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Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype - review and pictures!

Raiko Puust
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Keila
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Last night I had a little need to do a little review once again.

This time for a review I chose a game with a weird name: Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype.
When I choose a game for a review, i go through few things in my mind before I do that:
1) I always take a game that has given me something. Games that leave me emotionless I won't even bother taking the time.
2) I try to choose games with friendly designers and publishers. They always make you want to help them with all you got.
3) Games that usually need a little more exposure. I usually don't want to do like 129th review for a game.

So, the "old" abstract strategy game called Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype fit them all perfectly since Paul E. Nowak and Christopher Nowak with Eternal Revolution are all extremely friendly. There is nothing worse than arrogant designer or game publisher.

What is the game about?
Well, it is a short abstract game for 2-4 players where each player tires to get their eight dice to the other side, on the last row called Home Row. Did I say dice? In abstract game? Well, yes I did!
This game uses eight beautiful wooden die with burnt symbols on them (second printing). Each player gets 8 of these in one color. Each die has a 6 different symbols on them and each symbol has a special way it can move around the game mat. For examples a flame can move one step to every 8 directions, while book can only move orthogonally and ear cannot move at all. You move around the mat jumping over pieces like in checkers and each dice you jump over the owner will re-roll it. Sound cool, I know!



Game is fast and with super easy rules and it can be played with up to 4 players. With 4 players the chaos in the middle of the table is quite insane. Something about the game makes it feel great and fun, it is not dry thinking like most abstract games are.

To read the Estonian review (I know, who reads those) with English conclusion, click here: Estonian Review: Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype (conclusion in English as well).
To download the English rules for the game, click here: English Rules from 2nd Printing of Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype and here to find Estonian rules: Table Gype Estonian Rules.

And to end this short overview I add here some pictures about the game I made. Enjoy and thank you for watching/reading.

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Sun Aug 7, 2011 10:56 am
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Godzilla: Stomp! - review and pictures

Raiko Puust
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Time for a next review.
This time the game in question is Godzilla: Stomp!, great little card game from our own fellow BGGer.
Congrats to him for getting a game published!

Estonian review with English conclusion can be found here: Estonian Review: Godzilla: Stomp! (conclusion in English as well)

When I got the copy, at first I took some pictures:



Beautiful game, easy to play and teach, fast game play, strategy and fun. Also the theme is cool and all components are very durable and with high quality.
Also, I have upload a English rules summary which is formatted for the game box. At the moment it is pending, but it will be up soon. I will add the link to here as well.

Edit: File can be downloaded from here - Formatted English Rules Summary
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Thu Jun 9, 2011 10:57 am
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Genesis: In The Beginning - pictures and review

Raiko Puust
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Raiko & Agnes Forever! Feel the Love and Feel the Warmth. Happiness is 2 hugs plus 3 kisses every hour...:D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
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I had a little more time on my hands today, so I did another Estonian review. I know that they are not in English, but I do add English coclusion to the end, so there are least something to read about.
Also I try to do pictures as well for parts for the review that the game gallery already don't have.

Here is the review: Estonian Review:Genesis: In The Beginning (conclusion in English as well)

Some of the pictures I made for this game as well:



Also I added one with Martin (user estland) playing the game as well:



Also later tomorrow I will add a one page rules summary in English as well, because I think every game should have one.
Til next time.

Edit:
Rules summary is up: Englis rules summary
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Sun Jun 5, 2011 11:39 pm
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The Secret Of Monte Cristo - pictures and review.

Raiko Puust
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Keila
Harju Maakond
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Raiko & Agnes Forever! Feel the Love and Feel the Warmth. Happiness is 2 hugs plus 3 kisses every hour...:D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
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Addicted Estonian gamer with big heart and direct winning attitude. Need any help with something, just ask. Need some GG for something, just ask. Need something to be translated, just ask. Meanwhile, behave! :D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
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Yesterday I started again with reviews in Estonian (with English conclusion). I know there are not a lot of people who actually reads them, but I hope some Estonians do read them.

Estonian Review: The Secret Of Monte Cristo (conclusion in English as well)

I did do some pictures for the review and for the game.








There is something about the new games and how they smell. When I open a new game, I immidietly want to play it and take pictures. I am not yet reviewer of the games sadly though, but I think this will come with years and experience. I try some here and there, but they are mediocre at best.

Sometimes I think I should get a better camera to take better pictures. but then when I think about it, then the man behind the camera makes the pictures not camera.
As far as the pictures go, they are second best part after files in BGG!
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Tue May 31, 2011 9:31 am
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