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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Brotherhood

 
GDW game on organized crime struggle for a single city.
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[7 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Popular Front

 
(from Numbskull):
On July 17, 1936, this phrase was broadcast throughout Spain, signaling the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, one of the bloodiest civil wars of the modern era, and what could be considered the beginning of World War II. Within a day, one third of Spain was under the control of Nationalist forces attempting to stage a military coup. Over the next three years, what began as a military rebellion evolved into the physical battle lines of the much larger ideological conflict spreading across Europe between Fascism and Communism.
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[6 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Looney Bin

(from Numbskull):
The Looney Bin is an uproarious deduction game with fast action – reaction card play that depicts the occurrences of an insane asylum. Be the first to cure all the patients in your ward by deducing which treatments they will respond to. Attempt to prevent your colleagues from curing their patients while you all experience the mayhem that is the Looney Bin.

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Last of the Independents

 
 
(from Numbskull)
Last of the Independents is a Euro-style, Americana themed historical simulation game. Set in the post WW2-era, it is as fast paced and cutthroat as the automotive industry itself. Players must design, engineer, and promote cars as they compete against each other, “The Big 3,” and the economy. This is accomplished with a combination of set company profiles, advantageous investment allocation, and clever card play.
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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bull Moose

 
(from numbskull games):
Bull Moose is a U. S. presidential election game based on the 1912 election. The split in the Republican party resulted in Teddy Roosevelt launching the Progressive Party. Concurrently the Socialists under Eugene Debs had their best showing to date. The Prohibitionists fielded Eugene Chaffin running only 7 years prior to the passing of the 18th Amendment (prohibition).
This resulted in a 5 way race in which the Democrats actually won and the third party, the Progressives came in second. The election is represented by a straightforward, card driven, …

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[3 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Warlords: China in Disarray

 
 
Panther Games’ light strategic representation of the ‘Warring States’ period after WWI running through the
formation of the KMT, CCP, and the Japanese invasion. This Aussie game comes close on the heels of Empires
in Arms, and (though much lighter) shows some of the same design features – though this is more of
a pure balance of power game, at least in the early eras.
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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Great War 1914-1918

(from One Small Step)
There never was a war like the Great War, whether before or since. It was a war which everyone expected-indeed which some demanded and desired passionately-but when it came, it came as a surprise and in a way no one anticipated. It was a war which everyone had been preparing for , but for which no one was prepared. And it was a war of unsurpassed horrors, unspeakable stupidity and awe-filled courage and devotion to duty.
Nothing in history ever quite resembled the nature of the Great War. …

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[11 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
C. C. Higgins

(from Numbskull games)
C. C. HIGGINS RAIL PASS is a railroad board game that lets you relive the excitement of a railroad executive in the heyday of rail travel. Collect sets of rail passes as you travel the rails of historically and geographically authentic North American railroad companies of 1920. A simple, fast moving strategy game of skill without dice or chance cards, suitable for the entire family.
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[10 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Origins of WWII

 
James Dunnigan’s follow up on Origins of WWI, in this more popular setting. One of the earlier power-politics
games that he designed/guided in his career. Short (1/2 hour or so) area control game with some intriguing
possibilities for real negotiations, without sacrificing the historical aspects.
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[9 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Chaco War

 
20th Century engagement between Paraguay and Bolivia, showcasing a war driven more by the generals than by political aims.
Includes significant supply, political infighting among officers, and engineering rules.
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