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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
White Dragon Enterprises
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Seminole
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Marco Keja
Netherlands
Leusden
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Publisher/Edition: Z-Man Games
Version: First edition 2010
Language: English
Language dependency: No necessary in-game text
Condition: Like new (corners of the box show a little white)
Presence in Essen: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Brian Hazzard
United States
Christiansburg
Virginia
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Very Good condition, never played.

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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
A. Mandible
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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In collection since 2015-10-17.

Not sure how I ended up getting two Pocket Battles a month apart without playing either one of them. Though also, one of them has been misplaced, which is not a thing I even thought I would ever do. So I don't even remember if this is the one sitting lonely on the shelf, or if it's the Civil War one. Does it matter? Are some in the series better than others?
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Marco Keja
Netherlands
Leusden
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Publisher/Edition: Z-Man Games
Version: First edition 2010
Language: English
Language dependency: No necessary in-game text
Condition: Like new (corners of the box show a little white)
Presence in Essen: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Daniel Blumentritt
United States
Austin
Texas
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Years Played: 1
Games Played: 1 open

Result: Win
 
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Will Shaw
United Kingdom
Fleet
Hampshire
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English second edition 2014.
Good condition.
Free postage within UK.
 
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
vincent vereecke
Belgium
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Condition: New
Version: Zman
Language dependency: Rules in English

Starting Bid: 4 euros
BIN: 7 euros

Auction ends: October 1st, random time

In Essen from Thursday to Saturday.
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Carthoris Pyramidos
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P is for Pocket Battles.

I think Elves vs. Orcs is my favorite of the Pocket Battles games, but what I like best is unlikely combinations: Elves vs. Celts, Persians vs. Orcs, etc. I like that this game is highly portable and plays fast, but it does still take up a fair amount of table space, even though it's boardless.
 
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
White Dragon Enterprises
United States
Seminole
Florida
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Griff Glowen
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
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Edition: English
Language: English; no necessary in-game text
Condition: Opened but never played - all still in excellent condition
 
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
HANJEL T
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20 min. 2 players.
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Carthoris Pyramidos
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Centennial
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Two copies of this one, actually. I haven't yet played a session with armies greater than 100 points (that would require the second set), but I like the idea of having more copies of some of the low-count troops. It's a fun game, and Prp plays it pretty well.

The Pocket Battles games are what I'll be reaching for when I'm missing BattleLoreand Summoner Wars.
 
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White Dragon Enterprises
United States
Seminole
Florida
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Carthoris Pyramidos
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Centennial
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It was a battling week for me!

Monday was the first of two separate sessions of BattleLore. Prp played as Daqan (for the first time ever) using the Guardians of Lore army in "Damming the Muir River," while my Uthuk army was Harvest of Flesh in the "Veil of Secrets" scenario. The whole game used no expansion content of any kind. Prp got an early lead, seizing the banner on her side, and the river ford that would score her VP. In retrospect, she should have put both Rune Golem units on her right, in order to prolong her exploitation of the ford, because a detachment of three Viper units were able to both hold the banner on my side and kill two of the Rune Golems, causing her to pull back the third in fear. I caught up with some serious killing. The Roc was the second Daqan unit to go down; after it wiped out some Flesh Rippers I pinned it against the edge of the board with Blood Harvesters and a Viper Legion. On the whole, I was pleasantly surprised at how useful the Viper Legions were.
Final score: I won 17 to 10.



Later in the week, a reversed-factions rematch featured my Daqan in "Barrow Mounds of the Gatesmen," and Prp's Uthuk in "Bleeding Skies." She used a modified Harvest of Flesh that traded the extra lore for barricades, and swapped out one Flesh Harvester for an extra Viper Legion. In retrospect, this scenario is probably better with Blood Sisters than Viper Legions. It was part of the Warband of Scorn kit. Everything else in this play was from the base game. The game was interrupted after turn 5, and resumed to complete the crushing defeat of the Uthuk Y'llan by turn 8. Rune Golems never even used their special ranged attacks!



I had another lunchtime play of Pandemic at work. We played with four players and six epidemics in the deck, and we won solidly, although defeat was just around the corner.

Prp and I had our first play of Carcassonne for a while. We played with base game plus Hills, Vineyards, and Castle expansions only. With savvy use of Vineyards, Prp scored 21 points with a single Abbot! But I still won.

In a lunchtime game of Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs, we played 60-point armies. My furshlugginer Hero couldn't roll a hit (.50 odds per die) in ten dice! My elves lost, of course.

In our final "So Hideous a Chain" session for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, I lost with three new decks. My Yellow Serpent was a sound design, but I never really recovered from having my turn-two Feathered Serpent Infernally Obssessed by my opponent. The next two plays were three-player games. My new decks Bad Vibrations and Hour of the Gugs were no match for time-tested standards in the hands of my opponents.

I played Innovation at lunch again, and beat the game's owner. I ran the table, thanks mostly to Pottery, which was still scoring for me right up to the end.

Prp and I had two sessions of Summoner Wars, and she won both with a deck that is now her new favorite--Smitten Demagogue.
Champ: Her
Non-Starting Commons: Cultists, Zealots (4 ea., same as base deck)
Mutants (8): Absorption, Barbed, Burrow, Horror, Incanter, Poison, Spew, Winged

I lost to the lovesick mutamancer first with a Vanguard deck Farthen's Enantiodromia.
Champs: Archangel, Master Bullock, Korbolden
Non-Starting Commons: Demon Hands, Warrior Angels, Woeful Brothers



Then she absolutely flattened my Sand Cloaks deck Murderous Marek.
Champs: Fink, Spider, Violet
Non-Starting Commons: Hunters, Assassins, Renegades
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
Cody Baker
United States
Van Nuys
California
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Box is worn but I never got a chance to play

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White Dragon Enterprises
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Seminole
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Matt Richardson
United States
Adrian
Michigan
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Condition: Played Once. Box and game are good condition.
Edition/Publisher: 1st Edition / Z-MAN Games
Language: English
Shipping: Ships free via FedEx, UPS, or USPS to US lower 48 only. Will not ship elsewhere.
 
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Board Game: Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1810] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
G Mc
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
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Item for Geeklist "All for your lovely games ❤✩♛"
 
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Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Francesco Sirocchi
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Lingua: Inglese

Dipendenza dalla lingua: solo il regolamento

Stato: A+ Ancora incelofanata

Consegna a Play: Sabato o Domenica
 
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Carthoris Pyramidos
United States
Centennial
Colorado
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The week started on Monday morning with a play of Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs with 60-point armies. My orcs were lucky, and got a lot of punch out of kobold-supported Fanatic and Boulder Thrower both. Prplerose had cause to regret sending her Treeman after my Troll: Treeman missed, and Troll delivered three wounds, entirely sucking up the Elves' reserve of command tokens. The game was over in two rounds.

I spent Monday evening teaching my parents to play Zark City. After a learning game which I won, my mom won the next two plays. The first of these was a straightforward win, but in the second, I was forced into a kingmaker position, and decided to block Dad (whose turn was next), knowing that he wouldn't be able to stop Mom. Alternately, I could have blocked Mom and just let Dad win.



Thursday was Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game at "So Hideous a Chain." I played three games against John. In the first, my Arthropods and Avatars used an early Shocking Transformation to bring out X-Oonth for Mi-Go dominance against John's Arkham 911. In the second, he kept the same deck and managed to sweep all stories against my Daring the Design. Then he got out his trusty Eye of Y'golonac for another shutout against my Blasphemous Banquet. (My late-game Dick Pickman powerhouse was still no match for Y'golonac and Shub together.)

Before giving a lecture on Friday, I roped a couple of attendees into a three-player game of Martian Chess. As they were just beginners trying to get their heads wrapped around the game, of course I crushed them without any effort (17 to 7 to 10). I wonder if this game would be easier if it didn't have "chess" in its name.



Prplerose and I played our first game of Concordia: Salsa on Saturday. We added the salt commodity from Salsa and played on the Hispania map (but not with the Forum). The personality card tableau seemed to clear off with alarming speed, and after scoring, we discovered that four cards had been missing from the deck: Farmer, Vintner, one Colonist, and one Prefect! Ah, well. It was a good game, and our scores were gratifyingly high, considering the missing cards, and that neither of us could build even ten houses before I emptied the tableau. My strategy emphasized Jupiter and Mercurius, with a very healthy Saturnus as an afterthought.



For my Sunday morning solitaire play, I tackled the solitaire variant of the Monument scenario in Rune Age, using the Orcs of the Barren Plains. I used no mercenaries, and didn't bother to put out any 1-gold cards for purchase. Although I thought things weren't going so well at mid-game, I landed a win in 20 minutes, with one event card to spare.

To my surprise, Prplerose challenged me to a play of Nexus Ops! It was a great, close game. We played on the standard board setup, with some alternate exploration tokens, Time Is of the Essence, and alternate units. Prplerose was in the lead (when we weren't tied), until the very last turns of the game. She allowed me to dominate the monolith with my Wyrms. She begged, "Don't kill me," in my penultimate turn, so I didn't. It gave her one more turn to try to get the win: "Ha!" she said, believing she'd psyched me out. But I knew I could score a non-combat VP the very next turn ("Research Study: Magma Pool"), and I did, after her desperate flanking assault came up empty because of my exploding Shardians.

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