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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Bob Snake
Canada
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English First Edition
Excellent condition, bought new, played twice

Sweetner : Saboteur


Z-Man English edition 2005
In SHRINK


Sweetner 2 : Saboteur 2


Z-man English first edition 2011
In SHRINK


All from Pet and Smoke free home

 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Henrik Larsson
Sweden
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Utgivare: iello
Språk: Engelska
Skick: Toppskick

Kan hämtas i Malmö.
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Sam Sarjant
New Zealand
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Bruno Faidutti's version of a trick-taking game. Quite good, with a cool magnet box. Basically it's trick-taking, but the goal changes between each game, with a wild card thrown in. So you need to be able to adapt your trick-taking strategy.

Works best with 3 players.

Box is in great condition. Small box game.
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Bob
United States
Utah
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Great condition
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Cursed be, until the end of time, those who would steal the games of the
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Arnaldo Horta Jr
United States
Columbia
Maryland
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Another trick taking game, where the scoring changes each round. Random goodness.
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
A Booker
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Condition: Box has very minor corner damage. Components in excellent condition.

MIN: $8
BIN: $12
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Daniel Braga
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Non-US Resident
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Clic here to check my all matches of The Dwarf King!
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Loïc CABROL
France
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Spencer Pace
United States
Pleasant Grove
Utah
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Perfect condition, played once. Ship to cont US only

Sweetener: will include Dead Mans Draw Card Game (Perfect Condition). Opened never played.
Dead Man's Draw
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Spencer Pace
United States
Pleasant Grove
Utah
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accidental entry. Do not use. NOT FOR TRADE.
 
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Todd Snyder
United States
Creve Coeur
Missouri
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Bought used, opened, looks to be lightly played at most, everything in very good condition. English first edition, IELLO 2011

Soft Reserve: $8
BIN: $12

Sold by
Todd Snyder
United States
Creve Coeur
Missouri
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Package Info and Shipping:
Weight: 0 lb 15 oz, Dimensions: 7x7x2
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
JJA Vh
Netherlands
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Daniel Braga
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
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Play #1: May 5:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago -12
João -6
Nobuhiro 8
Daniel 1
Comments: We played the first time to understand the rules.

Play #2: May 6:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago -1
João 13
Nobuhiro 18
Daniel 1
Comments: First official match!

Play #3: May 11:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 3
Daniel 13
Stefano 5
Comments: My first victory!!!!

Play #4: May 12:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 20
Nobuhiro 10
Daniel 10
Comments:

Play #5: June 07:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 16
Sthefano 9
Daniel 22
Comments:

Play #6: June 25:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 5
Nobuhiro -2
Daniel 0
Arthur - 3
Dudle - 5
Comments:

Play #7: July 07:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 0
Nobuhiro 7
Daniel 6
Arthur - -6
João 18
Comments:

Play #8: July 18:
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 3
Ricardo Moreira - 9
Daniel 13
Fernanda Gubert - 19
Comments:
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Thiago Matos
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
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Play #1: May 5:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago -12
João -6
Nobuhiro 8
Daniel 1
Comments: New addition to the collection. We played the first time to understand the rules.

Play #2: May 6:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago -1
João 13
Nobuhiro 18
Daniel 1
Comments:
First official match! The game is definitively approved, and as tradition dictates, Nobu signed the box!

Play #3: May 7:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 19
Paulo André 37
Heitor 27
Fernando G. 26
Comments: Quick match before the RPG starts...

Play #4: May 10:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 13
Nobuhiro 48
Arthur Sudo 7
Comments:

Play #5: May 10:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 10
Nobuhiro 12
Arthur Sudo 27
João 12
Comments:

Play #6: May 11:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 3
Daniel 13
Stefano 5
Comments:

Play #7: May 12:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 20
Nobuhiro 10
Daniel 10
Comments: That's the FIRST time I win this game!

Play #8: May 14:
Challenge: NORMAL cool
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Paulo 28
Ronaldo Gurgel 28

Thiago 13
Comments: It's a tie...

Play #9: June 07:
Challenge: HARDCORE devil
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago 16
Daniel 22
Stefano 9
Comments:

Play #10: June 11:
Challenge: HARDCORE devil
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago - 14
João - 5
Paulo - (-9)
Fernando Guimarães - (-11)
Comments:

Play #11: June 14:
Challenge: HARDCORE devil
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago - 14
João - 11
Nobuhiro - 24
Comments:

Play #12: June 25:
Challenge: HARDCORE devil
Played with: Standard game
Scores:
Thiago - 5
Daniel 0
Nobuhiro - 1
Arthur Kenshin - 3
Eduardo Luz - 5
Comments:
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Grant Whitton
United Kingdom
Edinburgh
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In very good condition.

Free shipping to Uk - collect+ or myhermes. Iello English language edition 2011.
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Atila Kawauti
United Kingdom
LONDON
LONDON
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Masoud Tabatabaei
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
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English edition
Excellent condition
Shipping: 8 euros to Europe(UK included), 12 euros anywhere else (this price is for shipping without insurance and tracking).

Starting price: 6 euros.
Auction ends: Sunday 8th March, random time.


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Tom Howard
United Kingdom
London
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Patrick
United States
Glenshaw
Pa
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I love this game. It is so silly.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/play/details/14075862
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Andrew W.
United States
Eighty Four
Pennsylvania
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I have been playing games since the Atari 2600, Candy Land, Chuttes and Ladders, Go Fish, & the Apple ii. Supporting "the Geek" since 2006
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They got me in at 87860, so back in 2006 I was among the first 100K

The domestic zip code 87860 is not assigned. A google Image search yields nothing remarkable, nor a BGG image search. The BGG item that corresponds to 87860 is actually a videogame, Rampage 2, of which I have never heard.

So nothing seems remarkable about the number 87860. I think the nondescript nature aptly suits my notoriety. Nothing all that special going on here.

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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Masoud Tabatabaei
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
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English edition
Excellent condition

+Lascaux

Very good condition

Free shipping to Benelux
(Please notice, I won't be able to ship the games before 26th February)
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Simon Vigneault
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Language:French
Edition:Iello
Condition:New in shrink
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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played on 5/24, 5 players

I like trick-taking games but I'm usually wary of trying out new ones because the most common thing people add to them is business where every card has some kind of special power and card X cancels card Y except when card Z is in retrograde and someone is already looking up a "Fizzbin" video clip to cleverly comment on this with. The Dwarf King cuts down on this by only putting in one special card per round, and it's usually nothing too obnoxious.

It also has a set of tiles that determine what scores this round, and this is where it's at its weakest. In the attempt to add more tiles for more variety, some of them are just not very interesting. There's one where only a single card in the deck causes any kind of point change, and that's dull. Honestly, I think the game would do better if there were, say, five score conditions and whoever gets to pick chooses from one of them.

How eager am I to play again? I'm always up for something like this.

Is this something I'd like to own? I don't think so.

Rating after first play? 5, but that could change with some house rules or taking out some of the boring score tiles.
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Matt Buckingham
United States
Berne
IN
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New in shrink.

Shipping
Free US Shipping
 
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Board Game: The Dwarf King [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1558]
Bryan Thunkd
United States
Florence
MA
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6/14/15 - 5 Players

The game has 3 suits, with the standard 13 cards in each suit. But every round there will be one extra card, which is pulled from a separate deck of about 20 possible cards. The extra card could be a 1, 11 or some other weird card. All the extra cards have different powers/abilities/scoring. So one might say if you take the following trick you get three points. Another might say you draw two random cards from another player and give him two cards from your hand. Another might be a trump card (the game doesn't otherwise use trumps) but can be beaten by any ace. Weird random stuff.

Also, every round a new goal card is revealed and the player with the blue 5 chooses which of the two goals applies. These might be stuff like green cards are negative points and 8's and 9's are also negative points with the green 8 & 9 giving two negative points. Or Jacks are four points. Or there's one card in the deck that gives points and nothing else matters. Again, it's pretty random.

The person with the red 5 starts the round by leading, but doesn't have to lead the red 5. You play seven hands and see who has the most points.

Dwarf King was an odd duck. Usually trick taking games are, pardon the pun, a one-trick pony. So you're always trying to do the same thing throughout the whole game. Which means that while a particular hand may screw you, better play will probably pan out in the long run. If the goal is to take tricks, you'll probably end up with a few hands where you have good cards and if you play those well, it offsets a bad hand or two. But the randomness in Dwarf King means that you might get low cards on a hand when you want to take tricks and high cards in a round when you don't. Things don't necessarily balance out in the long run and it's really a lot more about if you get a good hand for each particular round.

It was interesting to get that much variety in a trick taking game. At times it felt like I was playing Hearts, Wizard, Knaves, and a couple other trick taking games. That was novel, but I think unbalanced. The random power cards make it a little wonky too. Being the only person who could toss off two bad cards on one hand was a little random. As was everybody switching hands in another round.

I wouldn't call Dwarf King bad... but I'd prefer to play other trick taking games. I like games where you play for the long game, making do best you can with bad hands and making your fortune on your good hands, knowing that you'll do okay as long as you play all your hands well. I felt that it was more important to get lucky on the right hand in Dwarf King than it was to play well over the entire set of hands.

Will I play again? Yeah, if that's what everybody else wanted to play.

Will I buy? No.
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