Uackri's (1742)

Information
Category Abstract Strategy
Trivia
Mechanic Card Drafting
Dice Rolling
Description MB #4028. Angles and rods. For example: the BackRound for 'table' is 'leb-bait'. Then flip the reveal shield. The first player to collect 5 cards (if team play you must collect 10 cards) wins the game.
Comments
We use him in place of the moor.
Cool knight that my wife bought for me. Nice try to put Leonardo Da Vinci to the game but feeling like the theme pasting. Agree at the outset to play by Hoyle's rules. (Example: The player controlling the most territories at the end of a turn scores 2 points.
This is NOT a game. It's the one-stop source for rules.


Nocose (1986)

Information
Category Educational
Children's Game
Wargame
Mechanic Acting
Dice Rolling
Paper-and-Pencil
Description Covers the three hour battle that proved to be decisive. It was Syria's Kursk-like battle. Over 100 T-62 and T-55 tanks faced a paltry 20 IDF Centurion tanks, many short of ammunition. Special events are handled by event-cards. Search your mind frantically for the answers just like in Blurt!, but this time the word you’re looking for is taken from the Bible.
Comments
This is in a tin along with Scrabble. I.


Cheese Wind - Trivial Willows Game: Rivals, Robbers and Rivers (2008)

Information
Category Dice
Fantasy
Wargame
Card Game
Mechanic Pattern Building
Description "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" is a board game based on the pop music/comedy/trivia themed BBC T.V. Escape in this unusual card-and-dice game for two to four bewildered explorers.
Comments
Never Played.
The game is only interesting for players who have an interest in the history of miniature wargaming.


Monza: Track (2010)

Information
Category Children's Game
Fighting
Card Game
Economic
Mechanic Commodity Speculation
Memory
Description Nestortiles Octopus is a game for 2 to 6 players in the line of Knizia's masterpiece Ingenious. Create a track by placing the track cards on the table. If you enjoy adventure and the outdoors you'll love Peak Experience. During a turn, a player must take 1 coin from the bottom and he can place any number of coins back. Shows with the lowest ratings in their time slot are cancelled, and when a network has no shows left, it goes off the air and the player is out of the game. Winner of the game is the player who has earned 50,000 first.
Comments
Rating for Japan.
I enjoy most Knizia games and this one is no different.


Fantasy Manstein's (2008)

Information
Category Wargame
Mechanic Trading
Description From the Lock and Load website. One player commands the units of the Korean People's Army and the allied Chinese People's Liberation Army; the other player controls the Republic of Korea armed forces and the allied U.N. Coalition Army containing U.S., British, Philippine, Turkish, Canadian, and Thai forces. Maybe a Millionaire? Contents are 12 Quiz cards of four types, each appearing three times. 4 complete original games available from the creator. Scenarios are provided, each with its own victory conditions, usually based on points gained by the KPA/PLA player for controlling certain geographical areas.
Comments
Very clever piece of micro-work, but will the Sovs stick their heads in the macro-trap? To date the only one. The difficulty of the Battle for the Russians is what stands out to me after two plays. I can't do something as simple (and sneaky) as routing the laser up to the tower, around, then back down the tower, due to the misalignment. I don't believe that these issues are enough to drive anyone who enjoys Eastern Front wargames away, however. Not awful but Velikye Luki is much better.


Freaky Presents (2009)

Information
Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hand Management
Set Collection
Description A game of lost and found in which players help Santa collect all eight of his reindeer so he can begin his trip to visit children all over the world. Help Benny the firemann to put out the fire by connecting the fire hoses to the burning houses. From the introduction: The Thirty Years War game system is an operational simulation of warfare in Europe during the fist half of the seventeenth century.
Comments
S&T #55
Great filler game.


Game County (1999)

Information
Category
Mechanic Trading
Voting
Description In this unique game, players buy plots of land on a large, grass-covered board.
Comments
Rating considering 5-yr. While I rather liked the idea of patterns on a grid, I have not really enjoyed the game that has been built around this idea.
It's a kids game.
Only with a certain little girl. My 7 rating is based on it being a children's game - not something that will appeal to anyone without kids! So, of course I will play with him, but will gently lead him on to bigger and better games as he ages.
Gamut of Games Played as is from the book with a standard deck.


Techmate cup Fight (2008)

Information
Category Science Fiction
Children's Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Point to Point Movement
Set Collection
Description From the Box... Provides 55 new cards with new ways to slack or ruin your room mates attempts to slack... "Prepare to fight, coward!" The player with the most words wins. Politely request just a counter from each, He must try to release the other player's monks from meditation by stepping on their cushions to score victory points.
Comments
As someone who watched A New Hope in the cinema first time around, there was no way I could resist this, just for the minis.
Really enjoy this game.
See above.


World Wars (2003)

Information
Category Card Game
Movies/TV/Radio theme
Mechanic Campaign / Battle Card Driven
Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description In Amoeba Wars, players play remnants of a fallen galactic civilization returning to its home sector, which had been overrun by space amoebae. In the deck are 8 cards of this values: +1,+2,+3,+4,-2,-3. This game is sure to be a hit with your family on vacations, camp outs, or an evening at home.
Comments
Like a game of that goes on far too long.
Meh.


Micro of the Man Star (2006)

Information
Category Dice
Mechanic Action Point Allowance System
Simultaneous Action Selection
Description Scheduled for Essen 2006 release, this is Stephan Riedel's card version of his deduction board game, Old Town, albeit with a different theme: the discovery of a lost Spanish fleet. "Shoppers enter the It's Only Money Mall via the spinner and begin shopping, with the aim or acquiring 5 spaces on the It's Only Money Shopping Money Card, while denying opponents' ability to do the same. When player buys ranch, he is also able to buy some cattle. Write a funny definition, add a quick doodle, and feel free to lobby the judge on why your definition is best.
Comments
PnP. Reminds me of Robert Shaw poring over old wreck documents and muttering about a "two-lock box" in "The Deep."
(1-5) - 45 Min. You can definitely see the traces of Old Town.

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