Panamax

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Rating Summary (32 Total)

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Verrry good game! I am so impressed! but 3 turns felt like it wasn't enough :/ Wish It was maybe 2 turns longer!

4/2/2020

Played once, after a 2-hour explanation (!!!) we played one game which lasted about another 2 hours. The game isn't as difficult as it seemed at the explanation and we has a lot of fun. I ended just a few points short to win the game. Would like to play again, no need to add this to the collection, though.

3/18/2020

*** try Nippon (economic - same designers) / whistle stop (pick up & deliver - stocks) Or Container (economic - same theme)

1/28/2020

Fantastic economic game with agonizing decisions. You control a company, which others can buy stock in, but you win by having the most personal money. Tough to balance the weight of decisions to load or move to mitigate cargo fees for your company. Interesting 'push' mechanic for ships moving through the lock system.

1/7/2020

Need to give this another play

11/3/2019

This game provides you with tough decisions and some opportunities to both be mean and engage in a little coopetition. I like the "pushing" element of the game as well as having to spend all the movement actions, whether on your own ships or others. Some things that irked me: 1) The board design is all backwards and they didn't need to make it confusing by having US West and US East, especially with the images so small; 2) On a related issue, figuring out who was paid by/pays the company and who was paid by/pays the player was very confusing; 3) There are also seemingly few opportunities both in gameplay and b/c of money to buy shares in other companies; and 4) Money is brutal in this game and it's hard to come away without tanking your company or your private funds at least once. Things to consider in the future: I wonder if this game wouldn't get a little samey after a while. Especially because there are only three rounds and it's damn near impossible to get a ship from one side to the other in a singe round.

10/18/2019

$40

3/19/2019