Attention Traveling Game (2005)

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Category Children's Game
Dice
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description Tournament Golf consists of an 18-hole course compiled in book form, a club chart, four plastic playing pieces, one pair of dice, and a pad of score sheets. The board is played on a large hexagon containing 184 hexes. There is a trick, though: You can place as many stones per turn as you have groups on the board (up to a limit). The necessary game files are available to buy from http://www.wargamedownloads.com/cat.php?ItemSubcategory=60&a...; ;pics= Attaquez les bateaux et les repaires adverses pour vous emparer des trésors.
Comments
PnP Printed but not assembled and played. There are much better games out there that use this idea. So you need to play it with different people or I imagine it will become repetitive. I love game designs like this that are brilliant in their simplicity, taking an easy to understand idea and giving it a clever twist or two. Can see how this would be a lot of fun for dinner parties and family get togethers. It would be exceptionally easy to list dozens of examples for most of the subjects given the leisure of time, but under the pressure of a "face-off", naming even a single cartoon character can sometimes prove difficult. The wild cards in the middle add to the fun. Rating given here is very much to the completist view. In fact, this is the first in Command at Sea series in my book. It also conveniently comes in a small box, so it's highly portable.
Nice game of direct attack!
A 4th Edition for the Command At Sea rules bringing them more in line with the other Trilogy games.


Invasion: Diamond Feeding (2007)

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Category Wargame
Abstract Strategy
Trivia
Card Game
Mechanic Card Drafting
Partnerships
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description From the rules: "Tango - A game of men and women. Some chickens are put on the stove under the chimney. A description of the game will be created from information received by members of the group. It’s Marble Quest! The effect of the severe Arctic winter. Three levels of game play mean the whole family can get involved. Play only with the rotating, 3-tiered Tic-Tac-Toe tower for an unusual twist on an old favorite or add in the trivia cards and the board game for an added challenge where players earn marbles to play on the 3-D tower by answering trivia questions.
Comments
I quite like this game: the components are really nice, and as a competitive puzzle it is intellectually pleasant and socially fun.
A good companion to the classic Ogre.
Fairly full on wargame but in a mini size. But I am not sure the system run as well. I don't think I'll ever be picking up a copy, but whenever people want to play it I'm game.
Loved this game...


Widaiarn (1986)

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Category Wargame
Memory
Mechanic Memory
Trading
Description Bloody 110 is the first game in The Gamers Tactical Combat Series (TCS) and it features the vital two day delay of the 2nd Panzer Division by elements of the US 28th Infantry Division along the road to Bastogne on December 16th and 17th, 1944. You can make tens of millions of dollars in ten-minute’s time on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), as long as you are willing to exploit hard working regular people around the world by creating, manipulating, or collapsing speculative markets, aggressively investing, restricting investments, and forcing stock swaps on others .
Comments
Nice, quick and fun card game.
Can play the day one campaign in 8-10 hours. The box needs to be kept upright or the extremely tiny pieces will get mixed about and possibly lost.


Siege!: Versus (1992)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Card Game
Economic
Negotiation
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Roll and Move
Description Abstract strategy for 1 to 6 players. Goren.
Comments
It's so 70's!
Yes the title fits, the game being clever and all, I guess.
I didn't like the bidding part, but I've only played 1 game, maybe if I played a few games, I would "get" the value of the items. Big hit with my group: lots of laughs, a bit of strategy, a fun theme and some interesting mechanics. You can see our full family review of Pirate versus Pirate here.


Tat'ba (2003)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Variable Player Powers
Description Book of Mormon Characters is a simple card game for LDS families in which players attempt to complete the "Books" of various Book of Mormon prophets. Success would allow the Pact armies to drive a wedge between NATO forces deployed both north and south, seize several important logistic centers and perhaps establish a bridgehead across the Rhine River. There are a wide variety of actions from all over the PTO including the wood-covered hills and plains of China, the jungles and villages of Burma, Borneo and the Philippines, the bloody beaches of Tarawa.and many other locations throughout southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Comments
Playable using 9x9 grid, counters. The stacking seemed odd to me since a division couldn't stack in one hex. Granted, I only played it two or three times.
An unusual little game that used a generic map and generic counters to present battles from widely different historical periods. Outstanding. A keeper!
A really awesome pack of PTO. The use of tactical nuclear weapons may not be everybody's cup of tea.


Trilithen the Game Hoboken, The Shattered Supermarket (1989)

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Category Children's Game
Dice
Wargame
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description This is a Hokkien gambling game played in South-east Asia. Easy to learn….hard to put away! The cube is the Poh or 'treasure' and the metal box is the Poh Kam or 'treasure cover'. Each player assumes the role of leader of one of these two kingdoms. Staggers is a low-intensity social dice game involving two or more players. If you have 3 rings of the same color they are safe (on your finger). Players score points when a die or dice combination matches one or more numbers on the field of play. A campaign system where you play the gladiators' owner, training them for their bloody task, and sending them to their fate on the sands of the arena!
Comments
These things are pretty cool. This game rocks (pun intended).
2-2
Rock'em, Sock'em, Bore 'em to tears.


Ittundet (1800)

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Category Card Game
Educational
Mechanic Hand Management
Pattern Recognition
Description "MAN Super Truck: Mit dem Truck durch Europa - By truck through Europe" You have command of 5 regiments consisting of infantry companies, artillery batteries, and cavalry troops.
Comments
Chief Herman's Pack.
A simple, luck romp. This is Civilization boiled down to five different actions and ten rounds of play. Ugggh, I didn't like this game at all. Also the player interaction could have been higher. It's good. With so little to do each turn, the upside is that it is soon your turn again!
Kari's Copy. Can't await the Essen 2011 release..., and off course to meet with David! The rules are succinct and easy to teach, the design is clever, and the game keeps me engaged the entire way through. Just wish a better job was done by Cafe Games as the game is over priced with several problems with the pieces.


Saman

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Category Educational
Mechanic Pick-up and Deliver
Roll and Move
Description From the Publisher: Game-1, for 2 players: Word Scramble: Everyone works at once building as many words as possible using communal letter tiles.
Comments
I don't like trivia games. Similar to chinese checkers. Joe vs. Captures are not allowed here. However, being able to put enemy pawns in jail, to sabotage the opponent's supply depot and to blow up their HQ added lots of fun to the game.
JAR2150 Joe, but couldn't let this game go...it made be up for trade sometime... Game-2, for up to 4 players: Object of the game is to bring all playing pieces on the opposing side of the board. Captures are not allowed here. In Wandelstern he has rolled all of those fascinations into a straightforward abstract game that is heavily inspired by the movement characteristics of this particular mathematical shape.
A classic.


Cufe (2009)

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Category
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description This game advertises the Northwestern German region of Ostfriesland and was published by a PR agency. In Ki there is no Ko and there is no Komi. Navigate through typhoons, get blown off course and even drift out to sea. And just when you think your home free,a Sea Monster may appear out of nowhere to wreck your ship!” Content:1 game board. The objective of Ki is to have more stones on the board when the board is full. 20 stools. 1 dice. You do this by renting spaces and selling your Big Deal cards.
Comments
Interesting, counterintuitive, but not much fun compared with go - there seem to be very few captures; and those that there are, are single stones.


Tide Island Pick: II: Hood & More (2008)

Information
Category Humor
Wargame
Mechanic Area-Impulse
Betting/Wagering
Hex-and-Counter
Description From the publisher: One Player plays the Christian Franks, the other, the Muslim Saracens. Of these, the two bridges located in the commune of Chef-du-Pont and the crossroads of Sainte-Mère-Eglise are of primary importance for the Allies. The board depicts the Middle East from Antioch in the north to Egypt in the south. The twelve double-sided map tiles, plus the dozens of included terrain hexes, allow for limitless potential combinations, and each scenario can be enhanced by special rules, objective markers, troop allotments, and other variations.
Comments
I like this block game better them Hammer of the Scots. I like the management of the command points to bid for initiative and also to pay for the special cards. Not really into WWII...
I agree with Sam Healey (The Dice Tower). The definitive WW2 hex based, modular wargame. I'm not sure about how balanced the scenarios are... Bobby Lee, Sam Grant, and Athens & Sparta are not. We had to pretty much guess at a number of the rules because they were not well defined in the rulebook. The system is interesting and good for interaction between the players. Still like it a lot - and as it is now available at SDG, that should increase my play of it. I will absolutely pick this up for keeps.
Unbalanced.
After one play...

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