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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Arno van Mark

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Not played yet, but I think my wife will enjoy it.
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Rob White
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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My 2013 ranking:
11

# of Plays (since 2009):
32

Likes:
Theme. I’d much rather be building a city than fighting/settling planets. The way the cards are used in multiple ways (production good, money to build, or as an actual building). Very elegant game.

Dislikes:
I do wish there were more successful paths to victory. I wish the game had been fleshed out with expansions the way Race for the Galaxy was. I’d love bringing in new cards and new strategies every couple years. ***Just realized that I want the 2nd edition with its re-balanced Prefecture and Guild Hall and new buildings.***

Tidbit:
It has maybe the best insert (along with Lords of Waterdeep) I’ve seen in a game. But I ended up tossing it once I sleeved the cards. Then I ended up unsleeving when the slipperiness of the card deck was bugging my wife.

Memorable Game:
Played in a beautiful room on a romantic trip to Bermuda with my wife. Looking out on the ocean as we fell back in love……with the game. Ha, ha.

Question:
Have you tried the 2nd edition or at least the expansion buildings?
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Adam M
United States
portland
OR
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Saw a playthrough of this recently and this looks perfect for us.
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Benjamin Benson
United States
REDMOND
Oregon
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2004 Edition
 
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Lynn Chalfoun
United States
Owings Mills
Maryland
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I love games with multiple use cards. With this I enjoy it most with 3 or 4 players--I find the 2 player version rather unforgiving. Maybe I should work on getting better at that! Most plays of this are on the iOS app.

Plays this year:
1. 01/01/2015 (What else to do on the ferry? other than play other games, that is...)
2. 01/02/2015
3. 01/03/2015
4. 01/07/2015
5. 01/12/2015
6. 01/12/2015
7. 01/14/2015
8. 01/15/2015
9. 01/22/2015
10. 04/14/2015
11. 05/20/2015
12. 05/25/2015
 
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Matt Brown
United States
Okemos
Michigan
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How I came to play it: Via my own game group. I bought it as it seemed to win out versus Puerto Rico based on its gateway rep.

Back then: Loved the role selection mechanic which still to this day is a favorite of mine. The scoring early on was tight which also helped. I also like the idea of discarding cards to pay for the cost of other cards. Theme is lower, but coming from my background it was a nice change of pace as I hadn't been overwhelmed with euros yet. It still felt okay and maybe one of the first games I felt like I could move on from.

Now: More people came into the group and I kept teaching it, and it kept working. It slowly rose back up and started to make its way into more and more plays. My initial plays of Puerto Rico left me feeling it was the better game, but after more plays of it, I might actually enjoy this more. I have the expansion so I need to try it out with the game and go from there. This is such a good role selection gateway that I kind of feel like keeping it by default simply for that purpose.
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Fernando Robert Yu
Philippines
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You can view my week in greater detail here: Item for Geeklist "What Did You Play Last Week? 6/15/2015"

Lots of Tableau building games this week!

Race for the Galaxy x 2 = finally got my first win in this game!
Roll for the Galaxy x 2

Both of these are quickly becoming group favorites!

San Juan x 1 = my highlight game of the week for this list since I finally got my daughter to play with me again!
Xia: Legends of a Drift System x 1 = We found out that a 5P game of this can be LOONNGG...
Agricola x 1 = finally getting the gang to get used to this game!
Deus x 1 = also got my first win!
Imperial Settlers x 1
Guildhall x 1 = will probably be scaling back from the Mega Variant in the future
Seasons x 1
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Ernest Chua
Australia
Western Australia
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Keith taught Blake and I this game, which I think I eventually got the hang of and generally enjoyed. Keith took out the win on 46 over Blake on 36 and me on 21.
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Mike Smith
United States
Richmond
Kentucky
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Condition: NIS
Language: German
 
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
orlando lopes de sa
Belgium
Brussels - Belgium
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French First Edition
 
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Jonathan Hall
United States
Milltown
New Jersey
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2004 English 1st Edition

Opened, played a few times

BIN - $36
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Robert Johnson
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
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Found this one for $1.99 at Unique hidden at the back of a game shelf. It's kind of a strange coincidence since I also found Puerto Rico at a thrift store a few years ago.
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Mat Thomsen
United States
Medway
Massachusetts
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Brian Jurney
United States
Tooele
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1st version. NIS.
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Max Woghiren
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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Excellent condition.

Starting bid: $10
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Roger
United Kingdom
London
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Even without Juan it was still fun!
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GeekList: WifeGonCon 2015
Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
S Larkin
Canada
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A gem. I taught. Wayne learned. Fast.

Game one: Steve 31, Wayne 23

Game two: Wayne 30, Steve 24.

It is fun but second edition is even better.

If only there was a free PC edition 2nd edition app...

Tomorrow, the last day of the last WGC is looking like 4 to 6 with several maybes (hey, I tried)

Looking forward to one last day packed with gaming.

Thanks to everyone who could make it! Thanks to Rod and Don for excellent BBQ chefery. A nod to General Jack for his skill with leaf and cob. Thanks for the memories! Now I'll sign off before I break into song (difficult in the written medium but then that leaves you to imaging it would be better than it actually would be.)

 
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GeekList: Cabin Gaming 2015
Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
David G.
United States
Moorpark
California
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Old favorite.
 
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
JonMichael Rasmus
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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Peak: #31
Time at Peak: 18 Weeks
Date of 1st Chart at Peak: Apr. 18 2006
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Marcin D
Poland
Białystok
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Stan: bdb (nie grana)
Język: ANG
Wydanie I


Pokrywam koszty wysyłki na terenie Polski (najchętniej paczkomaty)w przypadku PP przesyłka może potrwać nieco dłużej

Możliwy odbiór: Białystok

nick na forum gry-planszowe: emerem
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
David Debien
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Greg
United States
Lowell
Indiana
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Rick B. - 43
Eric B. - 36
Mike M. - 25
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John Bledsoe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Brand new/ sealed.

Starting bid- $15
BIN- $25
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Stephen Teixeira
United Kingdom
Birmingham
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Played once.

Starting bid: £8
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Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Benjamin Mason
United States
Houston
Texas
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Acquired: 9 December 2013.

Getting The Castles of Burgundy and Saint Malo wet my appetite, and I decided that I wanted to get all of the games in the Alea series.

Elaine and I attended BoardGameGeek Con in November of 2013. We used it as our honeymoon, since we didn't have the money to take a honeymoon when we actually got married. Hey, it only took us eight years.

While there, we were able to play San Juan for the first time. By this point, the game was OOP, so getting it from the library was the best way we knew to try it out.

We loved it. Elaine didn't particularly care for Puerto Rico, because it required too much thought and planning. It hurts her head. So, when we finally played this game, it had the feeling of Puerto Rico without the complexity and "brain-burniness." This game instantly became on our of favorites and a standard go-to game for us.

After BGGCon, I began looking around to see if I could find a copy of San Juan. Most of the copies I found were very expensive ($50.00 or more for some of them). The game was OOP at this time, so I can understand that. I even thought about trying to create my own copy of the game.

Then, one night, I check out the BGG Marketplace for San Juan and find a copy being sold for $20.00. Even after shipping, I would be paying only a couple bucks more than MSRP. I bought it, right then and there.

When Elaine got home, I told her that I had just bought my Christmas present, so she didn't need to try to find something for me. She was actually quite happy about that. In fact, we decided that we would each buy our own Christmas present that year.

It was a good holiday season.
 
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