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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Michael Logan
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Havertown
Pennsylvania
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Mike Jones
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Gainesville
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When I bought the promos and expansion, I found out they were a slightly different size and color then the printing of the copy I had. So I bought a copy of the then current printing.

So now I have a copy of the game with expansions and promos and a copy of it as just the base.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Andrew J.
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A lot of games played at game night this time around! As usual with our non-summer weeks, only games played were on Saturday, at game night:


 8.0   Mille Bornes

Mrs. aaj and I kicked off with this one while we were waiting for people to arrive. It's still a luck-based game, but we enjoy it and we can whip through it so quickly. I don't think I'd want to try it 4p, though.
Final scores: me 1000, mrs. aaj 700





 8.0   Sushi Go Party!

Played an 8p game of this, and I'm still struck by how solid of a card drafting game this is. I remain horrible at it, but we enjoyed this one a great deal! I was skewered by half-committing to green tea ice cream, though not enough in the first round, so I ended with only two useless cards.
Final score: Stephen 45, Paul, Grace, Ruth 40, Alisha 36, me 32, Nathan 31, Becca 23





 10.   Tokaido

 8.0   Dixit

We split up into ladies and guys at this point. All the wives played Dixit and Tokaido while we guys tackled Glory to Rome.
Final scores: mrs. aaj won both!





 10.   Glory to Rome

Time to spread the gospel of my favorite game! Nathan had played once before and sorta gotten the concept, Stephen and Paul were totally new to the game. I did unusually poorly and finished in last, while Paul won with a commanding vault engine. It was a strange game, weird buildings came out and card distribution seemed off, but Glory to Rome is always fun. Question for you pros -- is legionary ever a viable victory path?
Final scores: Paul 35, Nathan 28, Stephen 14, me 11





 10.   Deep Sea Adventure

Jon and Ashley came with Stephen and Vivek and they played Deep Sea while we finished up Glory and Tokaido. Ashley had played before, but with the wrong rules, so they learned correctly and she trashed everyone else except Vivek, who came in a strong second. Didn't log scores for this one.





With the longer games winding down, two couples left so we had just enough players for a 5-player Escape game (Becca only watched). I custom-built a temple that included illusions, curses/treasures, and the constellation room quest. With 5 players, the Constellation room is the most difficult quest there is, I think. We lost by a lot (only one of us made it out before time was called), and resolved to try again.
Ashley got back from dropping Vivek off so we did a 6p match with the same setup. This time we also added in character powers to make it easier on us, and we managed to win in about nine minutes, though the Constellation room was still incredibly difficult!
Final scores: 1 W, 1 L





 4.0   BANG! The Bullet!

Becca jumped in and Alisha (mrs. aaj) circled out as we brought out Bang. This is not my favorite game: though better than Fluxx by a long shot, I see some similarities between the two. Ashley, the sheriff, quickly stocked up on a horse and the Volcanic, and went crazy and pretty easily killed us outlaws. We were all pretty tired by the time we wrapped up, but Ashley and Nathan grabbed the W for team Sheriff.




All in all, a great game night! 9 plays of 8 distinct games, 11 people at the game night and a full crock pot of sloppy joes devoured. Here's hoping for another good round next week!

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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Pawel Kielc
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Stan pudełka: dobry
Stan komponentów: bardzo dobry
Język: PL.

Pokrywam koszty wysyłki w kraju (możliwa wysyłka paczkomatem).
możliwy odbiór: Gliwice, Zabrze.

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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Sebastian Neuhauss
Germany
Hamburg
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Title: Ruhm für Rom
Publisher: Lookout
Language(s): German
Condition: Components like new, Rules got wet once (little wavey), Box with a little damage, but no hole or crack, and little shelf wear and stain. From a smoke free home
Presence in Essen: Thursday

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Glory to Rome: Republic Expansion


Title: Mehr Ruhm für Rom
Publisher: Lookout
Language(s): German
Condition: WITHOUT BOX, Cards very good, inside the box of the base game
Presence in Essen: Thursday
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Torgeir Hoffmann
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Title: Sit Gloria Romae
Publisher: uplay.it edizioni
Version / Year Published: 2011
Language(s): Italian
Condition: I have not yet seen the item and cannot verify the accuracy, but according to original item:
"good condition box with minor shelfwear, small dent on the bottom, paper inlay in two parts".

Original item: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/item/4817067

I realized my italian is extremely rusty


Attendance at SPIEL'16: Sat, Sun (simply because the trade delivery has not been agreed on. May work with Thu/Fri depending on this).
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Barry Baker
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Glasgow
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The normal horror of trying to explain how this game actually works! Luckily once it starts it becomes a very intuitive process, but with lots of options. Adam swarmed us with legionnaires and "requisitioned" all our materials, and ran out a comfortable winner.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Canada
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Edition: Cambridge Games Factory Black Box Edition

Condition: Like New (technically). In shrink, but shrink has split slightly along a seam. Additionally, there are two strips of clear tape on the shrinkwrap; removing a third left a slightly sticky residue on the shrink, so I left the remaining two strips as is. Lastly, the top edge of the lid may have a ding; the shrinkwrap is of an inelastic kind that's hard to slide to see whether the box itself has the ding or if it's just an imperfection in the shrinkwrap. Game originally acquired in this condition.

Sweetener: Glory to Rome Promo Cards (Cambridge Games Factory New Art first edition). Condition: New.
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Tustin
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Soft Reserve: $30
BIN: $45


Version: Italian - Sit Gloria Romae (version pictured)
Condition: Very good. Played 6 times. Comes with a english translations of cards, a translated camp, and foamcore insert in a Blood Rage 5th player expansion box (which will save you a LOT of shelf space). I can also provide the original box.

Shipping: Fits into a USPS medium flat rate ($13.00).

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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Felix Rodriguez
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Somerville
Massachusetts
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This is the I.V. Edition of the game.

NOTE: I've been getting some trade/sell messages about this recently. There is a possibility this will be removed before the math trade goes to bid. Fell free to offer something privately if you really want this.

Played but in good condition.

I will be at LT from start to end, but I prefer to finish all my trades early so I can stop thinking about them.
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
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I own the original edition of this, and have played it several times. The overpowered nature of the cards are not an issue since they are all strong and it's somewhat of a sight to see. However, I'm not sure it's better than many of the other engine building games. Despite complex strategies, most games I've played were won by whoever took the Merchant action most (fairly anticlimactic).

Love: Multi-use cards -- usable for 4 different purposes in this game.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Sebastian Neuhauss
Germany
Hamburg
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Titel: Ruhm für Rom
Verlag: Lookout
Sprache: Deutsch
Condition: Spielmaterial in sehr gutem Zustand, Die Anleitung ist einmal feucht geworden und etwas wellig - aber jede Seite ist problemlos lesbar. Die Box hat einen leichten Schaden an der Seite (aber nicht eingerissen) und ein paar Flecken. Nichtraucherhaushalt

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Glory to Rome: Republic Expansion


Titel: Mehr Ruhm für Rom
Verlag: Lookout
Sprache: Deutsch
Zustand: OHNE BOX, Karten sehr gut, passen mit in die Box des Grundspiels. Nichtraucherhaushalt
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Mike Cross
United States
Atkinson
New Hampshire
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I.V edition. New and unopened.

All proceeds benefit the Bacon Board Gamers (www.BaconBoardGamers.com) and their lending library. I will be at LT all day Thursday-Saturday.

Starting bid = $35
BIN = $60
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
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0) So Santa has the ability to bring you any game that you want, be it OOP or not even available just yet, what do you ask for? Use that game as your geeklist entry. submitted by: Vacabck (and similarly by Jrtolf)

1) What game would you most like to see receive the 'Legacy' treatment? submitted by: Bajahobo

It would need to be a game that has fantastic gameplay to begin with - that's what made Pandemic: Legacy so great. I'm pretty new to gaming (relatively) and so most of the games I play probably wouldn't work at all. Area control games it seems lend themselves best to Legacy games. I'm going to throw out a really odd choice and have a Civ building game like Roll for the Galaxy (though not necessarily that exact game). Maybe over the course of multiple plays some tiles/planets could change hands - come under attack from Alien races - you choose to develop certain tiles to make them more powerful etc. I don't know - that's why I'm not in game design.


2) What one aspect would you take out of a game you like to make it better? submitted by: Mizerak


This is an interesting question. Really I would like set up time to be a lot easier for games such as Concordia or Orleans. That's a bit of a cop out answer I know.

3) What number would you consider too many unplayed games in your collection? submitted by: bigmac33070

My collections is growing and so I try to make sure that whatever comes in gets played straight away. I only have the one game not played at the moment (though I do have a few expansions untouched). I suppose for me once I got to double digits that would be too excessive.

4) What is your most bitter/haunting boardgaming loss? (Like where you managed to snatch the defeat from the jaws of victory against all odds) submitted by: MichaelB

Letting myself get talked in to playing sub-optimally in a game of Catan. We started gaming by having a 'competitive' gaming night in our family every Friday. Whoever won the most games in a month would choose the restaurant to go out to at the end of the month. I was pretty close to a Catan win and went to build a road - my wife protested quite vehemently (damn my weakness), and so I chose to do something else (it's okay, I can set myself up for the win on the next turn - building the road wouldn't guarantee me the wine but would pretty much make it impossible for her - the third player was far behind). Lo and behold my wife closes out and wins the game on the very next turn. Never again.

5) What game was the biggest let down of 2015? submitted by: ColtsFan76

I was pretty happy with all of the games I got in 2015 (which for me, is all the games I own) that came out in 2015. Of the games I bought that came out before I had four disappointments. Agricola and Eldritch Horror are the main ones. Agricola because my wife hated it and Eldritch Horror because we realise that Ameritrash is not our thing. Machi Koro was a let down - I just found it to be too simple and boring, even with the 10 card draft. Paperback is probably the closest to a 2015 game that is an okay game, but it didn't really 'wow' me like so many others.

6) If you had to go out of town on business, and had no guarantees that you'd find fellow gamers, would you bring some games with you anyway? {If so, which one(s)?} submitted by: leroy43


For me, probably not - I'd stick to video games or board games on ios.

7) What links do you have in your Quickbar, and which are the ones you use most often? submitted by: Phil Fleischmann

I'm still working out how to effectively use BGG even after a year, so I have no idea what the Quickbar is! I'm doing everything the long way around I suppose. The parts of BGG I use most though are adding plays and the Geeklists.

8) Are there any games you think have a "perfect" design? submitted by: Blott


I can't think of any games that I deem to be "perfect". There are a lot of games I have that have really smooth mechanics and are viable for many strategies, but I haven't played games enough to make a clear judgement.

9) From your collection of unplayed games, (that you would be learning for the first time,) what is the game you would most like to play first? submitted by: punkin312


Elysium as it's the only unplayed game I have at the moment, plus I really want to play it.

10) What game would you use as kindling for a fire? submitted by: Clive65


It would actually be Agricola (though I traded it away). There are a lot of wooden components, boards and cards that would be really useful for starting a fire.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Daniel Shane
Canada
Montreal, Canada
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Edition: Cambridge I.V. Edition (as pictured)
Language: English
Condition: Played twice, mint. Comes with original plastic box. Missing 1 merchant bonus card (has no real gameplay issue). A proxy card is included.
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
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#25

Onto the home stretch!

Glory to Rome is a tableau building game where most of the buildings you can get are totally overpowered. At least, that’s the way it seems. Every card in GtR has a number of different meanings and effects, depending on where it is. They all have some building, a material (always the same as that needed to build the building), and a person with one of 8 (?) actions associated therewith. You can use these cards to build the building, as material to build some other building, to build your citizenry (each person in your citizenry gives a bonus when you take its associated action), or just throw it in your vault for victory points.

It’s a moderately complex game with a lot going on, but it’s also a lot of fun, even when you’re not really sure what you should be doing. Just building something that seems obviously broken and then exploiting the crap out of it is fun.
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Singapore
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GAMES

Glory to Rome (x2) - I thought this game was going to go to my For Sale pile, but two more plays remind me that this is quite a special game. While, yes, it has a similar feel to Innovation in some ways, in other ways it has way more leeching and blunting than that game does. Way more. And I think that's enough to keep it in my collection. I also had a lot of fun playing it. That counts for something.

Melee (x2) - Officially off to the trade pile. One game ended before one of the players even got a turn. The rules took longer to explain than that game took to play. Those are both big nonos for me.

1830: Railways & Robber Barons - I won't be running out to buy a copy, nor do I need to experience any other 18XX games, but I'll happily play this one some more. We made a number of rules errors (it is a very complicated game with all kinds of little fiddly rules that are poorly written up (seriously, when your game is this complicated, hire a technical writer)), but the game was enjoyable. We also played extremely sub optimally as it was the first play for everyone at the table. Uh, we also ran out of time as we only had six hours to play and go over the rules. All that being said, this is likely the stock manipulation game as far as I'm concerned. It is brutal. We were a little dividend happy in our play which meant that when we ran out of time, two of the players were presidents of companies that were in dire straights financially as I had just bumped us into the final age and they couldn't really afford to buy new trains. So, yeah, a game of timing and brutality, near as I can tell.

After the play I wondered if I would really rather play this than a couple of plays of Chicago Express and some other games as well. My argument being that Chicago Express is 1830 distilled. Except, upon further reflection, it really isn't. While CE may be a stock investment game, it is not a stock manipulation game like 1830. So, the play is very very different. Both brutal, mind, but not the same games.

Can't Stop (x2)
Crokinole (x3)
Lost Cities (x2)
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FILMS

Europa Report - I don't give out lots of nines on IMDB, so I was shocked to give out my second one in two weeks. A brilliant science fiction (not space drama, or space action, or space comedy) film. I really like when otherwise big budget genres are made with independent monies. It seems to create some very interesting stories as they can't rely on special effects to get people to watch it.

Another Earth - Same goes here. Not as solid as Europa Report, but still very good. It's a drama within a science fiction setting, but it takes this interesting science fiction idea and then looks at the impact it has on a few specific people. Very interesting. And not the kind of thing a studio would ever make.

The Gods Must Be Crazy - I've wanted to see this for years. Imagine my disappointment when I had to turn it off because it was just far too racist in implementation (and in historical context).

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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Chris Ruf
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Legionary role also gets a matching material from the pool, not just from your neighbors' hands.

Upon further reflection, and after reading the comments...

Everything! You are probably playing everything wrong.
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Volker Volker
Switzerland
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Ivano D'Aronco
Italy
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Lingua: Italiano

Stato: B+

Consegna gratuita in tutta Italia.
 
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Gabriel Alonso
United States
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Florida
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Very Good condition. Black box version

Starting bid: $60
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Jason Strong
United States
Sammamish
Washington
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Not a thrift... Was about to pay the $10 that the seller at the game swap wanted when he asked about my copy of Concept. Hello insta-trade. I threw in a Sleeping Queens for his kid...


BTW, met up with Andrew and his new bride (and friends) at the swap. We were able to actually play a few games, which was nice...
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Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:113]
Thom Denholm
United States
Seattle
Washington
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2-5 players
60 min
Strategy
Card game, card drafting, hand management, set collection, variable phase order

Excellent game, wonderful card combos, can be a real brain burner.
 
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