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Tinman

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Use my invite URL to register (this will give me kudos)
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Go to the Survive: Escape from Atlantis! page
12 out of 15 gamers thought this was helpful

The game is easy to teach. Every body has a set of villagers with the same range of values. The object is to get your villagers off the sinking island in the middle of the board and to one of the beaches on the edge of the board by the time the island sinks. The winner is the person who got the highest total value of villagers to safety. Every piece of island that sinks can unleash a new threat(whirlpools,sharks, whales, etc…), or occasionally a new boat. Each boat can hold 3 villagers, and there are more villagers in the lower values(more value 1s than 4s, etc…) Boats can only be moved by players who have pieces in that boat, and some pieces start on the interior of the island so you must decidewhether to wait on the island partially sinking or scramble madly for boats erly on.

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Go to the Dungeons & Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep page
18 out of 45 gamers thought this was helpful

The title pretty much says it all. There are many good descriptions of the game on the site. I recommend that you find a friend, family member or local game group that has the game and give it a try. The game is easy to learn, easy to teach others and plays in 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours. Just remember when teaching new players remove the Lord who scores off of bui;dings, the quest that grants the Liuetenant and the building that grants the ambassador. These are all things that favor the experienced player and can handicap new players.

 
Go to the Toc Toc Woodman page

Toc Toc Woodman

34 out of 74 gamers thought this was helpful

This is a must have for family gamers. The components are visually appealing. The game is very easy to play. Simply attach the bark to the rings, stack the rings on the stump, and take turns “chopping” on the tree with a plastic ax. I have played with family members from small child to teenager to adult and all have enjoyed it and played it several times in a session.

 
Go to the Uncharted: Board Game page
10 out of 52 gamers thought this was helpful

It is probably the fact that I have played a lot of games, but I found nothing new enough, or no new combination of older ideas, to make me want to buy the game.

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Go to the Homesteaders page

Homesteaders

20 out of 36 gamers thought this was helpful

The game is based around the auction mechanism. You are building towns in effect. Each turn you bid for the right to build a particular type or types of building and possibly to earn a game bonus such as an extra worker, etc… The number of options available is 1 less than the number of players playing so someone will always have to drop out. Money and/or trade tokens are needed to perform most actions and are of course always tight. There were no real surprises in terms of new mechanisms in the game, but it was put together well and the components are colorful and fun. If you like auction games you will like this one. I play games with my son who is an avid gamer and as a casual gamer I would say this borders on my limit for how “serious” a game I would ever play. It plays in about an hour and was not overwhelming me with rules and strategies.

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