On The Shelf: Small World

30 06 2011

The rise and fall of civilizations may sound like a deep topic, but with only a couple of rules, that’s exactly what Small World simulates on its aptly-named board.

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On The Shelf: Android

26 06 2011

Been slacking off with the blogging for awhile – mostly because work is a pain in the ass right now, but hopefully I’ll get things normalized back here with this post.

Anyway, here’s another one for those who played Clue when they were young, but want to take it to another level. Android is the future of murder.

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Games: Ca$h ‘n Gun$

3 06 2011

Have you ever seen Reservoir Dogs? Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 modern gangster flick is a classic of the genre – mostly because of he classic stand-off sequence. You just can’t beat the pure iconic imagery of it: guys in suits aiming guns at each other in a stalemate.

Well, the fun thing with board games is that you can do a lot of things with it – and one of them is to simulate that stand off. That’s where Ca$h ‘n Gun$  comes in.

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On The Shelf: Twilight Struggle

3 06 2011

“Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle…”
– John F. Kennedy

The Cold War’s long behind us, yet it still resonates in global culture. Comprising near half-a-century, it seems like it would be impossible to simulate into a board game. However, it’s been done and done well. Let me introduce Twilight Struggle!

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On The Shelf: Nightfall

26 05 2011

Sometimes you just want some rip-and-tear fun, for that there’s Nightfall!

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On The Shelf: Power Struggle

25 05 2011

Here’s a new feature on Nerdsamurai. One of the biggest difficulties in hobby gaming here in the Philippines is that we have to import a whole lot of stuff. Some of the retail outlets pick up the slack and Gaming Library is fast becoming a wonderful resource for buying games. However, new games can be a touch expensive.

One of the simpler ways to lighten the price load of games is to buy second-hand stuff. Well, that’s what the Off The Shelf feature on Nerdsamurai is about. Prospective sellers of hobby games send me their stuff and I make posts about them and provide contact info for the parties involved. Plus, I’m doing it for free. Expect a daily Off The Shelf post from me, so you can see what’s available out there before shelling out the big bucks.

For our inaugural post, here’s Power Struggle!

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