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Rating
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Comment
First Edition
Year: 1998
6
Sep 2015
5.819
Owned
Plays: 5
I good intro to 1830-branch of 18xx games; more diversity than I originally thought. Recommended with the cotton-port variant: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/603446/18ga
2011-07-14
Warfrog First English Edition
Year: 2003
6
Feb 2012
6.505
Owned
Plays: 5
I've only played Ireland so far with 3-players. To spice it up, sub Japan Bullet Train action for Irish Locomotive...

After a few games, I'm happy sticking with a fully defeatured locomotive for 3-players. I've also grown to hate the De-urbanization action - too ornery and nasty. I do want to try Ireland with 4-players though.
2010-07-29
ImageID 146415
Publisher: Warfrog Games
Year: 2004
Language: English
6
Jan 2010*
6.058
Owned
Plays: 2
France is good as a beginner map and Italy is ok as a 3-player.
2007-12-11*
Steam Brothers Edition
Year: 2007
6
Jan 2010*
5.656
Owned
Plays: 1
I've played Austria and it is interesting. A very tight map means early mistakes are difficult to recover. Turn order mechanism makes it feel a lot like chess.
2008-06-19*
Bezier Games edition 2007
Year: 2007
6
Feb 2012
5.995
Owned
Plays: 8
Barbados - as a 1-player map, replayability may be low, but cube randomness makes it unique every time. Action selection restrictions make for some interesting strategic planning.

St. Lucia - an excellent 2-player map. A very different game with goods starting on every plains and river hex, no goods growth, and a large number of 'stubs' abandoned after moving the goods from those hexes.
2010-10-19
English first edition
Year: 2012
6
Jan 2013
7.349
Owned
Plays: 1
Agricola:ACBaS is a stripped down version of Agricola for two. Streamlined, simplified, no luck, and no food or feeding, just optimizing of farmland and animals. With such a quick playtime, this a pretty good filler. I could see it getting pretty stale but my wife enjoys it.
2013-01-28
Z-Man English edition
Year: 2010
6
Dec 2011
7.173
Owned
Plays: 3
Manage resources, convert to cash, convert to VPs; engine optimization, little player interaction, luck of the draw to boot. I want to like this game but it is too tedious.
2011-12-14
Carcassonne (2000)
5.5
Feb 2012
7.339
Owned
Plays: 4
A great game for all ages; especially good for 2-players.
2011-02-21
Rio Grande English edition 2008
Year: 2008
5.5
Feb 2012
6.563
Owned
Plays: 3
Cartagena is a good game, especially for children. While the theme is tacked on, it interests my young son while giving him some good choices to make. Light and quick, but a lot of fun.
2010-02-16
Chess (1475)
6
Feb 2012
6.940
Plays: 1
Second Edition
Year: 2006
5.5
Feb 2012
7.549
Prev. Owned
Plays: 11
I'm not into wargames. I guess I haven't played many wargames, but I don't have any desire to.
But this game is pretty fun for 2 players when in the right mood and under time constraints.
2010-01-18
English first edition
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2012
7.716
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Dominant Species is an epic area control and worker placement game. It's very tactical as you don't know what elements and cards will be coming next turn which I suspect may be its downfall.

The game is quite long and bad for players with AP. The randomness of the card and chit draws and lack of ability to forward-plan is a major drawback. However, the game is engaging and there is high player interaction.
2010-12-09
English edition
Year: 2005
5.5
Feb 2012
6.425
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Nothing like Settlers, but rather a city building/area control, dicefest.
2011-05-04
English first edition
Year: 2012
6
Feb 2014
5.684
Owned
Plays: 2
A pleasant distraction. Nicely streamlined version of Empire Builder. Fun with the kids.
2014-02-28
Euchre (1848)
6
Jan 2010*
6.311
Plays: 12
Played euchre almost everyday at lunch for a couple years in high school. Usually reserved for casual games after dinner with friends nowadays.
2008-11-17*
6
Jan 2012
7.226
Plays: 13
This is a deck-building game of expansion, resource management and war. Broken? Maybe. But there's definitely some standard openings / strategies.
2012-01-20
5.5
Nov 2013
7.100
Plays: 3
I love Firefly and have a lot of fun playing this but being objective, the game has a lot of luck of the dice and luck of the draw. A lot. There's a lot of busy work but really, very few decisions.
2013-11-08
Rio Grande English First Edition
Year: 2010
6
Jan 2013
7.168
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Glen More is a resource management, tile-laying eurogame with a neat little market mechanism and a novel turn-order mechanism. The game scales well between player counts with the ghost player die an interesting mechanism to balance the lower player counts.

The quick playtime is the redeeming factor here; there's a lot going on but not that many interesting decisions.
2013-01-02
Gobblet (2000)
6
Feb 2012
6.095
Plays: 5
Connect-4 type abstract where players can cover smaller pieces. Memory plays a big part.
2012-02-26
First Edition
Year: 2007
6
Feb 2012
6.736
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Hamburgum uses the rondel action-selection mechanism but suffers from low-player interaction. Working the ships (impacting players' ability to sell for maximum market demand) is a very interesting aspect and I wish it had more impact on the game.
2010-03-30
Mayfair English edition 2005
Year: 2005
6
Feb 2012
6.721
Owned
Plays: 2
A quick and fun puzzle game where you can block and trap other players. This is a great family game and my 7-yr old enjoys it.
2011-01-21
English first edition
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2012
7.121
Owned
Plays: 4
Innovation is a clever card game where the cards played in front of you represent technological advances that give you advantages in some respects. You can invoke the power of a technology (dogma) and the player with the most of the representative symbol takes advantage of said power benefiting himself or directly impacting other players.

You really need to know all the cards well and which pair well together. I find it difficult to plan a long term strategy and often the more tactical player, not stuck on any one path will be successful. I'm always building a big infrastructure with grandiose plans while others are scoring and pushing the game to end quickly. Also, the higher player count, the more chaotic the game is. Quite good for 2-players though.
2010-09-03
Lost Cities (1999)
6
Jan 2013
7.044
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 1997
6
Feb 2012
6.665
Prev. Owned
Simple area control but interesting auction mechanic.
2011-08-05
Print & Play basic edition
Year: 2005
6
Feb 2012
5.931
Owned
A tough, solitaire, civ game. Frustrating, but a lot of fun too.
2009-08-06
Lookout games edition
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2012
6.380
Owned
Plays: 4
18xx with no teeth.
2010-12-24
German / English First edition
Year: 2010
6
Feb 2012
5.712
Owned
Plays: 2
Eagle Games First Edition
Year: 2008
5.5
Feb 2012
7.270
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Tighter than RRT and better gameplay. I wish they would get those colours right!
2008-06-12*
Mayfair Third Edition
Year: 1998
5.5
Nov 2008*
7.020
Owned
Minor changes to vanilla Settlers, with interesting twists and variations. A good expansion.
2006-12-27*
Show Business (2010)
6
Nov 2010
5.591
Plays: 1
Don't let the light-hearted and fun theme fool you, Show Business is a serious game with a lot going on. Unfortunately, I think the card draws add too much luck for a game this big.

(PS> I have to echo CortexBomb's recommendation - get the sea-shanty guy in the hip hop band!)
2010-11-07
English first edition
Year: 2012
6
Dec 2012
7.702
Owned
Plays: 7
OK not a lot of strategy here, but not a bad tactical wargame. The streamlined implementation is good and makes for quick games. A lot of fun with my 9-yr old.
2012-12-22
English first edition
Year: 2009
6
Jul 2011
6.307
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Interesting way of adding a stock game to Steam base but there are some balance issues and randomness that make this flop.
2011-07-20
Warfrog Games Treefrog Line edition
Year: 2008
6
Jan 2010*
6.562
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
The nature of rules like payouts only based on shares purchased the current turn, and the disjointed phases of the game, limit long-term strategy and make this really a bland tactical exercise.
2012-02-26
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Year: 2007
Language: English
Other: First Eagle Games printing w/ third Eagle Games printing cards and player boards
5.5
Feb 2016
8.016
Owned
Plays: 711
It's clear to me that there are many false choices in the game; there appear to be many options when, in fact, there are few. Get your science up and focus on military. It's that simple. It's fun to explore the different paths, but after a few hundred plays, it comes down to 'get your military up and plan for war with the leader.' As a result, luck of the draw is worse than it initially may appear.

It scales well though the 2-player (2 - 2.5 hrs) is very different than 4-player (4+ hrs).

2014-11-07
English second edition 2004 with SdJ
Year: 2004
5.5
Feb 2012
7.408
Owned
Plays: 4
Reserved for real non-gamers (in-laws, etc.) and 2-player with my wife.
2008-01-09*
Limited edition tin box
Year: 2006
6
Jan 2010*
7.753
Owned
Only play TtR with this expansion.
2007-02-06*
English second edition
Year: 2008
5.5
Feb 2012
6.517
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Card drafting and hand management but no "trading".
2010-10-19
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