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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
51st State (2010)
7
Nov 2011
6.612
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
7 Wonders (2010)
8
Dec 2010
7.798
Owned
Plays: 26
I like it better than Race for the Galaxy for sure. It has a much more strategic feel; it seems like there are truly multiple ways to victory that you can work towards.
2011-02-17
Alhambra (2003)
6
Dec 2010
6.969
Owned
Want To Play
I think it is an excellent family game, but the hardcore gamer in me is liking it less and less the more I play it.
2009-03-20
8
Sep 2011
6.149
Owned
Plays: 7
Very interesting, and the factions are VERY different. A unique game, I know of nothing similar.
2012-03-22
English first edition
Year: 1987
N/A
5.538
Owned
For Trade
English first edition
Year: 1987
N/A
5.538
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.529
Owned
For Trade
Out of the Box box edition
Year: 2002
3
Dec 2010
5.793
Owned
For Trade
Any game that you can play in under 5 minutes and still have some fun can't be all bad.
2007-12-12*
Fantasy Flight English Edition
Year: 2006
7
Feb 2011
6.901
Owned
I love this game, but still haven't figured out the strategy. Spread contributions out, or concentrate? Go for scales, or not? Use all your cards or save some? I've played a number of times now and still don't have a feel for it.
2007-12-12*
Fantasy Flight Print and Play download
Year: 2006
N/A
6.179
Owned
Bohnanza (1997)
8
Jul 2009*
7.013
Owned
Plays: 1
I expected silly. I got silly theme, but very interesting game play. There is a lot of thinking that goes into playing this game well.
2008-03-07*
Bora Bora (2013)
8
Jan 2015
7.380
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
Byzantium (2005)
7
Dec 2014
6.327
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
8
Mar 2015
7.943
Owned
Want To Play
8
Dec 2010
6.674
Owned
Plays: 13
While the game is simple, this game really gets me thinking. It has just the right mix of available and secret information. The end comes up FAST!
2011-06-12
Days of Wonder English Edition
Year: 2007
8
Aug 2010
6.994
Owned
Plays: 6
This is a great looking game, but beneath the cool bits is a fun auction/set making game. I've now seen at least two different viable strategies in the game, so it has even more depth than I thought it might.
2011-01-01
7
Nov 2011
6.942
Owned
Plays: 9
I'm calling it a 7 for now, because the two player games have been a bit one-sided. But the three player game was an 8.
2011-11-06
9
Oct 2014
7.725
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 7
It's three hours long, so it probably won't ever be a top game for me simply because I would so rarely be able to play it. However, of all the multi-player long games I know of (Twilight Imperium, Game of Thrones, etc.), this one is the best. I really, really, enjoy this game, even though my brain hurts and it frustrates me no end.
2011-10-19
English first edition
Year: 2008
8
Oct 2014
7.693
Owned
Plays: 79
Probably the best card game ever made. Now that I have played a LOT, I find that the game with just the base set has finally (after playing literally hundreds of times) gotten a bit stale. This is no criticism of the game, in fact it's a testimonial to how good it is. But I have reached the point where I need to throw in Intrigue for it to still be totally fun. Intrigue, mind you; I haven't even begun to plumb the depths of enjoyment of the other expansions.
2011-06-02
6
Jun 2011
6.798
Owned
8
Jun 2011
6.871
Owned
N/A
6.806
Owned
Dungeon Lords (2009)
7
Nov 2011
7.335
Owned
Plays: 5
Asmodee English Edition First Printing
Year: 2005
8
Feb 2011
6.677
Owned
Plays: 7
I love the fact that this game has almost no random elements, except for the initial placement of the 8 boards. And yet, it doesn't feel abstract at all, even though it really is very abstract. Only French version for Trade, not English.
2011-02-11
8
Sep 2011
6.457
Owned
Rating after one play. Really nothing not to like. More of the same, but good more of the same.
2011-09-11
Eclipse (2011)
8
Oct 2014
7.936
Owned
Plays: 5
N/A
5.640
Owned
For Trade
N/A
N/A
Owned
Glory to Rome (2005)
9
Apr 2011
7.382
Owned
Plays: 155
Despite the fact that the art is just better than Munchkin level, the game itself is really very deep and strategic, just like the box asserts. It's now in my top ten, after more plays.
2011-09-29
9
Mar 2015
5.869
Owned
9
Mar 2015
6.008
Owned
Command Magazine edition
Year: 1999
6
Jun 2009*
N/A
Owned
For Trade
Only played once. Typical wargame faire. I only played it because I own it, but I would play it again.
2009-08-05
6
Feb 2011
6.675
Owned
For Trade
I like it, but it could be more elegant. All the bits seem sort of randomly thrown in. The aging mechanic is cool, though.
2010-05-14
Innovation (2010)
7
Jan 2012
7.138
Owned
Plays: 30
I've played it a lot now, and like it a lot. With four players, the end game is very random, but with two players I think it is a very solid game.
2011-11-25
Rio Grande edition
Year: 2004
7
Aug 2011
6.946
Owned
Theme is usually not that important to me, but in this case, I really like the theme, and tips an otherwise ok game into the pretty neat category. Cries of "Jambo" fill our house whenever we play. And we play a lot; I think it i my 13 year old daughter's favorite game.
2010-07-05
London (2010)
8
Feb 2011
7.205
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 3
It reminds me a lot of Race for the Galaxy, except without the "race" feel. I think I like it better than Race, even though in my first game I forgot that you took poverty for every card in your hand at the end...lost 21 points!
2015-01-02
8
Jun 2011
7.456
Owned
Plays: 24
I'm convinced...this is the new Thunderstone for me in terms of a strong desire to buy up all the cards I can. This is a fantastic coop game; deep, very evocative, and tense. Difficulty 4 on the 2nd Scenario has proved to be difficult indeed with the starter decks.
2011-07-26
N/A
6.546
Owned
N/A
6.739
Owned
N/A
6.407
Owned
N/A
6.362
Owned
N/A
6.604
Owned
7
Oct 2014
7.709
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 5
KOSMOS/Rio Grande English first edition
Year: 1999
8
Dec 2009*
7.042
Owned
Excellent quick two player card game. Every game includes some hard choices.
2009-12-06
8
Oct 2014
7.965
Owned
Plays: 7
Parker English First Edition
Year: 1970
3
Jul 2009*
5.437
Owned
What I'd like to do sometime is come up with a totally different game that uses the same pieces as Masterpiece, but is actually a game worth playing. Until then, it will continue to gain dust on the shelf, more a collectible than a game.
2009-06-22
Parker Brothers edition 1971
Year: 1971
4
Jan 2010
5.598
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2005
7
Jul 2009*
6.696
Owned
It is sort of a mish mash of different things, but good looking and requires thought. The more I play this game, the more I like it, and the less I know about how to win it.
2009-07-10
English edition 2.5
Year: 2008
8
Apr 2011
7.224
Owned
Plays: 1
Just about the most unique game I own. The cycle of buildup followed by battle is fascinating, as is trying to visualize the patterns forming on the board.
2010-01-20
Rio Grande Games English Edition
Year: 2007
9
Feb 2011
7.266
Owned
Plays: 5
This is a game where every choice you make seems to make a big difference. Simpler than Puerto Rico or Louis XIV, both of which it feels a bit like while playing, and with less player confrontration than in either of those games. It also plays FAST, once you get the hang of it. Plays well at any number of players.
2008-03-05*
N/A
6.129
Owned
Want To Play
Othello (1883)
6
Mar 2008*
5.943
Owned
Easy to play against children by giving them corners to start with; give a child three corners and even the best player will have a challenging game ahead.
2008-03-07*
Pandemic (2007)
8
Dec 2010
7.585
Owned
Plays: 5
I really didn't think I would like this. Cooperative games...meh. But this one really is a lot of fun; it does a good job of building tension and making everyone think. And with 6 epidemic cards, wow, it is hard!
2009-05-20
Platsch (1996)
2
Jul 2009*
N/A
Owned
Z-man edition with DSP logo
Year: 2004
8
Aug 2009*
6.789
Owned
Plays: 1
I usually could care less about theme, but this is one game where the theme and the mechanics are thoroughly integrated in a really neat way. I love the way a whole ecology develops on the board.
2009-09-25
6
Jun 2009*
5.348
Owned
For Trade
I personally enjoyed this game, but my gaming friends and family found it too much reliant on voting for the Pope at the end. I don't sense much interest in them in playing it again.
2006-11-01*
N/A
6.193
Owned
Want To Play
English edition
Year: 1998
8
Dec 2010
7.301
Owned
Plays: 1
Definitely a thinker, not a social game. People are very quiet while playing Samurai, and there is can be a lot of analysis paralysis. But the elegance of the rules and the interesting choices to be made make it a favorite for me.
2009-06-11
Ravensburger 20th Anniversary Edition
Year: 2004
7
Dec 2007*
6.416
Owned
For Trade
I can really only play this game as Mr. X, but it is a lot of fun.
2009-06-11
Greater Than Games Enhanced Edition
Year: 2012
8
Sep 2014
7.271
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 21
7
Jan 2015
6.514
Owned
7
Mar 2015
5.931
Owned
Want To Play
N/A
6.506
Owned
Want To Play
N/A
5.840
Owned
Want To Play
English first edition
Year: 2013
8
Sep 2014
6.375
Owned
8
Sep 2014
7.281
Owned
8
Jan 2015
6.507
Owned
N/A
6.498
Owned
Want To Play
8
Jan 2015
6.566
Owned
8
Jan 2015
5.692
Owned
7
Jan 2015
6.703
Owned
8
Sep 2014
6.806
Owned
N/A
5.799
Owned
Want To Play
8
Mar 2015
6.353
Owned
Want To Play
8
Feb 2012
7.394
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 7
One of the best long games I've played in a long time. Only Dominant Species gives it a run for it's money in the "over three hours play time" category.
2012-02-06
Snow Tails (2008)
7
Aug 2011
6.765
Owned
Plays: 4
This game is much more my style than Formula De. 1st, I much prefer the "do the best with what you have" idea of cards in Snow Tails over the "gamble on the dice" idea of Formula De. 2nd, dogs and sleds are just a cool theme. I like the way the curves force you to drift, and the bonus speed mechanic adds another layer of depth.
2011-06-17
Space Alert (2008)
8
Oct 2014
7.443
Owned
Plays: 8
My favorite coop game, until Sentinels of the Multiverse came out. It's a good thing it only lasts about 10 minutes, because otherwise the stress would cause heart attacks.
2015-01-02
4
Dec 2010
6.220
Owned
At the time, I thought this game was fantastic. As life moved on, I realized that was mostly because I hadn't actually played it very much. In the end it's a lot of effort for not much payoff.
2011-03-09
Strasbourg (2011)
6
Dec 2014
6.733
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Rio Grande English first edition
Year: 2006
8
Aug 2008*
6.968
Owned
Gorgeous looking game. Pretty abstract, but a lot of fun. One of those games where reading the rules will tell you how to play, but almost nothing about what you should actually do to win.
2009-11-26
English-title multilingual edition 2005
Year: 2005
8
Jan 2010
6.959
Owned
Plays: 3
One of my favorite abstract games. And who couldn't love those camels!
2009-06-11
Thunderstone (2009)
9
Feb 2011
6.935
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 53
I've decided I like it more than Dominion, but in a different way. Dominion is faster, and more analytical; the goal is simple. Thunderstone plays out in stages and thus feels deeper, even though it might not be. I've already purchased three expansions and counting.
2011-06-17
8
Mar 2011
5.873
Owned
8
Mar 2011
5.949
Owned
8
Mar 2011
6.928
Owned
9
Apr 2011
7.006
Owned
If you like Thunderstone, you will like Dragonspire more. 'nuff said.
2011-06-13
8
Jun 2011
6.251
Owned
8
Mar 2011
6.178
Owned
8
Apr 2012
6.554
Owned
First Printing
Year: 2010
8
Dec 2010
7.014
Owned
Well worth the cost, another set of cards greatly improves the base game, adding good variety. Some of the new monsters are VERY tough to beat. The box alone is worth $7 of the $30 I paid for it.
2010-11-11
English first edition 2004
Year: 2004
7
Dec 2010
7.418
Owned
Just about the perfect family game. Playable by almost all ages, without sacrificing enjoyablility.
2006-11-01*
Mayfair English edition 1999
Year: 1999
9
Feb 2011
7.652
Owned
Plays: 4
I've played this one enough now to know it is near the top of my list.
2009-06-11
Tobago (2009)
7
Nov 2011
6.972
Owned
Plays: 6
I wouldn't exactly call it a "deduction" game; deduction implies that there is some preexisting truth that you are deducing, and that doesn't happen in Tobago. But it is unique, and I bet it would be a fantastic family game, although I haven't played it with a family yet.
2010-03-01
Tokaido (2012)
7
Oct 2014
6.804
Owned
Plays: 4
7
Oct 2014
5.844
Owned
7 just for the monkey
2014-10-02
Command Magazine edition
Year: 1998
N/A
5.549
Owned
For Trade
Tribond (1989)
N/A
5.334
Owned
For Trade
9
Dec 2010
8.222
Owned
Plays: 4
I can see why this game has ended up as the top wargame. Game play-wise, it is very elegant and smooth, with all kinds of tough, tough choices. Theme-wise, you really feel like you are seeing the Cold War unfold on the table in front of you.
2011-06-17
N/A
6.712
Owned
Want To Play
8
Feb 2011
7.642
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Rating after one play. I enjoyed it tremendously, but wonder if it plays well multiple times. Corruption can KILL the Free Peoples...I should have figured out the average corruption before heading in to Mordor.
2011-02-22
English first edition
Year: 2015
N/A
N/A
Owned
Want To Play
Wasabi! (2008)
7
Aug 2011
6.411
Owned
Plays: 5
Rating after one play. I would probably rate this a 7 if it were just me. It's fun, and pretty to look at, but nothing particularly challenging or unique. However, it is a game both my non-gamer wife and non-gamer daughter thought looked neat, and actually wanted to play. For that, it gets an 8.
2011-06-13
7
Oct 2014
5.794
Owned
Plays: 3
7
Oct 2014
5.606
Owned
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