Monday, May 10, 2004

Unplayed Games and Games Forgotten in Previous List

Just a supplement to Easy's excellent previous list (I disagree with one or two of the ratings, but otherwise a very good list).

Games also Played by WAGs

Star Wars: Epic Duels
A really quick, simple to learn game with a snazzy theme: any of the various main characters from Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6 can fight any other main character on a tiny "arena-like" map board. Up to eight players can play, using a combination of dice and cards to beat the 'Force' out of the other guy. Last man (or woman, or wookiee, or whatever the heck Yoda is) standing wins. Two-on-two, Team and Battle Royale games add to the fun, but there isn't much depth. Basically, you fight with blasters, lightsabers and the Force and enjoy the ride.
Personal rating of 9, Miguel would probably rate it a 5 or 6.

Kill Dr. Lucky
A sort of prequel to Clue - players try to kill the owner of a large Edwardian mansion without being seen by other players. Unfortunately, the intended victim, Dr. Lucky, has more lives than a cat with seven rabbit's feet and a horsehoe up his behind. Good for a few laughs, but it can drag if people aren't good sports about playing certain cards.
Rating: 6 - Miguel might rate it lower.

Unplayed with WAGs Games

These are games which I haven't played with WAGs - in many cases, I've played them with other friends. Occasionally I haven't played them at all.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
One of the best boardgames adapted from a TV show (not high praise, but true nonetheless), Buffy is a relatively easy game for 2 to 5 players. One player controls the forces of evil; the other one to four players control Buffy and her 'scooby gang' of Willow, Xander and Oz as they battle Evil through the streets of Sunnydale. The game and components are very well done and it works pretty well even if you're not a fan (which I wasn't when I first bought the game). Gameplay meshes very well with theme, with certain game mechanics such as a rotating "daytime/nighttime/full moon" track being very well done.
Rating: 8.5

Captain Park’s Imaginary Polar Expedition
I haven't played this one yet. Inspired by Victorian sagas of exploration derring-do, and jealous of the fame and fortune of "Captain Park", players travel around the board of London collecting artifacts which will better help them tell tall tales at the Adventurer's Club. Artifacts, faked photos, bar stories and other fake memoribilia help to make the incredible journeys more plausible. The player to acquire the most fame wins the game. Looks like fun.
Rating: Unplayed

Chez Geek
A card game where players compete to get the most "slack" by goofing off, getting cool stuff and snogging with significant others. The winner must learn to carefully balance a job (various occupations ranging from part-time fry-cook to full-time professional) with the need to relax and slack off. Funny, but some of the cards are unbalanced and a lot of the strategy is determined by the luck of the card draw.
Rating: 6

A card game of alternate histories, where players alter events from 1860 to 2000 to make it into the reality that their character wants to return to. Unfortunately, with everyone altering space-time, this can be a challenge. A clever strategy game with a great sci-fi theme. I've only played this solitaire and with Marianne, so I'm unsure how it would work with a larger group.
Rating: Unplayed

More later - I should get back to work.

1 comment:

  1. Kozure,
    I really like Star Wars Epic Duels... I'd give that one an 8.5
    Shows what you know!

    You nailed it for Kill Dr, Lucky, though. 6 it is...