Unlur Tunnel Fair Who? (1929)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Fantasy
Card Game
Educational
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Pattern Building
Variable Player Powers
Description How to Host a Murder styled party game. Each player (in a standard 4 player game) represents two great global influence groups and has three voting cards. The Case of the Wirst Case Scenario. To complete your mission and return home, you will need to find three missing items and put them in your spaceship. A feature of the game is that if you merge with one or two different pieces you take one or two extra moves. William Rudolph Wirst, President & CEO of Wirst Publishing, has invited you to attend a very special celebratory dinner to be held at the Hi-8 Hotel, Midtown Manhattan, New York.
Comments
Solid expansion with lots of fun units. But not me. Roll your dice to move your car around the track; if you roll a six, or if your roll adds up to six, move another car out onto the track.


Whatchamacalit: Karma (2006)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Miniatures
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Trading
Description The rules for the Durham's Chosen Men 40mm demo game of skirmishes in the napoleonic age are currently free to download. They are inspecting cities four side fire-stations and have to resolve different alarms that appear around the city. The Delectable Drinks variant challenges you and your friends to identify tasty beverages based upon their ingredients. Never have tabloid lies been so much fun!! On the US side, the opposing player represents the top-rung military commander in the Western Pacific theater.
Comments
Simple, bloody game that can very much be driven by the dice and random events. No such luck. How much good the game is at forecasting what a 21st century war in the Pacific Rim might look like is probably another question . Game Owned: #1170. No limited intelligence, no cyber warfare, no satellite warfare, just combat factors and dice.
Interesting game, with secret goals and territorial control.
I used to play this game all the time as a kid. Comments to follow once I've digested it more. Combat is easy to execute and bloody enough to be satisfying. I am also tempted by the japanese version it has some different stuff.
Strategy and Tactics 250 Thanks for the experience, James!


First Corps Dragoons (2002)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Roll and Move
Description This Icehouse game of Martian transportation is inspired by the railroad board game genre. Thru conquest and trade they try to outdo their opponents in the quest for Gold & Glory. Of a deck consisting of coloured cards numbered 0–9 and some cards with special effects, players are dealt 7 cards each. If no word can be formed, the player loses one point for each letter in the current word and selects a new random word. She can choose to go straight down the path or enter any detour path she wishes; if she reaches a treasure on one of these detour paths, she ends her movement and collects the treasure token.
Comments
Like Cédric Junillon above, I'm rating the Coinchée variante. I am working my way through all of them. Doh! ICEHOUSE. Non gamers usually know the rules and are willing to play a few hands, which is nice (although it keeps them away from the 'true' games but I've made my peace with that).
Sounds interesting. Icehouse game. :) Like in Age of Steam, you want long convoluted routes, and most of the goods/passengers start on the map so you can imagine long-term strategy and route-planning from the beginning. The playing pieces were nothing to brag about. Got this game about 30 years ago at a rummage sale. Not a game to be done in a few hours! The counters are generic cardboard style in pale green and pale pink. The ships are blue and red as are the fighters and bombers. Having to buy and/or sell three kinds each turn makes some interesting decisions. There are many versions of the game to play from a beginners to well advanced pentagon style game. MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS: Pairs of values are obtained by chance -a square should be filled with them in a way that each number lies beside at least the same number or a consecutive one. I agree with the other comments about this game being a massive undertaking. There is so much built into it, but it works. All of them can only be used once.
Varied collection of solitaire games, sporting different levels of chance and difficulty.
Chief Herman's Holiday Fun Pack. Stupidly, I later threw it away.


Recicle in The Game Idiot! (2006)

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Category Wargame
Educational
Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hex-and-Counter
Description Warbirds in Miniature is a game that recreates the epic struggles in the skies during World War II. Right now what is known is that this game from Selchow & Righter was copyrighted in 1962 and is basically a roll & move historical game about famous American Landmarks that you try to visit. Also available in booster pack form. In Darkness and Glory, players compete for this favor in different crises by playing cards that represent military units, nobles and magical spells. "These simple rules make for a fast, fun game with plenty of action.
Comments
The Battle of Thermopylae.
There's a clever twist on trivia games here. Bijna net zo erg als Set, maar de plaatjes maken het iets leuker. But, we did laugh.


Jank (1976)

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Category Children's Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description Mr. Mounted game boards, laminated full color ship control cards and gorgeous full color counters highlight this re-imagining of the Star Fleet Universe with 21st century production values. Mobster boss Don Pedro Calliente is earning a fortune by smuggling alcohol. You can play the good or evil side. The Andromedans, invaders from another galaxy using exotic technology. Here was a campaign that brought little save the cultural annihilation of the participants. Game Components: Live long and prosper and kill monsters!
Comments
My copy is still awaiting a rules read and play through.
Loved the original yellow head version from the 1970s.
Put up in the May G4GG loterries.


Tamoo (1973)

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Campaign / Battle Card Driven
Description Climate Game is a game which when played with strategy, negotiation and diplomacy, challenges its players to save the world from imminent destruction. During the game, one player with three or more pieces out of play can became "the killer", with special rules. This game is both one of competition and of cooperation. Somewhat controversial for its "iron maiden" victory conditions rules which simulation fans loved and gamers hated. There are also 18 cardboard pieces with 3 times the 6 different sweets.
Comments
Better as a miniatures game. Plays just like a miniatures game (could easily be played as a miniatures game, if one were so inclined).
Lots of detail and die rolls in this one, but well worth the effort.
2 copies 1 mint and 1 used S&T 69 Very detailed ship data cards with hit records and movement logs. The guard is ineffective and the other players can't there in time.


Marim (1987)

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Category Racing
Wargame
Card Game
Educational
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description Description from publishers web page: White Star, Blue Sky is a collection of scenarios, campaign systems, aircraft data cards, and new rules for use with the Red Sun / Blue Sky or Black Cross, Blue Sky miniature games. Join Maisy and her friends in a mad dash around the supermarket, collect the gold crowns in a terrific treasure hunt, and race for the finish line in a totally grand Grand Prix. From the rules:
Comments
Not my type of game... Fun game, but I have concerns about replayability.
New.


Trilithon Isle Grillquiz CB Dredmoor Game (1973)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description Trilithon is a connection game with a symmetric winning condition for a hexagonal hex board. The first player to construct a 3 x 3 x 3 cube wins the game. Crews exploring new land on foot claim new property for their port (null tile), may establish a mine (die), and fight enemy colonists. The battle ws launched by the South, hoping that the newly-created Army of the Mississippi could decisively defeat the Union Army of the Tennessee before it could link up with the Army of the Ohio. MOLE... MUMBLES...
Comments
Don't be fooled by the pretty pieces. Turn=1 Year.
Never played; unpunched counters, clean map.
Bought at Essen 2010 I so wanted to like this game! Personally I like my chits at least Panzerblitz size these days.


Serenissima Europe's (2007)

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Category Dice
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description From the publisher webpage. At the gameboard one can see depictions of the life of a knight. Materials: Game board, playing pieces, transparent overlay piece, instructions.
Comments
The weakest of Cheapass's zombie games. It is now part of my collection, but sadly won't see much play.
I love cheapass games, but this one fell so flat with me. The theme is funny, and the artwork is great.
I've played this 1 or 2 times before 8/30/07. Dice fest) for the best brain. We played it two player and it took forever (maybe 45 minutes).


Gloftich (2011)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Racing
Wargame
Card Game
Mechanic Hand Management
Roll and Move
Variable Phase Order
Description Oldtown. These is a very simple wargame for play on beach or in backyard, with plastic toy soldiers.
Comments
Unplayed.
The reversed thinking process required from most train games makes this one interesting.
The game surprised me pleasingly, I had thought it was was going to be worse.
An interesting race game billed as for children but fun even for adults. UPDATE: raised rating 1 point.

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