Period: n/a (Abstract) Map Size: n/a Note: Garden game. In the summer; in the shade with a cold drink. I used to work and socialise with a bunch of South Africans and I never beat any of them at Backgammon. It must be hugely popular down there and the general standard is subsequently higher. I also spent the Summer of `86 backbacking around Greece, sitting in Taverna after Taverna, playing what they call Tavli. Happy times!
Period: n/a (Abstract) Map Size: n/a Note: Garden Game. Knowing a handful of variants makes this a fun game with friends and beers on a sunny day. Easy to see why the Jamaicans love it and it certainly doesn`t distract from the Cricket :-)
Period: 1944-06-06 Map Size: 17" x 22" (432mm x 559mm) Note: Very nice little game. I particularly like the mechanic that scatters the `sticks` of paratroopers. German player needs to eliminate as many wanderers as possible as soon as possible. After that it`s all about the VP`s!!
Period: n/a (Abstract) Map Size: Note:I saw the creator demonstrating the Master game on telly. (It might have been "Pebble Mill" or something like that). It looked like 3D chess from Star Trek but with a strong Celtic mythology theme. I was sold. Couldn`t afford the full game so got the basic. Last time I played was 1984 but I`ve just pulled it out today (05 July 2012) in anticipation of a game with the nephew (who is a chess nut). Happy memories!