Archive for the 'Cardgames' Category

Camelot Legends

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A tactical card game with an Arthurian theme that really works! This gorgeous game is a nail biter right to the very end. I have only gotten the chance to play this as a two player game, so my opinion may be skewed somewhat.

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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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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.

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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Illuminati: Deluxe Edition

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The CIA is run by aliens! The Boy Scouts of America are nothing more than a tax write off for the Neo-Marxist Movement and Microsoft owns Christmas!

These are the types of things you will discover as you play one of 10 secret factions trying to rule the world. Each faction, or Illuminati, has a secret agenda and they will stop at nothing to see it through. Even if it means using the local McDonald’s to deliver NASA secrets to the Chinese Government (who, by the way, are secretly controlled by the Cable Company), but everyone knows that.

In short… it’s a lot of fun, a bit long in the rules department, but still fun.

Complexity: 5             Strategy: 4             Luck: 2             Overall: 3

Munchkin

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Invade the dungeon, kick down a few doors, kill damn near anything that moves and be the first player to advance to 10th level.

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