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Repos edition
Year: 2010
6
Jul 2011
6.359
Owned
6
Sep 2014
7.439
Owned
I like what I've played, but there's no way this is playable in less than two hours, not for our group, anyway.
2010-10-25
English third edition
Year: 2011
6
Sep 2014
7.379
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2008
6
Nov 2010
7.708
Owned
Wonderful atmosphere, high paranoia. Marred a bit by its length and repetition.
2010-08-15
Ravensburger German edition with SdJ logo
Year: 2006
6
Nov 2010
6.741
Owned
Plays: 2
Tentative rating based on first impressions. Exceptional, tight Euro goodness, plays tricks on the mind used to ever-increasing share prices in games. It will take a few plays to get a feel for all of the tactical considerations and tempo issues, but this game obviously has a lot going for it. I may introduce a 60-second timer once everyone has it down, as AP can be a big problem, leading to lots of boring downtime in a 4-player game.

Lowered rating to six after a miserable second game. With three players it's very easy to get out of tempo, so that every move just sets up the guy to your left.
2010-11-30
6
Jun 2011
5.789
Owned
Plays: 2
Light, simple game that plays six quickly, probably a bit underrated here on the site.
2011-06-03
Z-Man Games edition
Year: 2010
6
Dec 2010
6.458
Owned
Plays: 2
Elegant, nasty 3-player trick-taking game. Takes a bit of getting used to, but very well thought-out.
2010-11-15
Bruges (2013)
6
Sep 2014
7.279
Owned
Avalon Hill English edition 1991
Year: 1991
6
Nov 2010
6.392
Owned
My first true Eurogame. There is a lot of luck involved, and yet almost no randomness, like rock-paper-scissors. The best strategy, in the end, is virtually no strategy at all--otherwise, people will be able to guess what you're going to do, which means they will do you wrong. Easy to teach and understand, and generally a lot of fun if you don't take it too seriously.
2010-10-25
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
6
Dec 2010
6.596
Owned
Plays: 4
Quite a bit lighter than most games I really enjoy, but quite a bit more fun than most light games.
2010-12-22
6
Sep 2014
7.937
Owned
Category 5 (1994)
6
Mar 2011
6.759
Owned
Plays: 2
Not sure whether there's really any strategy to this, but it is fun and easy to play. I have the Chinese version, but removed version info because I couldn't read the title here on BGG.
2011-03-20
Colosseum (2007)
6
Nov 2010
6.996
Owned
Some of the coolest bits ever, and a fun theme. Runs a bit long for what it is, and easily thrown by poor negotiators.
2010-08-15
6
Apr 2012
7.467
Owned
Plays: 3
I just don't get this one. There must be something more to it that I missed. Everyone seems to agree that this is one of the greatest games ever, and yet no one can make me see why. Maybe another play or two--hopefully with someone who really loves it--will clear it up, but I'm not very hopeful. Is it possible that this has been surpassed by the many games that borrowed from it, and that people are just too nostalgic to admit it? That's my working theory.

Updated 5->7 after a few more plays. Essentially a negotiation game, in which players try to position themselves to lunge ahead to their fifth point with no help. Improves as people figure it out.
2011-03-20
English Kickstarter edition
Year: 2013
6
Sep 2014
7.113
Owned
6
Nov 2010
5.632
Owned
One of my few non-gamer games, Whoonu is a surprisingly fun activity, especially for groups of people trying to get to know each other. You can bring it along and play at a restaurant while waiting for dinner, and it will bring out lots of interesting stories and odd facts about people that you never would have guessed. Game-wise it doesn't compare to most of the competitive titles on BGG, but it is worth getting and playing as a purely social activity.
2010-09-04
6
Mar 2011
5.512
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Worthy of a better rating, if played with included variants. A fun exploration of basic game theory, with plenty of nastiness.
2011-02-16
Fresco (2010)
6
Apr 2012
7.204
Owned
Plays: 1
Solid Euro game, with tricky timing elements and decisions whose effects ripple forward into later turns.Very little luck involved, although you could get screwed if you needed a particular combination of pigments that just weren't available in a certain turn. The order of bids for turn order is determined by point order, which should usually hurt the leader, but doesn't actually seem to matter a whole lot. A good strategy seems to be to capitalize on opportunities to get cheap pigments of any color, stockpiling them until you can mix them into secondary colors that work for you.
2010-10-17
6
Nov 2010
7.402
Owned
Definitely a must-buy if you're a fan of the game, as it adds some interesting tiles and plenty of difficult events for use after you think you've got it all figured out.
2010-08-15
6
Aug 2014
7.622
Owned
A decent game with some nice thematic touches. Unfortunately, it suffers from a lot of the problems common to games like this -- kingmaking, randomness that makes for bad experiences (we played a game in which ALL musters came out before ANY supplies, and ALL Game of Thrones came out before ANY Clash of Kings -- it was awful), and a general overstaying of its welcome. Either someone blunders, or the game bogs down to a repetitive back-and forth after a certain number of turns. A player whose neighbors play poorly has a strong advantage. I would not turn down an offer to play, but I probably would not suggest it, either.
2014-08-23
Glen More (2010)
6
Jul 2011
7.158
Owned
Plays: 1
Enjoyable, unique mechanics, but seems to lack the "tightness" of better Euros.
2011-07-04
Granada (2009)
6
Nov 2010
5.995
Owned
For Trade
A decent re-tread of Alhambra with a few subtle differences.
2010-11-15
German first edition
Year: 2008
6
Jul 2011
6.556
Owned
After two plays, I think I have it figured out. The distribution of market information is very interesting: I only know a piece of what will happen. Half my knowledge is shared with the person before me in the play order, the other half is shared with the person after me.
2011-07-04
I'm the Boss! (1994)
6
Nov 2010
6.580
Owned
Plays: 3
Good game with the right crowd. A little simple to remain replayable for long, probably, but well worth getting. A couple of very "nice" players can really throw the balance off.
2010-09-08
Gryphon Games bookshelf edition
Year: 2009
6
Nov 2010
6.692
Owned
Plays: 3
Light as air, but fun and exciting.
2010-07-26
Lancaster (2011)
6
Sep 2014
7.220
Owned
A light worker-placement game that five can finish in just over an hour. There are plenty of ways to score points, and many nasty things one can do to the other players. It's not as meaty and brain-burny as Caylus, but I like it better than Glen More (which is also pretty good).
2011-11-06
6
Jan 2011
6.931
Owned
Plays: 2
Amusing, and not entirely random. Typical Ameritrash in that most of the fun is in finding out what's on all the cards and so forth; actual play can be frustrating. I doubt replayability will be extremely high for this one, but it will be good for a while.
2011-01-18
Last Will (2011)
6
Sep 2014
7.086
Owned
Z-Man English Edition
Year: 2006
6
Mar 2011
6.405
Owned
Plays: 3
A great game with the right crowd, similar in many ways to Mall of Horror. There isn't much strategy, and the game seems driven more by vendetta than by well-executed planning. If you're into nasty games, this one is tough to beat.
2010-09-03
London (2010)
6
Apr 2012
7.208
Owned
5.5
Sep 2014
7.709
Owned
Lost Cities (1999)
6
Nov 2010
7.040
Owned
A fun, light game with surprisingly difficult choices, perfect for playing with a muggle spouse. Typical Knizia in that a risky strategy is your best bet.
2010-08-03
Love Letter (2012)
6
Sep 2014
7.353
Owned
6
Nov 2010
6.443
Owned
Plays: 5
Definitely needs house-ruling to make it work with six. A fun, evil game where the rancor is mitigated to some degree by the fact that you simply can't win without throwing the other players to the zombies. Note to self: if you aren't in the security office, be sure to kill whoever is in the parking lot early on.
2010-10-25
6
Sep 2014
7.179
Owned
Hurrican Games Second Edition
Year: 2007
6
Nov 2010
7.004
Owned
Basically a competitive logic puzzle. The rules are a bit opaque in places, so a read through the BGG forums is a virtual necessity. It's very difficult to win as Jack if the other player is playing attention. Some characters are much easier to win with than others.
2010-10-25
English first edition
Year: 2010
6
Nov 2010
6.398
Owned
With the right crowd, this can be a very fun game. There seems to be a lot of variance in the results--sometimes the guards win early and easily, while other times they barely see anyone at all. For that reason, I'd consider this a light game, but still very fun.
2010-07-19
English/German first edition
Year: 2009
6
Nov 2010
6.759
Owned
Plays: 1
Not quite so engrossing as the reviews had led me to believe, but still a fun game.
2010-05-24
English first edition
Year: 2002
6
Sep 2010
6.198
Owned
A fun, simple auction game that accommodates six easily. The theme is barely there, but it's worth a play if you're into auctions.
2010-05-24
Power Grid (2004)
6
Oct 2010
7.924
Owned
I've enjoyed this game, but I feel like I must have missed something crucial--it just isn't all THAT great. The best feature is probably the great resource pricing model, but the actual play just doesn't strike me as all that much fun.
2010-10-04
English second edition 2003
Year: 2003
6
Sep 2014
8.052
Owned
A good game that inspired a lot of better games. Only worth playing with people who haven't figured it all out yet. Once the optimal strategy is understood by all, there isn't much left to do.
2010-09-20
Ra (1999)
6
Nov 2010
7.375
Owned
Plays: 1
I can't decide whether I love this game or hate it. Typical for Knizia in that it is elegant and simple, but also typical in that a risky strategy is usually the only way to win. Often the player in first place and the player in last played similar games, but the tiles fell out to the favor of one over the other.
2010-07-19
6
Feb 2011
7.862
Owned
The peak of this game's excellence. The addition of goals was an excellent idea, lending some focus to an otherwise fairly chaotic game. Later additions bring the worthless takeover mechanic, as well as the ridiculously bad prestige mechanic, in addition to a lot of extra deck fluff.
2010-12-29
Rattus (2010)
6
Jul 2011
6.674
Owned
Plays: 2
Light, simple Euro with a touch of nastiness. There is a fair amount of luck, but not so much that it runs the game.
2011-07-04
6
Nov 2011
6.181
Owned
The extra spaces reduce the action collisions considerably, making the game less frustrating and chaotic. A must-own, if you're going to play with more than 3.
2011-11-01
Roma (2005)
6
Nov 2011
6.638
Owned
More fun and absorbing than "Battle Line", for my money, but it scratches the same itch -- fairly random, but not too luck-driven to be interesting, light 2p filler.
2011-11-01
Saboteur (2004)
6
Feb 2011
6.584
Owned
Plays: 2
Another very simple faction and betrayal game. This one went up a lot in my estimation the first time the saboteurs won. Can be unbalanced (and boring) if there aren't enough saboteurs in the mix.
2010-11-03
6
Nov 2010
6.431
Owned
This is effectively a lighter, luckier re-theme of Chicago Express. Extra points for the fact that my wife seems to like it, but probably not deep enough to see much action in groups of dedicated boardgamers.
2010-08-19
Splendor (2014)
6
Sep 2014
7.463
Owned
6
Mar 2011
7.201
Owned
Plays: 2
More guile than strategy, but a good game for people who get along well enough to handle the nastiness.
2011-03-20
Thunder Alley (2014)
6
Aug 2014
6.859
Owned
Not terrible, but ultimately more of an activity than a game. So far I haven't felt like my decisions mattered much to my own success.
2014-08-09
Tichu (1991)
6
Mar 2011
7.485
Owned
Still trying to get the hang of this one. Seems to offer a lot of strategy to players who know it well enough. Pity it requires four.
2011-03-20
English edition 2005
Year: 2005
6
Apr 2012
7.491
Owned
All of this series are fun, but this is probably the best map. There are long, point-rick routes in the east, but many more routes in the crowded west. Letting players draw one long and two short routes at setup helps a lot to balance things out.
2010-10-04
Days of Wonder English Edition
Year: 2006
6
Apr 2012
7.227
Owned
The passenger mechanic adds a great new twist to the game--it's possible to rack up a huge score with some carefully-timed passenger moves. Do you run early, or wait until your routes are perfect for the big points? It's a hard choice. The little cardboard discs suck to set up; I've been trying to come up with a better way to track this.
2010-10-25
English edition
Year: 2007
6
Nov 2010
6.983
Owned
Plays: 1
Potentially awesome, needs more plays. Hampered a bit by baroque ruleset, but this will be less of a problem as more players "get it".
2010-08-19
English first edition
Year: 2005
6
Jul 2011
7.023
Owned
Nice auction mechanic makes for some tense rounds, but the theme is a bit weak for such a colorful setting. Everything seems very abstract. The chintzy paper player mats are inexcusable.
2010-11-03
Vikings (2007)
6
Sep 2014
7.123
Owned
Fantasy Flight English Edition
Year: 2004
6
Sep 2010
7.644
Owned
After one game, it's clear that this CAN degenerate into Tolkien-Risk, which is boring and not worth the set-up time. I'll need another play or two before I can be sure about it, but it's so long to play that this might take a while.
2010-11-25
English first edition
Year: 2008
6
Nov 2010
6.411
Owned
A quick, fun game with bits that will entice non-gamers into giving it a try. Can be played nice, but is probably better with a bit of nastiness thrown in.
2010-09-20
YINSH (2003)
6
Sep 2014
7.369
Owned
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