Walt Domo Roll Adventures for R2-D2 (2010)

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Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hand Management
Point to Point Movement
Description (From the instructions:)
Comments
My first play felt dissatisfying after I pulled off a sack of Constantinople and the win. Hasta que lo probé, es un juego con toda las letras. Byzantium - wonderful theme. WOW.
Played a partial game thus far.


Gouloypo (1940)

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Category Wargame
Mechanic Hand Management
Set Collection
Description Players take it in turns to run convoys of ships in partnerships.
Comments
Came across as rather boring.
Very good game, even better if you consider that it is free!
An excellent card game which has elements of bluffing, attacking, and strategic planning. Lots of awesome pieces and a beautiful map, but a mess of rules. There are some really clever ideas here. Rules as written are counter intuitive. The high degree of luck involved in your available options, along with a finite amount of cubes to possibly play those options results in a rather mediocre game. Choosing your terms of the redraw phase -- now or later, how many cards, what is your drawing base, is also interesting. And take all your foodstuff you collected.
Excellent shape like new.


Busted Acalorados Game

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Category Card Game
Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Wargame
Mechanic Area Enclosure
Hand Management
Roll and Move
Description Simple whole-family card game. Each player has 3 counters, first player to get all counters to the finish have won the game. The only caveat to placing a piece is that it may not lie adjacent to your other pieces, but instead must be placed touching at least one corner of your pieces already on the board. Inevitably each players road becomes entangled with other players' roads. Animal cards are worth points in the end. Finally, Rudis 3 is a set of chariot racing rules. Mr. Big feels that you've learned a lesson from all the players and will allow you to turn in all your money and marijuana and go to the Mountain alive.
Comments
I like 2 player blokus more than the original.
Gave copy to Jenny (MacCallister) and Mason as part of wedding gift.
A fast and compact 2 player abstract game. Probably the greatest unacknowledged ripoff of a major franchise (ALIEN) ever made. Pretty interesting game.


Axis Legion: Erde braucht Chief '42 Game (1997)

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Category Wargame
Educational
Mechanic Card Drafting
Hex-and-Counter
Variable Player Powers
Description The first (?) game based on a Tolstoi short story ("How Much Ground Does a Man Need?"), this game's premise is simple: Two to four people have paid 1000 Rubles to the Bashkirs for a "day" of land. How much is a "day"?
Comments
A very good game of resource management, and planning. It is a close-up look at the actual perimeter battle to protect the town and the mechanized delaying actions leading into it. You have to follow some principles of game ( on the first round to buils some wood...) and you can not fight your opponents before a lot of time. I expect this will become a favourite of many. It's a good system, but I think that some sort of supply rule--beyond the artillery ammo--should have been included. Además la situación de contacto con el enemigo permite a la artillería enemiga bombardear. In general, they're just marking resources that you'll harvest each turn so there's not a ton of shuffling around.
Unforgiving engine building game.


Clout Twizzle (2006)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Card Game
Science Fiction
Children's Game
Mechanic Variable Player Powers
Description The publisher sometimes describes this as a sequel, but note that it is an expansion and requires the original game. Each player has 15 unique pieces in his own color, arranged on the dark squares of the nearest three ranks. Tearing through the fabric of the universe, they are summoning their minions and strongholds from across the planes to do battle and help them dominate the center of existence itself: the Vortex. Crush your enemy’s populations with acts of god and the armies of the faithful.
Comments
I do like the ideas explored in this Herocard title, but some slightly screwy mechanics and substantially flawed character decks drag this title down a little more than the others. One of the benefits from attending ORIGINS is getting into a game before release.
I guess I'm one of the few people who liked this. Maybe it was the company, but, regardless, I had a good time. This is a sorry, sorry excuse for a game that sadly is going to cost folks a lot of money after all the marketing, cross-promoting, and advertising falls through and it turns out to be just another bomb for the game industry.


Mekecho

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Category Miniatures
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Role Playing
Set Collection
Description Excuses is the hilarious card game that's packed with the wackiest excuses ever. In the first game, players draw an outfit card and then simultaneously grab clothing cards off the table, racing to be the first to find all four articles of their characters outfit. It is classified as a knowledge game instead of a triva game because the information in the game is based on the information that SCUBA divers need to know in order to safely participate in the sport. The object of the game is for the player to complete three of the four possible dives (reef, wreck, deep or night).
Comments
Massive ogre figures! I may be willing to trade for a copy. Valió la pena. Second time around we played a full game and he enjyed it very much especially since the T-Rex seemed not to want to eat any of his dinosaurs!
Should be complete apart from the missing box. The rest is just tic-tac-toe.
Cool new miniatures--though the basic orges are the same ar the ogres found in the Elf pack.
An excellent addition to an already excellent game.


Wapinsa (1996)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Ancient
Dice
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Area Movement
Roll and Move
Description You place 8 of your 10 stones alternately on a field of the board of your choice, not on the border. Consists of 24 pieces in 2 colors.
Comments
Wow! Sometimes too easy, sometimes ridiculous but ok over all. Sadly my Brother died last May 2011 so we'll never get to play again.
Nice board/box etc. And if the game was won and lost on solving the riddles it could be fun, but success is ultimately determined by rolling a die. Not fun. We all cheered when the game ended.
Takes too long, the riddles are too variable and the board is too confusing. My older Brother and I got to play it 11 times the last time we were together before my wife and I moved to Illinois from NY in July 2010.
My Dad got a cheaper version of this game in 1944, and it was left at his Parent's house.


Chief Ring-A-Lot Battles Campaigns China Glory Space Battle Maps (2005)

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Category
Mechanic Simultaneous Action Selection
Description From Haba.de.
Comments
A good light filler, but the theme turns me off, and some of the mechanics, while playable, rely a little too much on luck for my tastes. Presidential election game. Also, you need to build out from the sea and each of your builds needs to trace back to the sea. I would actually love to try it with more players, I expect 6 would be especially exciting.


Goossel

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Category Card Game
Animals
Wargame
Mechanic Hand Management
Set Collection
Description In Woodland, players represent one of six animals of the woodland: Bear, Fox, Mole, Squirrel, Owl, and Toad. Can be played with 28mm down to 6mm figures. Choose from a selection of characters, but beware who you choose because there are forfeits for bad behaviour! Players must play combinations of distance cards to match the required distance, followed by the appropriate station card, all the way from one end of their route to the other. But other players can use waiters to steal cards, and chef cards to force other players to make certain pasta dishes.
Comments
The most entertaining drinking game. Overall, it feels amazingly like the board game for two players.
Interesting, clean rules, good graphics, especially the cover. See my review for details - but realize that my opinion of the game has come down recently, it's not quite so fun anymore. Gold is weird though. By the second game, we didn't have to check much.
DTP ed.


Cazzwini (1937)

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Category Economic
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description This is a regional version of Capitaly (the Hungarian clone of Monopoly). This is an Empires at War series game from Joe Miranda. To do so you basically push the "i"-incredible button and then push the button that corresponds to the number of sounds played. Une fois par tour, vous pouvez dépenser 1 énergie pour annuler 1 blessure qui vous infligée. If you land on a Velocipod, you get pushed back. First player to reach or exceed 50 Victory Points is the winner. Whisk your child away on a trip to the seashore with this exciting matching and memory game.
Comments
Played Dallas using Cartel's rules: thoughtful yet fast playing.
Keep an eye on the upcoming reprint. It's got some interesting mechanisms and absolutely beautiful production value.

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