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Comment
Battleship (1931)
4
Apr 2008*
4.584
Owned
Plays: 3
Fun when I was a kid, fun now with kids.

(In the camping bin.)
2014-01-03
Blood Berets (1993)
4
May 2004*
5.543
Eh.
2004-05-26*
4
May 2013
7.945
Plays: 1
One play with four. Here's what I got out of it:

• "Pigs" are actually naked, shaved townsfolk crawling around on all fours squealing like piggies. Still good eatin', though.

• The Haunted Mansion has two mysterious poofs.

• There is no mechanism to determine which aristocrat loses his or her nose to syphilis; but then I'm probably confusing this with The Cankers of Burgundy.

More comments:

HiveGod wrote:
I dunno. It hits me like Carcassonne with dice, but not really dice since there's no bell curve and you can adjust the pips up or down with workers. So it's really just a genteel eggshell-walkin' Carc where everyone engages in lonely parallel play like a bunch of four-year-olds at the sand table.

Here's an example of the heated player interaction that can happen:

Player A: [thinking] Man, I can't wait to pick chickens.

Player B: [picks chickens]

Player A: Goddammit!

Also, is "shipping pink" a euphemism for something unsavory?*


*God, I hope so. Might save the game for me.
2013-03-28
4
Mar 2005*
5.173
One time, I got to see my wife's bare ankle while playing this and I swooned. In a manly fashion, mind you.
2005-03-30*
Contack (1939)
4
Apr 2008*
5.487
Plays: 1
It's rumored that the creation of this game so enraged Hitler he invaded Poland.
2008-04-16*
4
Mar 2004*
5.570
Owned
For Trade
>BZZZT... (snurg) FRAAAPT<
2004-03-13*
Milton Bradley English edition 1978
Year: 1978
4
Apr 2008*
4.138
Owned
Plays: 3
This was one of the better games at Grandma's house—my brother and I used to get a big kick out of selling our kids to the poorhouse at the end... Why the hell did they get rid of that in the new versions?

"Shut up and go eat yer gruel, squealing fruit of my loins! I'm late for the yacht races!"

UPDATE: Long ago, while playing an early printing with my kids, I figured I'd teach them a valuable lesson about gambling—and inject some excitement into the game for me—by irresponsibly throwing the maximum amount of money down on the wheel every turn. (Un)fortunately my numbers hit almost every time and I ended up the winner by a massive margin.

Me: Uh, so you kids know it almost never works like that in real life, right?

Kids: If you say so.

Me: No—that's the lesson. Gambling is bad.

Kids: [dollar signs sparkling in their eyes] Uh-huh.

Stupid sexy Lady Luck.
2014-09-21
Public Domain edition
4
Apr 2008*
4.432
Plays: 6
Play it like you're trying to figure out who at the table is a Nazi spy and it's really a much better game than the rules would have you believe.
2012-09-16
Hanabi (2010)
4
Sep 2014
7.252
Plays: 1
Yeah, no.
2014-09-03
LCR (1983)
4
Apr 2008*
3.926
Plays: 1
Technically it's a game (or should I say, "game") that works just fine as a brief money-funnel into some lucky bastard's pocket. When played for dollar coins or fifty-cent pieces it works, but just barely—be advised that there are no decisions (save to play or not to play) and there is no way of massaging the odds. Playing for plastic chips is just plain stupid. You might as well do coin-flips for air-kisses.
2012-09-16
4
Mar 2005*
5.256
Plays: 1
The power of the One Ring has corrupted this game beyond playability. Weep for it.
2005-03-28*
4
Feb 2010
5.404
Prev. Owned
The production ethos mirrors that of the weird mini-era of confused optimism between the end of the Cold War and the nose-bloodying of 9/11. Curiously, none of the elements reflect the real zeitgeist—the paranoia of religious End Times mixing like crap-n-vomit with the carpet-bagging shit sacks who gorged themselves on the Y2K Bug hoax. (Now THAT'S a Monopoly theme if I ever heard one!)

The prismatic foil board is migraine-inducing and the translucent money, while funny at first, is far less effective than nice paper would have been. The money also holds grease stains rather well.

I rate the base game a 7 when played:

- by the rules as written
- with four adults
- ending at the second bankruptcy.

(Gave this to the kids or the garbage, not sure which.)
2014-09-13
New England (2003)
4
May 2006*
6.239
Plays: 1
I like the part where Yog Sothoth shows up and burns all the buckles off the hats.
2006-05-25*
Overpower (1995)
4
Mar 2005*
5.497
Plays: 2
Maybe this works better with it's target audience, like younger kids. Maybe.
2005-03-02*
Paris Paris (2003)
4
May 2005*
5.928
Prev. Owned
Plays: 3
No. Get Hansa instead.
2012-09-16
Pictionary (1985)
4
Jun 2015
5.747
Plays: 1
The most hilarious thing about this game is the word "hilarious" on the box. It was only about, oh, a billion times less fun than Cranium.
2015-06-20
Hasbro English edition 2001
Year: 2001
4
Apr 2008*
6.080
Prev. Owned
Plays: 1
Trick-taking without the Devil worship!

Low speed, high drag. This game is a lot better on the planet where they never invented Tichu. I understand that Rook glows warmly with nostalgia for some folks; unfortunately I came to this way too late in the game for it to matter.

PURGED
2014-12-23
English First edition
Year: 1999
4
Dec 2007*
6.848
Prev. Owned
My first act as Lord of Catan is to declare Prima Nocta—ON ALL OF YOU.

All joking aside, this really wants to be a four-player ONLY game. It just doesn't work with the extra folks.

UPDATE: PURGED
2014-07-02
Smart Ass (2006)
4
Apr 2014
5.448
Plays: 1
I liked the graduated questions designed to trip up the impatient know-it-alls and favor the patient, but the die roll to see how far you advance on the board is asinine. Our team won, but the other team that had at least as many correct answers as we did never made it further than a quarter around the board due to shitty rolls and constantly landing on the "go back 3 spaces" space.
2010-12-26
4
Jan 2005*
N/A
Owned
Gets a 4 for raw, unfiltered chutzpah.

2012-09-05
Lakeside Edition 1971
Year: 1971
4
Mar 2005*
N/A
Owned
The basic game gets a well-deserved two, with plus-two points for looking like a prop from Space: 1999.
2014-09-21
Top Trumps (1968)
4
Apr 2009*
4.871
Generic & non-toxic time-waster. Kids used to play this in the backseat on long car trips.

Shrug.
2003-09-24*
4
May 2005*
5.472
Slap me awake when we're done.
2005-05-04*
UNO (1971)
4
Apr 2008*
5.271
Owned
Plays: 2
Kids? Family? UNO!

(In the camping bin with the lightest patina of Canyonlands sand dusting the deck.)
2014-01-04
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