GD Night (2002)

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Category Wargame
Card Game
Fighting
Mechanic Hand Management
Set Collection
Variable Player Powers
Description The classic Monopoly with constructions and other elements of the city of Geneva, in Switzerland. Both players place stones trying to form a chain connecting opposite sides of the board marked with their color. The year is 1520, a time of political and military upheaval as great empires juggled for world power. If the next player knows which play the quote is from and needs that card for a set of the four scenes from that play, he gets it. IgGameCenter (real-time) "When mere amusement is desired and the educational feature not cared for," the second game play method is the most basic version of "Authors" in which the players ask each other if they have a card for a particularly play.
Comments
Production: Good all-around production quality, functionality-wise.
Http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090513204229/muppet/images/e/ed/Lejeudesfragglerock.jpg Ages 7 and up? The card gizmo works well, as do the dry-erase boards. I doubt that any two players play TCS games the exact same way. This became apparent to me after engaging in conversations on CSW. Play: Fun and fast trivia game where someone scores every round, and the questions are very amusing.


Cat verflixte Sonderkarte (2011)

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Category Wargame
Expansion for Base-game
Dice
Political
Mechanic Paper-and-Pencil
Role Playing
Description Available as the toy prize in a children's meal at A&W; Restaurants, Hot Dog Run is a simple matching game for 2 to 3 players. Both maps are used together to play this 3-6 player game. The players try to sink the 1 or 15 first, then go up or down from there.
Comments
Thanks to John for making this expansion available again. Not bad, I suppose. I guess this might be very enjoyable with kids.
In AoS map box. Curiousity killed the cat 9 times. Through 8 track on turns 8 through 10).
Unopened; will part with when good offer comes along unless I will obtain my own copy of AoS before that. Curiousity killed the cat 9 times.
Brilliant concept.


Epende (2003)

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Category Dice
Mechanic Set Collection
Description Caporetto, 1917 From Edinburgh to Constantinople and from Lisbon to Moscow, you'll visit great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe. More than just a new map, Ticket to Ride: Europe features brand new gameplay elements including Tunnels, Ferries and Train Stations. The game also includes larger format cards and Train Station game pieces. Choose from a range of new movers including a mobile phone, a ute or even a pair of thongs! Players of both Classic BattleTech and the Classic BattleTech RPG will find additional rules and campaign tracks within to continue their campaigns across the Inner Sphere as the Blakist holy war rages on.
Comments
Adds some nice new twists to Ticket to Ride. In our family we play it like tennis, with games and sets, which makes every single hand exciting.


Mumiya: the Shadow (1979)

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Category Wargame
Mythology
Abstract Strategy
Mechanic Area Movement
Roll and Move
Description Simple Age of Sail tactical naval miniatures war game with an alternate history twist (and alternate physics and geography). Includes instructions for simple model construction, scenarios, etc. Every turn, several cards are set up in the field. In Franklin's Sea Columbus actually sailed off the edge of the world. Play strategically, and you'll be able to drive your opponents straight into a stakeout, costing them big money while you collect the big score. This also means that those votes are not awarded to the winner of that college.
Comments
This was my first S&T game and I played the heck out of it. Very boring with 2 players, might be more entertaining with a few more!? Magier mit Zauberbuch (Sprüchebuch). That's because the balance of the game is supposed to be deciding whether to use a high-numbered, powerful spell vs. The game works and it plays fast. Glad to own this though! Still a low ceiling on this one, though, and not something i think i'd ever look to play. Controlling 2 cars, and sharing each with another player appears to be the main mechanism in the game.
(After 1 3p game) I enjoy most Knizia games and this about what I expected. Looks like an OK filler game but I'm not exactly eager to try out.
First 2-player game enabled me to show off my moronic side to my son - allowing him to score +6 while he had another car in the alleyway which then instantly scored +7 and ended the game.
May be playing this with the wrong rule?


The of Against (2004)

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Category
Mechanic Area Control / Area Influence
Card Drafting
Pick-up and Deliver
Description In this fun but luck-intensive game, players represent noble families trying to build up their neighborhoods and have their family members in high offices at the right times.
Comments
This is a great game that doesn't hit the table often enough. You are loading crates onto junks, then selecting actions that reward you based on how many crates you have on that junk. I usually don't mind that, but most Dshunke auctions are for automatic VPs... Need another playing. Update: Traded away.
Volko Ruhnke CDG on Colombian internal war around the end of the 20th century.
Lots of interesting ideas here, but I just didn't enjoy it much.


Spen (2004)

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Category Dice
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description This game looks like a tree, standing about 12" tall. During the game, they are placed in the same way as the other pieces. This article will feature the Battles of Salinae, Mount Garganus, Picenum, Camalatrum and Silarus River. And the right hand (circular) board where the players move and take control of the drugs. Players put colored marbles into the knot holes and use the squirrels to launch the balls into the canopy of the tree. Kairos may charge up to 16 inches. Description from the Box. +2 Damage.
Comments
Good game, I like the theme, works best with 5 or 6.
Deeply flawed, with shocking components, but when it is good, it is very fun indeed.


Ceirou (2002)

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Category Abstract Strategy
Wargame
Fantasy
Educational
Mechanic Roll and Move
Description Each player tries to be the first to thread his disks onto Ottokar the Octopus. The one who does this most quickly wins. Players roll the dice, move around the board, renting properties, buying lights and equipment, planting and harvesting crops. The new House Martell (for playing the game with 6 players; includes new cards, tokens, and a large gameboard overlay. Ages 8 and up. Just like Mesopotamia’s ancient Kings, each player will have to achieve the highest prestige by precisely dosing the development of Agriculture, Trade, Politics, Culture and finally War, so that thanks to these efforts the long desired construction of five Ziggurats is completed.
Comments
Some nice little extras to a pure wargame, and you don't have to use them all just the ones you want. There is a lot of good stuff here. There are 5 tiles types, and each tile is double sided. September 2009: Almost made it to the table for the first time but after half of the rules explanation, we decided to play Meuterer (not good). I like the design a lot, both mechanically and graphically, but it is hard to get to the table because it is fairly deep and not immediately visually appealing to someone unfamiliar with it.
Confused game...
Really good game. Because of their similarity, the same rating for the first Anima card game applies here too. I'm tempted to give it a 8 for my first three plays, but I think I'll need more to refine (up or down) my vote. Of course I didn't.


Fortune Tower (1993)

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Category
Mechanic Area Movement
Description Basic trivia game where players try to figure out if a statement is a Fact, or just a load of Crap. Choose your path and history will deal its judgement to you.
Comments
Played with a group on New Year's Eve. Maybe they had difficulty getting the "right" costumes, or they're just getting lazy. Had to take the tower apart in order to align the drive screw that makes the mobile part of the tower move.
The fact is this game is crap, but it may be an okay party game, maybe.
Haven't played yet.
I could live without it.


The Tunes League (2007)

Information
Category Children's Game
Card Game
Expansion for Base-game
Mechanic Auction/Bidding
Set Collection
Description The game is packaged in a "body bag" and comes with several "body" counters. The game is based on the weather puppet Jingle Dingel who was on American Television in the early 1950's. This is a HeroQuest adventure for which you will require the HeroQuest board game. A copy of Funkenschlag/Powergrid is required to play this expansion. The object of the game is to build the strongest team of players best able to win hockey games all while balancing the difficult task of being a general manager.
Comments
Interesting card game with an innovative mechanism by the designer of Geschenkt.
2-player deduction game that is simply not my cup of tea. Would like to play it more, although I doubt we'll go to the effort of putting a nice version of this together. I mark this 1/2 point lower because it adds to setup time.
Simple and short two-player deduction game with very nice artwork. The graphics is really nice and the games plays well. I think I'll have to make this. I think I'll play that all cities between maps have a small (1-9) cost chit between them, and save the big cost chits for the connector hexes. In the end, though, I think that might be more effort than it's worth (it's why I buy expansions that someone else has developed), and I would likely prefer to play with a board that had been developed and playtested extensively.
Power Grid Expansion - Free It's downloaded I just need to print out and make components.


Sauve Lunar Before INVINCIBLE (2005)

Information
Category Card Game
Fantasy
Mechanic Paper-and-Pencil
Trick-taking
Description From 1790 to 1815 Europe was at war with itself and dragged most of the rest of the world with it. It takes you into an arena, where champions from faraway lands come to compete and remain the last man standing. Players assign ships to scout for the enemy. On a space with a fruit you roll 5 dice and try to get as many dice from this fruit. One reroll is frre. Animals of a type go together to make a herd naturally, and each time a herd touches a market town on the board, you earn money for the size of herd and land attached.
Comments
Rating after a single play. There's an idea here, but the actual game is not quite there yet, and the fun part is definitely missing. Appears very well balanced.
Not available yet? Children have to be able to know the order of the days of the week and understand what a wild card is etc. I usually pick the black markers, and mark off a smaller area, making sure to keep it even. Preferred the more random reverse side board. Which is the best way to use this 'okay' card. My initial excitement for the game has cooled a little bit, and my rating has lowered from 8 to 7. De valahogy mégsem érzem átütőnek, és kicsit még most is bennem van az az érzés, amit a szabály olvasásnál is megállapítottam, hogy nagyon sok hasonló jellegű játék van. A cadre of other geeks labors upon the first and that is that the bone board sucks. Just not quite enough polish for me from the designer. The artwork is quite professional. To get rid of your cards, Start the play pile with a card. Maybe if it didn't have all those things, I would like it. If it's Saturday, you can play a different food Saturday card than played for this Saturday. Sunday cards allow you to play another card of your choice to reset the day of the week.
Great area control game.

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