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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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Starship Catan

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The wife and I have been playing this one a lot lately. As a 2 player strategy game I can think of few that play as well as this one does. The game art is first rate, the pieces are solid and the mechanics are quite enjoyable.

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RISK 2210

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Global domination at its finest! An updated version of the old mainstay RISK.

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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

Ra

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A bidding game with a visually strong Egyptian theme. Other than that it could be set in any time period or setting.

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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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