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Spiel ’13: Expansions I would like to own, but how much do they add to the base game??

Well, now I’ll show you some expansions I’ve got my eye on. Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar – Tribes & Prophecies Designer: Simone Luciani & Daniele Tascini Publisher: Czech Games Edition Number of Players: 2-5 Playtime: 90 minutes Expands: Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar In Tribes and Prophecies, each player now becomes the leader of a particular tribe, each of which has a special ability that only that player can use. With this expansion, the game […]

Spiel ’13: Games that I want, but probably won’t buy. Yet. Or will I??

Here are some of the games from Spiel ’13 that I’m looking forward to. Four out of a massive amount candidates. I don’t know yet if I’m going to buy these at Essen (I have a very limited budget), wait until they arrive here in the Netherlands or never buy them at all, who knows.     Yunnan Designer: Aaron Haag Publisher: Argentum Verlag Number of Players: 2-5 Playtime: 90 minutes Each of you leads […]

Urbion Review

Designer: Shadi Torbey Publisher: Z-Man Games Number of Players: 1-2 Playtime: 15 minutes Price (approx.):  10 Euro Good and bad dreams live in harmony in the city of Equilibrion. You must keep it that way, but beware, chaos is lurking around the corner.  Overview: What you get for your money: The rules and 106 cards. How do you play the game: There are basically three types of cards in the base game: City, Dream […]

Tzolk’in: the Mayan Calendar Review

Designer: Simone Luciani & Daniele Tascini Publisher: Czech Games Edition, The Game Master Number of Players: 2-4 Playtime: 75-90 minutes Price (approx.): 45 Euro  Tzolk’in is a 260 day long calendar used by the Mayans. They combined 20 day names with 13 day numbers to create a calendar that was used in their daily life. Perhaps to determine the dates of harvest or some rituals? In this game you will represent a Mayan tribe […]

Maximum Throwdown Review

Designer: Jason Tagmire Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group Number of Players:2-6 Playtime: 20 minutes Price (approx.): 15 Euro Aliens fighting Dragons, fighting Samurai, fighting Demons, fighting Werewolves, fighting Pirates. Yes, you are eight years old again. Overview: What you get for your money: The rules and 106 cards: location cards, reference cards and cards you can throw on a table or on the floor. How do you play the game: Everybody takes a deck of […]

Among the Stars Review

The universe has been ravaged by a terrible war. Death and destruction were the rule rather than the exception. But peace is on the horizon. All major races have been united in the Alliance. The first task of that alliance is to repair what has been destroyed, starting with the many space stations. Overview: What do you get for your money? Lots of (square) cards, 152 to be precise. A score board, with 4 […]