Color-Coded Mauna Race (1972)

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Category Card Game
Sports
Ancient
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Storytelling
Description Super Science Tales: Terror of the Metal Menace is the fourth supplement to the .45 Adventure rules and covers rules for all kinds of pulp style super science items; from ray guns to robots, from Hover disks to Jet packs. Whoever succeeds in playing a coup may give away a chip.
Comments
A very simple game of the Destruction of the Reich. Mainly dice rolling, but the events were over quick enough not to care about bad luck.
From UNITY GAMES XVII. Haven't played yet. Easy supply and movement rules.
A very average game. Desperate defence needed by the Germans to have any hope at all. Not bad for a DTP. We weren't going slow either, just a reasonable pace.
Have not played.


The Manager Grossdeutschland Home (2002)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description Excerpt from Playthings.com. And where is the right card? Business is thriving in the switching yard. Opposition comes from a naughty bat who causes havoc among the beads. The Vril chits represent special abilities and equipment that can help accomplish missions or hinder the other players. (And yes, Virginia, there are anal probes.) A dangerous time for the world.
Comments
Part of the new tin-boxed card-game collection by Gryphon Games. I may be interested in trading for a copy. I think it's better to draft 12xN cards to ensure hands of equal srtenght.
Amusing for one or two plays only! Doesn't really do anything unique, it seems there's really no reason to own this in addition to other similar, better games.
Wasn't convinced.


Brummi Slapshot Thirteenth Game (2004)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Pattern Recognition
Roll and Move
Description A game of fantasy conflict and conquest between the Sorcerer Kings who rule the City States of Athas. The map shows an imaginary continent with the usual terrain features. Game. Then the active player uses his action points and resources to acquire building permits, acquire tools or erect buildings which differ in their resource costs and advantages conferred.
Comments
I'm not as into this as many people, but it's still a good game.
Theme is better suited for a computer/online game. A fascinating expansion to the emminently playable "WWI Squad Leader" game, LANDSHIPS (perhaps my favorite game from Clash, btw).


Monkey Math Wolf's (2008)

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Category Educational
Wargame
Card Game
Trivia
Mechanic Area Movement
Auction/Bidding
Description In Monkey Math, a child hangs a specific amount of bananas in one hand of the monkey, after which another amount which places the monkeys arms in balance has to be placed in the other hand. The scale is about 8 miles to a hex. The first player to achieve 7 prestige points wins the game. During the game you learn more about their country. The winner is the first player to move all of one's own 8 playing pieces to the other side of the board. Three large-size counter sheets (528) will depict the ships-of-the-line (64 guns and up) of 11 navies, plus a sheet of markers.
Comments
There is much more sumulation than a game. The game has a lot of chrome (as the bonus in defence for eastern prussian divisions) and is quite complex, but plays well.
DTP game with unmounted counters. Bland, boring, broken and a complete waste of time.
Note to Self: Do not need.
EBay purchase awaiting play.


Scatter New of Thrones: The Card Game: II (2008)

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Category
Mechanic Modular Board
Description This is a set of naval rules for the American Civil War for 1/600th scale miniatures. The Battle of Blackwater Bay features characters, locations, and events surrounding the epic Battle of Blackwater, as described in George R.R. The game includes 18 metal discs (3/4") naming players from the 1911 World Series teams, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Athletics. To play the game: New Datasphere technology: wardrones. 1. Even though they were people just like us, scared all to Hell, they fought like no one else.
Comments
We've only played the first two scenarios, but so far I am extremely happy with the combination of gameplay depth and common sense mechanics. If you want Space Hulk with MORE detail this is exactly what you want to pickup. You might not know your opponent's objective -- which is ok, because you can always capture one of his soldiers and torture him to try to find out. Now that I have read all the rules and played the first two scenarios...this game is simply fantastic. Probably the best game of 2010! Excelente. I hope to find a few more willing opponents so the chances for table time goes up. Los componentes y el aspecto está muy cuidado y el juego, aunque recuerda vagamente al dungeon twister (cada personaje tiene sus características), tiene muchas más posibilidades, por la cantidad de acciones que se pueden realizar. Me faltan todavía 3 escenarios para terminar las reglas y sin embargo me tiene enganchadísimo... Not only that, you can play up to 4 players too!! No se qué pensaré cuando llegue al noveno. :) This is a major "oeuvre" by a designer who has managed to incorporate a backstory and theme, a story-like RPG experience, and engaging gameplay with rich, tactical decisions. To be frank, the die-cutting was shit. Anyway, it's a risky buy for me, this is not the sort of thing that's usually up my alley, but the wargame systems seem legit, it seems to have potential, and I'm looking forward to trying it. *Character cards with complex info, but symbols very intuitive. Anyway, be aware that if you get a copy of this, you might have some issues too. But one issue won't be wanting to play this thing - it is deep, and simulates pretty much anything and everything. *Quality company--missing piece replaced immediately. *Tailor made insert *The game can be played on any level--Players can choose to ignore more complex rules and game elements and still have a great game. To act, you assign CPs to the actions in the quadrants, so you could assign a tile to a character and then that character could take up to 4 different actions on that turn. Or just 1, your choice. *With setup a game can take longer than 4 hours. *Cards look a little rough (but doesn't detract from play).
It´s a perfect game. Plays out like a richly crafted story. Mostly a 2 player game though. Best board game I have ever played. The game pieces are all high quality and the gameplay is fun. I think it probably works best as a two player game though it can kind of work with 3 or 4. There's still a lot possibilities and ways to achieve goals, so if one way fails => Plan B. How cool is that?
Earth Reborn is basically a mini-based tactical combat game (like Warhammer) with a board. I prefer it over tannhauser though they operate in a similar fashion. We also weren't bowled over by the theme; even though we both love zombies, this seemed a little too Mad Max for our tastes. The scenario creating system is where people like me can really be impressed.
Drakkenstrike's Earth Reborn Components Breakdown Video Review in HD. I avoided it for a while, mostly because it is big, expensive, and I knew it would take a while to learn. We also weren't bowled over by the theme; even though we both love zombies, this seemed a little too Mad Max for our tastes. You like tiles?


Summoner There (1992)

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Category Action / Dexterity
Children's Game
Economic
Memory
Mechanic Acting
Pattern Building
Tile Placement
Description The complete set of 21 games that started with the game of WFF (q.v.). Rules in Race For Tunis allow you to combine the two games into one. Shadow Summon. To do this, you must first buy the best mining concessions, hoping to find gold veins. The object of the game is to capture your opponent's men.
Comments
Gaming: Free cards...
I'm finished with problem sets.
Ebay 10/2007 21,5u. It has something to do with Calculus? Somewaht chaotic, with moderate downtime/Analysis Paralysis.


Command at Crimini (2004)

Information
Category
Mechanic Line Drawing
Memory
Role Playing
Description Contents: 4 double-sided playing pieces, 4 6-piece sturdy cardboard puzzles, a bell (ála Halli Galli), gaming board, a die. The rules are of interest as CotE variants. Players are trying to build a boat by collecting 6 pieces of their puzzle. Then they put the wooden chicken on top of all the eggs. Ferrion can compete in any HeroCard game or be combined with other decks to create a customized character. After each die roll they can lift a chicken and take the eggs below the chicken; but they may only take it if the roll equals the amount of eggs below that chicken.
Comments
A solid game with nice damage control rules but not hex and counter. In fact, after every loss there's some wondering about when exactly you spoilt the game.
Amazing small box expansion to LNOE.
Great expansion particularly for the zombie player.
The LNOE franchise getting bogged down with extra rules (I'd love some new scenarios which use the basic rules, rather than adding new elements). Grave weapons seemed too powerful in the two games we used them.


Bruat (2009)

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Category Children's Game
Card Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description The Munchkin Booty D6 Dice is a pair of 6-sided dice that were sold by themselves and in the Munchkin Booty Dice Set with a Munckin Booty Dice Bag, and a single Munchkin Booty D10 Dice. Players take turns to draw and lay tiles, which show the snaking, dividing body or multiple heads of the Hydra. Be careful of the goblins, they are more than willing to send you in the wrong direction! If the question is answered correctly the player moves forwards an additional three spaces as a reward. This game is part of the Tactical Combat Series (TCS).
Comments
Decktet. The criss-cross suit following can make it pretty chaotic.
With special rules that change each month (available on the SJG website) this can be a fun addition to any Munchkin game, though nothing nescessary.
Would like to trade for the christmas coins.
My mother likes this game because the questions aren't 'too' taxing...


Vinsorg-q (1997)

Information
Category Wargame
Action / Dexterity
Mechanic Storytelling
Description Sieg in Afrika is an operational game of the campaign in North Africa from the first Italian advances in 1940 through the final battles in 1943.
Comments
Probably broken.
Very difficult and goes a bit long with 4 players (teams). Sort-of a Quarto feel of trying to limit options. Highly recommended if you like miniature games. Definitely a worthy purchase.
Very clever, what with the "feedback loop" stuff. Engaging campaign system.
It's a very labour intensive game with painting the miniatures and building the scenery. Moodier, more uneven, and more frustrating.


Blodfim (2010)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Wargame
Memory
Party Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description Radfahrerspiel is a cycling bases race game produced in East Germany in 1955. Help Elmo and his Sesame Street friends match up secret lunch box surprises! Secret food cards are hidden inside 16 plastic lunch boxes on the gameboard. You throw the dice up to three times each turn.
Comments
It's clear that the designers tried to imitate Knizia's Risk Express, without completely succeeding.
A very appealing game, however it is so heavy-weight with its many features and complicated rules that the few times we eventually managed to actually play it instead of marveling about how cool it must be to play it, we were quite disappointed. Settlers fans may be surprised to learn that the map of "Kadan" is built up similarly to that of "Catan." But who cares?

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