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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Joshua Gottesman
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Las Vegas
Nevada
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Saturday we started out with Rise of Empires, a Martin Wallace design. I had heard of it, never played it. It turned out to be a really cool game, even though I made a mistake early on that doomed me to a sub-par finish. That's okay, that just means I'll know not to use that strategy in the future. The game too a long while to play (4+ hours with rules explanations) and I think that was mostly due to our inexperience. I suspect its a 3 hour game with people who have played it a few times. Perhaps my favorite mechanism is that what you do in the 1st half of an era determines what you have to do in the 2nd half of an era. It means that planning is very important.

Then we played Pastiche, a game about getting dabs of paint that you use to complete famous paintings. Its also tile laying game to determine what colors you get. Its not a bad game, there's just about a hundred games I'd want to play before this one.

On Sunday, my housemate's mom and dad were here for Mother's Day so we did some light gaming. We started with Perpetual-Motion Machine. I continue to like, and not love this game. As something to play once a month or every couple of months its not bad. Its never going to be an "every week" game with me.

After dinner, we started off with Dixit. This was very easy for mom and dad to absorb (after the 1st round or 2) and we all had a lot of fun with it. This is my favorite party game these days.

Finally, we played Can't Stop where mom just smoked us all, racing up the 6, 7 and 8 columns to win. None of the other 3 of us even finished a column! Still, it was fun.

All in all, a good weekend for games.
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Mark G.
United States
Holland
Michigan
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Mayfair English edition. Used, complete, and in excellent condition. Played 2 or 3 times.

Will ship for free in USA will cover the first $15 to Canada. Will not ship elsewhere.
 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Matt Hiske
United States
Kentwood
Michigan
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One of my favorite Martin wallace games. A small group of us were detered from the standard Thursday war games and got this grerat game played,

The other members played:
Hell of Stalingrad
Combat Commnader: Pacific
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Paul Lister
United Kingdom
London
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German Phalanx edition, Language Independent , will include English rules

Played 7 times Good condition

Free shipping UK, First £10 elsewhere

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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Joseph Anderson
Australia
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August 2010. I've brought this game to my group several times and I can't seem to sell it.
 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Mark G.
United States
Holland
Michigan
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Aug:

Traded away in the Gen Con math trade.
 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Jim
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Calgary
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Great condition.
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Stephen Paget
United Kingdom
London
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4 player heaven if a little long. Love it.
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Mick Shields
United States
Chicago
IL
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Phalanx/Mayfair games. Out of shrink wrap but otherwise untouched. Free shipping in North America, first $10 elsewhere.
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Dea Draper
United States
Boise
Idaho
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Martin Wallace is a master of this genre.

Another favorite of my gaming group and also one of my favorites. Unusual mechanics. Attractive game--one of his most attractive. If I play a long game, I might as well enjoy looking at it.
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Eric Buhr
Canada
Gladstone
Manitoba
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Complete, only once played, although there is some dishing and slight damage of the box top and some slight damage to the box bottom. Components are bagged.

This is the 2009 edition.

Non-smoking, no pet home.
 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Clay Blankenship
United States
Huntsville
AL
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Would LOVE to try this.

Other Martin Wallace games I'd like to try:
After the Flood
Steel Driver
Liberte (been wanting to play this for years)
Tinners' Trail

Other civ-building games I'd like to try:
Sid Meier's Civilization (2011) have this and have played it before
Cyclades (have played once)

Other miscellaneous games:
Fresco
Opera
Space Alert
Tigris and Euphrates
Manifest Destiny
Gosu (can teach)

Favorites
Princes of Florence (a favorite)
Innovation
Race for the Galaxy
 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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Played but very good condition. English language edition.
 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Alan Bargender
United States
Joliet
Illinois
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Box has a small crease on the bottom. Complete. Rules in English

Sweetener:

Archaeology: The Card Game



Complete and in excellent condition.

 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Przemo Lyczynski
Poland
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język: PL

Pokrywam koszty wysyłki.
możliwy odbiór osobisty: Poznań

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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Jimmy Okolica
United States
Washington Township
Ohio
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Condition: Excellent, played a handful of times
 
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Nathan Ehlers
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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Another one no one I know has...
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Daryl Wilks
United States
Peshastin
Washington
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curious about this one...
 
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Nick Wright
Scotland
Edinburgh
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Used but in perfect condition, Bethany Christian Trust shop, £3.

They also had Sutter's Mill for £3, but I declined...
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
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Italy
Bologna
BO
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Lingua: Inglese.

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: Nessuna.

Stato: Nuovo, ancora incellophanato!

Spedizione: Gratuita in Italia.

Note: possibile consegna a mano a Bologna. Probabilmente sarò a Play 2011 la domenica, per cui non escludo di poter consegnare anche lì.
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Malachi Brown
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Hermitage
TN
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After a day of light to medium games, we were ready for something heavier. It think this one was new to all of us, so there was a bit of a learning curve and I think we spent around 4 hours on it, but it was an interesting game. It shares some aspects with Struggle of Empires, but it is a very different game. I wouldn't mind playing it again some time. I managed to secure a victory despite being kicked out of Russia during the end of the last turn.

An awesome empire and a dodecahedron. (To be fair, I did half of this work while playing Bohnanza earlier.

Whipped creme polyhedra by malachus, on Flickr
 
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Like most Martin Wallace games, Rise of Empires has a big learning curve, requires a lot of foreknowledge of a lot of various tiles, and those same tiles have little effects that break the normal rules of the game. Considering that this also describes Princes of the Renaissance, I'm a little surprised that I like this game.

The game, like Chaos in the Old World, has an area control aspect to it, but that part of it isn't the heart of the game. It's definitely important, and anyone who ignores it will probably lose the game, but that part of it put me off, initially, even though the turn action mechanism interested me. In addition, the game has a lot of moving parts to manage, which is a little intimidating, but the turns are straightforward and aren't really all that complicated. It's not necessarily intuitive or approachable, but once players know what's going on, the game should speed up and keep moving.

I don't think the game will win any new fans into the Wallace camp, but I'll bet that anyone who already likes his big game designs will like this one.
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Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:541]
Marc Guenette
Canada
Laval
Quebec
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Excellent condition. Played twice.
 
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Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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Martin Wallace goodness! Played but excellent condition.

I'll pay for shipping in the USA. I'll pay the first $10 elsewhere, the balance to be paid with an amazon.com gift certificate. WARNING: heavy game, this will probably cost a lot outside the USA.
 
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Kelly Fischer
United States
Ellendale
North Dakota
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Condition:
Used, good condition. Components bagged. Game box has worn edges, components are in great shape.

Version:
English edition

Language:
English

Shipping:
Free in U.S.
First $10 anywhere else
from 58503
 
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