I've Heads! (2007)

Information
Category Children's Game
Fantasy
Mechanic Trick-taking
Description In what is perhaps the most painfully titled game of 2011 – Schuhbidu from designers Christian Barnikel and Heike Rosskopf – players are tasked with the challenge of outwitting a shoe goblin and reassembling four pairs of shoes.
Comments
June 2011 Munchkin is Munchkin. What more is there to say?


Solar Stop Character Kartenspiel (1966)

Information
Category Card Game
Children's Game
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description A butterfly-themed variation of the classic Bingo game.
Comments
It's a nice filler game.
SOLD (September 23, 2010) Received in Math Trade on August 21, 2008 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/33056).
Haven't played yet.


Quartier Latin Lukas Survival (1954)

Information
Category Trivia
Educational
Sports
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Roll and Move
Description From the designer's web site: Connect the Flags. Claim the Squares. A classic game with a new twist. When you have 4 flags around a square, you claim it with a colored flag. Home Page: http://www.enter.net/%7Emdesanto/Games-Right-PftR.php. 12 scenarios SP121 - SP132 Staged on a battlefield of colorful, intertwining paths, Captivation is an engaging contest of word power and shrewd strategies. For this purpose the teams can hire hooligans and bombers to threat the opponents. You will need a bag of Nuts.
Comments
Excellent idea.
PnP build of the basic files of both of the battles. Decisions are the closest to what an actual NHL coach makes in comparison with other hockey games.
Played solitaire - and as a small microgame seems to work just fine! There are some interesting decisions to make regarding terrain and deployment of troops but replayability runs out rapidly.
Too long since last play to rate.


Charlie Game System Sword-A Game Series) of the 30 Years War (1991)

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Category
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Description The city is on fire. The board is a 6x6 grid, with an extra row of 6 on each side to serve as a home base, for a total of 60 squares. The one that puts out most fires wins. A correct answer earns five bonus points along the Spellway ! There is no penalty for an incorrect spelling. The Mega Map and the New World Order book add a lot of interesting complexity to the game. The suits are related to Charlie Chaplin's general image; Canes, Shoes (untied), Neckties, and Hats. The above was taken from the rulebook.
Comments
This is a good game on a period that I like. Tense.
The best wargame I've tried on the subject.
Traded.


Insite: Right Final the Football (2010)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Political
Party Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Pattern Building
Roll and Move
Description Classic game of fantasy empires clashing. Abuse is a fast-playing game of instant gratification at its most base—serving up heapin' helpings of nastiness on your friends, before they can do the same to you.
Comments
Right Stuf edition. Couldn't stop playing this one when I got FFVIII. What a pain this game is to set-up.
25th Anniversary Edition. I've probably played this game 20 times, mostly back in the 80's, and always enjoyed it. It may be a bit random, and some of the special effects (such as sacrificing units at the temple) are too powerfull.
I'd like to play this some time, but I'm not willing to pay $100+ for it.


Monopoly River (2000)

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Category Wargame
Party Game
Trivia
Card Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hex-and-Counter
Modular Board
Description The original game Paths of Glory comes with a map in thin paper. Of Kenosha, Wis. Game number 581-4, and was part of their nursery rhyme game collection.
Comments
I thought this game was so cool back in the 80's, mostly because it was my first exposure to electronic games. But I bought it just cause it was fun old D&D looking anyways, so I don't really mind.
Seems to work fine. Better than the original map though. If I recall correctly it may be a bit easier to win as the Mayor, but even if thats so, play to games and see who fairs best as Mayor. This one is much more on the side of board game, where the computer is set up as a play aid. It really is not much better than the paper map.
More of the very same thing as Wabbit Wampage.
Thrift store find; novelty for a day.


Swamp Ten (1987)

Information
Category Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hex-and-Counter
Pattern Building
Description Published in 1963 by "Circular Checkers, Inc." Be the first player to capture three British Soldiers and return to Snow's Island. However, each colour may be moved by everyone - and there are some traps along the way, so watch out....
Comments
Very Poor. I don't care for hex based wargames much and have never played it.


Quicksand Star Forest Letters; All "D's") Board Game (1981)

Information
Category Wargame
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Variable Player Powers
Description Party game. Based on their minitel-multi-player game. Comes with 6 sculpted Wizard Play Pieces, corresponding Wizard Hats, Wands, Wizard Pets (Familiars) and magical beast locater medallions for players to wear. This is a children's (Ages 6 - 12) tile laying game where the players try to connect their ant tunnels to the goodies at the picnic (7x7 grid).
Comments
Like chess, but I am just not a big fan of abstracts. All the tricks they have to do in order to win are very fum.
See my wishlist or make a really good offer! My 4-year old loves it - or maybe she just loved playing with her dad...? III breaks out before the Germans are disarmed. Despite being a slugging match, it seems weighted against the Soviets. Leaders are powerful but fragile and there is something cinematically heroic about commiting your Marshall to hold the line against a mob of men at arms. It takes half the game simply to collect enough cards to make it worth your time to try to get those magic components. The game is also incredibly RANDOM, with many strange and unexpected twists of fate. This is not a game for little kids on their own as the pieces can easily be swallowed or lost. This system also precludes the potentially very long endgames of xiangqi. Seriously needs some house-rules to speed it up and make it work.
I reserve a weight of one for games that are completely broken, but I can't in good conscience give this thing a two. I think the different tasks make it a lot of fun especially with a younger audience. It would benefit from a player aid listing the different cases where you get or lose a point Processing Unit. There are also some neat spells and magical item cards.


Wolluiwa (2009)

Information
Category Wargame
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Dice Rolling
Description This wargame depicts the struggle between the Polish patriots of the Armja Krajowa and the German garrison in 1944. One player takes the role of all of the commanders of the Soviet and Outer Mongolian Forces, while the other player takes the role of all commanders of the Axis (Manjukuo, Inner Mongolia and Japan) forces. Each turn one of the players rolls 4 symbol dice with the 3 symbols circle (O), triangle (A) and cross (X) on their faces.
Comments
I love the Boneymeeples!


Irte (1973)

Information
Category Card Game
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Paper-and-Pencil
Roll and Move
Description In the In Dread of Night Asylum Pack, the Day/Night mechanic reintroduced in this expansion deepens, creating more deckbuilding opportunities for veterans and and those new to Call of Cthulhu alike. Advertised as "The Fastest, Most Realistic Baseball Game in the World," it uses a plastic ballpark with a "pitcher," "batter," and "catcher." It´s the first extension with the difficulty level professional. If the ball is put into play, it may land in a cup, stay in the ballpark, go foul, or be hit outside.
Comments
I married into a family that worships Five Straight. Agreeable in a small dose.
Guardado: ---------------- Carcassonne: The Princess & the Dragon + Deck.
As quick fillers go, this half-century old American relic beats out so many newfangled Euro games. Never again.

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