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One Play Post: Number Seven

Alien Frontiers A game of mining ore, using orbital facilities, building colonies and exploiting alien technologies. A worker placement game in space, with dice from designer Tory Niemann. Every player starts with three dice, these are the ships you use as workers throughout the game. You also get a couple of colonies, depending on the amount of players, and one Alien Tech card, which gives you an advantage or ability throughout the game. The […]

One Play Post: Number Six

Ingenious Ingenious is an abstract game from Reiner Knizia from 2004 and this year we, gamers, celebrate its 10th anniversary (or not if you don’t like it of course). I’ve played the ‘real’ game only once, but the the iOS version a lot, a couple times Pass and Play and many times against the AI. The rules are easy. There are six symbols and a game tile consists of two hexagons attached together in […]

The Rivals for Catan Review

Overview: The story: Colonize, explore, expand and fight for your people in the land of Catan. What you get for your money: You get 94 basic, 27 Era of Gold, 28 Era of Turmoil and 31 Era of Progress cards. In addition to the cards you get 1 hero token, 1 trade token, 1 production die, 1 event die and the rules. How do you play the game: The Rivals for Catan is a […]

Printemplaying: Journey in the Underworld

You travel deep into Hades, with sword and shield, to reclaim your sweetheart from death. To do that you must fight evil creatures and beat Thanatos in a final battle. Journey in the Underworld is a solo Print and Play from Todd Sanders. You are a Greek warrior and you are travelling through several location in Hades, fighting all kinds of creatures along the way and eventually you challenge the God of Death, Thanatos, […]

One Play Post: Number Five

  Torres An older game this time, 1999, but I’ve just played it for the first time just recently. Torres is an abstract Spiel des Jahres winner from Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer. A three-dimensional abstract game. The board is an 8×8 grid and you place tower blocks next and on top of each other, you move your knights around to score points at the end of every round. There are three rounds and […]

One Play Post: Number Four

  Duckomenta Art In Duckomenta Art (or Modern Art: the card game) players bet on Duckish works of art from five different eras. Works of art from Ancient times, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Baroque, Impressionistic, Modern art pieces. Not all eras are equally popular, there are less ancient pieces (17) than more modern ones (Impressionistic (20), Modern (21)). Every player starts with a couple of cards in his or her hand. On […]