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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7
Jan 2010
6.173
Prev. Owned
6
Jan 2010
5.926
7
Sep 2013
6.791
Plays: 1
Abduction (1998)
4
Oct 2008*
5.420
Ablaze! (2010)
7
Mar 2010
5.652
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
Three games in one box with one set of components? Big win!

Of the three games in the box I've only played the first two. he first one is a decent little game, that will require a few more plays before I grok all the strategy.

I really like the way the board builds out.

Scoring is fiddly, but a good math exorcise for younger kids.


The Second game =- putting out fires caused by a volcano I find very enjoyable.

Graphics are weak, and there were some poor layout choices made when creating the rulebook.
2010-08-08
Acquire (1964)
6
Jun 2008*
7.241
Owned
Plays: 1
6
Dec 2005*
6.064
Prev. Owned
4
Oct 2008*
7.285
Prev. Owned
My rating here is based on my enjoyment of the game and willingness to play, not on whether the game is broken or not. Mechanically it is most likely very sound.
2008-02-21*
7
Jan 2010
6.422
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Fun game. While not deep this has enough decisions to keep it interesting.
2010-01-27
Age of Gods (2004)
6
Mar 2009*
5.862
Prev. Owned
Very chaotic. Not balanced, but can be fun with the right group.
2009-03-22
Aggravation (1962)
2
Feb 2007*
5.092
Prev. Owned
played this a lot as a kid. Then I used the bits as wrist-rocket ammo. And yet, my parents got me another one...
2007-02-04*
Agricola (2007)
6
Sep 2011
8.014
I have not played it yet, but I have a set of those little animals and can't wait to get the game and give it a play.
2008-10-15*
Air Baron (1996)
5
Dec 2005*
5.907
Airships (2007)
6
Jan 2010
6.214
Alhambra (2003)
7
Oct 2008*
6.963
Plays: 2
Interesting diversification of costs.
2005-12-22*
7
May 2015
7.101
All Wound Up (2004)
2
Feb 2007*
5.359
It's kind of fun, but not a lot of fun. Very little gamesmanship.
2007-02-04*
Alles Futsch (1998)
2
Mar 2007*
N/A
Plays: 2
Not much to this game, it gets very repetitive. It's a shame, it seemed like it could be pretty interesting. Heck, it seems like it could be a good set of mechanics if inserted into another game.
2007-03-15*
Amun-Re (2003)
7
Oct 2008*
7.185
Plays: 1
Antike (2005)
9
Dec 2005*
6.880
Great game, and after a few more plays my rating may change. It's fast paced, and there is no random luck, just created luck. You make your own fortune in this game. I like it.
2005-12-02*
6
Oct 2008*
5.946
Plays: 1
I don't own it, but I've bought it for several friends. The enjoyment factor of the game far exceed the actual gamesmanship. You learn a bit about the people you play with.
2005-12-22*
Arcadia (1990)
7
Aug 2007*
N/A
Owned
I own three different colors for this game. A pretty enjoyable abstract game.
2007-08-25*
Arkham Horror (2005)
7
Jan 2010
7.244
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Not your father's Arkham Horror, and a very long game

Though dubious at first, I had fun with this game. Worked very well with two players, but it would probably get a little slow with many more.
2008-06-18*
Arkham Horror (1987)
6
Jan 2010
5.841
Prev. Owned
3
Jan 2011
6.884
Plays: 1
Overall a very weak game, where people play in isolation and have very few difficult decisions. Able to be won with out basic game knowledge.

I won my first game without reading any of the cards before I purchased them - I just built my purchasing power and then bought the most expensive cards I could afford.

Very disappointing.
2011-01-09
7
Oct 2014
5.599
Prev. Owned
Want To Play
Atlantis (2009)
7
Jan 2010
6.178
Prev. Owned
Attribute (2002)
6
Oct 2008*
6.030
Owned
6
Jan 2010
5.512
Owned
Plays: 2
A great game for building communication skills and roleplaying.
2011-03-16
Automobile (2009)
6
May 2011
7.132
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Seems like the board could have better presented many of the rules and exceptions.
2011-05-17
4
Feb 2007*
6.186
5
Jan 2006*
5.680
Owned
6
Jul 2014
5.715
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Rating on three plays. Hidden roles provide different goals, card passing for player interaction, a tight filler. Fills the same niche as Bang, but it's a better game.
2008-02-24*
Backgammon (-3000)
6
Feb 2007*
6.384
Prev. Owned
Played it all the time with my sister and my grandfather. A fun classic game.
2007-02-28*
2
Jan 2010
5.612
Prev. Owned
An exercise in pain and aggravation, this game nearly turned me off art as a hobby.
2010-06-22
4
Jan 2010
5.415
Bananagrams (2006)
5
Mar 2011
6.204
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
BANG! (2002)
6
Mar 2007*
6.484
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
Fast playing good for larger groups. Has been replaced by other games of same weight. Some of the graphics could have been better designed to inform of card effects.
2011-01-26
Basari (1998)
10
Apr 2007*
6.348
Owned
The blind bid with negotiation element is pretty amazing. I could play this game over and over, day after day. It has a clean and well distilled set of mechanics. Another sweet, short, four player game.
2007-04-02*
6
Dec 2005*
5.541
Prev. Owned
6
Feb 2009*
5.603
A fun little game if you enjoy the theme. There are some significant balance and randomness issues which are aggravated by the length of play. Not a great game, but a good game.

This game would be a great gift for fans of the music industry, people who really like Rock Band/Guitar Hero, audiophiles, or real musicians.

I give it a Yellow light.
2009-02-25
Battleball (2003)
5
May 2006*
6.039
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
not bad, not much depth
2006-05-18*
7
Dec 2005*
6.137
Prev. Owned
Really cool elements. I have not played enough of it to give it a different rating, but as is true with most GW games I bet this one would change after I became familiar with it, either up or down.
2005-12-20*
6
Jan 2010
5.873
Prev. Owned
BattleLore (2006)
9
Nov 2008*
7.225
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 7
The more I play this the more I like it.
2012-06-20
9
Jan 2009*
7.681
Owned
Plays: 5
This one may wear thin eventually, but it is still a great toy to play around with. The hidden traitors, then mid-game balancing sympathizers adds wonderful tension.
2008-12-25*
7
Jan 2010
6.342
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Bazaar (1967)
6
Oct 2008*
6.140
3
Jan 2009*
6.165
Plays: 1
The theme did not work with the mechanics. The disconnect was so great it hampered game enjoyment.
2007-03-15*
6
Jan 2010
6.942
Plays: 7
8
Jan 2010
6.406
Bezzerwizzer (2007)
5
Dec 2010
6.052
Plays: 2
Biblios (2007)
8
May 2011
7.065
Plays: 3
Bingo (1530)
1
Mar 2008*
3.611
This is a game? I don't think so. I'd rather not play than play Bingo
2008-03-03*
Blackbeard (1991)
7
Feb 2007*
5.991
Not the fastest playing pirate game, but probably the best pirate simulation.
2007-02-14*
Blackbeard (2008)
6
Jan 2010
5.829
Blockhead! (1952)
ImageID 317258
Publisher: Parker Brothers
Year: 1975
Language: English
4
Dec 2008*
5.471
Prev. Owned
Blokus (2000)
7
Oct 2008*
6.874
Fast and fun. While I like this I prefer Gemblo.
2007-04-02*
Blokus 3D (2003)
6
Jan 2010
6.593
Owned
Blokus Trigon (2006)
6
Jan 2010
6.592
Prev. Owned
8
Jan 2010
6.201
Owned
Want To Play
8
Oct 2008*
7.193
Owned
Prev. Owned
Ok, the rules are never ballanced, but it's fun.
2007-02-28*
Blood Royale (1987)
6
Jan 2008*
5.902
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
The game where men are men and women are cattle...
2008-01-08*
Blue Moon (2004)
6
Jun 2008*
6.585
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
If you only have two people to play a game, this is a fine game. The rules are a bit contrived and the rules booklet needs some re structuring. The non collectible expansions are cool, but I suggest they release a second starter set of some kind so people can get the rules with different factions.
2008-06-19*
5
Dec 2007*
6.892
Bohnanza (1997)
6
Jan 2009*
7.004
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
clever little set building game.
2005-12-23*
Borderlands (1982)
6
Dec 2008*
5.790
Prev. Owned
Bosworth (1998)
5
Dec 2005*
5.602
Prev. Owned
Brass (2007)
5
Jun 2010
7.858
Plays: 1
Played once, won once.
Arbitrary internal inconsistencies keep this from being a great, or even really-good, game.

2010-06-13
English second edition
Year: 2014
6
Dec 2014
6.144
Owned
Plays: 1
Brawl (1999)
3
Dec 2005*
5.978
Prev. Owned
Fast, but not that much fun. I love the concept and I love the company. The game is pretty weak. Good for kids and card manglers.
2005-12-05*
BreakScore (1984)
2
Mar 2007*
N/A
Plays: 1
This game is essentially Cosmic Wimpout (GameID: 1302) or Pocket Farkel (GameID: 3181) with the addition of a crippling (and ugly) roll and move board. It requires a random roll, (like a meld) to get into play, so the fun can stall out before it even begins. The plastic game box was pretty cool though.
2007-03-27*
6
Jan 2010
5.875
6
Oct 2008*
6.227
Plays: 1
Only played once, but it seems neat.
2007-06-21*
Bullfrogs (2015)
7
Mar 2015
5.986
Plays: 1
Burn Rate (2002)
4
Jan 2010
5.698
Prev. Owned
Button Men (1999)
5
Mar 2007*
5.861
Prev. Owned
A very clever but one dimensional game. An excellent five minute time waster , probably worth what you would pay for it, if you already own the dice.
It's really cool if they have done a cross promotion with another company you like.
2007-03-31*
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
7
May 2015
6.576
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 7
8
Jan 2015
6.950
Owned
Plays: 1
El Caballero (1998)
7
Dec 2005*
6.136
Prev. Owned
5
Jan 2010
6.277
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Cambria (2008)
6
Feb 2012
5.795
Owned
Plays: 1
It's basically dice-driven Kahuna, with poorly presented rules. (The font is way too small.) I like Cambria but it needed more polish, and a bigger board.

Absolutely print out the FAQ and play aid before playing.
2012-02-21
Camel Up (2014)
7
Apr 2015
6.935
Plays: 4
6
Oct 2008*
5.846
Prev. Owned
Heck, I was a playtester for the game! It is pretty fun!
2005-12-03*
Candy Land (1949)
1
Mar 2008*
3.653
No choices, game play takes way to long, but helps teach a child many board game conventions: socialization, learning rules, following directions, taking turns, and identifying colors. Fine to start teaching children about board games, but move them on once base competency is achieved.
2008-03-03*
Canterbury (2013)
8
Jan 2014
6.117
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Capitol (2001)
6
Apr 2007*
6.371
Plays: 1
Nice game play.
2007-04-15*
Car Wars (1981)
5
Oct 2008*
6.041
Prev. Owned
Car Fleet Battles! Would be lots of fun if it played much more quickly.
2007-04-04*
Carcassonne (2000)
6
Oct 2008*
7.340
Owned
Plays: 3
6
Jan 2010
6.899
Plays: 1
3
Oct 2015
6.253
Plays: 1
If the winner didn't seem to be the person dealt the most absurd card dealt, this could be a lot of fun.
2013-02-19
Caribbean (2004)
6
Jan 2010
5.953
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
Castle (2000)
8
Mar 2011
5.902
Owned
Plays: 3
Amazing little game of trying to get rid of your cards and forcing other players to take cards back into their hands.
2011-03-16
7
May 2011
6.481
Plays: 1
Castle Keep (2005)
7
Jan 2010
5.571
Owned
Plays: 3
5
Mar 2007*
5.631
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
There are some great elements of this game, but it does not quite hit on all points. The roll and move aspect is outdated and the game is too random, making it draw out.

2012-09-16
7
Dec 2005*
N/A
Owned
Castle Panic (2009)
7
Jan 2010
6.583
Owned
Plays: 4
After a couple plays, it seems the chance to win or lose is not just dependent on the players. Sure, bad players can lose the game when it is winnable, but there are times when perfect play will not win the day.

Other than that, very fun.
2010-10-25
Catan (1995)
7
Jun 2007*
7.184
Owned
Plays: 3
6
Jan 2010
6.663
Owned
Plays: 5
Loads of fun! Takes quite a bit of table space for a two player card game. Seems to take a little longer than game play warrants, though this might drop as familiarity with the game increases.
2007-04-09*
English Deluxe edition 2009 with Plus
Year: 2009
7
Jan 2010
5.629
Owned
8
Jan 2010
6.075
Prev. Owned
7
Jul 2012
6.455
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
I still like the original Settlers, and I like this addition to the series as well. If you are looking for a more complex experience than the base Settlers of Catan game, this is a great upgrade.
The addition of rails (and a goods delivery mechanism) seems out of place at first, but by the end of the game I stopped comparing this game to the original and I really liked the whole package. The addition of gold and the extraordinary building phase are strong additions as well.
2010-08-16
6
Oct 2011
7.022
Owned
Plays: 1
5
Dec 2005*
6.612
Owned
Caveman (2007)
4
Apr 2008*
5.530
9
Jul 2014
8.051
Owned
Plays: 3
Caylus (2005)
5
Jan 2010
7.770
6
Jan 2010
7.502
Plays: 1
5
Oct 2008*
5.640
Prev. Owned
If you say "Chaos Marauders" one more time, I'll hit Dave... I had way too much fun playing this game.
2005-12-04*
Charon Inc. (2010)
6
Mar 2014
5.826
Plays: 1
Cheaty Mages! (2008)
7
Jan 2014
6.066
Owned
Plays: 2
Chess (1475)
10
Dec 2005*
6.943
Owned
Plays: 4
Chez Dork (2001)
4
Jan 2009*
5.363
Prev. Owned
Chez Dork is not a great game. It is very random with some clever bits. A good game to pull out at a party I guess.
2005-12-03*
Chez Geek (1999)
3
Mar 2007*
5.647
Prev. Owned
China (2005)
9
Jan 2009*
6.798
Owned
Plays: 2
Chinatown (1999)
8
Oct 2008*
6.971
Owned
Plays: 1
looks great, I don't care for the variant scoring rules and streetside locations.
2007-06-21*
Chrononauts (2000)
4
Dec 2005*
6.071
Prev. Owned
Cineplexity (2007)
5
Jan 2010
5.559
Prev. Owned
Citadels (2000)
6
Apr 2007*
7.092
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
Fun! Not a great game, but an entertaining way to pass the time with friends.
2007-04-02*
6
Aug 2013
6.795
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
City of Chaos (1996)
7
Jan 2010
5.699
Civilization (1980)
5
Dec 2005*
7.261
Clay-O-Rama (1987)
8
Jan 2010
5.641
Prev. Owned
Cloud 9 (1999)
6
Jan 2008*
6.193
Owned
Plays: 8
I like this game, it's fast, it's fun, and fills time. Playable with non gamers.
2008-01-08*
Cluzzle (2004)
7
Jan 2010
5.884
Prev. Owned
Code 777 (1985)
3
Oct 2011
6.318
Plays: 1
9
Jan 2010
5.812
Owned
6
Dec 2005*
6.659
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Colosseum (2007)
4
Oct 2008*
6.993
Plays: 1
I wish I had played this without hearing other people's opinions, because while it would still end up around a four in my rating, I suspect it would have started off a little higher, then just dropped with more plays.
2007-05-24*
Combo King (2006)
3
Jan 2010
5.577
Prev. Owned
If you'd like Yahtze this would probably work for you.
2010-06-22
Combots (1983)
6
Jan 2010
5.496
Owned
very neat! My set is incomplete, I think I have the rest of the bits around here some place.
2006-01-01*
1
Jun 2014
N/A
Prev. Owned
Concordia (2013)
9
Dec 2014
7.597
Plays: 2
Condottiere (1995)
8
Mar 2015
6.546
Owned
Plays: 1
I have the original version, which needed a better end game. I've heard the latest edition (very small box) has one, and that's the version I'd like. I'd love to make a board out of leather and mount it on the wall.
2008-01-08*
ConHex (2002)
8
Mar 2007*
5.805
Plays: 1
Will play it, don't really see the need to own it.
2007-03-18*
Cootie (1927)
2
Mar 2008*
4.467
May never play it as a game, but the bits are pretty darned cool for a game. Maybe this game could be worked into a war game.
2008-03-03*
7
Mar 2009*
6.647
Owned
Plays: 1
I have owned the West End and Eon editions. I own both the Mayfair, and Avalon Hill versions, and Simply Cosmic, which I'll get rid of when I get Fantasy Flight's new edition.
2007-03-14*
3
Jun 2010
5.677
Owned
Prev. Owned
8
Dec 2015
6.143
Owned
Plays: 3
8
Dec 2015
5.574
Plays: 3
8
Dec 2015
N/A
Owned
Plays: 2
Coup (2012)
7
Jan 2014
7.076
Owned
Plays: 2
6
Jan 2010
5.606
Prev. Owned
Boardgame Case 5
2006-01-02*
5
Sep 2012
5.545
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Great game for kids around 7 years old - lots of colorful art, simple mechanisms with a twist. Oh, and it comes in a metal box.
2012-09-23
Credo (1993)
6
Oct 2008*
5.553
Prev. Owned
Crows (2010)
7
Feb 2012
5.885
Owned
Plays: 4
Anoth good game hidden by a crappy rules book. Poor use of iconography and itty bitty font, perhaps 8 pt, over gradient background.
2012-02-12
D-Day Dice (2012)
7
Jul 2013
6.610
Plays: 1
After one play: This is a neat game with some cool mechanisms; well balanced but it is very random.

The set making out of dice rolls is interesting, but not terribly deep. In all fun, but not compelling. Playing additional scenarios will give a much better perspective.
2013-07-01
Dark Tower (1981)
4
Oct 2008*
6.001
Prev. Owned
Once fascination with the tower wears off, this game gets pretty boring pretty quick.
2007-03-31*
Dark World (1992)
3
Sep 2010
5.339
Plays: 1
Darkover (1979)
3
Jun 2007*
5.470
Plays: 1
Heading in the direction to be a good game, it just isn't there yet.
2007-06-21*
Daytona 500 (1990)
5
Apr 2007*
6.397
Neat card mechanics, but I like the maps better for Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
2007-04-02*
6
Feb 2013
6.627
Plays: 1
Unoffensive and easy to teach to non gamers. It was cheap and easy with the variable/fixed market seriously compromising what little control players have. In all the game seemed to take a little long for what it was, but that issue may be ameliorated by really knowing the game and being familiar with the deck.

I didn't hate it, but I'll never spend money on it. And no, i's not exactly Penny Arcade or Ascension, though it took some bits from both.
2013-02-11
Deadwood (2011)
5
May 2012
6.108
Plays: 1
Democrazy (2000)
6
Jun 2014
5.486
Owned
Plays: 4
I've only played this once, and I'd like to play it again before I rate it.
2005-12-03*
4
Dec 2005*
5.480
Prev. Owned
I own this one and the Rival Den, if the rules could all be contained on the card, and they were better presented, this game would probably have a better rating. I get the feeling they just did not do the mechanics justice.
2005-12-19*
8
Aug 2010
7.191
Owned
Plays: 1
7
Dec 2005*
6.219
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I used to own this game... I don't know if I do now or not. I love the card mechanics.
2005-12-22*
Diamant (2005)
8
Jan 2009*
6.518
Plays: 5
Great large group game.
2008-01-02*
Dice Town (2009)
8
Dec 2010
6.660
Owned
Plays: 7
Finally, a game with poker dice that doesn't suck. Light game play that requires some thought. You won't win with bad strategy or decisions, but luck is a significant enough factor that the best player won't win every time.

Game play is fast, while both the competitive nature of every action and the "take that" elements help keep it exciting.
2010-12-01
DiceAFARI (2012)
6
May 2012
5.520
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
4
Oct 2008*
5.523
Prev. Owned
Game play was not very good, but man the dice were cool. I'm ashamed to admit I worked at ICE when this came out, but I swear with more playtesting it would have been a cool game.
2005-12-19*
4
Oct 2008*
5.515
Prev. Owned
Game play was not very good, but man the dice were cool. I'm almost ashamed to admit I worked at ICE when this came out, but I swear with more playtesting it would have been a cool game.
2005-12-19*
4
Oct 2008*
5.526
Prev. Owned
Game play was not very good, but man the dice were cool. I'm almost ashamed to admit I worked at ICE when this came out, but I swear with more playtesting it would have been a cool game.
2005-12-19*
Diplomacy (1959)
10
Jan 2006*
6.885
Owned
Pure elegant gamesmanship and player interaction. No randomness caused by cards, dice or luck, just by the inner workings of other people. One of my all time favorite games.
2013-05-02
7
Dec 2011
6.934
Owned
Plays: 7
Fairly chaotic game with simple mechanisms. The game play is between players, not fighting with clunky rules.
2011-12-22
Diskwars (1999)
6
Jan 2010
5.618
Prev. Owned
5
Nov 2010
5.586
Prev. Owned
7
May 2010
N/A
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
I've managed to play this, and it is fun, however it's a rough start because the terminology is awkward the rules book needs work, and it feels more like a prototype than a completed game. (A prototype I'd gladly play again!)

Also, you really need a good idea about what cards you have in your deck or you are likely to feel lost or useless at some points during the game.
2010-05-20
A Dog's Life (2001)
5
Jan 2010
5.507
Domaine (2003)
6
Dec 2007*
6.770
A poor less condflict oriented version of 'Löwenherz'. I would have liked Domaine better if I had played it before Löwenherz.
2007-12-19*
Dominion (2008)
5
Jan 2009*
7.663
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
There are some very interesting self-balancing game play elements that appeal, but the decisions are simple.
2008-10-29*
8
Nov 2010
6.938
Owned
Plays: 1
The Downfall of Pompeii - a great game with significant shift in play once lava hits the board. Jockey for position as you place your people, then run them from lava as they try to escape through the gates of Pompeii.
2010-11-29
Dragon Dice (1995)
5
Jan 2010
5.548
Prev. Owned
Dream Factory (2000)
7
Jan 2010
6.858
Owned
5
Jan 2010
5.773
5
Sep 2014
5.532
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Dungeon Run (2011)
8
Nov 2011
6.009
Plays: 7
7
Jan 2010
6.654
Owned
7
Jan 2010
6.565
Owned
6
Oct 2008*
5.799
Plays: 1
Interesting, it reminds me of the old Mystic Wood game. I'd need to play it a few more times to decide how I really felt about it. As a Stand Alone, this game is very thin, I wonder how you can merge it with the others.
2006-01-12*
6
Oct 2008*
5.935
Plays: 1
random dungeonmarch extreem.
2006-01-12*
DungeonQuest (1985)
6
Jan 2010
6.357
4
Jan 2009*
5.565
Prev. Owned
7
Oct 2010
6.790
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Plays: 1
Game play is smooth and works for a streamlined dungeon crawl game. The one failing is the art and production quality is so bland Castle Ravenloft fails to evoke the rich fantasy theme that Descent does through rich illustrations, textures, and strong design.
2010-10-25
7
Oct 2011
6.912
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Plays: 1
Dust (2007)
6
Jan 2008*
6.120
Dwarven Dig! (2003)
ImageID 452737
Publisher: Bucephalus Games
Year: 2009
Language: English
6
Aug 2009*
5.495
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
The basic concept - a conflict race game - is good, With 3-4 players it is a reasonable diversion,though some games with four players, however all the games with more players really drag out. The tiles sure seem to develop a sameness that gives rise to tedium after the first half hour.

Still, there are some interesting choices and an neat risk/failure/reward system with Grit.

Graphics are marginal. Rules are unclear in places due to the lack of graphics or component explination, and they could have used some graphic inserts to make sense also the terminology from cards to rules book don't always match.

With the right group this can be fun, but only if they have played before. This i s one of the games that benefits from knowing the rules, tiles, and cards right from the outset.
2009-08-12
4
Sep 2005*
5.637
Easy Come Easy Go is a moderately clever Yahtzee knockoff. No more. Having played it once I would not bother playing it with any of my friends who game, but I'd play it with my non-gaming family or friends.
2005-09-30*
Edition Wars (2012)
2
Jun 2013
N/A
Plays: 1
Elfenland (1998)
6
Jan 2008*
6.621
Elfenroads (1992)
7
Oct 2008*
5.880
This game might be fun to play with the kid.
2005-12-22*
Elixir (1997)
5
Mar 2009*
5.490
Prev. Owned
sooo close to being a great game, it just does not get over the top. Remove some cards it becomes practially playable.

I've played it a couple times, I playtested it before it's American release. It could have been a great game, but it's promise is unfulfilled.
2010-01-28
8
Oct 2008*
6.397
Owned
Plays: 1
Fun game politics and military struggle in Rome. Great three player game. Seems like every play is going to have a King Maker, but I guess that's to be expected in a three player game.
2007-03-06*
7
Mar 2007*
5.820
Plays: 1
For $6 this is an amazing little abstract game. Even more amazing when you use orcs, dwarfs and elves, for the pawns. I'm not sure what the heck it has to do with chocolate though.
2007-03-31*
Entdecker (1996)
5
Dec 2005*
6.093
Eruption (2011)
7
Oct 2011
5.850
Owned
Plays: 1
A mean little game that I enjoyed quite a bit. I would have enjoyed it quite a bit better if their rules were better organized and presented.
2011-10-04
8
Mar 2014
7.094
Plays: 1
7
Feb 2007*
5.620
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
I suspect my rating of this game will change but right now it's a 7 on game play, and cool use of components. And of course I dominated the first game I played of it.

It's all about the numbers. Three kinds of numbers in fact - the number of people you get, the number of victory points you have, and the ascending order of votes to join the EU.

Get an early lead so you can be the one to propose deals first, and have the most units.
Remember, VPs are different than people.
If possible, set up your influence so you can roll from one successful election to the next. (If two countries next to each other cost the same, and one will come to election first, make sure you can take the one that will come to election first then take the next one after moving one of your bits to it when winning the first vote.)
2007-02-28*
Experiment (2006)
4
Oct 2008*
5.640
Plays: 1
Decent filler, seems a little light in content. We played using the strategic variant, using the other rules this would probably be a 2 or 3. Bidding mechanism is interesting. It would probably be a good game to play with kids, ages 8 and up. (The exploding lab card would be better if it had everyone pass a card to the left than simply making people discard.)
2007-03-31*
8
Jan 2010
5.978
Owned
Falling (1998)
3
Jan 2010
5.472
At least it is kind of original.
2010-06-22
6
Dec 2005*
5.970
Owned
Plays: 3
One of the classic take that games of organically shifting alliances, betrayals, and vendettas.
2011-03-16
Farkle (1982)
4
Mar 2007*
5.458
Fauna (2008)
8
Jul 2012
6.770
Plays: 2
Fettnapf (2005)
4
Mar 2006*
5.631
Plays: 2
A memory game time killer. Not painful to play, but not one I'll buy.
2006-03-29*
6
Oct 2008*
6.659
Owned
Plays: 2
On additional plays, I enjoyed the game. It has some great ideas, but the game play can outlast the game fun. Because we spent more time wandering around and making nice with the cultures than being furious I renamed it "Viking Tea Party."
2010-10-24
8
Jun 2013
5.587
Owned
Plays: 2
Five Points was lots of fun, an interesting area control implementation. The variable board works smoothly, and the game was engaging throughout.
2014-12-16
Five Tribes (2014)
7
Apr 2015
7.661
Plays: 1
Mechanically rich point salad game. Very engaging.
2015-04-12
7
Sep 2012
7.184
Owned
Plays: 1
Iron Crown Enterprises Version v2.0
Year: 1998
4
Oct 2008*
5.609
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Clever idea, well done. ICE's addition of color to the second edition was a good touch. It's a very lite experience though and tends to devolve into chaos. This game is good filler.
2005-12-03*
For Sale (1997)
7
Dec 2005*
7.108
Fun game, can be played with non gamers.
2005-12-22*
7
Jan 2014
7.219
Plays: 5
Formula Dé (1991)
7
Apr 2009*
6.815
Plays: 1
Roll your dice, move your mice...er cars.
2005-12-22*
Fossil (1998)
5
Feb 2007*
5.460
Fowl Play! (2006)
6
Jan 2010
5.622
8
Jan 2014
7.030
Owned
Plays: 2
Die Fugger (2003)
7
May 2006*
5.949
Plays: 1
great fun for the time.
2006-05-09*
3
Jan 2006*
6.298
Plays: 1
The game was evidently created in the time before anyone expected the rules to actualy teach the game.
2006-01-29*
3
Jan 2006*
5.591
Plays: 1
The game was evidently created in the time before anyone expected the rules to actualy teach the game.
2006-01-29*
Funny Fishing (2006)
5
May 2007*
5.512
Plays: 1
5 for me personally, but good for kids. I'd say an 8 for ages 8-10
2007-05-15*
4
Apr 2007*
7.040
Plays: 1
Decent mechanics, but drags on past the point at which it entertains.
2007-04-02*
4
Jun 2007*
5.587
Plays: 1
rating after one half play. Graphic design is woefully bad.
2007-06-21*
6
Apr 2014
6.592
Plays: 2
2
Mar 2008*
4.154
Originally a brainwashing tool to help goad children towards the traditional American definition of success. Alright, maybe not, but that's what it feels like.
2008-03-03*
Gammarauders (1987)
5
Jan 2010
5.557
Gemblo (2005)
8
Oct 2008*
6.277
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
One of the best spacial relation games.
2007-04-02*
Get Bit! (2007)
7
Jan 2010
6.118
Get the Goods (aka Gloria Picktoria) (1996)
5
Mar 2007*
6.019
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
it's interesting to see where Alan's game designs have evolved from.
2007-03-31*
3
May 2007*
5.428
Plays: 1
A three for me, probably a 7 for kids between 5 & 10.
2007-05-24*
Ghost Stories (2008)
8
Jan 2010
7.271
Prev. Owned
I enjoyed this game a great deal when I played it, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
2008-07-06*
GiftTRAP (2006)
7
Jan 2010
6.195
GIPF (1997)
8
Feb 2011
6.675
Owned
Plays: 3
6
Jan 2006*
5.724
Owned
Glory to Rome (2005)
7
Jan 2006*
7.363
Plays: 1
Neat game, with excellent card multi tasking. It could use better orgnized rules and a complete graphic makeover.
2006-01-12*
Go (-2200)
9
Oct 2008*
7.455
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Plays: 2
Only played it a few times, and was skunked. I suppose I should play some more and learn how not to make an idiot out of myself.
It might be a good game to teach Danny, that we could learn together.
2005-12-22*
3
Nov 2010
4.444
Prev. Owned
Very light children's card game. Very little skill required but a great intro to card games for young kids.
2010-11-30
8
Jun 2014
5.947
Owned
8
Dec 2015
6.519
Owned
Plays: 1
This is a neat game. I like the tech development, and the variety of people, building, and victory points, for each age.
2015-12-28
6
Jan 2013
6.250
Plays: 1
In The Golden City event cards are flipped up each turn tell you what two scoring opportunities will be available on that turn. One scoring opportunity will be from location of buildings and the other from good cards acquired.

Players claim location cards which will allow you to choose where to build. (There is some possible conflict here, and is one of the more engaging mechanisms.)

Then players build and gain the resources on the spaces on which they have constructed. (Building in some locations requires a special, limited availability, item acquired from other select build locations.)

To win you need to get the right goods early. Control map choke points limiting the ability for other players to build where they want, and get to the center of the board before other players so you can get the bonus points. Being in a position to take advantage of the scoring cards, and get the market leader for those scoring opportunities seems to be nearly as much luck as skill.
2013-01-31
Goldland (2002)
4
Jul 2012
6.233
Plays: 1
5
Jan 2010
5.512
Prev. Owned
Another strong party game that will come out for parties or family gatherings. Down time is almost non existent with All the players participating each turn. Can be scaled in difficulty FOR EACH PLAYER in recognition of differing ages/skill levels. The version I have comes in a cool metal box that might be tough to shelve with other games.
2008-01-10*
2
Dec 2005*
5.299
With a little more playtesting and development this could have been a fun game.
2005-12-24*
7
Jan 2016
6.606
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
El Grande (1995)
8
Oct 2008*
7.709
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Grass (1980)
6
Apr 2007*
5.697
Owned
Prev. Owned
Fun, light, screw your neighbor.

Great container(hemp bag), suck rules presentation.
2007-04-02*
5
Dec 2005*
5.591
5
Dec 2005*
5.666
7
May 2007*
5.650
Plays: 1
A fun game that turns out to be a little deeper than it seems at the start.
2007-05-15*
4
Oct 2008*
6.364
Owned
Prev. Owned
I'd always heard this was a redevelopment of a game called asshole.
2006-01-01*
8
Jul 2013
6.446
Plays: 1
A tight little pickup and deliver game where the other players have a significant impact on your game experience. There is a lot of game in a small box and if you are interested in pick up and deliver this is a must have.
2013-07-01
6
Jun 2007*
5.768
Plays: 1
Robo Rally meets Silent Death
2007-06-21*
Gridstones (2008)
6
Aug 2011
5.560
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
Looks interesting, I'd like to give this a play.
2008-11-07*
7
Oct 2005*
5.836
Owned
Fast and fun. Like in the comics, It captures Groo's devistating impact wherever he goes.
2005-10-19*
7
Dec 2005*
5.854
Owned
more of the same as the base game
2005-12-03*
7
Mar 2008*
5.499
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Plays: 1
A fun bluffing game. It could use a graphics refit and a better presented English rules book.
2008-03-24*
5
Oct 2014
5.728
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Great take that game for kids and families. Love the art, the metal tin, and the flow of the game. The cards seem to be very high quality.
2011-09-14
Guildhall (2012)
5
Feb 2014
6.736
Plays: 2
Guillotine (1998)
5
Jan 2010
6.440
Prev. Owned
Gulo Gulo (2003)
7
Jan 2008*
6.558
Plays: 1
Nice game, 7 for me. Playing with kids I'd bump it to a 9.
2008-01-08*
Hacienda (2005)
7
Oct 2008*
6.730
Plays: 5
Find your focus and dive into it.
2007-03-27*
Hacker (1992)
4
Oct 2008*
5.614
Prev. Owned
I loved this game when it was released, but it has been nearly seven years since it has graced my game table. I'd like to play it again and see how much my rating changes.
2007-03-31*
Hameln (2006)
6
Jan 2010
5.619
6
Feb 2007*
7.173
Plays: 1
First play was kinda rough, but I'd try it again. It just seems to take a long time for a two player game.
2007-02-21*
Hamsterrolle (2000)
7
Jan 2010
6.418
Hansa (2004)
6
Jan 2010
6.716
Hard Vacuum (2000)
7
Jan 2006*
5.675
Prev. Owned
Sci Fi Box 1
2006-01-01*
7
Jan 2006*
6.103
Plays: 1
Le Havre (2008)
7
Oct 2010
7.858
Plays: 1
4
Jan 2010
5.466
Prev. Owned
5
Jan 2010
5.451
Prev. Owned
5
Jan 2010
5.457
Prev. Owned
Heroes Wanted (2014)
5
Sep 2014
6.329
Plays: 1
HeroQuest (1989)
8
Dec 2005*
6.723
Owned
I've enjoyed the heck out of this game.
2005-12-04*
6
Jan 2010
6.152
Owned
6
Jun 2008*
6.342
Owned
Not tough enough if they are already leveled up from the base game.
2008-06-29*
6
Jun 2008*
6.338
Owned
7
Jan 2010
6.449
Owned
8
Jan 2010
7.152
Owned
8
Jan 2010
6.971
Owned
Hex Hex (2003)
5
May 2011
5.705
Plays: 4
7
Jan 2010
6.727
Plays: 6
Players reduce the game board as they score points based on the position they move from. Interaction revolves around blocking access to prime scoring tiles and trapping opponents on isolated tiles.

Movement reminds me of Ricochet Robots but with more control. Very engaging.

Box is way too big, but it might be fun to combine two sets or create special effect tiles.
2011-02-05
Hibernia (2009)
7
Jun 2014
5.649
Owned
Plays: 1
After one play, I like it. Rules book I have is easy to read.
2012-02-12
5
Feb 2012
5.683
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
The more I play this game the less I like it.
2012-02-29
High Society (1995)
5
May 2006*
6.584
Plays: 1
eh, not bad.
2006-05-09*
Himalaya (2002)
8
Oct 2008*
6.610
Hispaniola (2004)
4
Jun 2007*
5.431
Plays: 1
Like a better version of Jolly Roger, but who really needs a pirate themed trick taking game?
2007-06-21*
Hisss (2001)
2
Jan 2010
5.538
Rating is for my play enjoyment, not based on target audience.
2010-06-22
Hive (2001)
9
Mar 2014
7.245
Plays: 13
5
Oct 2008*
5.529
Prev. Owned
eh. some novel concepts for a "move around the world and adventure" game. Or at least they were novel when they came out.
2005-10-04*
Hoity Toity (1990)
8
Oct 2008*
6.384
Owned
Plays: 2
7
Jan 2010
5.874
ImageID 140246
3
May 2007*
N/A
Owned
I've had this game for nearly 15 years, it amuses me that someone made a fancy version of it.
2007-05-05*
Hot Tin Roof (2014)
8
May 2014
5.623
Owned
Plays: 1
5
Oct 2008*
N/A
Who cares about the games? I just want copies of the cassettes. I'd love digital copies of the cassettes on CD or something.
2005-12-20*
6
Jun 2014
N/A
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Icehouse (1989)
7
Dec 2005*
5.982
Owned
Plays: 1
Very interesting box, and a great variety of games to be payed from that bits provided.
2005-12-03*
7
Jan 2010
5.835
4
Oct 2008*
5.515
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
graphically flat, choices minimal, game play is shallow, and overal experience is very monotonous. The Igor effects from the die roll are borringly repetitive.
2006-01-29*
Iliad (2006)
5
May 2007*
6.229
Plays: 1
Play experience I had took forever. Stupid table talk.
2007-05-11*
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