Tchernobyl-sur-Loire Count! Miniature Rules Card Game (2009)

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Category Wargame
Children's Game
Miniatures
Medieval
Mechanic Tile Placement
Description Publisher Blurb:
Comments
Never played this variant. Virtually no decisions to be made, except for who to vote for, which generally comes down to either popularity or how badly folks want to see somebody lose. My rating score is due to the intrigue cards rather than the character cards. It is the best way to play it. It takes a lot of time (not to mention table space). Just light and silly. I really love this game and would definitely recommend it to anyone whose life needs a little more medieval action and intrigue. Help an ally too much, and you'll quickly find yourself witnessing their victory. The politics are always walking a knife edge - and with pieces almost always a single move away from conflict, there isn't a lot of room for error (or trust).


Elasund: The Richmond The and Kit War Expansion (1977)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Chit-Pull System
Dice Rolling
Description This is the second game in Kramer's Formel 1 (Formula 1) series of racing games. Every player has control over a tribe of 4 hunter/gatherers. It contains 1 D10, 2 D6s, and a dice bag with a picture of Cowthulhu. Instructions (from box lid) ... If you want to spell a 12-letter word and dazzle your opponents, go ahead! When a player leaves a tile he gets to take it and place it in front of him.
Comments
Nice expansion with some interesting scenarios.
R623 The Attack Effectiveness rule is exactly what's NOT needed to keep these small games exciting. Will review when I have more time. But the best score is likely to result from those who do their best to balance across the multiple scoriong options rather than focusing on just one or two. All in all, looks great, and gameplay is good - solid family (or light) game.


Piquet: 92: Zug Family Game Finger (1997)

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Co-operative Play
Description Strippopoly is a game that will add excitement, romance, and mystery to your life.
Comments
Mensa 2010 The quality is out of this world. Dislike: it doesn't have Combat Commander's CO perspective.
Nice tribute to old Panzerleader. Extremly detailed rules and lots of possibilities; really a good game! If you like WaW you'll probably like NaW as well. Component-wise, the game comes with two handsomely themed decks of standard playing cards, with point information added to the aces and jesters. And he bites ya.... And I should know given how many times I have played most of the scenarios in the box. Sampled most of the rules using one of the pre-pub special scenarios. Wish the fate point expenditure costs were printed on turn record chart. First play down. In fact, it may be the smoothest tactical WWII system yet devised and is a great value for the $$.
Preordered from LNL on 1/27/2009
Based on early impression and reading the rules, Will update rating with a few plays. Nice collector's piece. The combat system is the fistful o' dice variety, so in some sense feels a bit like miniatures. Component-wise, the game comes with two handsomely themed decks of standard playing cards, with point information added to the aces and jesters. Despite all your best efforts things still might not go your way. Looking forward to the Desert Heat Expansion.


Magestones Bellis (1989)

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Category Wargame
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Simulation
Description OGRE and its sequel G.E.V., are tactical ground combat games set in the not-so-distant future. In its most basic format, about a dozen units on each side contest across a 2 foot by 2 foot. This British colony on the south coast of China was an economic prize the Japanese could not pass up, and a fortress they could not leave standing. The scenarios are: Snow White is the fairest in the land. A number of "folk art" versions of the game with a wooden board and marbles were found on the web. The other player has only one unit - but it's an OGRE.
Comments
Cousin showed this and Car Wars to me when I was 8.
Semi-Mindless fun with an offbeat theme. Very simple wargame...the ogre is one of the great gaming icons. Answer correctly on just the quote, you move three spaces.
Really like the mechanics, but the required bits and pieces are a bit fiddly. Best part is that the box remotely resembles a pizza box.


Fine-g (1998)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Abstract Strategy
Trivia
Mechanic Hand Management
Point to Point Movement
Description From the Game Designer: It's guaranteed to challenge your knowledge on hockey facts, history and rules of this great game. The Xeno player has no such worries, as the single-minded horde relentlessly presses in from all sides, fearlessly confronting the human's advantage in firepower, proving that quantity has a quality all its own. Gruenaugen demanded half of all goods produced by the village, or the villagers would face destruction from the dragon's wrath. Tight, tense, and gripping gameplay will have players making whatever sacrifice is called for in this ultimate battle for survival aboard a contested space station.
Comments
One of my favorite games ! Si has jugado alguna vez a algun juego de rol de "El SeƱor de Los Anillos" te reiras mucho leyendo las cartas del juego, pero para mi ahi acaba la diversion.
Cards. Got Aton and Battleline.
Interesting but not something I plan on playing a lot. It plays more tactical like Doom (which is a good thing)and it has some smart rule mechanics (like no Action Point limit for a single unit). Some skill, but also plenty of luck.
Like Space Hulk but with more tactics. In my personal experience, production limits made it a very tiring game: a few more armies (and maybe a few fleets less, if plastic was too much a cost) could allow an easier and less frustrating final phase.


Alhambra: Amiens

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Area Movement
Description Effectively, a version of pit where the players call for cards using specific sounds instead of numbers. You are on a wild adventure in a far-away land, trading gems with strange and exotic natives. The game goes over five rounds giving a scoring after the 1st, 3rd and 5th round. All around you, people are clucking like chickens, oinking like pigs, bulging their eyes, sticking out their tongues.
Comments
Plays fast and has good tension, and I especially like the rule that gives you a better position if you make a good result in less dice throws. Pacific. Still with me?


Aladdin's Bocce of Warm (BAPS) (1974)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Memory
Description Your ticket to an exciting game where the players become pro-football managers competing with other managers to build a winning team. Turns represent three to four minutes of real time, one inch represents 500 yards, and ships fire by individual main and secondary turret. That should be clapped open to play.
Comments
The mechanism of this game is too unpredictable to make fun. A lot of turn angst, which is always good.
Horrible condition.
Game can be played simply or more complex.


Blast Pursuit Ranger: Soccer Pack 1 - Fighters

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Category Dice
Trivia
Wargame
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Paper-and-Pencil
Simulation
Description From the cover: So we at GMT Games and C3i Magazine (RBM) have decided to satisfy that desire with our first C3i-DiF Squadron Aircraft Pack.
Comments
Played once with four year old. Like the fact you can now do the 1940 French and the Italians in the desert.
Always nice to have more DiF planes, and this expansion provides a lot.
(2005) There are 42 chicken cards and 6 wolf cards.
High metagame factor. Easy to teach. This is strictly based on the demo. This game IS a blast.


1848 Cup Beachhead 2 Cards (2009)

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Category Children's Game
Wargame
Science Fiction
Sports
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description An expansion module for Advanced Squad Leader which focuses on fighting in bocage territory following the invasion of Normandy. The object of the game is to reach the Fairy Castle, the ultimate destination for each player, by getting past dragons, goblins, fiery serpents, wolves and The Black Knight!! Rules. Game Contents. You move one of the goats of the color the first die shows the number the second die shows. 42 Personality cards (PE01-PE42) Ogre. The game is played in real-time, and the typical game lasts about 45-60 minutes.
Comments
Maybe the best Kuhlmann game on the market; fine lesson in german history; forget the basic game as it is very boring, get the expert rule from the Kuhlmann website (53 pages seem huge, but there are only 8 pages of "real" rules, including the military part, the rest are examples); if there are open questions after that, just read the complete (!) session report, which you could download from the Kuhlmann site, too; real fans of history simulations should get a copy as long as it is available. My kid said he remembered it as being fun, said kid is now in his 20's.
Unplayed. Enjoy playing the game and enjoy the miniatures.
Haven't played this in several years; all I remember is that it's no Atmosphere.
I like this. I purchased a few of the miniatures, but have never assembled them, nor have I actually played a game.


Tanvawo (1981)

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Category
Mechanic Simulation
Description "'The Devil is loose', spake Philip II of France to Prince John of England. The lowest card wins the trick, the player with most tricks is the winner. When the board game was introduced in 1992, Terrace won a number major awards and was subsequently featured on Star Trek: The Next Generation as a permanent prop.
Comments
I swear, the board is made of Indestructium.
This is a great WW2 minis game for the new or the older player. I like the theme, and love the miniatures. Having said that... Rewards combined arms tactics. I mean, for a lot of situations, I was throwing HUGE amounts of firepower down, and not killing anything. I came over from Battleground WWII and like the differences this system brings.
I may own the mini version of this. Fun to play. Otherwise, it looks great. Tigers for everybody. I mean, for a lot of situations, I was throwing HUGE amounts of firepower down, and not killing anything.

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