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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
& Cetera (2003)
N/A
6.034
Owned
N/A
7.333
Owned
N/A
7.331
Owned
7 Ages (2004)
N/A
6.300
Owned
7 Wonders (2010)
8.5
Aug 2013
7.771
Owned
7.5
Jan 2014
7.562
Owned
8
Jan 2014
7.615
Owned
7
Jan 2014
6.332
Owned
7.5
Jan 2014
7.095
Owned
Abalone (1987)
4
Dec 2009*
6.253
Owned
One of those games that seems like it ought to be more fun. But then again, I'm not really into completely abstract strategy games any more.
2007-07-08*
7
Dec 2009*
5.887
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
6.284
Owned
I loved Ace of Aces back in high school, and I learned it on this edition. It has the elegance of an abstract, but it's well integrated with the WWI air combat theme. Limitation: in the Handy Rotary edition, the basic game is pretty much a solvable problem, and if you play "correctly" it is impossible to lose, and two players both playing correctly will always draw (or the game will last forever). This problem may be unique to the Handy Rotary series due to the particular maneuvers available.
2014-10-29
6.8
Dec 2009*
6.049
Owned
N/A
5.660
Owned
Acquire (1964)
N/A
7.234
Owned
A classic game that I've never played.
2007-07-08*
7
Dec 2009*
7.414
Owned
I also have the pieces for an extra player.
2007-07-21*
3
Dec 2009*
6.223
Owned
For Trade
Huh. Maybe it's a good simulation, but it just wasn't much fun for me.
2007-07-08*
N/A
6.602
Owned
Age of Steam (2002)
8
Dec 2009*
7.474
Owned
A great game, combining a number of elegant mechanics. Can be a real brain-burner to play, despite relatively simple rules. One of Martin Wallace's best designs.
2007-07-08*
N/A
6.505
Owned
N/A
6.336
Owned
N/A
5.978
Owned
N/A
N/A
Owned
N/A
6.448
Owned
Agricola (2007)
9
Dec 2009*
8.005
Owned
N/A
6.145
Owned
N/A
7.715
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
6.623
Owned
Alhambra (2003)
7.5
Dec 2009*
6.961
Owned
I can't decide how big a factor luck is in this game, and I think it may be larger than I like. But it's fun, and easy to teach, and a good "gateway" game for people who aren't hard-core gamers.
2007-07-08*
8
Mar 2010
7.097
Owned
N/A
6.138
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
6.349
Owned
N/A
5.548
Owned
Amun-Re (2003)
8
Dec 2009*
7.180
Owned
One of my favorite Reiner Knizia designs. It has a bit more going on and is a bit more fiddly, trading a bit of elegance for a lot more variety. But it's one of the few Knizias where the theme doesn't feel pasted on, and it's a lot of fun.
2007-07-08*
Amyitis (2007)
7.5
Sep 2010
6.650
Owned
Antike (2005)
7
Dec 2009*
6.873
Owned
Plays: 2
A really great multi-player game, albeit with a brutal end-game. No luck to speak of.
2007-07-09*
Antiquity (2004)
N/A
7.225
Owned
6
Dec 2009*
5.921
Owned
Party game, can be lots of fun with the right set of people, or pretty dull with the wrong group. I tired of it for a while, but my 5-year-old's enjoyment of it has resuscitated my interest.

Can't take it too seriously: playing our house variant with "the box" as a player it sometimes wins a whole game, simply by picking cards at random!
2012-02-28
6
Feb 2005*
5.906
Owned
6
Feb 2005*
5.876
Owned
5.5
Dec 2008*
5.748
Owned
5.5
Dec 2008*
5.668
Owned
Arkham Horror (2005)
7
Dec 2009*
7.235
Owned
Really long, but it works pretty well as a boardgame equivalent of the "Call of Cthulhu" roleplaying game.
2007-07-08*
7
Dec 2009*
6.935
Owned
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.499
Owned
Excellent expansion, adds considerably variety to Arkham Horror with the additional encounter cards for the existing locations as well as the new ones.
2008-04-20*
N/A
7.352
Owned
N/A
6.962
Owned
N/A
6.904
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
7.201
Owned
7.5
Apr 2012
6.703
Owned
This game would get an 8.5 rating from me if the board fit together better. But I'm tempted to rate it even lower... it's a major problem having edges sticking up when you need to be able to flick pieces from one section to another.
2012-04-17
N/A
7.172
Owned
Attack! (2003)
N/A
5.701
Owned
N/A
5.999
Owned
Attika (2003)
6
Dec 2009*
6.837
Owned
Milton Bradley Third Edition
Year: 1987
7.5
Feb 2012
6.326
Owned
Sure, it's a beer and pretzels kind of wargame, and with a really aggressive style luck will be a significant factor. But for a reasonably light-weight game it does a good job of promoting mostly actual strategies of the war, and a significant skill difference will tell by the end of the game, 9 times out of 10.
2012-02-28
N/A
5.520
Owned
Balloon Cup (2003)
7.5
Oct 2014
6.542
Owned
Elegant two-player game. More like an abstract as the theme feels fairly pasted on.
2007-07-09*
Battle Cry (2000)
N/A
6.805
Owned
For Trade
Battle Line (2000)
7
Dec 2009*
7.278
Owned
BattleLore (2006)
N/A
7.212
Owned
N/A
7.676
Owned
6
Jul 2007*
6.332
Owned
Sort of a cross between a board-game and an RPG, went over like a lead balloon with most of my gaming group, although Jon and I would have been happy to try it again some time.
2007-07-08*
N/A
5.844
Owned
I liked it okay, but it ran a little slow, and several of my fellow players hated it. Oh well.
2009-09-19
7
Feb 2012
6.943
Owned
A board game that emulates classic horror films, with a different theme every time. One of the players is a "traitor" on the side of the bad guys. Fair bit of luck, and not necessarily very well balanced, but very flavorful and still fun.
2007-07-09*
Blokus (2000)
7.5
Dec 2009*
6.867
Owned
A zero-luck abstract strategy game with deceptively simple rules and elegant play. One of the few such games that I really like. Too bad I got beaten by a five-year-old recently.... Only works well with two or four players.
2007-07-08*
Blokus Trigon (2006)
N/A
6.578
Owned
Blokus variant with triangular pieces and hexagonal board. Should work well as a three-player game, as well as two or four.
2007-07-09*
Blue Moon (2004)
3
Dec 2009*
6.575
Owned
For Trade
Two-player Knizia card game. Other people seem to find some joy in this that I just miss. Dunno what it is.
2007-07-09*
Boggle (1972)
7.5
Dec 2009*
6.042
Owned
Great game! Too bad Mark and Noelle are so darn good at it.
2007-07-08*
Bohnanza (1997)
4
Jun 2006*
7.000
Owned
It's a lot of fun at first. But after a few plays, I find myself trying to understand whether skill had any impact at all on who won. (I'm sure incompetence could make you lose, though.)
2006-06-10*
N/A
6.486
Owned
Brass (2007)
N/A
7.855
Owned
Britannia (1986)
7
Dec 2009*
6.891
Owned
5.5
Dec 2009*
5.681
Owned
For Trade
Plays: 1
Canvas Eagles (1999)
N/A
5.847
Owned
Wishlist(2)
 (Love to have)
Have downloaded, haven't printed out and set up.
2008-02-12*
Rennspiel-Action Audi-Edition
Year: 1996
7.5
Feb 2012
7.059
Owned
I love Carabande, especially since I got a second set to do huge tracks!
2012-02-28
Carcassonne (2000)
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.339
Owned
Great tile-laying game for up to six players.
2007-07-09*
N/A
6.757
Owned
N/A
6.141
Owned
8
Dec 2009*
7.453
Owned
N/A
7.415
Owned
6.5
Jan 2011
6.994
Owned
N/A
6.351
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
6.867
Owned
Stand-alone two-player variant of Carcassonne.
2007-07-09*
7
Dec 2009*
6.895
Owned
Separate Carcassonne variant, very good.
2007-07-09*
N/A
6.513
Owned
7.5
Dec 2009*
6.769
Owned
7.5
Apr 2012
6.822
Owned
N/A
6.351
Owned
N/A
6.202
Owned
N/A
6.519
Owned
N/A
6.483
Owned
Cartagena (2000)
7
Jan 2011
6.563
Owned
Simple enough for young kids but still interesting to adults
2008-04-20*
Catan (1995)
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.174
Owned
I like playing with a "Deck of Dice" to reduce the randomness.
2006-06-10*
5
Jan 2005*
6.657
Owned
Never did figure out why somebody would play this over, say Starship Catan.
2005-01-24*
7.5
Jan 2005*
6.831
Owned
6.5
Dec 2009*
7.284
Owned
Settlers of Catan expansion dramatically transforms the game. Some like it better, some worse. It does make things a lot more complicated. It's better than my rating, but I eventually tired of it a bit from playing too often.
2011-01-02
6.5
Dec 2009*
6.713
Owned
6.5
Dec 2009*
7.020
Owned
A highly useful addition to Settlers, but the cost is also high, so only strongly recommended if you really like Settlers. Then again, most people do.
2006-06-10*
6
Dec 2009*
6.602
Owned
Caylus (2005)
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.764
Owned
Excellent game. Minimal luck (other than player interaction effects). A lot of different mechanisms, perhaps too many to feel "elegant," but they do fit together quite nicely.
2007-07-10*
N/A
6.760
Owned
N/A
5.703
Owned
Chess (1475)
7
Apr 2012
6.940
Owned
N/A
6.295
Owned
Chronology (1996)
6
Dec 2009*
5.890
Owned
Fun for a few plays
2005-01-24*
Citadels (2000)
7
Feb 2012
7.087
Owned
On the plus side, playable by up to eight or nine. On the down side, very high luck factor and high ability to gang up on the leading player.
2007-07-09*
La Città (2000)
N/A
6.872
Owned
Civilization (1980)
6
Jan 2006*
7.254
Owned
N/A
6.561
Owned
Clans (2002)
N/A
6.395
Owned
N/A
7.281
Owned
N/A
6.640
Owned
On order
2008-09-10*
Coloretto (2003)
6
Dec 2009*
6.882
Owned
Elegant and fun for occasional play
2006-01-02*
N/A
6.654
Owned
N/A
7.548
Owned
N/A
7.047
Owned
7
Jun 2006*
5.564
Owned
I own a copy of this book. Not sure where it is or what happened to it, though.
2006-06-10*
N/A
6.441
Owned
OMG, rarely has one seen so many bits in one game. Reminiscent of Twilight Imperium 3rd edition (also from FFG) in bits quality, except with zero empty space in the box (plastic bits are not on posts, already punched). Uses the general game system from Struggle of Empires.
2007-07-09*
N/A
5.862
Owned
8.5
Dec 2009*
6.643
Owned
I recently discovered that I and my whole game group had been playing it wrong in one large, crucial way: you can only attack units belonging to the player whose system you're attacking in. Huh. Makes for a much shorter game that way. Still a very cool game for five or six players (theoretically two or more). Elegantly simple rules except for all the clearly defined exceptions....
2007-07-09*
8.5
Nov 2004*
5.912
Owned
8
Apr 2004*
5.894
Owned
8.5
Nov 2004*
5.877
Owned
7
Apr 2004*
5.822
Owned
2
Jan 2005*
5.586
Owned
I bought it for completeness sake when it was on sale. But really I would never willingly play with it.
2009-09-19
8.5
Nov 2004*
5.678
Owned
8.5
Nov 2004*
5.795
Owned
7.5
Apr 2004*
5.801
Owned
7
Nov 2004*
5.703
Owned
The extra bits in expansion #9 are not too great, but the unified rulebook including all 9 expansions is an absolute necessity if you have the Eon edition and some expansions.
2010-01-02
N/A
5.825
Owned
Death Test (1978)
N/A
5.614
Owned
Death Test 2 (1980)
N/A
5.570
Owned
8
Aug 2005*
5.524
Owned
N/A
7.181
Owned
Gives me more miniatures that need/deserve painting (and a way to store them).
2007-07-10*
N/A
7.071
Owned
Desperados (1990)
N/A
5.503
Owned
5
Apr 2012
5.418
Owned
Domaine (2003)
N/A
6.764
Owned
Dominion (2008)
9
Nov 2009*
7.654
Owned
One of the all time great games. Plus, my five year old daughter likes it.
2010-01-02
7
Jan 2011
6.815
Owned
My least favorite Dominion expansion.
2012-02-28
8
Nov 2009*
6.773
Owned
8.5
Apr 2012
7.410
Owned
N/A
7.611
Owned
7.5
Nov 2009*
6.837
Owned
8.5
Apr 2012
7.602
Owned
8.5
Nov 2009*
7.710
Owned
8
Jan 2011
8.084
Owned
8.5
Dec 2009*
7.890
Owned
Dream Factory (2000)
7
Dec 2009*
6.849
Owned
For Trade
6.5
Dec 2009*
6.211
Owned
This game reminds me a lot of the Star Trek episode where Kirk ends up on a planet teaming up with one group of historical characters (Lincoln, among others) in a battle against another such group. I think it could be a fair bit of fun with the right group of players.
2012-04-17
N/A
6.226
Owned
N/A
6.017
Owned
N/A
5.992
Owned
Dune (1979)
N/A
7.265
Owned
N/A
5.566
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.645
Owned
N/A
6.117
Owned
N/A
6.397
Owned
Eclipse (2011)
N/A
7.908
Owned
Elfenland (1998)
6.5
Dec 2009*
6.615
Owned
8
Feb 2007*
5.982
Owned
It's a really long game, but darn if it doesn't capture the feel of the ebb and flow of the empires of the midlde ages. In some scenarios, just ending up in better shape than when you started seems like a real victory. Inter-player conflict can be a major part of the game, or relatively minor, depending on the scenario and the particular players involved.

I have the original SPI version, and the new reprint.
2007-02-19*
7
Apr 2012
6.233
Owned
N/A
5.834
Owned
6.5
Dec 2009*
6.655
Owned
Evo (2001)
7
Jan 2005*
6.669
Owned
N/A
5.645
Owned
7
Aug 2008*
5.977
Owned
Storytelling game - you don't really need a rulebook or anything else to play, once you know how it works.
2007-07-10*
Familienbande (2004)
7
Dec 2009*
5.831
Owned
7
Mar 2005*
6.520
Owned
N/A
5.943
Owned
Fish Eat Fish (2003)
6.5
Dec 2009*
5.604
Owned
Kids game, still reasonably enjoyable for grown-ups
2008-04-20*
N/A
7.181
Owned
N/A
6.624
Owned
For Sale (1997)
7
Dec 2009*
7.110
Owned
7
Apr 2012
6.801
Owned
Formula Dé (1991)
6.5
Jan 2005*
6.808
Owned
Better with larger group, I think. With two or three players, having each play two cars helps.
2005-01-24*
3
Jun 2006*
6.336
Owned
Frank's Zoo (1999)
7.5
May 2004*
6.379
Owned
Fresco (2010)
N/A
7.182
Owned
Die Fugger (2003)
7
Dec 2009*
5.936
Owned
N/A
6.284
Owned
OOP and horrifically expensive.
2005-02-16*
N/A
7.032
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
7.398
Owned
N/A
7.355
Owned
N/A
7.122
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.241
Owned
Gargon (2001)
5.5
Dec 2009*
5.750
Owned
Ghost Stories (2008)
8
Oct 2011
7.267
Owned
4.5
Dec 2009*
5.715
Owned
So much better in concept than execution.
2005-01-24*
Gloom (2005)
5.5
Dec 2009*
6.256
Owned
Not a great game due to an overly-high luck factor, but the fun theme makes it still enjoyable once in a while.
2005-08-08*
N/A
6.102
Owned
N/A
6.045
Owned
Go (-2200)
N/A
7.453
Owned
Goa (2004)
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.500
Owned
Grail Quest (1980)
N/A
5.556
Owned
El Grande (1995)
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.706
Owned
Great area control game for 3-5, with elegant and interesting mechanics. Theme is a bit light, though.
2007-07-10*
N/A
6.293
Owned
Available separately or as part of the new El Grande Decennial edition. Still haven't tried any of them, yet.
2007-07-10*
N/A
5.586
Owned
Guillotine (1998)
5.5
Dec 2009*
6.437
Owned
Gulo Gulo (2003)
5.5
Dec 2009*
6.546
Owned
One of the most enjoyable options for playing with small children - you can play this with a three year old, and it sure beats "Candyland."
2007-01-27*
Hansa (2004)
6
Dec 2009*
6.706
Owned
Le Havre (2008)
7.5
Apr 2012
7.846
Owned
N/A
5.633
Owned
Expansion for Return of the Heroes, with Greek mythology theme.
2007-07-10*
Hera and Zeus (2000)
N/A
6.304
Owned
HeroClix (2002)
3
Jun 2006*
6.129
Owned
Really mediocre game, but the miniatures are great for Champions or other superhero RPGs.
2006-06-10*
N/A
6.001
Owned
N/A
5.957
Owned
N/A
6.134
Owned
N/A
6.071
Owned
N/A
6.106
Owned
N/A
6.603
Owned
N/A
6.470
Owned
N/A
6.494
Owned
N/A
6.317
Owned
N/A
6.382
Owned
N/A
6.322
Owned
N/A
6.256
Owned
N/A
6.392
Owned
6.5
Dec 2009*
6.443
Owned
8
Dec 2009*
7.148
Owned
8
Dec 2009*
6.961
Owned
8
Apr 2008*
6.721
Owned
One of the best options for a game young kids can play with grown-ups, insofar as the grownups still have fun.
2008-04-20*
N/A
5.344
Owned
High Society (1995)
7
Jan 2005*
6.577
Owned
Nice filler game, plays quickly.
2005-01-25*
7
Dec 2009*
6.820
Owned
Hive (2001)
6.5
Dec 2009*
7.243
Owned
Strange and elegant little two-player game.
2005-10-29*
N/A
5.503
Owned
N/A
6.550
Owned
Hunting Party (2005)
N/A
5.717
Owned
Ikusa (1986)
5.5
Dec 2009*
6.715
Owned
Illuminati (1982)
6
Dec 2009*
5.970
Owned
Try to build the best global conspiracy - what's not to love? Steve Jackson's best creation. Scalable to lots of players. Really requires people to mess each other up constantly.
2007-07-09*
6
Dec 2009*
6.317
Owned
N/A
6.097
Owned
6.5
Dec 2009*
5.647
Owned
Plays: 1
Imperial (2006)
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.408
Owned
Bizarre game for 2-4 with a WWI Europe setting. Players control various countries, but with a level of indirection: they are investors, meaning that control of countries can change and that somebody can win by having the best portfolio even without controlling any countries! No luck as such.
2007-07-09*
Imperium (1977)
N/A
5.969
Owned
8
Jan 2013
7.249
Owned
Industria (2003)
N/A
6.191
Owned
For Trade
Ingenious (2004)
7
Feb 2012
7.080
Owned
This is growing on me with repeated play.
2012-10-07
Innovation (2010)
N/A
7.121
Owned
6
Jan 2006*
5.399
Owned
Can be fun once or twice, especially if played like an RPG ("*be* the villain).
2006-01-02*
N/A
5.677
Owned
N/A
5.824
Owned
Junta (1978)
N/A
6.529
Owned
I have the new 3rd edition of Junta.
2005-11-16*
5
Dec 2009*
6.281
Owned
Kingmaker (1974)
N/A
6.134
Owned
Loopin' Louie (1992)
6
Dec 2009*
6.768
Owned
Wishlist(4)
 (Thinking about it)
It's not exactly complicated, but there are subtleties of skill involved in hitting the plane to send it at your opponents in tricky ways. Also, it's playable by kids as young as three or four! So, as a short family dexterity/speed game, it's a winner.
2007-07-21*
7.5
Dec 2009*
6.693
Owned
6.8
Dec 2009*
6.825
Owned
N/A
6.393
Owned
5
Dec 2009*
6.998
Owned
LOTR Stratego with a few extra wrinkles, better than one might expect.
2006-06-10*
Lost Cities (1999)
7
Dec 2009*
7.044
Owned
One of my absolute favorite two-player games.
2006-05-07*
Die Macher (1986)
6
Dec 2009*
7.344
Owned
For Trade
8
Apr 2012
6.567
Owned
Magna Grecia (2003)
N/A
6.052
Owned
N/A
7.218
Owned
Mare Nostrum (2003)
7
Dec 2009*
6.467
Owned
N/A
6.463
Owned
MarraCash (1996)
N/A
6.205
Owned
Marvel Heroes (2006)
N/A
6.155
Owned
For Trade
Medici (1995)
7
Dec 2009*
6.893
Owned
Medina (2001)
N/A
6.706
Owned
Melee (1977)
7
Apr 2012
5.982
Owned
N/A
6.743
Owned
Meuterer (2000)
6.5
Dec 2009*
6.646
Owned
Modern Art (1992)
7
Dec 2009*
7.165
Owned
N/A
6.249
Owned
For Trade
Mü & More (1995)
N/A
6.645
Owned
N/A
6.079
Owned
Mykerinos (2006)
7
Dec 2009*
6.646
Owned
6
Dec 2009*
6.627
Owned
Fairly high luck factor, but still a fair bit of skill as well, at least over a large number of games.
2006-06-10*
Navia Dratp (2004)
7
Apr 2012
6.148
Owned
I have the two different starter sets, and four boosters (= 12 more masei)
2008-10-11*
Neuland (2004)
N/A
6.142
Owned
Nexus Ops (2005)
N/A
7.078
Owned
N/A
5.967
Owned
Nur Peanuts! (2001)
6
Dec 2009*
5.620
Owned
It's light and fluffy, but there is both strategy and tactics to this filler game. Too bad it's out of print - but I made my own copy.
2006-07-29*
Odin's Ravens (2002)
6
Dec 2009*
6.451
Owned
N/A
5.597
Owned
N/A
5.566
Owned
6
Dec 2009*
6.099
Owned
6
Dec 2009*
6.346
Owned
Pandemic (2008)
8
Oct 2012
7.588
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
7.908
Owned
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.189
Owned
N/A
7.039
Owned
Pirateer (1978)
5.5
Dec 2009*
5.458
Owned
7
Dec 2009*
6.838
Owned
Polarity (1986)
7
Dec 2009*
6.099
Owned
Power Grid (2004)
7
Dec 2009*
7.901
Owned
Plays: 1
Power Grid is a noticeable improvement over the original Funkenschlag (though I have both).
2005-01-10*
4.5
Dec 2009*
7.476
Owned
I don't understand why I don't like this more. It has a fun theme, reasonable mechanics, and so forth. Most people really like it. But somehow I don't. Huh.
2009-12-26
N/A
6.841
Owned
Pueblo (2002)
6.5
Dec 2009*
6.475
Owned
Lightly-themed two-player abstract. Elegant mechanics, fun play.
2007-07-09*
Puerto Rico (2002)
7.5
Dec 2009*
8.023
Owned
I can't decide if the mechanics are elegant or fiddly (maybe both), but it has great mechanics, strong theme, and nicely scalable from 3-5 players.
2007-07-09*
7
Dec 2009*
7.016
Owned
Adds a bit of variety to Puerto Rico by swapping out some of the standard buildings.
2007-07-09*
Quoridor (1997)
N/A
6.457
Owned
Ra (1999)
8
Dec 2009*
7.358
Owned
Plays: 1
7.5
Dec 2009*
7.705
Owned
N/A
7.836
Owned
Rail Baron (1977)
5
Dec 2009*
6.089
Owned
Ah, so much luck. But not a bad game otherwise.
2005-08-15*
N/A
7.270
Owned
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