Hero: An King: Supplement Game The Fellowship of the Ring Board Game (1979)

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Category Fantasy
Adventure
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Roll and Move
Description Wiggul your way through to capture or display! A roll and move game. Move the piece from one of four fire stations to the goal. The dungeon wins if the adventurers lose all their Courage - represented by tokens. This is the first game in a trilogy. (P3 Room, Terrain, Goodies 2007) All the while, you'll be trying to win coins called Grebbles. But don't panic. A character entering the Reflecting Pool must immediately end his movement. Ground scale: 1" = 100 paces (about 80 yards)
Comments
Pretty much unplayable as even with all the "clues" there is no real way to tell who the murder is, so you can't even use it as a poor man's version of The Consulting Detective (which isn't a game but a puzzle book). Surprisingly, for me, this game does not have enough chrome! Direct... Www.convivium.org.uk/pdfs/LOTR_BG_Eng.pdf or through...
Had to purchase on Ebay.
Basically it's a solitaire game from the beginning. May need a bit of polishing, but this game is great! A little bit too difficult to destroy the ring and to win. We'll have to give it another try now that we know what to expect. The dungeon player has an even more boring time, doing nothing more than occasionally switching card piles and adding some strength/ability to a critter.
Boring, didn't work.


Chitty York Warcraft: Bang Centennial (2004)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Variable Player Powers
Description The Evil Empire has conquered their archenemies, but the fragile Pax Imperia is already breaking: absolute power is corrupting and another war has broken out. As each foe falls, a new enemy is revealed; as each hero falters, a new champion stands forth. The answer on the back of the card is read by the storyteller. It's up to you to build an army and throw down the challenge, before all is lost. This game is not only available as a postcard game, but also as a free print-n-play game! Here you move around the ocean and airship following the same rules as the Road Track.
Comments
Got a few boxes at 90% off.
Good mixed card game that is fun to play with a group of four or more. A great game of games for large groups. Bought a couple decks and boosters to try with my kids. ________ Rating 1-10 (10 being best): 2 The game has little education factor and even less fun factor. Of course, I have...and lots of them, so I'm certainly not the game's target audience. The version I played also added a completely pointless turntable to the board. They are required to look at the alphabetical letter that their piece lands on then to look at the cards on the side of the board and choose the appropriate one. Doesn't make it any more appealing as a "game"... These usually give a special skill or cost VP’s.
Another game from my youth. The so called "hearts round" has nothing to do with the game of hearts and is 100% random. I guess it's kind of a good time killer at a party.


Ninjato Train Trivia & Moon (2007)

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Category
Mechanic Area Movement
Description Although the legal moves in this game are defined by a list of 88 words, Word Chess is more like a battle than a word game. Is a battery-operated game for two players where the goal is to sink your opponent's ships.
Comments
This one derailed in my book. Neat idea, but this version is a bit too simple for us. Components are nice, but there just isn't much of a game. The gem set collection part of Ubongo has also been taken away, so all that's left is the puzzle solving part and there's no way to track scores easily (unless you only give points to the speediest each turn).
Pretty cool, but the big box version is better.
I like travel editions.


Meine Mania (2003)

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Category
Mechanic Memory
Roll and Move
Description Two islands somewhere on the Pacific Ocean try to obtain the full power, conquering the other. Containing quotes, questions and phrases from the greatest movies of all time. Great for home use or in learning centers. Tools the original inhabitants most certainly couldn't possess.
Comments
One play with the Tamsk potentials.
Never been played. This is a deeper game than I had initially thought.


Stoner S.W.A.T. Game (2009)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Memory
Description Quality or quantity? Before the game starts, players write down 1 of 4 different winning conditions, and the play includes certain actions like boycott and sabotage, and action cards like veto and spying. Luck, knowledge, teamplay - to win this game.
Comments
Fun, but there's really not enough to the game to have too much interest in it. Think Twilight Imperium, WarCraft and Wizard Kings rolled into one using the best parts of each.
A fun, goofy little card game about making video games. But I do love it :) It's basically a set-making card game, with enough flexibility in how the sets are created to not really be considered as rummy.


Morpion Kids Monopoly (2005)

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Category Card Game
Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Line Drawing
Description In Bump: the Sneaky Numbers Game, players are given a hand of cards, and play those to a common pile, hoping to bring the count to one of several target numbers. 100 photographs (all related to wildlife and vegetation) form the basis for a game where players test their knowledge concerning nature. Put all the guessing cards in the box and remove one puzzle piece after the other. First to win $10,000 wins the game. The goal is to create a continuous connected set of tiles in your color which connects opposite sides (either north/south or east/west).
Comments
Jeu surdimentionné. I need to play more to see how it holds up, but my first experience was quite favorable!
I like the revised rules to this system, disaapointed that the Folios pnly come with one scenario. But, makes the game MUCH longer also. Designer Eric Lang has gone on to bigger, if not greater, things. The cards are beautiful, but the cardstock could be better. This increases tension and speeds up play. I also love the artwork. What a brilliant idea for a small game company.


The Tower - Pack (2002)

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Category Wargame
Educational
Children's Game
Party Game
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Roll and Move
Description From the back of the book: Expands: The game involves turning cards over (three at a time), using them to start up to three resource piles that start with the crown, stepping down in rank towards ace (one rank at a time) cards in each resource pile may NOT share a suit symbol with the previous top card in the resource pile. This chart-topping quiz is packed full of fascinating questions guaranteed to keep everyone thinking until the end of the night. 2 time marker counters. (24 pages) See if you can help so the dogs can win again."
Comments
I love this game. Walker ACG game, print and play that has a solitaire component. It doesn't follow standard trick taking game conventions, so it does take round or two to get the hang of.
There is a LOT you can do with a Sticheln deck.


Tricky Spiral (2009)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Memory
Simulation
Description You (and your friends) are surrounded by an army of zombies. Braddock. The game includes 5 pieces of wardrobe (medal, nerdy glasses, all-areas pass, microphone, superhero cape), 5 envelopes, 70 scripts, judges pad and pencil. The other players vote on if that method was convincing, and if a majority vote "SAFE",then the accident is avoided.At the end of the game,each player announces which side they were on,and then count up the number of times each player managed to avoid an accident. Very small !
Comments
While the gameboard isn't perfect (the tiles are too small), and the rules need some tweaking, this is a fun game played alot around here. Suite a une attaque nucléaire, la population a été irradiée et transformé en zombis féroces et meurtriers. Really fun game, and the item cards from the first version can be used with this one for more variety (same card backs).
Somewhere between a board wargame and a Eurogame, using hex movement, Event Cards, and combat via dice-roll competitions. It has a board covering the Carribean (good). Both rate this and Pornstar from the same company >8.5!
I had an idea for a game like this. Note to self, never buy anything from papergames.


Fondspli (1992)

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Category
Mechanic Card Drafting
Hex-and-Counter
Description A collection of four games in one with a Strawberry Shortcake theme: Memory, Lotto, Dominoes, and Bingo. A very basic football game that uses a spinner to determine results. Play begins with George Washington in the presidential office, surrounded by his team of Vice President John Adams, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. First player without any pieces left wins the game. * Washington's Stand; 1 board with windows. (Somewhat similar to Republic of Rome without the persuasion rules and having other modifications to suit the topic.)
Comments
"Classic" doesn't necessarily mean "good."
The map is a marvel, and could be framed and hung.


Elvis West (1961)

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Category Card Game
Wargame
Mechanic Hand Management
Hex-and-Counter
Storytelling
Description Do you dare to enter this monster castle? As Gong Fermer inspects his useless crop of rotten vegetables, he simmers with frustration.
Comments
Whatever. The map depicts the area at and around the Drift fairly accurate.

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