Pe-tscha (2004)

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Category
Mechanic Area Movement
Dice Rolling
Set Collection
Description Object of the game: The turn signal decides what will happen: Players are feudal lords that rule their own land and seek to help King Charlemagne build pieces of his castle. The start point is basically at the stop near the hotel my wife and I stayed at when we visited Paris each time. Or will the little bell start ringing? Don't worry, though - many answers are given secretly, and what's secret stays secret. A first handling and pushing game for 1 - 2 very young players. There are slight rules differences between this game and Krieg und Frieden, but mostly a reduction of agenda cards to shorten the game (for the better usually).
Comments
We were the only owners of the game, but it got wet and we had to throw it away! Wellington in particular sits in the middle and is the only purple city, so it makes it lucrative in the mid to late game but expensive in the meantime. It includes some port links which add a bit of flavour. The game is completely made out of wood and it entirely self contained so there are no pieces to worry about loosing. If it's the bell (25%), ring the bell and yell for the sheer fun of doing so, really. My not-quite-1½-year-olds' eyes light up whenever we get this out, but they're just barely starting the get the notion of taking turns at anything. Dies tut man verdeckt und auch für seinen Vorrat an schwarzen und gelben Steinen hat man einen Sichtschirm so dass niemand sieht, wer welchen Stein in den Beutel tut. 1½ years: They're getting better at taking turns, and even doing the right action for what they spun (with my instruction), though moving is rarely to the next space - not that I'd expect it to be yet.
Jean-Baptiste Sylvia.
2 versies. As usual I give no score to children's games.


Lirkpu (2006)

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Category Card Game
Medieval
Abstract Strategy
Sports
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description An Icelandic trivia game based on one of Icelands' most popular tv shows, the Gettu Betur trivia show where students representing their secondary schools compete for the Golden Microphone. The game board is a vinyl mat (for obvious reasons) on which is placed a battery operated bubble machine shaped to look like a puppy in a bathtub. Ground ball, single, home run, wild pitch, etc.). Features several jumps that allow a lagging player to get caught up. The only thing that could make navigating the city more challenging is if the roads actually shifted and changed while you’re driving.
Comments
Playtester. 20 Min. The game is real-time because both players play simultaneously, which I think is a real problem with the game.
Prototype played at bgg con 2009- a much cooler game than the concept sounds. The components are solid blocks of wood.
August 2011


Rand East Tharsis Suez (1990)

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Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Point to Point Movement
Description Travel about the United States to various destinations using a mix of car, rail or airplane. 16 to March 16. Both games in the system represent, in two-player format, a clash between two or more of the important military powers in that region during the middle third of that century.
Comments
On the "to play' list. I like the game and it's unique system of using HQ units to 'activate' combat units and the unusual use of Divisional assets that get attached for combat. Highly recommended for Grognard play. Would like to play this again sometime and the rulebook is excellent for its historical and design notes.
686 Would like more player options during a move. For the Egyptians, just hold on and delay.
Very innovative system.


Chameleon Legion Board the World the River (2004)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Pattern Building
Variable Player Powers
Description In the land of ancient Greece, called Hellas, the people waged power struggles for control of the many valuable islands. Legendary Dungeoneer:
Comments
Just got the game today (04/29/09) from an eBay auction. The layout and general presentation are not that attractive. There were several neat tactics one can employ throughout the session, but I felt that in the end it boiled down to building strongholds for those extra pieces while waiting for someone to make the first mistake.
I really don't understand this game as designed. Game is in excellent condition and the box shows some wear. I might still enjoy playing it some more with an interested opponent. It's totally acceptable to mirror what your opponent do but then what would be the fun in that? OVERALL: A beautiful game soured by weak gameplay.
I like this little 2 player game. It looks lovely but the game seems to come down to whether your luck out with the cards/tiles you draw. Each Dungeoneer set can be played as a stand-alone card game, or combined with other decks for more dungeon-delving fun. The usual excellent art is present as well. The three types of God card represent Ares, Poseidon, and Zeus, which correspond to fighting, exploration, and everything else.
Fun filler. Pretty much just the rules, with little in the way of commentary from Sid. The master villain goddess is pretty much impossible to beat.


Ringe (1992)

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Category Card Game
Humor
Racing
Mechanic Hand Management
Memory
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description This version of Monopoly, licensed by Apple Studios, is based upon the English band "The Beatles". VERY rare and highly sought after by collectors. Over 50 historical scenarios (5 of them solitaire) are provided, each featuring one or more fighter aces . Gather together a selection of clothing, the more bizarre, the better and place them in a pile on the floor, this pile will be known as the kitty. 10" Chibithulhu (available in green or pink) When two gamblers or two cops both claim the money in the same joint, a negotiation mechanism which may involve the roll of a die comes into play.
Comments
Fun, simple and funny game.


Stump the Farm (2010)

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Category Wargame
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Party Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Trading
Description Football simulation touted as NFL strategy at its best! Square tiles are place in 2x2 plots on a 4x4 grid. Simplistic game whereby each player selects a play (offense and defense) and the result is determined based on the plays picked. COMPONENTS. Four 17"x22" 2-sided, full-color maps. Each players control one or more clans. The clan's combat units is organized to some troops. 12-page color Play Book. Two offensive play books -- one run and one pass (actually fold-out cards listing a total of 48 play choices and the results of each when called against each available defense)
Comments
2 player wargame.
The original game that War in Europe was based on. Did Barbarossa scenario, extremely playable and everyone had terrific time.
The game that introduced me to Wargames, found it hard to get opponents when I was twelve though.... Very little chrome, focus on strategy and production for the Soviets and just strategy for the Axis.
Camera is needed... It's a tough and tense race against the ticking clock to get to Moscow before the weather changes. This game just keeps begging to come out. Another great expansion for a fantastic game. I love the campaign idea having some maps linked together, but, since it contains exceptions/new rules I had to remember to put over the main set of rules... I just forgot many of them...and I don't know if I will have opportunity to play that again. This ensures the road destruction and repair rules are more relevant to play; and, reflects the actual historical conduct of the war. This is just a very practical, playable huge games. Even a little original? THe more you damage or destroy the Iraqi's C3I(Command, Control, commuications) capabilities, the more you hamper the Iraqi ability to fight.


ConverStation and Presidents Ships (1984)

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Category Card Game
Educational
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description From the box: Players have a secret goal of how much gold they need in their pool to win. The codebreaker must now try to guess the secret code by placing jungle animals in the large holes. Home Page: http://www.goodwordbooks.com/BookDetails.asp?Book_ID=8 The game cards have three levels: kids, adults, and both. Speak well and with confidence. Listen with interest and understanding.
Comments
Thrift store acquisition 2/2/08.
Simpler version, with fewer colors. I GOTTA COPY!!!
Good for kids I guess (under 4) but I think that the challenge of the regular game is fine for 4 and above. Take it or leave it.
I bought this at an Anime Convention some years ago and it sits on my shelf unplayed.


Professor Fleet Death! (1967)

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Category Card Game
Trivia
Wargame
Mechanic Set Collection
Description Every player has 4 different pawns with values from 1 to 4. GO BEAVERS! If the moved pawn is on a space with the same number as his value the player can take it from the board. Memorial Union, Valley Library, the Trysting Tree, it’s all for sale as you play Beaver-opoly. You may soon be hanging out at The Beanery or who knows? The Polish title means translated in English 'Cycle in your dreams'. Once the stock is finished, each player picks up his cards used to declare melds, and continue with the final stage of the game.
Comments
My wife's too busy gardening to ever play this game with me! Might pre-order.
Pity this one wasn't a real game.


The Academic Junior (2006)

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Category
Mechanic Co-operative Play
Dice Rolling
Description Global Ody-See is a three-dimensional (3-D) travel game designed to teach people about the world, its natural features, nations, people and their culture. Its recorded history dates back to 16th century France, and the name has become a catchphrase for many different pantomime games. The line of hexes that forms the border between "home" territories is multi-colored, matching the adjacent home territories.
Comments
OK as an icebreaker at 'grown up' parties.
I hate Charades, plain and simple. The game is fun though, and better than many of the games the average person has paid good money for.
An old party game standby best played when everybody is drunk.


Aye, Emptor (2002)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Children's Game
Card Game
Mechanic Set Collection
Description The object is for each player is to achieve the colour combination either vertically, horizontally or diagonally in a straight line on the 'top' board corresponding to his card in full view, whilst at the same time, achieving the combination on the reflected 'base' mirror, corresponding to his hidden reflected card. Each lot is also marked with a Roman numeral from I-V. Contents include: 1 Mirrored playing board 21 Two sided coloured counters 1 Pack of twenty cards. The gimmicks are that the winner of each auction can choose any like-numbered lot to own, and that the winning bid goes to the person who played the card, but no one knows who that is until the auctions are over.
Comments
This game put me off PB&J's to this day. I will add it to my growing zombie game collection! There's a touch of Cosmic Encounter in the card system. Can't wait to see some expansion material.
Picked it up at GenCon 2008. Enjoyed it for a while, but doesn't hit the table. What do these words mean ? I can see this getting more run-outs.

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