Divorce Fleet (1958)

Information
Category Children's Game
Wargame
Mechanic Simulation
Description One of Ral Partha's introductory miniature games, Witch's Caldron is essentially a miniatures dungeon crawl, with adventurers (led by a wizard) trying to explore the witch's cave and escape with valuable treasure. Camillo and his 11 friends love parties and are keen to take part in whatever is going on. All the other players have to find out the motives and dynamics of the murder. The first to crown the top of the Zigurat will rule over everything.
Comments
One of the games featured in Games & Puzzles magazine 'Great Games that Never Made It' series, which is the reason I hunted out a copy - and wasn't dissapointed.


Dolendis

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Category Card Game
Animals
Dice
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Stock Holding
Description Battleground Fantasy Warfare is a point-based tabletop tactical wargame in which units are represented by cards.
Comments
Not yet played.


Scharsha (2010)

Information
Category Abstract Strategy
Trivia
Mechanic Trading
Description CAT-A-MUSE.
Comments
An Interesting game that seems to lend itself to several paths to victory. It is much harder than it looks to spell words while playing.
Building a church, This one was fun for a while, seems very 'lite' now. Unfortunately for me, I hate analysis paralysis, and Chess is the mother of all AP.


Mine Kung Trivia (1998)

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Category Card Game
Mechanic Set Collection
Description This is an expansion to the Kung Fu Fighting card game. The game board and "butterfly ballot" cards serves as a memory jog of events during both the 2000 election campaign and the recount process. Every player is assigned the same number of credits (a budget) that they have to spend to buy and customize their units. Players design units (either bipeds or tanks), equip them with the 7 ratings they need (body material, attack, defense, power, speed, detection & ECM), then outfit them with weapons, shielding, and special movements.
Comments
Picked it up cheap at Essen yet to play.
Module 1 - Vizier's Favour - Use Vizier to steal a tile, but costs a turn to re-activate him for use again! The one i most prefer is similar to a 'big meeple' style one. Not a bad bluffing card game, and the price is right. Reactivating a marker is an action. First, they are printed backwards! Boring. Currently we like the Vizier tokens the best, and I think we'll play with them from now on. The other additions seem only so-so interesting, though the building huts might be a good twist. Try not to fight too much.
Location: Basement (FR) It moves pretty quickly (with structured turns for everyone) and yet there are plenty of opportunities for a variety of interesting actions.
This expansion doesn't add a heck of a lot of interest to the game. Given away as a gift, and I don't expect to re-acquire any of the expansions, as I like the game "as is". Too much you can do, but whatever you choose to do, there is never enough influence into the flow of the play. We didn't really care for the bonus building cards, however, as they seemed almost entirely luck-dependent.


Dread do Patrie (2004)

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Category Card Game
Political
Mechanic Hex-and-Counter
Description It's the scandal of the year - Mr X has been found dead in his office and the prime suspects have plenty to hide. Over a number of rounds, the players will engage in a series of three battles, with victory points going to the winner of a majority of the battles.
Comments
Simple, but beautiful game. My 4 and 6 year old boys like it, especially a loot bag full of dubloons and gems.


Spooner's Finance (2003)

Information
Category Economic
Dice
Abstract Strategy
Negotiation
Mechanic Acting
Set Collection
Variable Player Powers
Description Warangel is a light, fantasy wargame, comprising now 120 warrior races, created and illustrated by Angelo Porazzi. Superschaak (aka Superchess) In 2000 the first boxed edition was produced and was awarded in 4 different italian luding Cons and Fairs: The cards have a a letter and number symbol on them (A2, B4, and so on). Collectively, the coupons provided greater value than the cost of the game.
Comments
BAkugan Brawl is an excellant little game. The Wham art is fantastical as usual. Fortunately, we got to play on the altered version of the board, which, we were told, was quite an improvement. I wrote a full review here: http://playtesta.netsons.org/recensioni/boardgame/warangel here for english version http://translate.google.it/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=it&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=it&tl=en&u=playtesta.netsons.org/recensioni/boardgame/warangel.html. Beautiful artwork.
Bad games...really bad.


Zikonby (1976)

Information
Category Card Game
Children's Game
World War II
Educational
Mechanic Co-operative Play
Roll and Move
Description A trick-taking game based on winning electoral votes. The cards depict a character from a nursery rhyme (consisting of three cards, the feet, the head and the middle). The game materials are: The one who reaches his goal best wins. Includes 40 fruit counters (5 different fruits), 2 jumbo tweezers, picture spinner, and adjustable cardboard fruit stand/storage box measuring 6"L x 9.5"W x 13.75"H. Edward V, 1483 to James II, 1688 Winner is the first one to make 270 total votes. Rules (Italian only)
Comments
Richard Irving's Japan is one of the few excellent 3-player maps and is also recommended for 3-player teaching games. I prefer Anno Domini instead.
Played it tons of times in my youth - pretty much roll and move though :( The adaptations in the Locomotive en Urbanisation action work very well. The first team to correctly estimate the year (with varying degrees of accuracy) events occurred seven times is the winner.


Zommvane (1990)

Information
Category Wargame
Card Game
Mechanic Dice Rolling
Description Each player takes turns to win charm cards & the player with the strongest charm wins the challenge, moves ahead one space or moves his opponent back one space. The game is to answer up to five questions on a Swedish tabloid newspaper. Great nostalgic family fun ! The middle tier is an open grid, and connects to both the top and bottom tiers. Zatrikion is the game of Byzantine chess. English rules available. Called War Plan Crimson, it was a subset of War Plan Red, the plan for war with England, the largest, most detailed and most amended of all the U.S.
Comments
"Car Wars" with cows.
I found the game in a pile of free stuff and brought it home. But cute just doesn't hack it.
A funny idea, but that's it. Hosed in the first game (poor cards available, and nothing I could do about it!)


Word South Board (2011)

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Category Card Game
Wargame
Mechanic Set Collection
Description 'Quick-play' football game featuring real players on roster sheets. This is a game inspired in Rock`n Roll Racing, a video game from 1993 for SNES and some other consoles.
Comments
It's an easy mechanic, like glorified dominoes. Nothing too exciting here. And I never meet the guy again...
IndyDad liked this more than the kids did, but there isn't anything that stands out in this game. Needs a large table or floor. Need to inventory.
Chaotic, quite luck dependent take-that filler. Last Played Aug 13, 2006 My friends all like it so I play it. New phases keep it interesting, and no stupid points to keep that don't ever matter anyway. Fun it's not, however. However, I imagine that kids would just love this game.


Gopappi (1980)

Information
Category Abstract Strategy
Racing
Wargame
Mechanic Route/Network Building
Description "Battalions In Crisis" is a World War II tactical miniatures game based on the old TSR "Tractics" rules. Features dice that include results with fatigue, punctures and energy. Are you fast in the mouth and quick thinking?
Comments
Nice bits, mechanics get old. ‚óŹFriend's cancelled his plan to get this.
Played once with 4 players.

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