The Chess Card-Board Game (2005)

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Category
Mechanic Co-operative Play
Simulation
Description A new game from retirees Del and Jan Schroeder. Details are sketchy, but, from the pictures, it looks a little like Trouble or Sorry played on a hexagonal board, which marbles for the pieces and cards for movement.
Comments
This is not a bad solitare game.
NOT FOR SALE. The game came out pretty well and is fun to play a few times.


Finito! House World Book

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Category Abstract Strategy
Children's Game
Sports
Fantasy
Mechanic Partnerships
Stock Holding
Description From the box cover: The players' goal is to conquer the capital of the kingdom of Zargos. After an initial deal, tiles must be placed so as to directly continue some red line already in play, while alternating the background color from that of the tile whose line is being continued. Tactics- and bad luck card plus 4 dice make the game complete. The winner is the last player able to place a tile. Movement is done by rolling the dice but the cards also have an influence.
Comments
Quick, light filler. Indeed, a faulty, incomplete rough draft of the rules was erroneously used for publication rather than the finished, playtested, final edit of the rules.
PDF used to own hard copy.


Shinshu Squad

Information
Category Wargame
Miniatures
Fantasy
World War II
Mechanic Area Control / Area Influence
Dice Rolling
Roll and Move
Description Flintloque is a Napoleonique Black Powder Fantasy game designed for actions between small numbers of troops - anything from half a dozen to fifty a side. The system uses 10-sided dice as well as character statcards and asset cards that provide new abilities for the characters. It's not simply a matter of serving cool culinary creations, there's a lot of hard work first. Historically, the Takedas played a key role in suppressing the rebellion, setting the stage for fierce rivalry between the Takedas and Uesugis for the next 150 years.
Comments
Basically the same idea as Why Did the Chicken.


Capt'n Bataille the North America (1993)

Information
Category Wargame
Children's Game
Science Fiction
Racing
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Simulation
Storytelling
Description Welcome to the heartland of Autoduel America -- the L'Outrance Duel Circuit! This game came in 2 editions, an Expansion Kit and a Deluxe Edition. Bonus points if even 1 word matches. 1: takes a card from the left neighbor. Yugoslavia - The battles for Zagreb, 1979 (Hypothetical, but eerily prescient of a civil war between the Serbs and the Croats.)
Comments
EBay 7/09. But a little too much luck for my taste.
Another great set of quads. .and I love zombies. A great board games for zombie fans. The Zombie minis are not bad either. It's easily played and the zombies come to the various stores/sections in the mall every turn.
Holy smokes!
Great game and with Zombies to boot!


Warhammer Magic (2001)

Information
Category Dice
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description A game in which each player controls a hero in an arena fight. A player landing on a space depicting film characters (Dorothy and Glinda for example) presses down on the Yellow Brick Road speaker. But just when you think you're the big fish...a bigger fish comes along. The game is named after the "famous" Dutch crime reporter Peter R. Though still not collectible or random, players can now buy starter decks and booster expansions for Killer Bunnies and the Ultimate Odyssey and then use any combination of those cards to form their own constructed decks to play against opponents.
Comments
Love the pieces.


Dill (2008)

Information
Category Abstract Strategy
Wargame
Card Game
Expansion for Base-game
Mechanic Point to Point Movement
Roll and Move
Tile Placement
Description Against the Odds magazine #2 The game takes place over five years, a total of 20 turns. Pollution can also spread to non-polluted areas. Players take turns either placing or rotating one of their own tiles. For almost a year the US Marines had been fighting to stabilize the DMZ region. Here you go. The last player to be able to make a move, wins. Death Chasers of Thesk (3 figures and unit card) The American command focused its attention upon Quang Tri, and even more, Khe Sanh. Valkrill’s Legion (initially called Advocates of Annihilation)
Comments
Another "grew up with" game.
Adieu, farewell, aufwiedersehen, goodbye.
Interesting balance between being completely crushed and having tight games. The reason it's so good is that you simply place your dice on what you want and then collect it to purchase a building on your own player mat. Was surprised to find a very long timescale compared to ground and unit scale.
First impression: I have only read the rules (as I was interested to see how cards work as a expansion to main game). It is not bad, but if you are not lucky, the dice rolling mechanism will destroy your game because you will never get any big stuff!


Huckleberry Dorado (1977)

Information
Category Children's Game
Dice
Mechanic Trading
Description From the game's website ( www.mauerfall89.de ): In Net the Catch players control one of four different colored shipping boats, each of which has it's own wharf. Three random tiles are placed at each space on the board, which may be fish or event cards. Who knows the Biggest, Fastest, Loudest, Smallest, Longest everything? The tree means that two trees can be swapped without looking under them; the goose means that the player can secretly check out one tree. And the kitchen is reversible as well!
Comments
It's an odd little game, and I guess it works all right, but I can't say I was terribly excited about the whole endeavor. Now replaced in my collection by the L2 deluxe version. They sawed and cut, they made this game, doesn't take dexterity.
LONG. It was a core game in my collection as well as my school friends. Having to guess where the right key is in order to open the door of the matching colour to get into the Dwarf castle (the final destination) is another mechanism that adds a mild memory element and prolongs the game. This guy thought I was a nobody dimwit compared to him and was bragging how he was going to kick my ass as the Russians in 1941.
Hits the right balance. Thrift find. Nice illustrations too.
Excellent condition. Designed for easy playability. ** Aranyos orulet a szorakozott tudos konyhajaban, foleg kisebbeknek. The luck element is moderately high since if Zaromba shows up on the dice a lot you keep getting bopped back to your hiding places, but it's an interesting attempt to blend a movement game with a memory game.


Swinypu (2007)

Information
Category Abstract Strategy
Wargame
Mechanic Pattern Recognition
Set Collection
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description Jump or Burn is an exciting new rule system for fighting World War One aerial dogfights using miniature aircraft. Each player control one character from story.
Comments
It's not much fun as a game, but it is a cool toy!


Begah (1992)

Information
Category Educational
Mechanic Campaign / Battle Card Driven
Tile Placement
Description BOMP! The rules are simple. Each player selects a briefcase. Then it's a free-for-all as everyone tries to take control of Snoopy and return him to the dog house. The cards are divided into Heroes, Treasure and Monsters. Using dice the player moves over the spaces on the board. Unfortunately, it’s tied to the “wood market” where each color cube represents a different kind of prized and scarce South American wood. Target age group : 9-109 years old. The less wood on the board, the cheaper the wood.
Comments
Played.
From the 2010 Tom Dunning Memorial game collection. Never fails to elicit a cheer when a hapless canoe goes over the edge! The only ‘strategic’ choice is when to cash out vs. Very nice bits. Not sure I WANT to get it. Articles such as this in The General were deemed by Avalon Hill to be officially sanctioned sources of errata and additional rules. I would say that the game works best with 4 players, though 3 and 5 is ok. I've even played this as a two player - you can do this two ways. Check. An expansion that contains a wild beaver?


Space American (2006)

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Category
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Description Connection game in which players draw random tiles and place them to complete a line across the long length of their board. Celebrates the Michigan Sesquicentennial 1837-1987 Excellent!
Comments
Several playings, all with 5 players...

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