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Monday, April 30, 2018

Monopoly: Los Angeles Lakers (2006)

Monopoly: Los Angeles Lakers (2006)

Ratings

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

Description

Special-edition Monopoly board features famous Lakers players throughout history. Also contains six collectible Lakers-themed pewter tokens, including: Lakers Logo, Basketball Hoop, NBA Basketball, NBA Championship Trophy, Defensive Player and Offensive Player.

Cooking Up Sentences (2005)

Cooking Up Sentences (2005)

Ratings

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

Description

Players spin and move around a board trying to collect word cards to put together a grammatically correct sentence. Uses a theme of chefs trying to "cook" up correct sentences using recipes.

From the publisher: "Proper grammar is easy as pie when "chefs" follow recipes to make complete sentences by gathering and correctly identifying parts of speech. Draw a free ingredient card and add the funny word of your choice to the mix. Read complete sentences aloud for giggles and spoken grammar practice. Parts of Speech Cards feature color-coded backs for self-checking."

Pearly Whites: A Dental Health Game (2006)

Pearly Whites: A Dental Health Game (2006)

Ratings

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

Description

Educational children game using the theme of dental health. The gameboard is a large, open mouth, and players move their pawns along the path of the teeth in the mouth.
Players spin, move, and answer true/false trivia questions about good oral hygiene in order to win.

From the publisher: "Take a bit out of dental visits with this game that's all about your choppers. Learn the names of teeth by moving around the mouth-shaped game board in Level 1 play. Answer true/false questions in Level 2 play to brush up on proper oral hygiene. Dental floss, mouth wash, toothpaste and toothbrush pawns offer another reason to smile. Also includes game board, spinner, 100 true/false question cards and guide."

Healthy Hurdles Nutrition Game (2006)

Healthy Hurdles Nutrition Game (2006)

Ratings

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

Description

Educational game for children to teach about the USDA's new MyPyramid Food Guidance System and promotes physical fitness. Players spin and move, answer questions, and try to be the first to complete their pyramid. Includes 6 double-sided food pyramid game boards, 2 double-sided spinners, 2 die and 140 game cards. For 2-6 players.

Cookie Shapes (2004)

Cookie Shapes (2004)

Ratings

5.66667 out of 10 with 3 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Preschooler game where players spin, draw cards, and then compete to find the cookie piece with the correct, matching shape. The spinner and game cards have no writing, so no reading is necessary. The cookie pieces are nice plastic pieces that resemble actual cookies in various shapes with various decorations.

Food Group Bingo (2002)

Food Group Bingo (2002)

Ratings

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

Description

Educational children's game which teaches the food pyramid and nutritional categories of food. Players spin a spinner to get a category of food (such as "dairy" or "grains"). Players then locate an image of a food on their card that fits into that nutritional category. The first player to make a row of matches on their card wins.

Baseball Frenzy (2007)

Baseball Frenzy (2007)

Ratings

6 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

MLB-branded trivia game which features more than 800 up-to-date questions about all 30 teams and their players, complete with team logos and graphics. Most questions are multiple choice or true/false, so players don't need to be an expert to play. Gameplay is much like a real baseball game (hits, runs, outs, etc.) Contents include game board, 4 batting figures, 4 running figures, spinner, scoring pad and rules.

Jenga Halloween Edition (2008)

Jenga Halloween Edition (2008)

Ratings

5.28571 out of 10 with 7 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Trick or treat with Halloween Jenga. Build your tower with orange and black blocks. As the tower builds so does the difficulty. Custom Halloween Jenga rules and a special glow-in-the-dark die make the game even more challenging and fun!Roll the die and you are in for a trick... or treat. Roll a "Pumpkin" and reverse the direction of play; roll a "Haunted House" and remove any piece or roll a "Bat" and remove only an orange block. The last player to remove a block without tumbling the tower wins the game. Game comes complete with 54 Halloween-themed hard wood Jenga blocks, 1 custom glow-in-the-dark die, custom Halloween rules and a loading tray for assembly.

Chuz-It (2003)

Chuz-It (2003)

Ratings

2 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Chuz-It allows players to choose what they want to do on their turn. With the Flashback process, players get to show off their skills in topics such as Math, Spelling and Geography as well as having fun making up words on a Word Jumble, singing lines from songs in Sing It, making up stories in Story Teller, seeing what you can draw in Blind Art, or trying not to get twisted up on a Tongue Twister and more! Board advancement (or the ability to send others backwards) is based on the difficulty of the chosen talent challenge. Contents of Chuz-It:game board, 240 playing cards, Doodle pad, Pencil, 4 playing pawns, 30 second timer, Instructions. 2 or more or teams, Ages 7 and up

Spill Your Guts (2007)

Spill Your Guts (2007)

Ratings

3 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
Children's Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The pressure's on as student surgeons try to assemble all the patient's organs—without spilling its guts! Using the included 100 true/false question cards, students answer questions about the human body and its organ systems. When they answer correctly, they earn an organ to place in the body tray. When they answer incorrectly, they spill the guts—and start over! Collect the most correctly answered question cards to win. Game features 11 plastic organ pieces: heart, 2 lungs, 2 kidneys, diaphragm with trachea, pancreas with spleen, stomach, liver, small and large intestines and rib cage. Clear plastic body tray measures approximately 16"L. For 2–4 players or teams.

The Play's The Thing Comedy Set (2007)

The Play's The Thing Comedy Set (2007)

Ratings

5 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

An expansion set to the game: The Play's the Thing: Game of Shakespearean Theater.

The set features cards from the plays: As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Each set allows players to dash and duel around the Globe Theater board, while bringing the characters, the words and the plots of Shakespeare to life in a fun, engaging way.

Each of the three card sets inside this expansion set includes:
Character Cards - with questions and facts about the memorable characters of each play.
Script and Quote Cards - that bring context and meaning to Shakespeare's words.
Plot Cards - that help you understand Shakespeare, instead of just reading it.
Cast Card - that identifies the major players of each featured play.

Expands:

The Play's the Thing




Fast 5 (2007)

Fast 5 (2007)

Ratings

4 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

There are 5 cards each representing a person in the community (teacher, firefighter, etc) - one card is a picture of that person - the other 4 match the person. Deal out person cards to all players. Place the rest of the cards face-up randomly on the table. One, two, three go - all players at once must grab the object cards that belong to their person. Whoever grabs all 4 first rings the bell. There are different ways to play this game, to be enjoyed by a wide age-range of players. Players: 2 to 4. Ages 4 and up

The Educa Salent SA version includes 3 different games to play.

Contents: 56 object cards, 14 "career" cards, 1 bell

Bar (1975)

Bar (1975)

Ratings

4.5 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The object of the game is to get rid of the chips on the board with good dice combinations by trying to make as many points as possible.

Der Mittelstürmer bist du (1957)

Der Mittelstürmer bist du (1957)

Ratings

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

Description

With 4 dice the 20 soccer pawns are moved over the board. When a pawns is moved over the basic line of the opponent a goal is shot.
The player with the most goals wins the game.

Charon (1996)

Charon (1996)

Ratings

4.66667 out of 10 with 3 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
Abstract Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The aim of the game is to move as many pawns as possible to the opposite corner. The player who has all his still in the game remaining pawns in the opposite corner wins. Even if one player has left only one pawn on the board, he wins the game by having the one pawn in the opposite corner.

Castillo (1995)

Castillo (1995)

Ratings

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

Description

The aim of the game is to bring as many of your own round stones as possible on to the topmost platform of the pyramid. The game is over as soon as 5 stones are on this platform. The player with the most pawns on top wins the game.

Grapsch (1997)

Grapsch (1997)

Ratings

4 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The sliding cover of the game box contains a number band with characters 1 - 10. With this piece the players can measure reactions of other players in the game. One player holds the number band by the 10 and lets it fall while another player tries to catch it as fast as possible. The number where you caught the wooden piece is the number of small wooden sticks you get for the construction of a playing field. The player with the best reaction wins the game.

Pro (1975)

Pro (1975)

Ratings

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

Description

Content: 2 white dice, 2 black dice, 1 red die

2 players try to roll as many high score rounds as possible. The player with the highest total wins.

Kreuz & Quer (1996)

Kreuz & Quer (1996)

Ratings

6.33333 out of 10 with 3 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
Children's Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Content: board out of leather, 2 dice, 4 x 4 jewels

Each player tries to move his 4 stones from his/her own quarter crisscross to the opposite quarter. There are a lot of possibilities. Therefore, not only is luck necessary, but also skill and courage while trying to take a risk.

Mix (1975)

Mix (1975)

Ratings

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

Description

Content: board, 3 big dice, 2 x 6 wooden chips

On there turn each player tries to get as high a score as possible by a mixture of the luck of the dice and his/her own decisions.

Zug (1975)

Zug (1975)

Ratings

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

Description

Content: board, 2 x 3 big dice, 6 wooden chips

Two players try to decide for themselves in as many rounds as possible how to get the highest scores possible out of the rolled dice. With a cute rule addition and 6 chips the game will be an exciting race.

Gin (1975)

Gin (1975)

Ratings

5.56667 out of 10 with 6 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Content: board, 2 big dice, 35 wooden chips

This game board is like a kind of flipper, where the players play in their chips, in order to get out some more for themselves. What a player moves over the arrow field onto the table is his winnings.

Aha (1975)

Aha (1975)

Ratings

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

Description

Content: board, 3 big dice, 3 x 6 wooden chips

The players try on there turn to achieve as high a score as possible according to the given rules.

Point (1975)

Point (1975)

Ratings

5 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
Abstract Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Point is thinkably simple. The basis for this game is the classical Pachisi for which Nuernberger has put together some exciting new versions.
In spite of using dice POINT is not a game of pure chance. The dice bring in some surprising effects. You win with your own head.
In POINT the pawns are dice whose values increase during the game. The aim field is divided in different values. Using a combination of aim values and dice values there is an almost endless possibility of many different strategies.

There are the following versions playable:

- Poker POINT
- Happy POINT,
- Lucky POINT,
- Funny POINT,
- Penny POINT,
- Dracula

Neu (1975)

Neu (1975)

Ratings

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

Description

Content:
2 dice, 35 wooden chips

Object is to make much money as you can using your chips.
The motor used to play the game are two dice.

Oho (1975)

Oho (1975)

Ratings

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

Description

Each player tries to get all his chips to the finish line first. An unusual valuation provides an exciting race until the end.

Box (1975)

Box (1975)

Ratings

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

Description

Content:
board, 1 big die, 4 pawns, 20 colored chips

Each player tries to lay down his chips on the alley first. Opposing teams are try to mutually interfering using an attractive throw-out-system.

Würfel Joker (1975)

Würfel Joker (1975)

Ratings

5 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Content:
3 dice, a tableau with slide fields from 1-6 and 3 jokers

Each of the players try to achieve dice combinations as printed in the booklet. The fulfilled combination is marked by sliding the number aside. Three dice are used.
The aim is to get the highest score after 10 rounds.

There is also a version No. 2

It is a game of the legendary Krone-game-series for adults.

Dolphin Game (1989)

Dolphin Game (1989)

Ratings

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

Description

Contents: Board, 4 dolphins, 25 shells, 52 sand cards, 2 water stones

The four dolphins want to find 5 pearls, which are hidden under the shells. Do they succeed before the sand covers all free fields, or surrounds a dolphin? If they do the game is won.

Brontos: Sauriertreffen am Seerosenteich (1993)

Brontos: Sauriertreffen am Seerosenteich (1993)

Ratings

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

Description

Content: board, 4 Brontos, 36 game stones

The Brontos meet near the water lily pond. They are pretty hungry so they eat their favorite food: water lilies. Everyone eats as much as they can get. Let's see who gets the most out of the pond.

The player who catches the most goodies and best memorizes what color they have can win.

Ubongo Extrem Craxy Expansion (2008)

Ubongo Extrem Craxy Expansion (2008)

Ratings

7.15741 out of 10 with 27 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The Ubongo Extreme Craxy Expansion consists of 70 brand new oversized puzzle tiles (with four different solutions on each tile), each of which requires five (5) pieces to complete. This ratchets up the difficulty to a level that has caused low level brain melting in all but the toughest players.

Comes with a warning on the front cover so that the expansion doesn't accidentally fall into the wrong (read: not brainy enough to play effectively) hands.

Expands:

Ubongo Extreme




Meepile (2008)

Meepile (2008)

Ratings

6.275 out of 10 with 60 ratings
Board Game Rank: 8940

Description

Meepile includes one 3 inch tall Megameeple and a rules sheet. You will need to use a full set of Meeple from any one of a number of other popular games.
Players take turns stacking their Meeples on top of the Megameeple's raised arm. The first player to place 7 Meeples on the pile without knocking any Meeples off is the Meeple Master.

Schikane (1986)

Schikane (1986)

Ratings

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

Description

Content:
board, 12 racing cars out of card board, 3 wooden dice

Each player gets three cars of the same color. 3 dice are the game motor. Each player tries to bring two of his cars as fast as possible to the white aim points. The cars get win points by the ranking of their arrival.
The player with the highest score is the winner.

Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition (2008)

Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition (2008)

Ratings

7.40129 out of 10 with 1925 ratings
Board Game Rank: 749
War Game Rank: 103

Description

To celebrate the fifty-year anniversary of Avalon Hill, Axis & Allies is launching its most expansive game ever. The Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition features the debut of Italy as the third Axis nation, the introduction of the cruiser unit to the naval line-up, and the largest Axis & Allies board to-date measuring 24x46 inches. With over 600 pieces, players will be able to recreate and decide the outcome of WWII like never before. The Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition is designed and developed by Larry Harris, the original designer of Axis & Allies.

Suite Life of Zack and Cody Tipton Challenge Game (2007)

Suite Life of Zack and Cody Tipton Challenge Game (2007)

Ratings

6.8 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Roll and move game based on the hit TV show. Players pick their mover -- Zack, Cody, London, or Maddie -- and using that character's score board, players must be the first to collect "cool" and "school" points. Game features a special three-dimensional revolving door, which is the entrance of the Tipton Hotel where Zack and Cody live.

APBA SuperStars Football (2000)

APBA SuperStars Football (2000)

Ratings

6 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

A children's board game (preschool to early elementary school aged) simulating football using real NFL teams and players.

From the publisher:

"Be the first to make it down the field and score a touchdown with APBA NFL SuperStars! Stop for hot dogs, autographs, and more in a race to pay dirt! Be careful, special wild cards can slow you down! APBA NFL SuperStars includes game cards and pieces with real photos of your favorite football heroes and a game board designed like a football stadium. Introduce the child in your life to football in a fun and easy way! APBA NFL SuperStars is for two to six players ages 4-7"

Fraktarnaspelet

Fraktarnaspelet

Ratings

5 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Most possibly a game published by the transportation company "Fraktarna" as a company-promotional item.

(Translated from Swedish from the box back):
The exciting transport adventure through Europe.

Fraktarnaspelet is a realistic transportation game where each player gets the chance to feel the speed and excitement as a truck driver through a Europe not only filled with nice roads and friendly cosiness.
Here you get to meet grumpy border guards, Bascian guerrilla, mafiosi and a stern traffic police. The reward is the number of points you receive as you deliver your cargo in time to the right place.
The player who manages to first return to his starting position after getting together 50,000 points through diligent freighting is declared the winner.

Wonder Woman Game: Wonder Woman Saves the Amazonians (1976)

Wonder Woman Game: Wonder Woman Saves the Amazonians (1976)

Ratings

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

Description

The first player to rescue the captives of Amazonia wins the game and becomes Wonder Woman.

Black Death v1.01 (2008)

Black Death v1.01 (2008)

Ratings

6.752 out of 10 with 25 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Black Death is the game of plagues for 2 to 6 players. Each player is a different strain of disease in 14th century Europe, and whoever racks up the highest body count wins. The map is based on the trade routes and major population centers of Europe at the time, the events are based on historical events, and the rules are interspersed with grim quotes from the survivors. It is a game of conquest and strategy, just a different sort of conquest than your average wargame.

Component list: Black Death includes color and greyscale 15 x 20 inch maps (tiled for normal printers and single sheet for large format printers), six disease tracks, 150 counters, two player aid sheets and twenty event cards. It will take anywhere from half an hour to an hour to assemble it, depending on the work you put into it.

Play notes: Black Death is unusual in that it is a kind of conquest and area control game, but your score is based on infected populations dying off, which removes your counters from play. So you are simultaneously gaining ground in one spot and choosing to lose it in another. Depending on the Virulence and Mortality of your particular strain of a disease, the strategies you can use will vary. The game can be played with 2 people, but like most games of this sort, it works best with 3 or more.

Re-implements:

Black Death




L'Aventure mexicaine 1862-1867 (2008)

L'Aventure mexicaine 1862-1867 (2008)

Ratings

7.58824 out of 10 with 17 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
War Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

L' Aventure Mexicaine is an area movement wargame about Napoleon IIIs intervention in Mexico to prop up the Mexican Emperor Maximilian from 1862-1867.

Area movement, has an interesting CRT less combat system combined with event chits, with rules pertaining to guerrilla warfare and others.

The Appreciation Game (1990)

The Appreciation Game (1990)

Ratings

6 out of 10 with 3 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The Appreciation Game

The object of the game is to allow family and friends to become better acquainted and to be aware of and appreciate their own uniqueness while sharing together

Prairie Hazards (1989)

Prairie Hazards (1989)

Ratings

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

Description

This game is a re-creation of prairie life in South Dakota. Each player chooses an animal from one of five groups (Waterfowl, Upland Game, Small Mammal, Big Game, and Predator) and tries to make it around the board, facing hazards along the way. After they have completed a lap, they switch to an animal from another group and go again, until they have completed the game with all five animal groups.

Dicecapades! Kids Version (2007)

Dicecapades! Kids Version (2007)

Ratings

5.0625 out of 10 with 8 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

This is a party game with simplified mechanics from the original version, DICEcapades. This version comes with far fewer dice than the original version (13 vs. 133). Players navigate a board while competing in several activities, including trivia questions, pictionary-style drawing, word and number play, and physical challenges.

Contents: 13 jumbo dice, 20 Actionland cards, 20 Thinkingtown cards, 20 Triviaville cards, writing pad, pencil, 4 character pawns, sand timer, instructions. Ages 6 and up.

Apples to Apples Junior: Jewish Edition (2007)

Apples to Apples Junior: Jewish Edition (2007)

Ratings

4 out of 10 with 2 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked
Children's Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

This is a version of Apples to Apples designed for kids, with cards optimized for middle-school aged children (Ages 9 and up). The subject material of the cards focuses on Jewish history, religion, and culture.

The game consists of two decks of cards: Things and Descriptions. Each turn, the current referee selects a Description and players try to pick, from the cards in their hands, the Things that best match that Description. The referee then chooses the Thing that appeals most and awards the card to the player who played it. The unusual combinations of Things and Descriptions are humorous to the extreme, and will quickly have the entire room in an uproar. Once a player has won a pre-determined number of cards, that player wins.

Elemental Rift (2008)

Elemental Rift (2008)

Ratings

6.28551 out of 10 with 69 ratings
Board Game Rank: 8762

Description

The Rift is a great crack in the world where the four elements of earth, wind, fire, and water radiate outwards, a place of turmoil, a place of power. Mages, both great and fledgling alike, congregate on its edge, attempting to control the four elements and master the forces of the Rift.

Join other wizards on the edge of the rift, harness the elements, and recite forgotten incantations. Great accolades await those who can control the forces within the ever changing Rift. These accolades range from eliminating elements from the Rift to casting the most spells. Five different accolades are up for the taking by crafty and wise wizards, and none of them are easy to obtain. The first player to obtain two of these accolades wins the game.

Elemental Rift pulls from several different mechanisms for a unique experience including combo-driven card play, strategic placement of elemental tiles, and tons of choices.

Temple (2008)

Temple (2008)

Ratings

6.44211 out of 10 with 19 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

A game for 2-4 players
Ages 8 and up
Game Time: 20-45 minutes

Welcome to the Temple of Favors. You and your fellow players are priests in ancient Ayzactal, attempting to complete your final test, your most difficult test: obtaining the Favor Masks. The rooms are tight, the doorways are narrow, and rumors increase of a strange curse lurking in the dark corners of the temple.

In TEMPLE, players scramble through the ancient temple, trying to gather the favor masks, all while trying to keep their opponents from doing the same. The first player to obtain three Favor Masks wins the game.

TEMPLE blends hand management, area control, and set collection with a little touch of "take that."

Contents:
60 Temple Cards
4 Favor Mask Cards
4 Wooden Player Markers
4 Wooden Curse Markers
1 Cloth Temple Play Mat
Rules

www.smallboxgames.com/temple.html

Landrush (2002)

Landrush (2002)

Ratings

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

Description

Your goal is to have the longest, highest value tract of land because the player with the highest score wins. Players draw tokens from a bag to determine where they are allowed to play their pyramids and attempt to take control of a tract of their neighbor's land.

Game System

Piecepack Game System
Icehouse Game System




One Man: Thrag! (2002)

One Man: Thrag! (2002)

Ratings

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

Description

"Slay all of the wizards’ beasts and get Thrag home in time for breakfast."

The red, green and blue tiles are the beasts summoned by the three evil wizards. Thrag must defeat all fifteen of these nasties in twelve hours (turns) or the game is lost. Higher numbers on a tile reflect a more challenging foe.

Track turns by moving the black pawn clockwise around the outer spaces of the 2×2 grid. Twelve turns have elapsed when the pawn returns to the upper-left space. The red, green and blue coins can help Thrag battle against the beasts of a particular wizard.

When Thrag fights a blue foe, he can only flip a blue coin, and so on. The pawns of these colors represent three special weapons at Thrag’s disposal.

The dice are used to randomize strengths on both sides of the battle. Aces count as 1s, Nulls count as 0s.

The black coins track Thrag’s hit points. At game start, three of the coins are in use while the other three are in a face-up Healing Pool. The black tiles represent chances for Thrag to draw coins from the pool and increase his current hit-point total.

Game System

Piecepack Game System




Lowell Thomas Travel Game: World Cruise (1937)

Lowell Thomas Travel Game: World Cruise (1937)

Ratings

8 out of 10 with 1 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

From the rules: "The object of Lowell Thomas' World Cruise game is to circle the globe and return to New York first.

The game includes, as an important part of the play, educational features which teach the players the main points of interest in the many cities and lands which they visit in the course of their travels."

A roll-and-move race game with a bit of money management, different modes of transportation, and trivia questions. Mule and sailing vessel (for $100), bicycle and tramp steamer ($400), train and cruise ship ($700), and airplane and zeppelin ($1000). Note that trans-continental zeppelin travel was a real possibility when the game was designed, just before the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. Each mode gives you a multiplier on your die roll (times 1 through times 4) for movement. Two decks of cards (blue ones for random benefits and red ones for random penalties) correspond to blue and red spaces on the board. Don't just go to jail, go to Devil's Island or the fortification of Tokio (sp). Numbered spaces offer the chance to answer trivia questions in two books (one for Globe Trotters, one for Young People) to win or lose $100.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

World at War: Blood and Bridges (2008)

World at War: Blood and Bridges (2008)

Ratings

7.66082 out of 10 with 372 ratings
Board Game Rank: 2128
War Game Rank: 152

Description

Blood and Bridges is a complete stand-alone World at War module that depicts the struggle for control of the bridges in the Rhine River Valley. Fresh Guards units are spearheading the assault into Western Europe, bending defending NATO forces to their breaking point. It is up to forces of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), to stop the Soviet advance which, if successful could ultimately threaten Britain itself.
This stand-alone expansion to the Award Winning World at War: Eisenbach Gap System, contains everything you need to play right out of the box. A new, fully updated and expanded rulebook covers the entire original World at War rules and adds new rules to expand the on-map action. Included are regulations for bridging units like Soviet MTU-55, improved positions and air power, which was a special scenario rule in Death of the First Panzer (An earlier add-on covering West German forces with an 11x17 map, 40 new scuff-resistant counters, and 6 new scenarios). Now the NATO forces will have improved positions to help them cope with the Soviet onslaught. Air power becomes an official game element, with rules and counters representing American A-10's, Soviet SU-25's, and British Tornado's. Birds that can deal out a massive amount of destruction on the battlefield, and look sexy doing it. At least as sexy as a cardboard chit can look. Also, expanded artillery rules, introduce Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), and electronic warfare.
In addition a new table brings battlefield chaos effects to the game. War never goes as planned and great leaders must deal with adversity when it happens. So we thought, 'Let's shake things up a bit". In games with this option, if you draw the "battlefield chaos" counter, a roll is made to see what the gods of war have hefted upon you, your enemy, or both of you. Anything from bad weather, extra support missions, shell-shocked troops, or skillful battle plans, can come your way.

The war is raging on and now it is up to the British and their formidable array of weapons systems to blunt the Soviet spearhead. Chieftain and Challenger tanks, Striker ATGM vehicles, FV-432 APCs, Lynx attack helicopters, Tornado fighter-bombers and others clash headlong with top-of-the-line Soviet Guards units outfitted with T-80 and T-64 tanks, BMP-2 APCs, MTU-55 Bridge layers, SA-13s, Hind E attack helicopters, Su-25 ground attack aircraft and many more. There is only one mission here. Hold the bridges or see Soviet armor on Channel coast. Are you up to the task?

World at War: Blood and Bridges is the latest complete game in the World at War series. It features 352 counters (we just added an extra half sheet of admin counter goodness), a mounted 22” x 34” map, 12 scenarios, two player-aid cards, dice, and a complete rules set. Click here for the full story: http://www.locknloadgame.com

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