Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Older game tweet reviews

Inspired by a Dustin Schwartz tweet about someone needing to review older games. Although I often talk about older games, hence "Over the Hillier", on my segments on WDYPTW podcast - I decided to do some quick tweet reviews. I'll collect them here.

Alien Frontiers (2008) Roll dice and get your candy shaped colonies for area control on the planet. Plus I get to say my Either & Ore joke

Carcassonne (2000) Lots of tile laying & the home of the term meeple-all cool except those farmers layin' down on the job. +8000 expansions.

      Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (2006) Amazing plastic bits, box as game parts, 1/2 cards reversed in shuffle, corruption! So much!Clue (1949) OK, there a better mystery games but this still is fun in my book. Rumors of a point system to replace roll & move interest me.

    Cyclades (2009) dudes on a map that isn't a war game - auction with awesome minis and graphics. Don't need any stinking expansions.

El Grande (1995) This godfather of area control games is older than Zach in my play group but we still play it all the time. You should too!

Guillotine (1998) - Art get's you past the macabre theme in this simple set collection game where you get to say "you look like the piss boy"

Puerto Rico (2002) Action selection, tableau building. Ship that corn captain! A classic worth learning/playing. Except maybe the brown bits

Race For the Galaxy (2007) Action Selection, Tableau Building, just cards in space! You can figure out those icons - I have faith in you!

Seeland (2010) Who doesn't love dutch farming games w cabbage? Rondels and tile placement plus @MikeRisley has the best taste in games.

Stone Age (2008) Roll dice for resources to feed your people & score points-fight for space in the love hut & smell that leather dice cup.

Suburbia (2012) Sim City turned into a board game. Best of the Bezier games keeping it simple. As always, I question need for expansion.

Ticket to Ride (2004) Rummy type set collection to lay down some tracks that connect route cards for points.504 versions of the base I think

Ticket To Ride the Card Game (2008) - It is garbage, no wonder I got it it in trade for such a deal. You want it?

Tobago (2009) - logic puzzle find the treasure game with awesome trucks & Easter island heads that you get to make noises when you move


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