You only need the miniatures to play, nothing else. And there is some beauty in that. The value given to each miniature seem to be quite random, as my most exensive piece "The hulk" is not able to knock down anything.
I was a little disappointed. Nice pieces, but the game is not very exiting. I think the kids would have more fun with Snakes and ladder or a deck of card, and they are far cheaper. These would provide more learning as well.
This game is so huge that it offers plenty of room to play it the way you want. Me and my group make decks with cards drawn from the same pile of cards. This removes the, "the one with the most money" aspect.
I got one set called "Taktiks" and it is supposed to be an classic game. It is an 8x8 board, got eight playing pieces for each player. Pieces moves like "rooks" and you capture by getting one piece on each side on a opponents piece or if you get in between two pieces you capture the two pieces on each side. Could be a version of Latrunculorum I thought, so I put it here.
A facinating game. The all reveal they're move at once mechanic is great. But I remember that I only thought the first rounds where fun. I have not played it for years, but have recently bought my own copy. Maybe the premade maps will enchant the game?
The beauty of chess is that it is simple. In Shogi this simplicity is ruined by the number of different pieces. The game takes a lot of time to learn of all the pieces and their promotion. The reintrodusing rule is nice.
Quick and easy. Nice game that can teach kids about forms and rotations, but blokus does this better. But as blokus can be to abstract for younger kids, this could be the solution until they are ready for it. Looking forward to introduse this game for my son.