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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Ron Lacer
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Light shelf wear, lid has one small dent, hardly noticeable. Includes extra copies of the player aid from the back of the rulebook.

Soft reserve $10
BIN $15
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Max DuBoff
United States
Cherry Hill
New Jersey
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#5

Rating: _8.5_

I usually cite Galaxy as my pick for the most underrated game of all time. It's currently ranked #2966 with a paltry 541 ratings, while its predecessor Titan: The Arena sits at #612 with a whopping 6121 ratings. When I mention Galaxy, most people think I'm talking about Race for the Galaxy, which is obviously a very fine game (it's in the middle of my Top 100, after all), but doesn't stack up to Galaxy at all. I could go more into detail about the differences between TtA and Galaxy and why Galaxy is a far superior game, but here I'll just talk about why I love Galaxy so much. Essentially, it combines interesting and often difficult cardplay (in a characteristically Knizia-y style) with the potential for crafty negotiations (not really a feature of the other Knizias on this list) and a strange knack for encouraging generally social games (often hilariously so). The amazing thing is that at its core it's neither a diplomatic game nor a social one; it can be played without much talking, but that's not only boring but also suboptimal. The best players convince other people at the table to help them inadvertently and protect their bases while beating up on other players. Secret bases provide healthy uncertainty and thus tension, and everyone has to make sacrifices at some point, so timing and positioning are key. My most memorable games of this have been at WBC, where there are always incredibly skilled players who also happen to be a blast to be around. Its only weakness is that it's a tad long for my friends here at school to be interested in, so I don't get to play it much nowadays, but I can't see it moving from my Top 10 anytime soon.
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Thom Denholm
United States
Seattle
Washington
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2-5 players
90 min
Strategy
Card game, betting/wagering
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Jonathan Schindler
United States
Lombard
Illinois
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Edition: GMT Games

Condition: Very good (box shows some wear from age)

Minimum bid: $12

Buy it now: $17
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Sean McCulloch
United States
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I didn't manage to fit a game into the Galaxy tournament this year, but I ran into GM Mark Mitchell at open gaming (a MUCH bigger and nicer open gaming area, BTW) with Friend of Stein Bill Ramsay, who was looking for something to do. So we taught it to him. 3 player Galaxy is sometimes weird, and this was one of those games. But Bill picked it up quickly and ended up beating the two of us. I'm chalking it up to our superior teaching skills
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Kerstin Jakob
Germany
Köln
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Publisher/Version: GMT Games
Condition: like new
Language: English


Starting bid: € 8
BIN: € 15 -- or, as long as there are no bids from other people, you can also make a trade offer; just check my want list


Presence at Essen: Wednesday to Saturday
Payment: Cash in Essen
Auction ends: October 04th, random time
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Cédrick Chaboussit
France
Niort
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Condition: Good

Language dependency: moderate
Language: English
Version: GMT, 2000

Starting bid: €10
BIN: €25

Presence at Essen: Thursday to saturday included, around Ludonaute's booth (3-Q116)
Payment: Cash in Essen
Aunction ends: October 2nd, random time
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Peter Dahlstrom
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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A version of Colossal Arena where the cards also have powers

Only wear is a little graying on the corners of the box.
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $12

BIN: $16

Condition: Very Good
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Chris Kizer

North Carolina
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Games played: 1
Game type: Betting, Strategy
Other games like it: Titan: The Arena, Cosmic Encounter

Another year, another game of Galaxy at WBC. My roommate really dislikes this game, so it does not come out very often. I’m certainly not very good at it, but it does lead to some interesting moments and tense negotiations. Clever base placement early in the game will really pay dividends later on.
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $14

BIN: $17

Condition: Very Good
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Dan Fox
United States
Pembroke Pines
Florida
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opened, like new, unplayed, cards in shrink

BIN $8
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Matt K
United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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Condition: Very good.
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Good condition; English edition

Free shipping in UK
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $11

BIN: $14

Condition: Very Good
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
c 5
United States
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
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This is one of my very favorite games, though I sometimes have a hard time finding people willing to play it.


It's apparently a re-theming of Colossal Arena, which is already in this list, but I have not played that one so I don't know exactly how similar the two games are.
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $10

BIN: $13

Condition: Very Good
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Ron Lacer
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Light shelf wear, lid has one small dent, hardly noticeable. Includes extra copies of the player aid from the back of the rulebook.

Minimum bid $10


Reduced Minimum $8

BIN $15
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Good condition; English edition

Free shipping in UK
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Peter Dahlstrom
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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Only wear is a little graying on the corners of the box.
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Good condition; English edition

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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
David Thompson
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Ron Salkin
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Played a bunch, still in good shape.
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Harvey O'Brien
Ireland
Dublin
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This tricksy little title saw a couple of plays this month. Another nice little algorithim in game form, but again just about right to give a flavour of theme as well as a working system. Misjudgements and bluffs become indistinguishable as the game goes on. Great fun.
 
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Board Game: Galaxy: The Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2987]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Good condition; English edition

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