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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7 Wonders (2010)
8
Dec 2010
7.772
Owned
Plays: 28
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
8
Aug 2011
7.119
Want In Trade
Want To Play
Plays: 2
Rating after one play at GenCon. I liked the scoring round mechanic. May drop to a 7 if I played more.
2011-08-08
Amun-Re (2003)
8
Dec 2010
7.182
Want In Trade
Want To Play
I really like this game. It's a SERIOUS game, though...no chit chat, just people staring at the board and thinking about what to do.
2009-05-27
AquaSphere (2014)
8
Aug 2015
7.040
Owned
Want To Buy
Plays: 1
8
Sep 2011
6.084
Owned
Plays: 7
Very interesting, and the factions are VERY different. A unique game, I know of nothing similar.
2012-03-22
Battleground (2005)
8
Dec 2009*
6.237
Prev. Owned
The best set of miniatures rules I have ever played. I wish that I could have gotten it to the table more often.
2011-03-02
8
Nov 2011
7.188
Want In Trade
Want To Play
Plays: 1
I was very surprised by this game, and how much I enjoyed it on my one play so far. Thematically it is perfect, but there is actually a real game there, I think. I want to play this again soon.
2011-11-18
Bohnanza (1997)
8
Jul 2009*
7.001
Owned
Plays: 2
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
7.367
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 2
Carcassonne (2000)
8
Dec 2010
7.339
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
I love how it has two modes; social and cutthroat. The more I play it, the more I see just how cutthroat cutthroat can be!
2009-06-11
8
Aug 2009*
7.453
Excellent expansion.
2009-08-05
8
Aug 2009*
7.415
Excellent expansion.
2009-08-05
8
Aug 2009*
6.770
Prev. Owned
Much better to start than the base game.
2009-08-05
Carson City (2009)
8
Dec 2010
7.090
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Want To Play
Plays: 1
I really like it; like a non-dry, exciting version of Caylus, with cowboys! A 7 with the dice, though, the 8 is for the variant with the numbered chits for the duels.
2011-03-16
8
Mar 2015
7.985
Owned
Want To Play
8
Feb 2016
6.656
Owned
Plays: 14
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
English first edition
Year: 2008
8
Oct 2014
7.654
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
8
Jun 2011
6.841
Owned
8
Oct 2014
7.711
Plays: 2
Although there are the same number of attack cards in this set as the base set, it just seems, well, nastier, as a standalone. In combination, if you choose more attack cards it is EXTRA nasty.
2009-08-05
8
Oct 2014
7.893
A lot of very interesting cards. Not quite the heavy hitters that Intrigue brought in, but that's ok; sometimes a slower game is good too.
2010-03-01
Asmodee English Edition First Printing
Year: 2005
8
Feb 2011
6.647
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
6.401
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
7.909
Owned
Plays: 5
8
Oct 2011
7.232
Plays: 2
It might be a 9 after more plays, I certainly wanted to play it again immediately.
2015-01-02
8
Jul 2009*
6.722
Enjoyable abstract game, just about perfect to fill ten or fifteen minutes between other games.
2010-05-18
8
Oct 2014
7.252
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Want To Play
Java (2000)
8
May 2010
6.712
Want In Trade
Want To Play
Rating after one play. As good as Mexica and probably better than Tikal for me. I love the way the game looks as well.
2010-05-25
London (2010)
8
Feb 2011
7.180
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 5
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
7.455
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
KOSMOS/Rio Grande English first edition
Year: 1999
8
Dec 2009*
7.043
Owned
Excellent quick two player card game. Every game includes some hard choices.
2009-12-06
Luna (2010)
8
Apr 2012
7.015
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Want To Play
Plays: 1
8
Apr 2016
7.966
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 8
8
Jul 2009*
7.299
One of my favorite games, and just about the best game in the world for regular lunchtime play at the office. It just costs too much money!
2008-03-07*
English-only first edition
Year: 2002
8
Dec 2010
6.740
Prev. Owned
Want In Trade
It seems like a great, deep area conrol game with the interesting twist that you are also building the areas themselves as you go.
2010-12-08
Mysterium (2015)
8
Nov 2015
7.288
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Want To Play
Plays: 3
English edition 2.5
Year: 2008
8
Apr 2011
7.219
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
Ninjato (2011)
8
Sep 2011
6.811
Want In Trade
Want To Play
Plays: 1
The game looks good, and plays very well. I enjoyed it. While it takes things from a lot of other games, it's not exactly like any of them. And it's NINJAs!
2011-10-24
Pandemic (2008)
8
Dec 2010
7.586
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
Power Grid (2004)
8
Oct 2014
7.903
Want In Trade
Plays: 1
The theme is just about the most boring of any game I've played, but who cares! Its all about efficiency, I think; paying the least amount for everything you can.
2010-03-01
8
Feb 2011
6.724
Want To Play
Plays: 1
Rating after only one play. I may like this more than Power Grid, but I'd need to play a few more times. It's shorter, which is both a plus and a minus.
2011-02-15
Z-man edition with DSP logo
Year: 2004
8
Aug 2009*
6.758
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
Ra (1999)
8
Feb 2016
7.359
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Want To Play
This game is intense, serious, and excellent. Like a lot of Knizia games, it's all about the scoring.
2009-09-25
8
May 2009*
6.933
Prev. Owned
Want In Trade
I loved this game, but couldn't get anyone else to agree with me. It is VERY deep (no pun intended).
2008-03-07*
Robo Rally (1994)
8
Feb 2016
7.083
Plays: 1
One of my favorite games. Every time I play it I love it.
2010-03-01
8
Dec 2010
7.215
Prev. Owned
Plays: 14
I've played a fair amount on BSW now, and I really like this game. Pure efficiency, sort of like Power Grid in card form.
2009-09-20
English edition
Year: 1998
8
Dec 2010
7.297
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
English second edition
Year: 2012
8
Feb 2016
7.205
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 29
8
Jan 2016
5.803
8
Jan 2016
5.904
8
Sep 2014
7.169
8
Jan 2016
5.745
Owned
8
Jan 2016
6.509
Owned
Want To Play
8
Jan 2016
5.987
Owned
8
Jan 2016
5.868
8
Sep 2014
7.088
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2013
8
Sep 2014
6.473
Owned
8
Sep 2014
7.273
Owned
8
Jan 2015
6.504
Owned
8
Jan 2016
6.495
Owned
8
Jan 2016
5.812
Owned
8
Jan 2015
5.751
Owned
8
Sep 2014
6.833
Owned
8
Mar 2015
5.825
8
Feb 2012
7.362
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
Space Alert (2008)
8
Oct 2014
7.410
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
8
Sep 2015
6.901
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Want To Play
Plays: 1
I really liked this after one play. Not really a race game, which is in its favor. Felt very unique to me.
2015-09-03
Stone Age (2008)
8
Feb 2012
7.550
Plays: 1
Rio Grande English first edition
Year: 2006
8
Aug 2008*
6.955
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
6.941
Owned
Plays: 3
One of my favorite abstract games. And who couldn't love those camels!
2009-06-11
Thunderstone (2009)
8
Apr 2016
6.895
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 55
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
5.838
Owned
8
Mar 2011
5.910
Owned
8
Mar 2011
6.875
Owned
8
Jun 2011
6.205
Owned
8
Mar 2011
6.131
Owned
8
Apr 2012
6.519
Owned
First Printing
Year: 2010
8
Dec 2010
6.967
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
8
Jul 2009*
7.040
Want In Trade
Want To Play
It fills the same "head space" for me that Ticket to Ride fills, but I like it a bit more. The diminishing returns on most of the scoring opportunities is a nice touch.
2010-03-01
8
Feb 2011
7.613
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
8
Aug 2015
5.707
Owned
Plays: 3
Waving Hands (1977)
8
Jul 2009*
5.586
Played at games.ravenblack.net
2008-10-21*
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