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Bob Schindler
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This is my candidate for the worst game ever.

Really poor every thing. I think someone had an idea for a box, and the game was an after thought.
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Kent Reuber
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What do you find to be bad about the game? It's interesting that it shows up as "worst wargame" on several lists, but there are no reviews about it (perhaps because it's broken).
 
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Richard Berg
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"... there are no reviews about it (perhaps because it's broken)."

The game was reviewed in BROG (Berg's Review of Games), #5,Summer, 1992. The review was entitled "A Pact with the Devil", in [dis]honor of the designer, Erich "Faust". Alas, the file for that issue has been lost. . . but I do have a paper copy. Too bad I can't copy it to here, but i did include specific system and visual reasons for the "Capsule Comments" I ended the review with. Take my word for it; they were well-earned

Graphics: Gruesome

Plahability: Nil

Replayability: Never

Historicity: Little

PLaying Time: Short

Comparisons (to other games): Suffers. And so do you.

Overall: The Surgeon General Has Warned that Exposure To This Game Is Dangerous To Your Health. Although He Does Not Suggest Smoking, He Does Recommend Setting It On Fire.


You probably get some of the picture . . .

RHB


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Richard Ware
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Thanks, RHB, for posting an extract of your article
from BROG. I only wish this thread were under "Reviews"
instead of "General".
 
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Doug Click
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Glad I checked BBG, I was about to order this game because I am looking for a solo ACW game...
 
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Sayburr wrote:
Glad I checked BBG, I was about to order this game because I am looking for a solo ACW game...

Well, according to the back of the box, it has excellent solitaire suitability.

The large squares on the map remind me of Lost Battles.
 
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Frank McBain
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I purchased a copy of this game in like new conditon (unpunched and crisp condition) for $4.00. 3W has made some fine games but I would not call this one of them.

I thought that I could divide the big "squares" down into smaller ones (1/2 inch or a little larger) but then I discovered that the "squares" are actually rectangles (not square). The rectangles vary by as much as 1/4 inch in the X and Y dimensions. If this were not enought the retangles vary by up to 1/8 inch for measurement of the same side from one retangle to the next.

I could go on about other problems but that would waste a lot of time. This game might be good for someone who is not into detailed accuracy and wants a quick and easy solitary game for beginners.
 
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Scott Lynch
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Does anyone check this site? I put two questions here, but no one checks in.
 
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