Clockface Chess (2004)

Information
Category Card Game
Economic
Wargame
Mechanic Pick-up and Deliver
Description You head an industrial nation and must look after your citizens' welfare. Every correct answer adds money to the bank. Then discard key words from the verses to outscore your opponents. Even these cannot dampen your spirits. But you have one fear, a constant threat to your well being and your ability to complete you deliveries "The Family Dog". Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tommy Lasorda once said of the game, "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. Related Microbadges.
Comments
Never played. Travels well. Some of the subtleties of the game may have escaped us as we played it with two players instead of more.
Present from a friend in Japan. Really a yawner. Generally, our "house rules" have one modification: you can only move a ring if one of your own marbles is touching it (from above or below).
One of those games I played as a kid in my grandmother's house.


Faros Run (2010)

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Category
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description Game consists of three playing levels for different ages with 84 puzzle pieces and 4 King of all Wild Things pieces. Players connect puzzle pieces to form a continuous maze. The players have to give answers to questions on 6 different topics. Symbol cards are 25 points each, E-Z Run cards are 15 points each, and cards 1 through 11 are 10 points each.
Comments
(2007-10-31) See my comments for Ancients I and Ancients II.
Based on memories from the mid-1980's, I recall having a blast launch boodles from a boodle-cannon. I picked this up as a review copy when it came out and wrote a review for the now defunct Breakout! Magazine.
Played this game a lot as a child. Box damaged.


Walt Ahoy (2006)

Information
Category Sports
Abstract Strategy
Bluffing
Card Game
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Rock-Paper-Scissors
Trading
Description This game is basically a 3D version of checkers.
Comments
Reminds me of Arkham Horror in some mechanical ways.
G826 The Yahoogroups mailing list (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Megafauna/) is very helpful in getting the rules sussed out. No "tacked on" theme here! Many important rules are hidden away in the glossary. It could take 30 minutes or 5 hours! Second edition improves a lot rule clarity and graphic. The majority of the play time is spent deterministically updating the geography of the board. A really good and story filled game.


Vaaapezl (1997)

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Category
Mechanic Set Collection
Simulation
Trading
Description In this game, each player starts with a set of 12 hero cards, numbered 1-12. A light under the board matches up the offensive play and the defensive play to determine the outcome, which is then illuminated on the playing surface for the two players to see. 5 big leaf shaped double-sided boards. Two warring factions of sheep are contending for the same paddock. The trick is that your pieces can only move diagonally, and your movement points are somewhat dictated by dice. If they land on a Scandal square, they must talk their way out of that scandal immediately.
Comments
'6'
German edition. It is true.
I like to play this game while i'm waiting for like a plane or something with my dad. Although the dice make it a game of chance, the decision to move up safely in pairs or to break from the pack is a tough one.


Bengali Rails (2003)

Information
Category Card Game
Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Memory
Mechanic Card Drafting
Hand Management
Description From the website: When you land on a ride/attraction you are allowed to rent it. Perpetual Commotion Black & White Edition Cards. "He'll huff and puff 'till he gets his way...and if that doesn't work, maybe his great big teeth will! The object of the game is to fill your chosen colored areas, and to collect opponent's Jabongs. Each turn players get tiles with pictures of common beach objects, and each turn they try to remember, in order, the previous tiles they have seen. Remembering correctly earns you points, and the first to 11 points wins.
Comments
A dexterity, action card game if that makes sense.


Lore connection! Scissors Country Could Set 3 (1990)

Information
Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description Game included in Combat! There are several phrases players have to find out. Who will be able to save three sheep? Variations of these bluffing dice games were played all over.
Comments
An interesting stock holding/dealing game, in which you have to balance your own private earnings, with doing well for your clients portfolio... I'd much rather they have included all historical World Cups in the base game through multiple boards and/or modular components, then thrown in small additional expansion packs as different World Cups happen in real life.
I like this for a stock market game. At its essence, a basic buy and sell game. Resulta un juego sencillo, con una gran interacción y está producido con muy buen gusto (exceptuando el dinero de papel).
This game is ultimately a simple a roll-and-move game. At its essence, a basic buy and sell game.
Jenna. It is a pretty good stock market simulation... The core die-rolling mechanic makes for a luck filled game, and a lack of tough decisions.


Taco Juicy (2007)

Information
Category
Mechanic Hand Management
Description It’s lunchtime at the local taco shop, and the friendly neighborhood psychic is hungry. Now prove it with fist-pounding bone-breaking attacks and perfectly timed blocks of the KING OF FIGHTERS 2006 and the SAMURAI SHOWDOWN Collectible Card Games.
Comments
Awful neverending game.


Wikass (2005)

Information
Category Wargame
Card Game
Economic
Mechanic Card Drafting
Description From the back cover: Background Information: Grapes - characteristics of some of the most important grapes you'll encounter. A "Red Light Challenge" can add to the players' winnings if they can name enough items that fit the given category in thirty seconds.
Comments
Try to obfuscate what kind of desperado you are as long as possible. The "dodge city" expansion is a must and two smaller expansion ; "fistful of dollars" "high noon" hard to get now. Fun!


King's Mascaras Lists (2009)

Information
Category Wargame
Abstract Strategy
Card Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Pattern Building
Description The board is 8x8 with the squares rotated 45 degrees. Spin the spinner, move ahead (or back) to the appropriately colored space on the trail. The starting setup places the green and orange pieces on the 48 squares surrounding the Court. The opening moves have both players enter a piece onto the Court from opposing sides (no jumping yet). As your Clientes whom you five aid for settlement in Rome and have to gather, they are going to be unswerving supporters for your family and enter the war for Glorious Rome with you.
Comments
Donated to South Side Cafe at Messiah College.


Legend Bridge (1996)

Information
Category Sports
Children's Game
Political
Mechanic Voting
Description Juego oficial de la teleserie para adolescentes de Antena 3. The game is played with a "Bavarian" card deck used also in Schafkopf or Preference. Small map, 66 counters, rules. To play, take turns placing a gem on any open dot on the board. Only depends on you! There are currently three, and will be four regional kits, which cover areas of England, Scotland and Wales not included in the three base units. Content: Laminated 3-1/2 x 5-3/4 card printed with the color-coded chart indicating the items you're looking for (ex: 4 yellow cars) and two scoring tracks.
Comments
Simple, clear, and adaptable. Have only tried it once. We had to wait a long time for the 18:25 to Derby and the North (i.e.Part 2).

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