Posts Tagged ‘strategy board games’

Zombies!!: Amazon Review

Posted: February 7, 2010 by datechguy in amazon reviews, gaming, hobbies
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My review of the board game Zombies!! is available at Amazon.com here.

It should be pointed out that this game predates the movie Zombieland by a good many years. It’s not as funny but it’s pretty good.

My review of the Mafia Board Game Blood Feud In New York is available at Amazon.com here.

Although the chance to rule New York might prove irresistible be warned in a 5+ player game this game tends to be very unforgiving to both the too timid or the too bold.

I’ve noticed our group rarely plays it anymore suggesting that although it is a fun game its replay value is less that you might expect. If you are looking for a more “family friendly” and less complicated way to fight the mob wars there’s always Family Business.

My review of master game designer Reiner Knizia’s board game Ra is available at Amazon.com here.

My weekly game group was short this week leaving us with only 4, we learned this one on the fly and was able to get in two games in under an hour. When a fifth showed up a few hours late he was able to grasp the game and join in one more game before we called it an early night finishing before 11:30.

The measure of a well balanced strategy game system is:

On that contains different paths to victory

Regularly rewards the best players

Contains enough luck so the outcome is not guaranteed

Ra certainly does the trick but with a max of 5 players we likely won’t be getting back to it for a while.