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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Melt (2008)

Melt (2008)

Ratings

5.5 out of 10 with 2 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
Abstract Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

In this battle between fire and ice, the goal is to protect your ice cubes while melting those of your opponents’. The freezer-themed board is configured using suggested placement of obstacles such as frozen pizzas, canned juices, and ice cream. The placement of these everyday freezer items can also be customized to create unique board configurations.

Players purchase fire and ice pieces and place them strategically on the board. They then take turns maneuvering their pieces and are rewarded tokens for successfully defeating and defending. With these tokens, additional purchases of pieces and action cards are made for the following rounds. Victory is achieved by melting all of your opponents’ ice pieces.

Adding to the replayability, alternate rule sets can be used to remove dice and card drawing from the game, resulting in limited chance while increasing strategic depth.

Universal: The Deck of the Future (1977)

Universal: The Deck of the Future (1977)

Ratings

7 out of 10 with 2 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

A trick taking game using a custom 54-card deck with a "revolutionary" alphabetic design. Similar to "Wizard" and other trick-taking games you must guess the number of tricks you will take each round, but the total number guessed cannot equal the hand-size for the round (forcing at least one player to lose each round).

Hand size starts at 8 then decreases by 1 each round until it is only 1 card, then it increases (1 card each round) back to 8.

The deck includes rules for three games:
UG I-is the standard 2–6 player trick-taking game
UG II—is played in partnerships
UG III—is a solitaire variant of the game

From the rule book:
In the future, the metric system will be adopted worldwide. The Universal Deck is the first to adopt a truly metric size, 6 x 9 cm. This makes the cards 1/8" narrower than a poker deck, 1/8" wider than a bridge deck, and 1/16" longer than both.

Samsara Tsemo (2002)

Samsara Tsemo (2002)

Ratings

0 out of 10 with 0 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

A game developed by Buddhists to explain to young children the beliefs and ideas of karma and rebirth. The goal of each player is to (1) become a Bodhisattva and then (2) assist the other players and in doing so, become a Buddha. This is achieved through roll and move mechanics.

Contents of box: rules and explanation booklet, game-board, 1 dice, 5 player markers.

Mutton (2009)

Mutton (2009)

Ratings

6.46667 out of 10 with 66 ratings
Board Game Rank: 8275

Description

Mutton is a game of bluff, deduction, and berserk farmers with AK-45s.

The wolves have infiltrated the flock; in deep disguise, they start eating the sheep one by one. Can the farmer with his trusty rifle find and kill the wolves, before all the sheep be reduced to mutton?

Each game is played in two rounds, with the players taking turns to be the wolf player. The wolf player who kills the most sheep wins.

You'll find the rules here:
http://www.cameronius.com/games/mutton/

Online Play


Boardspace.net (real-time, AI option)
Gamerz (turn-based, play by email or play by web)


The Entrepreneur Card Game (1987)

The Entrepreneur Card Game (1987)

Ratings

4.83333 out of 10 with 6 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The Entrepreneur Card Game is a strategy game for 2-6 players. The objective is to accumulate as much wealth as you can by opening businesses, collecting assets and incorporating those businesses.

It's easy to play - once you know what the powers of the cards are - and all that information is explained fully in the Official Rules. Rip-off your friends, bankrupt your family...make it in big business!

...Thank goodness it's played in the safety of your home.

Polar Quizz (2008)

Polar Quizz (2008)

Ratings

5 out of 10 with 4 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Polar Quizz is trivia-type game about the polar environment, both arctic and antarctic: fauna, polar explorers, geography, indigenous people, etc.

No particular knowledge on the subject is required to play. Players just need to use their memory, as the facts are given along the game. Thus, kids can easily win against adults, and learn valuable information at the same time.

The game is made of 100 square cards. Each card displays the picture of an animal, a polar explorer, a map, etc... All the questions and answers are gathered in a booklet. Each card has a number referring to a set of questions and their answers in the booklet. This feature allows the games to be easily translated in many different languages. Currently, each box contains 4 languages: English, French, German and Norwegian.

Players try to win cards by answering their questions. Each card yields points and the winner is the first to score 7 points. If a player gives the wrong answers to a card, the right answers are given to all the participants. Hence, later in the game, this card becomes easier to be won, but only if you could memorize these answers.

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