Ion the Kinder Gulf! DOOM New on (Crimescene) (1989)

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Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hand Management
Role Playing
Description Ion Glory's Fleet is a supplement to Ion Glory adding new ship types (battleship, escort, corvette, support, tug, research, orbital base, raider, drone tug, minesweeper, troop carrier, pocket battleship), new weapons, new rules, more ship cards, and a complete redesigned set of weapon cards.
Comments
You know, I'm sure I must have played this game, but I don't remember. It's quick to play, challenging, and I'm good at it!!! It's definitely a classic, and that's not nostalgia talking.
1835 is the fifth 18xx I learned. It's hard to imagine ever being willing to play this without computer assistance for scoring, entering, etc.


Tuadeng (2006)

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Category Card Game
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description Quads is a tile placement game for two players. Just load the Iba Blaster and blast armor off the B-Dabeast with all the power you've got! Target challenge B-Dabeast figure comes with Iba Blaster and 3 B-Daballs for sharpening your skills prior to battle. Once during the game, the player may put this extra knight on any free square on the board. If the claim is not challenged by any other player, the active player received the amount of money he declared from the bank. The only restriction is that the space must be empty.
Comments
Strategic + dice effect = amazing game!@
Just so-so.
Looks rubbish, but surprisingly fun to play.


Bienilo (2001)

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Category
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description Rapid Fire! This comprehensive game is the new and expanded second edition of Moonshot the Game™, called “One of the Coolest New Board Games” by Inquest Magazine and awarded “Best New Family Game” by GAMES Magazine.
Comments
Simple and elegant redesign of an interesting set of wargaming rules for the 2WW.
Played it with 3 players, maybe it is not the best number.
Jul 2011: Upgrading the rating to 8 from a 7. I like the game, but there is a lot of randomness to it. The theme is more pasted-on than many CDGs, and to me it screams, "EURO!" There is a good amount of tension, especially as players get familiar with (memorize) the cards and frequently scan the table to see which state cards their opponents are holding. Jan 25/2011: So far so good.


Warlords Safari (2008)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Simulation
Description Being a set of miniatures rules for hunting dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures in an alternate reality. Acquire and buy the best commerce-locations and stores in Lleida. In this way you may also learn the main streets are and locate the best known places in the city.The goal of the game is to buy seven commerce or stores and return to its exit square.
Comments
This is the game where you bet on different outcomes of the action on the board.
4-10 players. I'm one of those guys who doesn't mind a game being nothing but bets. I think there should be more basic beer cards and less those special cards. I'm not sure how much this game differs from RHB's DTP game of the same name...but for an elaborate boxed game I was hoping for better development. LNL says they will post PDFs which is great, I am going to wait for them before attempting to play. Perhaps the game would benefit from some way to improve the balance of power in the opening deal?


Shaun Nations Singles: Role Halloween (2002)

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Category
Mechanic Card Drafting
Dice Rolling
Description From the Black & White Games website: Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049IRJY4?tag=article-boar... The game actually has two games in one: one version is set in the corporate world, where landing on a brown nose, licked boot or kissed butt square sends your briefcase piece forward, but blackmail, back stab and tie squares send you back. Rules Link. [CA] Les marietes van de cacera i volen caçar molts pugons. Gameplay: The game ends when there are no cards left to pick up.
Comments
You have to have the right people for this. Much creativity involved...
Never been opened, don't plan on opening it :D.


Gettysburg and Book II Play Aids Kit (2007)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Economic
Memory
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Trading
Description German card game designed to assist children in learning multiplication tables along with shape and color recognition. Exchange chards and follow the thread of a production politically and environmentally correct.
Comments
Haven't played yet. However, I don't see playing Age of Steam anymore having played 18XX, despite the extra playing time required.


UNO: East (2001)

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Category Movies/TV/Radio theme
Card Game
Party Game
Wargame
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Point to Point Movement
Description He could escape the Scotland Yard detectives in London, but this time the whole of Europe is on his heels. Settlers in the time of the Great Wall of China and the era of the Trojan War. Oh, who are we kidding. On a space with a fruit you roll 5 dice and try to get as many dice from this fruit. Soul Calibur or Penny Arcade battles. And this time they know where he is heading! It is a great improvement over the original Gundam Wars offered a few years back. Universal Fighting System: Penny Arcade.
Comments
Excellent components.
Good scenario but it takes to long with 6 players. The game just isn't fun. Hey and it's only 4 bucks!!! I'll stick with my 20mm plastic, resin and metal minis and Rapid Fire rules. I didn't dislike it, but neither did I enjoyed it. Total yang saya keluarkan 8 Box Tekken6 @ Rp480.000, dan 8 box SF @ Rp550.000 dan 10 starter dek @ Rp 120.000. Ending when Mr.X is found is not spectacular, feels almost accidental. While the game does not promote deep, tactical decisions due to the results of die rolls, it is a very fun game...just not super serious. So the emotional vibe and pacing has reduced the rating of the game considerably, but these two factors can be put down as being my fault. I hadn't been prepared to introduce the game, forgetting the principle that the time on the box should be multiplied by 1.3 to get a better idea of how long it would to take to play. (no big difference for ROF and hit probability for assault guns, tanks and guns alone.) - another big problem is the rules lack some kind of opportunity fire, just race to your target and you'll be fine usually - hit probability depends more on the skill of the crew of the target than of the gunner?!? Also I didn't do a dry run, so I didn't learn the importance of the wall building which should have been emphasised before the game. In this case, weapon "A" should get 4 hits and defender "1" should then get 2 saves. An early Sherman not unlikely being able to penetrate a Tiger Front armor even on long ranges; many Russian tanks with far to low armor values) - Pricing when setting up an "army" is simply not realistic at all, not even in game terms (a Stug being more "expensive" than a PzIV?!, first wargame I have seen that, I assume the reason for this is simple here: designers didn't properly reflect assault guns and the advantages of a tank compared to it, thus with current rules they would be to strong in game terms) - Range usually isn't really a factor, just check if you are over or below 40 cm no matter what gun (gunsight quality used by the nations etc don't seem to matter)?!? Well, why not cut to the chase and just say weapon "A" against defender "1" only hits on a 1 through 2? What's the difference? Ah...yes...so because its cool they have a virtual stabilizer now... The city wars seem to introduce an intriguing new element though, but figure out early who your partners is, stick with the city wars and make damn sure that partners are roughly equally strong as it makes no sense for a significantly weaker player to support a stronger one. Turret-less artillery pieces can fire in a 180 degree arc and not be considered to have moved.
One of my favorite of the Cheapass games I've played. I really like this game, well designed missions keep the game fresh, plenty of opportunity to mix things up and play around with your force. This story is really good and is very classical both in the mood that in the theme.
Rating based on The Great Wall scenario only. Pretty solid mechanics that make sense when you finally figure out the poorly explained rules. The "rainbow" card lets you see one other player's hand - good towards the end of the game. However, I don't think I'll ever see that day due to lack of interest.


Astintes (2010)

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Category
Mechanic Modular Board
Set Collection
Description Take a magic carpet ride to find Far East fortunes in the LEGO Games Orient Bazaar. The "trivia" questions focus on facts about the family members themselves (such as things they did while growing up, things in the family home, family ancestors, etc.) While not overtly religious, the game was marketed to a Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) audience. There are several new weapons, option and rules. The winner is the first player to collect a fixed number of color rings (depending on the number of players).
Comments
An initially exciting game with solid, chunky components and well realised symbols to ease understanding of the elements, peters out into a too chaotic, drawn out double-think game that doesn't repay strategic thinking in better positioning. But still a hard task to win as the Soviets, in my experience! Birthday from Nonie & Poppa. Perhaps maybe not for 5 players (I like the control you have on 3 players game). Very nice production. Therefore a few quibbles, but none the less, this is a nice, enjoyable, well-rounded game. Overall, not a bad little game, and one that I won't mind playing from time to time. And AP support is terrible. The box, board, rules and chits are attractively and glossily done. However, the rules are typically Wallacian. Es un juego de bastante planificación y en el que además, hay que adaptarse a lo que van haciendo los demas, que puede (y seguramente lo haga) interferir con tus planes.
Need to try this one again. Game, no more, no less update from 6 after 3 games.
Solid game. 3+ players only too. Thanks Joshua for adding to our rotation.


Maya Sturzflug (2005)

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Category Ancient
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Memory
Description "Card and Dice Game for 2-6 players. The players start by putting the pawns on the bottom row of the board, and proceeds by finding the correct letter of the next square.
Comments
Still a decent game with a nice mix of mechanics but it has been pretty much supplanted in my collection by Tower of Babel as my choice for a 3 or 4 player game, as ToB plays faster and with greater interaction. Well, maybe it would have been a winner on my table too, when yesterday would have been somewhere in the mid-90's. It's in great shape. To be played as a medium-weight game once in a blue moon.
Good German. Not the best sign that this should be a keeper for me. Otherwise, I would give it a "7". :) Rating will probably drop after more play (especially with a 5-player game, I bet).
Loved it as a kid and the game's idea is pretty original. After our first few pays it was obvious (and unanimous) that the roadblocks give too much of an advantage to the detectives, so we'll scrap those options in the future.
Wargame Santa.


Sons on the (1992)

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Hand Management
Description Object of game: Each side contains 25 holes.
Comments
More fun to play as a child than an adult. The combat is also really dumb in which a super-giant force can be destroyed by one unit.
The rating is based on numerous play tests of the 'quick game rules'. The combat is also really dumb in which a super-giant force can be destroyed by one unit. The 'quick game' rules get a 5 because it gives all players a chance to win, except that the game is far too long. Didn't even finish first game. These cards were potential game changers and caused some frustration. Read my for more details. And for such young fellows it is imho a blast of a game.
The 3 is for the standard rules, in which players are forced to be elimenated before the game can be won, is really stupid and prolongs the game for several hours. We played that you split into two teams and each person on the side describing the object has to say their description out loud. The rotating "storm" disc goes BETWEEN the mounted board and a square clear layer that clips onto the board. Guess we'll just have to mow zem down vit ein heavy machine gun, Mon Capitain! I couldn't for the life of me figure out how this worked until I saw it.

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