Tratchytr

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Category Wargame
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Description Another expansion for Magiczny Miecz based loosely on a Talisman theme. He just landed on yhis island and he prefers to work on his tan instead of doing what any good shipwrecked man would do: build a hut to shelter him! Triune is a game of strategy and skill with the flavor of the classic board games of ancient Rome or Greece. Each turn 7 new letters are dealt out. You can also play online. An artillery gun model represents two actual guns.
Comments
Vaihdoin pois. Against good players this changes into a go variant, against weaker ones the bloodbath is very enjoyable :-) in a sense everyone owns every paper&pencil game, when I say I own it I mean some of my pieces of paper actually end up as boards for Kropki.


Pitstop Race Shares (1991)

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Category Card Game
Children's Game
Wargame
Word
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Memory
Trading
Description The object of the game is to buy and sell shares in four commodities. Players draw cards that dictate the rise and fall in values and buy or sell accordingly. The skill is in observing the actions of others, predicting the trend of the market and maximizing profit. Life as a worker in a Gummy Bear Factory is tough!
Comments
Beautiful Map. I think those are too long for what they are - PitStop is short enough to be more fun, but it still didn't excite me much. The various goals are brilliant in that they make no action inherently better or worse than any other - it depends upon what card you're attacking, what you and the other players are aiming to do...
Geinig, licht tactisch en supersnel. I'd rather play other bluffing games, but you can't argue with the short playing time of this: 5 minutes, tops.
Managed to snatch a copy, I will try this as soon as I get a chance. Not Living rules (and insufficient official clarifications). A lot of little pieces of paper.


De First (1997)

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Trading
Description Interesting railroad race game for children. Available in French only and presenting new cards even crazier than the previous expansion (3 new special cards and new shapes).
Comments
Easy to learn.
Auctions with special powers (it is a FF game after all). I'm also interested in purchasing a copy.


Captain Twister: Game (1960)

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Category Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Hand Management
Description Hodge Podge is played on a 9x9 square board.Each player starts with 18 stones(17 Soldiers and 1 King)9 on each of the two back ranks. Poorly built docks will crumble and no fishing will take place. If you get the wrong cards you'll have to go backwards on the board. The more countries you occupy, the more men you can send to war. When you need troops, you can draft any rogue from any colony. Spectrum Patrol Cars, under the command of Captain Scarlet, Captain Blue, Captain Ochre and Lt. Use your merchant marine to ship your grain oil or minerals in a hurry.
Comments
25 €. The rules (at least the English ones) are not the best-written, but we eventually figured out how to play. The farther out you go the better the fishing, the more you can eat and the faster you evolve.


Solo Your Spider Match (1983)

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Category
Mechanic Role Playing
Roll and Move
Description This is three children's matching games featuring the Hugga Bunch characters. It can be played by 2 - 6 people individually or in teams of two or more in any age combination. This fast, fun, and furious tabletop fighting game includes rules for creating your own cyborgs with more than 30 unique cybernetic implants, earning glory in careers mode, and building an endless variety of arenas filled with dangers such as flamethrowers and pools of boiling acid for exceptional replay value. The first player to get rid of all of his or her cards wins.
Comments
Math trade May 2011 Allows for a couple of different strategies to win. This is a preliminary rating. More complex, but it's arguable as to whether it's more fun or not. It will melt your brain.
This is a hard game to rate.
I would like to have this one for the wife to have for parties. There will often be some indecision as a player decides how best to use these points, but isn’t something that causes significant tension or angst.
Its goofy. Interesting game overall.


Akron Path (2005)

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Category Educational
Mechanic Pattern Building
Roll and Move
Simulation
Description "This game is a stylized rendition of the Battle of Surigao Strait. The game comes in the long, flat Monopoly-style box.
Comments
A wonderful and rare game. Brings a bit of strategy to Hangman.


Greeny van Lab Rats (1978)

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Category
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Dice Rolling
Description Pari-Manie is basically a gambling game in which you want to become the richest player and ruin every other gambler aroud the table. Republished as part of a boxed set: "The Best of Dragon Games" in 1990 In the game you will pick up a card and try to spell that word correctly. When a player knows the country with one hint, he/she proceeds three fields. The player follows the instruction of the card. You will challenge an opponent to play a mini-game with you, the wager will be the total amount ($$$) of the poorest player (of the 2 playing).
Comments
The "Mü" of this package is the game called "Haste Ludo" or something like that.


Austerlitz Schrobenhausener Steam Greatest Victory (1990)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description This fan made expansion is an extremely challenging map set on the Moon where half the cities are always black and the track can be built off one side of the board, only to appear on the opposite side. Basically this game covers the Southern half of the Barbarossa Campaign and could be joined with the first part simulating the whole Barbarossa Campaign. In this exciting expansion, the Orcs continue to bring the fight to their foes with inexpensive cards like Snotling Ambush. The number of players may range from 2 - ?.
Comments
Never played just read the rules. A 2nd edition rulebook incorporating the six A4 pages of errata would be a great help ! Unfortunately not so popular even in Japan because of limited number of publishing. But, I still love the game. I kept getting burned thinking "no one is going to build there" - and they did. The wrap around is a bit funky being some kind of mobius ellipse (it certainly doesn't model a sphere). In addition, players are actually forced to connect their initial networks to the centre of the board (landing port) and to have all of the cities connected in some way to that centre.
I like David Fox's strategic Thirty Years War game.
Looking for a complete copy. Very few cubes at start, small map, fewer start cities, increased build costs, smaller engineering and half the cities turn black each time. The night/day stuff forces you to plan quite a bit more than you can get away with on simpler maps (mars included) played (people/times played/rating): moon: 4/3/7 LOADS of new orcs & goblins to battle!
Unplayed as of yet... I prefer mars quite a bit as you get to enjoy the wraparound much more there. I must remake this board. Shame there were no more games in this series. Cubes pretty much completely run out by end game. The wrap around is a bit funky being some kind of mobius ellipse (it certainly doesn't model a sphere).


Country Prix: of Game (2002)

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Category Sports
Fantasy
Wargame
Mechanic Area Movement
Dice Rolling
Variable Player Powers
Description The Citadel of Prokhorovka is a board game simulating the conflict around the small Russian town of. It utilizes a double sided write-on/wipe-off game board, showing 9 "holes" on each side. The 32.00” by 48.00” plastic game board consists of 55 water areas and 50 countries divided into seven groups or “regions.” Players gain faith by expelling some of their minions into the aether and win the game by claiming six victory points. This means that only tokens placed in the middle column are safe from ever being ejected from the board.
Comments
It is better than it sounds,especially when your 10 years old.
(thrifted) I think it would still be around if it had been done as a stand alone game that allowed you to buy constructed sets that you customize yourslef rather than in the CTG (collectible tile game) format. It seems to me for people who actually like trivia games, though, it would kind of defeat the point since you get to skip over all the hard categories. I base this on how many people in our group knew the answer and how hard it "felt". While an interesting system, it does tend to be a slow paced game, which is too bad. After that, everyone went nuclear on their very next turn. She still came close to winning due to good bets and pie slice puchases, but her frustration at being shut out of participating in the game on an equal basis came through clearly. MSRP for this set of two is $27.98. And can we play a good game next, please? I have been looking for this game off and on for 10+ years now.


Evolution Salerno Im Allied (2003)

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Category Wargame
Educational
Children's Game
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description Simple trivia game with questions related to the town of Frankfurt (Main). This folio is a collection of fourteen ADCs (plus two more in PDF form, when the product is registered) and four missiles, a new playaid with an ultra-fine sequence of play and an exciting set of scenarios (roughly twelve, including two sets of generic scenarios). It's a 130 counter, 1 map game of the breakout and pursuit across France. The number of steps are determined by dice and the player must complete various events (Gamecards) to earn points (such as "reach the market place and you get 20 points" or "go shopping in the store XY and you lose 5 points).
Comments
My first real wargame I bought just before I turned 15.

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