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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Sarah Langer
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Vienna
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Zee Garcia recommended it and I found a cheap used copy of it. It’s been with me the last few game nights, but it hasn’t hit the table yet. It’s only a matter of a few weeks though, my small games have been played like crazy, especially if they go beyond four players.

Played it!

This is a very clever bidding game, one that I actually liked because of the tough decision: do I keep this card to score it, or do I use it to bid on something? The game felt a little to short, like there where one or two round missing, but maybe that was just a first impression. Will stay in my collection.
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Mark Johnson
United States
Santa Clarita
California
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Oct 22, 2008

As promised, here's my annual episode running through the new Essen games that have caught my eye. There are games I'm pretty sure I want, others I'm pretty sure I don't, and a whole bunch I need to know more about first (hopefully by playing).

Essen opens its doors to everyone tomorrow, and the press-only day has already started. Folks like me will be checking internet sites repeatedly through the weekend to digest scraps of information and opinions about the new titles. Exciting!

-Mark
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
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Lingua: Tedesco

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: Solo regolamento

Stato: B

Consegna: a mano zona brescia o spedizione fino a 9€

Note: no ship outside Italy

Palastgeflüster



Lingua: MULTILINGUA

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: nessuna

Stato: scatolina un pò segnata, carte nuove, mai usato (quindi metto un B)

Consegna: a mano zona brescia o spedizione fino a 9€

Note: no ship outside Italy

Brouhaha



Lingua: italiano.

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: nulla

Stato: B+

Consegna: a mano zona brescia o spedizione fino a 9€

Note: no ship outside Italy
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Mario Pawlowski
Germany
Datteln
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Publisher: Amigo

Language:
German - cards are language independent.

Condition:
New - Game is still in shrink.
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
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Munich
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118 Cards:
[0-15] x 6 Colors (Goods)
[0-15] x 1 Color (Merchant Cards)
[1-6] x 1 Color (Offer Cards)

Goods point values:
0-5: 1 point
6-10: 2 points
11-13: 3 points
14-15: 4 points
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Miguel García
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I bought this on a German sale shop based on good reviews. Its aspect is not really compelling and it had to wait 2-3 years before being played at Fernando's with Alvar, Santiago, Fernando and Bruno, on 2 June 2015.

It's an abstract card bidding game with simple rules but a very clever mechanic that makes it interesting and fun. It has a bit of everything, tactic, strategy, luck, wise bidding, and it is very short.

It's doesn't feel long at all, but it would be a blast if it were a bit shorter.

Duration: 30 minutes.

First rating: 6.8

Final result: 2nd (tied with 3 players) and 4th (of 5)

Conclusion: Nifty fast card auction game with a bit of everything.

PS: What are the 2 market cards for?
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Jooor Spain
Spain
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Juego que tenía Orphebus sin estrenar y que yo había estrenado y vendido hacía muuuuuucho tiempo.
Lo estrenamos Orphebus, Sergio, Histeria, Bbaixauli y un servidor el 2 de junio de 2015.
Es un filler de cartas con números y colores muy sencillete donde comerciarás por cartas pagando con cartas en una subasta. Al final de cada ronda puedes vender juegos de tres cartas del mismo color y te dan tantos puntos de victoria como valor de la carta más alta de esas tres.
La gracia del juego está en que según van pasando las pujas se subastan menos cartas y no participan los jugadores que ya hayan ganado una puja anterior de forma que en cada ronda habrá X subastas para X jugadores, el último jugador que quede sin ganar puja no se llevará carta, en ese momento se recuperan todas las cartas con las que se han ido pagando las pujas y ese jugador elige un color y se queda con todas las de ese color, luego el penúltimo en llevarse una puja y así hasta el que primero ganó una puja que se llevará las sobras. Además hay comodines que te sirven por cualquier color y que si combinas 3 juntos te dan el máximo de puntuación (5, las cartas normales van de 1 a 4) pero que valen 0 a la hora de pujar.

Juego gracioso para un huequecillo y que ocupa apenas la baraja que trae dentro.
Yo creo que la versión que comentaba Sergio (que creo fué como jugamos hace más de dos años) dejando a la vista los pagos para ver si te interesa pujar o pasar puede ser interesante.

DURACIÓN: 20 minutos
NOTAS:
Bbaixauli 7
Histeria 7
Orphebus 6.8
Sergio 6
Jooor 6.5
NOTA MEDIA: 6.66
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Reuven Fischer
United States
Bala Cynwyd
Pennsylvania
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Alessandro Dipace
Italy
Cabiate CO
Lombardia
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Lingua: tedesca

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: No necessary in-game text

Stato: B+

Spedizione: Consegna a mano in Uesm

Note
Publisher: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Si allega stampa a colori di regolamento italiano
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
William Attia
France
Paris
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Utgiver: Amigo
Språk: Tysk (ikke tekst i spill)
Tilstand: God
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
William Attia
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Paris
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Byzanz

Publisher: Amigo
Language: German rules, game components are language-independent
Condition: very good

Attendance: Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Kendahl Johnson
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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Retail purchase

Shouldn't be that hard to get a card game played. If nothing else, some of our couples friends who will play games are less averse to card games. Looks fun.
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Zoltan Ban
Hungary
Budapest
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Állapot: Nem játszott, kitűnő állapot, doboztető fóliázva
Nyelv: Német nyelvű, de nyelvfüggetlen, magyar szabállyal
Kiadás: Amigo edition (2008)

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Állapot: Bontatlan, doboz fóliázva
Nyelv: Német nyelvű, de nyelvfüggetlen
Kiadás: Ravensburger German edition (2005)
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Canadian Dave
United States
Lehi
UT
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Larry Rice
United States
Irvine
California
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In shrink. German language but game is language independent. English rules printout included.

Soft Reserve: 8
BIN: $15
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Gilad Yarnitzky
Israel
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A small card game with nice bidding mechanism and balancing git by the way cards are selected at the end of the turn.
Nice fillerthat will hit the table more often now that I know it.
 
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Ah... there we go. Way to break the mold, leftward-facing guy.
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Brent Gallmann
United States
Oshkosh
Wisconsin
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Played this last year at F & I. Great filler game.
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Joe Wyka
United States
Walnut Creek
California
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Two card games for the price of two card games.

Byzanz in excellent condition. Played once. Amigo.

ALSO

Lords of Scotland


Also in excellent condition. Z-Man.
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Larry Rice
United States
Irvine
California
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In shrink. Copy of English instructions included. Game is language independent.
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Bruno Peeters
Belgium
Zwijndrecht
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Newtonville
Massachusetts
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English printout of rules. Played once.

Starting Bid: $5

I will be at Unity from 9 to 9.
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Alessandro Dipace
Italy
Cabiate CO
Lombardia
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LINGUA: tedesco.

DIPENDENZA LINGUA: Nulla, fornisco regolamento a colori in italiano.

STATO: Ottimo.

SPEDIZIONE: Gratuita in Italia.

VARIE: Gioco di carte e aste di Emanuele Ornella.
 
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New Games

The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet x1
Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game x1
7 Wonders: Leaders x1
Byzanz x1
Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Storm x1

Old Games

Dungeon Roll x4 (1 with Dungeon Roll Hero: Guild Leader)
Chicago Express x2
Eminent Domain (with Eminent Domain: Bonus Planets) x1
Yspahan x1
7 Wonders (1 with 7 Wonders: Cities) x4
Flash Point: Fire Rescue x1
Battle Line x1
Hive x3
Cosmic Encounter x1

A good chunk of games for me the past week!

The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet was an interesting play, it feels like it very much wants to be a laid back family game, but the drafting mechanism means that it can be played very cutthroat if people are of a mind. I admit that the fact that you choose who you pass tiles to makes for a fascinating decision space, but if you're playing with competitive dingbats like I do every once and a while, accusations of poor drafting strategy can get slung about like so much simian by-product. It's not a game I'll ask for, but it certainly proved that it offered some real crunch in a game I wasn't expecting to have any.

Continuing the apparent drafting kick I've been having for the past week and change, I finally got a chance to play Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game. I absolutely adore Biblios and, being the dice freak I am, figured that the dice game version would be a home run. Oddly, I owned a copy for a short time before selling it without ever playing it, so I finally got to remedy that in my usual Tuesday group. I enjoyed the game, though drafting dice from a public pool meant another dose of grief from the aforementioned dingbats, and I found that I missed the vacuum of imperfect information present in the drafting of the base game. It was a fine little 20 minute filler and one I'll happily play again, but it won't be one I ask for any time soon.

7 Wonders: Leaders was a neat addition to the base game. I can see why some folk don't like it as revealing an end-point generating leader early makes you an easy target for hate-drafting, but I found the combo-riffic possibilities to be intriguing.

Byzanz, like all of Emanuele Ornella's designs, is an aggressively balanced little auction game with enough interesting choices to keep a jaded gamer like me interested, but also continues the trend of being really interesting in theory and ever-so-slightly flat in execution. I really like it for what it is, though I was a bit let down that it fell a bit short of how clever I thought it was going to be. I guess I need to adjust my expectations when it comes to light auction games. Still! Glad I have a copy.

And finally, I grabbed a copy of Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Storm on Saturday and got a chance to play with some of the new alien races on Sunday. Both the Tide and the Extortionist hit the table, and while we forgot to start the Tide out with two tokens on his sheet, the extortionist made some excellent bank by leeching off other players card draws. A fun time was had by all .
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Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1688]
Jacob Wershing
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Mount Pleasant
Michigan
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Our next game we played was with the same guys and we jumped in on Byzanz because Joe was going to head out and we need a lighter game.

Very interesting contrast as an Auction game to Speicherstadt(sp?), Felt like two totally different games.

This game was much lighter, which is something I like about For Sale the only Auction game I've really enjoyed. But for some reason it left me feeling like most Auction games do, a little unsatisfied.

It was good to play because I know our group likes it, and I would play, it's not a bad game, just plenty of the game out there I prefer. I think it was consesus among Geoff, Nick and I we preferred Speicherstadt(sp?).


Finally in the evening we played another round of Biblios, thoughts and comments on a new variant back on the original Biblios Post.
 
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