Game Rewind – October 2014

Posted on by Jesta

A look back at games I played for the first time in October 2014.

October means Essen which means a busy month!

Let’s get on with 47 one-liners!

Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas

Review

Average Pirate themed game of use dice to program movement. Very random but quite fun.

Result: I would play again.

 

The Walking Dead Board Game

Review

Awful, random and very basic.

Result: No thank you

 

Twilight Struggle

Review

Twilight Struggle Box

Really good two player card game based in the Cold War. Lot’s going on but it’s really quite thematic and fun.

Result: I would play this again.

 

Tales of the Arabian Nights

Review

Tales of the Arabian Nights Box

A very random (in a good way) adventure game that tells a very good story over the 90 or so minutes you play it.

Result: I’d play it again

 

Dominant Species

Review

Dominant Species Box

Played this Ice Age themed, area control game 3 times now and enjoyed it each time, enough to buy it.

Result: I own it so I’ll play it more 🙂

 

Tanto Cuore: Oktoberfest Edition

Review

Basic deck-building game, not as good as the original.

Result: Once was enough.

 

One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

Review

Adds to the original and gives it life again.

Result: In my collection.

 

Hick Hack in Gackelwack

Review

A fun and random game of chickens tying to eat feed and foxes trying to eat chickens. It’s Pickomino mixed with Om Nom Nom.

Result: Played it quite a bit but I wouldn’t say no again.

 

Kobayakawa

Review

A poker style game with nice looking cards but a dodgy round 7 that kills the game for me.

Result: Sold it, wouldn’t play again.

 

Dungeon Guilds

Review

A nice and cute game of trying to clear out a dungeon that requires the right players to play properly.

Result: With the right players, I’ll play it again.

 

Villannex

Review

A cute and tiny yet very random Japanese game where you play 2 cards and gamble on what resources will be worth points.

Result: Nice idea, but not enough of a game for me.

 

Click & Crack

Review

A very nice penguin programming game that got old after 10 plays.

Result: I’ve played it enough.

 

Boom: Runaway

Review

A push your luck kind of game where you’re trying to help bombs escape from a bomb factory to paradise.

Result: Nice, but may get replaced with a similar style game when one comes along.

 

Dark Tales

Review

A pretty Fairy Tale themed game that had no effect on me on the 3-4 times I’ve played it.

Result: I can leave this one.

 

Heroes of the Three Kingdoms

Review

A very simple Feudal Japan themed card game that’s quite unique and loved by everyone who plays it.

Result: Still in my collection

 

Cypher

Review

A Love Letter style hacking themed game that couldn’t do what Love Letter does so well.

Result: I’ll play Love Letter

 

World of Tanks: Rush

Review

A Tank themed deck builder that is actually quite fun.

Result: I wouldn’t mind giving this another go.

 

Concept

Review

Concept Box

A VERY fun party game where you place cubes on icons to help players guess your secret word or phrase.

Result: A game I love to play!

 

Cappuccino

Review

An abstract game of stacking cups and covering up your opponents in order to have the most at the end of the game.

Result: I would play again, but other abstracts are available.

 

Dino Race

Review

A cute game of using cards to help dinosaurs escape from a volcano.

Result: Fun, for kids.

 

Lap Dance

Review

Boring and random dice game.

Result: Don’t play this.

 

Serpent’s Tongue

Review

Haven’t played this cool looking, spell casting game properly but I don’t feel that I want to.

Result: Skip it.

 

Samurai Spirit

Review

Samurai Spirit Box

Fantastic co-op game where you play samurai defending a village from invaders.

Result: Currently in my top 10 of all time.

 

King of New York

King of New York Box

Review

A great addition to King of Tokyo which was already a fantastic game.

Result: Still in my collection, still played.

 

Patronize

Review

Interesting trick taking game with card abilities and cubes.

Result: Swamped by other small games in my collection

 

Blood of the Werewolf

Review

Hidden role game where you play with your role facing away from you. A bit too much complexity.

Result: Better hidden role Werewolf games available.

 

Illegal

Review

A pretty cool game of trading cards to gain ets without giving away what you’re trading for.

Result: I might pick this one up one day, but requires a moderator.

 

Empire Engine

Review

Interesting action selection game where you rotate cards to gain cubes.

Result: Another swamped by other small games in my collection.

 

League of Hackers

Review

Action selection competitive hacking game that was pretty average.

Result: Not for me.

 

Wazabi

Review

Pretty fun and random dice/card game which was fun for plays.

Result: Lost it’s appeal quickly.

 

Fatal Rendez Vous

Review

Dancing, secretly drinking and handcuffs… should be fun! and it is.

Result: Good, but not sure when I’d get to play it.

 

Monster Hero Acadamy

Review

Forgettable drafting game I can barely remember

Result: A no from me.

 

Pinocchio: True or False

Review

Decent party game where you tell a story about a given category and players decide if you’re lying or not. Then there’s this random dexterity element.

Result: Would be good as an ice breaker.

 

Pick-a-Polar Ber

Review

Speed game of accuracy with cute pictures.

Result: A lot of fun, would be good for kids.

 

Weykick

Review

Very fun large wooden table “Foosball’ type games. Big, expensive but GREAT. Would suit a home bar or play room perfectly.

Result: Excellent for the right sized house.

 

Bucket King 3D

Bucket King 3D Box

Review

Use cards to beat your opponents and force them to knock down their tower of plastic buckets.

Result: Good game that suffered from being over played.

 

Chosŏn

Review

Nice little card game with great art and nice game play.

Result: Pretty fun

 

Wok Star

Review

Tedious real time game that’s too frantic for its own good

Result: Pass

Eat Me if you Can

Review

Fun game or walking a Wolf around houses making players sweat.

Result: One for the Poker players.

 

Dragon Slayer

Review

Very random dice game. Similar to but not as fun as Dungeon Roll.

Result: Pass

 

Six MaKING

Review

Fantastic abstract game that Chess players may like.

Result: If I played 2 player games, I’d recommended this.

 

Primiera

Review

Great little card game based on a traditional Italian pub game.

Result: Still own this one.

 

Camel Up

Camel Up Box

Review

Great Camel racing, betting game. Base game is a little too short and expansion makes it too long.

Result: Good for families and  competitive groups.

 

Lords of Xidit

Review

Program movement game that looks 100 times better than it plays.

Result: Once was enough.

 

Machi Koro

Review

Roll a die, buy stuff maybe…

Result: Boring

 

Pit

Review

Fun real time trading game that gets CRAZY!

Result: Good on occasion.

 

Survive: Escape from Atlantis

Review

Average game that punishes the leader indefinitely.

Result: OK game if you don’t score points.

 

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