Disney Schatzsucher (2002)

Information
Category Card Game
Children's Game
Mechanic Roll and Move
Set Collection
Description [From back of the box] There are sixty individual "Footballer" cards in the set and an equal number of these cards are dealt to each player in a clockwise direction. Players compete to locate their camping equipment first. Each figure has two pressure or impact points (one on the head and one on the chest). The game uses double sided hextiles so each game is different." A fun way to train travel in English! If you win the match (first player to four points) you get to trade in your brown belt for a black belt.
Comments
This is a very good trading game with a little extra deviation , getting the right mix of destinies helps you acheive yours, sometimes though this dosen't happen. How am I suppose to know the name of the bridge in some random city. Really dull. Is there a need in 2005/2006 for BITMAPPED graphics on a game? But still a pretty boring triv-fest. 1 Play. Like the game. You would know the answers after a few plays. So either you need to shelf it for 6 months or download other editions rules. I recommend using markers from another game, if you have one handy.
Catan uitbreiding - Catan expansion. Balance across character cards, random game length either means there's not enough time for strategies to fully develop or the game drags on too long. The questions are lame and there are too few of them anyway.
This rating is based on nostaglia.


A Luxembourg of Odds (1986)

Information
Category Children's Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Hex-and-Counter
Memory
Description Zamitar is a chess style game with very 70’s inspired sci-fi acrylic pieces. Cards represent typical chess pieces, and the board is defined by the rows of cards originally laid out. They then take turns to flip up a card from their stack. GAME COMPONENTS. The one who grabs it gets all the upturned cards to add to the bottom of their stack. The Volgovian Nutcracker was made available just prior to Christmas 2009. 12 counters: 3 green, 3 blue, 3 yellow and 3 red. Rules. In addition, the game comes with a clever cipher and coin bag card.
Comments
Never quite figured this one out from the rules. Played a lot with my sister.
My parents gave me this game when I unexpectedly survived a bout of pneumonia as a wee tot. The fighting system is also seriously broken. At the beginning of the game they assign weapons and shields to each each ship type.
Any game with pieces this retro deserves a 10. Therefore the game was taken off my list... Especially out of the pack. These assignments will reliably determine the winner in ship-to-ship combat, ie. Game play is rudimentary, with the occassional inconvenience of missing a turn, or having to return a "cracked bottle" of milk and then redeliver it. Of course, at the beginning of the game the exact ship configuration of your opponents' fleet is unknown and you'll probably have to sacrifice a couple of ships just to find out what your up against.
My parents long ago got rid of this, but this is the first game I have a memory of playing.


Hearts Series 2: den Letter (1965)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Role Playing
Description The object of the game is to locate objects that correspond to one of the illustrations on the picture playing cards, and to discard your cards one at a time before the sand runs through the timer. Brilliant work by the artist. Along the way, you’ll need to master maneuvers, gear, tactics and your vehicle itself. Expands. The next player must lay down another 7, or he can add an eight or a six (of the same suit) either side of the original 7, and so on. If he cannot play a card, then he has to pass.
Comments
Adds more missions, but with a different back - I'm in two minds about that, means you have a completely new small set of missions, but it also means the variability is less.
Really awesome expansion pack. Sold in my game auction 6/2011.


Casablanca 1027 Atlantis (1985)

Information
Category Trivia
Children's Game
Abstract Strategy
Wargame
Mechanic Card Drafting
Description This is a chess-variant for 2 to 4 players. This is a fairly basic roll-and-move aimed to teach children color recognition and set collection. Terrain consists of plain squares, forests, rivers, lakes, ruins, and bridges. Players start in the head and move towards the tail. Tell Me No Lies is a party game where success is based on your ability to pick when someone is lying (or telling the truth) through their body language. Pawns can move one, two, or three squares forward or diagonally forward.
Comments
Bought it for my wife as a gift. We both enjoy the show, but most of the questions are very basic, with a few that no one could ever guess. The grouped laughed the hardest when I had to act out the scene where Joey went and put on all of Chandlers clothes. It takes up virtually no room so really easy to take to restaurants and play.


Beyond Dragon (2008)

Information
Category Party Game
Wargame
Card Game
Educational
Mechanic Chit-Pull System
Roll and Move
Description The name of this game translates to 'Game of Parisian Monuments'. Okay, so it's not very profound; whaddya want from a free game? Among the featured authors are Heinrich Glumpler, Reiner Knizia, Uwe Rosenberg, Sid Sackson, Michael Schacht, and many others. It does this with a system of track charts and counters. Mit Countersprüchen kann man sich gegen Angriffe verteidigen.
Comments
Laura.
Fun party game.
It's a pretty decent party game but there are others I would take off the shelf first over this one.
Buch. Enjoyed this more than Wits and Wagers, and is now 1 of only 2 party games that I care to play and enjoy. It was regular Balderdash back then, but the game is pretty much the same. We always get a lot of laughs. Played that way it can be a fun little party game that only takes a half hour to an hour.


Arirg-qi (2010)

Information
Category Card Game
Science Fiction
Educational
Economic
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Set Collection
Description Description from the publisher: The principle component to the game are 48 cards with two strategies, A and B, cross referenced with the roll of a pair of dice, and a payoff. Each suit consists of one Level 1 card (Hexrex), 2 level 2 cards (Commander and Chancellor), 4 level 3 cards (Skyrine) and 5 level 4 cards (Dade).
Comments
Never played. I'll adjust as soon as I play the advanced rules.
Marginal fun for kids.


Inchkor (1986)

Information
Category Card Game
Economic
Educational
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Set Collection
Description Publisher's Description. It is set during the Roman Empire and depicts the struggle around the Mediterranean as rival factions attempt to take control of the empire. And get off my grave." Along with these leaders, players utilize a pool of generic units composed of infantry, cavalry, and catapults. Reparation payments and lost tariffs are draining the Espan Economy... From the day to day, to the truly bizarre, you will be asked the one question that really counts -- is it FACT or FICTION? Game comes with: gameboard, cargo manifests, play money,
Comments
Home made. The length of it is ~3-4 hours, depending on players / analysis paralysis.
This is really my favorite game.


Nordopoly Air Kit (1989)

Information
Category
Mechanic Card Drafting
Pattern Building
Pattern Recognition
Description Extrapolated from the Game Cabinet: It contains 400 cards with total of 2400 questions in six categories: miscellaneous, science and nature, entertainment, sports and leisure, geography and history. Information cards are included for each of the eight marine birds used in the game, these have been made with the help of the LPO (Ligue Protectrice des Oiseaux). Apparently, serving customers is equivalent to serving time.
Comments
Cheap pack for SK. Abstract: 3 suits (colors), numbered 1-20. I.e. Put a few dots on to use as a Pico deck.


The Da (2010)

Information
Category Wargame
World War II
Educational
Mechanic Set Collection
Description The Da Vinci Game, available from 1 October 2005, where players race against each other and the clock in a treasure hunt driven by all manner of ingenious challenges. The first 300 pages are dedicated solely to card games. A board game where all the players play all the time. Players must consider the probable goals of their opponents as well as what opportunities they may provide to the player on the left. There are many satirical cards and texts on the board, plus in the "active" variant (the full game) players can discard their "diagnosis" cards, when acting out the symptoms ...
Comments
Interesting concept... Probably my rating is too high for its real valor, but it is something like "first love" I guess it gives the kids a fighting chance.
Cute game. More of a fun game than a good game. Sweet memories :) You draw face down tiles as fast as you can, looking for food. I do feel like the hatch clanged shut, but then I kind of felt like a nap.


Piquet: Point (1983)

Information
Category
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description “The Great Northern War (1700 - 1721) was a military struggle between Sweden on one side, and Russia, Denmark, and Saxony-Poland on the other. Latter half of the Seventeenth Century. Then they reach the middle and have to try and get to the top of the mountain first. The doubles spaces are all "Consult the Daily Bugle" (market quotation cards are cycled, changing the solitary price that serves each of the non-doubles "stocks"). After a player has played all his marbles he can start to move them around (on the same tray or between trays).
Comments
UPDATE: I was willing to get Dominion and Seaside out, but the theme and mechanisms just didn't grip my girlfriend enough.
I am still unsure about most of the duration cards. ARE THEY AVAILABLE AND IF SO HOW DO I OBTAIN IT. Did not allow you to rate your own teams, which was a fatal flaw in my mind. Major reason: the "steroids" part makes your decisions, dare I say it, too tactical for Parcheesi... Just so many variations possible that each and every game takes on such a different complexion, and the strategies applicable to each set offers infinite re-playability. Muddle through the rules and it isn't half bad- don't forget to try to devote your color to one of the 2 gods on the board to mix up the game a little. I like Trouble and Zapp Zerrap (though I never warmed to Sorry! Treasure Map when there is also a Tactician/Smithy/Council Room is one of them. What am I missing here?

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