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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
N/A
6.746
Prev. Owned
Own. Never played. :-(
2013-04-07
Atlantis (2009)
N/A
6.187
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.901
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.657
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
CV (2013)
N/A
6.466
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Traded. The art was GREAT, but the dead down time with nothing to plan was not.
2014-08-31
5
Dec 2014
6.629
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Dominion (2008)
3
Sep 2013
7.690
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Playing simultaneous solitaire with other people and then checking to see who played best when it's over is not my idea of great gameplay. I'm afraid that both times I played this I had a "This is torture, can someone please just make it end NOW" experience. Others love it, and more power to them.
2010-06-10
Elder Sign (2011)
1
Dec 2012
6.879
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
There are too few decisions (1. Which card do I try to defeat? 2. Do I heal? or 3. Do I buy?). After that it's just dice. Normally I don't mind dice, but there has to me MORE to a game than that.

A friend compared the phone app to a slot machine. He meant it as a compliment, but I think it's a huge detraction - just luck of a dice roll and little more to the game. The "slot machine" comparison is just as apt in the board game itself as it is for the app.

There is far too little interaction or collaboration for a "cooperative" game.

Finally, it felt dry as the Atacama desert. Which is the driest desert on Earth.

I gave my copy away to someone who I sincerely hope will like it more than I did.
2015-07-26
Endeavor (2009)
N/A
7.301
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
Must master...must play again...Mark, you've created an Endeavor junkie!

*traded to Frediccini for Richard Garfield's Filthy Rich. I never could get past the slavery mechanic to where I would suggest bringing it out, even though the game itself is great and I enjoy playing it.

One of my favorite gaming moments was getting everything necessary to make slavery illegal and stop the evil slave holder (Darryl) from winning! Haha! Take that, you villain!
2013-12-27
N/A
7.086
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
First purchase at GenCon 2013
The UPS store at GenCon used NO packing materials and the game arrived busted up. When I wrote and filed a claim, UPS came and took the box and the busted games that I can't replace because they aren't out yet...and haven't contacted me about refunding my money, either.

Four weeks later, still a dead loss.
Note added: four months later and still a dead loss. I recommend avoiding the UPS booth at GenCon. It is privately owned and they have never returned even one of my several calls about the insurance claim.

GaleForce 9 games were a bit odd when I wrote to explain the situation and ask if they would allow me to BUY a replacement copy given the circumstances. They seemed to think I was running some kind of con on them (even though I gave them a link to the UPS claim).
I wanted to buy a replacement for the Post GenCon Meetup game day, since several people had asked about playing it. GaleForce 9's response was a bit insulting. They accused me of trying to get free games out of them after I asked if I could buy another pre-release copy. They rather ranted about it.
I thought it couldn't hurt to ask, but am feeling a bit rebuffed. Now I'm trying to decide whether I want to give them my money again for a second copy.
2013-12-27
Ghost Stories (2008)
4
Jun 2014
7.276
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Hera and Zeus (2000)
N/A
6.324
Prev. Owned
6
Dec 2013
6.334
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
N/A
5.694
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
GenCon purchase
2013-08-19
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.344
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Gencon 2013 purchase. Signed by Ben Harkins.
2013-08-19
N/A
N/A
Prev. Owned
N/A
5.592
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.303
Prev. Owned
5
Dec 2013
5.935
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
GenCon 2011 purchase. Stealthy, hidden ninja's and team play. The teams don't work particularly well, and the game fell flat. There are better hidden movement games available.
2013-12-27
N/A
6.569
Prev. Owned
New in Shrink. Traded
2015-06-07
Space Maze (2011)
2
Jun 2014
5.635
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Absolutely no fun. Everyone at the table wanted it to be over.
2014-06-28
N/A
7.136
Prev. Owned
GenCon 2013 purchase. Traded.
2014-12-31
5
Jun 2015
7.087
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
4
Jun 2015
6.627
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I really wanted to love this, but it fell flat both times we tried it. Far too much time is spent running around essentially leveling up.
2013-12-23
N/A
6.706
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Viticulture (2013)
3
Jul 2015
7.302
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
This is the game that convinced me that a huge economic machine building game should never come down to sheer luck. The card draws in this game will make or break everything else you do, and some cards are vastly overpowered compared to others. Most importantly, the card draws aren't always the type you can plan around, which means the game comes down to luck. If you get the grapes that match your sales cards you are going to do well. If you can't get matching grapes and sales cards, all of your building will come to naught, and there is nothing you can do. (And a game spent madly trying to draw cards to get what you need to no avail is not much fun.)

I love the building up of the vineyard. I love growing and harvesting the grapes. But I really wish they had created a permanent sales board with all the types of wine you could sell to the side. Then you could plan for your sales, and it really would be an excellent strategy game.

2015-07-17
Yedo (2012)
3
Dec 2014
6.945
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Traded
2014-06-28
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