Pandslu-w (1984)

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Category
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Auction/Bidding
Description This is a game in Koplow's series of dice games that come in a tube and which usually feature dice where one side is replaced with a graphic of animal. On its own Samurai Blades has five different scenarios. One Player draws random cards with words on it, usually words coming from management areas ("Shareholder-value") and he has to put them into a speech.
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"Samourai" French version.
Humph. There's something wrong with this one though. Roll dice, miss. Just doesn't get as much play as the others.
Ouch...not much here at all....why did they bother printing it? Beautiful too (like all the other games in the series) I wish it had more senarios though. Roll dice, miss.
Not the best in the series but good scenarios.


1 Disney's Mafia Board Kit (2006)

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Category Wargame
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Trivia
Children's Game
Mechanic Partnerships
Roll and Move
Description Operational game on the war in North Africa. It comes with two maps that stretch from Tripoli to Alexandria. The challenge is to find a perfect mate (or at least a not-so-CraZ one). As your ships are destroyed your hand size diminishes as well. One of the most unique characteristics of the game is the walking disasters. From the Bible Spinner Games set, including: Homepage: http://www.lostbattaliongames.com/p-45-enemy-in-sight.aspx. Journey with Jesus. When the treasure hunter moves on top a gem, it attaches to the magnet.
Comments
Goofy slightly better version of Naval War.
Fast playing sea battle game, good mechanics. Fun on occasion. It really should only be played by one person.
Quite enjoy playing this game but I would only want a quick game. Red cards completely destroy a player's options.
Played the hell out of this back in the day. The game has some clunky parts.


Foghtsol (1943)

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Category Sports
Card Game
Expansion for Base-game
Mechanic Modular Board
Pattern Recognition
Description Part of the Star Fleet Battles Captain's Edition line.
Comments
What an underdog ...
Really stress the Emancipation Proclamation.


Bisikle: River (2009)

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Category Children's Game
Print & Play
Action / Dexterity
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description A betting game made to emulate an 1800's style bar betting game where there would be no "bank" The system covers combined-arms actions from a few platoons up to a full battalion combat group level. - Organise your troups for attack. - Assault the fortress of your opponent. Play continues to the next player. If he loses a pirate the player may then decide to roll again, or if he prefers, to stop. If the Captain stops in front of an island on which there is no unoccupied space then the player takes all the pirates off that island and adds them to his "crew".
Comments
Ground Zero games - they simply produce better Sci fi wargames than GW.
Dirtside II is an excellent scifi microarmor game. Basically this design is an upgrade up the Blue & Grey system and only slightly more complex (defensive fire, leadership,etc) but greatly rewarding in simulation value for that. If you like stacking games (Villa Paletti, Jenga, Tier Auf Tier), you might enjoy this weird one. Not pleased with the design or combat systems. They're just used for stacking, and score when the stack of cards/dice falls down.


Cluirun-m (2003)

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Category Sports
Mechanic Simulation
Description An entertaining Question game where you can measure your knowledge of the English pop & rock music. Goal of the game: This edition of the Armageddon rules (9th printing of the 3rd edition) is a classic piece of German war-gaming history. The first to do so and return to his warehouse wins the game. Gameplay:
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This game is rather rare, it's a small publication by a German fantasy club. It doesn't seem difficult to get, since it can still be ordered from the club.
DOWNLOADED BY DAVINCIGAMES.COM. Very Old School fantasy battle game.
I've only played some scenarios, mostly the ones in the book (every rules chapter is accompanied by one).


Maddle

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Category Wargame
Action / Dexterity
Expansion for Base-game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Role Playing
Roll and Move
Description Crash Tackle is the rugby union sports board game that brings all the fast paced heart pumping action of real rugby right to your table top!" Crash Tackle is a strategy sports board game for two players (rather than a statistical replay game). Then in the second part of the game you test those tires on the race track, The game has a built in spinner and comes with 3 lead racing cars. Otherwise it is a race to see who can get all their pieces to goal line. Felt bowling crease. Because whether you win or lose, it's guaranteed to be more fun than a barrel full of...well...mothers.
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Medium/high priority. I clever spatial game, then with the tile collecting thrown on. (You need a giant table if you want to play with these). 3 Wins, 1 Draw 2 Losses. Adding the advanced rules is easy and for the most part intuitive. A very nice sports simulation that I expect to enjoy.
Better than the first couple plays, but would not buy, and won't play often...


Crecy Smashing the Zoo-Zoo The Battle Peterson Antietam (2006)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Hand Management
Memory
Roll and Move
Description Animal Journey - A rescue Adventure Game-travel the world with animal heroes and help save endangered animals. Published as a magazine game in Strategy & Tactics issue #97. "Se hva løver kan!" If correct, he keeps the card and draws two more cards which are kept secret.
Comments
Made by the same designer as WWII:ETO. Re-acquired 2006. What an idiot McC was! Burnside's Bridge was a good place to see what happened as well. Fun game, but I never was able to wrap my head around the odd rules. I think it's a nicely different filler, though. The company was purchased in 1997 by Wizards of the Coast, which no longer uses the TSR name for its products.
Wanted it to be another TSS, but it did not grab me nor inpsire me to commit several days of my life to it.
This should be eurogamers' heaven!
Tom vasel says it is amazing. Have played this game few times and wish to play again.


WILD Zeit Educational (2003)

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Category Children's Game
Mechanic Area Movement
Dice Rolling
Description La Libération de Paris is a solitaire wargame on the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Four new heroes are ready for the adventure. Your computer is damaged, and your ship is leaking fuel and oxygen. Seems simple at first... But Dweebies can be tricky, and some will disappear before they've met their match! Collect the most cards and consider yourself the Dweebie-in-Chief! You can get them only by entering three walled cities. • A wide range of actions and strategies – there is no single best way to win.
Comments
362 It is VERY simple and has wonderful cartoons. :-/ "Oh, that one") I don't recommend this one. Now hwere's that docking computer? There is not one correct way to winning the game, though some ways might be extremely hard with your setup.
This phantomatic game should disappear in the outer space.
This game needs new rules that clarify aspects of battle.


Napoleon's $64,000 Card I: 2 & Henderson

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Category
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Description Based on televisions sensational quiz game.
Comments
Fiddly plastic figurines and undersized hexes put this a notch below Hold the Line in my estimation. Our kids like Kids On Stage, and this seemed like a more chaotic version of that. Surely the rating will go UP.
Very underrated game. Light on rules, but deep in tactics required to win.
Looks like a gem waiting to be tapped.


Flying Your Guts (2007)

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description A rather straightforward dice game by Sid Sackson. Using the included 100 true/false question cards, students answer questions about the human body and its organ systems. The first player to get all four of his mice onto his cheese wins the game. Players are allowed to choose in which order the coordinates are read off the dice, so that each roll (other than doubles) gives two possible placements. Dream: Accumulate $50,00 Worth of Hearses, Tombstones And Other Status Symbols. Suddenly someone claps their hands and the ducks which were hidden behind the sea lion fly off in a flutter.
Comments
Sounds a lot like plain old Speed, to me. Null & Nichtig has moved near the top of my list in this genre.
Good filler card game with a lot of screwage.
Received this game as a gift for our wedding April 1st 2006. Null & Void is basically a trick taking game with a simplistic set collection mechanism - where you score points based upon the suits you collect. Was reminded of it not to long ago, so taught my son. If so, you'll like this game. The only way to have control seems to be having all low numbered cards, but otherwise every trick is very unpredictable. :) Game may be more fun & dynamic if all players start each round with only two chosen cards instead of three... Don't know if this will get any more plays.

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