De Checkers (1999)

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Category
Mechanic Role Playing
Description A magazine game from Jeux et Stratégie #25. You have to find it before your opponents do. These tasks include singing, greeting and other fairly simple stuff. From the invitations... Air.
Comments
I have played this couple of times years ago and now once. Woof!"
Truthfully this is hard for me to rate. A very simple roll-move-and-buy-or-pay-where-you-land game, it gets pretty boring with time. Recommended.


Ophidian The Card Giant is Game (1990)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description An old scandinavian game, played in certain parts of Denmark and Norway. Huge Master Rulebook (over 400 pages) has all of the "rules" (no scenarios, annexes, or ship descriptions) from Basic Set, Advanced Missions, C1, C2, C3, J, J2, K, M, X, and Y1. If two cards match, the two matching cards are placed next to the player; if three cards match, two of the matching cards are placed next to the player; and if four cards match, the player automatically wins the game. Thus starts another chapter in the World at War series.
Comments
Worth the money.
This is an expansion.


Game Roads Dog (2008)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Animals
Expansion for Base-game
Mechanic Campaign / Battle Card Driven
Pattern Building
Variable Player Powers
Description The Game of Politics, or The Race For the Presidency was first published in 1887 and patented in 1888. This expansion consists of 1 tile with a gorilla. On your turn, you press (wag) the dog's tail to cause the wheel to turn. The five games are. * Stormbringers, of the Vanir, from the frozen seas of the North, fierce and cold-blooded. The larger the group, the more it scores. On the other hand, the order who get one card from the field is determined by spell number order. The player then has the choice of mutating and then scoring, or vice-versa.
Comments
Good idea for a card game, with the spellbook gimmick that really makes or breaks the game. Got in 2009 2009 Plays = 3 Picked up a second copy along with War at Sea, may be I can teach my son how to play it. Like GK, the artwork on the cards is very nice, but the quality of its components (what is up with the paper board?) could be a lot better. I look forward to playing this more. But that's about all. If you cast a smaller numbered spell, the spell effect is weak, but you can select one card earlier than other players.
One of the games I played and enjoyed the most during the High School/ College heydays of the 1980s.
[imageid=411266 original] It provides a nice incentive to fill up the big enclosure, so since the addition is so minimal, I would probably always use it.


Nyllor (2004)

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Category Card Game
Fighting
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description Published in GAMES Magazine, January/February 1981 issue, page 22 (with original rules on page 68) as "a gambling game 1,500 years ahead of its time." The dice are used as the race cars with the speed recorded on the die so everyone can see the state of the racers with just a glance. The cards are used both as the track which is customizable to the players taste and as a means to maneuver by matching the track sections you travel over with the same types from your hand. Then replaces it with his/her symbol on the top face, pushing one of the ends of the incomplete rows.
Comments
An incredibly fun game, tons of theme, and a tactical challenge, too.
It is just brilliant to release a separate game that is compatible with your previous game. 10 minutes of deep freezed analysing all of the option. Really liked the new focus rules presented in the Qick rules (new options, risk of loosing control). We get a chuckle out of the hilarious pawns; we call the game "Count Chocula vs. The dice make movement random.


77 (1991)

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Category
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Roll and Move
Description Another game in the Ace of Aces series, this one focuses on WWII fighter combat. Published by Ad Technos for their Sports and Adventure series. Now the players try to move his own metal ball with a magnetic mouse through the hidden maze of the opponent to the visible middle. Where did God part the Red Sea? Ghostly Galleon consisting of: ... Best Friends Certificates Notepad, Hitler shifts the focus of the attack from the west to the south-west and continues the attack on January 18th. Although progress is made, Soviet reinforcements pour into the area and the offensive grinds to a halt.
Comments
This was the wargames that I cut my teeth no lots of excellent scenarios + tactics cards.
Played it years back, very cool.
Will sell/trade locally. The Japanese version receives good comments all along the years since 1983.


Magghena (2006)

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Category Wargame
Trivia
Card Game
Animals
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description Contents:
Comments
A fairly deep game. Not quite a gateway game, maybe one step beyond, but still very entertaining and strategic. Very fast to play and easy to learn. Make the Welsh cities less valuable? It seemed as if there was too little to be done to stop an opponent, yet too much "take that".
Pure abstract, very original in the concept IMO.
Simple yet entertaining. Definitely has a similar feel to Attika (same designer) while still being a completely different game.


Run erste Verkehrs-Schule Party (2009)

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Category Card Game
Wargame
Educational
Mechanic Memory
Description The name of the game translates to "My first traffic school". A stats based cricket game from the early 1980s developed in England by Eamon Bloomfield and published by Games Unlimited, Ltd.
Comments
Received with an MMP order. The Drive on Munich scenario seems a better game. Nice to play between heavier games. Friend loved it so who knows. (1 play) So yes, it CAN boil down to card-flipping but the game serves well as a quick diversion. Also, the map portrays a world that wraps in both directions, meaning that there is no such thing as a safe corner. Also good. The coin tokens are now thin cardboard. The next 12 hands go the same way except the winner of the previous hand goes first next. Ah, but money doesn't accumulate. I want to add it to my collection but I'm afraid it just won't get played (not that it would be alone in that category). Whose turn is? Maybe by next BGG.con I will have changed my mind ;) Repeat. Repeat. Finally, the dice-driven combat resolution is simple, painless, and makes a lot of sense: The defender chooses the pair of units to fight. You get one die per rank of your unit, plus one die per terrain feature present that pertains to your nation. The same rules apply for the attacker and defender. Normally the raiders get smoked on turn one or two. The game takes all of 10 minutes to play and has only the most basic decision making.
Not much to it, kinda boring.


1, 2 Ziege GDW's Edition) Sitrep (2010)

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Partnerships
Point to Point Movement
Description From the publisher´s webpage. Small Wars is a fast contemporary miniature building (and destroying) skirmish game for 2 players, which has been designed to be played with bricks vehicles from the Coby line. The game can be played on a go board, with 8 stones in each color. There it even might be cheaper but the money spent is out of the game. The last player that avoids being promoted to management wins the game. At the end of the last turn, victory points are calculated regading the scenario chosen, the player having the most of them being the winner.
Comments
I liked this one when I was younger.
Never played. The number of players should determine the score -- with more players, 10 or 12 points should be all that's required to lose. Requieres additional countersheets included in "Darkest December".


Lasalle Plunge (1993)

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Category Children's Game
Mechanic Pick-up and Deliver
Roll and Move
Description Defenders of the Kinsland is the eighth small Expansion Set (wave 8) in the HeroScape series. With modern tanks from Czechoslovakia and modern artillery and planes from Italy, South America's first unit of paratroopers and a battalion of marines, Peru unleashed its blitzkrieg in July 1941. Not so much a board game as a toy.
Comments
Another great Selecta release. However just still a roll and move game.


Last Sziget (2010)

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Category Card Game
Party Game
Children's Game
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Description An expansion to FASA's 1998 Crimson Skies, Wings over Manhattan adds Autogyros, plus maps and scenarios for the "Empire State", a nation in the Northeastern US.
Comments
Another one I had as a child that helped develop the man. Never played as a board game. Boring.

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