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Title Version User
Rating
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Plays
Comment
2 de Mayo (2008)
9.8
Apr 2013
6.536
Owned
Plays: 63
Meatiest filler I have, a real gem. Only reason it's not a 10 : takes 2 players only. A very good consim euro.
2011-05-23
9.8
Apr 2013
7.704
Owned
Plays: 7
The only reason it's not a 10 : you gotta have the right crowd playing - Cylons can't be too obvious, Humans must be able to work together effectively. Have yerself a FRAKKIN GOOD TIME !!!

The best coop/hidden traitor game ever, IMHO. And the most thematically consistent game too.
2011-07-06
10
Apr 2011
7.725
Owned
Plays: 33
Gaming heaven. Will write a detailed comparison with Agricola one day. Still exploring its many facets, but already the deepest, most engaging, intense, gamer's game in years. Maybe a little too heavy for the Spiel des Jahres, but all my money says it's the best bet for the Deutsch Spiel Preis. To those who complain about the length, I say : "The longer the better! Savor the length, prolong the pleasure!" (OMG! Did that comes across so porny? Ahh, as Gordon Gekko says, "It's better than sex!")

P/S - It's so good that I made a little "expansion" for 7 players, check out my thread on that.

The best Evolution themed game, ever. IMHO American Megafauna is more educational BUT less playable.
2011-07-06
9.168
Oct 2011
5.510
Owned
Plays: 3
Hard to beat in the "addictive light filler" & "casino substitute" categories.... like your favourite sinful snacks, once you start you can't just stop at one play.
In fact I have never rated a mere card game so high (2 de Mayo is NOT a pure card game okay?) Very soon you'll find your Dominion & RFTG expansions gathering dust, so might as well sell em off & buy this! ^_^

And for the introductory RRP, it's a real steal!
2011-10-13
El Grande (1995)
9.5
May 2011
7.721
Owned
Plays: 18
Perfect area control game, innovative design. Perhaps now superseded by Dominant Species in my collection.
2011-05-22
9.5
Apr 2013
6.726
Owned
Plays: 3
The best heavy euro from Splotter since Indonesia! Cost me an arm & a leg, but finally picked this up. Tacked on theme, but innovative mechanics, asymmetrical powers, self-balancing VCs, and very well balanced despite the asymmetry. Excellent brain-burner, and highly interactive play. Oh, btw you need the right kind of gamer, too... no intellectually retarded wimps, pleeze!
2013-04-09
Indonesia (2005)
9.5
May 2011
7.208
Owned
Plays: 6
Best trading/economic game, a bit longish. Oldie but goodie.
2011-05-23
Liberté (2001)
10
Oct 2013
6.762
Owned
Plays: 3
Probably my favorite Martin Wallace game! The perfect blend of theme, history, mechanics, and gameplay! 3 possible ways to win, 2 different ways to get points... only points may not always win you the game!

As always, the hallmark of a superlative game is simple rules, and yet great strategic depth arising from the mechanics, map, different strategies, inter- & intra- faction conflicts, the co-opetition between players, and sometimes sudden, dramatic about turns.

None of your damn cube pushing, multi-level upgrading, card-drafting, dice-rolling, monster generating crap. Only the best, streamlined, finely balanced mix of faction, region, type, and timeline concentration of the cards.
2013-10-20
Neue Heimat (2007)
10
May 2011
6.083
Owned
Plays: 23
The most underrated abstract euro ever, beautifully fluid competition-cooperation game, unique mechanics, one of my favorite games for all types of gamers, very simple rules, very deep gameplay, and so meaty for a 30-minute game. Huge replayability.
2011-05-23
9.5
Mar 2013
6.658
Owned
Plays: 6
Wickedly thematic euro with a lot of interaction & "take that"! If only all the corporate climbing & backstabbing at your office were this fun... not to mention the hidden archenemy factor - so much evil goodness in one box!
2013-03-25
10
Dec 2014
6.129
Owned
Plays: 2
Great fun! Feels like Dominant Species lite. Or a non-offensive Tomorrow. Which is actually a compliment - almost no luck, no multiple action selection pawns, and... tahdah!!! it has cute, cuddly, colorful dinosaurs!
Very streamlined, easy to "get" the rules, yet a lot of variety & depth despite the fixed board & 6 staple actions. And did I mention cute dinosaurs? Darwinism in motion!
2014-12-02
10
Dec 2014
6.687
Owned
Plays: 1
A unique game which cleverly weaves mechanics & theme in an amazingly satisfying way. It fills a very unique niche - both in the historical category & in the genre. Actually it straddles and incorporates several different mechanics in a very homogeneous whole. But just don't try this with your average party gamer/noob crowd. In the planning stage, it gets so quiet you could hear a pin drop! A Thinker's Game. Deep strategy & reading your opponents. It feels almost Martin Wallace-ish.
2014-12-02
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