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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Dr. Urza, PhD of Dungeon Crawl
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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#57

Here's a fun, simple dice game with some push your luck elements. The object is to get your meeple from the start to the finish. You're also given two dice of your color, but they aren't normal dice. They both have 1,2,3 pips and an X; one also has 5 and 6, the other 4 and 7.

On your turn, you roll your dice. If you rolled doubles, you get to move forward that number of spaces straight away. (up to 3, since numbers higher than that only appear on one die) You then decide whether to keep your roll, or roll again. If you roll again, there's a risk: if you roll any Xs, your turn immediately ends, and you go back a space for each X. (If you roll an X on your initial roll, there's no penalty, it just counts as a zero.) Once you're satisfied with your roll, you arrange the dice to form the highest two-digit number you can. (76 obviously being the highest possible.) You then place those dice into an open space in the center of the board. There's a "ladder" of spaces there, labeled 0 to 5. When dice are placed on the ladder, anyone's dice that are above that space (i.e. on a higher-numbered space) and are showing a total that is equal to or lower than the total of the just-placed dice are bounced off and returned to their owners. The hope is that when it comes around to your turn again, your dice are still on the ladder. If they are, you get to move forward a number of spaces corresponding to the spot on the ladder they were occupying (0-5) before removing them and taking your turn.

Simple and fun, with a good deal of excitement. It's a great filler sort of game that you can finish in 15 minutes or so, and it even accommodates up to six players.
 
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Jim Storch
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Pennsylvania
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$7.99 at Half Price Books. Bought at their 20% off sale this past weekend. Probably not very thrifty, but I'm always happy to welcome another Knizia filler into the fold.
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Prime Time
United States
New Plymouth
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Fair condition
This is the "Exxtra" version

Opening bid: $20
 
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Jeff Binning
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Rollinsville
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This one always generates lots of good natured trash talk when we play it.
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Massimiliano Amato
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Lingua: Italiano

Dipendenza dal Linguaggio: Indipendente

Condizioni: B+

Spedizione: Gratuita In Italia. Possibile consegna a mano a Milano

Note: Giocato 1 volta
 
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Johannes Wentu
Italy
Parma
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The 13th and last game was Excape: nice, easy, fast, luck dependant push your luck (welcome Mr. Lapalisse...).



It was a close close close Race between me and Rugge, with a lucky throw of dice in the end with a final overtake by me on the very finish line. While Xime lagged a lot back, this wasn't enough for me to regain control of the final ranking (oh crap again!!)

Final Score:
Wentu: 150 (21)
Rugge: 95 (20)
Xime: 29 (7)
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Pete K
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Arizona
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I rate Knizia's Excape a d10-9, so I imagine it qualifies here. It's just a really fun, tactical dice game.

Also, a number of exceptional (rated d10-8 by me) games:

Piece o' Cake underrated set-collection game by Allers.

Scopa traditional card game that we play with an Italian deck.

Potato Man transcendent trick-taking game with silly artwork. The Dice Tower review got a rule wrong, which may have contributed to its relatively low ranking.

HoldFast: Russia 1941-1942 Operation Barbarossa in a box, and the game is very quick and easy to learn.

Plus a nod to the children's game My First Carcassonne, where my kids liked it so much they brought it out to teach their cousins at a very early age.
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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Jennica 21, Dan 16, Beth 15, Jonathan 8, Tony 8

Ancient dice game which uses “press your luck” to move your pawn. “Jennica rolled in the for the win, shooting double twos twice.”
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Pete K
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My Rating: 9
Avg Rating: 6.30

I really like this tactical yahtzee-like chase around the board. There's enough to the choices every turn where better players will win more often, but it doesn't feel "solved" like Can't Stop.
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
Hungary
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When I bought it:
March
Why I bought it:
Another Knizia that is - well, in Hungary - obscure but I heard good things about it so I had to give it a try.
When and how I hope to play it:
With family or colleagues.

SUCCESS ON 26TH MARCH
 
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Alkis Moraitis
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Sydney Olympic Park
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Opened and played.
Condition of the box is like new.
Condition of the components are like new.

This is the rare Amigo German edition.
Game is language independent as there is no text on the components. English rules provided.

Trade or $40


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I will not rest until Biblios is in the Top 100. - Steve Oksienik
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Howell
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I was thinking about this one, but I think I could make due with smaller cubes since each player needs two. Or maybe it would look super cool with bigger dice. I need some good player pawns as well, but I'm sure I can find almost anything.
 
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Dave L
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Cologne
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Jeff Binning
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Rollinsville
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This is my favorite push your luck style game. It's very easy to teach, and even non gamers enjoy it.
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Massimiliano Amato
Italy
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Lingua: Italiano

Dipendenza dal Linguaggio: Indipendente

Condizioni: B+

Consegna a Play: presente in fiera sabato e domenica

Note: Giocato 1 volta
 
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
C Bazler
United States
Rochester
New York
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Designer: Reiner Knizia

Soft Reserve: $28


CLOSED.
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Mat Thomsen
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Medway
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I have recently been inserting this game in where other light games would normally be played. There is tons of push your luck in it, but it still manages to create great moments when someone succeeds with a low roll, or fails with a high one. It's a solid race game that can be taught in two minutes and played in 20. It was worth the long wait to finally get a copy of this one. Chris M, Benji, and Brian were in on this one. Two plays, two wins for me. Man! I'm good at this game!
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Mat Thomsen
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See comments above.

Pete was the surprise with this one. As he was content with smaller numbers and smaller advancements. He was right on the cusp of winning it, but the push-your-luck-as-far-as-possible strategy I employed proved more effective this time.

Thanks Pete, Will, Jim, and Joe.
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Chad Rathsack
United States
Milwaukee
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Tim Shippert
United States
Richland
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Start time: 11:37pm
End time: 12:00am


We were in serious danger of ending Game Night before midnight, which would have been a violation of everything Game Night stands for. But, Andy was tired! Also, Tim had a cold.

Still, with amazing fortitude, Tim, Eric5, Nyck, Jerry, and Andy managed to wrangle a game of Excape to take us to twelve o'clock.


Jerry started the game by refusing to roll any Xs, which was tremendously unsporting of him. But! Before he could claim victory, suddenly the other players swapped his dice with ones that actually had Xs, and suddenly Nyck had caught up! And then Tim came within spitting distance! But then Jerry rolled a 76 while sitting on 16 - and when nobody could knock him off the 5 row he claimed teh victory. Nyck finished with 17, Tim had 12, Andy 8, and Eric 5.
 
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Sean MacKinnon
Canada
Dartmouth
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Jeff Hamalainen
United States
North Chelmsford
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Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1913]
Eric Brosius
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Exxtra is a favorite die-rolling game of mine. Anyone can see that the "double X" in the title is a far superior name than a title with only one "X" in it!

I wish this were in print; I'd even take it in the inferior edition. Some of my friends want it.
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Mike Fogus
United States
Burke
Virginia
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2016.03.12

Ended the night with a homemade version. This was a lot of fun, even though Anthony won on a lame double-3.
 
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