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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Review

Designer: Nate French   Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games Number of Players: 1-2 Playtime: 45-60 minutes Price (approx.): 35 Euro  You find yourself in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, the world of Lord of the Rings, the world of the Hobbit. The story takes places in a time between these two stories. You lead a party of heroes, you will travel to places far, far away, fight the scariest creatures and have adventures beyond your imagination. […]

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 […]