Thiissepr (2009)

Information
Category Card Game
Children's Game
Wargame
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hand Management
Description Created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ASL Oktoberfest (ASLOK), a annual ASL tournament held in Middleburg Heights, Ohio every year. Die Spieler helfen dem Kleinen Prinzen, seinen Planeten vor Sprösslingen von Affenbrotbäumen, die so groß werden, dass sie den Planeten zerstören können, zu beschützen. One sample game is "What's your story?" Contains over 3000 questions. On each of their turns, a player may choose either to Search (draw a single card from the draw pile which they may or may not be able to keep), Converse (trade with other players), perform a Blood Test (force others to reveal cards)or Attack.
Comments
Para dos jugadores no es el mejor juego que puedas comprar... I think there needs to be more impetus for trading.
I've downloaded this, but haven't assembled it yet. Good for a quick filler. AND IT IS FREE!!!!!!
Posiblemente un buen regalo. But for me this game is a remember to my youth time and a good friend, who died long ago. Maybe it's just the personality of the players. Also good with the kids. For whatever reason it didn't have the magic it did back in Dundee.
Unplayed. Place tiles.


Dragon War: Nabbed! Caravan (1988)

Information
Category Card Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description Nibble, nibble, little mouse, take some sweeties off my house. This expansion allows players to pick up new weapons and powers that will help them make there way to the Dragon Throne. You have three missions on the game: Make the selection on the top eleven, make the symbols of the results (1-home victory; h-tie; 2-visiting victory) and finally make two ads with ten words each. MAK THE RABBIT.
Comments
This is an acceptable alternative to Catch Phrase. :)
Kids game.
Well, it turns out that I suck at this.


Abblo (1988)

Information
Category Card Game
Mechanic Roll and Move
Singing
Description One player draws a task card which contains a rule, then says several sentences which follow that rule. In the year 42BCE, a mysterious magical force was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. On your turn you roll a special die that determains how far you may move your players. You play with a deck composed of the cards you like (players, techniques, etc.).
Comments
Light tactical mini's game that for me, is refreshing from combo heavy skirmish type games. Left it at a friends house I think... There's a bit of interesting strategy to it, but it really isn't compelling. Actually, don't play the real version either. Roughly $250-300 worth of retail product. Even knowing how nasty the Han Dynasty "bow hunting skills" are I bought Romans...we'll see how this goes... The verdict is in! After less than one year this game is on life support waiting for someone to pull the plug...I went one step further and tossed mine in the garbage, ver cathartic and satisfying.
A bit restricted but it teaches the basis of real scrabble. Almost every other instance of game in the 'ancient battle genre' is better than this.


Ring (1986)

Information
Category Wargame
Educational
Dice
Mechanic Simulation
Description Vanished! Of Kenosha, Wis. Each player starts with 5 postcards from his or her continent and attempts to be the first to give them all away to other children (players) encountered in travels around the world.
Comments
Will have to play more games to truly rate it. I'm not sure if I'm crazy about it, but that's probably why it's a limited release. A little disappointed in this one based on rave reviews. First one to give away all five postcards wins.
I used to consider this to be the greatest solitaire game ever made, but a recent play suggested that it hasn't aged well. Components are somewhat dated and could do with a rerelease - apparently in the works.


Hit Egg Odin (2008)

Information
Category Fantasy
Wargame
Print & Play
Mechanic Hand Management
Pick-up and Deliver
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description Publisher Blurb: The calculation of the points is done as follows: two points per letter of the word minus the number of letters which remains. During the game, players toss the device to the player called by the egg.
Comments
Purchased 8/1/09 from Uncle Pete's Toys.
Got in Granby meeting as a gift away contest.
If you don't take this game too seriously, then it is good filler material which I would prefer over a game of Machiavelli (Citadels).
I think there are hints of a great game here. Want to play some more. Chaos is fine if the game is fun and short. It's neither. Just remove the knife and stab someone else in the back with it.


Trivia Hunt (1984)

Information
Category Children's Game
Trivia
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Set Collection
Description In this Roll and Move game, players try to escape the planet as quickly as possible. 1. Five cards are dealt to each player, on the cards are a 'something' When the dealer says "Dig!" We KooKooNauts landed on a kooky planet. Who should you approach? If the player can create a compound word containing both the word on the card and the object showing on the die, the card is removed from play and the placed in front of the player. Match-Play Foursomes. But watch out. You'll need solid nerves. Stay focused, anticipate, move your colors with accuracy and you will become the master of Diam!
Comments
One of my favorite game types (abstract strategy.) Only tried 2-player so far.
This game is really fun. Fish from the "pool" using cards in your hand - by either matching cards in the pool or adding their values to equal the sum of your fishing card. Status: Bought as a gift for a nephew.
It's not a bad game. Given the small board there is quite a bit to think about, but it feels more like you're trying to get your opponent to make a mistake than progressing to win - not enough strategic play for my tastes. On the minus side, the stacks can have a tendency to just wash backwards and forwards without anyone winning.
An interesting and very quick abstract.


Clenchko (1995)

Information
Category Card Game
Expansion for Base-game
Wargame
Educational
Mechanic Card Drafting
Dice Rolling
Description "In Other Words... Movie categories include Drama, Comedy/Romance, Action/Western, Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery, Family/Animation, and Classics/Musical.
Comments
With extra cards. (See the base game for ASL for my official rating for the system.) There's better fantasy games out there by far however.
The Japanese add a lot of flavour to the game and are definitely worth having.


Civycod (1967)

Information
Category
Mechanic Area Movement
Auction/Bidding
Roll and Move
Description The object of Bigfoot 4x4x4 is to crush the other players cars with your monster truck before they crush you. Categories include 'Personalities', 'History', 'On the Rocks', and more. At that time, the railroad industry was driven by an abundant source of coal from the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania. Each player takes control of a team of 4 creatures and attempts to be the first to get through the Labyrinth. But beware, things may not always be what they seem, your progress can be thwarted by other creatures, the shifting Labyrinth and even your own tactical choices.
Comments
Bought at Essen 2010
I found this to be a nice, fairly quick playing game with a really cool mechanic that handles the goods market. In my game, the first player to deliver black jumped far ahead and we never recovered, simply because that person didn't need to take as many shares and because of superior cash flow was able to control the auction too.


Travel Plague (2005)

Information
Category Expansion for Base-game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Set Collection
Description "Döderhultarn" is the colloquial name for a Swedish artist (woodcarver) called Axel Petersson (1868-1925). Play shot, offensive, and defensive cards against your opponents in a no-holds-barred game of basketball! Although slower moving than normal Zombies (which isn't saying much) they have the ability to latch onto humans and are replaced on a two for one basis. Caught in the epic battle, choosing a side will be the hardest decision to make. Children's game, box says Ages 3 and up.
Comments
I bought this in a lot on eBay. Pass on this unless you're a Descent completionist. Overall this is mostly a nice clean system, with some tough little choices that keep you engaged until the end. It has movement, which is something I like.
A very nifty set collection game that can end unexpectedly!


Olympiad, the Happen A Champions Card-Driven Board Game (1984)

Information
Category Trivia
Educational
Wargame
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Partnerships
Roll and Move
Description A pretty simple board game, the object of which is to leave your home and get to work by taking advantage of good squares and avoiding bad hazard squares. The goal of the game is to collect the most nuts. He can try to earn this card by answering a question or fulfilling a task. The room becomes tighter and tighter, everyone is jostling and shoving. Take the exciting challenge for MEDALS with a simple roll of the dice or with questions to test your knowledge. In addition, each team can earn extra points for meeting certain conditions, such as winning tricks with gemstones, or defeating an enemy dragon.
Comments
It took longer to read all the rules (8 pages of rather small print) than it did to play the first four games. My rating for basic Monopoly is 6. I rate all themed versions of Monopoly a '4', because this accurately reflects my desire to play them.
R ? For under fives only, but frustrating because they constantly knock the little men off through lack of dexterity. I rate all themed versions of Monopoly a '4', because this accurately reflects my desire to play them.
Deliberated this purchase, but went back to get it.
Best Card Game - I've Played. S 5 Bought 03/26/06 Traded away 06/19/06 in Math Trade--just didn't look like it would ever hit the table. More familiarity with the cards would probably help speed things up a bit. So a ship can be out in two shots, which is certainly "realistic" if resolving a combat between a carrier and a shuttle, but less so when the ships are more evenly matched. My biggest unfulfilled expectation with the game involves the Numbered Missions. Pirates will first attack any 'government' ships, and then any players. However, the game is designed as a "last-man-standing" that hardly rewards constructing a story-line heavy deck or ignoring the other players while trying to find and plow through the story-line missions.

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