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Go to the Xenoshyft Onslaught page
24 out of 29 gamers thought this was helpful

That’s it….Survive!
This game is all about surviving! And it’s so fun!
Great components, excelent card quality and lots of replayability.

Xenoshyft is a game where players became part of an army of hi-tec soldiers that are responsible for the safety of the Xenoanthem Mining Mission.
Just like the movie “Starship Troopers”, there are a race of alien insects that decided not to let them mine anything. They are addicted to the Xenoanthem and it makes them very very angry and violent.

So each player are responsible for one division in this hi-tec army. You can be responsible for the Barracks, for the Science Lab, for the Armory, for The Medical Center, and so on.

All we have to do is to simply survive 9 rounds of these terrible beasts that keeps coming and coming, relentless.

On each turn, we have to buy troops and equipment, and also buy action cards that helps us survive each round if an emergency comes up.

The game is co-op and everyone can help everyone during the battle. You can buy your teammate a troop or an equipment if he was unable to buy.

The rules are pretty simple and for that we´re still managing to understand some rules. House rules are common. The company is making FAQs to minimize these effects.

The game is tough. And you’ll have to be very smart with yours decisions along with your teammates

I highly reccomend this game for those who enjoy play tough co-op games.

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Guildhall

138 out of 158 gamers thought this was helpful

I have this game and for me it is a great filler.

Guildhall is a card game based on card combinations so you can activate special powers. In order to activated these powers you have to combine a certain number of cards of the same type. Other players can (and will) try to deny you these combinations.

When a combination takes place an opportunity to buy VPs appears and you have to go for it in order to win the game with the most points achieved.

The theme involved is very superficial and you don´t have much of a feeling of being assembling a Guild of people.

Regarding the components they´re very simple but nonetheless well designed.

Lots of strategy involved and card combination. With four players this game became too long and too boring because of the amount of interference that players can (and will) do with others players actions.
With 3 players the game will be very loose so everyone can play without the AP in every single turn.

I recommend it only for a 3 players game.

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11 out of 23 gamers thought this was helpful

Make no mistake. The game is good and worth buying.
It works basically the same as his brother Twilight Struggle but has a different mechanical and it takes a little time to understand. This mechanic is just the center of the game because during this turbulent year in Eastern Europe a lot of politics was held in the lower classes. The players have to win support of the working classes, the students, the elite, and so on.

Another factor that can be bad for the game is that it was a year where the events are not as well known as those that occur in TS. With this in mind, theme, although extremely well placed, is somewhat weakened because we play without knowing what event was that and what was their importance in the period.
However it is a great opportunity to learn more about the political and social history of this period in Eastern Europe.
If you have the other games in collection: Twilight Struggle and Labiryth, you need to buy this too.
But if you are in doubt between buying this or one of the other two, I recommend you buy the Twilight Struggle.

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Mount Drago

6 out of 21 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is fantastic! It seems an ordinary game but when you play it you realize that things are a little more complicated than you thought.
The components are wonderful and well made.
The game is pretty simple, its rules are very basic but extremely well designed.
You can use this game as a gateway if you like! Is perfect for new players!
I strongly recommend this game for 3 or 4 people. In my opinion is not a game for two because it loses the fun. For 5 players I didn´t enjoy either because of the downtime.

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Infiltration

94 out of 122 gamers thought this was helpful

Infiltration is a game of cunning and attention.
You´re a cyber thief and have a mission to invade a scientific/hitech facility and retrive as much as data information as you can and get out before the security guys appears and close everything.
If you get caught you lose! No matter how much zeta bytes you have.
This is a fast game and very funny. The cyberpunk flavor of Android world really matches up.
Is a great filler since it is a fast game. The components are awesome, well…is a Fantasy Flight game ok… 🙂
But wait, you´re a not the only thief in there. There are other thieves too, your opponents and you have the power, with cards that you have, to mess with their strategies.
Like another games this one is based on a secret action that you´ll choose at the start of every round. You can advance 1 room, you can retreat 1 room, you can retrive information of the room or you can activate the room (which means that you´ll activate the room power and whatever is inside it ;))
I definitely recommend this game for every one who loves this kind of cyberpunk world.

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88 out of 119 gamers thought this was helpful

This game worth every money you spend it!
Stephen Feld once again makes a great eurogame with great playability and easy rules. Strategy is everything. There´s a lot of things going on is this game and you can earn VPs in several ways.
The game have a main board where all de goods and buildings are placed. This board also have 6 different spots where these good and buildings stay. Each player rolls two dice and with these dice they can play two actions based on the number they rolled. The trick is the worker tile, with this tile you can adjust your roll plus 1 or minus 1. So, based on your roll (with or without a Worker modifier) you can buy a good or a building from the specific spot on the board.
Each player also have his own board where you place the goods and buildings that you buy from the main board.
There are several types of goods and buildings and each one have an specific “power”.
The rest you can see on the thin rulebook 😉 but the main rules are these.
I already played a few times and in every time I had a great time! I can honestly state that you can play this game with 2 to 4 players without lose any fun!
This is great isn´t it?
I recommend it very much! An eurogame without cubes and with a lots of rolling dice!
Aaa it is a fast game too! Much faster than Agricola, Le Havre or Ore et Labore.

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Dungeon Run

18 out of 43 gamers thought this was helpful

Ok, there´s a unique artifact inside this dangerous dungeon! There´s also a bunch of thieves and other adventurers looking for this object! So are you!
Your mission is to battle your way into the dungeon and look for the big boss of the dungeon. He´s in possess of the artifact. You must defeat him before anyone else and escape the dungeon also before your “friends” kill you.
Inside the dungeon you will discover one room at a time, and enconter many creatures, some of them will be evil, others dont, and you will find awesome treasures that will help you through out your journey.
This game fits perfectly to the theme. For those who are familiar with Betrayal at House on the Hill and Cutthroat Caverns, you will find it easy learn. For those who are never played these game you will also learn fast because rules are so easy and focus on the playability of the game.
Dungeon Run is a funny game. Not so fast but since you´re going to enjoy, you´ll not see time passes.
I recommend it as a excellent filler and a great gateway for new players.

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Go to the Betrayal at House on the Hill page
21 out of 52 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is an awesome way to introduce new players to the boardgaming world. With great components and great playability this game have also easy rules and an amazing twist of events in the last part of the game.
The fact that one of the players will turn against the others is awesome!
Besides that, the horror theme and the creepy cards with great design can guarantee a night of fun!
So what we have:
– Great components
– Great playability
– Good amount of luck
– The matches are always different because of the randomness
– Twist of events that involves players
– Great theme

What you´re waiting for???

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Twilight Struggle

83 out of 149 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is AWESOME!
Based on the Cold War period the game involve the traditional political war between EUA and URSS until the fall of the Berlim Wall.
The mechanics of the game is almost flawless with lots of balance and alternatives to win. You can cause the 3rd World War, you can invest on the space race between the two countries, you can destabilize a government or you can aid on a coup d’etat.
This game is also a lesson of international history. You can learn so many things about this period of world tension and power demonstration.
Also besides the theme, it is super fun! You will enjoy for sure!
I recommend it strongly!!

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Dream Factory

1 out of 27 gamers thought this was helpful

Very simple game with a great theme!
You are a Film Company which must contract directors, actors, equipment in order to produce the best movies possible and win the Oscars! 😉
It´s fun! Great filler!
I recommend it!

Namarie!

Gil

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Go to the Dungeons & Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep page
48 out of 107 gamers thought this was helpful

I don´t like to explain games here, for this you have the rulebook.
I´m gonna tell what was my experience playing this game.
It was awesome!
This game is very quick and funny! Great gateway for new players and a very good filler for more experienced players.
It taste like 7 Wonders regarding its playability and fastness. The theme works well with the purpose that Wizards put into this game: to be an light euro game with the D&D flavor.
It really works and the components are very well made, so are the cards.
The rules are really simple and basic which makes this game a great option to bring to a party with friends.
I recommend it!

Namarie!

Gil

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Thunderstone

19 out of 32 gamers thought this was helpful

First came Dominion and with it were several complaints about how bad it was the lack of interaction between players and how the theme did not fit the game. Then came several expansions trying to resolve these issues. And in my opinion they managed to solve the interaction issue pretty well. Today you can play Dominion with much more interaction and strategy, while the lack of theme is still heavily present.

Then came Thunderstone, a game that promised to be a solution to the deck-building format and even more, with a really good theme applied, that would allow a greater immersion. And Thunderstone fulfilled all these things! It’s a very nice game, with components very well made and designed. The mechanics of the game is slightly different from that of the Dominion, but it has a good reason: the theme, and it works pretty well.

But it seems that the development team at AEG simply forgot the term “interaction”. I could’t believe it when I played! There was no way to sabotage the other players, had no way to make them lose victory points, had no cards that destroy their strategy, I was so disappointed!

So we can summarize the game as a Dominion with a super cool theme BUT you´ll be playing alone against the game….. along with his friends.

I really have no great desire to try it other times.

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Go to the Thunderstone: Dragonspire page
9 out of 19 gamers thought this was helpful

First came Dominion and with it were several complaints about how bad it was the lack of interaction between players and how the theme did not fit the game. Then came several expansions trying to resolve these issues. And in my opinion they managed to solve the interaction issue pretty well. Today you can play Dominion with much more interaction and strategy, while the lack of theme is still heavily present.

Then came Thunderstone, a game that promised to be a solution to the deck-building format and even more, with a really good theme applied, that would allow a greater immersion. And Thunderstone fulfilled all these things! It’s a very nice game, with components very well made and designed. The mechanics of the game is slightly different from that of the Dominion, but it has a good reason: the theme, and it works pretty well.

But it seems that the development team at AEG simply forgot the term “interaction”. I could’t believe it when I played! There was no way to sabotage the other players, had no way to make them lose victory points, had no cards that destroy their strategy, I was so disappointed!

So we can summarize the game as a Dominion with a super cool theme BUT you´ll be playing alone against the game….. along with his friends.

I really have no great desire to try it other times.

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46 out of 79 gamers thought this was helpful

Resistance is a great gateway game. You can gather your friends and introduce them this game. It’s easy to learn and play. The great interaction and level of suspicious is responsable for all the fun! Believe me… Its priceless to see your friends pointing fingers to each other accusing them to be traitors!
The game is simple, I use to play it with a deck of common cards. But them this game was released and the components are great, simple but very well made.
I really recomend it for party and family gamers. Also it can be use it as a good filler.

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Go to the The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game page
89 out of 188 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is fantastic! For me, the best LCG made so far… great components, great theme, great artwork, the playability….humm it´s not for amateurs, but you can understand by the two or three times that you´ll play.
If you´re a fan of Tolkien´s work, just as I am, than this is a game you MUST have.
The first time I saw it at GENCON 2010 I was stunned. I wanted to buy immediatly but they were just showing the first impressions to the public… great maneuver FF! 🙂
When I finally bought and had my hands on it, I´d sure that I had a great game.
But, only for 1 or 2 players??? Since I don´t like play alone… You´ll need another core box so you can play with two more… I think this wasn´t very smart because obviously you want to gather your friends to play this awesome game. I don´t like this at all. In my mind this game could be just like Dominion and be available for 2 to 4 players. But… anyway…

I love this game!

You must check this out ASAP! I totally recommend.

Namárië!

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Ninjato

82 out of 155 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is a “must have” for all gamers. Great interaction and mechanics makes it a game for every game´s night with friends.
The main goal is to evaluate how can you confuse other players strategy in order to obtain more victory points. But not any victory points….just the right ones. 😉
Besides it´s a fast game but with quality playability. You´ll wont see the time passing. This game is on my wish list and I intend to buy it as soon as I can.

Banzaaaaaaaai!!!

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Cthulhu Dice

33 out of 70 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is incredibly easy to learn and you will have fun with your friends. It´s very fast and have one beautiful dice and a few green tokens. And that´s it.
It´s very useful when you´re on a friend´s gathering with no obligations. It´s quick to assemble so grab a beer and enjoy.

“Phnglui mglw nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah nagl fhtagn”

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