Sudoku Poker Found - Cruise Game (1994)

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Category Card Game
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Fantasy
Wargame
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Simulation
Description Primosole Bridge is a historical module for Advanced Squad Leader that appeared in ASL Journal 6.
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My favorite of the smallish ASL campaign games.
This game gets a bad rap.
Avalon Hill offering. Has a bit of errata. A milestone game in Avalon Hill's history. It's all about getting to and controlling the fords from what I do remember.


Play-Beck Pond: Sell (1898)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Animals
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Modular Board
Roll and Move
Description The object of this game (a distant relative of Stratego) is to destroy your opponent's six tanks before he does the same to you. From the APL website... - 30 discs, 6 for every color (red, green, yellow, blue and white) Albert Sidney Johnston’s Army of Mississippi destroyed the Union’s Army of the Tennessee at Shiloh in April 1862, it brought despair to a Northern public already restive over the war’s course. You might be stopping at Ft. In 1898 when this table game appeared, women were playing basketball at recreation centers, YWCA's, college gymnasiums, settlement houses, and high schools across the country."
Comments
I played this when I was a about 8. Today it is a very disappointing game.
I'd give it an 8 if it weren't so old and ugly.
Bought it to play w/my 5 year old daughter, she prefers Memoir 44 Mom tossed it out at some point in my teens. I will never play this again because I know I'll only be disappointed.


Lola's Sheep (1985)

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Category
Mechanic Campaign / Battle Card Driven
Point to Point Movement
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description Take is played with 15 counters each, on a hexagonal board made up of 80 triangles. This is a tile laying game with an internet theme grafted on. (PLAY PLAY might be "double play") The roll of a die determines if you play solo, against everyone, or challenge a specific opponent. Mother Sheep. Also may be a good drinking game. The game is easily adaptable for solitaire play. Each department executes its duties through the use of 'action cards' which they hold.
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Ordered july 2008 - awaiting delivery. Sounds simple but you have to think strategically...i didn't and the US got whupped, made me want to play the game again straight away.


Moonib (1986)

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Category Children's Game
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Wargame
Card Game
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Card Drafting
Dice Rolling
Description Players roll and move their (several) monkey pawns towards a finish line. Condottieri depicts the Battle of Castagnaro which was fought on March 11, 1387 between the field armies of Verona and Padua. Www.gwales.com. For those who don't know the National Eisteddfod is the largest travelling arts festival in Europe, the game attempts to recreate a visit to the Eisteddfod avoiding unpopular relatives, achieving goals, etc. Victory: The game ends after you go through the deck twice when Yoda and the clone trooper gunships arrive.
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Gift.


Trivial Bath Edition 5 Trivia Game (1971)

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Category Trivia
Economic
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Modular Board
Set Collection
Description Who will be the first to catch the fly in the middle? In this game, though, the tower-building elements are six plastic spheres, with each sphere flattened at each of two ends. Supposedly there was nothing left to fight about and a period of prolonged peace and prosperity seemed at hand. TEF1 #2 The Last Waltz - Russian infantry supported by lend lease tanks and engineers attempt to push the weakened German SS troops out of Vienna (1945). Each lot has an intrinsic value based on the size of the section it is in, the bigger the section the more valuable.
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Suomen kielinen versio. There are certain categories of information where I have almost zero knowledge, and I have less than zero interest.
This one is a good TP. My wife and I bought this around when we were in college and it has been a good game for us to play, but, like any Trivial Pursuit game you play often enough, we have used up all of the questions.
Found in our storage room. Awards: Mensa Select 1990; GAMES Magazine Hall of Fame.
This is the game that my family almost always plays, so I think we all have a copy of it. A Phrenologist.....


I, in Hockey (1976)

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Category
Mechanic Set Collection
Description The player shall be able to learn geographical literacy of the continent of Europe by recalling the various countries, cities, waterways and landforms in a rummy type of game. This game is a combination of air hockey and traditional rod hockey. There wasn't much to do in Britain in the 70s.
Comments
I got this game from the library, and at first glance it looked intriguing, but the setup alone is tiresome, and explaing the rules to someone who has not read the rulebook is a chore.
This goes on for about two hours longer than the fun does.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Jedi CCG Game (1999)

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Category Card Game
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Political
Mechanic Area Movement
Set Collection
Storytelling
Description Simple roll and move game based on cartoon show from the times. First, after shuffling, you see who goes first (usually drawing "destiny") and then draw 6 cards from your reserve deck. Man's Epic Struggle. The cards help children to explore their feelings about being sick and being different, to know about their illness, to take care of themselves and to be more assertive. Tactically, the battle was a Marginal victory for Union forces, although its strategic implications wee much more far-reaching.
Comments
I've played it once and not going to do it again.
Another compelling game from Klaus Treuber.
Location: Den. Excellent flavor, but with a fixed board I worry about its longevity.


Heian Puppies Kristall

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Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Role Playing
Description From Adam Spielt: Fantasy Rules! Full rules at: http://www.luchacabra.com/?p=34 Set-up is on the back row identical to international chess except that king is placed on the center left column for either player so that kings are not facing each other. A point is scored for each word that has not been duplicated by another player. Game contains 40 giant sized play cards and rules. The goal of the game is to have fun with your children - not slaughter them with your superior gaming skills. A simple game of trick taking.
Comments
Stockholm?


The Not Creaks Midlothian, Board Game: Millennium Game of the Snake (1988)

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Category Children's Game
Dice
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Roll and Move
Description Unique betting game with special dice and felt playing surface. During the game, one player acts as the "chef" and rotates the spinner around the platter dispensing seven food items. It is designed with several levels of difficulty so that it can be enjoyed by all ages. Guerra. A unique feature in this trivia game is the players may choose to answer with or without hints. You move, sing to a spirit (optional), capture a spirit (if you are on it and: you have at least as many chips on it as anyone else and there are at least as many chips on it as its rank OR you have more than half of the card's rank in your own chips) and slide a spirit or line of spirits (optional).
Comments
Not nearly as good as Cosmic Wimpout. Can't what for it to be released!! Both are for sale at Target! The board has a well-drawn "Haunted House" on it that you work your way through...
$1.00 - 2007-07-14 - South Not sure if this is the correct version.
This isn't a game, it's a waste of a cassette tape. A push your luck game with odds too easy to calculate and not enough speed.
Really awesome theme, great production value.


Mechaton: The Fighty (2008)

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Category Dice
Action / Dexterity
Bluffing
Party Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description Publisher blurb. From the bottom of the box : This game is the result of a meticulous process of reproduction of an orginal game from the 1920's making it a genuine collector's item not only because of its high quality but also due to the limited number of these games that have been brought out onto the market. Build "naked mechs" using the Lego patterns in the rules, then outfit them with weaponry and enhancement packages.
Comments
Seems like it aims to appease critics of the game rather than appeal to its fans, I don't see how it could do either.
A must have if you own the 1st Edition and you want more options. Had the original, so I needed to get the expansion, but the price was awfully steep for what I got. Too bad my game is in awful shape and misses a few parts. The other new tiles make the tile selection even more agonising. Traded it for Dungeon Twister and Cave troll. Maybe To Court the King? A must have addition to the basic games.
Want Z-man version.
Has not been opened yet.... --Nov2009-- Still haven't played; but added to the Reef Encounter box. And I liked the added screw-you-factor, which makes the game even more interactive. They're wrong.) None of the cards appear too strong.

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