Congo Legends game Kittens

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Category
Mechanic Roll and Move
Simulation
Stock Holding
Description In the fictional country of Araweit, you compete in the exploration and exploitation of petroleum to be the first to amass 500 MF (500 million francs). From No 1 Turnpike Gate to No 66, "Virtue is its Own Reward"! This game tries to emulate a site on the banks of the river Congo. What you can do during your turn is driven by the outer track. A game for all alumni, students and fans of Syracuse University! Random events intervene, and nationalization occurs now and then. The game has a definite educational bent to it.
Comments
Best of the Dominion trio! I love this game!
Nice with Intrigue, to add some spice, there are some nifty cards. It's fun figuring out combos for the duration cards. Very handy.
A nice addition to the family. Adds some tactical flexibility to the game. I can feel the spray and the sun on my back each time I set sail. The new duration feature and cards add a whole new level of strategy, and the components (coins and tokens) are absolutely first class, although the place mats are a bit tad redundant, even if they are beautiful. I wouldn't call it broken in every situation but it is in my opinion too much random.
A completely different game to the original set, where copper can actually be valuable.


Johnny Frame! Game (2011)

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Category Wargame
Expansion for Base-game
Educational
Mechanic Card Drafting
Co-operative Play
Description The world's most famous property game has a version with Ohio's second largest city as its theme. The American Civil War saw the dawn of modern naval warfare, as technological advances in weapons, metallurgy and engineering allowed ironclad warships to take to the seas.
Comments
Unplayed. (See the base game for ASL for my official rating for the system.) There are some great scenarios using both of these forces. Genuinely perplexed by the 18 (24?) additional Cult encounter cards: who joins the Cult? Very good game, same subject, same company and 1000% easier/more fun to play. If you are faced with defending an assault by the US Marine Corps, you are guaranteed to have a bad day. My almost 2y10m old son can also do this but much slower. So forgive me if I'm so exited about the success of this that I immediately want more. The Chinese additions I can take or leave.
An expansion that gets better the more expansions you have. I still need Code of Bushido to play the scenario I want. Someday I want to try a amphibious landing. Maybe should buy some FFG bonds instead of these games...
Fine tactical pattern recognition game. It's very nice to see the non-Arkham decks padded out significantly. Adds cave rules (blech). Donated to a church fundraiser. Why did they not fix this? The rules complexity starts to get pretty serious here, but if you've gotten this far in ASL, the type of fighting covered here is very different from the other modules, and the slug-fests of cave and bunker fighting and amphibious assaults are a lot of fun in their own way. Treat them as weak Guardians, I guess (though they're formatted as Heralds, weirdly). I wouldn't be without it.


Sidasar (1975)

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Category Card Game
Educational
Abstract Strategy
Sports
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hand Management
Roll and Move
Description The learners will be able to differentiate sharks by matching the different anatomical parts to form a complete shark. The card can be added to decks (or not) as players see fit, and the only additional rules are included on the card itself. Loads of fun trying to make the biggest, daffiest, silliest sandwich of all! A kind is defined as the four body parts of a particular shark. Roll the dice and move around the board. When you land on a picture of the refrigerator, choose a food item to add to your sandwich.
Comments
ASL. In terms of feel I would rate this above OCS although it's not directly comparable (different scale).
Acquired 2008.
Playable in a couple hours, also a game by Dirk B. In terms of feel I would rate this above OCS although it's not directly comparable (different scale). --------------------------- 16/11/2010 working on it ! The rules are fine with lots of examples (oddly enough the only quibble we had was that the section headings are so small one can easily overlook them). This game is infamous for the flimsy "box" (more like a stand-up envelope) that was delivered after the publisher boasted of a "museum quality box" before release. In all fairness I suspect he was merely thinking of the period style cover illustration (inspired by wartime posters), but that still doesn't help. Still, don't judge a book by its cover... Need some more plays with somehow streamlined gameplay - houserules, whatever. We`ll see.
ASL.


Stregghe (2001)

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Category Wargame
Animals
Mechanic Simulation
Trading
Description This game is a game of World War II vintage, which was first published in Australia in May 1940 by G.N.Raymond Ltd Pty (Collingwood, Vic), and soon also released in New Zealand, with Williamson Jeffery Ltd acting as agents. While it’s impossible to include everything, we jammed all the N’awlins we could into this box. A number of useful appendices about aspects of the historical background are also included, along with an additional game "Anno Domino" which is a simpler game based on similar lines.
Comments
From Ebay, 11/07/07.


Fantasy Great

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Category Negotiation
Economic
Children's Game
Racing
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description The goal is to obtain the most Crowns upon arrival at the "Celestial City."
Comments
This is a monopoly game nicely down-sized to child-friendly quality, with the horribly unfortunate result of there being nearly zero choices. -- Scott Nicholson seemed to like this better than . If the cards become marked, the game will no longer be playable without first sleeving the cards.
I have not played yet, but this does seem to fix a few issues I have with Covert Action.
Since the game constantly resets itself, there does not feel like a continuous flow of play. Others rate is lower as a less enjoyable version of Saboteur. Lots of strategy. Players are chattel, chained without hope, without freedom or thought, to dreary soft-and-cuddly monopoly monotone.


Trivial Paletti Settlers of the King Operations (2006)

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Category Print & Play
Mechanic Hand Management
Role Playing
Description One of the original set of Avalon Hill "Adult Games" which include Gettysburg, Tactics II, U-Boat & Dispatcher. Board, 5 x 4 bowls, 1 die. Die Siedler von Hessen celebrates the state of Hesse, home to Wiesbaden and Frankfurt am Main. You possess absolute power, giving your whim the force of law and drawing the people of the realm into your majestic presence as ants are drawn to sweet, pure honey. To play a Wardancer in the Warhammer Quest game,
Comments
Never played it... Familiarity can start to spoil the experience however. This is not a game in its own right, but rather an add-on or expansion for the classic 'Warhammer Quest' by Games Workshop.


Aapploll (2003)

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Category Expansion for Base-game
Animals
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Set Collection
Description The volcano spits fire! The colour combination of the dice decides which is the next animal to be drawn to complete one's row. Who can draw the longest row of animals. Wooden round stick to balance the shelf.
Comments
Very simple. Die Spiele werden meiner Meinung nach schwerer für die Menschen, dafür ermöglicht die Pegasus aber etliche neue und hilfreiche features. Why is this?
This is a fun little game! While I love the original, and how balanced it is, this one is completely unbalanced in favor of the Cylon player(s). Add in the cutest cartoonery in gamedom, and this is at least worth the few dollars you'll part with.
Blind bidding games tend to be a bit random, it's true. New Caprica after repeated plays falls short and feels anti climatic. Even enjoy the simplistic line drawings on the cards. I would like to see the money mechanic implemented somewhere else. But there is hope of a comeback with the shortcuts.


New Church Siege Edition) Box (2004)

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Category Dice
Wargame
Mechanic Card Drafting
Roll and Move
Simulation
Description NiMeMo is an Abstract Strategy game.
Comments
Fast-paced post-apocalyptic car races in a Mad Max style future world seem quite cool, and they are! (I sold this one--WHY!
Want to play with Woelfels.
The awesome cars, boards, and wrecks are the only good thing about this one.
This is Mad Max on a rolling road, with 3 cars and a gyrocopter per team.


Monster Island (1987)

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Category Wargame
Educational
Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Area Movement
Description Bohnenspiel (Bean Game) is an old German game for two players that belongs to the Mancala family of pit and seeds games. Each player tries to reach the sun in order to obtain eternal life! The cards have the name of the location on one side and a map on the other side, showing contiguous locations. Game comes with 12 Battleships and 12 Torpedo Boats. At once." The publisher's description: To use it in your browser, click on the link above the image. Or, jump (diagonally) over an enemy stone landing on the immediate empty cell.
Comments
Fun for kids, involves physical 'skill'.


Briwia

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Category Fantasy
Wargame
Children's Game
Mechanic Betting/Wagering
Description Life of the Party was designed for Gulf Games at the request of Jeanette Vander Ark, who was looking for a game that could be played by three players in five minutes, so as to allow her to place well in the friendliest person contest. While the rules are designed for the Poleaxed medieval rules, conversions for WRG popular DBA and DBM rules are provided. Hazards that may be faced by the sailors include the Cyclops, Giant Walrus, Serpent Woman, and Sword Fighting Skeletons.
Comments
Oh come on.

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