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Title Version User
Rating
Geek Rating Status User
Plays
Comment
Anzio (1969)
N/A
5.923
Owned
For Trade
Asia Engulfed (2007)
N/A
6.212
Owned
For Trade
7
Jul 2008*
5.823
Owned
For Trade
Solid redesign of B-17, but with few mechanical troubles . The Japanese counters are confusing, because they display the Japanese names, while the rules mention them in their Allied code names. (There are also two planes labeled Ki-44.)

Overall the rules are laid out better than in B-17, but in keeping the game more realistic there are fewer encounters with fighters and more tables to consult, which is sensible, because weather, fuel consumption and navigation were more crucial factors than enemy resistance. However, the result is: Less action, longer play time.
2008-07-07*
Battlegroup (2005)
7
Mar 2008*
5.585
Owned
For Trade
Don't play the game without reading the online example of play:
http://www.lostbattalion.com/t-pc2005_3_01.aspx
Otherwise you'll probably get some rules wrong!

This is a fast-paced naval wargame with astonishing graphics. I can't compare it with other naval cardgames, but I like this one very much for its smooth and exciting gameplay. Altough the overall strategy is determined for each side, the allotment of ships and therefore the tactics differ with every game. Have I already mentioned the great artwork?

Get this game directly from the LBG homepage: http://www.lostbattalion.com/

Excellent overseas shipping prices ($10 flat rate)!
2008-03-02*
N/A
5.892
Owned
For Trade
Chess (1475)
7
Sep 2008*
6.949
For Trade
This is the only game I could take to the local restaurant and find an opponent.

I come from a small town and I played in the chess club around 2000 (?) when I was a teenager. I enjoyed it. But nowadays other games take preference.
2008-03-07*
Chez Grunt (2003)
N/A
5.564
For Trade
N/A
5.568
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.242
Owned
For Trade
Firepower (1984)
5
Feb 2009*
5.729
Owned
For Trade
Close Assault with its WW2 theme might be more appealing.
2008-01-22*
5
Apr 2008*
5.733
Owned
For Trade
Interesting game, though too abstract for a wargame. I picked it up for 17 Euros and it's definitly worth that. Winning the game is both dependent on luck in dice rolls and skill to bluff your opponent.

I once played it with 3 other players and the game was very lighthearted (i.e. we were having lots of fun); it think this is good, and nothing against the game, but I think WWI is a little inappropriate for such a light game. Note that WWI is only used as a "theme", don't try to recreate history with this game.

Finally giving this away. I had fun plays with it, I had tense plays with it, it would certainly be worth keeping, but I don't think I'll play it again in the near future.
2008-04-25*
7
Sep 2012
5.827
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.684
Owned
For Trade
Read the excellent design notes at the GMT homepage: here!
2008-01-22*
Midway (1964)
7
Apr 2011
5.957
Owned
For Trade
7
May 2008*
5.747
Owned
For Trade
The "Devil's Cauldron" system at an approachable scale (and price).

The game might appear complex at first, but I found the rules extremely accessible and the game play very smooth.
2008-05-05*
9
Jun 2010
6.258
Owned
For Trade
Phase 10 Dice (1993)
3
Sep 2008*
5.373
For Trade
Yahtzee-variant.
2008-02-21*
5
Feb 2009*
5.636
Owned
For Trade
You have to add a few additional rules to this to make it fun. The base game alone is pretty dry.
2008-07-11*
Savannah (2005)
3
May 2010
5.647
Owned
For Trade
A noble effort, but "Battles of the American Revolution Series" doesn't really lend itself well to siege battles. It is a damn fine system for field battles. But all this game evolves into is a bloody and repetitive turmoil of assaults and close combat around the fort, with the British only reinforcing gaps and the French/Americans sending more fresh meat to be butchered. The card play is kind of nice, even though it's minimal.
2010-05-05
N/A
5.724
Owned
For Trade
7
Oct 2008*
5.658
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.042
Owned
For Trade
N/A
6.088
Owned
For Trade
N/A
5.803
Owned
For Trade
Throneworld (1997)
7
Jun 2010
5.717
Owned
For Trade
Ukraine '43 (2000)
N/A
5.926
Owned
For Trade
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