Perry Das (1982)

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Category Card Game
Children's Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Tile Placement
Description A cute little game where you have large items you need to get home and a mutual friend Drew has a truck that can transport those things for you. The secret is a Swedish patent that allows a player and the metallic stick, that is used to move the figure under the ice, to have a magnetic connection that is not disturbed by other sticks or figures. Face Off features three characters: a Sheriff, an Outlaw and a Renegade; the latter will be moved by both the players and, as in the original game, will be an ambiguous character that will not openly take a side.
Comments
Like most of my LEGO-related games, acquired more as a LEGO parts pack than as a game; I have particular need of some of the elements for a Halloween project. The game itself is OK, mostly luck, both in positioning the ships and anticipating opponent's moves, then hoping for good results from the dice rolls.
Classic and neat to look at but not really playable.
This is the very weak sister of the MB lineup.
PnP Printed but not asembled and played yet. The simultaneous movement rules using hide then reveal cards is brilliant.


On Wit Roll Battles (2007)

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Category Children's Game
Dice
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description Friendly Fire Pack 3 contains eight scenarios featured in the Friendly Fire 2007 ASL tournament held in Linköping, Sweden. Players win by either making their way around the board to the bus on square 90, or collecting three Home cards.
Comments
Unopened, mint.
Not really into the theme, and the mechanics provide too little player interaction. Bought it mainly to read through the cards. Maybe we're just waiting for the right mix of grown-ups.


Minro (1986)

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Category Wargame
Party Game
Word
Children's Game
Mechanic Set Collection
Simulation
Description Henry is a memory game that uses sounds instead of the usual pictures.
Comments
Played a few times when this first came out. I like the Winter War treatment, this set is the reason I decided to explore Panzer Grenadier.
Front series block game. This was truly a frustratingly boring experience. Far better as a four-player game (an eastern and western front German, an allied player, and a Russian player), but how does one configure the blocks in four seperate directions?
Block-Game - WWII - Europe.
Game looks like it should be played with a 5 year old but content geared more towards 8+.


Smuertis (2007)

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Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Simulation
Description This game was published in spielbox 1992 #4. Childrens have to choose witch type of cards do they want (h/ch or o/u). Theme aside, this new CCG from Fleer, released at Gen Con 2003, has some unusual new mechanics that separate it from the pack. Pegasus Bridge - ASL Historical Module 4 The Kikka and the MBR-2) as well as the improbables (e.g. In the next phase, each player, in his turn, determines a direction and expands his landscape (for example, blue = water) in this direction. Each ship begins the game with three magnetic prize disks representing the ship's strength.
Comments
Making a monastery with tiles.


Rainy Shot Boudit (2005)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Co-operative Play
Description It's time to eat! Intended as something to encourage people to vote, the game play is similar to put-and-take. Stack your crates, keep your spices together, and cover up the rats. The heftier the meal, the more you advance. . They secretly deploy their armies, put the boards next to each other and then alternate turns moving one of their units, and optionally capturing a unit of the opponent.
Comments
Rattenscharf.
Nice histroical research but rules are heavy in procedures...
A game that's grown on me over time... Cool thing about this game is that the board gets built as you play - very cool mechanic.
According to chessvariants.org, this is played on a 5x5 board.


Treppauf Risk! Game (2002)

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Category Negotiation
World War II
Dice
Political
Mechanic Set Collection
Description The balance of power between the seven Great Nations of Europe teeters precariously at the dawn of the 20th Century. Players are World War II aircraft manufacturers trying to design the best fighter plane of WWII. The first one to finish all his chores and reaching the swimming pool before another player manages to tack further work on him, wins. NOT to be confused with the "Die Siedler von Catan - Das Würfelspiel - XXL-Ausgabe" which is a repackaging of "Catan Dice Game" and "Catan Dice Game Plus" with some extras(like a dice cup)!
Comments
Read the rules, looked at the components (pokeresque chips for spaceships?
I was very pleasantly surprised at the depth of the mechanics. Seems like a good map if you have a full contingent of players to fill it up.


Carrier Egg Duel the red fish Pacific (2006)

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Category Children's Game
Wargame
Card Game
Action / Dexterity
Mechanic Card Drafting
Hand Management
Description Division-Regiment level combat in World War I. Each player controls a Jedi with a light saber. It is a very simple roll and move game on a board with a serpentine track that goes from the start (0) to the finish line (100). Event and Rumor cards add uncertainty to the game, and the winner is the player who can gain control of an industry (by having more than half the stock of three of the four companies within an industry) or build a conglomerate (by having more than half the stock of five companies, each in a different industry).
Comments
This game was pure genius when I was a kid! Hard to keep players interested. The biggest problem is putting the buildings together.
Wanted to like it. Unfortunately the game is not balanced, the Allies will win eyery time. Players who are already shareholders have an easy way to make a quick buck.
Another game that I own - thanks to working for TSR UK - but never actually played.
Unpunched. The game is super fun to play once in a while, but glimmer begins to fade quickly on this one. Which tends to mean that there are cards left over that can't be matched up on, which makes life weird.


Solar II

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Category Party Game
Mechanic Memory
Paper-and-Pencil
Roll and Move
Description On a distant desert planet, lawless gangs and radiant rally heroes fight in diesel spouting vehicles for the command of a crumbling civilization.
Comments
Have this plus clue vcr part 1, which was a better game than part 2
Owned... This video is even more entertaining than the first. I have watched the video portion though.
This is actually quite fun and hilarious the first few times you play it. Not a bad deduction game, but limited replay value. >10 plays. Although I really enjoy playing both versions, the refinements made in the sequel give it a 1 point edge in my ratings.


Second of Spice (2007)

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Category Wargame
Educational
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Roll and Move
Description The idea is to build words out of the deck of characters or to snatch them away from other players and to win with the longest chain of words. One teammate is a clue giver and the others try to solve the puzzles within 45 seconds.
Comments
Feels like a Carcassonne variant. Luck on the tile draw seems to play too big a part alongside the effect of the trash tiles distorting how many turns people get. I want a Serenissima on steriods. The special tiles really add to the tactical nature of the game. But it gets a thumbs up from me so far. The game is tight and difficult, but it fits the theme perfectly. We are looking forward to trying it with her and my dad the next time we see them. That seems like a silly comparison as the game mechanics are very different and other than placing tiles there isn't any similarity between the two. Sorry 4 bad english writtings ...im out of practice in eng. I say this because if you like Carc you won't automatically like this, similarly if you dislike Carc you won't automatically dislike this. For the record I like Crows, Galaxy Trucker, Carcassonne and Alhambra but for different reasons as they each provide different experiences.
Cute tactical game with an unusual theme.
Essen 2010 Meh.
I've played it with a basic pack of cards. Not only is it 100% random, but you often end up with battered and bruised hands! Nice artwork though. Definitely better with more players. It is one of those games where if one player is less acute than the others, the person playing immediately after will be at a significant advantage. Garbage is the only thing that will keep the crows away.


Blenheim bist Armadillo Ace Mond? Kids

Information
Category Wargame
Educational
Card Game
Humor
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hex-and-Counter
Description Look at the 5 animal photos in your hand! "Battles in the Napoleonic Wars were brutal and bloody. 'I found a sentence with a red noun, blue verb, orange adjective, and green preposition.' The player owning the most pairs when the moon reaches the top of the sky wins the game. Have fun learning about African American History! The object is to collect pairs and sets of photo cards. Includes 3 game shakers, 12 double-sided cards, and 50 game markers. 4. In addition, you will find an inspirational showcase of beautifully painted models and lavish illustrations."
Comments
Punched, very good.

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