On Bible Next Korean (2007)

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Category Wargame
Fighting
Educational
Miniatures
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description It depicts the while armor battles around Debrecen and Nyireghaza, Hungary in October 1944 from Oct 9 to 27. Points are scored per poundage of fish and when all of the fish are caught, the player with the most points wins. Warbands are composed of various combinations of these types up to an agreed-upon point value; different categories of soldier have differing values, and accessories such as Spears and Shields add to a type's cost.
Comments
1 of each unique 3 of each common. Hard to hate.
THIS IS HEROSCAPE! Hard to hate. All of the modern battles folios suffer from the same braindead change to the artillery and air support/anti-air rules. The Knights Templar are good in certain situations too. The spearmen/riflemen are iffy. In fact, the vampires, especially Cyprien, may even be a bit overpowered, though he gets points for discouraging squad usage. The CRT is loaded with exchange results, but the countermix has the NK forces with lots of large units, while the SK and US forces have lots of little units. Exchanges are extremely unfavorable to the NK player. Bummer, because I was quite looking forward to buying all of these!
4x Squads of Templar Cavalry. There is lots to love in this set... Cyprien will become a fan favorite. This period is also well supported by miniatures manufacturers, making it easy to build warbands, add longships and structures, and even field livestock for booty. The spearmen/riflemen are iffy. We will see how the game flows and write a review.
The vampires are great, adding a lot of flavor and some great scuplts.


A 1917 la Game (2011)

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Category
Mechanic Hand Management
Memory
Pick-up and Deliver
Description You are a head of a noble family who wants to be known in the courts of the kingdom. The Something Wicked Expansion is packed full of new material including 4 exciting new Heroes, a new full size game board of the mysterious Echo Lake and its surrounding countryside to add to the main Shadowbrook board, over 130 new game cards including decks for three new Locations to explore, 4 fearsome new Villains to hunt, and much more! How good is your memory? The stakes have never been higher and the darkness never deadlier...
Comments
Original concept, although the rules about "breaking and reconstituting the balance" are a bit confusing.
Having the expansion board really changes how people travel around (since it's not all symetrical). Seems to me that the game can degenerate into a stalemate but I may just need to be thrashed by a good player to get an idea about strategy. Mixed in with my core set. But that bastard Sebastian Skinner!
I've heard good things about it, and would like to trade for a copy.


Dangalingaling! Dragon (2006)

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Category
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description Sound the alarm, the police are after the crooks! In which building are they hiding? Through which exit will the notorious gang try to flee? This module covers the campaigns of the Aegean peoples and their opponents of the late bronze age from the rise of the Hittite and Mycenaean Empires in the mid 14th Century BC to the collapse of the East Mediterranean civilizations into the dark ages of the Sea Peoples at the end of the 13th Century.
Comments
Not an unenjoyable way to pass the time.
Not much wrong with Aquarius, but not enough right with it to make me actually want to play it again. Based in U.K., this DTP design coming from Spirit Games is using "Britannia" basic mechanism to recreate the history of China, roughly from AD 200 to AD 1300. Ink on map is water soluble, so I've laminated it.


Troyes 1943 & Match (2010)

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Category Wargame
Fantasy
World War II
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Tile Placement
Worker Placement
Description Rules for company to battalion level, from 1919 to 1999. Remember where the 4 items for each character are on the game board. The map is a strategic view of Russia from St. The player to the dealers left starts by playing any card from his hand to the center of the table. All-purpose Miniatures Rules.
Comments
Essen 2010
Outstanding party game. Another innovative use of dice and the fact that the cards available are different each game means great variety and a different approach required each time. The way the character cards are revealed and how they help you, the way you get dice to roll, the way the barbarians attack the city and how they are defended, and the way you spend dice all interplay very nicely and create brain churning decisions that don't rely on blind luck, but a planned out strategy. But when it's right, it's right. We also found the game bogged down a bit with negotiations and the time it took to work through all the potential deals. Troyes is a resource management game, sure, but it's not a game that involves early investment in position/resources followed by a wholesale transition into VP production. Good stuff! The production quality is excellent. Not as tense as with 4. Tisztán 3 óra volt a játék, és állítólag ez nem egyedi eset, hanem általános. Una auténtica joya. Mind you, I've only played two-player and the two-player game is only four rounds long, so the notion of a long-term strategy is a little silly -- you would be comitting to an approach before knowing what opportunities are available. The board present in this game does the same thing, but one does not have to pray for the right combination to come up, one can simply walk there. On this note, I suspect that the primary drawbacks to the game are exacerbated in the two-player game. The game still feels too tactical, even now that we are familiar with the card functions. This would likely be mitigated with each additional round of exposed Activity Cards (in the two-player game, a new card is revealed in 3 rounds out of 4). The dice-purchasing dynamics are also diluted in the two-player game (admittedly, this could be a groupthink issue). Volt jobb mező. Talán van olyan eset, amikor szükség lehet rá, de még nem találkoztam olyannal, aki használta. Ez azért elég nagy tesztelési hiba. Will AP and downtime be a countervailing consideration with increased player counts? A second complaint that has nothing to do with player count, and which will likely keep Troyes from the tippy-top of my ratings, is that the game feels very dry and procedural. There are too many little steps to do in a particular order, and none of them have an intuitive thematic guidepost that keeps me on track. I always just instinctively jump right to the dice-rolling and activity phases. A játék nem vészesen komplex, pont az élvezhetőség határán mozog. Nem annyira egzakt, mint mondjuk a Caylus, nem lesz a top10-emben, de elég eredeti, szívesen játszanék vele bármikor!!! Jenn: We need to do income first.
In my opinion, maybe the best Vae Victis game I played. A little bit abstract, clear artwork. The strategies and gameplay differ completely. The last play felt a little easy. The stealing of dice seems a little harsh to me, as it effectively steals potentially valuable actions away from players for little compensation. Its what Euro is all about. So, it's a plain jane deduction game that shows its age. I think of it as more of a game of tactical opportunism. Joust). Why bother with dice at all??? Probably best played with more than 1 card missing for experienced groups, as wonky luck could easily lead to an early solution, especially with 2-3 players. Mind you, I've only played two-player and the two-player game is only four rounds long, so the notion of a long-term strategy is a little silly -- you would be comitting to an approach before knowing what opportunities are available. Ha csak 1 kockát akarok használni az akciómban, gyakran ugyanannyiért vehetem meg, mint amennyit a tulajdonosa a dobásért fizetett (ráadásul ő akciót is áldozott rá). Añadido a mi colección en Mayo de 2011. En principio era un pedido conjunto con Marc, pero cuando fui a pagarselo no me cogió el dinero y me dijo que era un regalo. This would likely be mitigated with each additional round of exposed Activity Cards (in the two-player game, a new card is revealed in 3 rounds out of 4). The dice-purchasing dynamics are also diluted in the two-player game (admittedly, this could be a groupthink issue). Each player, including the neutral player, has so many dice to begin the round that everyone has a little of everything and the need to purchase from your opponent is rarer than I expected it to be. Some games become noticeably better with the addition of a third player -- Brass, Agricola, and Neuland come immediately to mind. Ez azért elég nagy tesztelési hiba. A játékban szerintem egyébként nagyon nagy újrajátszhatósági lehetőségek rejlenek. Elég kreatívan nyúltak a kockás témához, teljesen másra jó a fehér kocka, mint a piros, talán kicsit gyengének érzem azt a funkciót, amivel embert helyezhetünk el az épületekben, a fentebb írtak miatt (könnyű pótolni a kimaradó kockadobásokat). There are too many little steps to do in a particular order, and none of them have an intuitive thematic guidepost that keeps me on track. I always just instinctively jump right to the dice-rolling and activity phases. It's something like this: Me: *Roll* Awesome! Nem annyira egzakt, mint mondjuk a Caylus, nem lesz a top10-emben, de elég eredeti, szívesen játszanék vele bármikor!!! Még egy megjegyzés: ez inkább taktikai, mint stratégiai játék, bár kell egy vezérfonal, de mivel nincs biztonságban a kockánk a többiektől, ezért a pillanatnyi helyzet dönt.


I Choice (2007)

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Category
Mechanic Hand Management
Tile Placement
Description XiangQi is one of the most played board games in the world.
Comments
I find Chinese chess more interesting and challenging than Western chess, mainly because of the unique movement of the pieces and the more complex board (with its inclusion of the "river"). Regardless, once you understand and remember the rules, this is one of the best games playable with a poker deck. Unfortunately, too often is Decision games out games that are not ready. A classic. And it is very cheap, you just need a standard card deck with 32 cards (each color from 7 to Ace). Just a mess at this point. I like the scoring and what it was trying to do but it just went a little too far in spots, doubling (multiplying) things instead of just adding 10 or 20 points, Grand is so high just for getting dealt the Jacks, etc. By the way, the game is much more than UNO, its basic mechanism is of UNO. Edit: Now that I have the missing tables and the correct counters I can start playing the game. Update: After four months and multiple tries to make it work, this one is off the table for good. The final VPs are compared and a ratio determines the level of victory to the side accumulated the higher VPs. Sudden death victory is achieved when all the opposing side's aircraft carriers are crippled. I also wish it didn't give such a BIG reward for randomly getting dealt a good hand like many card games do, and focused giving out more points for good play, which many card games miss the mark on. The list goes on... Stick with VG's Carrier.
This is a great 3 player card game. The "pao" add an interesting twist to the game, then you have pieces like the "xiang" that can't cross the river, the "shi" and the "Jiang" that are restricted to that small quadrant of the board and the "ma" whose "legs" can be blocked.
Another card game I desperately want to play.
Classic German card game - in 2002 I taught it to two Americans while in flight to San Diego. Not as hard as the game's reputation might suggest, learning is just a question of finding a good, clear set of rules. Hunt for a good quality, wooden board and pieces to at least make the experience of handling the game enjoyable.


Yukk! Rivals Game (1964)

Information
Category Print & Play
Card Game
Wargame
Dice
Mechanic Area Movement
Hand Management
Description "INTRODUCTION: This game is designed to represent all hostage situations that may occur. In the game you try to get the most victory points. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins. This issue also includes some errata counters for issue 32. Mukden is an operational level, two-player simulation of the climatic battle of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. Where the two pawns come together, a player can put a card of his/her product. Lacki. Http://mmboardgames.page.tl/ When a player has placed all his/her products on the board, the counting begins.
Comments
UP. The rules are somewhat confusing, as to which are "activation runes" and which are "energy runes."
Acquired September 2009. Very High Quality.


Dantext (2004)

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Category
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description Basic roll and move childrens game where you help the teddy bear find honey. It includes a television station, galleries and museums, and very tall office towers. The players have 2-3 tourist pawns to place on the spots on the shores of the lake, then try to drive the monster near to them rolling a 12 sided dice with different effects on his moves. And if you build enough shops, you get to build a Mori Tower. At the end of tiles, the best photographer will be the winner. The basic game is very simple to play; the game have some advanced rules for a more challenging play.
Comments
Bought - March 2011 - Sale. Always keeps you thinking, and interested. You voluntarily scrap a train when it just doesn't pay for you anymore. Future plays will determine that. I'm also a little disinclined toward games with zero randomness, including setup. I expect the rating to rise sharply with further play, although we so obviously didn't "get" the game that 8.5 seems like a safe initial position against future disappointment. Often, neighbouring corporations will build track together to reach profitable areas, then one corporation will stab the other in the back by blocking this route with a token. With some exceptions, companies will be able to build into the cities they want to eventually. Since a player can conceivably (and usually SHOULD) buy up all 100% shares of a new company in the mid-late game, that removes a lot of the intrigue from the game. I'm very curious for the eagle games version.
Acquired 2010-12-26


Bratz Garden Games Out II: Game (1990)

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Category
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Partnerships
Set Collection
Description The players are builders in the Ancient Egypt, competing to get the most fame building different monuments requested by the Pharaoh (the Sphinx, the Obelisk, the Temple and the Pyramid).
Comments
Bit of a learning curve for the Russians in '41, but once that's overcome, it is a very, very good game. Really enjoyable. I was even more impressed with the way historical situations can emerge naturally from the base rules (8 pages, albiet rather compressed), without resorting to a lot of chrome.


Race Cities (2004)

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Category Wargame
Abstract Strategy
Economic
Mechanic Campaign / Battle Card Driven
Description THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE CARD GAME. "Tee Skoori" is a basketball simulation that lasts about 30 minutes. Http://www.wikimanqala.org/wiki/Krur. Who will clear them out and collect the most points? Then each player takes the tiles of the word they formed from the other player, each draws a new starting tile, and they take the next turn. When you unfold the board it measures 38" by 24". Social Defence. The most common is to be the first player to arrive at or pass through the boards center logo with at least $10,000,000 cash and no debt.
Comments
First impression was good, not great, but good. In a 4p game it seemed there's little control. Well put together but much to partisan. Each action requires playing at least one card, which are individual colours that correspond to the 4 colours in the game.
Demostrador: JJ. This is not one of those games. Only six actions to choose from on your turn. The points you keep, of course. Would like to play again. Simply wonderful.
JAR2168


Mecanisburgo (Fourth) (1988)

Information
Category Card Game
Abstract Strategy
Science Fiction
Expansion for Base-game
Mechanic Campaign / Battle Card Driven
Partnerships
Roll and Move
Description A game of outrageous bluffing, honest haggling, and crafty negotiation. Object of the game is to move seven tokens around the game board. The first player to get all seven pieces on the keyboard wins.
Comments
A la Fiesta ludique Novembre 2009 It's hard to get a group together to play.
1/3rd Aladdin's Dragons, 1/3rd Arkham Horror, 1/3rd Phil Eklund game.
3-6

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