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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
Alhambra (2003)
9
Jul 2009*
6.961
Owned
Plays: 1
9
May 2003*
5.921
Owned
Once played with 14+ people and the roof nearly caved-in from wild explosions of laughter.
2003-05-07*
La Boca (2013)
9
Sep 2014
6.448
Owned
California (2006)
9
Nov 2008*
5.979
Carcassonne (2000)
9
Jan 2012
7.339
Owned
I've migrated to Hunters and Gathers and I don't think I'll look back.

Edit: I looked back. Great game for first-timers. Rating up a notch.
2007-01-23*
9
Nov 2008*
6.994
Owned
Great re-themeing, re-ruling, and re-tiling of the original game. Me find fish. Me eat mammoth. Oh look, a mushroom! Better than reading Clan of the Cave Bear.
2003-05-07*
9
Nov 2008*
6.867
Owned
The confined play area increased the tension level for me, which is a good thing.
2005-01-27*
9
Dec 2015
7.612
Owned
Chinatown (1999)
9
Nov 2008*
6.974
Owned
Can be ruined by a disinterested players, but great fun with the right crowd.
2003-05-07*
Cinque Terre (2013)
9
Dec 2013
6.272
Owned
Concordia (2013)
9
Dec 2014
7.636
rating may go up with more plays.
2014-12-23
9
Jul 2009*
6.205
Dixit (2008)
9
Jan 2012
7.299
Owned
Dungeon Lords (2009)
9
Feb 2010
7.318
Owned
Wow--a worker placement that I fully enjoy! But since the placement is modified by a pre-programming phase, it's more of a worker ambush game, which neatly avoids the tedious, repeatitive single placement of workers.
2010-02-24
Factory Fun (2006)
9
Jan 2011
6.615
Owned
Formula D (2008)
9
Jul 2009*
6.946
9
Jan 2014
7.038
Owned
Hanabi (2010)
9
Jan 2014
7.203
Owned
Hansa (2004)
9
Jul 2009*
6.706
Owned
Jambo (2004)
9
Jul 2009*
6.916
Owned
Kingdoms (1994)
9
Jul 2009*
6.425
Owned
Manhattan (1994)
9
Nov 2008*
6.467
Owned
Played it after years of not playing it and liked it better than I remembered.
2003-05-16*
Martian Rails (2009)
9
Sep 2014
5.941
Owned
9
Apr 2010
6.358
Owned
Been a hit with both groups I've played with so far. It's not as analytical as Scotland Yard, but it's more fun. Heaps more fun than Ghost Chase, too. Great idea to have the majority of player move secretly, rather than the usual reverse. It's not a game where you're going to find a lot of hidden strategies with multiple playings, but it doesn't pretend to be. It's simply nuns being naughty, and you have to catch them.
2010-04-11
Pandemic (2008)
9
Jul 2015
7.588
Owned
9
Nov 2013
7.189
Owned
9
Dec 2012
7.039
Owned
Polarity (1986)
9
Jul 2009*
6.099
Owned
9
Feb 2008*
7.270
Great to have a variant map! For 4-6 players the original is still my fav (love the 'open' feel, the need for bigger trains, and the arc of the game), but this map is the go-to for 2-3 players (no requirement to battle for the NE, more chances for interaction among all players), and good to use for a change with more players.

The games ends quicker, so less need to upgrade. There's a decison to make of when to 'go across the mountains' and seek more cubes, but it's not as drastic as the in RRT. The costs of building and the special cards encourage shiping smaller
runs, but I think it's still worth it to build a 3-train as fast as possible. The Major Lines are now a fix entity on the board, which makes them more fair but not as fun: I liked the tension in their randomness in the earlier game. The map seems more balanced with some outlying towns that may/may-not see action, but nothing like the wasted SW land in RRT. All in all, I'm happy with my purchace.
2008-02-15*
Santiago (2003)
9
Oct 2009*
6.896
Owned
Solid aucton game. Too few novel circumstances during the game to make it one of the greats, but I like playing it. Edit: Shine is wearing off. Moved rating down a notch.
2007-01-15*
Say Anything (2008)
9
Nov 2012
6.638
Shipyard (2009)
9
Nov 2015
6.952
Owned
Show Manager (1996)
9
Nov 2012
6.519
Sleuth (1971)
9
May 2003*
6.486
Owned
The journey is better than getting to the end, but I like the journey.
2003-05-22*
Steam (2009)
9
Apr 2011
7.502
Owned
Prefer the basic game
2015-05-17
Steam Barons (2009)
9
Sep 2009*
6.307
Played prototype. Very enjoyable stock market addition. Think I like it even better than the base game. Comment vs. 18xx? I'm not at all a 18xx fan. I find those games to be slow and a chore to play, but I found Barons to be dynamic and fun.
2009-09-21
Taj Mahal (2000)
9
Nov 2008*
7.134
Sure, you can get screwed near the beginning and never get back into it, but other than that . . .
2003-05-22*
Telepathy (2008)
9
Jan 2010
5.569
Owned
9
Aug 2010
6.998
Owned
9
Jul 2009*
6.331
Owned
9
Jan 2010*
6.251
Owned
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