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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
Abyss (2014)
8
Jun 2015
6.931
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 4
N/A
7.439
Prev. Owned
Want In Trade
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Traded this away before I realized what it was. Still kicking myself.
2012-06-28
Agricola (2007)
6.5
Sep 2013
8.043
Plays: 2
Interesting game, though it's a bit too bleak for my tastes. Feels like you're constantly losing no matter what you do.
2012-06-28
Alchemists (2014)
N/A
7.489
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
Amerigo (2013)
N/A
7.082
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
7.023
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Android (2008)
N/A
6.525
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Antiquity (2004)
N/A
7.254
Want In Trade
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
AquaSphere (2014)
N/A
7.023
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Arcadia Quest (2014)
N/A
7.160
Owned
Plays: 4
Archipelago (2012)
8
Jul 2013
7.116
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 7
8
Jan 2015
5.908
Owned
Plays: 1
Arkwright (2014)
N/A
6.191
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Wizards of the Coast / Avalon Hill Version
Year: 2004
4.5
Nov 2014
6.508
Prev. Owned
Milton Bradley Third Edition
Year: 1987
4
Nov 2014
6.342
Prev. Owned
Grew up playing this over entire weekends. Still love this game in all its forms.
2012-06-28
First edition
Year: 2008
5.5
Nov 2014
6.698
The best version of this game to date.
2012-06-28
First edition
Year: 2004
5.5
Nov 2014
6.060
Prev. Owned
Interesting take on the game, it falls a bit short in execution. Not bad, but not the best, either.
2012-06-28
First edition
Year: 2001
5.5
Nov 2014
6.246
Prev. Owned
This version of the game took a step in the right direction by introducing some new concepts which eventually made it into the core games. Excellent take on the traditional game, but the odds of Japan actually winning are low.
2012-06-28
Banzai (2006)
6
Aug 2010
5.430
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
This game is silly in a great way. One of the few DVD games that are actually entertaining, due to the nature of the original TV series the game is based on. Lots of fun.
2012-06-28
4
Aug 2010
5.838
Prev. Owned
This was the game that scared off the other kids back in the day.

From what I remember, it favored the "good" army heavily; the goblin army simply had more units. Still, I wish I hadn't given it away.
2012-06-28
7.5
Jul 2014
7.325
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
English first edition
Year: 2008
8.5
May 2012
7.705
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
I've yet to see a game turn friends against each other faster than this one. Great game as long as the players don't take things personally. I'd recommend this to anyone. The fact that knowledge of the tv series isn't necessary to enjoy this game is a testament to its playability.
2013-06-21
Brass (2007)
N/A
7.859
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Want To Play
Brew Crafters (2013)
N/A
6.553
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Bruges (2013)
6.5
Jul 2014
7.277
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
TSR First Edition
Year: 1988
6.5
May 2012
5.891
Owned
For Trade
Want To Play
Not a bad game, but it's not quite balanced enough to be truly great. The leader abilities are ridiculously unbalanced, but not quite broken. Lots of optional rules mean you can customize your game.

This game is really great when played with the idea that alliances can and will be broken, you can't trust anyone, and backstabbing will happen.
2012-06-28
Burning Suns (2013)
N/A
5.574
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
5.948
Owned
Cabin Fever (2008)
N/A
N/A
Owned
English third edition
7
Jul 2014
7.347
Owned
Plays: 35
This is the game that got my non-gamer wife into gaming. If there's a better gateway game than this, I've yet to find it. It's a nice light game for visiting with friends.
2012-06-28
8
May 2011
7.462
Owned
Plays: 21
The extra tiles add a little gambling to the mix, and the addition of the Bully lets you make sure you claim your territory. This expansion is worth picking up.
2012-06-28
8
Aug 2011
7.423
Owned
Plays: 21
The Trade Goods are interesting, but the Builder meeple (which allows you to play two tiles in a row) is the star of this expansion. Once you play a few games with it, you'll never want to not use them. This, along with Inns & Cathedrals, round out the base game nicely.
2012-06-28
4.5
Sep 2013
6.393
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
This game is so very wrong... and that's what makes it so right. This is the version of Apples to Apples everyone wanted to play in the first place. You'll definitely find out which of your friends has the sickest sense of humor.

CAH is a wonderful game for the first few plays, but it can very, very quickly wear out its welcome, especially if players find specific cards to always be winners. It's worth playing a couple of times, but I can't recommend buying it unless it's the perfect type of game for you and your group.
2013-08-19
N/A
7.524
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
9
Sep 2014
7.517
Owned
Plays: 3
8.5
Sep 2014
7.161
Owned
Chess (1475)
9
Aug 2010
6.947
Owned
A classic. It's worth learning just for thinking to plan ahead.
2012-06-28
City of Iron (2013)
N/A
6.647
Want In Trade
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
5.5
Mar 2015
6.311
Plays: 1
Civilization (1980)
N/A
7.277
Owned
Concordia (2013)
8
Jul 2015
7.530
Plays: 1
N/A
7.469
Prev. Owned
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Plays: 1
CO₂ (2012)
N/A
6.874
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Cranium WOW (2007)
5.5
Sep 2013
5.813
Owned
Same as the basic set, with a few new ideas and a shiny tin. Shiny tin!
2012-06-28
Cribbage (1630)
6
May 2011
6.790
Owned
I've had this for years, I've just never remembered to put this in my collection. My dad taught me to play this, and every time I play I can hear him explaining the rules.
2011-05-17
6
Nov 2014
5.923
Prev. Owned
A silly, bombastic game that is great fun.
2014-11-23
N/A
5.538
Prev. Owned
Cthulhu Wars (2014)
N/A
6.743
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Cyclades (2009)
N/A
7.354
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
6.424
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Dark Moon (2011)
N/A
6.031
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
7.838
Plays: 3
6.5
Apr 2014
7.623
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
Diplomacy (1959)
N/A
6.902
Prev. Owned
Dixit (2008)
7
Nov 2012
7.324
Owned
Plays: 3
8
Sep 2014
7.726
Owned
Plays: 1
Dominion (2008)
4.5
Aug 2012
7.693
I've played this a few times and while I understand it, deck-building/card-drafting games simply don't grab me. They seem to end just as things are getting interesting.

I know that other people love these games; it wouldn't be ranked so highly if they didn't enjoy it. Having said that, I'll pass if offered a game so that someone else (who does enjoy it) can take my place. I don't hate this game, I'd just prefer not to play it.
2012-08-07
Dungeon Petz (2011)
N/A
7.410
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
5.5
Nov 2014
6.803
Plays: 2
Earth Reborn (2010)
8
Apr 2012
7.307
Owned
For Trade
Want To Play
Plays: 1
There's an incredible amount of depth and replayability in this game. The learning curve is steep, and it takes a bit of dedication to work through all the learning scenarios. I'd recommend this to someone looking for a good tactical squad combat game but doesn't want to invest in a true miniatures game like Warmachine.
2012-06-28
Eclipse (2011)
7.5
Mar 2013
7.936
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
This game was described to me as "Ameritrash for Eurogamers." That's a good description, but a better one would be that it's a Euro that slowly adds in Ameritrash elements. It's easy to see why this game is so popular: it's a game of economic management that's hiding behind a space 4x theme, which is perfect for people that don't want to invest the time in a true 4x game. I just wonder if something else might be better for my collection.
2012-11-02
6
Sep 2014
6.987
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
6
Sep 2014
6.671
Prev. Owned
7
Feb 2013
6.277
Want In Trade
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Plays: 1
A light game that gets it right. Not too deep, but not totally random, either. There's a bit of strategy to be found in choosing the right spell. This is what Munchkin wants to be: a fun, silly filler game that's over quick enough to enjoy without dragging on forever.
2013-02-11
Ergo (2009)
7
Apr 2015
5.501
Prev. Owned
Plays: 2
8
May 2014
7.092
Plays: 3
Evolution (2014)
N/A
6.788
Want In Trade
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
N/A
N/A
Owned
2
Feb 2015
6.353
Prev. Owned
Wishlist(5)
 (Don't buy this)
Plays: 1
First to Five (1987)
5.75
Jun 2012
N/A
Prev. Owned
A surprisingly engrossing game for a few plays. It's not Go by any means, but it's an interesting exercise.
2012-06-28
Fluxx (1997)
4
Nov 2014
5.624
Owned
I rate this so highly for two reasons: it's a fun game to play while having a few drinks, and it gets people to ask, "So, what other 'weird' games do you have?"
2011-05-15
Crosscut Games English Edition
Year: 2008
6.5
Apr 2012
6.286
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
A quick little 4x space game, there's enough to keep you interested and allows for some good back-and-forth between players. It really does feel like some of the heavier 4x games with all the fluff pulled out. Lacks the depth that I'm really looking for in a sci-fi game.
2012-06-28
6.5
Jan 2014
7.415
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
7.5
Jan 2014
7.622
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
Hansen "Deluxe" edition
Year: 1982
7
Aug 2010
7.466
Prev. Owned
It's been around for thousands of years, and it's still engrossing. Simple, elegant, and classic.
2012-06-28
HeroQuest (1989)
5
Aug 2010
6.723
Prev. Owned
This game filled the need for a full D&D game, but always left me feeling like there should be just a bit more. Could be that I never really got around to building my own dungeons for it. I'd probably give it another look.
2012-06-28
5
Aug 2010
6.347
Prev. Owned
5
Aug 2010
6.355
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.157
Owned
N/A
6.750
Owned
High Frontier (2010)
N/A
6.738
Owned
Hive (2001)
N/A
7.259
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Ikusa (1986)
7
Nov 2014
6.747
Prev. Owned
This still feels like a cleaner version of Risk, with more interesting options.
2015-04-22
10
Apr 2015
7.448
Owned
Plays: 8
N/A
6.369
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
N/A
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
N/A
7.021
Want In Trade
Want To Buy
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Kemet (2012)
7.5
Jul 2015
7.476
Plays: 1
Keyflower (2012)
8.5
Jun 2014
7.734
Owned
Plays: 7
N/A
6.533
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
N/A
6.121
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Khronos (2006)
6.5
May 2011
6.126
Prev. Owned
Plays: 6
One of the few games that really incorporates time travel and its consequences. It plays a little slow, but there are some interesting concepts here. One of those games I wish would hit the table more often.
2012-06-28
N/A
7.160
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
King of Tokyo (2011)
7.5
Sep 2014
7.329
Owned
Plays: 11
6.5
Feb 2015
6.030
Plays: 1
7.5
Sep 2014
7.302
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
Lewis & Clark (2013)
N/A
7.447
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
6
Sep 2014
7.708
Prev. Owned
Plays: 24
Hasbro has once again ripped off the classics, but it really works here. Plays quickly and scales well with multiple players. I've yet to introduce this to someone that didn't enjoy it.

Also, this is the game that finally got my wife to admit that she might actually enjoy some of those eurogames.
2012-06-28
Lost Cities (1999)
7.5
Jul 2015
7.042
Owned
Plays: 5
Love Letter (2012)
6.5
Apr 2015
7.348
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Clever little filler game.
2015-04-22
Madeira (2013)
8
Nov 2014
6.969
Owned
Plays: 4
Mai-Star (2010)
N/A
5.962
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
7.262
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Mascarade (2013)
6
Sep 2014
6.611
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
6
Oct 2014
5.593
Prev. Owned
8.5
Dec 2014
6.317
Owned
Plays: 4
N/A
7.271
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
6.086
Owned
N/A
7.347
Owned
N/A
5.903
Owned
N/A
5.893
Owned
N/A
6.696
Want In Trade
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Murano (2014)
N/A
6.378
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Nations (2013)
N/A
7.582
Want In Trade
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Ninjato (2011)
N/A
6.853
Want In Trade
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
N/A
6.635
Want In Trade
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Mattel edition 2002
Year: 2002
7
Aug 2010
5.943
Owned
Plays: 2
Another classic game, it's still fun and engaging. Enough depth for casual and serious gamers alike.
2012-06-28
Panamax (2014)
7.5
Aug 2015
6.887
Owned
Plays: 2
8
Jan 2015
7.065
Plays: 5
Paperback (2014)
7
Feb 2015
6.862
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Pictomania (2011)
N/A
6.596
Owned
Plays: 1
English second edition 2013
Year: 2013
7
Sep 2014
6.830
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
English second edition 2003
Year: 2003
8
Jan 2011
8.048
Prev. Owned
Plays: 9
A great game. Lots of strategy and trying to stay one step ahead of your neighbor. Just don't take the theme too seriously.
2012-06-28
Qwirkle (2006)
N/A
6.714
Owned
For Trade
7
Jan 2015
6.851
Prev. Owned
Plays: 5
A remake of a classic. Great exercise in uneasy alliances, strange bedfellows, and bluffing. There's just enough hidden information to make you second-guess every move.

Fans of the Twilight Imperium fiction will find a lot to enjoy here, but I can't recommend this game based solely on the re-theme.
2012-06-28
Risk Legacy (2011)
6.5
Sep 2014
7.322
Plays: 4
Runewars (2010)
8
Oct 2014
7.459
Owned
Plays: 2
8
Oct 2014
6.902
Owned
7.5
Jan 2015
7.580
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 2
Sail to India (2013)
N/A
6.457
Owned
N/A
6.584
Owned
Plays: 2
Scythe (2016)
N/A
N/A
Want To Buy
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
SeaFall (2015)
N/A
N/A
Wishlist(1)
 (Must have)
N/A
7.256
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
6.162
Owned
English fourth edition 2007
Year: 2007
6.5
Jan 2013
7.218
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
I can see why this was a breath of fresh air twenty years ago. I'm not sure if it still holds up today, but I'd like to give it a few more plays with my casual group.
2012-06-28
Shogun (2006)
N/A
7.441
Owned
For Trade
Want To Play
English first edition
Year: 2010
7
Sep 2014
7.394
Prev. Owned
Plays: 11
An interesting take on the computer classic, this game draws a lot from the later Civ games. The flow of the game is easy enough to learn, but there's a good deal of strategy here. Enough variety to keep your interest through multiple plays.
2012-06-28
7.5
Sep 2014
7.233
Prev. Owned
Plays: 4
Adds a lot to the base game without bogging things down. If anything, it gives the game more depth and variety. Not at all necessary to enjoy the original, but if you're a fan of the core game this should get some serious consideration. It's that good.
2012-06-28
Second edition
Year: 2003
6
Jan 2011
5.497
Prev. Owned
This game is a monster. From the massive board to the incredible number of units (for each Age!), this is definitely an epic game. This is something for a dedicated weekend. Closer to the earlier Civ games (II & III), there's a lot of depth & strategy here. Surprisingly easy to learn, even with the advanced rule set. A solid, if large, game.
2012-06-28
Small City (2015)
N/A
5.687
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
8
May 2014
6.944
Owned
Plays: 3
N/A
6.245
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
N/A
6.580
Owned
Specter Ops (2015)
N/A
6.753
Owned
Plays: 1
Spike (2014)
N/A
5.795
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Spyfall (2014)
N/A
6.851
Owned
Plays: 1
Spyrium (2013)
7.5
Jun 2014
6.978
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
N/A
7.862
Plays: 1
N/A
N/A
Owned
For Trade
9
Jul 2014
7.726
Owned
Plays: 33
N/A
6.888
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.869
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.347
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.648
Owned
N/A
6.537
Owned
N/A
7.292
Owned
N/A
6.316
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.087
Owned
N/A
7.070
Owned
N/A
6.649
Owned
N/A
6.301
Owned
N/A
7.002
Owned
N/A
7.063
Owned
N/A
6.511
Owned
N/A
6.202
Owned
N/A
7.094
Prev. Owned
N/A
7.009
Prev. Owned
N/A
6.253
Prev. Owned
Steam Park (2013)
N/A
6.795
Suburbia (2012)
8
Aug 2013
7.581
Owned
Plays: 18
I had left this one on the shelf for a while, but after playing the excellent app again, it's come back with a vengeance. Suburbia is one of those rare games that manages to satisfy me after each play but want to come right back for more. Building a city is fun, and attempting to balance your needs while attempting to edge other players out of the goals is both challenging and engaging.

It's funny how the digital app solidified the physical game's place in my collection. Suburbia is a wonderful game, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
2014-12-15
Suburbia 5★ (2015)
N/A
N/A
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Suburbia Inc (2013)
9
Mar 2014
7.179
Owned
Plays: 3
4.5
Jan 2013
6.579
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
This is interesting, but it seems heavily skewed in favor of the Consul/overlord. It's not a bad game by any means, but it's very easy to swing one way or the other very early. The rules aren't as clear as they should be, and I'm not entirely sure that we ever played this correctly.

I really wanted to like this game, and while there is a good game in there, it wasn't quite right for our group. Off it goes in trade. I still would like to try this with a group that feels that the Heroes are overpowered, just to see how things play out.
2015-04-22
Taboo (1989)
6
Oct 2010
6.161
Owned
I really enjoy this game, but I find that others lack my enthusiasm for it.
2012-06-28
Takenoko (2011)
7
Sep 2014
7.216
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
 (Like to have)
Terra Mystica (2012)
8
Sep 2014
8.138
Owned
Plays: 3
N/A
7.300
Owned
Plays: 1
N/A
8.062
Owned
6.5
Jun 2013
7.418
Owned
Plays: 8
7
Sep 2013
6.982
Prev. Owned
Plays: 7
Someone described this as "the worker placement game that gets everything just about right," and I find that to be true. It's easy to pick up, but there's enough variety here to allow for some great plays. I'd recommend this to anyone that enjoys worker placement games.
2012-06-28
N/A
6.882
Owned
Plays: 2
First Edition
Year: 2005
10
Jan 2011
7.693
Owned
Want To Play
Plays: 19
This is the ultimate game for me. There's an incredible amount of depth, strategy, and options here. Variable player powers, variable phase order, political posturing, and a remarkably rich theme all in one box. The biggest drawback is the playtime, but no other game feels quite as epic as Twilight Imperium.

Unlike many others, I feel that the core game works just fine and actually makes for a shorter game when played by the basic rules, but there is a certain cycle that players follow.
2012-06-28
English first edition
Year: 2011
10
Jun 2011
7.636
Owned
Want To Play
While not necessary, the Shards of the Throne expansion adds a lot to the game: three new races, flagships, mechanized units, and more options for nearly every aspect of the game. Also includes the Fall of the Empire scenario, which is a shorter game with vastly different objectives. A great addition for groups that want more options.
2012-06-28
Second printing
Year: 2010
10
Jan 2011
8.072
Owned
Want To Play
Of the two expansions, Shattered Empire is the one to have. With extra pieces for two more players, four new races, and a multitude of new options this complements the base game perfectly. Includes the alternate set of Strategy Cards that many feel "fix" the game. This expansion is essential for serious groups.
2012-06-28
6.5
Jan 2014
6.344
Owned
Plays: 12
Village (2011)
8
Sep 2014
7.445
Prev. Owned
Plays: 12
Village Inn (2013)
7.5
Sep 2014
7.022
Prev. Owned
Vinhos (2010)
N/A
7.153
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
Want To Play
Viticulture (2013)
9
Mar 2015
7.274
Owned
Plays: 6
Waggle Dance (2014)
N/A
6.185
Want In Trade
Wishlist(3)
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N/A
6.899
Owned
Plays: 2
N/A
7.062
Want In Trade
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Zombie 15' (2014)
6.5
Apr 2015
6.403
Prev. Owned
Plays: 13
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