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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
First Edition
Year: 1972
5
Jan 2013
5.569
Owned
For Trade
6
Sep 2007*
6.602
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
This has borrowed many of its mechanisms from Civilization - one might even call it a clone of Civilization - but Civilization is much better, IMHO.
2007-09-24*
N/A
5.537
Owned
For Trade
Game Only.
2012-03-05
N/A
5.572
Owned
For Trade
Ragnar Brothers First English Edition
Year: 1988
9
Jun 2012
6.160
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
I'm surprised by the rather primitive nature of the components. See my review for details: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/442581

The MMP edition takes the rating from a 9 to a 10.
2012-06-19
N/A
5.600
Owned
For Trade
5
Oct 2009*
5.621
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A great concept that doesn't really work. See my review for details: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/450546
2009-10-26
N/A
5.546
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.532
Owned
For Trade
Publisher: Decision Games (I)
6
Nov 2009*
6.045
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A good game for three players.
2008-01-30*
N/A
5.510
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.481
Owned
For Trade
TSR English Edition
Year: 1983
N/A
5.647
Owned
For Trade
2011-02-28
First Edition
Year: 2006
8
Aug 2009*
7.212
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 17
Surprisingly simple, despite 80 pages of rules.

Two copies.
2015-07-21
N/A
6.571
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.103
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.116
Owned
For Trade
6
Jan 2008*
6.377
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Initially this seems to improve Bloodbowl - but with repeated plays Bloodbowl is actually a better game without the expansion.
2008-01-29*
Blue & Gray (1975)
5
Jul 2008*
5.769
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
By today's standards, a bland ACW game.
2012-08-26
5
Jul 2008*
5.599
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
This game, and system, are really showing their age. They are okay as either a basic introduction to wargame concepts, or a quick-play game. They do not effectively simulate battles. They are fine as games.
2014-05-05
Bobby Lee (1993)
5
Jul 2008*
5.843
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
In general, I don't believe that blocks and hexes really work well togther. Block games with area movement or a point-to-point system seems to work better.
2006-08-27*
6
Oct 2009*
5.635
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Simple rules - fast moving - light on simulation.
2009-10-12
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Capitol (2001)
N/A
6.359
Owned
For Trade
Purchased via BGG - May, 2008.
2008-05-12*
Family Games first edition 1978
Year: 1978
6
Mar 2008*
6.257
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 18
I have Cathedral World. It is a fairly compact size and looks fabulous.
2008-03-29*
N/A
5.495
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.572
Owned
For Trade
Diplomacy (1959)
Publisher: Avalon Hill
6
Nov 2015
6.872
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
You don't have to tell lies when you play Diplomacy. Although many people have trouble playing against people who use honesty as their preferred method of diplomacy.
2009-06-14
Dos Rios (2004)
7
Nov 2013
6.091
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
This game is fairly aggressive and quite confrontational.
2014-03-20
6
Aug 2013
5.684
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
The basic rules are simple and work well.
2013-09-04
First edition
Year: 2005
7
Feb 2008*
6.629
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
The rulebook is a little overwhelming at first glance.
2008-02-10*
N/A
5.521
Owned
For Trade
Epic Resort (2014)
N/A
5.884
Owned
For Trade
España 1936 (2007)
7
Aug 2009*
6.236
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
There is a real learning curve for the Republican player.
2008-06-03*
N/A
5.610
Owned
For Trade
Ever Green (1999)
N/A
5.505
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2015
N/A
6.610
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2015
N/A
6.610
Owned
For Trade
Deluxe version
2016-04-04
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
5
Mar 2011
5.577
Owned
For Trade
2011-03-14
N/A
6.164
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.042
Owned
For Trade
Hellfire Pass (1985)
N/A
5.541
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.581
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.591
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.554
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.575
Owned
For Trade
Kharkov (1978)
N/A
5.653
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.613
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.659
Owned
For Trade
8
Dec 2011
7.101
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
I expected not to like it. I wanted not to like it. I was tired when I learnt it and it initially felt tedious. It is a brilliant game and a great design.
2011-12-14
N/A
5.549
Owned
For Trade
SPI First edition
Year: 1979
7
Mar 2011
5.688
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
This is an exciting and tense game. You can win as the Soviet and feel as though you have been slaughtered or lose and the German and feel quite dominant.

See my review for more details: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/172897
2011-03-20
4
May 2014
5.604
Owned
For Trade
A little bland - there are better small wargames around.
2006-02-13*
N/A
5.512
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.950
Owned
For Trade
5
Nov 2006*
5.442
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
a fun and interesting game - it is difficult to win - some unusual mechanics - a fair simulation of world politics.
2006-11-14*
7
Nov 2008*
5.798
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
This is one slick card game. After having played Avalon Hill's Naval War for some time this was a real step in the right direction. More complexity, more uncertainty and more fun.

You roll a dice to see how many action you have (Fog of War). In regards to defensive cards you can choose to play in as an area defense or keep it in your hand to stop a specific attack.

Super game for six players.

See my review for more details: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/328905
2008-05-23*
N/A
5.674
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.661
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.503
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.507
Owned
For Trade
5
Apr 2008*
5.745
Owned
For Trade
SPI Introduction to wargaming version
Year: 1979
6.5
Feb 2009*
5.817
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 13
It serves its function perfectly - it is a great game to introduce non-wargamers to wargaming. Its beauty is that there are only small forces for each side so it is easy for new-comers to deal with a smaller-than-normal number of decisions-per-turn for this type of game.

For a quite old game this plays great. There is tension due to the victory conditions - a draw is a possibility.

See my review for more details - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/623843/nw-a-gateway-warg...
2011-02-25
Oltre Mare (2004)
N/A
6.410
Owned
For Trade
Purchased from UH - March 2008.
2008-03-24*
N/A
5.943
Owned
For Trade
Purchased from UH - April, 2008.
2008-05-12*
First Edition
Year: 2006
N/A
6.172
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.722
Owned
For Trade
Other: Powder Black
6
Jun 2009*
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 7
This is a beautiful deck of cards - but how does it deserve a separate entry. It is not a game - it is a deck of cards.

As a follow up, the more I use this deck the more that I like it.

Never-the-less, read my review http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2005699#2005699 for more details.

Even now, I am working on a session report for this game.
2008-07-01*
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.947
Owned
For Trade
8
Jun 2012
6.722
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 8
This is a quick game that has a fair degree of tension in it.
2012-07-25
N/A
6.620
Owned
For Trade
Il Principe (2005)
N/A
6.054
Owned
For Trade
Purchased from UH - June, 2008.
2008-06-24*
N/A
5.510
Owned
For Trade
Red Baron (1985)
N/A
5.512
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.584
Owned
For Trade
Sam Grant (1997)
5
Aug 2008*
5.611
Owned
For Trade
If I am going to play with blocks (and I really enjoy some block games) I want area movement or point-to-point movement - hexes just don't seem to work.
2006-08-27*
N/A
5.524
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.600
Owned
For Trade
Sky Traders (2012)
N/A
5.722
Owned
For Trade
Starlord (1977)
6
Jan 2013
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
This is a super game. It has elements of Backgammon in the strategy as you try to position your space ships in such a way as to restrict the movment and production of the opponent while, at the same time, trying to maximise your own production.

See my review for more details: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/297566.
2008-03-02*
Successors (1992)
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.508
Owned
For Trade
English first edition, Third Printing
Year: 2007
8
Feb 2008*
8.228
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 20
My initial impression is that it may be quite difficult for the US to do well.

This has been confirmed upon repeated plays - but the US can win, it is just hard work.
2008-02-02*
N/A
5.496
Owned
For Trade
5
Mar 2011
5.500
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
A well designed game on an obscure period as far as wargames go.

see my review for more details: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/654942/the-sky-cannot-ha...
2011-07-25
WestFront (1992)
5
Nov 2015
5.735
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
I must be missing something here. I don't feel that hexes and blocks go together well.
2006-09-21*
N/A
5.624
Owned
For Trade
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