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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
8
Apr 2014
7.168
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
Burgle Bros. (2015)
8
Nov 2015
6.611
Owned
Plays: 3
8
Dec 2014
6.950
Owned
8
Dec 2013
7.972
Owned
Plays: 6
8
Dec 2013
7.348
Owned
Plays: 4
Fantastic 2 player game. I like that both sides play differently, and that there are different scenarios to keep it fresh.
2010-07-14
Colosseum (2007)
8
Jun 2015
6.993
Owned
Plays: 1
Damage Report (2014)
8
Nov 2014
5.698
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 3
8
Dec 2015
6.259
Owned
Plays: 3
Terrific cooperative game with some very innovative mechanics. It felt very original in the field of cooperative games many of which feel very "same-y."
Very tense game with tons of meaningful decisions.
Plus, you know, Pirates!
2015-05-27
8
Dec 2015
7.822
Owned
Plays: 6
This is a freaking amazing game. The game play is tight, and the tension is palpable.

(I do wish the card stock had been better, as this is going to see a LOT of play.)

I can't wait to see the next crossroads game in the series!
2014-08-10
Dixit (2008)
8
Nov 2015
7.307
Plays: 5
Drum Roll (2011)
8
Dec 2013
6.486
Owned
Plays: 2
Dungeon Petz (2011)
8
Dec 2013
7.408
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
Evo (2001)
8
Dec 2013
6.679
Owned
Plays: 6
Thanks, Frediccini! I love it! It's SO MUCH FUN! I appreciate your taking the time to find the out of print, slightly goofy version.

Should evolved dinosaurs have parasols? YES!
Should players be able to make a dinosaur look like Ringo Star with a brand new mop of fur over the forehead if they like? Absolutely!

The new, serious version took all the fun out of it for me, so thank you SO much!


2013-12-26
8
Dec 2013
6.297
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
Christmas 2010 - original version

Fantastic hidden movement game. Very weighty, and strategic. I love this even though I lost every game!
2013-12-27
Glen More (2010)
8
Dec 2013
7.165
Owned
Plays: 2
I like the dice as the third "player" in a two player game to add to the tough decisions and unpredictability. Genius. (It worked so well that they've picked it up to create a two-player alternative for Francis Drake.)

This is now my favorite two-player game.

I appreciate the decisions of what to pick up and where to play it, and when to take the chieftains off of your map so that they can score. This is a thinking game all the way through.
2013-12-27
Horse Fever (2009)
8
Dec 2013
6.397
Owned
Plays: 1
Istanbul (2014)
8
Nov 2015
7.398
Owned
Plays: 2
Love at first play.

Easy to teach rules.
Depth of gameplay.
Innovative movement mechanic that increases need to strategize and increases game tension.
The right kind and right amount of interaction.
Beautifully produced.
Fun!

I could easily see playing this as much as Castles of Burgundy. (high praise, indeed!)
2015-07-12
Jaipur (2009)
8
Nov 2015
7.407
Owned
Plays: 5
Surprisingly satisfying for a lightweight game. Players are always interested, or even invested in what their opponent does, so there is no down time. Strategy and theme mesh well. Fun and engaging.
2015-11-27
Kemet (2012)
8
Mar 2015
7.515
Owned
Plays: 4
8
Dec 2013
6.921
Owned
Plays: 3
The "costumes" in this expansion are monstrous!

Even better, they really add to the gameplay.
2013-12-23
8
Dec 2013
7.452
Owned
Plays: 7
The unique powers in this expansion made this game so much better!
2013-12-23
Kingsburg (2007)
8
Dec 2013
7.137
Owned
Plays: 7
8
Dec 2013
6.867
Owned
Plays: 1
This is definitely what I term an "event" game.

I like that Merchant allows a player to formulate and actually carry out a plan, but it does it at the price of a long playing time and tons of chits. I loved the way it felt while playing -100% engaging (What will I do next? What will my best route be? How can I get the resources/upgrades/fame/income that I need???)

On the other hand, I would need plano boxes or the set up and break down time alone would deter me from ever playing! (It would be the best game just sitting on the shelf, but still.)
8-24-3013

*update 10-7-13 bought two weekly pill organizers for the 14 races, a plano box for everything else, and took the plunge!
2013-12-23
8
Jun 2014
7.267
Owned
Plays: 2
8
Dec 2013
5.894
Owned
Plays: 1
For a game that looks as childlike and simple as it does, this game keeps you thinking furiously all the way to the end!
There is no "down time" as a player is always thinking of what to do next, which I like a lot.

I like that MushMush! gives a lot of the feel of RoboRally without the interminable stopping to see who has the highest number on a card and therefore gets to go first. This is streamlined fun, Fun, FUN!

Note: I have never played the original Snow Tails.
2013-12-27
8
Dec 2013
6.361
Owned
Plays: 1
I was demoing children's games for my local (now defunct) game store, and this was hands down the most popular. The children would play a game, then immediately get in line and wait for another turn. They loved placing the tiles, and they watched like hawks for the roads to close, even if it was to help their opponents place their meeples.

The thing is, it wasn't boring for the adults, either. Gsmes that can bridge that gap are rare.

A charming little game to pull out when there are kids over.
2013-06-16
Mysterium (2013)
8
Jun 2015
7.108
Owned
Plays: 8
Birthday Present from Paul.
2015-04-21
Mysterium (2015)
8
Nov 2015
7.257
8
Dec 2013
6.370
Owned
Plays: 6
Surprise homecoming gift from my wonderful non-gaming husband who has been listening more than I realized to which games I enjoy most. I am blessed beyond belief.
2010-06-18
Penny Press (2015)
8
Jan 2016
5.941
Owned
Plays: 1
Kickstarter edition
2015-06-08
8
Dec 2013
7.627
Owned
This is everything I originally hoped that The Resistance would be!
2013-12-23
Rococo (2013)
8
Jan 2015
7.188
Plays: 2
Safranito (2010)
8
Nov 2013
6.260
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 3
Rated 8 as lightweight fantastic fun that everyone loves! I'd play this almost anytime someone asks. Original theme and mechanics, beautiful components. Never giving this one up!
2013-11-18
8
Dec 2013
7.211
Owned
Plays: 9
Shear Panic (2005)
8
Dec 2013
6.228
Owned
Deceptively simple and even innocently childlike in appearance. The Fragor Brother's evil genius at work again to burn brains everywhere!
2013-12-23
Shinobi Clans (2013)
8
Jun 2014
5.689
Owned
Plays: 1
I played this at GenCon 2013 and bought it immediately afterwards. Very tight mechanics, easy to teach, real choices, strategy, and tense gameplay.

On top of having very sound gameplay it has the most stunning artwork I've seen in a game.

This one will appeal to new gamers AND veteran gamers.
2013-08-19
8
Jun 2015
7.062
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2009
8
Dec 2015
7.092
Owned
Plays: 5
This would be a perfect ten if they would revise the encounter book to make sense. No more being in a desert and having an "ocean" encounter! Also, they desperately need to fix such problems as:
- players should NOT be able to spend three hours in jail in one game.
- players should be more able to get rid of curses
- there should be a GRAND END ENCOUNTER to wrap up the "story" instead of an abrupt, random "oh, I've got points, the end, I win." This is too abrupt and jarring and is just a let down in such a thematic game.

Agents of Smersh puts this game to shame, and yet...I love Tales of the Arabian Nights. I hope they make it right someday.
2013-02-24
Tokaido (2012)
8
Jun 2014
6.859
Owned
Plays: 5
Very Zen and restful game with numerous decisions that matter.

I played this for the first time after a three hour beast of a game and felt refreshed enough afterwards to immediately tackle Kemet. The heavy gamers and new gamers in our group all like this very much. Plus, it is easy to explain to non-gamers.

This does not feel like a "filler" even though the play time is short.

I now believe that Antoine Bauza is a genius. I wanted him to sign my copy at GenCon in the worst way, but my schedule and his never matched.
2013-12-23
8
Dec 2013
7.823
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
This is a great worker placement with a unique worker movement mechanic. It is a lot of fun. It looks intimidating though, and I have trouble getting people to play, even when I know they love games that are even harder than this!
2013-12-23
Via Appia (2013)
8
Jun 2015
6.083
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Plays: 2
Werewolf (1986)
8
Jun 2015
6.465
Owned
Plays: 12
The perfect party game.
2013-12-23
Witch's Brew (2008)
8
Dec 2013
6.753
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 1
An amazing and unexpected Christmas present!!!

This is just a lot of fun!

Note: Six players (with the expansion) is too many for this game. It gives too much downtime, and makes the game longer than it should be.
2013-12-23
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