Ora et Labora by Uwe Rosenberg and stands in the heritage of Agricola, Le Havre, and at the gates of Loyang. For all of these games contain elements that are assembled to a new game.
Original and not included in the other games, the pension level, which Uwe Rosenberg begins already at Farmerama is a simplified version. In each round, this automatically turns on and changes the availability of raw materials. Thus, the raw material places wood, peat, grain, clay, money, grapes, stone and sheep are up to 10 collectible. The Joker is doing a little flexibility because it can be used for any other substance.
The players decide first whether they want to play with the Irish or the French buildings. Some differences in the functions are built in, but it's the only game feeling to the atmosphere. May be burned in Ireland whiskey, while more comes to wine production in France. Read more »
Tags: Asmodee , Lookout Games , Strategy
The island is sinking! Every man for himself.
Women and children Me first! The story of the sinking Atlantis is certainly known to everyone. In The Iceland by Julian Courtland-Smith two to four players can embark on a sinking island. Already in 2011, this game was as Survive: Escape from Atlantis published by Stronghold Games and was made available this year as The Iceland Asmodee of a larger community of players!.
At the beginning of the game once the island has to be built. These are the Hexplättchen that rock, wood and stone show, put on the board. A special feature here is the same, because the platelets show not only varied terrain, they are also different thicknesses. So that the high cliffs jut out over the forest, which in turn is higher than the beach.
The island is ready, the five sea monsters are set to their fields and the players in turn your figures on the island. This may only be an adventurer in every field. The special feature of the figures is that each carries a number under the foot. This can have a value of one to six, and shows the value of the figure. However, the players may look at these numbers only build. In this game have to be kept hidden. The characters are set, each player may put two boats and the game can begin.
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Tags: Asmodee , Stronghold Games
As the name suggests, it draws our farmers in the remoteness of the bogs and forests. In this new environment, it is the task of the player to build a profitable farm and to ensure the well-being of family members. But there are some new challenges to master.
To start a game, each player takes a farmyard as usual and sets before him on the table. However, this is not, as in the basic game, free cultivable, but already contains several forest and moor tiles. Each player draws at the start masks a start card and arranges the tiles according to the figure. Thus, all players have a different starting lineup, which, however, are comparable in total. more »
Tags: Asmodee , extension , Lookout Games
Deep snow covered the fjords of Norway. Trains have great need to find a way through the icy driving. It was not until the last minute all the time they reach the port city of Stockholm. But there's no time for rest. After a short stay, the journey continues towards Denmark. Since "train to train" was published in 2004, new enhancements coming back on the market. In this edition of 2008, the journey continues in northern areas - to Scandinavia. more »
Tags: Asmodee , Days of Wonder , Railway
Antione Bauza has undoubtedly created in 7 Wonders his masterpiece, with Takenoko from the small agile Publisher Edition Matagot now comes another game of comic fans on the table. Takenoko is the Japanese word for bamboo and so it is no surprise that the players have to plant bamboo in this game and have to protect it from an abundant gluttonous panda ..
This bamboo grows in the imperial garden where it is cared for by a gardener. The players now take care of certain tasks, after which the garden develops and they get victory points for their successful implementation.
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Tags: Asmodee , family game , Matagot
Small World goes underground. Phillippe and zany cast of Days of Wonder have a completely new stand-alone game created that can "to Small World" appear on a new page with new people and properties, as well as some new rules. Basically, is played with the basic rules of Small World, so we do not have to elaborate on the basic game in this review and to our article about the original - can point game.
The new, tailored for the number of players game plans are colorful and now have a river that runs right through the different areas beschaffenen. Thus, the first rule detail is already disclosed that has changed compared to the base game. Although people may swim in the river, but do not stay there. In a conquest, a player may put a creature so to a flow field, but he has to put it back when redistributing to the mainland. more »
Tags: Asmodee , Days of Wonder
It is so far. The winter has arrived, at least here in the mountains. What is there more beautiful than to enjoy a sunny winter day a the white splendor. But what is one to do when there is no snow in sight, or you would prefer to stay in the warm and dry apartment? The Lamont brothers have since remedied the situation. In her Snow Tails from the publisher Asmodee two to five players can compete in a sled dog race. Whether the game is good as an adequate substitute winter fun, let's look more closely at once.
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