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Fallen

27 out of 33 gamers thought this was helpful

I also learned to play this online on Tabletop Simulator. After one game, I ordered it to have. It is a top game on my shelf. There are a lot of rules at first, but everything happens one step at a time, so it is easy to learn. The components are good, I like my cards a little thicker, but they are good. The key to the game and why it is so great is the amount of choices both players have. As the hero, you have choices right from the start. Do you want your character to specialize in certain skills, or be more of a generalist? Then, just to set up, you have to make a choice. And then, the best part of it, is that no matter what choice you make, the game will still balance out the players, so that by the final battle, the game is still very close. I have played a game as the dungeon lord and have one every battle and had a great advantage going into the final battle, but then ended up losing due to a couple of unlucky die rolls. That doesn’t happen often, but enough to make the game worth paying to the bitter end.
The game mechanic is very unique, and it is wide open for expanding the story cards, more enemies and more heroes. Truly an awesome, fun game.

 
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Quarriors!

50 out of 72 gamers thought this was helpful

When I first saw Quarriors in my local store, I remember saying, “wow, this looks really cool!” I brought it home and unpacked the tin with all those dice and my opinion did not change. It was a quick read of the rules, a couple practice rounds and then sitting down with my 12 year old son to play it. Our first game toom about 5 minutes. He rolled all quiddity on his first roll and bought a powerful monster. 2 turns later, he rolled the level 3 version of it and then proceeded to destroy everything I brought out. He scored his 20 points in about 4 turns. I thought, well, maybe that was just an unlucky roll. So we played a few more times and sometimes we had a close game and other times it was a blowout. We then taught the game to my 7 year old, thinking with more players it wouod be better, but pretty much the same thing happened. So, this very quickly became a disaapointment. Withthat said, my children still love to play it and always ask me tobreak it out. It is a quick time filler and it is always fun to roll some dice, but as many have said, if you are looking for a strategic building game where decisions on what dice you buy can have a profound effect, this is not the game for you.

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81 out of 118 gamers thought this was helpful

First of all, thematically, who doesn’t want to be Indiana Jones? Traveling around the world looking for lost treasures, fighting ***** and Mobsters? The second thing that is incredible about this game are the components. Not only is there a lot of pieces and cards, but the quality of them are top of the line. The one criticism is that the cards are too well made and it is hard to shuffle them. The rules are pretty simple and only take a few turns to really get them. The base of the game system is a risk and reward system where you have to decide to press your luck and risk losing all your progress on the quest, or to wait until your next turn at the risk of one of the other players, or the villains, completing the quest before you get a chance. Luck does come into play, but that is what I think makes the game fun. The best choices do not always lead to victory, sometimes being lucky works. I love playing this game with my family, my 13 year old son, my 8 year old son and even my six year old daughter.

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Formula D

35 out of 49 gamers thought this was helpful

I have seen this game a few times and thought it was pretty interesting. I am not a racing fan, but have enjoyed some racing video games. The rules are pretty simple and the dice really make the game interesting. There is a lot of decision making to make as you go around the tracks. It is a game that is fun to play with a bunch of people, but just as fun to sit down and race a bunch of cars that you are controlling yourself. The dice add a random component to it, but the fun part of it is planning ahead to the next curve and the risk and reward factor, Really awesome!

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