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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
All is Lost Save Honour

(from Europa Simulazioni)
All is lost save Honour is a game about the campaigns fought during the Italian Wars (1494-1530), mainly between the Hapsburgs (the Empire) and the Valois (the French kingdom). This first volume is dedicated to the campaigns between Agnadello (1509) and Pavia (1525).
We had to make a selection of all those campaigns fought in Italy during the Italian Wars. The five campaigns we have included are:
– Agnadello 1509, Venice defends its Republic against her foes.
– Novara 1513, the Swiss against the French army. The last triumph of the …

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[23 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Cortes: Conquest of the Aztecs

A two-player wargame that covers the epic three month siege of Tenochtitlan, the climactic battle for control of Mexico, fought in 1521.
This game is the only one that I am aware of that includes rules for Human Sacrifice…

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[13 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Dutch Golden Age (Video Review)

The game is played on a large game board of the Netherlands, divided into provinces. In addition, there are boxes for the East and the West Indies, and track round the edge of the board with the majority of spaces listing two of the ten provinces (in various combinations) that earn players varying amounts of income based on their influences in those provinces, or income spaces that earn players a flat income.

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[26 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Merchants of Amsterdam

Amsterdam in 1600 was a booming town for trade and exploration. Dutch merchants traveled the world looking for valuable goods. The game features a special auction clock to support the use of the traditional Dutch auction.

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[9 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
VOC – Quick Hit

Each player takes the role of a merchant living at the end of the sixteenth century. These merchants sent out ships to explore and expand the profitable trade in the east, where they traded cloves, nutmeg, silk and tea in such remote areas as India, Indonesia, China and Japan. These goods were then sold at great profit in the West. The journey, however, was a dangerous one, and fitting out a ship was prohibitively expensive. Merchants therefore cooperated in small groups, called compagnies in Dutch, to fit out ships together.

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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Armada (Video Review)

Armada is a grand strategic simulation of the two critical years in the Anglo-Spanish conflict that raged into the opening years of the Seventeenth Century. Emphasis is placed on the financial planning that was concomitant to any campaign. Each Player, but especially the Spanish, has substantial resources. However, just as in the historical situation, each Player must carefully plan a cost-efficient strategy.

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[19 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
Endeavor (Video Review)

A game of world exploration and empire building. You represent a European empire colonizing the Mediterranean and shipping to all parts of the world to increase the empire’s glory and status in Industry, Culture, Finance and Politics.

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[2 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
A Most Dangerous Time (Video Review)

This is the game that made Tetsuya Nakamura famous. As you have seen from MMP’s Fire in the Sky and from MMP’s A Victory Lost, Nakamura provides a unique insight into military history. MMP is proud to present what is widely considered to be his finest effort. Instead of providing a broad overview of Feudal Japan, A Most Dangerous Time focuses in on the most dire moment of all: 1570-1584. Oda Nobunaga, one of the most notorious figures in Japanese history, fights against all of Japan and the victor will …

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[8 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Heads of State (Video Review)

A board game with nobles rising to power in the Provinces and the Royal courts of 16th-18th century Europe. There is a hierarchy of nobles and players compete to get the best nobles in each area to gain control of countries.

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[29 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Here I Stand (Video Review)

Here I Stand is the first card-driven game to prominently feature secret deal-making. A true six-sided diplomatic struggle, the game places a heavy emphasis on successful alliance-building through negotiations that occur away from the table during the pre-turn Diplomacy Phase.