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Rating
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Plays
Comment
7
Jan 2010
6.189
Prev. Owned
7
Sep 2013
6.808
Plays: 1
Ablaze! (2010)
7
Mar 2010
5.661
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
7
Jan 2010
6.438
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Fun game. While not deep this has enough decisions to keep it interesting.
2010-01-27
Alhambra (2003)
7
Oct 2008*
6.969
Plays: 2
Interesting diversification of costs.
2005-12-22*
7
May 2015
7.114
Amun-Re (2003)
7
Oct 2008*
7.204
Plays: 1
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
7.273
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
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*
7
Oct 2014
5.610
Prev. Owned
Want To Play
Atlantis (2009)
7
Jan 2010
6.185
Prev. Owned
7
Dec 2005*
6.148
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*
7
Jan 2010
6.382
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Blackbeard (1991)
7
Feb 2007*
5.996
Not the fastest playing pirate game, but probably the best pirate simulation.
2007-02-14*
Blokus (2000)
7
Oct 2008*
6.901
Fast and fun. While I like this I prefer Gemblo.
2007-04-02*
Bullfrogs (2015)
7
Mar 2015
5.896
Plays: 1
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
7
May 2015
6.595
Owned
Plays: 7
El Caballero (1998)
7
Dec 2005*
6.157
Prev. Owned
Camel Up (2014)
7
Apr 2015
6.860
Plays: 4
7
May 2011
6.499
Plays: 1
Castle Keep (2005)
7
Jan 2010
5.570
Owned
Plays: 3
7
Dec 2005*
N/A
Owned
Castle Panic (2009)
7
Jan 2010
6.597
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*
7.218
Owned
Plays: 2
English Deluxe edition 2009 with Plus
Year: 2009
7
Jan 2010
5.642
Owned
7
Jul 2012
6.475
Owned
For Trade
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
Cheaty Mages! (2008)
7
Jan 2014
6.087
Owned
Plays: 2
City of Chaos (1996)
7
Jan 2010
5.717
Cluzzle (2004)
7
Jan 2010
5.903
Prev. Owned
7
Mar 2009*
6.661
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*
Coup (2012)
7
Jan 2014
7.113
Owned
Plays: 2
Crows (2010)
7
Feb 2012
5.909
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
6.632
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
7
Dec 2005*
6.237
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*
7
Dec 2011
6.942
Owned
Plays: 7
Fairly chaotic game with simple mechanisms. The game play is between players, not fighting with clunky rules.
2011-12-22
7
May 2010
N/A
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
Dream Factory (2000)
7
Jan 2010
6.883
7
Jan 2010
6.677
Owned
7
Jan 2010
6.592
Owned
7
Oct 2010
6.804
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
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
6.938
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Plays: 1
Elfenroads (1992)
7
Oct 2008*
5.901
This game might be fun to play with the kid.
2005-12-22*
7
Mar 2007*
5.839
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*
Eruption (2011)
7
Oct 2011
5.839
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
7
Feb 2007*
5.631
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*
Five Tribes (2014)
7
Apr 2015
7.574
Plays: 1
Mechanically rich point salad game. Very engaging.
2015-04-12
7
Sep 2012
7.211
Plays: 1
For Sale (1997)
7
Dec 2005*
7.110
Fun game, can be played with non gamers.
2005-12-22*
7
Jan 2014
7.234
Plays: 5
Formula Dé (1991)
7
Apr 2009*
6.824
Plays: 1
Roll your dice, move your mice...er cars.
2005-12-22*
Die Fugger (2003)
7
May 2006*
5.968
Plays: 1
great fun for the time.
2006-05-09*
Get Bit! (2007)
7
Jan 2010
6.132
GiftTRAP (2006)
7
Jan 2010
6.222
Glory to Rome (2005)
7
Jan 2006*
7.382
Plays: 1
Neat game, with excellent card multi tasking. It could use better orgnized rules and a complete graphic makeover.
2006-01-12*
7
May 2007*
5.654
Plays: 1
A fun game that turns out to be a little deeper than it seems at the start.
2007-05-15*
7
Oct 2005*
5.849
Owned
Fast and fun. Like in the comics, It captures Groo's devistating impact wherever he goes.
2005-10-19*
7
Dec 2005*
5.875
Owned
more of the same as the base game
2005-12-03*
7
Mar 2008*
5.500
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*
Gulo Gulo (2003)
7
Jan 2008*
6.583
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*
6.750
Plays: 5
Find your focus and dive into it.
2007-03-27*
Hamsterrolle (2000)
7
Jan 2010
6.437
Hard Vacuum (2000)
7
Jan 2006*
5.683
Prev. Owned
Sci Fi Box 1
2006-01-01*
7
Jan 2006*
6.134
Plays: 1
Le Havre (2008)
7
Oct 2010
7.887
Plays: 1
7
Jan 2010
6.472
Owned
7
Jan 2010
6.750
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
5.670
Owned
Plays: 1
After one play, I like it. Rules book I have is easy to read.
2012-02-12
7
Jan 2010
5.904
Icehouse (1989)
7
Dec 2005*
6.000
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
5.857
7
Jan 2015
7.448
Plays: 1
Ingenious (2004)
7
Oct 2008*
7.109
Prev. Owned
Jamaica (2007)
7
Dec 2014
6.894
Owned
Thank you Secret Santa! Even though it was delivered to the wrong place it made it here safe. (The label was correct, the person who delivered it was an idiot.)
2008-01-08*
Kahuna (1998)
7
Dec 2005*
6.502
Owned
Fun two player game with a bit of randomness, but not too much.
2005-12-04*
7
Jun 2007*
6.311
Plays: 6
Lascaux (2007)
7
Jan 2009*
5.975
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
A nice auction/press your luck/set collection game. Very pretty.
2009-01-11*
7
Jan 2010
5.614
Prev. Owned
Liberté (2001)
7
Feb 2012
6.765
Owned
Plays: 1
Quick with multiple choices & paths to victory. Best overall play can be thwarted by quick thinking. Seems like it would be rewarded by multiple plays.
2012-02-21
London (2010)
7
Jun 2013
7.205
Owned
Plays: 1
Loot (1992)
7
Sep 2007*
6.183
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Die Macher (1986)
7
Apr 2007*
7.369
Plays: 1
Not a bad game, but it requires a great deal of micromanagement - the kind of micromanagement that makes you wonder what exactly you were doing when it was all over. Perhaps with more plays it's secrets will be revealed. The big key seems to be when to spend your money, encourage the others to spend loads of theirs and make sure you have a big handfull of cash for the last three auctions - you want to be able to prevent anyone from getting two out of those final three auctions.

I'm still not exactly sure how I won the one game I played.
2007-04-02*
7
Jan 2010
7.308
Owned
Prev. Owned
Mare Nostrum (2003)
7
Nov 2005*
6.485
I had fun playing this game, I'd play it again. There is a good division of labor, where depending how strong your position is the more titles you are likely to have.
2005-11-26*
7
Nov 2005*
6.504
Don't use the expanded board with only four players
2005-11-26*
Melee (1977)
7
Feb 2007*
6.022
Prev. Owned
Simple hack-n-slash. Good carnage, good fun.
2007-02-28*
7
Apr 2007*
6.325
Mondo (2011)
7
Jul 2012
6.353
Plays: 1
Monstermaler (2006)
7
Mar 2007*
5.684
Owned
Plays: 1
With the right group, this game is a ton of fun.
2007-03-31*
Mr. Jack (2006)
7
Jan 2010
7.001
7
Jun 2007*
6.239
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 4
Fast playing and pretty well balanced.
2007-06-21*
Mykerinos (2006)
7
Apr 2007*
6.678
Nexus Ops (2005)
7
Mar 2007*
7.101
Owned
Plays: 11
Even though this game makes no sense at all, game play is neat. Don't let the center tower remain in your opponents control.
2007-03-20*
Niagara (2004)
7
Dec 2014
6.430
Owned
Plays: 3
Wow, good fun. I could play this with family and gamers alike.
2008-01-08*
Nightfall (2011)
7
Nov 2011
6.404
Plays: 2
Much more interaction than most deck building games. Still has fast metabolism because resources are use'em or lose them each turn. Chaining mechanism is interesting and the heart and soul of this game, and will keep me from every being truly great at this game.
2011-11-30
7
Apr 2011
6.393
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
Interesting game premise, un-played it reminds me of the Sanctuary board game from years ago.

Problems: Box doesn't close all the way, graphics are a throwback to the days before Settlers of Catan. I've seen lots of complaints about the rulebook.
2010-03-24
7
Jan 2010
5.806
Plays: 1
7
Jan 2012
6.302
Owned
Plays: 3
With the right group this can be an amazing amount of fun. Make sure to play up the new real-estate auctions as much as possible. This game is a great idea but the pacing on this game is very uneven.
2012-01-18
Pentago (2005)
7
Sep 2010
6.177
Owned
Power Grid (2004)
7
Apr 2009*
7.922
Owned
Plays: 5
Principato (2011)
7
Feb 2013
5.921
Plays: 1
Build up your military in an arms race or prepare to meet your secret objectives? Principato is a card game in three phases where you really must manage resource gathering and storing vs. building and paying off mercenaries. Absolutely worth a few plays.

Needed a little more graphic differentiation between the harvest and storage tiles.
2013-02-07
Quo Vadis? (1992)
ImageID 451832
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Language: English
7
Jun 2011
6.192
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
eh, an interesting voting game. Not great, but ok. I was in on the playtest of the Mayfair release.
2007-03-31*
7
Mar 2006*
6.961
Plays: 2
This game has way too much downtime, making a decent game for face to face play but great for play by mail, so I'd really give it a 6 for F2F and an 8 for PBM.
2006-03-29*
7
Jan 2010
6.228
Owned
Plays: 1
Rio Grande Multilingual edition 1999
Year: 1999
7
Jan 2010
6.796
Owned
Plays: 4
Rogue Trooper (1987)
7
Nov 2008*
5.609
Prev. Owned
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
gah, my copy exploded all over my parent's garage, and was unsalvageable. I thought the mission aspect was pretty cool!
2007-03-31*
Saboteur (2004)
7
Aug 2007*
6.581
Owned
Plays: 16
Santiago (2003)
7
Mar 2007*
6.925
Plays: 1
Santy Anno (2006)
7
Mar 2007*
5.863
Owned
Plays: 8
Requires quick thought and perception. Simultaneous play, with fastest correct deduction getting the highest points. It would have a higher rating, except it requires intense concentration and I'm not always up for that kind of game. Components are of EXCELLENT quality, and the game looks great. Sadly the pirate theme is not important to the game.
2007-03-20*
Say Anything (2008)
7
Jan 2010
6.670
Owned
Plays: 3
7
Apr 2007*
6.865
SET (1988)
7
Oct 2008*
6.341
Owned
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
yet another game that has disappeared from my collection. Twice.
Because of the competitive problem solving nature, this game is very intense.
2007-03-31*
Shark (1987)
ImageID 209732
7
Apr 2009*
6.211
Owned
Plays: 5
Avoid the Flying Turtle printing, it's board layout does not encourage interaction as much as the Ravensberger printing.
Board Game Case 6
2007-07-12*
7
Jan 2010
5.668
Prev. Owned
7
Jan 2010
6.024
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Fun game for younger kids.
2010-01-27
Sleuth (1971)
7
Nov 2010
6.483
Deductive reasoning game - fun, but success only to be had through excellent note taking. Sudoku meets Mastermind with a splash of Clue. Brain burn likely.
2010-11-29
7
Feb 2011
5.559
Plays: 4
This very streamlined print & play game can be easily assembled. Temporary coalitions form only to disintegrate when they would be most valuable. Very concentrated games play, with questionable long term replayablity.
2011-02-02
7
Mar 2007*
5.577
Owned
Prev. Owned
I've owned several copies of this game, the last two I purchased still in their shrink wrap had incomplete parts. If I find those old boxes in storage I'll actually have parts for trade.
2007-03-22*
7
Sep 2012
6.622
Owned
Plays: 1
7
May 2014
N/A
Owned
Plays: 1
The Wide to Standard gauge rails is an interesting twist, as is the smaller starting zone that opens up on turn four.
2014-05-15
Stratego (1947)
7
Oct 2008*
5.919
Prev. Owned
I used to play this with my brother all the time.
2005-12-24*
Summoner Wars (2009)
7
Jan 2011
7.101
Owned
Plays: 1
Sutter's Mill (2008)
7
Jan 2010
5.731
Owned
Plays: 2
Taj Mahal (2000)
7
Oct 2008*
7.171
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Plays: 2
On my first play I had a score of 102, so I think I like the game. The other two players had some experience and we were all shocked at my final score.
2007-02-28*
7
Oct 2008*
6.298
Prev. Owned
I have owned two different copies of this game, I think the last one was lost in Charlottesville somewhere when my stuff was in storage. It's an old school game that would be a great online game.
2005-12-22*
Tannhäuser (2007)
7
Sep 2007*
6.177
Pretty darn slick. Movement and LOS rules are clean.
2007-09-26*
7
Jan 2014
6.841
Plays: 4
7
Aug 2011
5.783
Owned
Plays: 6
7
Dec 2014
6.094
Plays: 1
An interesting fantasy poker game, like a cross between blackjack and Colossal Arena.

Between thieving from the pot, or building up your hand for successive rounds, it can sometimes benefit you to lose a hand, and that's a great element. Each hand plays quickly, and it'd be possible to keep a running tab of points/chips so games could be held over for multiple game sessions, or used as the ultimate filler.
2010-12-01
7
Jan 2010
7.050
7
Oct 2008*
7.418
Owned
Plays: 1
7
Apr 2014
5.691
Plays: 1
Game is neat, dice are still the same crappy, and inconsistent quality.
2014-04-28
7
Feb 2013
7.834
Plays: 3
Tzolkin, a worker placement where the value of the work your workers do evolves over time. As the game proceeds players advance/rotate the gears moving the workers to different action spots. Actions located "later" on the gears are more valuable, so waiting can be good, but being able to pay your workers in corn is more important.

On their turn players can either place 1(+) workers claim the work from 1(+) workers. The game ends after a revolution of the central gear. To allow for many paths to victory, and variable starting setup for each player, the game has to be a bit fiddly. There is a lot on the board, but it comes together pretty well.
2013-02-11
7
Apr 2007*
7.023
Owned
Plays: 1
Villa Paletti (2001)
7
Oct 2008*
6.310
A great "remove a block" game.
2005-12-22*
Völuspá (2012)
7
Jan 2014
6.164
Plays: 2
7
Jan 2006*
5.691
Owned
I wonder if the whiskey is any good, maybe I should drink it.
Boardgame Case 6
2006-01-02*
7
Jan 2010
6.783
Owned
Plays: 2
Not a lot of game here, but fun with the right people.
2007-12-05*
Whitewater (2012)
7
Mar 2012
5.569
Owned
Plays: 2
7
Oct 2008*
5.978
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
I like the way this game plays out, but it is not as exciting as the theme promises. Even though the base mechanics would be applicable to other themes, this is a good fit, for an age of sale game, and does not feel pasted on. It feels a little like a cross between Pirate's Cove (crew, cannon, and goods management) and Niagara (wind direction/river speed). The one thing this game lacks is the ability to actually pirate - apparently there are only as many ships in the new world as there are players, and on retrospect that seems ... odd.
2010-09-20
7
Oct 2009*
6.265
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
If you are looking for a light Cthulhu Mythos related co-op game that can be played in an overall evening of gaming, this fits the bill. I had fun playing this game.

This is not a meaty game, and it feels over produced for the content, but because I love the Cthulhu Mythos, the great production values are a great thing for me.

It really feels like this game needs expansions to provide game elements that are lacking such as diversity of resources, and special character powers.

Witch of Salem suffers from the most common co-op failure: communications prohibitions. This could be fixed.
2009-10-13
7
Oct 2013
5.827
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Wits & Wagers (2005)
7
May 2007*
6.893
Owned
The first time I played W&W I didn't really care for it that much, it seemed to lack... substance. However, we've played it several times and it really steps up to the plate for replay ability something I find most trivia games lack. Most likely it's due to the same thing I thought was a problem the first time. Games are short, bite-sized for trivia games, that still satisfy. Lending themselves to doing four or five games in a row to try and find an ultimate winner. In all, a unique play experience for trivia games.
2007-05-03*
Worm Up! (1994)
7
Oct 2008*
5.718
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Plays: 1
A neato fast game.
2007-06-21*
YARR! (2006)
7
Dec 2008*
N/A
Want To Play
Plays: 1
Played playtest for next edition. Was fun, I can't wait until the next game.
2008-12-14*
ZÈRTZ (1999)
7
May 2012
6.963
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Plays: 1
Zoon (1999)
7
Dec 2005*
5.472
Owned
Zoon is a fun two player game. The factions are entertaining and different enough that it affects the way the game plays. It could easily be adapted into a three or four player game, but if I were doing that I’d include spaces that would allow the player to change the orientation of cards for movement purposes. I think I have all the factions released in the USA, at some point I’ll trot them out and make sure they are listed here.
2005-12-05*
Zoon (1999)
7
Mar 2011
5.472
Owned
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