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Thales Martins
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Hi guys,

I was checking some games with war and politics ,for 5 or 6 players, like A Game of Thrones and Warrior Knight, and I was told that this is a nice game, speacilly because of the high amount of conflict..

So what dou you thnik about it??

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Malte Menger
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Theme = Crap.

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malteh wrote:
Theme = Crap.

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I know that the theme is stupid...but I know some stupid themes, that in the end were pretty good games...

Now, despite the theme, how is the game??
 
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Rodney Clowsewitz
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This is one of my gf's favorite games. It doesn't have any politics so if that's what you're looking for, count this one out. But it has plenty of screwage and you draw cards to battle. So it also has a fair amount of luck. But nothing's funner than building terrorist cells in your opponent's country or sending a nuke into Central Africa, destroying every country it borders.
 
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It's actually not a bad game. Mix in risk with some wicked negotiation with some euro style resource gathering for developments, then add into the mix a free radical evil player action, and wham you got a pretty cool game. Lots of interaction, sometimes too much.

You could stay that you have some sort of political reasoning for not playing the game, and that's fine, so be it. But if you are looking for a good game, War on Terror is a good one.
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Guido Gloor
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I got the game because I was intrigued by the theme, for what it's worth

Unfortunately, I never got to play it, and the gaming group that might have played it already did before and didn't really like it back then. Who knows when it'll see table time.
 
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thalescnm wrote:
Hi guys,

I was checking some games with war and politics ,for 5 or 6 players, like A Game of Thrones and Warrior Knight, and I was told that this is a nice game, speacilly because of the high amount of conflict..

So what dou you thnik about it??

Thanks


I don't know of any other game on the subject than Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? that is coming out this autumn from GMT games. It looks to be two-player only, though.

/kgm
 
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It's been a few years since I played it last but...
the one aspect that I have not forgotten was that it was overly lengthy in terms of play time.
Felt like an infinite series of act/react then everyone bash the leader (& repeat).
It is in desperate need of a "doomsday clock" mechanism.
 
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Four hours of my life I'll never get back. My main question is, why play this when you can play Risk? shake

Painful attempts at "satire," too much luck even for Ameritrash, truly vicious levels of screwage and gang-up-on-the-leader, and not even a teaspoonful of fun. Levels of frustration that defy the term Sisyphean. It might work a lot better if it had a built-in clock or expiration limit...but think about it...a game that needs to be ended artificially is *how* much fun in the first place?

More importantly, this gem has an Improving Lesson. You see, the war on terror is *pointless and cannot be won*, kids! Which enlightening truth you too will come to learn after laying up an afternoon (and possibly a couple friendships) upon the altar of sacrifice! If there's anything I loooove, it's a purportedly entertaining activity that teachifies me somethin'!

Along with The Ungame, I think this one's a primary candidate for grillin'. Pictures to follow, once I find an abandoned copy in a junk store somewhere.
 
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We tried it out at AnimeNEXT this past weekend (though we made some mistakes with the rules) and the theme is so completely tongue-in-cheek and politically incorrect that it does require a certain mindset to play it, but we found it to be a lot better than we anticipated and was a lot of fun, though it did take a lot longer than we expected.
 
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As the terrorist you don’t go after the strongest team, you go after the weakest. This will let you get more money quicker and you set up to kill the strongest player. Out of all the games I played it always ends up with the terrorist winning.
 
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