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English first edition
Year: 1986
10
May 2010
7.344
Owned
The classic 18xx game, and still one of the best, IMHO. This is not a fun game to learn, but it's just about perfect once you're actually competitive at it.
2010-05-25
Agricola (2007)
9.5
Apr 2013
8.040
Owned
Plays: 1
Much better and infinitely more charming than its current competition for the "greatest of all Euros" title (Puerto Rico). Would really benefit from a meeple dispenser--all that wrangling of "3 wood here, 2 reeds there" gets on my nerves a bit. Some people hate the "feed your family" mechanic, but I really like it--it helps to narrow the range of possible strategies in a game that would otherwise be truly overwhelming.
2010-10-25
9.5
Mar 2010
7.039
Owned
Plays: 2
My current favorite (Spring 2010). Totally cutthroat, totally luck-free, playable in an hour--this game has it all.
2010-03-16
Magic Realm (1979)
9.5
Aug 2013
6.576
Owned
Appears to have the potential to replace Arkham Horror for my all-day gaming opportunities. Unfortunately, it really takes the rough equivalent of a 3-semester-hour college class (not exaggerating here) to learn the rules. And the first step to learning it is to put the rulebook back into the box--it's just not helpful enough to warrant the pain it takes to read.

So it may be end up being primarily a solo game, but I'm okay with that.
2011-09-16
9.5
Sep 2014
7.410
Owned
Plays: 13
(2010-10-04) A great hidden-faction/betrayal game, pared down to its simplest possible implementation. Replayability is not great, but this may be improved somewhat by the boxed version's special cards, which I haven't gotten yet. It's very interesting to see the McCarthy-ish accusations come out as people try to figure out who's on which side.

(2013-09-21) Three years on, finally got around to revising my rating of this upward. Still a fantastic game, now with lots of variants to make it work better with different player counts and different experience levels. If you're at all open to the idea of a hidden faction bluffing and betrayal game, this is the one you want.
2013-09-21
10
Sep 2014
7.671
Owned
Up Front (1983)
9.5
Feb 2011
7.147
Owned
Plays: 2
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