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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Patrick Dignam
United States
Lithia
Florida
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Jacob Clemens
United States
Waukesha
Wisconsin
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In good condition
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Demian Lord
Canada
Burnaby
British Columbia
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English, first printing.
The box has shelf wear, but the cards are in excellent condition. Pet and smoke free home.

Sweeteners:


Hawken Real-Time Card Game
Includes:
Scout vs Grenadier and
Sharpshooter vs Bruiser
Excellent condition. Pet and smoke free home.


Infernal Contraption
English first edition.
Box shows minor shelf wear but contents are in excellent condition. Pet and smoke free home.


Paradise Fallen: The Card Game
Played once. Excellent condition. Includes the thicker "upgraded" island cards. Pet and smoke free home.
 
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Chris Berry
United Kingdom
Whaley Bridge
High Peak
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Saturday - 1 Play

 
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Max Woghiren
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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New in shrink.

Starting bid: $10
 
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jonathan schleyer
United States
Manhattan Beach
California
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Speaking of abstract, here is one that is fun for 2 players with a WW2 theme.
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
David J. Mortimer
United Kingdom
Melksham
Wiltshire
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Condition: Very Good

Language: English

Publisher: Your Move Games

Attending: Thursday to Sunday
 
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
ronaldinho @boardspace.net
Taiwan
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Mike Fogus
United States
Burke
Virginia
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Jabagi K
Turkey
Istanbul
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Never played, like new.
Small game (free shipping if bought with a medium sized game.)
Bidding starts at 1 Euro.
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Michal B
Czech Republic
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Second editiom

Played, in very good condition

No necessary in-game text

Free shipping worldwide
 
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Jeff
Canada
Ontario
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Shaun
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Jerry Martin
United States
Loveland
Colorado
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Ben Skellett
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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Time for a bit of a marketing update before I continue to add more options.

Choose any 2 games:


The Battle for Hill 218
Condition: Very good.
Strategy Game Rank: 540
Availability: Hard to find I believe. Only one copy in the BGG marketplace for US$25
Geek Comments: Sphere:"This is an exceptionally good 2-player card game, with a surprising amount of depth." unixrevolution:"Battle for Hill 218 is a super-portable strategy game. It's themed as a WWII-style game, but it's pure abstract. Random nature of the cards can be a little influential, but fits the idea of the game."


Dixit Jinx
Condition: Very good.
Party Game Rank: 192
Availability: Games Empire have it at $18 (RRP $25)
Geek Comments: MarkEJohnson:"I guess this could be called Dixit: The Card Game, or maybe Travel Dixit. Succeeds in boiling down the essence of Dixit to a small, quick format. The card graphics aren't beautiful like in the original game, but they're attractive in their own way. More like an explosive creativity of graphic design rather than illustration."


Edition Wars
Condition: Brand new (in shrink).
Game Rank: N/A, only has 22 ratings
Availability: Not available in Australia, I bought it when I went to GenCon 2014. One copy in the BGG Marketplace for US$21.
Description: "Edition Wars is a fun-filled, tongue-in-check standalone strategy card game for 3-5 players in which you become a Gamemaster slavishly devoted to your edition of the game!"


Red November
Condition: First edition in very good condition.
Strategy Game Rank: 650
Availability: Games Empire have the revised edition for $36
Geek Comments: thinwhiteduke:"What a nice little gem to find. Fun, tense, scales well, travel sized and very replayable. Despite what the box says, this game works well with two players and as a single player game playing with multiple gnomes."


Masques
Condition: Very good.
Family Game Rank: 389
Availability: I couldn't find a copy in stock at the usual online stores.
Geek Comments: magicbus1966:"Big game in a small box. Gorgeous art, loads of choices and strategy options in both the drafting and placement and playtime that could be as little as 30 minutes if you play with people who know what they're doing. Excellent game."


Masquerade
Condition: Brand new (in shrink).
Board Game Rank: 4070
Availability: I couldn't find any copies for sale in Australia (except mine).
Geek Comments: GaryP:"After five games, I'm really enjoying this one. I even enjoyed watching a game of it. Although I'd consider it a portable adventure game, Masquerade has much more player interaction than any other adventure game I know. The turn order and stage selection are much akin to role selection in other familiar games, but, unlike those, this has the possibility for direct conflict. Lucky card combinations seem significant, but, so far, not game-breaking. Being in the lead on the last turn seems to be a bad thing, but the game rewards well-planned play." caradoc:"Very interesting and engaging game. This one is amazing for a game with just cards. This game could have easily been made with miniatures and a board - it's also an excellent game with plenty of choices, plenty of tension and plenty of fun. Great game. Because of this and Fairy Tale I will buy any game by Nakamura sight unseen."


Victory & Honor
Condition: Very good.
Strategy Game Rank: 1004
Availability: I see that Milsims have it for $21 (RRP$28) they also mention it won Games Magazine's "Best Card Game of the Year" Award apparently.
Geek Comments: sprydle:"difficult to grasp at first play, but lots of fun once your group understands it. The interplay of the effective 8 'fronts' and tricks is interesting AND fun. Continues to be a very solid trick-taking game. "slightly" more chaos and less deterministic than some trick-taking games, but it is definitely unique and fun."


Inkognito: The Card Game
Condition: Complete but with some scuffing on the box.
Family Game Rank: 1206
Availability: There's a copy in the BGG marketplace for A$10. Milsims used to sell if for $24.
Geek Comments: TheBoardGameFamily review: "But even though it’s a deduction game, there’s still an element of luck. The unknown Ambassador location can be a big factor. He may either thwart your plans or give you an advantage. Either way, we think it adds a great balance to the game. Yes, Inkognito is a deduction game, but it’s on the lighter end of deduction games – making it very accessible to the whole family."


Covert Action
Condition: Very good.
Party Game Rank: 319
Availability: Unhalfbricking has it for $15.
Geek Comments: Friendless:"This is Werewolf as designed by Colovini - no player elimination and no clues as to how to play well."


Slavika
Condition: Very good.
Family Game Rank: 983 Strategy Game Rank: 1195
Availability: I couldn't find it for sale in Australia.
Geek Comments: WitWief:"I cannot get over how much I love this game. The theme is just brilliant, and the artwork is gorgeous. It is very strategic, as you need to balance defeating the monsters in the region with your fellow player, all the while making sure that you still outperform them. The playing time is considerably longer than the suggested 30 minutes, but it is worth it..."


Zombie Fluxx
Condition: English edition 1.0. Cards are very good, box is a little scuffed.
Family Game Rank: 666 (not joking) Party Game Rank: 210
Availability: Games Empire have it for $20 (RRP $25)
Geek Comments: unixrevolution:"A few more decisions than regular Fluxx, plus the ability to actually sortakinda plan ahead and decide your own fate." And lots of comments say it's their favourite version of Fluxx.


Dungeon Raiders
Condition: English first edition in very good condition.
Thematic Rank: 240 Family Game Rank: 384
Availability: The Australian online shops don't seem to have it in stock.
Geek Comments: wkover:"Dungeon Raiders outshines Cutthroat Caverns, Masquerade, and other light 'n nasty card-based adventure systems. Yes, it only involves playing numbered cards while fighting through dungeon "levels". Some fantasy purists will hate it, but that doesn't make it bad. It just means their taste in underhanded gameplay has not yet evolved to my exquisite level."


Options will continue to be added until someone takes up the offer.
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Jeff Koenig
United States
Eden Prairie
Minnesota
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Played at least 3 times.
 
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
jason ritz
United States
Ashburn
Virginia
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Total Plays: 1

Area control card game themed around armed forces trying to take control of one area.
 
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Jeff Koenig
United States
Eden Prairie
Minnesota
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Ronster Zero
United States
California
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The Battle for Hill 218
Been playing this at work on breaks with my co-IT worker. I've been on a good winning streak and he's feels like I have the upper hand. I let him know that his strategy is to try and take my base everytime and is a bit predictable. Lets see how the next few games go.

Quao
What an interesting game this is. I won't go into much detail but basically its a social card game with some hidden rules you need to figure out. Definitely not for everybody, but I enjoyed it. Can go on a bit long, but my group loves the craziness.

Qwixx
We just love this game and four more plays this weekend confirmed that... we'll were gonna run out of scoring pads soon. I had been on a winning streak but my wife and friend won the last two games of the four.
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Kyle
United States
San Diego
California
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Unplayed copy bagged with some other card games and such. $3.95 Amvets El Cajon.
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Ryan Brock
United States
Easley
South Carolina
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This is for a used copy of The Battle for Hill 218. Its a really fun 2 player game. I backed the Kickstarter for the new version so passing my old one along. Everything is in good condition.

Free shipping worldwide.

I will use one of the tools to choose a winner the first week of 2015.
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Jeff
Canada
Ontario
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Quick abstract war game for two.
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
Max Woghiren
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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New in shrink.

Starting bid: $10
 
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Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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The Battle for Hill 218 & The Battle for Sector 219

Backed

http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/36468537/battle-for-hill-21...

Amount sought – $3 000
Amount raised – $20 546
Date Funded – July 2014
Estimated delivery date – November 2014
Actual delivery date – pending
Do I regret backing this - No

Thoughts on the campaign and delivery

These two games looked like they might suit my lunchtime games group so it wasn’t too hard to make the decision to back them. The cost factor of USD$10 per deck (with postage) was pretty low and the excellent reviews were enough to tip me from ‘interested’ to ‘supporting’. I decided that I may as well back both games so I was in.

Again, this was another group pledge organised through the ACT forums.

The game has been delayed by a few months but as a ‘make it right’ gesture Your Move Games has generously decided to add an extra card or three for the games involved in this KS campaign.

Thoughts on the product

N/a.
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Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1049]
D. J. Hastings
United States
Olalla
Washington
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My TSS package arrived just in time for New Year's Eve!



When I opened it, the first thing I found was a note from Santa wishing me a merry Christmas and explaining that he sent the package later than he intended due to serious health problems. Don't apologize, Santa! First, your health is way more important than any gift exchange, and I'm impressed that you send a package at all. And second, as I pointed out, the day before New Year's Eve is the perfect time to be opening a package like this!

The first thing out of the package was Tuchulcha:

I've never heard of this game, but had I seen it at the thrift store I would have grabbed it just based on the publisher. From a brief look it appears to be a parcheesi variant with some alternate roles/victory conditions. I'll have to give it a try and see how much it improves on the original.

Also on the top layer was another Mayfair game, Express:

This looks neat: it's a train-themed partnership rummy game. I haven't yet tried a partnership rummy game, but I expect the partnership element to increase my enjoyment a lot. I have Canasta, but I've never brought it to the table, and one of the reasons for that is the lack of theme. Express may overcome that hurdle. Plus, I like the artwork. I had a "cars and trucks" book as a child with similar art. It reminds me of engineers' drawings, which helps it feel more real.

Next was Ren Faire:

Another game I hadn't heard of. This one looks like a party-ish game with some speaking/acting elements- might be useful with speech & debate students. devil

Here's another game with the word "express" in the title, but I've heard of this one:

Monopoly Express, one of the "express" series that never seem to show up in the thrift stores I visit. This one is a push-your-luck game where it looks like you have to think about which dice you're leaving behind.

Then there's another game I would be tempted to grab in the thrift store: a card version of Mahjong that's designed to work with a larger range of player counts. And look, the cards are still in shrink:


And finally, on the bottom, a game I've wanted to try for a long time:

It's thematic but not too heavy, which makes it perfect for my family. And I really like dice with various numbers of sides!

And wait... something in here doesn't belong:

Look at that: Battle for Hill 218! A few years ago I played a computer version of this and loved it, and have wanted to find a copy ever since. It's basically an abstract tactical game using cards, and I was excited to get a copy. And again, the cards are still in shrink:

But not for long! On New Year's Eve I finally got to play this one with a friend who I play a lot of abstracts with, and he really liked it too. I expect we'll be wearing out the cards on this one.

And there's one more thing that wasn't in the package: In his note Santa said that he's sending the missing parts for my copy of Fortress America! The Americans will be relieved to be rid of the two Go stones that have been standing in for US troops.

Here's a photo of the entire pile:


Thank you, Santa! You managed to find some games I've wanted for a long time and some games I've never heard of but am now excited to try. I'll be enjoying these for a long time. Merry Christmas!
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