Monthly Archives: January 2012

Christmas Presents

I got a lot of games for Christmas this year including…..


Talisman is a cult classic board game with a fantasy theme. There are 14 characters a player can control, from the heroic Warrior to the powerful Sorcerer. In this perilous adventure, play centers around the journey of these gallant heroes to find and claim the Crown of Command, a magical artifact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. Only with strength, courage, wisdom and a few good dice rolls will players be able to survive the ultimate test and beat their opponents to victory. Part of the Talisman series of games.

I have the 3rd edition but wanted this one because of all the expansions available.

Thanks Paul



Twilight Imperium Shattered Empires

The first expansion for Twilight Imperium (third edition) features four new races that are unseen in previous editions, more balanced Strategy cards, more belligerent Objective cards, several new surprises for neutral planets, two more sets of plastic units, rules (with more than a dozen new optional variants), and enough additional systems for a fourth ring around Mecatol Rex. Now its 3-8 players. If you played TI3 and had some ideas for potential improvements, they are probably incorporated in Shattered Empire.

I’ve had the base game for years, but always wanted this expansion, but I didn’t want to spend the money.

Thanks Ted.



7 Wonders: Leaders adds 42 new cards to the base game of 7 Wonders, comprising four new guilds, one new wonder card, and 36 (+1 blank) white “Leader” cards. At the start of the game, each player takes a hand of four leaders and may play one at the start of each of the three Ages. Unlike the standard cards, leaders cost money (not resources). The expansion comes with a new Wonder – the ancient city of Rome – and contains 6-gold tokens made of cardboard for more efficient money-management.

I’ve only have had this game a short time but it has been coming out a lot on the table lately. I have been thinking of getting this one.

Thanks Thomas.


Settlers of Catan: 5 to 6 Player expansion

Allows you to add up to two more opponents to The Settlers of Catan. The only change in the rules is that there is a building round at the end of each turn in which any player can build. Belongs to the Catan Series.

I also had this one for years  but never purchased the expansion.


Uno 40th Aniversary Edition

Players race to empty their hands and catch opposing players with cards left in theirs, which score points. In turns, players attempt to play a card by matching its color, number, or word to the topmost card on the discard pile. If unable to play, players draw a card from the draw pile, and if still unable to play, they pass their turn. Wild and special cards spice things up a bit.

Thanks Anna for both of these.




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Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Games

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