Archive for July, 2007

Skallywaggs

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With the plethora of pirate themed games that seem to be popping up all over the place. It’s rare to find one that is truly unique and fun. Well look no further.

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The Legend of Landlock

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Do not let the childish theme of Landlock lull you into thinking that this is just a children’s game.  While the rules are simple enough for an 8 year old to master, the strategy that comes into play will keep any adult on his or her toes.

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Aquadukt

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Tried this out last night. Not bad, but nothing innovative here. Game play is simple and straight forward.

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BrettspielWelt

Being stuck on a night shift really sucks.  But every now and then something good comes of it.  Today, while ignoring my seemingly bottomless inbox and surfing the net, I found out about Brettspielwelt.  This is a German site that allows you to play dozens of games for free via a java applet.  And by games, I mean German games.   Currently, there are about 60-70 games offered.

The wife and I just got done with a few rounds of Carcassonne followed by a few hands of Lost Cities.  Wow!  The graphics are almost as good as the originals, the game play is flawless and the price is outstanding!  (That means free.)  However, there is a downside.  If your not fluent in German, navigation can be diificult.  They do have an English front end, but once your in, its all Deutsch.  Luckily, the Boardgamegeek site has plenty of helpful articles.  While this does not replace or even come near to the fun I get from playing face to face… It’ll do in a pinch.

Martian Coasters / Icehouse

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Icehouse is not only a game, but it’s also a game piece. Let me explain further. Icehouse pieces are more akin to a standard deck of playing cards or a standard 6 sided die.

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Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

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Don’t let the name fool you. This is not a die hard, grognard title like Civilizations or Axis & Allies. The focus on this game is more in asset management than killing your opponents people. Although, there is some of that involved.

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Incan Gold

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We played this while waiting for the others to arrive last Gameday. First impressions: It’s fast, it keeps you on your feet and I like it . This ‘press your luck’ game will keep you wanting to see ‘just one more card’.

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