Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ave Caesar Gamebox

Set in a Roman Coliseum, players use cards to move their chariots around a quasi-variable track. The track itself has bottlenecks and lane-changing restrictions, which make the race interesting for the racers (very similar to Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix or Daytona 500). Players are required to race three laps, and they must stop to 'Hail Caesar' before they can finish (a pit stop). The game is light, but if you waste too many moves taking the longer, outside-routes on corners, you may not have enough movement to finish the race. Later, the game was revamped into Ausgebremst, with the most notable changes being modular boards and options to reduce the luck.

Includes the original dual layout boards A and B, and also the two new edition boards, as well as one custom board.

Ave Caesar at BGG: ZunTzu

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Blue & Gray Gamebox

Simple, hex-and-counter, introductory wargame. Some of the scenarios do a good job of representing civil war tactics.

Players maneuver colorful counters representing infantry, cavalry and artillery units that actually fought at each battle. Four full color maps depict the actual battle sites with a background grid overlay that regulates deployment, movement and combat. The updated rules booklet presents the player with playing rules and a short history of each battle. Recreate America's epic struggle of brother against brother.
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First Bull Run: Both side thought the war could be settled in one battle.

Shiloh: A Confederate surprise attack fails in the face of a tenacious Union defense.

Second Bull Run: Blood again stains the soil near where the first battle was fought.

Cemetery Hill: Overlooking Gettysburg--determined confederates couldn't capture it in three days of fighting.

Chickamauga: The Confederates seek to avenge the Union's capture of Chattanooga.

Third Edition, 1995 Decision Games

Blue&Gray at BGG: ZunTzu

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Talisman Revised 4th Edition Gamebox

Talisman is a cult classic board game with a fantasy theme. There are 14 characters a player can control, from the heroic Warrior to the powerful Sorcerer. In this perilous adventure, play centers around the journey of these gallant heroes to find and claim the Crown of Command, a magical artifact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. Only with strength, courage, wisdom and a few good dice rolls will players be able to survive the ultimate test and beat their opponents to victory.

Includes Talisman, The Reaper and The Dungeon. For internet play, when you bought the game, but your friend live too far away. Hopefully someone can pick up the rights from Games Workshop and develop a computer version.

Talisman at BGG:

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Talisman Revised 4th Edition Gamebox + Frostmarch

Download Rules: Fantasy Flight Talisman Support Site