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Baker's Dozen (2008)
Playroom Entertainment edition 2008
Year: 2008
7
Mar 2010
6.271
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
I've been considering this one for a while. When the new Baker's Dozen version came out, I finally jumped on it. I've got plenty of games about witches and potions, but not nearly enough about food!

I think I like the variant where you deal out all the cards right at the beginning.

UPDATE AFTER SOME PLAYS: I feels a lot like a cross between Category 5 and Coloretto. It may be slightly easier to explain that those (admittedly already pretty easy) games, but I think that overall I would rather play one of those than this. However, the people I've played it with seemed to really like it. My kids especially enjoy it.
2014-11-05
Imagination English edition 2004
Year: 2004
N/A
5.419
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2012
N/A
5.950
Owned
For Trade
Black Gold (2011)
8
Mar 2015
6.222
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Black Gold is a fun design coupled with a very nice production. Each round consists of a series of market fluctuation, action card draft, board movement, investment, and auction, and it all meshes and flows quite well. The bidding can be especially vicious because winner-take-all situations are common. Timing of when to go for a big score is critical, because mistakes can be punishing. Assuming your family can handle that, this is a good family game.

Drawbacks are the game feels like it runs a bit long, largely because the rounds are fairly repetitive. If I could have only one oil-themed economic game, it would be Crude, but it would be painful to let Black Gold go. Black Gold also reminds me of Owner's Choice, a lighter game wrapped around a similar market fluctuation mechanism.

It took some thinking, but for now I believe I will be keeping this game. Given my tendency to purge a game that does not meet a very standard, that is high praise indeed. I will be curious to see how this holds up after some more plays, as I can imagine my opinion going either up or down with experience.
2015-03-01
N/A
5.483
Owned
For Trade
8
Sep 2010
6.406
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
The card drafting element makes this game for me. You need to try to build a deck that will drive your own strategy while allowing you to counter your opponent's. Not easy with only 15 cards!
2010-09-09
Rio Grande English edition 1998
Year: 1998
6
Jul 2014
6.295
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
N/A
5.680
Owned
For Trade
Dragon Master (2004)
N/A
5.523
Owned
For Trade
Dragonmaster (1981)
N/A
5.902
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.081
Owned
For Trade
Discovery Toys Edition 1988
Year: 1988
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
7
Aug 2015
6.801
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 8
A great distillation of Pandemic down to a more kid and family friendly format. Great components! Not nearly as interesting to me as Pandemic, but I give it points for being easier to get to the table with casual gamers.
2011-03-10
First edition
Year: 2006
N/A
5.765
Owned
For Trade
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2002
7
Sep 2010
5.877
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
A fun 2-player quickie! Very light, but embodies the feel of the theme very well.
2005-05-12*
I Spy Quest (2010)
N/A
N/A
For Trade
Plays: 1
Edition: Briarpatch Spanish/English

Condition: Very good
2014-08-11
First Edition
Year: 1974
6
Jan 2013
5.454
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
N/A
5.802
Owned
Prev. Owned
For Trade
Loco! (2003)
Fantasy Flight Games edition
Year: 2003
7
Sep 2010
6.331
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 11
4
Jan 2013
5.097
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 8
I loved this game when I was a kid, but not so much now.
2013-01-11
Rio Grande Second Edition
Year: 2006
9
Oct 2010
6.893
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 11
Great game - one of my favorite Knizia auction games, second only to Ra. Medici has the advantage of being easier to explain than Ra. However, Medici feels somewhat lucky with only 3 players, making Ra especially preferred with that number. Medici is overall an excellent game, but the Rio Grande edition is U-G-L-Y and it's hard to correlate the goods pyramids with the cards.

UPDATE on the new Rio Grande 2006 edition: Thank goodness. Finally, a version of Medici that doesn't make me want to gouge my eyes out. I also like the change to tiles instead of cards. If only the little sacks actually fit on the pyramid steps, I would finally be satisfied with the production.
2015-09-18
Mille Bornes (1954)
N/A
5.593
Owned
For Trade
I've enjoyed a computerized version, but haven't tried playing with my cards yet.
2005-05-12*
Neopets TCG (2003)
N/A
5.453
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Ophidian 2350 (2003)
N/A
5.542
For Trade
English Edition 2004
Year: 2004
4
Jan 2016
6.457
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
There's a lot of things going on at once with this game, but they're all manageable, and I enjoy this game very much.

UPDATE Nov 2014: I just played this game for the first time in 8 years, and I have to say I think it's been replaced in nearly every way (thematically, mechanistically) by Jamaica. One player will probably get knocked out of a game of Pirate's Cove very early on, and that may be frustrating for them. However, my kids liked it, and it still looks great,

UPDATE Jan 2016: I don't like this game. I don't enjoy the battles, win or lose. It is no fun to lose a turn or to make others lose their turns.
2016-01-19
English first edition
Year: 2012
8
Apr 2013
6.395
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2014
7
Mar 2016
7.287
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
I think I like the idea of this game more than I enjoy it in practice. I think my issue is that the incentive system for bluffing seems to be off. I will try to sneak things through because hee-hee I'm being sneaky, but I don't know that the game mechanisms really encourage that properly. I think it works better if you are making deals with the Sheriff, but even then there are better dealmaking games. I think Coup does a better job of creating a good framework for bluffing.
2016-03-15
N/A
5.683
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.743
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.652
Owned
For Trade
Street Soccer (2002)
Cwali edition
Year: 2002
8
Sep 2010
6.218
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 6
I think it will take a few more plays before I get a real feel for the strategy on this one, but so far I like it. I just wish I could have bought it for $15 instead of $25.

UPDATE May 2013: Heh, looks like I got a bargain in the long run!
2013-05-12
Stupiduel (2004)
7
Oct 2005*
5.555
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 3
An excellent game of creativity and storytelling. This is a fun way to stimulate brainstorming sessions of any kind.
2005-10-31*
U.S. Games edition
N/A
6.667
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 2009
N/A
6.273
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 4
The clickity tiles are very nice.
2015-10-13
First Edition
Year: 2005
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
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