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Go to the Toc Toc Woodman page

Toc Toc Woodman

91 out of 135 gamers thought this was helpful

Everyone takes turn whacking away the bark of that tree with a plastic axe. Do I really need to say any more?

This game is like Jenga but with a loose ‘theme’. The goal is to get as much bark as possible but no wood ‘cores’. The cores give you minus points. I dunno why you want the bark but it doesn’t matter because this game is addictive fun.

The gold axe and golden bark expansions are great too because you an make up house rules for it. Also having 2 axes come in handy.

The component are really nice and feel sturdy.

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Dominion: Seaside

50 out of 78 gamers thought this was helpful

The best part about seaside is that many of the cards really bring something new to the table. With the addition of coins and game matts Seaside really feels like something special and different. Personally I’d like to see something really different like a “Dominion Dragon Lords” or “Dominion Lords of war” expansion but for now I’ll just have to settle for seaside. Bottom line: Seaside breathes some new life into your standard Dominion deck. Keep your fingers crossed for the “Dominion Dragon Lords expansion”.

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Go to the Resident Evil Deck Building Game page
136 out of 150 gamers thought this was helpful

It’s natural to have several thousand red flags whenever you see a video game spin off of any form; after all, great video games typically make lousy toys, cartoons, cereals and movies. I think that Resident Evil is an exceptions to the rule.

The game is fun, easy to learn, and moves along quickly. You buy action cards, build a deck using gold, and try to gather as many points as you can by the end of the game. Ok I’ll admit that instead of buying a witch or a village you might buy be buying say, an automatic shotgun, but basically it’s your typical deck builder.

The biggest and most exiting differences is the addition of the Mansion Deck. In order to gain points you have to enter the mansion and face infected zombie hordes. You never know what infected creature you’re going to flip over and whether or not you’re going to get your butt handed to you.

Another fun addition is that each player plays a different character with different abilities. Finally and perhaps most interesting of all you can play this game in a few different modes: players vs. zombies, player vs.player, or in teams vs. other teams.

On the negative side the cards are really hard and confusing to put away and game cleanup can be a pain-inzaboot. If you like deck building, like Dominion, but want something a little lighter in game mechanics and a bit more action oriented I think this game would make a nice addition to your gaming shelf.
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Go to the Monopoly Deal Card Game page
48 out of 62 gamers thought this was helpful

This game seems to be mostly luck-based, but I don’t think that is the case because my wife wins 9/10.

The combination of strategy of and luck really make this game have the broadest appeal of any game I own. It’s a great bridge for casual Milton Bradly/Parker Brothers type gamers into the realm of more serious strategy games.

This game has the themes of one of the most famous but monotonous games we grew up on, but the simplefied mechanics of the games my wife and I have come to love. It is the nexus point where all gamers can meet.

Even though it is only a deck of cards I rated the components 4/5 because it fits easily into my pocket or my wife’s purse.

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Nightfall

67 out of 97 gamers thought this was helpful

Now I’ve only played this game once so Im just giving my initial impression. Llike my title starts to indicat; if ya threw dominion and magic in a food processor you’d end up with something an awful lot like nightfall. The deck building is similar to dominion, but you must summon creatures to battle like Magic. Unlike magic the game is self contained so you don’t have to take out a housing loan to build a great deck. Basically if you like the aforementioned game mechanics from Magic and Dominion I predict that you will at least like this game, if not to totally love it.

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