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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
9
Sep 2012
6.792
Owned
9
Feb 2009*
5.660
Owned
Ambush! (1983)
9
Jul 2008*
6.724
Owned
I regularly answer rules question on this game in the forums. So if you have a problem, just ask.

This game cured my addiction to computer-games!

People who fancy "theme", "drama", "crucial desisions each and every turn" or "a game that plays like a story laid out before oneself", should try this instead. Or maybe you shouldn't, because most people feel a certain futility of their own existence after finding what they were so desperatly looking for...
2008-07-11*
Angola (1988)
9
Sep 2012
6.170
Owned
Great game! Best multi-player wargame I've played yet.
2012-09-07
Ardennes '44 (2003)
9
Jan 2008*
6.357
Owned
Attack Sub (1991)
9
Feb 2008*
5.836
Owned
The is just as great as Up Front, although less complex.
2008-02-26*
9
Dec 2007*
6.186
Owned
My favourite Tom Wham game. It's great fun and features some elements of wargames, including movement, creation of attack plans, different units for combined arms, reinforcements (growing monsters) and special weapon effects.
2007-12-10*
9
Dec 2007*
6.356
Owned
Finished 25 missions with the same bomber "Asparagus" and 4 original crew members survived. Great!

If you don't have good imagination or object dice in any way, then avoid this game!
2007-12-10*
Banzai (1984)
9
May 2008*
6.504
Owned
This expansion adds two very interesting armies to the game, namely the Brits and the Japs. It also features some very interesting scenarios on jungle combat.
2008-05-05*
Battle Hymn (1986)
9
Dec 2007*
6.040
Owned
9
Nov 2008*
7.681
This is one of the best games ever.

If you don't like it, go cry to your momma.
2009-03-12
9
Dec 2007*
7.339
Blue vs. Gray (1999)
9
Jul 2009*
5.929
Owned
Excellent card war game.
2009-07-17
9
Dec 2007*
6.607
Owned
Ca$h 'n Gun$ (2005)
9
Dec 2007*
6.576
This game's a blast!

It's also funny to watch "discerning gamers" play the game, who would rather shoot themselves than dare to point the foam gun at another player.
2007-12-10*
Close Action (1997)
9
Sep 2008*
6.144
Owned
Close Action is pretty much the ideal fighting sail simulation game. The rules initially appear to be very dense, but are really easily handled in play and it suffices if only one player knows the more complex rules such as e.g. line of sight, because all actions are resolved simultaneously, so rule questions the players might have can be answered all at the same time.

The game is very fun with many players, i.e. four or more, because without good teamwork or communication ships from one side might for example run into each other or block each other from shooting. The recent 2004 Clash of Arms edition also features incredible graphics and looks great in play even without miniatures.
2008-07-03*
9
Mar 2011
6.953
Owned
Awesome game, and very innovative, too.
2011-03-05
Desert War (1984)
9
Feb 2009*
6.056
Owned
The armies this game adds are mildly interesting, namely the Italians and French, which are both worse than the other three (or five) armies. Still, this expansion is very valuable because it contains a scenario "guide" which allows every scenario to be played with any forces, listing men and material for each side in matrix form.
2010-05-05
9
Sep 2012
5.744
Owned
Eclipse (2011)
9
Sep 2012
7.914
The closest you can get to Master of Orion 2 in board game format.

Pretty much makes TI3 redundant as Eclipse is more fun in a shorter time frame and still manages to rub exactly the same itch.
2012-09-07
9
Apr 2009*
6.324
Owned
9
Apr 2009*
7.039
Prev. Owned
9
Jul 2008*
7.401
Best game of Essen 2007.

Galaxy Trucker is innovative and fun.
2009-10-04
9
Sep 2012
6.268
Prev. Owned
Cynical, cut-throat economical game.
2012-09-07
Guerilla (1994)
9
Feb 2009*
5.744
Owned
Better than expected. You're really getting a feel for Guerilla warfare, but unlike the real thing this game is fun. Rules are long, but not complicated.

Short review (Link)
2007-12-10*
Gunslinger (1982)
9
Dec 2007*
6.293
Owned
This is a game about Western shoot-outs by Avalon Hill. It must be good.

I kinda miss the Spaghetti-Western expansion though.
2007-12-10*
Here I Stand (2006)
9
May 2009*
7.395
Owned
9
Dec 2007*
5.579
Owned
9
Oct 2008*
5.695
Owned
Excellent game in the best spirit of GW's older board games. I also got the miniatures with the base game, which are very cool.
2009-03-22
9
Feb 2008*
5.725
Owned
9
Jul 2008*
5.747
Owned
Deluxe edition (Terran Games).

Operational game which covers the whole war in Lybia and Egypt in WWII, playable in nine scenarios or the whole campaign of course. Simonitch again provides an easy to learn, non-simplistic game with much depth, making it one of the best on this topic.
2008-07-07*
9
Dec 2008*
5.654
Owned
9
Jan 2009*
5.714
Owned
+ The game is about a topic not treated to death.
+ It really gives you a sense of historicity, the action on the board seems so authentic, as does the decision making of a player as field commander. I think it does it's job as a tactical simulation better than Squad Leader for example.
+ It's fun in an Ameritrash way, because some dice rolls may go awfully wrong and can really screw you or your intentions up. This also augments the former since it creates chaos and confusion on the battle field/board. Luck is not game deciding either, your strategy just shouldn't rely on everything going down smoothly.

- It takes a lot of commitment in time and the rules aren't simple either.
2009-07-14
9
Aug 2008*
5.936
Owned
This one goes up to 9, because the two-player variant is also a lot of fun. Excellent hidden gem. Can easily be played with casual gamers, too.

Interesting little game, which portrays the Battle of Britain on a tactical/operational level. Lost twice, but seriosly kicked the Luftwaffe's butt after starting with two Spitfires pilots, who became aces after three days. angry
2007-12-10*
9
Jul 2008*
5.893
Owned
I managed to get the deluxe editions of this now out of print game. The counters and map are artisitc. The game can be played with varying complexity and play time (suited for beginners and grognards). The game also includes an extensive battle report.

This is the first game I played which features so-called traditional wargame mechanisms (mandatory combat, interlocking ZOCs, etc.), but I like it!
2008-07-11*
Nexus Ops (2005)
9
Dec 2007*
7.086
9
Nov 2013
7.252
Owned
Patton's Best (1987)
9
Jan 2008*
5.900
Owned
Similar to B-17: Queen of the Skies, but with more options and more things to do.

You're a tank commander here, so basic interest in tank combat is a requirement.
2008-01-22*
9
Jun 2010
6.202
Owned
For Trade
9
Dec 2007*
6.767
Ursuppe is war.
2007-12-10*
9
Dec 2008*
7.712
At least it's not Puerto Rico the card game.
2008-05-16*
RAF (1986)
9
Sep 2012
6.218
Owned
9
Dec 2007*
6.145
Owned
9
Dec 2008*
5.839
Owned
9
Jan 2008*
5.572
Owned
Sixth Fleet (1985)
9
Feb 2009*
5.925
Owned
9
Sep 2009*
7.277
Hype rating.
2009-09-13
9
Dec 2010
6.807
Best fun/$ ratio ever.
2010-12-25
9
Dec 2007*
7.067
9
Jan 2010
6.644
Owned
9
Dec 2007*
5.944
Owned
Time Agent (1992)
9
Feb 2009*
5.772
Owned
Trenchfoot (1981)
9
Jun 2008*
5.507
Owned
Rule-wise this is a very simple game. You have to pre-plot your actions several turns in advance, which is a good way of simulating panic. For example, when your soldier falls, he can only crawl until you give him a "Stand Up" order. The game is not very strategic or tactical, but the action is intense and brusque. Every fired bullet counts and a decisive victory can only be achieved when one side manages to land a few lucky hits. Once the trenches have been breached by the attackers, deadly close quarters fighting ensues. The game is extremely bloody and it reminds me of the book "All Quiet on the Western Front", although you need some imagination. I greatly recommend this game to people who not only see hexes and counters in a game.

I would also like to add that I rated this game a 3 before I actually played it. First impressions can be wrong.

Session Report: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/309341
2010-06-25
9
May 2008*
8.057
Turns TI3 into one of the best buildup/conquest/diplomacy games out there.
2008-05-26*
9
Jul 2008*
8.211
Up Front (1983)
9
Jun 2008*
7.111
Owned
9.123: Although I usually don't award 10s simply because I only use a 5 point rating scale, I'm tempted to arrange an exception for this game and present it with a well-deserved 10 for its excellent game-play and unique design. EXC: The cover art, however, is so disgusting and thus barring me from implementing this move. NOTE: The person who crafted this forsooth despicable piece of "box cover" is to be freed from any guilt, because his design was simply a vengeanceful reaction to the decline of his first draft which only featured American soldiers. This move obviously did not fulfill its purpose, as the game sold well even in a time without the broad availability of online-reviews and where purchases were more frequently made on impulse (like cover art).

10.1: The rules aren't really all that difficult to comprehend (Up Front rates a 4 on the 10-point AH/VG complexity scale), only when you spend too much time reading them, the language rubs off...
2008-06-23*
9
Nov 2008*
5.779
Owned
Best with 4.
2008-11-03*
Wrasslin' (1990)
9
Oct 2008*
5.610
Owned
Upped my rating even more. There is a lot of discarding at times, but if you can overlook that it's really an awesome game. It's been a hit with everyone I played it with. Trash talking is a requirement. Tag team matches are the best (= four players).

Very funny game, great (four-color) artwork. All the "wrasslers" in this game are spoofs on real 80s wrestlers, but I don't know any of those. The game requires a gaming group which likes to Bodyslam each other ... Gameplay at times diverts to all players just discarding and drawing cards. I blame the card mix for that, otherwise the game system is just fine.

Here's where I take care of the naysayers: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1872485#1872485
2008-03-24*
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