Ugotanb (1968)

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Category Children's Game
Action / Dexterity
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Roll and Move
Tile Placement
Description Originally published in Panzerfaust Magazine Volume 5 #5 in September 1970 (Very Rare!!!!),Poltawa a game covering the 16th Century battle between the Swedes and the Russians on June 28, 1709 designed by Chris Johnson. The card game follows a similar idea/story, the magic apprentices have lost some magical items in the maze that needs to be found before the wizard notices. Captured pawns are removed from the board. Captured kings are placed back on their home squares.
Comments
Complete collection of cards, plus most of the variant/errata cards. So many cards have special effects, it seams as everything is broken, but it works.
This is a hard to find game who's novelty outlast it's gameplay. Experience with the game certainly helps.


Caterpiggily Wombles (2010)

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Category Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Science Fiction
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Secret Unit Deployment
Description One big box containing the Alhambra base game plus all five of its current expansions. By their ability to adapt to new types of terrain, they were able to flourish and eventually dominate the Earth. Mafiopoly is not a stand-alone game, but a deck of cards and set of optional rules to be added to Parker Brothers' Monopoly board game. If any of the jacks land so that they are stacked on top of each other, he forfeits his turn. They are used to solve Dilemmas. Electronic Battleship. By gathering the essence of creation - chaos, matter and life - and turning it into seas and mountains, birds and beasts, you hope to win Gods approval - and the game!
Comments
Acquired 2010 from my Secret Santa. Well deserving of its strategy game nomination (unlike, say, 7 wonders).
Kind of a "everybody puzzles his own thing" game. The game has much unused potential. It is very hard to win, but crucial times when you need to buy seedlings will win it for you.
Too much going on and very underwhelming with 2-3 players. Lots going on and plenty of ways to win. Not sure about the long term re-playability, but it certainly is an interesting game with plenty of choices and options.
My mom taught me how to play this when I was a kid, back in the early 1970s. There are plenty of things to keep track of, which offers plenty of choices. A little too long. This is one of my game group's and wife's favourites.


Stotler (2011)

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Category Card Game
Dice
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description "Card Game for 2 or more players. Players can choose to represent elements of the German KG Bayer, 116th Panzer Division, or American elements of 23rd Engineers Regiment, On their way they have to decide whether they travel alone or in a group - both has some advantages - and discover the beauties of the nature during their trip. There is also a Catastrophe card. The Germans win at game end if they have more Victory Points than the Americans. While a Blessing of Asuryan shines down upon the High Elves’ greatest mages, the vile Beastman Shaman feeds on the corruption of his allies.
Comments
I would like this to complete my 4th edition.


Outburst Fist (1989)

Information
Category Party Game
Dice
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description The first player to complete 5 laps around the track wins.
Comments
An excellent game with a high degree of player interaction and strategy. Plays very well with two. Play: Fairly quick play, with simple yet enjoyable bidding, pawn movement, and block placement.
Very abstract pyramid building game. Hopefully I can get copies in other hands shortly. Unfortunately, I've found that too many games end in a tie. Probably not worth the price, but I enjoy playing it occasionally now that I own it. This is alot of fun with many decisions on how you want to go about things and hoping your opponents aren't thinking the same thing as you.
TIKAL has taken some ideas from this game... She's an archaeologist and thought she would appreciate the pyramid theme. Two overseers are definitely not enough. (2+0+2) (1 play)


Cirkle Zoo le Board (2005)

Information
Category Miniatures
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Point to Point Movement
Roll and Move
Description Paraphrased from the publisher:
Comments
[Bought 2nd hand from bolger:bradspel.se 2009-09-18] Not a game for two players as it is nearly impossible to win the chase as soon as someone got an edge. Zooloretto does this oh so much better. A lot of strategy involved, plus variablity with optional rules. New players can get caught early in the game with bad bids; so I recommend explaining that and even going through the motion at least once with them to make that first game a positive experience. But the same degree of stupidity in a 90-120 minute game that pretends to be, well, a real game just sucks. Oh, and Circus Train also includes random events and die-based recruitment attempts that dramatically affect players' opportunities for success. The game gives a lot of options and paths to victory, while at the same time gives plenty of opportunity to cripple an opponent's circus. Having great shows, and many of them, seems like the best way to win, but in reality, you get scant points at the end of the game (like 3 or something) for having the most and best shows. Still, while I wouldn't go out and buy the game myself, I'd be happy to play someone else's copy again sometime.
Owned, didn't play, traded to Peter Loop.


Manpla (2005)

Information
Category Card Game
Party Game
American Civil War
Trivia
Mechanic Paper-and-Pencil
Variable Phase Order
Description A trivia game that asks questions based on the 1960's to 1990's. The goal of the game is it to fulfill as the first three different from five different victory conditions : be the first on level 3 OR 1 win one fight OR deliver 4 equal Nuggets OR deliver 3 Nuggets in 2 colors OR deliver 1 Nugget in 5 different colors . If one wants to fulfill a victory condition, which already a fellow player fulfilled, one must exceed this, therefore, for example be the first on level 4 or win 2 fights. The game could be played by one person or in the same way as dominoes.
Comments
Part of Gamers CWB collection. Rather like Liar's Dice. Look my artillery is flying, covering three states. Declarations are like Liar's Dice. Note, there is *one* random element in the game - when even strength armies meet, flip a coin. The Bad: Too much luck, due to the special cards thrown in - times 2, eliminate the lowest card, randomly draw a card, etc.
Very good game by Kawasaki-san! Far better than that "hop scotch game. Lots of deduction and misleading info. Lots of fun and a good party game with the right crowd.
I remember this "deduction" game fondly from my youth. You can see everyone else's card but not your own, so what is the total value of all the cards?


Forchess Toronto (1975)

Information
Category Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Roll and Move
Secret Unit Deployment
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description Rhumb Line ... From the 1993 edition: 1 board,
Comments
Beautiful components, but a near unplayable game. Focuses on games that are a little too simple.
I like Vampie game but not this one. Boring.
I like Vampie game but not this one.


Chrysanthemum Velvet Pluk Temple Lashout Petteflet (2008)

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Category
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Simulation
Description The players must count sheep and pigs on two cards. Depending on what is the higher number the players must lay cards in the middle of the table. Each palyer has a dedicated deck with specific cards.
Comments
A good addition to the system. The game can sometimes go on too long though...
A nice small expansion of the Fighting Wings system in terms of aircraft and scenarios, with an introductory ruleset that doesn't interest me much personally as I'm already experienced with the system. From Ebay 5/22/07


Woudlopertje Mare (1997)

Information
Category
Mechanic Hand Management
Hex-and-Counter
Set Collection
Description FROM THE BOX: Dwarven Dig! Movement is determined by dice roll as is combat when the player's piece is in the same square as a Zombie.
Comments
Lot's of complex rules in an expensive game. However the game can run a little long.


Reaction Dagobert Command (2008)

Information
Category Educational
Children's Game
Mechanic Acting
Description Two players are trying to move at least five of their ten sheep to a pen on the opposing side of the meadow. Atlantic Navies includes three books covering the history and data of the naval forces of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, Germany, and France. By the end of the 25th century the world has largely healed from the holocaust, and the great religions of old, long surviving in their ancient strongholds, now dare to venture out once more to reconvert the lost. Not is all well, however. Leaders and Agents are used to gain control of uncontrolled eras.
Comments
An ok pack.
A 4th Edition for the Command At Sea rules bringing them more in line with the other Trilogy games.

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