Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Some new titles to the board game collection.

Why do I continue to do it?  That's what I continually ask myself after I buy a game and the euphoria of the new rush has washed away.  I only get to play games at the club once if I'm lucky and it's not always the game I bring along so why or why do I continually buy more games...















Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Retail Changes - Penneys Limited

Recently we had some flooding in Queensland thanks to Cyclone Debbie and as is my usual run of bad luck I suffered water damage in the house.  This time in an area that I had thought was water proofed, it just goes to show you that no plan is ever perfect.

As part of the clean up I had to open many soggy boxes of papers and books and rescue what I could.  Amongst them was an interesting nugget I thought I would share.  For people my age and older Penneys was a land mark building in the Brisbane CBD, it was absorbed into Coles (according to it's website in 1956?).

The Staff Guid and a Staff Magazine

I found this passage in the booklet really interesting to read about some things you do not do!
Interesting as to whether staff tell Managers these days if competitors sell identical goods cheaper?

No smoking! But it's not for your health reasons, but for the safety of stock.

Use imagination as to the wants and needs of the customer...
...every customer leaving... goes away feeling friendly and satisfied.
Co-operates and works with fellow employees...
Do not press them to buy...
...do not handle the line... direct... to where the line may be obtained.




From the Magazine of Penneys Personnel
Examples of Good and Bad Work!

Yes they celebrated staff milestones!
It's an interesting time shot from over 60 years ago.  Pity our practices in many ways have changed, not always for the better.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Warmachine Awards from 2005

When Warmachine came out it was a breath of fresh air into a (at the time) stale gaming industry.  The community was small(ish) in Brisbane but was friendly and competitive, good people to game with.  The current community doesn't seem to me to be the same, but it's just the way the game has evolved over time and who's been attracted to the game.  Then I'm always that old stick in the mud...





Monday, March 20, 2017

Why I can't afford conventions!

BrisCon17

I’m not exactly being hounded to attend but I am getting a few invitations to attend the convention.  In honesty I decided to sit down and do the sums to justify why I could not attend, on top of some other issues I had.

The event is being held at Brisbane Table Tennis Centre located at Windsor which is a 22.3 km trip, and a 29 minutes journey with the traffic being favourable.  Clearly if the traffic were to be otherwise then the time or distance will change.  This is if I were to travel by motor vehicle from my residence.

Parking is an issue.  The venue indicates parking for 50 vehicles, yet does not indicate whether it is paid parking to be there?  No where can I find any indication of free parking?  All I know is that people who have attended other exhibitions at the venue have complained about the parking options at the Centre and the surrounds.  This negative feedback I have received from others raises a red flag before I even step foot out the door.

If I were to take an Uber the fare would be $31-40 fare one way.  Clearly using Uber would be prohibitively expensive - $160 for the weekend, not an option to consider.  I would think that a full tank of petrol, say $50 for the weekend should cover the period for my personal vehicle.

Consulting Translink a bus will take me an 1 hour and 20 minutes approx, with between 2-3 bus changes and even a train depending on the route chosen and times.  Some walking would be involved somewhere between 1-2 km.  The costing of bus fares I’m unsure of how to calculate as the different zones you pass though have different costs.  Gocards I’ve never used since the last time I was on a bus was in the 1990’s.  The Translink indicates $3.90 for the trip or $1.56 for Concession Card holder which I am.

The event I’m interested in playing in costs $50 to play in for the 2 days which on the whole seems a reasonable amount.  I could not see any additional costs, but then I did not follow through the transaction to its completion, just enough to find out what the cost was as the site did not openly show each events costs (which I found annoying).

The last item to consider is keeping yourself alive - which means food and water.  In this case it means a 2l bottle of Pepsi Max for the day.  Yet some food would be needed so I’d probably do a food run at Coles or Woolworths and allocate say $10 each day. 

Let’s look then at private versus public transport.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT EVENT OVERALL 
$50 Event Fee, $50 Fuel, 2 hours lost in transit, $25 Food&Drink, Parking Cost – unknown if venue filled and it is free parking.  Parking at cost elsewhere then additional expense?
TOTAL: $125
PRO: Quick, familiar, plenty of room for my gear, not restrained by timetables (apart from the event).
CON: Parking, expense of running the car for the journey and the distance. Not a local or central venue for me.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT EVENT OVERALL
$50 Event Fee, $8 (maybe), 6 hours in transit, $25 Food&Drink, Parking Cost – Nil
TOTAL: $83
PRO: Cost, its cheap transport cost.
CON: Hours lost in transit, hoping the public transport system is on time and running, transporting gear, dealing with my mental health issues of travelling.

CONCLUSION
Firstly this is not in any way to be seen as an attack on BrisCon.  This is my way of explaining why so many events are fast becoming the playground of the persons with disposable incomes or cash.  If I was in a different position then this little piece of diatribe would not have been written. 

Times change and the dispersal of the gaming community goes with it.  Demographics is not what it was twenty, thirty or forty years ago.  Like schools whose numbers grow and diminish based on aging populations and movement, so does the gamer.  To expect certain locations to be suitable to the greater Brisbane population is a difficult matter to determine, it’s not something that a census poll is likely to ask.

For me the cost of these events are very much to be weighed against my everyday living expenses.  As a pensioner I have a very limited budget, so to lash out for an event for the prospect of nothing but camaraderie is a big ask; then I really have to justify it.  If I was a competitive player, likely to win top places and come home with a prize(s) for my effort then I’d justify the expense.  Yet as a man known as one of the unluckiest players in Brisbane, I can’t really convince myself it’s worth it.

For me that $125/$83 is a new game I haven’t played, or admission to my local game club for the next 12/8 meets.  It’s less stress and disappointment, better not to see things you know you cannot afford anymore.  There comes a time in life where the pain of not going outweighs any benefits you may get from going (and that’s probably my therapist telling me that).

So growing old as a penniless pensioner and a gamer sucks big time.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes


Galaxy of Heroes is my daily grind, apart from Pokemon GO (which I only play when I go shopping or am out).  Galaxy of Heroes (GoH) unlike Pokemon GO can be played at home without the need to be seeking out pokemon, there is enough activities happening that I can fill in a half hour to an hour a day without any problems, longer if I so require.

I enjoy the game, it has character development, guilds that you can join.  The game is essentially free, though you can spend money if you desire upgrades faster than the rest of players.  I got introduced to the game last year just after Pokemon GO, and have found that it has supplanted it as my daily game of phone games.

Below is the web address for EA if you are interested in knowing more about the game.


My current team! I'm almost Level 85 (Max), just under 7000 points before I'm there. Yes there is a Jedi among the Sith/Dark Side, but I don't have a healer amongst the Dark Siders of worth to keep the team working in prolonged battles...










Saturday, February 11, 2017

Crimson Skies (2003) by Wizkids



Thank goodness for clubs, that's all I can say, as well as to friends who have old games they are happy to part with.  How did I end up with Crimson Skies you may ask?  Well it's a long story... no not really.  When I posted my articles about my board game collection another friend on facebook mentioned his desire to obtain the pen and paper board game version of Crimson Skies.  I posted an expression of interest out there seeking a copy of him, what I got was a friend asking if I wanted his sets of the clix version of the game.  Being the hoarder and collector I could not help myself, I said yes, the price was more than fair and it is now with me waiting for a chance to be played sometime in the future...


Some closer shots of the contents, not the best, sorry in advance.




Below is courtesy of Wikipedia
Wiki link
Collector NumberFactionPilotPlane
001Broadway BombersHeather 'Ivy' IverianE-1C Avenger
002Broadway BombersKenneth 'Iron Horse' Vanderbilt 3E-1C Avenger
003Broadway BombersLt. Eugene 'Money Man' Windthorpe 3F6 Brigand
004Broadway BombersNancy 'Market Maker' MorganF6 Brigand
005Hollywood KnightsLt. Steve 'Glamour Boy' GardnerBloodhawk
006Hollywood KnightsLt. Carmen 'Killer' FloresBloodhawk
007Hollywood KnightsLt. Winifred 'Brandy' NoonanFirebrand
008Hollywood KnightsLt. Karl 'Wrongway' GrunerFirebrand
009Broadway BombersLoyle 'Showstopper' CrawfordE1C Avenger
010Hollywood KnightsCharlotte 'Charlie' SteeleBloodhawk
011Fortune HuntersRobert 'Buck' DeereP21 Mk 3 Devastator
012Fortune HuntersEllen Sue 'Tex' RyderP21 Mk 3 Devastator
013Fortune Hunters'Brooklyn' Betty CharlesFB14 'Vampire'
014Fortune Hunters'Big John' WashingtonFB14 'Vampire'
015Fortune HuntersNathan ZacharyP21 Mk 3 Devastator
016Fortune HuntersMaria SanchezFB14 'Vampire'
017Red Skull LegionHenrietta 'Hettyhawk' CorbettPeacemaker 370
018Red Skull LegionRafael 'Fencer' HerreraPeacemaker 370
019Red Skull LegionHarry 'Lucky' KenyonS2B Kestrel
020Red Skull LegionLuthor 'PryBar' PrymonS2B Kestrel
021Red Skull LegionJonathan 'Genghis' KahnS2B Kestrel
022Rajin’ CajunsLouis 'Wild Card' ThibodeauxPeacemaker 370
023Black SwansWilliam 'Fenn' FennelJ2 Fury
024Black SwansJudith 'Valkyrie' DuChampJ2 Fury
025Black SwansEdward 'Mad Eddie' SearsM210 Raven
026Black SwansYulia 'The Architect' ChelekhovaM210 Raven
027Never Released
028Never Released
029Never Released
030Never Released
031Hollywood KnightsCharlotte “Charlie” SteeleCoyote
032Blake Air SecurityPaladin BlakePR1 Defender
101Broadway BombersLoyle 'Showstopper' CrawfordF6 Brigand
102Hollywood KnightsCharlotte 'Charlie' SteeleFirebrand
103Broadway BombersCarlton 'Carpetbagger' HawthorneE-1C Avenger
104Hollywood KnightsCaptain Norm HoustonBloodhawk
458PromotionalSanta “St. Nick” ClausSanta’s Holiday Flyer
Based on the above chart I'm only missing the planes below the "Never Released" section.  From my days of running organised play events for Wizkids I'm going to have a punt and guess the last six planes were prize support and clearly the last a promotional. While it would be nice to get them all, I'm not busting a gut these days.  CMGs or anything collectable has passed me by, sure it will annoy the hell out of me that it's incomplete, but I can now live with it.  Who knows, I may even complete it on the off chance, like picking up this game like I did this weekend just past!

Till next time, keep gaming!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Lord of the Rings Radio Dramatisation BBC Radio 4



I can remember many years ago when radio still played a part in my daily life.  Thankfully Australia when I was young still had strong cultural ties with Britain and we still received much in the way of entertain programming.  The Lord of the Rings dramatisation was one of the best radio plays I had listened to apart from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.  I can recall the delimma that was the choice of either staying home and listening to the next episode or going to my game club!  It was so hard a choice.  I think in the end I bought a 90 minute play tape, put the device on slow record (can't remember the exact terminology but it doubled the recording time on the tape, a 45 minute side became 90 minutes) and hoped that when I came home I had recorded the entire episode.  In the 1980's the broadcasting authorities were notorious for not keeping to broadcasting times.

So for a long time I cherished my taped recording of the radio play.  Eventually someone in Brisbane had this appear on their shelf and when I saw it I just had to have it.  The fact that it was apparently a limited numbered edition was of no concern to me, I'd have been happy with just an ordinary copy at the time.  What did excite me more was that there was a CD of theme and incidental music included, if you have not listened to this then I suggest you find yourself a copy, it is well worth the listen.  I have included the wiki link below rather than plagiarise, so read and find out what interested me.  Find a copy, listen and enjoy, I certainly did.

Wiki Link

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Just Role Play Damn It!

Courtesy of the internet search engine...

Why oh why do we constantly have to have a new edition of a rule set?  Really?  You mean you don't know the answer to this one?  No it's not to improve the game, though that is the reasoning given in many interviews.  It's not just because the game is so popular it's had to be reprinted and in the process it's had the rules changed.  It's because once you own a set of the rules you don't need to buy another copy - period.  So how does a company that sells games exist if everyone has bought a copy?  If no more people are flocking to buy the game to justify the corporate body and expenses?  It can't, so it's like the university crowd dogma - publish or perish, it's that simple!

So maybe I've oversimplified this and there is more to it than what I've made apparent, but this is how the world exists today.  If you cannot produce a product that needs to be constantly bought, or continue to produce new lines then you will not exist long in business.  Hence people will tinker with rule sets and games, sometimes for the better, sometimes with questionable results.

As you can see from my previous posts I've been cataloguing my collections.  One of my earliest joys when I started my gaming life was role playing games.  I look at the game mechanics of the 1970's and 80's and see them as enjoyable, testing and some ground breaking.  Yet at the heart of the game was the premise of role play, the mechanics were secondary to playing and acting the roles of the imaginary characters created.  We used our minds, pencil and paper to plot out how events happened.  In the early days miniatures were slowly being made and utilised by some within the community.

I admit I have not done any role play in over a decade, my group has died off (literally for some) and from what I see the shape of role play is not what it was or how I remembered from the early days when role play first hit the scene.  It's been commercialised, accessorised, compartmentalised to suck as much cash out of you as possible.  Certainly when it comes to the named role playing games that people know and associate when you mention the hobby.

It is like everything today which has any hint of age or being out of date, it has no relevance to today's generation.  I see it in those who review, for instance board games, where they are extremely critical of most old games.  Rather than enjoying the essence of gaming and association, people prefer to denigrate them as out of date or superfluous.  Yes the game may not be as tricked out as current trends dictate, but there is still a charm to be found in an old game, even if it is only my generation who may appreciate it.

So play the game not the system.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Board Game Collection...

One of the many storage locations for my games!

I spent the Monday afternoon checking the board game collection!  Why did I do this?  Well I was finding a disparity between what I thought was on the Board Game Geek online catalogue and my memory.  My memory was fine, the catalogue was not, or my memory of putting the data in was faulty!

Well I spent a rather humid airless afternoon checking games against the data and inputting new data.  Needless to say I was somewhat gobsmacked with just how many physical boxed games I had (and I included the magazine games in here as well, though they are just a few in comparison, a drop in the ocean so to speak).  A total of 363 games which I have been collecting since the 1970's.

Below is my list of games, I'm hoping that I may entice some people to seek me out for a game if they see what is sitting on my list.  Bear in mind I've probably not played many of these games in ages, so it will be a learning curve for sure!

Based on the BGG ranking system of the games I own my top 10 games ranked are (drum roll please)....


  1. Twilight Struggle (3)
  2. Scythe (6)
  3. Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island (21)
  4. Eldritch Horror (37)
  5. El Grande (42)
  6. Race for the Galaxy (43)
  7. Lords of Waterdeep (46)
  8. Battlestar Galactica (49)
  9. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (53)
  10. Castles of Mad King Ludwig (58)

I have yet to play Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, it was an impulse with the intention of playing it at some point in time.  Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective I've had on my shelf since the day it came out (1981), it's since come back into popularity due to a reprint and PR.  Certainly Shut Up and Sit Down rated it very well.  I used the game for my Call of Cthulhu RPG game, had lots of uses!  Battlestar Galactica is another game I've yet to play.  Race for the Galaxy I've played once but I've found it just a little too confusing to get my head around the icons to get to grips with the game.  All the other games I love and will play till the cows come home, I highly recommend them to all.

Till next time.

John

GAME NAME (Alpahebetic)
BGG Rating
BGG Rank
Year Pub.
Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series
7.00
1248
1980
Ace of Aces: Powerhouse Series
7.21
1866
1981
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Battlesystem
5.45
0
1985
Age of Mythology: The Boardgame
6.16
2175
2003
Air Cav
5.92
7765
1985
Air Force
6.38
2806
1976
Air Force Dauntless Expansion Kit
6.57
0
1978
Air Strike
6.98
0
1987
Air Superiority
6.72
3103
1987
Albion: Land of Faerie
6.49
5855
1981
Alchemist Academy
5.20
0
2013
Ambush!
7.37
577
1983
Ambush! Move Out!
7.55
0
1984
Ambush! Purple Heart
7.66
0
1985
Android: Infiltration
6.64
1031
2012
Ant Army
5.20
0
1979
Arena Maximus
5.91
3788
2003
Arena of Death
5.12
11925
1980
Arkham Horror
7.36
184
2005
Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Expansion
7.33
0
2006
Arkham Horror: Dunwich Horror Expansion
7.85
0
2006
Arkham Horror: Innsmouth Horror Expansion
7.95
0
2009
Arkham Horror: Kingsport Horror Expansion
7.47
0
2008
Arkham Horror: The Black Goat of the Woods Expansion
7.47
0
2008
Arkham Horror: The King in Yellow Expansion
7.64
0
2007
Armor Supremacy
4.74
0
1976
Awesome Kingdom: The Tower of Hateskull
5.98
9058
2015
The Awful Green Things From Outer Space
6.48
1455
1979
Axis & Allies
6.73
904
2004
Aye, Dark Overlord! The Red Box
5.96
3226
2005
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (Second Edition)
7.29
5078
2007
Battle Beyond Space
6.40
3611
2012
The Battle of Five Armies
6.39
6317
1984
The Battle of Five Armies
7.00
4721
2005
Battle Over Britain
6.55
4844
1983
BattleForce
5.97
7244
1987
Battlespace
6.06
7649
1993
Battlestar Galactica
7.78
49
2008
Battlestar Galactica
6.40
8540
1979
Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion
7.80
0
2009
BattleTech
6.96
772
1985
BattleTech: Battletroops
5.93
8473
1989
BattleTech: Solaris VII: The Game World
7.22
0
1991
Battlewagon
6.35
6720
1981
Betrayal at House on the Hill
7.14
351
2004
Black Hole
5.50
10865
1978
Black Spy
6.27
3072
1981
Blitzkrieg
5.81
5706
1965
Block Mania
6.44
3127
1987
Blood Berets
5.89
8333
1993
Blood Bowl (first edition)
5.90
4879
1986
Blood Bowl (first edition): Skaven Team
6.45
0
1987
Blood Bowl (Second Edition)
6.77
1452
1988
Blood Bowl (Second Edition): Elves, Dwarfs and Dungeonbowl
6.51
0
1989
Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
7.58
204
1994
Blood Bowl Companion
6.66
0
1990
Blood Bowl Star Players
6.66
0
1989
Blood Bowl: DeathZone
7.59
0
1994
Blood Bowl: Team Manager - The Card Game
7.40
197
2011
Blood Bowl: Team Manager - The Card Game - Sudden Death
7.83
0
2013
Blood Royale
6.49
2500
1987
Bommerz over da Sulphur River
5.42
11366
1998
Bounty Hunter: Shootout at the Saloon
5.33
11560
1982
A Bridge Too Far: Operation Market Garden
7.18
6191
2010
Britannia
7.24
447
1986
Card of the Dead
5.57
10768
2011
Cards Against Humanity
6.24
1655
2009
Castle Panic
6.71
729
2009
Castle Panic: The Wizard's Tower
7.53
0
2011
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
7.76
58
2014
Catan
7.28
223
1995
Cerberus: The Proxima Centauri Campaign
5.94
10284
1979
Chainsaw Warrior
5.74
6428
1987
Chaos in the Old World
7.69
82
2009
Chaos Marauders
5.93
4948
1987
Chaos Marauders (second edition)
5.56
9960
2009
Chariot Race
6.07
5028
2016
Checkpoint Omega
6.12
0
1983
Circus Maximus
6.70
1361
1979
Citadel of Blood
6.29
5166
1980
Citadels
7.15
265
2000
City of Horror
6.77
1040
2012
City State Warfare
6.54
0
1982
Civilization
7.53
175
1980
Cleric's Revenge
5.35
0
1985
Colonial Diplomacy
6.65
2990
1994
Colossal Arena
6.81
648
1997
Conquest of the Pacific
7.08
0
2002
Coup
7.13
304
2012
Creatures & Cultists
5.14
12953
1993
Crescendo of Doom
7.25
0
1979
Crimson Skies
7.04
2382
1998
Cromwell's Victory: The Battle of Marston Moor
6.26
7718
1985
Cross of Iron
7.58
0
1978
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
5.21
12724
1988
Cutthroat Caverns
6.62
975
2007
Dark World
5.17
13072
1992
Dauntless
6.50
0
1977
Dawn Patrol
6.69
3622
1982
Deadwood
6.44
1691
2011
Deadzone
7.47
2361
2013
Death Test
6.55
0
1978
Death Test 2
6.80
0
1980
Deathwatch: Overkill
7.30
4789
2016
Decline and Fall
6.64
5888
1972
DeltaVee
5.50
11089
1981
Deltora Quest Game: the Battle to Save Deltora
2.63
0
2003
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
7.35
217
2005
Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
7.80
60
2012
Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition): Lair of the Wyrm
7.89
0
2012
Dimension Demons
4.85
12020
1981
Diplomacy
7.07
446
1959
Doom: The Boardgame
6.91
681
2004
Down with the King
5.77
6778
1981
Dragon Pass
6.75
2731
1980
Dragonlance
5.33
12623
1988
Dragonriders of Pern
5.45
11376
1983
DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game
7.48
1231
2012
Dreadfleet
7.02
1595
2011
Drover's Dilemma
0.00
0
1984
Druid: Boudicca's Rebellion, 61 A.D.
6.96
5198
1984
Duel Arcane
6.00
0
1980
Dungeon!
5.94
3266
1975
Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
6.99
528
2010
Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game
7.35
373
2011
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game
7.22
443
2011
Dust Tactics
7.23
1531
2010
Elder Sign
7.01
420
2011
Elder Sign: Unseen Forces
7.65
0
2013
Eldritch Horror
7.95
37
2013
ElfQuest
5.25
11700
1986
Elric
5.65
9660
1977
Encounters
5.70
10412
1982
Enemy in Sight
6.25
2892
1988
Escape from Altassar
5.54
0
1982
Family Business
6.11
2174
1982
Firefight
5.77
9397
1976
Forbidden Desert
7.30
209
2013
Forbidden Island
6.86
508
2010
The Forever War
5.39
11048
1983
Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
7.11
626
2011
The Fury of Dracula
6.92
1298
1987
Fury of Dracula (second edition)
7.21
327
2005
The Fury of the Norsemen
5.83
9238
1981
G.E.V.
6.92
1541
1978
G.I. Anvil of Victory
6.99
0
1982
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
7.75
67
2011
Ghost Stories
7.39
162
2008
Grail Quest
6.52
0
1980
El Grande
7.81
42
1995
Greedy Greedy
4.75
0
2009
Grind
6.68
4009
2009
The Grizzled
7.37
270
2015
Harpoon (1st & 3rd edition)
6.34
0
1981
Heart of Africa
5.54
10586
2004
Helltank
6.40
7196
1981
Helltank Destroyer
6.17
8986
1982
HeroQuest
7.01
537
1989
HeroQuest: Against the Ogre Horde
7.24
0
1993
HeroQuest: Kellar's Keep
7.04
0
1991
HeroQuest: Return of the Witch Lord
7.10
0
1991
The Hobbit
6.07
2913
2010
Holy Roman Empire
6.48
6343
1984
Horus Heresy
7.12
895
2010
The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth
7.80
3596
2015
Hot Spot
5.11
11976
1979
I.C.B.M.
5.25
0
1981
Imperial Settlers
7.60
102
2014
The Ironclads
7.27
2696
1979
The Ironclads Expansion Kit
7.40
0
1980
Judge Dredd
6.17
4039
1982
Julius Caesar
6.06
8453
1985
Junta
6.77
835
1978
Kemet
7.77
72
2012
Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot
5.51
12981
2002
King of Tokyo
7.32
174
2011
King of Tokyo: Halloween
7.28
0
2013
King of Tokyo: Power Up!
7.68
0
2012
Kingmaker
6.43
1565
1974
Kings & Things
6.54
1535
1986
Knights of Justice: The Siege of Malta, 1565
5.95
9558
1986
Kremlin
7.00
719
1986
Krosmaster: Arena
7.01
730
2012
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
7.06
553
2015
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
7.04
451
2007
Level 7 [Escape]
6.13
3431
2012
The Lonely Mountain
6.57
5875
1984
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
7.21
345
2002
Lords & Wizards
6.00
0
1977
The Lords of Underearth
6.06
9223
1981
Lords of Waterdeep
7.79
46
2012
Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
8.24
0
2013
Love Letter
7.33
164
2012
Lowenherz
7.08
662
1997
Machiavelli
7.09
1302
1977
Magic: The Gathering: Arena of the Planeswalkers
6.79
1312
2015
Man O' War
7.15
1464
1993
Mansions of Madness
7.40
202
2011
Mansions of Madness: Forbidden Alchemy
7.77
0
2011
Mars Attacks: The Dice Game
5.98
4532
2014
Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game
7.27
3131
2014
Martians!!!
5.73
9459
2009
Mega-Mania
6.66
0
1987
Memoir '44
7.53
107
2004
Middle Sea: Empires of the Feudal Age
5.50
0
1979
MidEvil
5.51
10628
2005
Midevil II: Castle Chaos
6.00
0
2006
Monopoly: Star Wars Saga Edition
5.30
12659
2005
Monsters Menace America
5.97
2811
2005
Munchkin
5.96
2934
2001
Munchkin Cthulhu
6.29
1813
2007
Mystic Vale
7.37
491
2016
Napoleon's Battles
6.59
3753
1989
Naval War
6.18
3159
1979
Nordkapp
6.80
5498
1983
Nuclear War
6.22
2003
1965
Ogre
6.96
841
1977
Olympica
6.18
7024
1978
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
7.38
187
2014
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
7.62
431
2016
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords - Base Set
7.38
212
2013
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords - Character Add-On Deck
7.69
0
2013
The Peter Principle Game
3.81
12772
1973
Port Stanley: Battle for the Falklands
6.25
8526
1984
Quarriors!
6.83
579
2011
Race for the Galaxy
7.77
43
2007
RAF
7.31
1461
1986
Ragnarok
5.72
9877
1981
Raid on St. Nazaire
7.07
1604
1987
Raiders and Traders: The Heroic Age of Greece
6.41
0
1979
Red November
6.36
1292
2008
Reich: The Iron Dream of German Unification
6.42
0
1979
Relic
6.93
928
2013
Renegade Legion: Prefect
6.17
0
1992
Rescue from the Hive
5.66
9842
1981
The Return of the Stainless Steel Rat
6.56
5100
1981
Richard I the Lionheart
6.30
0
1981
Risk: Godstorm
6.31
2034
2004
Risk: Star Wars Edition
7.25
610
2015
Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition
6.46
1560
2003
Rivets
6.33
4714
1977
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
8.02
21
2012
RoboRally
7.16
273
1994
Rogue Trooper
6.02
5332
1987
Rum Rebellion
4.15
0
1983
Runebound (Second Edition)
6.90
589
2005
Saganami Island Tactical Simulator
6.82
5662
2005
Samurai
7.44
147
1998
Scythe
8.37
6
2016
Security Station
6.30
0
1980
Sentinels of the Multiverse
7.37
208
2011
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics
8.15
0
2012
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City
7.93
0
2012
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines
8.23
0
2013
Shadows over Camelot
7.16
286
2005
Shanghai Trader
6.54
4282
1986
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
7.86
53
1981
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Adventures by Gaslight
7.00
0
1986
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Mansion Murders
7.72
0
1983
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game
7.52
131
2010
Silent Death
6.95
2307
1990
Sky Galleons of Mars
6.63
4611
1988
Smash Up
6.91
523
2012
Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
7.40
0
2013
Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set
6.88
0
2013
Space Crusade
6.91
962
1990
Space Crusade: Mission Dreadnought
6.99
0
1991
Space Empires
6.84
0
1981
Space Hulk: Death Angel -The Card Game
6.98
482
2010
Space Hulk: Death Angel -The Card Game: Mission Pack 1
7.31
0
2011
Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game: Space Marine Pack 1
7.33
0
2011
Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery
7.48
252
2012
Spellbinder
5.41
0
1980
Squad Leader
7.47
391
1977
Star Commander
6.22
9018
1983
Star Fleet Battles
6.79
1451
1979
Star Fleet Battles (Designer's Edition)
7.25
5199
1979
Star Fluxx
6.43
1502
2011
Star Realms
7.65
79
2014
Star Trader
7.08
2954
1982
Star Trek: Attack Wing
7.62
740
2013
Star Trek: Expeditions
6.52
1700
2011
Star Trek: Expeditions - Expansion Set
6.75
0
2012
Star Trek: Five-Year Mission
6.46
2445
2015
Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion
6.51
1888
2014
StarCraft: The Board Game
7.34
290
2007
Starfire
6.73
3369
1979
Starfire II
6.52
0
1980
Starfire III, Empires
5.97
0
1982
StarGate
5.64
10230
1979
Starleader: Assault!
4.71
0
1982
Stars *n* Bars
7.23
0
1985
Starship Troopers
6.45
2032
1976
Stomp!
5.65
10392
1978
The Succession Wars
6.22
4945
1987
Summoner Wars: Guild Dwarves vs Cave Goblins
7.67
334
2009
Summoner Wars: Master Set
7.63
106
2011
Summoner Wars: Phoenix Elves vs Tundra Orcs
7.61
332
2009
Super Dungeon Explore
6.98
861
2011
Super Dungeon Explore: Von Drakk Manor Level
7.82
0
2013
Sushi Go Party!
7.79
238
2016
Talisman
6.41
1534
1983
Talisman (Revised 4th Edition)
6.58
1024
2007
Talisman City
6.35
0
1989
Talisman Dragons
6.38
0
1993
The Talisman Dungeon
6.50
0
1987
Talisman Expansion Set
6.94
0
1986
Talisman Timescape
5.85
0
1988
Talisman: The Adventure
6.89
0
1986
Tannhauser
6.47
1487
2007
Tannhauser: Operation Novgorod
7.31
0
2007
Terror in Meeple City
6.98
526
2013
Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin
7.52
224
2012
Ticket to Ride
7.49
105
2004
Titan
6.97
668
1980
Titan Strike!
5.43
10850
1979
Top Gun
5.49
11452
1986
Trailblazer
5.60
10522
1981
Trains
7.27
302
2012
Translyvania
5.29
0
1981
Treasure of the Silver Dragon
6.03
0
1980
Treasure of Unicorn Gold
5.70
0
1981
Twilight Struggle
8.36
3
2005
Tyrants of the Underdark
8.00
605
2016
Upwords
5.68
5365
1981
Valley of the Kings: Afterlife
7.51
922
2015
Vector 3
5.25
11672
1979
Voyage of the B.S.M. Pandora
6.57
3538
1981
Wabbit Wampage
5.89
6522
1985
The War At Sea (first edition)
6.63
0
1975
War in the Falklands
5.78
10366
1982
War of the Ring
6.55
2070
1977
WarCraft: The Board Game
6.15
2324
2003
Warhammer Quest
7.40
566
1995
Warlock
5.78
7131
1980
Warlords: China in Disarray, 1916-1950
5.62
10536
1986
Warmachine: High Command
6.25
3464
2013
WarpWar
6.21
4802
1977
Warrior Knights
6.62
2473
1985
Warrior Knights
6.88
734
2006
Warrior Knights: Crown and Glory
7.67
0
2007
The Warriors of Batak
5.77
10599
1982
Web and Starship
6.17
7222
1984
Welcome Back to the Dungeon
7.19
1979
2016
What the Food?!
6.29
6482
2013
When Darkness Comes
5.58
10310
2002
When Darkness Comes: Hell Unleashed
6.08
0
2002
When Darkness Comes: The Horror Within
6.19
0
2002
Wings
6.94
4231
1981
Wings of War: Burning Drachens
7.15
932
2005
Wings of War: Famous Aces
6.87
684
2004
Wings of War: Watch Your Back!
6.98
909
2005
The Witcher Adventure Game
6.51
1887
2014
World of Warcraft Miniatures Game
6.56
2305
2008
WorldKiller
5.29
11532
1980
Wreckage
5.51
11062
2003
Zombicide
7.34
239
2012
Zombiegeddon
5.74
7990
2009
Zombies!!!
5.89
3639
2001
Zombies!!! 2: Zombie Corps(e)
6.01
0
2002
Zombies!!! 3:  Mall Walkers
6.10
0
2003
Zombies!!! 4: The End...
6.23
0
2004
Zombies!!! 5: School's Out Forever
6.24
0
2006