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Love the game. Great fun. Great interaction and competition. You need to carefully set yourself up for the endgame - it happens quickly. I can hang with excellent players all game, but I'm not so good at the endgame yet.
A well-done resource management/economics game, but it felt like we spent far too much time jockeying for turn order. That, and the bookkeeping is insane; it's utterly fitting that there is a "bureaucracy" phase.
A simple, but very REAL FEELING market mechanic. This from someone who's spent a lifetime studying open-auction markets. Well done, Herr Friese! I'm looking forward to his upcoming release, Freitag.
You know, for all its fiddly-ness, this game is just great. Maybe it is the fact that it is so cumbersome but many people take to it. I like it though I don't play it as often as I should. Have played the France/Italy and the Central Europe/Benelux maps too! Fun stuff there and the minor rules changes changes things slightly and give it a different "flavour". 2006-10-01 - Bought 2008-02-23 - Bumping rating down from 8.5 -> 7.5; Somehow the game just lost its taste for me and I haven't played it in a long while. 2008-08-05 - Bumping rating 7.5 -> 8 2010-09-15 - Sold 2016-07-17 - Bought River Market
I manage to do reasonably well (second or third) in most of my games, but I haven't yet won any. Part of that is going to be the host winning every game he's played in the past few months. 2008-08-13 I finally beat the host (a week or two after he was beaten by someone else).
2/13: It's ok. I'll play it, but don't see why it's so hugely popular. The first phase can really drag out if people don't or can't build. Lots of downtime and solitaire. 8/17: I wasn't wrong back then, but those things bother me less now and I see its strengths more. The game also stays interesting with expansion maps.
Resources management game that keeps you bidding and scheming to outdo your fellow energy companies. There are a lot of counterbalances built in, often you are rewarded for laying low, but pouncing when you get close to the end, but don’t let your neighbors buy all your resources!! March 2016 $29.99