Histamiini-peli Altiplano & Ock (1986)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Card Drafting
Description A game where you fly a delta plane in a race against the other players.
Comments
Interesting variant with similarities to the medieval Western game, except that the bishops are more powerful. Boring experience of opportunities you get or ... The game would have needed more players and even then there is a big problem. So the rating will likely go up when I play Trisland correctly and Atlantis with 5 players... Megitelesem szerint sokkal tobb is kihozhato lett volna az alapotletbol. In a year noone will remeber its name. Maybe this was meant to be a kids game, but it sure doesn't look like it. The endgame becomes a bit of a farce, drawing unplayable tiles and having to pass. At least the game is light and turns are quick, putting it into the almost-filler category, but there's just not enough hook there (enough interesting decisions or cheer factor) to warrant re-play. This also made it a nasty game of short-term thinking and short shipping because building a long route was unlikely to pay off since there were almost no cubes available at the end anyway. Overall it seems to be a pretty solid 3-player map, although I do generally prefer more rule changes in expansions. 7 out of 10 for the Atlantis map.


Pokemon County (2010)

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Category Negotiation
Political
Mechanic Roll and Move
Trading
Voting
Description (From the GMT website:) Players can get boosted forward or backwards depending on the roll. On your turn, flip a card and recognize which pond shore scene matches the card. Eurocracy is the game about democracy in Europe.
Comments
Enjoyable game on the topic. The battles look amazing with two giant forces fully painted, on a finished table with lots of terrain and titans running about. (Like the rest of the early epic stuff. In truth, it was much like a hex-and-counter wargame using minis (which as a board wargamer, I thought was a good thing). :) Then came the inevidible... If there was a category super heavy I'd put this in there. I like the scale of the game (and the ability to bite off bigger or smaller chunks as you like). The combat system is a bit too clever, and takes quite some time to become fluent with, and I can't shake the feeling that the same effect could have been accomplished in an easier way. I really like it for all of those reasons.
Still developing an opinion on this one.
Really wanted to like this game.


Cunve (2007)

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Category Card Game
Action / Dexterity
Educational
Sports
Mechanic Card Drafting
Tile Placement
Variable Player Powers
Description Kill Ball is a science fiction tabletop sports game for two players created by Gil Nicoll and Adam Watts. This can be done by landing a marble on a panel, causing the panel to flip and change color. Thus starts the crusade against the aliens, with some help from independent races. Een Dijk van een Spel(literally translated: "a dike of a game") is a game published by the dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. A decapitation will add an additional ball to the arena which can also be used as weapon.
Comments
The Warfrog version. Italy is not as hard as it looks (the black cube neagtive do not move you forward any as well and thus are not helpfull at all) the France map is full and nowhere to build halfway through the game... I rate it a bit below the base map (Rust Belt).
Never played Italy, but the forgiving France map, with Paris as a super-city, is a pretty neat tweak. This one is an exception. Italy was enjoyable in the building of some crazy long routes. Bidding for Engineer was vicious.


Mr. Jack The Marquette (1986)

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Category Children's Game
Mechanic Set Collection
Description Goal: Manage your 'emerging' artistic skills to describe/paint/pantomime/poetize terms within a given time - if successful collect chips (baguettes, cheese, bottle of red wine, glass of champagne); game ends after one player has build up a complete dinner. Although it was an expansion for Starfire, it was also designed as a stand alone game, and included the rules for the Starfire system. Jack. All the players possess the same equipment. Easy to understand that - if you are in a 'Variété' - sometimes terms can be a bit saucy, which is intended by designers self-evidently (see minimum age); because of the different values of the chips (swap meet advantages alcohol, especially champagne) a lot of baguettes will pass through your fingers until game ends.
Comments
It's actually a little more fun than regular Mr. The characters are stationary and do not come with individualized actions. There are much fewer choices, decisions and possibilities here. Possibly best of all is the game's portability.
Being able to remove cards from the game could annoy some other players, but then you cannot stop them from buying their own dice and removing cards you want, can you? Slightly more abstract this time though condensing something like this into 5 minutes is very commendable.
The PLAYMOBIL® Legion reviews "Mr.
It's very easy to fall into traps that reveal Jack too quickly, which makes the setup involved seem like a waste of time. I never really liked fighters in space combat.


Dabintiu (1971)

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Category Card Game
Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Tile Placement
Description Take your family around the world without ever leaving the comfort of home, with this board game that follows the smash hit book. Each game in the series includes many scenarios, allowing players to simulate a number of company, battalion, and regimental level engagements. Ages 3 - 7 If you do know locations of U.S. The game consist of: WHAT IS QWIK? Win the race who will cut the finish line first. There are fifty scenarios starting with June 22nd, 1941. BabeQuest is currently only available in Danish.
Comments
Very "retro".
Played before joining bgg.
Cracking game!
The lead game in AP's tactical combat series. Also the scenarios are perfect for miniatures games (Rapid Fire)


Ungse-t (1999)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Card Game
Educational
Mechanic Memory
Description Simple dice rolling game for the very young. THE STAR LEAGUE STRIKES BACK! To challenge THE MACHINE, you must react with lightning-fast fingers. "The Surrealists initiated the most radically liberating critique of reason of the century. In a battle that appears to have extended over two or three days, the Greeks managed to eke out a slim tactical win. But most specially and remarkably, it was through games, play, techniques of surprise and methodologies of the fantastic that they subverted academic modes of inquiry, and undermined the complacent certainties of the reasonable and respectable.
Comments
One of my favorite party games.
The rulebook for this is terrible.


Tri-Chess of Wines (2010)

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Category Card Game
Wargame
Animals
Mechanic Role Playing
Description Star Cruiser is a game of starship combat in the 24th century. "Your company designs, manufactures, and sells locomotives." Players represent a battlesome faction and use their agents to fight for control of a customziable board, which is set up individually each time. Oasis is a Ready/Play role-playing adventure for solitaire or group play. Proxy Wars is a full fledged strategy game that will be published both as a board game as well as a flash based online game. On your turn, you may play cards from your hand, but only if you have enough time or money to pay for them (some cards, like "Lucky Lottery" allow you to add your two scores together).
Comments
It's a filler. I think it's a neat idea and a good game, but not the sort of game I care for. T&T has some nifty original artwork that adds a humourous quality to the game. Simple right? Resolve each card.
Using dice to generate the market demand works very well. I don't see the point of comparing a $13 game to something more complex, nor do I see the wisdom of slamming a title because it pays homage or borrows from other games (this is how many of the better games available evolve--not to mention that fans of a specific genre can often have more options available to them due to this process).
Unplayed.


Conquest Got Tank (2009)

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Category Card Game
Educational
Mechanic Hand Management
Description From the publisher: We have developed an expansion to the AGoT LCG Core Set, and we’re calling it the: Kings of the Sea. There are 98 cards with letters on them and 10 blitz cards showing a lightning bolts. Answer the questions, strike category circles, and become the first player to answer correctly to the last question to win the game. From D-Day at Omaha Beach, through the battle for Normandy, the Allies will fight the Germans tooth and nail, bayonet and rifle, tank on tank." Reichsmarine is a Great War at Sea supplement exploring the alternate history possibilities had the High Seas Fleet not been scuttled.
Comments
Sell. Based on the art, I went into it expecting kind of a silly and lame hack and slash type game, but it ended up just being kind of lame.
A quick, simple word game.


Logik Rises Viderekomne (1999)

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Category Children's Game
Mechanic Memory
Roll and Move
Variable Phase Order
Description User summary -
Comments
Never thought I could play PR with only cards.
And only a 5 because it's good for pre-reading age kids.
Rules missing. Nice game to play with kids.
An awesome dice-climbing game. 100% luck = 0% interest. Good for teaching taking turns, dice rolls, counting. The only advantage over Puerto Rico is playing time and setup time. Petersburg over this. Nice and simple and kids will love it. RGG version. Luck Factor: (Luck Based) ☆☆☆☆☆ (Strategy Based) (Low) ★★★★☆ (High) Rated for kids, for adults this is very low. If you like Race, you should play San Juan once (but no more, really) just to see what a pre-Race world was like.


Deadlands: Reel Great Reel Picture Show James (1995)

Information
Category Wargame
Dice
Party Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Partnerships
Description THE GUILDFORD GAME is one of a series of Monopoly style board game developed by local YMCAs in the UK to generate funds for their activities.
Comments
Great fun. Counters are unpunched. Some good historical articles are included. 31.
Not sure what happened to my copy. The combat system causes some very strange statistical anomolies when trying to get some target numbers with different troops; sometimes it easier to make a shot with a worse statline. Update: I received mine on Oct. 64-page book more than 2 dozen scenarios. Most of the scenarios take place in the Caribbean Sea, using the map from U.S. UPDATE: Translation of the rule book is complete and ready for review. 11-4-07 I rated it a 6.5 for the beginners game.
Great fun.
7.30.08

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