My Collection

Extracted from my personal collection on BGG
Total Games in my collection: 320
Name: 7 Wonders
Published: 2010
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Num Players: 2-7
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Ordered Nov 8th 2010 Received Dec 8th 2010 I really can't say enough good things about this game. It plays in about the same amount of time with 7 as it does with 3. With a couple of new players in the mix you'll play about an hour and with seasoned players, about 30-45 minutes. 7 Wonders is definitely a "gateway" game. It's light, that is, not overly thinky; chess it is not! However, there are plenty of agonizing decisions to make and plenty of ways to screw up your own plans as well as those plans of the people playing to your left and your right. New players may need some help on their first game; there are a lot of details to go through but after one game, I've yet to see even non-gamers not "get it". It might feel a bit overwhelming the first time but the second and third time, you'll get it. Kids seem to like it too (great family game) with younger ones teaming up with an adult to make those fun decisions to deny dad those cards he really needs! 🙂
Name: 7 Wonders Duel
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Christmas Gift 2015
Name: 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon
Published: 2016
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Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2016
Name: 7 Wonders: Cities
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received as a birthday gift from Tim Thorp, May 2013. Thanks Tim!
Name: 7 Wonders: Leaders
Published: 2011
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Num Players: 2-7
Playing Time: 40 minutes
Comments: Arrived July 7, 2011 Requesting updated cards to replace color mismatch.
Name: A la carte
Willing to trade
Published: 1989
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus Jan 8, 2011
Name: A la carte: Dessert
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus Jan 8, 2011
Name: Acquire
Published: 1964
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Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: This was the game I cut my early gaming teeth on. I loved it and played it to death. Nostalgia keeps its rating high for me but I don't reach for it like I used to. Once exposed to a larger smorgasbord of games, Acquire feels a bit dated. I'm not fond of the memory element of trying to remember who is buying which stock. That said however, I wouldn't turn it down if that's what a group wanted to play.
Name: Acquire
Published: 1968
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Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Owned Sept 28, 2010 - Buckeye Game Fest Math Trade
Name: Akrotiri
Published: 2014
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Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Arrived Nov 2015
Name: Alhambra
Published: 2003
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Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Plays well from 2-4. With 5 & 6 it's just too chaotic and difficult to plan for anything. Good gateway game.
Name: Amazonas
Willing to trade
Published: 2005
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Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 50 minutes
Comments: I don't dislike this game but I do have a couple of issues with it. If you're late in the turn order at the beginning, you can quickly find yourself in a heap of hurt depending on what villages you need to complete. Regardless I like the variable turn order (El Grande), the hidden 'route' card (Ticket to Ride), the exploration theme (Tikal), and the set collection mechanics (Tikal)...especially when it's wrapped up with nice bits.
Name: American Rails
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Bought one of the initial prints as a Christmas gift for a fellow BGGer and preordered one of the 2nd printings for myself. Arrived May 6th, 2010
Name: Amerigo
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Played at GLG 11 (2013) - Immediate must buy Christmas 2013
Name: Amerigo Queenie 1: Volcanic Island
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Received Aug 2014
Name: Amerigo Queenie 2: Cove Island, Bay Island & New Progress Tokens
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Received Aug 2014
Name: Amerigo Queenie 3: Special Production Buildings and Tokens
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Picked up at BGG.CON 2014
Name: Amun-Re
Published: 2003
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Very fiddly managing the money and power cards, making change, swapping stones, placing farmers, etc. Seems to cause blank stares from new players until you play a few rounds. Having difficulty getting anyone in my group to play it again.
Name: Anachrony
Published: 2017
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Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Arrived Aug 31, 2017
Name: Anachrony: Doomsday Enhancement Pack
Published: 2017
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Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Arrived Aug 31, 2017
Name: Anachrony: Exosuit Commander Pack
Published: 2017
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Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Arrived Aug 31, 2017
Name: Antiquity
Published: 2004
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 180 minutes
Comments: Hoping to pick up a copy from MisterCranky. Got it Jan 8, 2014
Name: Aquädukt
Published: 2005
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received in GLG Math Trade - Nov 2011
Name: AquaSphere
Published: 2014
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 100 minutes
Comments: Arrived Jan 13, 2015
Name: Arkadia
Willing to trade
Published: 2006
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Rating after only one play. I played a 4-player game and three of us played overly conservative having one or more banners and workers left at the end. The most aggressive player won. I'm not sure that's always the best strategy unless everyone is playing conservatively. I did find that the game felt as if it moves rather slowly at first and when I thought we were hitting the midpoint of the game it was suddenly over. More plays will most likely adjust my perception of the game and my rating. Overall I did enjoy the game and feel that there are enough decisions to make to keep it interesting. I've played 2 two player games now and I'm very pleased with how the game plays with two. I can sense the end game better (more plays may have done that anyway) and I feel more in control of who will be in a dominant position when closing and/or evaluating.
Name: Automobile
Willing to trade
Published: 2009
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus June 28, 2011 One of the few Wallace games that just isn't my cup of tea. The math is shoved into your face on every move like a pie tin full of crapola. Up for trade.
Name: Balloon Cup
Published: 2003
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Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: At first game felt fiddly always having to put down your cards to do the 'flip and restock with cubes' manuever but it's a still a nice diversion.
Name: BANG!
Published: 2002
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Num Players: 4-7
Playing Time: 40 minutes
Comments: Unplayed...yet
Name: Barons
Willing to trade
Published: 2011
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Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received for review
Name: De Bezeten Fles
Published: 2005
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received in the CABS Math Trade Dec 17th, 2009 The Bottle Imp is a great game to close out the night or to play casually with friend who are familiar with trick taking games. It may take a bit for those unfamiliar with the game to fully "grok" the changing numeric trump. That tends to shock people's worlds a little bit but we've found that once it clicks, people really get into playing. We tend to now count points, instead just playing to not be stuck with the bottle playing as many hands as people want to play.
Name: Biblios
Published: 2007
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: "Own" - Since it was OOP at the time and I couldn't find a copy I made my own at artscow.
Name: Big City
Published: 1999
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Was waiting on the reprint but gave up. Bought a lightly used RGG copy on Mar 7 2010. Great game of tense card play. The rules may seem a bit opaque at first but it plays like a gateway game. Can suffer from some analysis paralysis for some though. I like the game of chicken trying to establish the bonus conditions *before* building your building but knowing that you may be telegraphing your position too strongly causing someone to trash your hopes with a park, factory, or well timed streetcar placement that bisecs your properties. Good game. It says a lot for the design if I can play oh so horribly but still want to play again.
Name: Blokus
Published: 2000
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Great brain cramping action. I like playing the 2 or the 4 player form. Alternating the 4th color in the 3 player game seems awkward and somewhat forced.
Name: Blokus 3D
Published: 2003
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: My kids (8 and 10) and my wife like to play
Name: Blood Rage
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received in trade Apr 21, 2016
Name: Blood Rage: 5th Player Expansion
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 5-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Ordered Apr 21, 2016
Name: Blue Moon City
Published: 2006
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Purchased May, 2015 through the BGG Marketplace.
Name: Bohnanza
Published: 1997
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Num Players: 2-7
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: I initially disliked this game but bought it since my game group liked it. I'm not normally one for direct trading games. As it turns out, my copy was never played and it sat for almost 2 years on my shelf. I pulled it out about 6 months ago and it's been a big hit with my family. My kids really like the trading part and it's turned into something I enjoy.
Name: Boomtown
Willing to trade
Published: 2004
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: BGG Secret Santa 2011
Name: Bullfrog Goldfield
Willing to trade
Published: 2011
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 240 minutes
Comments: In shrink
Name: Callisto: The Game
Willing to trade
Published: 2009
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Received a complimentary version for review. Blokus-light but I don't intend that to be derogatory. In some situations, Blokus can be a bit thinky and Callisto fits the bill for those lighter "play with friends" or "play with kids" situations where you just want a semi-cerebral activity to do while interacting in other ways. I like the design of the board with the indentions to keep the tiles in place. The colors are easily distinguishable. I cannot comment on how the game appears to the color blind. Callisto gets knocks for the "ugly" board but what's to be ugly here. It works fine for me. It's an abstract, you don't get much artistic awe in that space.
Name: Cambria
Published: 2008
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Received as review copy Oct 20, 2008 Reviewing and will post in the next few days.
Name: Caramba!
Published: 2004
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Arrived Aug 29th, 2010 Sent by Michael Schacht for consideration for the iOS platform. (Rules put back to their original version without the changes Tilsit made during production)
Name: Carcassonne
Published: 2000
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Basic game is okay although we never play it without the Inns and Cathedrals expansion.
Name: Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals
Published: 2002
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Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Great expansion. We always play with the expansion rather than the base version. However, when new people are present, we usually don't play with the "power-meeples" if they seem to be struggling with the base concepts.
Name: Carcassonne: The City
Published: 2004
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: I would play this variant above all others.
Name: Carolus Magnus
Published: 2000
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: This is, by far, my most favorite 3-player game. The game is easy to teach. The game provides lots of turn angst deciding how to bid for turn order, where to place your cubes, and how far to move the king. There is great player interaction by attacking and defending your collapsed territories and the random element of the die roll adds a little spice to dealing with uncertainty. The partner-based four player game is also great for parents to pair with kids in family 'grudge-match' games 🙂 If you have a chance to pick up this game...get it. You won't regret it.
Name: Cartography
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Receiving a copy for review Aug, 2014
Name: The Castles of Burgundy
Published: 2011
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus Nov 16, 2011 I really like the roll and allocate dice mechanic. Plays well with 2 but shines with 3 or 4, imo. I enjoy that there are several different paths to victory and that experienced players can play other than "starter" boards to keep it interesting while simultaneously providing a new player with a simpler experience. Runs a bit long if you have some A.P. prone players. I printed off the expansion boards but have yet to play with them. I'm interested in giving those a shot.
Name: The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
Published: 2016
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Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Picked up a used copy at CABS After Turkey Day 2016
Name: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Published: 2014
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Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received Nov 2014
Name: Caylus
Published: 2005
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 150 minutes
Comments: I greatly enjoy this game. The multi-phased turn keeps everyone playing with little down time. Each game plays quite a bit differently since the order of the optional buildings and the timing of the quarry and the lawyer drastically affect the flow of the game. Less players seems to drive the provost out in front of the bailiff more often than with more players which shortens the game and gives it a less of a 'take that' feel. I've had games where delivering batches to the castle was very important and I've had others where building buildings was the path to victory. Great game that I'd play over Puerto Rico in a heartbeat. Recently pulled this out and you know...I don't think it gets much better than this. I sincerely love this game.
Name: Caylus Magna Carta
Willing to trade
Published: 2007
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Ordered April 9, 2009 CoolStuffInc.com Just not doing it for me. Play was a bit mechanical. The tension from Caylus doesn't translate well to the card based road.
Name: Champions of Midgard
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received in trade July 2017
Name: Champions of Midgard: The Dark Mountains
Published: 2017
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received Aug 21, 2017
Name: Champions of Midgard: Valhalla
Published: 2017
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received Aug 21, 2017
Name: Chang Cheng
Willing to trade
Published: 2007
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Won in BGG Auction: April 6, 2009 Played a couple of times. The face down mongol tiles don't add much given that most people have seen them by the time you flip them over. Might as well play with them face up to remove the memory element from the game. Nice 3D bits and the "stick" cards give it a nice touch.
Name: China
Published: 2005
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Excellent card-based area control game. It loses a little bit on the rating since it's hard for players to work around a bad hand of cards. I have yet to play with the more advanced rules.
Name: China Einflusskarten
Published: 2010
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
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Name: Citadels
Willing to trade
Published: 2000
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Num Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received in BGG Trade for In the Shadow of the Emperor (May 14, 2009) Arrived May 27, 2009 Big Box Citadels (includes expansion)
Name: La Città
Willing to trade
Published: 2000
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Purchased new Sept 18, 2008 Played with 5. Whoa...a lot going on in this game. Good stuff but watch playing it with players that like to think a lot about their turn. Down time can be a bit of a factor. I loved every minute of the game but it did eat a big chunk out of my game day. I not fond of games with very few victory points available which usually means every point counts. Translation: as the game comes to a close it crawls to a halt while every player tries to maximize every single move, counting and recounting players positions, money, population counts, voice of the people probabilities, adjusting for new political cards being exposed, etc.
Name: Clans
Published: 2002
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Play against computer opponents using my browser-based game. No additional downloads or plugins required. http://www.marquand.net/games/clans
Name: Codenames
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 15 minutes
Comments: Birthday Gift - 2016
Name: Codenames: Pictures
Published: 2016
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Num Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2016
Name: Coin Age
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 15 minutes
Comments: Kickstarted
Name: Coloretto
Published: 2003
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Extremely light game requiring little skill. Would be a great game to play with non-gamers with some wine and light discussion. You can play against bots at http://www.marquand.net/games/coloretto
Name: Concordia
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 100 minutes
Comments: Arrived July, 2014
Name: Concordia: Britannia / Germania
Published: 2014
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 100 minutes
Comments: Father's Day gift 2015
Name: CO₂
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Crokinole
Published: 1876
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Made my own board: http://www.marquand.net/2016/02/07/my-first-crokinole-board/
Name: Decktet
Willing to trade
Published: 2008
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Num Players: -
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Ordered May 2012 Extended/Double Deck Arrived May 2012
Name: Deus
Published: 2014
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Father's Day gift 2015
Name: Dice Town
Published: 2009
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Ordered Game Surplus Jan 11, 2010 Played with all kinds of gamers and it never fails to be fun. It's my go to gateway game or for those groups that want something light. The clack of the shaking dice and the giggles and whoops that come with beating others out or stealing that oh so juicy card are a delight to watch. Great game to lose at with friends.
Name: Dice Town: The Indians
Published: 2009
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: BGG Trade Accepted Nov 30, 2010
Name: Discoveries
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: GLG 2015 Prize Table
Name: Dixit
Published: 2008
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Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Ordered Game Surplus Jan 11, 2010
Name: Dixit: Journey
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Father's Day Gift 2012
Name: Dominant Species
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 240 minutes
Comments: Scratched an itch I didn't know I had. Felt a bit like El Grande and Vanuatu. Cube pushing, action selection, with cards to create chaos and devastation. I'm not normally a fan of long games (we played with 6 and it clocked in at about 4 hours...yeah we've got some AP issues with some players) but I had a good time. Time flew by. Any game that has me thinking about it the following day is doing something delicious. Father's Day Gift - 2012
Name: Dos Rios
Published: 2004
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 70 minutes
Comments: Received via BGG Trade 09/17/07 Chaotic romp but still fun. Since it's difficult to plan ahead, plays best with a lower number of players. Each turn is an exercise in maximizing position for your payout. There exists some strategic moves but in general, Dos Rios is a game of tactics. There is a level of direct confrontation when choosing to kick an opponents meeples back to the city so the take that level can be pretty intense at times. We've run into king maker endings a few times so that's somewhat troubling but it still sees the table so we're still having fun with it.
Name: Dragon Parade
Willing to trade
Published: 2007
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: CABS giveaway. In shrink.
Name: Dragonheart
Published: 2010
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Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: GLG 2010 Prize Table
Name: Drive
Published: 2003
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received a complimentary copy from Michael Schacht March 22, 2010 Crazy Chicken Edition
Name: Drive
Published: 2005
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Used BGG Auction April 2010 Drive: Simply Fun Edition
Name: Edo
Willing to trade
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: 2012 BGG Secret Santa gift. In shrink...well, it was for about 10 minutes 🙂
Name: Egizia
Published: 2009
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: One of my favorites. I like the "gotta play downstream" aspect and the "feed your people" worker placement mechanic. A couple of the Sphinx cards seem pretty powerful if you get them early (e.g. Keep two cards) but overall I like the game a lot, even with only two players. The rules are straightforward enough that I rarely have to check the rules after only a few plays spread out over two years. Something about the mechanics & theme just seem to work well enough to make it all stick and hang well together in a fun package without being overly complex for new players.
Name: Endeavor
Published: 2009
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Picked up a copy at Buckeye Game Fest 2009 Whoa...what to say. I love the fixed 7 rounds that start slow and build along with the tension on what to do. It teaches easily since the first round is so short and sweet. I love the look in their eyes about how can this be good...it's silly. Then by round 2 or 3 it's clicking...rut roh...this is good. The random set up keeps it fresh. My only complains are setup time and counting points at the end is a bit of a pain but if I have to resort to complaining about that, it's that good.
Name: Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 10 minutes
Comments: Birthday - May 2013
Name: Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Doomed
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 1-6
Playing Time: 10 minutes
Comments: Father's Day gift 2013
Name: Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Illusions
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 1-6
Playing Time: 10 minutes
Comments: Birthday - May 2013
Name: Escape: The Curse of the Temple – The Pit
Published: 2012
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 10 minutes
Comments: Birthday - May 2013
Name: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received in the Giant Math Trade of 2014 🙂
Name: Fiji
Willing to trade
Published: 2006
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Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received in the CABS Math Trade Dec 17th, 2009
Name: First Class
Published: 2016
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Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: 
Name: A Fistful of Dinero
Published: 2015
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Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Kickstarted the Print-n-Play artwork - 2014
Name: FITS
Published: 2009
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Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: BGG Secret Santa Gift 2009 It's not rocket science but it is fun in the right groups of gamers and non-gamers. A change of pace from the cerebral to the spatial. Grandma and grandpa would even play.
Name: Fluxx
Published: 1997
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Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: The game was mildly interesting the first two times I played. The third time the game lasted almost 45 minutes and I've vowed never to play it again.
Name: For Sale
Published: 1997
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Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Light auction and simultaneous action game. Great for quick lunchtime play or as a filler for small groups.
Name: Forbidden Island
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
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Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
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Name: Formula Motor Racing
Willing to trade
Published: 1995
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Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Silly little chaotic game with a hint of back-stabbing. Fine for a opener or closer. There's no meat here just quick 'take your lumps' fun.
Name: Francis Drake
Published: 2013
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Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Played a Kickstarter copy once (with 5) at Buckeye Game Fest 2013. Must have for me now. The goods market feels a bit overpowered and static but I really can't complain about anything after only one play. Nice production quality although many of the wooden bits were stuck together as if they were packed while the pain had not fully cured. I wish there were some 2-player variants but love the game. Christmas 2013
Name: Francis Drake: Montezuma's Legacy Expansion
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2013
Name: Francis Drake: Spain's Revenge Expansion
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2013
Name: Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received in Trade April 20, 2014
Name: Freedom: The Underground Railroad – Promo Cards
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received in Trade April 20, 2014
Name: Freedom: The Underground Railroad – Promo Cards
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received in Trade April 20, 2014
Name: Freedom: The Underground Railroad – Promo Cards
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received in Trade April 20, 2014
Name: Fresco
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Purchased locally during CABS After Turkey Day Game Fest 2010
Name: Fungi
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Ginkgopolis
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Ordered Jan 24, 2013 Arrived May 3, 2013 (Had to wait on a Terra Mystica Backorder)
Name: Glen More
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 70 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus June 28, 2011
Name: The Golden Ages
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Birthday Gift - 2016
Name: The Golden Ages: Wonderpack
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: June 2016
Name: The Golden City
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: BGG Auction June 22, 2010 - $25 Picked up at Origins June 25, 2010
Name: El Grande
Published: 1995
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: The more the merrier. Great mechanics & bits. Cards are small and hard for newbies to read. Can suffer from down time with over analyzers but is still very enjoyable.
Name: La Granja: No Siesta
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Dec 2016
Name: The Great Fire of London 1666
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Gift from Tim at BixCON Away 2017
Name: The Great Heartland Hauling Co.
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Fun little pick-up and deliver game boiled down to a few cards and few cubes. Great for trips. Nicely done. Ordered Jan 2015. Arrived Jan 24, 2015
Name: Great Western Trail
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 150 minutes
Comments: Coolstuff Order Jan 2017
Name: The Grizzled
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Coolstuff Order Jan 2017
Name: Hacienda
Willing to trade
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Receiving from trade offer accepted 10/27/08 Arrived Nov 5, 2008 ---- Nov 5, 2008 ---- I've only played two-player so far and I did like it. My rating, I think, will increase with more players that will provide a higher level of interaction and contention for water and markets. ---- Nov 10, 2008 ---- Played a 3 player game between my wife and my 12 year old son. Fun stuff. Made it more fun that I eked out a 3 point win over my wife in a grudge match from the last time we played 🙂 Although I've only played a few times, it does feel like it might become a little mechanical. I can understand why there are so many maps available to keep the interest up.
Name: Hamburgum
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Received as a Secret Santa gift 2008 After a couple of solo plays I managed to get Hamburgum to the table on May 5, 2009 (!) I was hoping for a bit deeper play than what it turned out being but maybe the depth is subtle and comes through only after a few plays. I greatly enjoyed the quick play, relatively little down time, and with three we were done very quickly. For a game with zero randomness it was not overly heady. The Rondel is great, of course, but it didn't quite hold the tension I'd hoped. I thought there'd be a bit more "should I race around quickly" or "do I have time to stop a few times on the way". I'm looking forward to many more plays and rank it highly even after just one [real] play.
Name: Hamburgum: Antverpia
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Purchased used June, 2011
Name: Hamburgum: Lisboa
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Received in BGG Trade accepted Dec 11, 2009 A bit miffed about receiving this in a trade in that it turned out to be a "print your own" self-mounted tiles version and not the "real" Essen version that Mac Gerdts was providing.
Name: Hanamikoji
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 15 minutes
Comments: Received in trade April 1, 2017
Name: Hansa
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: A little dry but I don't use that term in a derogatory manner. With the right opponents this one will see many plays. Interestingly (to me anyway), my 9 and 11 year olds really like this one. Their level of desire to play it given its abstract nature surprised me. Just goes to show you that dad knows nothing.
Name: Hansa Teutonica
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Played at Great Lakes Games and I must have this game. Brain cramped in a good way while playing. Was able to get a copy placed on my Game Surplus backorder Jan 27, 2010.
Name: Harbour
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received the PnP direct from TMG for review, May 2014.
Name: Hare & Tortoise
Willing to trade
Published: 2000
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: CABS Give Away Buckeye Game Fest 2010
Name: Hawaii
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Hibernia
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 40 minutes
Comments: Received as a review copy June 1, 2009
Name: Himalaya
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Physical board smaller than expected. Bits are low to medium quality. My board is warped and doesn't lay flat. Artwork overly cartoony. But all of that is easily forgiven because the game is just so darned good. I like the programming aspect and trying to outguess your opponents moves when coming in contact with them in villages. At first it's easy to get your programming messed up just by mistake so allow a little extra time for new players to get the zen of it. End game scoring is really funky. Very difficult to explain to someone who hasn't played the game before.
Name: Himalaya: The 5-6 Player Expansion
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 5-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: I like playing with 5 players more than 3 or 4. The goods and orders are more spread out but the additional players means there are more chances for conflict. All good stuff.
Name: Hive
Published: 2001
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Wow...I love this abstract game. I made my own copy and carry it in my backpack with me all the time just in case. Chess-like but without the length. http://www.marquand.net/gallery/Woodshop/Hive
Name: Hot Potato
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-9
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received for review
Name: Hotel Samoa
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2010 Super-filler. Covers 3-6 players. Nice bit of hand management using a single card to bid on upgrades for your hotel while at the same time setting the room price for housed tourists. Played once with 4, had a good time and there were some grumbling about wishing they done something different once they saw the cards that were used in bidding (which usually means they kinda liked having been dupped). Nice family game.
Name: Hyperborea
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Coolstuff Order Jan 2017
Name: I'm the Boss!
Willing to trade
Published: 1994
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Won in BGG Auction - April 26, 2009 In Shrink Played a friend's copy a few times and really had a good time playing. Negotiation games are not normally my thing but the chaos factor of the free for all and the ability to sit out and jump in to spoil the deal even if you don't think you'll make anything on it is pure genius. You've got to be in the right mood for this one. Getting repeatedly chopped out of deals and being short on cards can make for a very long game indeed.
Name: Imperial
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 180 minutes
Comments: Received in trade Feb, 2016
Name: Imperial Settlers
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received Christmas 2014
Name: Imperial Settlers: Why Can't We Be Friends
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Father's Day gift 2015
Name: Inca Empire
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: GLG 2010 Prize Table Neat route building game where cooperation is needed to outrun those not cooperating but at some point you've got to try to earn more points on the side than you're leaching off your buddies. Must play with the variable ending in my opinion as that last turn is a bit long trying to connect to each other as much as possible. The artwork is nicely done.
Name: Indonesia
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 240 minutes
Comments: Arrived NIS June, 2017
Name: Ingenious
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Rare abstract offering from Knizia. Plenty of tension. Do I play offensively...or defensively. Should I swap tiles now that I can or do I try to get one more turn out of that purple that's starting to close up... arg!
Name: Inkognito
Published: 1988
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received June 3, 2008 Fun deduction game. The mechanics to determining your partner as quickly as possible are quickly learned and with some rinse, lather, repeat moves and some good rolls on the nun-zilla and you'll be cooking with gas.
Name: Istanbul
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Arrived July, 2014
Name: Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2016
Name: Jaipur
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Ordered Game Surplus 07/14/10
Name: Jambo
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: It takes a few games to get used to the special power cards to the degree that you can fully grok what the card can or can't do for you by glancing at the excellently done artwork. Done get discouraged by slow play your first few games. I bought it specifically for my wife and I to play since she loves the 2-player variant of San Juan. I am not disappointed in the slightest. Great little game for two. My 9 and 11 year like it as well. Oct 15, 2008 - I've grown tired of the game. Replay value dropped quickly. Play seems mechanical and uninteresting.
Name: Java
Published: 2000
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Kanagawa
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Father's Day gift, 2017
Name: Keythedral
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Accepted Trade July 8, 2009 (for a copy of Galaxy Trucker) Arrived in excellent NIS condition. July 24, 2009 - Punched and read through the rules. Have yet to play a real game but I can't stop thinking about how I'm going to approach it when I do. I can't wait to play. New players will suffer a bit from understanding the importance of good cottage placement but with some coaching they'll see what's up pretty quickly. Law cards are powerful but they don't feel like they represent all one drives for. Great resource engine to victory points game that places pretty quickly. The rules are relatively straightforward but feel a bit awkward to explain. One round of sample play makes everything very clear.
Name: King of the Elves
Published: 1999
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Owned Sept 28, 2010 - Buckeye Game Fest Math Trade
Name: Kings in the Corner
Published: 1996
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Can't remember how I came to own it.
Name: Kingsburg
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: 2010 BGG Secret Santa Gift!
Name: Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: 2010 BGG Secret Santa Gift!
Name: Knights of Crylail
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: GLG 2010 Prize Table
Name: Kraftwagen
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Father's Day gift, 2017
Name: Kreta
Willing to trade
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Samurai + Mission: Red Planet An area influence game where players move and/or place various shaped pieces on a map in order to exert influence points in a region that will eventually score. Each player possesses an identical set of cards that are played one at a time and indicate what action the player can take on his turn. When a specific card is played scoring in a region occurs and everybody gets their cards back. Only the next two regions to score are known at any time. I like it but I hate it. I don't play well and I find it frustrating. But I do find it intriguing because it does scratch some itch for this type of game. I continually make the same mistake or at least find myself in the same situation in these kinds of games where I'm fighting too many battles with too many different people. You just don't have enough bits on the board to maintain dominance. I usually end up losing both territories (or worse) because I'm spread too thin. Kreta doesn't find its way to the table very often but I find myself hesitant to trade it. See my review at http://www.marquand.net/article.php?story=20061001151044943
Name: L'Aéropostale
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 70 minutes
Comments: GLG 2014 Prize Table
Name: Lancaster
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Christmas Gift 2011
Name: Last Will
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Received from GLG 2012 Prize Table Love the accessible theme and the artwork. The card iconography is the only difficult thing for new players to grasp and I wish I was better at teaching it.
Name: Lectio
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: I own the Black version and it is simply the most gorgeous looking game I can imagine. Very classy. The plastic chips are extremely lame compared to the high production quality of the tiles. I suggest substituting some clay poker chips. Have played numerous times with my extended family and they love it! It's not a gamers game but it is a fun poker/tichu/euchre romp that can get aunt Matilda swearing and your cousin Phil ready to punch you in the mouth. Good stuff! Liked it so much I implemented on online version where you can play against computer opponents. Try before you buy! http://www.marquand.net/games/lexio
Name: The Legend of Landlock
Published: 1988
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Very simple 2 person tile laying game for kids. My 6 and 8 year old enjoy it. The simple strategy is great for building the minds of budding gamers. Carcassonne-like but much simpler and faster to play. 36 tiles can go down in < 10 minutes.
Name: Long Shot
Willing to trade
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-8
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Ordered November 16, 2009 Played with 8 at Great Lakes Games and had a blast. Liked it better than Winner's Circle. The intra-game card play and being able to own horses and bet during the race is a welcome addition.
Name: Loot
Published: 1992
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: The cards are smaller than I was expecting and I really don't like the card-tuck style box. The artwork is nice on the merchant ships and the pirate ships but I'm a little put off by the very cartoonish pirate captains and the admiral. My wife said if she'd seen the box in the store she never would have bought it thinking it a young child's game. However, the Mensa and Dr. Toy award stickers did catch her eye and she looked at it long enough to recognize the Knizia name. The game is a light filler and plays very quickly. I've played 3 and 4 person games and it feels about the same heaviness as 6-Nimmt...maybe slightly heavier.
Name: Lords of Waterdeep
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Ordered Jan 24, 2013 Arrived May 3, 2013 (Had to wait on a Terra Mystica Backorder)
Name: Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Coolstuff.inc - Delivered Sept 9, 2013
Name: Lost Cities
Published: 1999
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: My wife and I love to play
Name: Lost Cities: The Board Game
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received May 2011
Name: Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Arrived July, 2014
Name: Louis XIV
Willing to trade
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 100 minutes
Comments: Received in the CABS Math Trade Dec 17th, 2009
Name: Lucca Città
Willing to trade
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received as a sweetener with another game trade Sept 17, 2008
Name: Luna
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 100 minutes
Comments: Received May 2011
Name: Macao
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 100 minutes
Comments: Great 2-4 player game. Can run into some analysis paralysis as the rounds drag on and players get a relatively large number of activated cards. With a few plays though, that hasn't seemed to be an ongoing problem. At first I hated the windrose mechanic but it's growing on me.
Name: Machi Koro
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Fun light, dice-driven card game of starting with a couple of building cards and rolling one, then potentially two dice to activate the buildings you've built (which grant money for you from the bank and other players). Some buildings earn you points on other players turns when they roll specific numbers or provide multipliers when rolled in conjunction with other owned cards. Might feel really same-y after a few plays but great for that wind down time at a con when it's 2am and you just don't want to go to bed yet! 🙂 I own a PnP copy using my own design 2013
Name: Machi Koro: Harbor
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: I own a PnP copy using my own design - 2013
Name: Magna Grecia
Willing to trade
Published: 2003
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: BIN $10 Geeklist, out of shrink but unpunched & unplayed Feb 2011 Arrived Feb 18, 2011
Name: Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India
Willing to trade
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2005 gift. Excellent turn angst. Great bits. I really like trying to predict what your opponents will do so that you can handle the change in the layout of houses and role cards without giving everyone gold because you had to renounce part of an action. The movement of the governor on the track and the snatching of role cards makes for some fantastic brain action. Excellent game.
Name: The Manhattan Project
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received in trade Feb 13, 2014 Can be a bit long and it will most likely end abruptly but I still enjoy the mechanics. Not for the soft at heart although you could play "nice".
Name: The Manhattan Project: Second Stage
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received in trade Feb 13, 2014
Name: Manila
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Played only with 5 and, although fun, it seemed there were often little contention for the sweet spots. Being right before the Harbor Master seems to be an ugly place to be indeed. If you can't be HB, try to be right in front of him/her. With 5 the boats fill up fast. It still feels to be that being a pirate is too expensive for the risk with 5.
Name: Masons
Willing to trade
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Enjoyable light game. Easy to teach. At times I feel that either my brain isn't smart enough to figure out the best play --or-- it never matters much what you play onto the board.
Name: Maus au Chocolat
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Game Surplus Jan 2011
Name: Medici
Published: 1995
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Ordered April 9, 2009 CoolStuffInc.com Won't ship until Preordered Dominion Intrigue comes in.
Name: Medina
Published: 2001
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received in a BGG Trade Sept 14, 2007. Excellent condition. Great game of chicken between players trying to entice others to grab a palace and thereby allow another player to dominate in another area. Plays very quickly with three. Have yet to play with four.
Name: Memoir '44
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: I've only played with child opponents but I really like the card play. The scenarios seem rough for the Allies but I suppose that's the way it was. I recommend playing both sides of the scenario to really determine the winner but we rarely have the time to do that. It's still fun regardless.
Name: Mesopotamia
Willing to trade
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Make sure you play with the correct stone rules. There is a misprint in the English translation. Stones are never removed from the game. You always restock the supply. My group has found the game play tense and all of us felt like we were in the hunt the entire time. Great play for us. --- time passes...dust gathers...no table time I dusted this off and my wife and I played last night. She'd never played before but we were up and rolling in about 30 minutes and it took us only about an hour to play. I was surprised at how much I'd remembered about the game even though I'd only played once or twice before. Easy to learn, easy to teach. There are a couple of fiddly things to remember like: did I remove the tribesman from the board after I delivered a token, did I move my mana limit and mana token after delivering a stone to the temple, did I take my mana at the end of the turn, etc. but that's nit picking. Good game, relatively close race, games may be highly interactive or relatively solitary endeavors...it just depends.
Name: Metro
Willing to trade
Published: 1997
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: I'm not a big fan of this game. My son likes it but there just doesn't seem to be much there. Pick a tile, put it on the table and hope for the best. Ho Hum.
Name: Meuterer
Willing to trade
Published: 2000
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Acquired Great Lakes Games Math Trade - Oct 2010
Name: Mexica
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Lighter than Tikal however it's less luck driven. Canal travel seems a little too powerful and distracts from hard strategy.
Name: Micropul
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Rushed through a homemade version to make something playable. Cut up some white oak I had in the shop to make the tiles. Wish I'd done something different for the the iconography but I rushed so, I get what I deserve. Cool game though. I really want to make another copy using concepts from the really cool print and play files.
Name: Money!
Willing to trade
Published: 1999
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Morels
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Picked up at Origins 2012 - Brent signed the box. I honestly can't say enough about this game. It just hits the sweet spot for my wife and me. It has more options than Jaipur and carries more fun than Jambo with less chaos and clunkiness that the Jambo cards do. Really a great two-player set collection game and the artwork is fantastic.
Name: Mü & Lots More
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Birthday gift: May 2012
Name: Munchkin
Published: 2001
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: GLG 2014 Prize Table
Name: Myrmes
Willing to trade
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Christmas gift 2012 Myrmes makes my head hurt. It's a good hurt, ... kind of. It does take a lot out of me to play but I'm unsure if there's enough "fun" ROI for that effort as I find in other games. Mechanically, the game is really well designed. Everything is tight and there are strategic and tactical decisions that must be made on every turn. Some of the components could use an upgrade (e.g start player token, prey, and score markers) but the ants are great! I like it but it borders on work. Trade interest medium to low.
Name: Myrmes: Colony Tiles
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Mysterium
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-7
Playing Time: 42 minutes
Comments: Father's Day Gift - 2016
Name: Nauticus
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received as Christmas gift - 2013
Name: Nautilus
Willing to trade
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received in trade. Runs a little on the long side and analysis paralysis can be a problem. Relatively difficult to teach since, at first, it appears there are a lot of rules to keep straight and it's difficult for the new person to see the impact of choices on subsequent turns. However, overall the game is very enjoyable. The unknown of uncovering treasure, the tight money management, the fight for Atlantis dominance, etc. all combine to make a nicely themed and competitive game.
Name: Navegador
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Traded away Colosseum for Navegador Feb 16, 2013
Name: Navegador: Pirates & Diplomats
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Included in trade (Colosseum for Navegador) Feb 16, 2013
Name: Nertz
Published: 1930
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Unplayed
Name: New England
Willing to trade
Published: 2003
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Purchased used. Received early October 2008
Name: Nexus Ops
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Still in shrink
Name: Ninjato
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Prize Table - Great Lakes Games 2011 (November)
Name: Nippon
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Ordered Mar 29, 2016
Name: North Pole
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received for review
Name: Notre Dame
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Received 09/12/07 One play. Feels about the same complexity as Caylus in terms of the rule set but so far it doesn't feel like you can get much of an 'engine' going. There seems to be many difficult decisions to make but sometimes it's between bad and worse. Very tactical game.
Name: Oceania
Willing to trade
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: If you have 15 minutes and you want a light game of tile laying that works for 1 or 2 players, then Oceania might work for you.
Name: oddball Äeronauts
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Kickstarted - January 2014
Name: Odin's Ravens
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: GLG 2014 Prize Table
Name: Onward to Venus
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Treefrog 2014 Subscriber Arrived Jan 16, 2015
Name: The Oracle of Delphi
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 100 minutes
Comments: Received in trade June 9, 2017
Name: Oregon
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Light, family-style tile & meeple laying game. A bit random given the low number of cards you have. Players vie for building "buildings" and placing meeples in tactical locations to gain intragame points. Some points are visible and others are hidden (silver and gold mines). Players build buildings and place meeples by laying cards that choose a row/column location of the item to be placed. Each player possesses a joker token and an extra turn token that can be used at opportune times and to get them back for subsequent turns you must place meeples near specific buildings that trigger the ability to reuse the tile. At times, figuring out how best to chain actions together and use your jokers can win the game. A bit more to it than a simple family game but not a gamers game either. Relatively abstract; the theme doesn't invoke western expansion at all.
Name: The Original Sudoku Game
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-
Playing Time: minutes
Comments: Playing with the timer is a little strange. We like to just pick a puzzle and then just solve it using the board and tiles. We did modify the tiles somewhat by writing the numbers on the back using a red Sharpie Pen so that we could tell the difference between tiles that are 'fixed' and those placed while trying to solve the puzzle. The travel game is handy for long trips.
Name: Orléans: Deluxe Edition
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Kickstarted
Name: Palenque
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Bought used at the CABS After Turkey Day Game-fest 2011
Name: Patchwork
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Received for my 50'th birthday present! May 28, 2015
Name: PitchCar
Published: 1995
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: My PitchCar Edition just arrived 09/16/03. As others have said, the guard rails really need to be glued down permanently as they do pop out on a regular basis.
Name: Polarity
Willing to trade
Published: 1986
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: This game is pretty addictive and fun to play. I like dexterity games but I tire of them pretty quickly. The magnetism angle is very unique and fun to play with but wow is it sensitive to table jiggling and in my 1920's house a kid running through throught the room jiggled the floor enough to trigger faults. Still, it is fun game that I would recommend to others. My copy is the version in the canvas "tube"
Name: Ponte del Diavolo
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 25 minutes
Comments: Traded a freebie from Buckeye Game Fest (The Chicken Cha Cha Expansion) for this. Interesting 2 player abstract. Received Nov 3, 2009
Name: Ponte del Diavolo
Willing to trade
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 25 minutes
Comments: In shrink.
Name: Port Royal
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 50 minutes
Comments: On order - Nov 2014 Had a great time with this light, push-your-luck, game at GLG 2014. Very accessible. It will feel samey quickly but it's not a "gamers game". Talk while you play, sip some bourbon, relax.
Name: PowerMage 54
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 15 minutes
Comments: Received as a review copy November 28, 2009
Name: Puerto Rico
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 150 minutes
Comments: Fantastic game. Seems almost no way to define a winning strategy. Tactics are what wins the game in this ever changing landscape. Length and complexity of the game makes it lower than San Juan for me.
Name: Quadropolis
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Bought used 2016 @ GLG
Name: Quadropolis: High-Tech Factory
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: BGG Store Nov 2016
Name: Québec
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus Nov 16, 2011 Unique mechanics of cascade scoring. Love the struggle of both trying to erect buildings near your own for end game scoring yet also in areas that entice other players to help you complete them. Choose your building locations wisely, workers can be hard to come by if you get low. Pay close attention to how the cubes cascade from one region to the next. Lots of good decisions to make.
Name: Qwirkle
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus June 28, 2011
Name: Ra
Published: 1999
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Initially Ra didn't do much for me. For me, the enjoyment of this game depends more on the enjoyment of my opponents. That's of course true in a lot of games but it seems to matter more in Ra. It's a fast moving game and you do feel involved in the flow since your turn lasts such a short amount of time. If your opponents don't go into brain lock as to whether to call Ra or pull a tile, then you'll have fun. Otherwise... yuck.
Name: Ra: The Dice Game
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Rage
Published: 1983
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-10
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Nice game that plays well with a crowd. Good filler game.
Name: Railways of England and Wales
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received in GLG Math Trade - Nov 2011
Name: Railways of Europe
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Backordered - April 2008 Arrived Dec 2008
Name: Railways of the World
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received 01/30/08 Awesome game. Feels like there are are oh so many options on your turn. Seems unbalanced on the first turn. Most games don't seem to hinge on the very first play but it's next to impossible to catch someone who has been allowed to capitalize on the first move. Not sure I like that when trying to introduce the game to others. However, for experienced players, whoa.... great game.
Name: Railways of the World: The Card Game
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Rattus
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Rattus: Africanus
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Birthday gift: May 2012
Name: Rattus: Pied Piper
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Ordered Nov 8th 2010
Name: Reef Encounter
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Good game. My wife and I enjoy it but my game group felt it dragged. We're a pretty analytical group and the downtime between plays was pretty bad. I love this game so much I want to throw it out the window. You see, I don't think I'm smart enough to play well...but it's oh so deliciously brain bending. The downtime is painful but I've only ever played with 2 or 4. Maybe with 3 it would really shine for me. Don't even attempt it if you're tired...wait until you're ready for a killer experience.
Name: Rheinländer
Willing to trade
Published: 1999
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Purchase Used Buckeye Game Fest 2010
Name: Rialto
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Christmas 2013
Name: Richelieu
Willing to trade
Published: 2003
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Received a complimentary copy from Michael Schacht March 22, 2010
Name: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 180 minutes
Comments: Ordered from CardHaus Feb 1, 2014
Name: Rococo
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Ordered Sept 22, 2014
Name: Rokoko: Fancy Dresses Promo
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Picked up at BGG.CON 2014
Name: Roll for the Galaxy
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Ordered from CoolStuff Mar 19, 2015 Arrived Mar 24, 2015
Name: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: On order April 25, 2010 Received April 29, 2010 Heavy things come in small packages!
Name: Rook
Published: 1906
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Played once. The bidding still has me stumped. The game was a 3-player version where the bid winner must defeat the other two who become partners during the round.
Name: Royals
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received Christmas 2014 Very nicely done Peter. Ticket to Ride meets China meets Thurn & Taxis. You'll want 4-5.
Name: Ruhrschifffahrt 1769-1890
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Picked up a used copy in a BGG auction, June 2014.
Name: Russian Railroads
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Ordered from CSI - Jan 15, 2013 Arrived Jan 22, 2014 I really like this game. There are so many paths to victory and so many strategies to try. It's got just enough depth, and play time to not feel like you've wasted a whole night in a losing battle. You can sometimes see who is probably going to win by the mid-game but depending on strategy others *may* pull it out at the end. All in all, a great game with a great rule book.
Name: Russian Railroads: German Railroads
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Father's Day gift, 2017
Name: Russian Railroads: Mini-Expansion
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: BGG Store Purchase - July 16, 2016
Name: Sagrada
Published: 2017
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 40 minutes
Comments: Kickstarted at $39 level - Oct 2016
Name: Saint Petersburg
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Purchased new Sept 18, 2008 Played completely wrong the first time. We were shifting cards from the first to the second row and cards in the second row to the discard pile every phase rather than every round. Makes for a very weird experience. The second time was better but the end game seems pretty anticlimactic. Playing through the last trader phase seems like it would only make a difference if you can upgrade some of your duplicate orange/red cards. Does that happen much? The jury is still out and I need to play with more than just two.
Name: Samarkand: Routes to Riches
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Samurai
Published: 1998
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Length of gameplay (45 minutes) and the easy to understand rules makes this a big winner. Great bits.
Name: San Juan
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Fantastic "lighter" version of the boardgame that has the flavor of the boardgame for those who have played it but not the "scary" aspect of the seemingly weighty rules that non-gamers perceive.
Name: San Marco
Published: 2001
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Traded away The Downfall of Pompeii for this copy on Nov 13, 2011
Name: Santorini
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-3
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Received new Sept 15, 2007 Played twice. Will take awhile to explore and recognize two or three ply moves to victory and to recognize errors. Seems like there is some pretty deep play available for this surprisingly neat 2 player abstract. Very glad I spent the $30 USD (included shipping).
Name: Scythe
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 115 minutes
Comments: Kickstarted Oct 2015
Name: Scythe: Invaders from Afar
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-7
Playing Time: 140 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Sequence
Published: 1982
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-12
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Mediocre lunch-time game. Mostly luck driven. Can eat and talk while playing.
Name: SET
Published: 1988
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-20
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: I think you're either wired biologically or not for this game...and I'm so so distinctly not. I don't think I'm physically capable of 'seeing' the Sets in anything remotely resembling an appropriate amount of time. Paint dries before I see a Set.
Name: Sneeze
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Sneeze plays quickly and I like it for it's filler/closer niche. It also plays well with kids where the colorful artwork really pays off. http://www.marquand.net/article.php?story=20060126101558799
Name: Sneeze
Published: 2005
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Version 2 with revised artwork: Received for review
Name: Snowdonia
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received Nov 20, 2012 Played twice at GLG Nov, 2012. Rules are pretty straightforward and the theme integrates well into the game actions. My first game was a learning game out of the box and I taught 4 new players the game the following night with no problems so that says something about the ease with which you can pick it up. It was the only game I played twice during the convention and turned into a must buy for me. After 6 plays: It does start to feel a bit repetitive. The first few turns are very scripted and with a lot of rainy and/or foggy days early in the game, it moves very slowly since excavating rates are poor. I still like it but I'm finding myself looking to other games to scratch my worker placement itch.
Name: The Speicherstadt
Published: 2010
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Ordered Nov 8th 2010 Why in the heck do I suck so badly at this game! 🙂 Played several times with 3, 4, and 5 and prefer 3 or 4. I always feel screwed by the player to my left. Feels like they always just go behind me wherever I place my meeple. Don't get the zen of the game yet or something. Don't ignore those firemen. You can afford to lose once or twice in the early rounds but playing catch up is very hard. Money can be very tight.
Name: Splendor
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Birthday Gift 2014
Name: Steam
Willing to trade
Published: 2009
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: I'm not an AoS player but the details on the revised rules are really starting to make me regroup and potentially take a step into the product line. Owned Sept 28, 2010 - Buckeye Game Fest Math Trade
Name: Steel Driver
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Arrived Nov 10, 2008 Played with 6 Great game with all open information. I'm usually not a fan of auction games but the Tree Frog line is really growing on me. I like that the auction is won with cubes and the number of cubes determine what you're capable of accomplishing in the round. The adjustment of turn order is very clever but the end game cube grab seemed little odd. More plays will help me determine if the disconnect is significant enough for me to adjust my rating. Right now...I'm liking what I'm seeing.
Name: Sticheln
Published: 1993
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-8
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus Feb. 25, 2011
Name: Stone Age
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Received July 2008 Fast paced romp with multiple paths to victory. You can block the hell out of other players options during worker placement. Includes dice as a randomizer accomplishing the same need as that found in Thebes. As you do with knowledge when digging in Thebes, you work to increase your chances of success but putting more cavemen in an area and then roll the number of dice equal to the number of committed workers. Also, collecting and using "tools" can alleviate some of the pain of a bad rolls as they allow you to adjust the roll of the dice. Easy to learn (only three simple steps on each turn). Took a bit for some of the guys in my group to catch onto the iconography but in general it's pretty consistent and straightforward. Had to cut slots into the insert to lower the individual player boards which allows the box to close properly.
Name: Stone Age: Casino
Published: 2013
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: BGG Store Purchase - July 16, 2016
Name: Stone Age: The Expansion
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Birthday gift: May 2012
Name: Street Illegal
Willing to trade
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-7
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments:  CABS giveaway. In shrink.
Name: Sushizock im Gockelwok
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Ordered June 30, 2009 Arrived July 7, 2009 Goofy, light, tile grabbing game based on rolling dice up to three times while "locking" in dice. Simple to play, simple to teach, 15-20 minutes of "fun". More of an activity to pass the time than a strategic brain burner but packaged well for a light travel game in an informal setting.
Name: Takenoko
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Coolstuff.inc - Delivered Sept 9, 2013
Name: Tal der Könige
Willing to trade
Published: 1992
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: For no good reason other than looks, and a healthy does of board game collector sickness, I finally found a copy of this game that was affordable. I will have trouble getting it to the table but I have that problem with many of the games I buy given I have three active buyers in my small gaming group. Purchased from an attendee at the Great Lakes Games Con in November 2009. It's in amazing condition. Even the wipe away pens still work.
Name: Taluva
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Nice game. Looks great when finish. I enjoy the 'take that' aspects of crushing out other players settlements. Crushing out your own can be advantageous as well to open up opportunities for placing more towers and temples. Plays well with 2, 3, or 4 but it is a different game with 2. The game always ends when someone builds all of 2 of their components. I like the game most with 3 or 4. Not a heavy game but it is thinkier than it might first appear. Not Carcassonne-ish or Java-esque in any way.
Name: Targi
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-2
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received in BGG Math Trade - Dec 2013
Name: Team Play
Published: 2015
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Picked up a copy at CABS After Turkey Day 2016
Name: Terra Mystica
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 150 minutes
Comments: Preordered Jan 24, 2013 Arrived May 3, 2013
Name: Terra Nova
Willing to trade
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: CABS Freebie - Buckeye Game Fest 2010 Not really my thing. Perfectly fine game but I'm not an abstract gamer. My wife does NOT like this game; says it feels too "chessy". In a style similar to "Hey! That's my fish!", put all your guys on the board and then make little jockeying moves trying to wall off territory for points. Really is an abstract battle of finding the soft spots in your opponents strategy. My wife doesn't like the feeling that every move she makes might get immediately exploited. I would expect experienced players would mop up newbies.
Name: Terraforming Mars
Published: 2016
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Traded away a game to get this April 15, 2017
Name: Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium
Published: 2017
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received Aug 26, 2017
Name: Thebes
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received 08/19/07 - Game Surplus Played more than a dozen times. Would play again with family as an introduction to the game but not finding it has the staying power I'd hoped for. The strategy seems pretty dull and the play pretty repetitive.
Name: Through the Desert
Published: 1998
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Enjoy the simple game play. With 5, the board just seems too crowded to establish any sort of strategy. Simple rules are easily taught to even young children.
Name: Thurn and Taxis
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: I like this game a lot. It plays like Ticket to Ride but requires a bit more thought. There isn't much player interaction beyond decreasing what other players will score for different regions though. It is very difficult to catch up if you're behind near the end though.
Name: Thurn and Taxis: Power and Glory
Published: 2007
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: A natural 'expansion' to the base game that comes with a new board and new cards. Minor rules adjustments as well. Instead of the coach cards you instead are allowed to 'discard' cards as horses that pull your coach. You cashed in route is limited each time by the number of horses pulling your coach. Solid play like the base game, easy to learn, quick to play. Low interaction.
Name: Tichu
Published: 1991
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 4-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Awesome 4 player game. I'll never want to play euchre again. Ever. Lexio is a similar game that wins hands down for tactile feel but Tichu is an all around winner for keeping handy at all times.
Name: Ticket to Ride
Published: 2004
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Replay value has a fairly steep drop off for me
Name: Ticket to Ride: USA 1910
Published: 2006
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Tigris & Euphrates
Published: 1997
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: I find the tension in the game excellent. The rules favor agressive play which makes it even more interesting. I prefer the artwork of the original Mayfair edition over the reprint. One of the few games that plays well across the entire spectrum of recommended players. The rules are little hard to grasp for new to moderate gamers. New players seem to have trouble remembering that they're not playing a color but instead a figure/dynasty-image. I've never had a problem determine internal from external conflict but that seems to be a tricky point with new players. Maybe it's the difference with how the payouts occur. Many, many paths to victory. Rarely is there not something advantageous to do on your turn.
Name: Tikal
Published: 1999
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Love the strategy and looks of the game. Suffers mildly from down time between players but when it's your turn you sympathize with those before you. So many options!
Name: Tinners' Trail
Published: 2008
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Ordered 08/13/08 Received 10/10/08 Signed copy 1206/1500 Original TreeFrog version.
Name: Tongiaki: Journey into the Unknown
Willing to trade
Published: 2004
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Owned Sept 28, 2010 - Buckeye Game Fest Math Trade
Name: Torres
Published: 1999
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Thin theme but who cares. The game is well balanced and plays very best with three. Can be very luck driven while hoping for the draw on that one action card you need to make it into the king's castle but still has some good strategic elements.
Name: Trajan
Published: 2011
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Received new 09/14/2012
Name: Trias
Published: 2002
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Received Feb 1, 2007 Only played a few times. Rules seem a little weak in spots. I enjoy the game but your turn ends up being mostly an exercise in optimizing chaos. Very little you can do to plan between turns. On your turn you evaluate the board, look at your cards, make a play, and take your lumps. Feels like something that would be funner against AI on a computer. At least you wouldn't have to wait so long between turns and it would keep the tiles in their correct positions in the ever expanding board.
Name: Turn the Tide
Published: 1997
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My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments: Obtained Jan 3rd, 2010 Strangely enough, I traded 42 empty Altoid tins for it. Go figure. Great closer or game for light gaming with non-gamers. Easy to teach but fun to watch others (and yourself!) get stuck with the highest tide card in situations you didn't anticipate. The more people I introduce this to, the more I've come to realize just how good this little game is. Being able to try your hand (pun intended) at all the hands is brilliant. I've only met one person who didn't like it out of the dozen or so I've introduced it to.
Name: Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture
Published: 2014
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My Rating:
Num Players: 1-6
Playing Time: 120 minutes
Comments: Ordered July 15, 2015
Name: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Published: 2012
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: First played at GLG 2012. The gears are visually stunning and not gimmicky; they're integral part of managing the complex & changing game state over time. There's a real game behind them. Christmas gift 2012
Name: Union Pacific
Published: 1999
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: One of my few six player games that my gaming group seems to really enjoy. We only meet once a month so we can go long stretches and not play the same game. However, this one seems to come up fairly often. It's easy to teach. Easy to grasp. Fun to play.
Name: Urbanization
Published: 2012
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 75 minutes
Comments: Gift from Tim Thorp Aug 2014.
Name: Valdora
Willing to trade
Published: 2009
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My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Ordered Game Surplus Sept 19, 2009 Arrived Sept 22, 2009
Name: Vanuatu
Willing to trade
Published: 2011
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Ordered from Game Surplus Nov 16, 2011
Name: Il Vecchio
Willing to trade
Published: 2012
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: On order July 17, 2013 Arrived August, 2013 Kind of an old-school euro design. Not a lot new but still enjoyable. Collect stuff with your meeples and then position your meeples to cash that stuff in for points. I like this kind of game for its simplicity given a group I play with each month. They aren't gamers and this will stretch their minds juuuuust enough while still being enjoyable for those that can tolerate more complex games. There are variants that reduce randomness but I'm not sure it would increase the weight/meat-factor enough to not just choose a meatier game from the get go. It's a nit but I wish the red middleman was really brown to match the spot on the board rather than the red that matches one of the player colors.
Name: Viticulture
Published: 2013
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Ordered July 15, 2015
Name: VivaJava: The Coffee Game
Published: 2012
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-8
Playing Time: 90 minutes
Comments: Christmas gift 2012
Name: VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game
Published: 2014
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 1-4
Playing Time: 40 minutes
Comments: 
Name: Wallenstein (first edition)
Willing to trade
Published: 2002
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 150 minutes
Comments: Received in trade conducted Jan 16, 2009 Arrived Jan 26, 2009 - Missing one blue palace chit
Name: Winner's Circle
Willing to trade
Published: 2001
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-6
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received in trade Sept 16, 2008 I was hoping for more from the game. We've always played with the additional 0-chip and with the "every horse head is unique" variants too. The randomness feels so dominant that there is little you can do to combat it. Don't get me wrong, there is a game there but nothing pulling me to play it over other title. I do like the horses though. Nice production quality. Prefer Long Shot - Up for trade. Box dent on one corner - came that way
Name: Wizard
Published: 1984
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My Rating:
Num Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Great trick taking game. Simple rules. Fast play. Plenty of the same 'arg!' factor found in other games like Rage! when you miss your bid. Unlike Rage you don't get any points for taking tricks when you miss your bid which feels a overly painful and overly rewarding the ones who do. The number of rounds composing a complete game seems a little large for this kind of game and we rarely play an entire game.
Name: Wyatt Earp
Willing to trade
Published: 2001
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45 minutes
Comments: Highest bidder in BGG Auction Oct, 2010
Name: Zendo
Willing to trade
Published: 2001
BGG Rating:
My Rating:
Num Players: 3-5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
Comments: Received in the CABS Math Trade Dec 17th, 2009
Name: Zigity
Published: 2004
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My Rating:
Num Players: 2-10
Playing Time: 10 minutes
Comments: Very light turn taking game of trying to get rid of the cards in your hand. Nifty transparent cards although the transparency isn't technically required. Okay to play with kids before bed or to carry in your backpack to play while you're waiting for the bus or something but definitely not a sit down and focus or heady game.
Name: Zombie in my Pocket
Willing to trade
Published: 2010
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My Rating:
Num Players: 1-8
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Comments:  Received for review

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