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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
500 (1904)
6
Nov 2011
5.920
The best of the non-Gin Rummy variants.
2007-12-12*
Airships (2007)
6
Dec 2010
6.224
Prev. Owned
Need to play it a few more times to be sure, but I think it is a pretty good game. Not good enough to keep me from trying to trade in a math trade though. :-)
2010-11-12
Alhambra (2003)
6
Dec 2010
6.970
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
Balloon Cup (2003)
6
Mar 2011
6.561
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Rating after one play. It' VERY reminiscent of both Lost Cities and Battleline. Problem is, if I'm going to play a two player game, I'd rather play a long list of games over this one. It just doesn't seem to offer enough that is different to me.
2011-03-19
BANG! (2002)
6
Jul 2009*
6.515
If you have lots of people, and need to play a game, this one is probably a good choice. However, with less than five people, I just don't think it works.
2009-06-22
Basilica (2010)
6
May 2011
5.965
Plays: 1
Rating after one play. I feel bad about giving this game a 6. If I had played it 8 years ago, I would probably have given it an 8. The problem is, this game would always be eleventh on my list of 10 games I want to play. It's perfectly fine, and suffers more from the fact that it is coming way to late to the tile laying game party to really be the life of said party.
2011-05-28
6
Mar 2010
7.704
Plays: 1
I've played it enough now to know it just isn't my thing. It takes too long for what you get out of it.
2010-03-01
Ben Hurt (1996)
6
Dec 2009*
5.518
Prev. Owned
The race itself is pretty much all luck. The game is truly played in the auctions, by paying as little as possible for everything you get.
2007-12-24*
6
Dec 2010
6.943
Rating after 1.5 plays at GenCon 2010. The end game book is a really neat idea, but the game play up to that point seems directionless. Maybe if you played a lot you would learn the value of which floors to explore and when? I'd definitely play it again.
2010-08-11
6
Aug 2009*
6.508
Neither new component seems to add anything of interest, but they don't hurt the game either.
2009-08-05
Catan (1995)
6
Dec 2009*
7.214
Prev. Owned
The trading makes this game. The dice almost ruin it for me. I either feel like I'm winning because the dice went my way, or losing because the dice are against me.
2008-03-07*
Caylus (2005)
6
Feb 2011
7.781
I like it, don't get me wrong. Something about it just seems sort of, I don't know...sterile. It just doesn't sing for me. I think I prefer Pillars of the Earth, but couldn't put into words why.
2009-06-11
China (2005)
6
Feb 2011
6.820
Rating Based on only one play. It might grow on me with more plays. It seemed like a fun game, but it hit the same buttons for me as Ticket to Ride, so I'm not sure owning both would be worth my time and money.
2009-03-20
Citadels (2000)
6
Jan 2010
7.112
Prev. Owned
At first I really liked this game, but after more plays I like it less. I would rate the two-three player version a 7.5, but the rating drops with more players, simply because it takes so LONG to pick roles, and people sit around doing nothing far too much.
2009-06-11
6
Jan 2010
6.807
Prev. Owned
Good extra roles, and the new cards are interesting.
2009-08-05
Corsairs (2000)
6
Mar 2008*
5.737
A bit too much randomness for my taste.
2008-03-07*
6
Feb 2011
7.470
Prev. Owned
It's a fun game, but I don't think it is really my style. It's very chaotic. The Flare and Artifact cards seem to have a disproportionate impact.
2010-08-26
6
Aug 2015
6.633
Plays: 1
Diplomacy (1959)
6
Dec 2010
6.900
This one is a hard one to rate. Do I think it is a great game? Yes, one of the best many player games. Will I ever play it now that I am 40 years old, long out of college, and don't have 10 hours to spend backstabbing my friends? Not a chance.
2009-11-26
6
Jun 2011
6.797
Owned
6
Oct 2014
7.022
Plays: 2
Five Tribes (2014)
6
Dec 2014
7.602
Plays: 1
The Slave card is an example of willful ignorance, and pretty inexcusable.
2014-12-04
6
Mar 2011
6.828
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Rating after one play. I feel bad about giving this game a 6, because it really is a pretty fun little coop. The word "little" is the problem, though. It just felt like there wasn't much there, especially when compared to Pandemic. This game is very similar to Pandemic, but Pandemic isn't so much harder than this game that I can think of a situation where I wouldn't choose to play Pandemic over this one. However, maybe with more players and higher difficulty I will like it better.
2011-03-07
Formula Dé (1991)
6
Jan 2010
6.824
Prev. Owned
It's a fun, light game that has just enough decision making that I might stay interested. The sexist imagery on the Monaco board is a bit unfortunate, though.
2009-06-11
Fresco (2010)
6
Feb 2011
7.201
Prev. Owned
Because of better integration of the theme, this game seems less sterile than the similar Pillars of the Earth or Caylus, and the theme is cool. I traded it because it just didn't sing for me (and because I got something really good for it) but it is a good game. Only played as a two player game.
2010-12-01
6
Feb 2011
7.161
I've only played twice, and keep getting my behind handed to me. For some reason, in any diplomacy-based game I play, people just mistrust me big time. Ah well; it is a great game, but just takes too much time and too many people for me to rate it higher.
2009-06-11
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
Hamburgum (2007)
6
Feb 2011
6.761
Finally, a Reformation themed game!

Only played once so far, but it seemed enjoyable, with lots of interacting systems to keep track of.
2008-03-05*
6
Jul 2009*
6.101
Only played once, seemed fun, but with a LOT of randomness.
2008-03-07*
6
Feb 2011
6.674
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
Jungle Speed (1997)
6
Jul 2009*
6.488
Its fun for a party, but any game that requires me to demonstrate my non-existent dexterity is no real keeper for me.
2009-01-03*
Long Shot (2009)
6
Oct 2011
6.413
Plays: 1
Rating after one play. I would gladly play with a large group of people, or with family, but it's not something I would choose to play when I want to play a game.
2011-10-09
6
Feb 2011
6.713
Played twice, once at 15 and once at 12. Seems pretty random, and a bit easy with Sauron at those levels. The cooperative aspect is fun at the social level, and sort of dull at the game playing level.
2010-01-20
Louis XIV (2005)
6
Feb 2011
6.931
Prev. Owned
A fun game, once you get past all the fiddly bits and figure it out. Has a fair amount of strategy, but also a fair amount of luck, especially in the mission cards you draw. Not a game for people who like simplicity; my wife decided she hated it about the time I had explained the third of four different decks of cards.
2010-01-20
Memoir '44 (2004)
6
Oct 2014
7.405
6
Oct 2014
7.272
Othello (1883)
6
Mar 2008*
5.945
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*
Peloponnes (2009)
6
Mar 2011
6.776
Plays: 1
Rating after one play. My rating might go to a 7 if I played it again. It has some depth, and I like the way the scoring works, but it also really felt like something I had played before.
2011-03-07
6
Mar 2008*
6.195
Only played twice. One reviewer said that it felt like the game was playing itself, and I agree with him. Most of the time there are several equally good moves, with no real reason to pick one over the other.
2008-03-07*
6
Jun 2009*
5.350
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*
Quarriors! (2011)
6
Mar 2012
6.770
Prev. Owned
Plays: 15
Rating after two plays. It could be an 8, or it could be a 6, depending on whether it is really a very light strategy game with dice, or a random dicefest with a hint of strategy. It is a good looking game.
2011-09-11
San Juan (2004)
6
Feb 2011
7.218
Prev. Owned
I like the way, in comparison to Race for the Galaxy, that you must choose actions jointly among the players, instead of pick the thing you want from your own set of action cards. However, I think I would rather play Race over this almost every time.
2010-03-01
Fantasy Flight Silver Line Edition 2005
Year: 2005
6
Dec 2010
5.891
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Only two plays. Not a bad game, but not Knizia's best. It seems like if you get the early card drawers (either economic supremacy or a God that draws for you), you win, otherwise you lose.
2010-12-20
6
Feb 2011
6.680
Prev. Owned
Rating after one play. Reminiscent of a number of other games, with a few features that make it unique, especially the "quantized" nature of the energy and the hand limit.
2010-03-12
6
Dec 2014
7.060
Plays: 1
6
Mar 2011
6.843
Plays: 1
Rating after one play. It's a good game, but doesn't really have anything new to it, it seems to me. I can't seem myself buying it or playing it a lot, compared to other games I have. I'd rather play Notre Dame over this in every circumstance.
2011-05-27
Spyfall (2014)
6
Aug 2015
6.954
Plays: 2
Strasbourg (2011)
6
Dec 2014
6.732
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
6
Oct 2014
7.059
Prev. Owned
6
Oct 2014
7.063
Prev. Owned
6
Jan 2010
6.099
It seems interesting, but it just didn't sing for me. I can't really picture taking it off the shelf to play it given the other games I or my friends own.
2009-06-22
6
Jul 2009*
7.690
A game I would love to play occasionally, but can't imagine owning. More of an investment than a game.
2008-03-07*
6
Feb 2011
5.995
Rating based on multiple plays many years ago. I remember this as being a fun game, but difficult for the fellowship to win. The newer War of the Ring game is clearly better, but this one was very good for it's time.
2011-02-24
6
Dec 2010
6.662
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
It seemed a bit trivial to me, and the damage cards seem overly random. It is neat how the planes fly around, but I'm not sure there is enough tactical interest in it to make it worth playing often. It's no Ace of Aces, that's for sure.
2010-12-26
Witch's Brew (2008)
6
Dec 2010
6.764
Plays: 1
Rating after one play. The role selection seems cool on reading the rules, but in practice it seems too chaotic to really matter; all that really matters, I suspect, is whether the person to your left goes first, and you have little control over that.
2010-12-20
6
Dec 2010
5.953
Rating after only one play. It get an extra 1 rating just because it is so big and pretty, and sometimes you just want to play a big and pretty game. Other than that, sort of like an improved version of Talisman. I'd play it again, but I wouldn't want to play it often.
2010-12-26
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