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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
7
Apr 2012
7.343
Owned
A great mechanic married to a great theme. It's amazing how well the game re-creates the actual historical events; reading the cards played always feels like reading the newspaper. Well-balanced, too.
2010-09-20
Repos English first edition
Year: 2010
7
Nov 2010
7.795
Owned
Plays: 8
Lacks depth, but the mechanics are very nice. Enables 7 players to play together quickly, because only the players sitting next to you interact with you.
2010-11-08
7
Nov 2010
6.652
Owned
Surprisingly tense and surprisingly nasty, a very simple game with a fair amount going on.
2010-05-24
7
Sep 2014
7.987
Owned
Bootleggers (2004)
7
Oct 2010
6.444
Owned
Plays: 1
What could be a dry worker-placement game is saved to a great extent by a fun theme and very nice bits. There's just enough interaction to make it a bit ugly at times.
2010-10-04
Bus (1999)
7
Feb 2011
6.109
Owned
Plays: 2
An excellent, simple game. Unfortunately, it is possible to make it completely boring by simply laying a couple of decent routes, getting a point up on everyone, and then stopping the clock over and over. Definitely should be played with people who want everyone to have a good time, and not with folks who want to use you for their strategy experiment.
2011-02-02
Carson City (2009)
6.5
Feb 2011
7.092
Owned
Plays: 1
First impression: good game with a lot to do. Gunfights are kind of annoying, as extremely important outcomes can hinge on the result of the dice. Ignore firepower to your peril.
2011-02-14
Caylus (2005)
7
Aug 2010
7.781
Owned
Plays: 1
Total brain-burner, with AP virtually guaranteed for your first 100 or so games. I like this one much more in principle, but not enough that I'll play it enough to be really competitive with serious players.
2010-08-15
China (2005)
7
Nov 2010
6.823
Owned
Simple and elegant, with just enough luck to mix it up, not enough to really screw anyone over. With three decent sources of points, you'll want to do very well in at least two of them to have a chance at winning.
2010-10-25
Chinatown (1999)
7
Nov 2010
6.974
Owned
The king of tactical negotiation games, virtually devoid of strategy and totally dependent on wheeling and dealing. Provides some very interesting insight into the different personalities at the table and how they interact. The person you most expect to win probably won't, simply because everyone will be on guard against reasonable-sounding deals with a smooth talker.
2010-10-04
7
Sep 2014
7.302
Owned
Clippers (2002)
7
Jun 2011
6.114
Owned
Plays: 1
Very interesting luck-free game. Our strategies have concentrated on early route-building, but repeated plays have demonstrated the necessity of getting ports down, as well.
2011-05-18
7
Jun 2011
6.675
Owned
Plays: 1
One of Knizia's more nasty games, and one with a bit more theme than is usual for him. I'll need a few more plays before deciding on the luck balance, but it's definitely worth exploring. Not the clearest rules I've ever read--the files on the Geek are definitely a big help.
2010-10-04
Container (2007)
7
Mar 2011
6.811
Owned
Plays: 2
Elegant, luck-free Euro with nifty bits. Looking forward to playing this one more. It's a bit sensitive to bad play--our first game was a disaster--but it can be fascinating with the right group.
2011-05-18
Cribbage (1630)
7
Jun 2011
6.790
Owned
The best quick card game there is.
2011-05-18
Cyclades (2009)
7
Nov 2010
7.352
Owned
Plays: 1
A great game that mixes tense auctions, nasty battles, civ-building, and monsters (some of which have cool minis).
2010-08-15
Dixit (2008)
7
Sep 2010
7.323
Owned
Plays: 4
Not what you'd call a gamer's game, but a lot of fun with the right crowd. I had initially been worried about the replayability, but the fact that the "storyteller" wants some people to get it but not everyone to get it means that it will remain challenging, even with the same group and the same cards. The rabbits and integrated scoreboard are cute, but not great at doing what they need to do (the rabbits fall over easily and the spaces are too small to know for sure which one you're on half the time).
2010-09-04
Drum Roll (2011)
7
Sep 2014
6.519
Owned
Great first impression, with many promos and expansion cards left to try. mechanically a classic, low-conflict Euro, but with a fun theme and really fantastic card art. Good decisions and tight play.
2014-09-03
Eketorp (2003)
7
Mar 2011
6.027
Owned
Plays: 3
A fun, chaotic game of simultaneous action selection. First turn is pure mayhem, and then everyone tries to gather bricks here and there while their Vikings heal. Very nasty.
2011-03-02
7
Jul 2011
6.531
Owned
Plays: 3
Chaotic fun for largish groups. The monster movement is interesting.
2010-11-03
7
Apr 2012
7.260
Owned
A fantastic use of the card-drafting mechanic as an element of a larger, richer system.
2011-08-11
For Sale (1997)
7
Feb 2011
7.108
Owned
Plays: 1
Surprisingly fun for such a simple game.
2011-02-04
7
Jul 2011
7.055
Owned
I enjoyed my one play of this, finding it to be a decent blend of Ameritrashy theme and innovative deduction mechanics. Replayability seems higher than for most AT games.
2011-07-04
Ginkgopolis (2012)
6.5
Sep 2014
7.063
Owned
7
Oct 2010
6.373
Owned
Plays: 3
A light game, but no lighter than many higher-rated games (like Bohnanza, Werewolf, Lost Cities, etc.). There are difficult decisions to make, and some card-counting is essential if you actually plan to take it seriously. A lot of fun; hats highly recommended.
2010-10-05
Hanabi Deluxe (2013)
German third edition (deluxe)
Year: 2013
7
Sep 2014
7.252
Owned
Le Havre (2008)
7
Nov 2010
7.885
Owned
Plays: 1
Very similar to Agricola, and with similar shortcomings (fiddliness, lack of interactivity). Still, extremely elegant. I like it better with meeples; I just use one bin for raw materials, and another for improved goods.
2010-03-15
Rio Grande English Edition
Year: 2007
7
Sep 2014
7.272
Owned
English first edition
Year: 2010
7
Nov 2010
7.139
Owned
Plays: 2
Reminds me a lot of Glory to Rome in that there are quite a few deliberately-broken card combos. I'll need more plays to determine whether the game holds together as well as GtR. Fast-playing fun for two, but I suspect (based on very limited experience) that it scales about as well as Neuroshima Hex (i.e., not well at all).
2010-11-08
Mayfair edition
Year: 2005
7
Nov 2010
6.152
Owned
A truly nasty negotiation game, so simple that it feels like someone's thesis project for a psychology class. Imagine a variant to Chinatown that would allow you repossess (and re-sell) a space or a tile after selling it to someone. Make sure everyone knows not to take it too seriously before you pull this one out.
2010-08-15
Istanbul (2014)
7
Nov 2014
7.347
Owned
Jaipur (2009)
6.5
Jul 2011
7.393
Owned
Fun, light two-player game of set collection. More interesting than Lost Cities, but not a whole lot more strategic so far as I can tell.
2011-07-04
Lewis & Clark (2013)
7
Sep 2014
7.454
Owned
7
Apr 2012
7.217
Owned
Plays: 4
I hate describing this game, because I can't help saying "it's a lot like Stratego". Truly, it is much better than Stratego, and it's probably the best quick 2er there is. Every time I have won it has been after thinking that I didn't have a chance.
2010-11-15
7
Sep 2014
7.263
Owned
7
Feb 2011
6.204
Owned
Plays: 1
Intense brain-burning exercise in predicting the value today of a certain bundle, which will not pay off fully until the end of the game. And, of course, its value to the other player, which may be very different. Every decision is critical, and the outcome has very little to do with luck.
2011-02-04
Nations (2013)
6.5
Sep 2014
7.584
Owned
Navegador (2010)
7
Jul 2011
7.367
Owned
After a couple of plays, very nice; potentially as good as Imperial. My only concern is the range of viable strategies, which seems somewhat limited. If you end up competing to realize a strategy more than someone else, then you'll lose.
2011-07-04
English edition 2.5
Year: 2008
7
Jul 2011
7.224
Owned
Way too chaotic with more than two or three players, and the luck of the draw plays a substantial role. But very nice-looking, with a good theme and unique (so far) mechanic. The iPhone version is amazing, and takes care of all the bookkeeping for you.
2010-09-20
Rio Grande Games English Edition
Year: 2007
7
Nov 2010
7.268
Owned
Classic Euro goodness, the perfect German game to introduce people to German games.
2010-07-19
Oltre Mare (2004)
7
Jul 2011
6.443
Owned
Surprisingly good for such a cheap and simple game. It's all about negotiation in the end.
2011-07-04
Panic Station (2011)
7
Sep 2014
5.967
Owned
An excellent twist on the traitor theme; most of the fun of BSG in about one quarter the time. The rules translation was a bit rusty, but the game is actually quite well-designed.
2011-11-01
German first edition 2008
Year: 2008
7
Jul 2011
6.827
Owned
Gorgeous bits, but a very straightforward Euro at its core. Reminds me a lot of Container.
2011-07-04
6.5
Nov 2011
6.227
Owned
Surprisingly fun, for what it is. There's just a wee bit of Magic Realm in this, but it's one of the best wee bits you could use -- the fun of discovering the land by flipping over tiles is greater than it should be. The little quests are nice, too.
2011-11-01
English first edition
Year: 2013
7
Sep 2014
7.582
Owned
7
Jul 2011
6.772
Owned
New Society does a lot to fix the brokenness of the base game: buildings are a better strategy, while the Mistress and Observatory are much weaker. I doubt I'll ever play without this one again.
2011-07-04
Samurai (1998)
7
Feb 2011
7.301
Owned
I haven't gotten the hang of this yet, but I like it. It's far more tactical than strategic, which is nice, but due to its simplicity it's more chess-like than Tigris and Euphrates.
2010-11-03
Show Manager (1996)
6.5
Jul 2011
6.563
Prev. Owned
Light, fast set-collection game. Plays six fast, but there isn't a whole lot of depth here. Fun for a certain group and mood.
2011-07-04
6.5
Sep 2014
7.136
Owned
7
Apr 2012
6.174
Owned
A very nice, light worker-placement game. Plays faster than most. There are some problems with player ordering.
2012-04-24
7
Sep 2014
7.025
Owned
English/German first edition
Year: 2011
7
Aug 2012
7.611
Owned
First Edition
Year: 2005
7
Apr 2012
7.689
Owned
Plays: 1
After a couple of plays, I like this game quite a bit. There is definitely some luck involved, but not so much that skillful play can't beat it. Dreadfully, ridiculously long--this one needs the Game Cube, desperately.

The best strategy, oddly enough, seems to be to go for victory points.
2011-07-04
7
Jun 2013
7.832
Owned
I am convinced that I will like this more once I feel that I have had a truly successful game. Somehow the strategy just never clicks for me, but perhaps that is part of the fascination. I keep expecting a machine-builder that isn't there. There are efficiencies to be gained, but they're so slight that that it's easy to forget that they're worth something.
2013-06-17
Rio Grande English edition
Year: 1999
7
Nov 2010
6.965
Owned
Same game as China, with a slightly different map. Elegant, quiet, simple.
2010-10-25
6.5
Dec 2010
6.781
Owned
Plays: 9
Just an all-around fun game, well-loved by non-gamers (though non-gamers, sadly, don't often play it very well).
2010-12-22
Yspahan (2006)
6.5
Sep 2014
6.994
Owned
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