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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
5
Oct 2011
7.377
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
There is such a thing as a game being TOO balanced, and I think Alien Frontiers is it. The final few turns just seem too close, regardless of what has happened earlier in the game. The more I play it, the less impressed I am with it. Also, the Shipyard mechanic is just way too important in the game; if you roll no pairs for the first four turns, I truly believe you are screwed.
2011-10-24
Casino (1800)
5
Dec 2010
5.667
Probably one of the better two-player games that can be played with a standard deck of cards.
2009-06-22
5
Aug 2009*
6.851
Prev. Owned
I really don't like it with more than 4 players. It just seems too random with the dice rolls.
2009-08-05
5
Dec 2014
8.066
Plays: 1
This game is like Agricola, but with more of the stuff I don't like about Agricola.
2014-12-07
Chess (1475)
5
Jan 2010
6.947
What can I say, I just never really got into it.
2009-06-22
Diamonds (2014)
5
Dec 2014
6.570
Plays: 1
Fortress (1985)
5
Mar 2011
N/A
Plays: 1
A blast from the past game that I played for the first time 26 years after it's creation. Not quite as old school as it first seems when you pull out the dice and Ral Partha figures. At first I though, "Oh great, Talisman reprise", but it's really not bad at all. There are dice, but in the end what really matters is positioning and speed. If I'd played it in 1985, I probably would have given it a 7.
2011-03-19
5
Oct 2011
5.473
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I can't in good conscience give this game better than a 5 because it just isn't my style of game at all. In fact, if it weren't Discworld, and had a typical boring fantasy theme, I'd probably only give it a 4. Strictly as a game, it's better than Talisman, but not so much better I would get excited about it. Sort of a high rent neighbor to Talisman.

That being said, the art is great, the card quotations are funny, and my girls and I laughed like crazy while playing, especially every time the luggage ran over someone, so that's worth something.
2011-10-24
5
Nov 2009*
6.031
Prev. Owned
One of the few games I know that can be won on the first turn by the first player who takes a turn. I've seen it happen twice. I used to love it...now I find it just a bit random.
2008-03-07*
5
Dec 2010
6.218
Only played once. An old-school Games Workshop experience it was, too. I'll be interested to see what changes, if any, are made in the new version.
2009-06-11
Rack-O (1956)
5
Oct 2006*
5.558
5
Mar 2011
5.614
Prev. Owned
Rating after one play.
2011-03-09
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