
Very little chance for strategy, but the theme-ing is nice. More of a pleasant relaxation device than a game. Worth the time spent.
2003-05-07*
Age of Steam (2002)
7
May 2009*
7.474
Down from 7 now that I've played Railroad Tycoon. AOS seems harsh and deterministic and without possibilities of a "comeback" play, while Railroad Tycoon is a fun, freewill excursion full of possibilities.

Update: played 2-player a enjoyed it quite a bit. Rate a 7 for two.
2007-08-05*
7
Nov 2012
7.114
Owned
Amyitis (2007)
7
Jul 2009*
6.650
Andromeda (1999)
7
Oct 2004*
6.041
I like the trading. Always get burned by the damn randomizer. It's easy not to take a roll of the dice personally, but when a non-mechanical upturned cup starts dicating your fate, then you start to hold a grudge. :-) Fun despite.
2004-10-04*
7
Mar 2014
6.519
Enjoyed it much more than the original. Much less turtling.
2014-03-18
Assyria (2009)
7
Jun 2011
6.393
Owned
Attika (2003)
7
Jul 2009*
6.837
Ave Caesar (1989)
7
Nov 2005*
6.434
No tough decisions, but this ain't chess -- it's chariot racing! Praise Rome and get out of my way!
2005-11-13*
Biblios (2007)
7
Nov 2012
7.070
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Big City (1999)
7
Jul 2007*
6.524
Owned
Good game, but makes me impatient: oooh, can't wait for my turn . . . guess what I'm gonna do on my turn . . . oh, if it were only my turn I'd really do something, oh yeah. This is my problem; not really a downtime problem.
2007-07-15*
Black Box (1977)
7
Sep 2014
5.899
Owned
Black Vienna (1987)
7
Sep 2012
6.024
I'd rather play Sleuth.
2003-05-07*
Boggle (1972)
7
May 2003*
6.042
Owned
Shake the box. Search for words. Lose to my wife. Fun though.
2003-05-07*
Bohnanza (1997)
7
May 2003*
7.000
Owned
Make people like beans. The world needs more of that.
2003-05-07*
Bootleggers (2004)
7
Nov 2012
6.423
Fun to play the part of a mobster, but the negotations are a bit too powerful when it comes to deciding the winner (he's gonna win! Let's make a deal and he'll be certain to lose). But still, a good time if not taken seriously

2006-01-27*
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
7
Jul 2009*
6.572
7
May 2003*
6.271
Owned
Great artwork. Nice game.
2003-05-07*
7
May 2003*
6.056
Cultural stereotyping has never been so fun.
2003-05-07*
Cairo (2002)
7
May 2003*
5.592
Tempted to say "are you kidding? This is a game?" But it can be quite fun if everyone gets into it.
2003-05-07*
Capitol (2001)
7
Jul 2009*
6.359
Cartagena (2000)
7
May 2003*
6.563
Fun game about polite pirates passing one another through a narrow passageway. Fills the gap between Hexen Rennen and Hare & Tort.
2003-05-07*
7
Jun 2011
6.451
7
Mar 2012
6.247
Owned
nifty press-your-luck type game.
2007-07-15*
Citadels (2000)
7
Jul 2009*
7.087
Owned
La Città (2000)
7
Oct 2003*
6.873
Played once and felt my position was too confined to do much. However, willing to play again and revise my rating.
2003-10-01*
Civilization (1980)
7
Jan 2012
7.254
Owned
7
Nov 2008*
6.640
Condottiere (1995)
7
Jul 2009*
6.559
Credo (1993)
7
Jun 2003*
5.548
Owned
A '7' for effort. Facinating theme, and fun to pretend that there really is a good game here.
2003-06-03*
Cuba (2007)
7
Jul 2009*
7.000
Dampfross (1979)
7
May 2003*
5.844
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Like the racing element. Wish some of the drawing rules were better handled
2003-05-08*
Danger 13 (2007)
7
Jul 2011
5.612
Not much here in terms of a game, but fun to watch the wheels go round.
2011-07-28
Diamant (2005)
7
Nov 2012
6.512
7
Jan 2007*
6.425
One play. Rating could rise.
2007-01-10*
7
Jul 2015
5.892
I rate the original Expedition a 10. The colors of this version are so garish/vivid that I find it hard to see what's going on. Still, a great game.
2015-07-02
7
Jul 2007*
5.966
Owned
Watching a whole bunch of mobsters bite it when up against the wall is fun to see, but it's still just a simple "take that!" game.
2007-07-15*
7
Jul 2009*
6.519
Owned
For Sale (1997)
7
Jul 2009*
7.110
Owned
Easy fun filler
2007-01-10*
Frank's Zoo (1999)
7
Oct 2005*
6.380
Owned
My favorite of the genre. Pleasing art. Like the team rules.
2005-10-02*
Funny Friends (2005)
7
Nov 2008*
6.210
Owned
Rules are too much of a pain to nail down, otherwise rating might be higher.
2006-09-25*
G.E.V. (1978)
7
May 2003*
6.174
Game of the future that's become a memory of the past. Fun way back when.
2003-05-13*
7
May 2003*
5.566
Nice, but I like Modern Art and Traumfabrik better.
2003-05-16*
Hexen Rennen (2001)
7
May 2003*
5.615
Not gonna strain any brain cells with this one, but fun to play.
2003-05-13*
7
Jul 2007*
6.721
I'm the Boss! (1994)
7
Jul 2007*
6.547
I'd give it another shot to see if I like it better.

Edit: liked it a bit better.
2007-07-15*
7
Oct 2009*
6.639
Owned
7
Dec 2011
7.249
Incan Gold (2006)
7
Jul 2009*
6.694
Owned
7
May 2003*
6.318
Good, clean fun
2003-05-15*
Infarkt (2011)
7
Oct 2011
5.842
More 'theme' than game, but that's what it sets out to be; and for what it is, it pushes the right buttons.
2011-10-26
Ingenious (2004)
7
May 2009*
7.080
7
May 2010
5.472
Owned
It's Mine! (1998)
7
May 2003*
5.670
I hear there's a Simpson version.
2003-05-15*
Jaipur (2009)
7
Nov 2012
7.412
Java (2000)
7
Jul 2009*
6.711
Owned
7
Jul 2009*
6.281
Owned
7
May 2003*
5.869
Owned
Not as tense as Schotten-totten, or even Lost Cities, but enjoyable.
2003-05-22*
Kontor (1999)
7
Jul 2007*
5.719
Enjoyed the one time I played.
2007-07-15*
7
Sep 2009*
6.545
Liar's Dice (1987)
7
Nov 2012
6.803
Owned
Logistico (2003)
7
Sep 2009*
5.770
Macao (2009)
7
Jun 2011
7.207
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Manila (2005)
7
Jul 2009*
6.773
Owned
Medici (1995)
7
Aug 2005*
6.893
Haven't played it enough. Rating could go up.
2005-08-19*
7
Jul 2009*
6.230
Owned
Memoir '44 (2004)
7
Jan 2007*
7.396
Short and sweet, though a bit too one dimensional. I think I'll like Battlelore's theme better when I try that one.
2007-01-10*
7
Oct 2012
6.743
A little too 'yesterday' for me.
2003-10-29*
7
Jul 2009*
6.289
7
Jul 2009*
6.302
Owned
Morels (2012)
7
Sep 2014
6.809
Owned
Mr. Jack (2006)
7
Nov 2008*
6.976
Owned
7
Jul 2009*
6.375
Mü & More (1995)
7
Jun 2011
6.645
Nur Peanuts! (2001)
7
Jun 2003*
5.620
Finally, a game to pull out when people come to your door asking to play a game that has a giant peanut printed on the board! Don't be cautious when playing this game. Always go for broke, otherwise why play?
2003-06-03*
Oasis (2004)
7
May 2004*
6.392
One play. More of a game of hoping that other people will/won't do a particular thing, than a game of being a prime mover yourself, but I still had fun.
2004-05-26*
Odin's Ravens (2002)
7
May 2003*
6.451
Wonder about the luck factor, but like playing it anyway.
2003-05-21*
7
May 2003*
5.636
Nice blind bidding game
2003-05-21*
Outpost (1991)
7
May 2003*
6.274
Lots of fun for me, but I can see problems with the runaway leaders and hopelessly behind followers.
2003-05-21*
Pacal (1999)
7
May 2003*
5.574
Owned
I like it better than most people I know.
2003-05-22*
7
Dec 2011
6.308
Owned
Wish the game part was just a wee bit more involved, but fun as a party game pretending to be something a wee bit more.
2011-12-07
Pantheon (2011)
7
Sep 2014
6.345
Owned
7
May 2011
7.534
Pergamon (2011)
7
Nov 2012
6.541
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Pig Pile (2001)
7
May 2003*
5.548
Cute pigs push up rating. Play it. Have fun. Then forget about it until next time.
2003-05-22*
7
Oct 2015
6.142
Owned
Pirateer (1978)
7
May 2003*
5.459
Expect little and be pleasantly surprized. I feel no need to buy it though.
2003-05-22*
Poseidon (2010)
7
Jun 2011
6.379
Probe (1964)
7
May 2003*
5.578
Owned
Nice Wheel Of Fortune type wordgame.
2003-05-22*
Quo Vadis? (1992)
7
May 2003*
6.167
I like playing it, but good negotation all the way through can be foiled right at the end, I feel. Not that I mind much, because I'll still play it.
2003-05-22*
Quoridor (1997)
7
Jul 2009*
6.456
Owned
R-Eco (2003)
7
Jun 2011
6.302
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
7
May 2003*
5.883
Owned
I could fall either way on this one. (Get it? *Fall* either way. Yeah, I know, it ain't that funny). Now that I've scored a perfect '0' on my last game, I don't know if I should quit while I'm ahead.
2003-05-08*
7
Jul 2009*
7.093
7
Jul 2013
6.176
Owned
7
Jul 2007*
6.875
Owned
Not so good for me, since I like to play with a timer and many of the options just can't be worked with a timer. A few of the boards are fun to use though, so it's not a total waste of an expansion for me.
2007-07-15*
Saboteur (2004)
7
Nov 2008*
6.565
Salmon Run (2013)
7
Sep 2014
5.945
Owned
San Juan (2004)
7
Jan 2007*
7.211
7
Jan 2014
7.051
Owned
Haven't yet played with the traitor. Figure I'll like it more with it.

Edit: have now played with the Traitor
2007-01-10*
Shear Panic (2005)
7
Jul 2009*
6.220
Owned
Sheepzzz (2013)
7
Dec 2013
5.523
Shares much in common with 6 nimmt, but adds a few cute mechanics. Didn't seem like there was much control, but our group had fun with the game.
2013-12-07
Sisimizi (1996)
7
May 2004*
5.659
Simple game of lining up ants to their anthills. No entomology experience required. Not a lot of depth but fun.
2004-05-02*
7
Jul 2007*
6.570
Owned
Sure it has problems, but this is the final frontier we're talking about!
2007-07-15*
StreetSoccer (2002)
7
Jul 2009*
6.218
Takenoko (2011)
7
Sep 2014
7.230
Owned
Taluva (2006)
7
Nov 2008*
6.954
Tammany Hall (2007)
7
Aug 2013
6.828
Thunderstone (2009)
7
Aug 2011
6.893
7
Sep 2009*
6.987
7
Jun 2011
6.359
Owned
TransAmerica (2001)
7
Apr 2015
6.511
The tic-tac of games. Edit: raised rating. I see the appeal now.
2015-04-06
7
Sep 2009*
6.958
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Twixt (1962)
7
Jul 2009*
6.241
Tyranno Ex (1990)
7
May 2003*
5.814
Owned
Some great ideas, but feeling its age. Needs an update.
2003-05-22*
Ubongo (2003)
7
Jul 2009*
6.601
Owned
Venezia (2001)
7
May 2003*
5.568
Owned
With a full crowd, this game is great fun for at least three people (the other two may suffer).
2003-05-28*
Vikings (2007)
7
Jul 2009*
7.106
Villa Paletti (2001)
7
Jul 2009*
6.298
Owned
Vinci (1999)
7
Apr 2015
6.843
Raised rating: Like it better than Smallworld
2015-04-06
Volldampf (2001)
7
May 2003*
6.067
Owned
Enjoyed playing, but haven't been spurred to play it again.
2003-05-28*
7
May 2003*
5.562
Owned
Fun puzzle-race. Someone seems to always wind up hating it though (but not me).
2003-05-28*
7
Dec 2011
7.014
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
7
Sep 2011
6.448
7
Jun 2011
6.731
Whad'Ya Know? (2003)
7
Jan 2006*
5.482
Owned
Emjoyable game for the trivia genre. Small problem of having some iffy "correct" answers, but it's not a big deal.
2006-01-01*
7
Oct 2005*
6.628
Fantastically fun game. Great movement innovation. In short, WoW!
2005-10-02*
7
Jul 2009*
6.292
Owned
XXXenophile (1996)
7
May 2003*
5.571
Owned
Fun to read/see the cards, if you like that sort of thing (hm, I guess I do). Never played though, so the rating reflects 'shelf fun'
2003-05-28*
Yellowstone (1985)
7
Mar 2005*
5.504
Owned
All right, it's a bit of a klunker. But I still enjoy pushing the faux herds across the board. I even like to supply 'nature show' style narration when events occur.
2005-03-29*
Zapp Zerapp (2000)
7
May 2003*
5.697
Fun chaotic romp. But I find that I start to distinguish the pieces by their little imperfections about halfway through the game, so I have to make an effort to not cheat.
2003-05-28*
Zendo (2001)
7
Oct 2009*
6.700
Zooloretto (2007)
7
Dec 2009*
6.773
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