Ravensburger Broom Service – Strategy Game (81083) 5368

Review for broom service - strategy

Price was $25.73. I wasn't sure if i would like broom service. And even now i can't put my finger on what i like about this game. But i do really like it. Gameplay is interesting with players playing cards and taking brave or cowardly actions, moving witches, receiving potions, or cashing in potions. The interesting twist is that if another player takes a brave actions after you do, you don't get to take any action, but if you take a cowardly one and no one else has that card you will be cursing that you didn't play it bravely. All of that is great and makes for a pretty good game. But what really puts it over the top is the special cards that affect each round. Some rounds maybe you could discard a card for points in lieu of the action or maybe you get negative points for winding up on the prairies or mountains. These special round actions are randomized for every game and the timing of their arrival and this randomization really makes the game new and interesting every time. Highly recommend this game and definitely worth a try or buy!

-N. Stacey

Broom service – strategy running out of potions? then it’s time for broom service! wild witches zoom on their brooms, covering miles their vials throughout the magical realm. they search and scour the land -ravensburger broom service – strategy game

  • Characteristic: 2-5 Players; Ages 10+.
  • Characteristic: Contents: 1 Double Sided Game Board, 15 Wooden Pawns & 5 Wooden Markers, Instructions.

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First off let me describe a little bit about me so you can understand where this review is coming from. I own about 50 tabletop boardgames ranging from random (munchkin and fluxx), part game (times up, code names, dixit, cash n guns), light strategy (camel up, king of tokyo, bang! ) to heavier strategy (revolution, castles of mad king ludwig, and robo rally). This game falls under heavier strategy to be sure. . Quick look: the game is 2-5 players with 4-5 players being the sweet spot. It will also take about 45-60 minutes to play 4-5 players. Each player will be using a deck of 10 cards (4 movement, 2 "sell potion", 3 make potions, and one weather fairy for clouds). Players will choose 4 out of the 10 cards to play. Each card can either be played "brave" or "cowardly". Playing "cowardly" is probably the wiser choice, but "brave" play can give you a slight bonus. Players will be moving their "witch" tokens (2 of them) on a play board consisting of various landscape types (prairie, forest, hills, and mountains. ) selling potions to the various towers give you points. Collecting clouds will earn pints at the end of the game which is a typical mechanic in these "european style" games - and this is certainly a european game since the cards also come in french. . Game play: player one plays his 1st card (say a mountain witch) cowardly and immediately moves one of witch tokens on a adjacent mountain terrain spot on the board. The next player must play their mountain witch card - if they don't have one they must pass. So basically it is much like having to follow "suit" in various card games. If a player decides to play "brave" then they must wait for everyone to play their "mountain witch" card (or whatever card was played first). If someone after them plays mountain witch (as per our example) and says "brave" then the previous "brave" player does not get to take his turn and forfeits his mountain witch card. When all players have played their 4 cards then the round is over. After 7 rounds of play which witch wil have the most points? . . Opinion: i like this game. My wife liked it along with two 12 year old girls in the family. My son 15 would rather play video games (but he loves robo rally). Unlike robo rally where you program your cards and can basically set up how your turn is going to go, this game does not play that linear. If someone plays a hill witch card and you don't want to play yours until you played the forest witch, too bad! you have to follow suit. So you should not plan on it working out the way you were expecting. The nice thing is the way the board is designed you usually have numerous options to move one of your two witches. Most terrain spaces have 3 other terrains attached to it. It might take 1 or 2 plays to get used to it. I've played it three times, and really enjoy the strategy elements of it, but have come to realize that sometimes my "plan" won't work out. . Final word: i got the game for 28 bucks, and think that i will get 28 bucks worth of play out of it. My game group should enjoy it, but it is a slightly heavier game than most of the games my group plays. Broom service won the kennerspiel des jahres 2015 - that is the game of the year award handed to a "heavier strategy game of the year". It got a lot of flack from gamers because it really isn't that heavy of a strategy game, but it certainly require more strategy than say camel up or code names which won game of the year. - find a board game group in your town and play it before you buy it. I played it on a tuesday - bought it 3 days later. The Best broom service - strategy as-of ( May 2019 ) | Ravensburger-Toys And Games Review Characteristic Ravensburger Broom Service - Strategy Game Card-based board game combining luck, skill, bluffing and clever hand management. 2-5 players; ages 10+. Contents: 1 double sided game board, 15 wooden pawns & 5 wooden markers, instructions. Playing time: 45-75 minutes. Winner of the prestigious kennerspiel des jahres 2015 award .

Ravensburger Broom Service - Strategy Game Review (81083)

My game group had a fun time playing it. Risk taking, vs conservative moves. -B. Aldana

Ravensburger Broom Service Strategy Game

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  • Brand: Ravensburger
  • Color: Multi
  • EAN: 7104623871856
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Product Dimensions:
    Height:2.75 inches
    Length:8.75 inches
    Weight:2.37 pounds
    Width:12.25 inches
  • ItemPart/Serial Number: RAV81083
  • Manufacturer: Ravensburger
  • Recommended Max-Age: 180
  • Suggested Min-Age: 120
  • Model: 81083
  • MPN: 81083
  • Quantity: 1
  • Part/Serial Number: 81083
  • Sub-Type: Toy
  • Category: TOYS AND GAMES
  • Size: Standard
  • UPC: 075845068645
  • Warranty: Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects

broom service - strategy Toy, Running out of potions? then it's time for broom service! wild witches zoom on their brooms, covering miles with their vials throughout the magical realm. they search and scour the land to gather roots, herbs and fruit to brew your concoctions, and drizelda will help charm away the cloudy weather. play the right card, at the precise moment, and woosh to the win! score the most victory points by delivering potions via broom service throughout the magical realm. broom service is a card-based game that combines luck, skill and balances timely bluffing with clever hand management. remake of the award-winning witch's brew: new theme! now with 3 types of roles: witches, druids, and gatherers. drizzelda, the weather fairy, helps chase away the bad weather. new illustrations and game pieces. same style of play, and by the same game designer as witch's brew. now also includes a 2-player version. the game is played over 7 rounds, with 4 turns per round. each round, players simultaneously select 4 of their 10 role cards, and then take turns playing one role at a time. each role has a brave action and a cowardly action; the brave action is stronger, but riskier, as another player could steal the action from you later; the cowardly action is safer, but not as robust. how well can you bluff your opponents? use the gatherer roles to collect ingredients to make potions, the witch roles to zoom around on your broom to different areas, and the witch or druid roles to deliver the potions - collecting victory points as you go. chase away lightning clouds with the help of the weather fairy, and keep an eye on the event cards that change game play, one event per round. the winner is the player with the most victory points after all 7 rounds are complete and end-of-game bonus points have been awarded. Ravensburger Broom Service - Strategy Game (81083-Ravensburger).

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Ravensburger Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary Edition Strategy Board Game

In notre dame, players take on the roles of the heads of influential families in paris at the end of the 14th century. Players compete for prosperity and reputation in the shadow of the notre dame cathedral. Each family controls one of the 3 5 boroughs that surround the site of notre dame. As head of their family, each player tries through clever use of their action cards to advance the power and prestige of their family, but penalties are assessed on those who do not take care of the health of the people who live in their borough. The player with the most prestige at the end wins. The "new person i & ii" expansions allow for more variety during gameplay since these characters make different actions available to the players. Alea game spine number 11.

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Color :    Brown
Size :    Standard
Weight :    2.00 pounds
  • For ages 10+
  • 2-5 players; 45-75 minutes
  • By game inventor: stefan feld
  • Mastery and machination in the shadows of notre dame
  • Fight for power over the city of paris
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Arboretum

Arboretum is a strategic card game that challenges players to create the most beautiful path through the garden. Choosing the correct cards and placing them in the most efficient orientation will score you the most points at the end of the game. With elegantly simple rules, arboretum offers players surprisingly complex choices.

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  • A strategic card game that challenges players to create the most beautiful path through the garden.
  • 30 minute playing time
  • For 2-4 players. ages 8 and up.

Blue Orange Games Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game

Dominoes with a kingdom building twist! each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The game mechanics for obtaining the tiles is clever: the order who of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game! the game ends when each player has completed a 5 x 5 grid, and then points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and crowns.

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Color :    Multi-colored
Size :    Basic pack
Weight :    1.00 pounds
  • 2017 spiel de jahres winner (game of the year)
  • Build the best kingdom!
  • 2 to 4 players. 15 min play
  • Domino game with a twist
  • Family strategy game for ages 8 and up
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Oh My Goods Card Game

Oh my goods is a card game in which you use goods and production chains to gain the most victory points. The cards are nicely illustrated and each card has three uses (resource, building and goods/coins). Oh my goods has several fun mechanisms that well integrated into the game. 1) the market uses has a timer system where in can create a varied amount of goods that is available to you. Unlike some games, where you might have a preset amount of choices, this market can give you a choice of four, up to fifteen or sixteen (or more). It's different each time. If you don't have the cards available in the market, you can use what is in your hand. 2) when using cards to produce goods you can work efficiently or sloppily, meaning if you don't have all the cards in the market or in your to produce, you can produce on a lesser scale. This takes away some of the punishing factor, if you don't have the exact amount of cards needed. 3) the chain reaction allows you to take extra goods and add to the goods you just produced. The fun part is trying have multiple chain reactions which takes lesser cards and increase their value. 4) hiring assistants can multiply your production without you even being on a resource. . This game is well designed and is very fun to play. The one negative is the game is very busy with a lot of things going on at one time. This game would not be for everyone. If too many choices frustrate you, i would not get this game. This game though not hard on a whole, i think it takes several games to grasp all of what is going on. . As much as i enjoy this game with just the base, this game is so much better with the revolt expansion. If you were going to get this game, go ahead buy the expansion. Both are a very good value for what you are getting.

Oh my goods lets you control a network of workshops and craftsmen, helping you become the richest merchant in the game! you start with the ability to make charcoal, but will you make your fortune from cloth or meat, or perhaps some other goods? use the resources from the common pool and your hand to activate and run your workshops, and hire assistants. Create chains of good to increase your income. Will you have the most efficient path to profit?  .

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Oh My Goods Card Game (Mayfair Games) FAQ.

Like most german games, oh my goods is a little difficult to learn, but it is really fun if you are patient enough learn it. It is amazing that the game developers have figured out how to make a deep and versatile game with a lot of strategy options all with only a deck of cards. For instance, no need for a board as each card has several different options for play printed right on the card and no need for money tokens as the card when turned upside down on top of the other cards act as money. The reason it is a bit difficult to learn is because there are lots of options for play printed on each card, so that can take a little bit to wade through all the options, but on the flip side, that is also why it is a deep and versatile game. It would make a great game for traveling as it takes up so little space, but is a very enjoyable game. I thought the game had some similarities to puerto rico (producing, buying, selling, etc) and seven wonders (each card has different properties, so the game is quite individual for each player based on the combination of cards they have). -Notice from Z. Wells, Camden

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This game is ok, not awesome, but it's certainly good for under twenty dollars. It's a small box game that you could easily take when you're going on vacation. There are other city building/goods games that i would play instead of this one, but this is great for the size.

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- J. MeredithGreat fun! nice engine building using a deck of multi-function cards. A lot of game in a small package, and made even better if you can lay your hands on the expansion (adds a cooperative campaign and a solitaire mode! )

Oh my goods! was originally published by another publisher as royal goods. While the box is small, there's a lot of game in the box. Oh my goods! is an engine-building game. Players start with a simple charburner and a worker and they harvest the goods that come up during the day. A player flips cards until two sun icons are shown, the player decides whether the worker will try to be efficient (which means that the charburner needs all of the resources shown, but will produce two of the resources) or sloppy (which means that one less resource will be needed, but only one resource will be produced). Anything lacking in the center pile after the afternoon (a second set of flipped cards after all assignments are made) can be supplied from a player's hand, so it is possible that a building that does not look like it will produce after the morning is fine by the end of the day. After this decision is made, a second one follows - will the player attempt to build a building. Buildings require a certain amount of money, which is obtained by selling off resources. Players can play it safe (choosing to be efficient only when they know that they have the resources needed and only attempting to build something that they know that they have the money to build) or they can be a bit riskier, hoping for a good afternoon. Once the decisions have been made, there's a repeat of the morning. People reveal whether buildings produce, but then, a possible twist - buildings that are producing can produce more goods if a chain (meeting a different requirement from cards in hand or goods present on other buildings) triggers. Chaining can lead to huge influxes of valuable goods, allowing for more valuable future builds. . Adding buildings also adds more decisions - which building to send the worker to? . . Sets of buildings will also allow the hiring of assistants (less-powerful workers who stay put on an assigned building for the rest of the game (unless money is spent to move them) - they'll never produce more than one good, but they're worth victory points and goods can be chained through the buildings they work when they produce goods). . When a player has built their eighth building, one more turn is played and all buildings can chain - manned or not, whether they produce or not. Victory points are totaled and a winner is decided. For a half hour (to forty five minute) game, it is a very satisfying.

I. April, Saarland

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  • Fun, repayable card game
  • For 2-4 players
  • 30 minute playing time
Price :    $12.00 (was $13.49)
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Renegade Game Studios The Fox in Forest

Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his daughter lived in a small village bordering the forest. She had traveled with him and had seen him speak with the forest animals. The fox in the forest is a trick-taking game for 2 players. Utilize the special abilities on the fairy tale characters to change the trump suit, lead even after you lose a trick, and more. The beautiful illustrations of the unique characters will help you quickly analyze your options. Score points by winning more tricks than your opponent, but don't get greedy! win too many tricks, and you will fall like the villain in so many fairy tales. Contents summary: 33 cards 17 tokens 2 reference cards 1 rulebook

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  • At a glance number of players: 2 for ages: 10+ playing time: 30 min game type: trick-taking
  • Beautifully illustrated cards
  • Familiar trick-taking mechanics with unique character powers
  • Compact size is perfect for travel
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Ravensburger The Castles of Burgundy Board Game - Fun Strategy Game That's Easy to Learn Play With Great Replay Value

This is an excellent game for 2 or more players. The quality of all the pieces is quite good. I like the whimsical artwork and the different game boards which add a lot of variety to the game. It takes playing a few times to get used to what all the symbols mean on the all the tiles and pieces but the user guide excellently explains everything in clear, to the point language. . This game requires surprisingly little interaction between players. In fact, you could probably play this game without saying a word to your opponent! however that's a great feature because you can have an engaging conversation with the other players without being distracted with your game play. . One thing i like about this game is that you always have several choices each and every turn so you don't feel boxed in, trapped or limited in your ability to make a move. It's rewarding when you combine free moves to link multiple moves where you normally would only have two.

15th century princes from the loire valley devote their efforts to strategic trading and building in order to bring their estates to prosperity and prominence. Over the course of 5 rounds, collect the most points by trading, live stock farming, city building and scientific research to win! contents: 1 game board, 6 player boards, tiles: 56 buildings, 28 livestock, 26 knowledge, 16 castles, 12 mines, 26 ships, 42 goods, 20 silverlings, 30 workers, 12 bonus, 4 victory, 8 playing pieces, 9 dice, instructions

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Ravensburger 81243 Castles Of Burgundy (Toys And Games) FAQ.

Super fun! . . The choices can "seem" overwhelming, but the role of the dice means that your actual choices are limited. A very tactical game meaning that you must decide how best to use the dice rolls that you get, rather than planning out the next 5 moves ahead of time. There are definite ways to adjust the dice rolls, and you never feel like there is nothing for you to do. Something is always available even if it is just gathering more workers (to adjust dice rolls). . I thought my girlfriend who likes theme and lighter games would hate this game. And the first round or two she did. But then it all started to click with her and she really got into it and loved it. (it also helped that i explained a "theme" of- you have been given this land by the king, and it is up to you to make it the best province in the land). . Lots of choices, a little luck (mitigated), and tons of fun makes this game a blast to play. And when you win it is because of the skill that you played with. -Notice from K. Sheila, Wisconsin

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I bought this game for my husband for his birthday last november. We love to play strategy games (catan, carcassonne, 7 wonders, agricola, puerto rico, etc. ), and after reading reviews about castles of burgundy, decided to give it a try. Well, as with all strategy games, it took a while to read through all the rules and learn how to play the game, but once we got the hang of it, we really liked the game! the two of us played it several times together, and games took us about 50 minutes to an hour to play. We liked it so much that we thought it would be a fun game to play with family at christmas. Well, with 4 people, it took much longer! i mean, duh, of course it would take longer with double the people (two of which were learning it for the first time). If you're not a game enthusiast, this game could certainly be a little overwhelming, and that's how the 2 family members that played with us felt. Not only did it take 30 minutes to set up/explain the game, but then it took almost 2 1/2 hours to play the game! now, i don't mind long games, if they're meant to take that long. But when you have people who deliberate over every option and take 5 minutes per turn, it can seem agonizing. . Each player essentially has 25 turns in the game, so if you are playing with 4 people, that's 100 turns in the game. If each person only takes 1 minute per turn, that's an hour and 40 minutes. If each person takes 2 minutes per turn. You do the math! if you're into strategy games, then playing a long game is no problem! however, if you're not that crazy about the prospect of a 2 or 3 hour game, maybe this isn't for you. Of course, the more you play it, the faster you get. . Overall, we really like the game, and it is fairly fast with only 2 players. It's one that will certainly keep it's place in our game repertoire!

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- H. Smith'castles of burgundy' is one of my favorite tabletop games to play with my wife. It is an excellent two player game and is still fun with more than two players. There is good replayability and after 20-30 games, i must say, i am not tired of it. The different maps offer various strategies. In other games, i tend to be the evil one who not only plays to win, but plays to make others lose. In this game, i feel like it's balanced enough that there are plenty of good choices so my wife doesn't rage quit.

Biggest mistake of this month: buying this game 2 weeks before the midterm! i am so addicted to this game that before i go to bed and after i wake up, i'm constantly asking/bugging my bf to play this game with me! he seems to like it that i'm asking him to play board games with him all the time but he gets annoyed because i ask him 3 times/day! this game is so addicting. At first, i didn't open this game for about a week b/c i am the type of person who takes long time to figure out how the game works and at the same time i don't like watching youtube review videos to learn. So i always try to figure out the game play through the instruction book and sometimes these instruction books suck so bad that they force me to have to google some game play videos but! i was so surprised that despite many people saying the learning how to play cob will take some time, the instruction book was very short! only 5 pages i think. So it was pretty easy to follow the book and set up and play. It took less than 15min for my bf and i to get used to the game once we started (it took 30 min to understand the game play solely relying on the book). Since there are lots of reviews on here that explain basic game play i'll just keep going on about how fun this game is! i usually get sick of board games pretty fast so my bf doesn't like to buy new ones very often (i played pandemic only like twice, risk twice(i like risk btw), whitechapel few times(i still like this game so i want to play a lot but it's so long), hanabi, coup, betrayal at house on the hill only once. But cob is the game i've played the most out of all the games i own. The content itself i'm not sure it built for re-playability but i sure get lots of play out of it b/c of so many diff strategies! you can either buy farm animals, build building(there are diff kinds), sell goods, or hire workers to win so many diff strategies love this game. I just played this morning and i think i'm gonna have to play another one tonight!

L. Marguerite, Warrington

RAVENSBURGER THE CASTLES OF BURGUNDY BOARD GAME - FUN STRATEGY GAME THAT'S EASY TO LEARN PLAY WITH GREAT REPLAY VALUE Summary
Brand :    ravensburger
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Price :    $27.48 (was $27.49)
  • Easy to understand instructions - high quality, easy to understand instructions make it easy to start playing right away. french instructions also included.
  • Long term quality - ravensburger has been making products for the hand, head, and heart for over 130 years.
  • Great replay value - playing time is 30-90 minutes, for 2-4 players.
  • Fun play experience - in the castles of burgundy, players collect game-deciding victory points via trading, livestock farming, city building, or scientific research. the player with the most victory points in the end is the winner.
  • High quality components - this board game comes with 164 six-sided tiles, 42 goods tiles, 20 silverlings, 30 worker tiles, 12 bonus tiles, victory point tiles, playing pieces, dice, game board, player boards.

Isle of Skye Board Game

This game is a wonderful addition to my game collection. If you are familiar with carcasonne, and castles of mad king ludwig, this game is like a wonderful blending of the two. . Like carcasonne, players build up a territory in front of themselves using square shaped tiles that can connect with each other based on how the edges match. Unlike carcasonne, each player has their own land area that they make use of, so you only have yourself to blame if a tile isn't placed optimally. Also unlike carcasonne, only the edge type (grass, mountains, water) matters when matching tile edges; roads, while useful if they are continued, do not have to line up. . Like castles of mad king ludwig, there is a bidding phase when the tiles are selected. Each player selects three tiles, places them in front of them selves, and then assigns values to the tiles. Unlike castles, all players are assigning values at the same time and each player must pick one of their three tiles to discard. After everyone has selected their tiles to keep (each of which must have at least one coin of worth) players can then take turns buying the tiles of the other players, at the prices chosen by them. If your tile is bought, you keep your coins, and gain the coins of the player that made the purchase. If a tile is not bought by another player, the coins assigned as the tile price gets put into the bank. . At this stage of the game, the players will then lay out the tiles that they bought (or were left in front of you after purchases were made) into their play area, making sure that all of the edges line up properly (water to water, mountain to mountain and grass field to grass field). Again, roads will not matter. . Points are then scored based on scoring tiles which were chosen for use at the start of the game. For example, whoever has the most lighthouses might score 5 points, while whoever has the second most might score 2 points. Which scoring tiles are used, during which rounds, is based on how many players are in the game and is indicated on the central game board. After the final round, extra points are scored based on various scoring icons located on the individual tiles, with a doubling modifier for those scoring icons that are located within a completed area (a completely enclosed grouping of mountains for example, that is three or more tiles large). . Overall, this is a wonderful new game, blending two of my favorite games into a nicely balanced, quickly paced with minimal "down time" (all players act at mostly the same time) game. If you are a fan of either castles of mad king ludwig or carcasonne, i would be completely surprised if you didn't absolutely love this game.

Isle of skye, one of the most beautiful places in the world: soft sand  beaches, gently sloping hills, impressive  mountains: the landscape of isle of skye is breathtaking and fascinates everyone.  in this tile-laying game 2 to 5 players are the chieftains of 5 famous clans. The players try to build their little kingdoms to score as many points as possible. But in each game only 4 of the 16 scoring cards will be scored. Each game is different and leads to different tactics and strategies.  to have enough money is useful in all games: in each turn the players can buy a tile from another player. The seller determines the price,  but to do it wisely is the most interesting part of this game: a high price will lead to wealth, if someone buys this tile, but if there's no buyer, the seller will lose the money spend on this tile.  and in the end the player with the best kingdom will become the sovereign of the island, not the richest player!  isle of skye is a gateway game for the whole family. With a playing time around 45 minutes, a huge variability and easy rules it's a perfect game for all players. The awesome illustrations by klemens franz brings all the atmosphere of the scottish island on your table.

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Combining a tile-laying mechanic with a bid/sell system, isle of skye knocks it out of the park. Tons of tile options make each game different for tons of replayability! -Notice from H. Sarah, Alabama

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If you've ever played carcassone, you'll love this one. I do weekly board game nights and this has become a new regular.

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- F. PattonAmazing love playing this game!

Love this game, great change from the same old board games!

G. Anderson, South Australia

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  • Great strategy game
  • High replay value
  • For 2-5 players
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Ravensburger In Year of Dragon: 10th Anniversary Edition Strategy Board Game

In in the year of the dragon, players take on the role of chinese rulers around the year 1000. The game plays out in twelve rounds, with each round representing one month in a year that seems to go from bad to worse. Disease, drought, and attacks from the mongols are just a few of the challenges ahead you may face as a ruler. Make sure you have enough money to offer a tribute to the emperor. The game play is easier than it may appear. Every player has a set of "person" cards. Each round, you choose one action (most of which call on your workers' abilities) to help you prepare for the months ahead. Then you play one person card, recruiting that person and placing them into one of your palaces. Each person brings different skills and abilities to help you ride out the year. For example, farmers harvest rice to survive a month of drought and tax collectors raise money. At the end of each round, that month's event is triggered, which may cost you some of your workers, some money, or you will have to relinquish points. Careful planning is the key to survival in "in the year of the dragon", but survival alone may not win the game. Added bonus features that come with this 10th anniversary edition are "the great wall of china" and "the super events" expansions that are included with this edition. Alea game spine number 12. 2008 tric trac nominee; 2008 spiel des jahres recommended; 2008 jota best light board game nominee; 2008 japan boardgame prize voters' selection nominee; 2008 international gamers awards - general strategy; multi-player nominee; 2008 golden geek best gamer's board game nominee.

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Price :    $26.46 (was $29.99)
  • 2-5 players; 75-100 minutes
  • For ages 12+
  • By game inventor: stefan feld
  • Try your luck as a chinese ruler in the year 1000
  • The classic strategy game of palaces and privilges
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Alderac Entertainment Group Istanbul Board Game

This is a great game! we play it frequently. It's a great 2-player game, as well as a 4 or 5 player game. . The reason i don't give it 5 stars is because the wagon pieces don't fit together well. You have to watch which wagon pieces come from which wagon (and in what order) for them to fit properly. This is really annoying. I contacted the company and they indicated they would send replacement wagons. I'm waiting to see if they sent replacements and if the replacements fit together better. My friend has this game and her wagon pieces fit in all wagons in any order.

Welcome to the bazaar of istanbul!  hustle and bustle in the bazaar district of istanbul: merchants and their assistants are hurrying through the narrow alleys attempting to be more successful than their competitors. Good organization is key: wheelbarrows have to be filled with goods at the warehouses and then swiftly transported by the assistants to the various destinations. The goal of the merchants is to be the first to collect a certain amount of rubies. Product description you are leading a merchant and four assistants through the 16 places of the bazaar. At each place, you can carry out a specific action. The challenge is that, to carry out an action at any of those places, your merchant needs the help of an assistant and has to leave him behind. To use that assistant again later, your merchant has to come back to that place and pick him up. So plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything.

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I was looking for a new game for my husband and i to play, and after doing some research decided on this one. Though admittedly not a huge "gamer" in the board game culture sense, we like to have a bunch on hand to break out instead of just sitting in front of the tv to unwind. We have played and enjoyed:. . -ticket to ride. -catan 5th edition. -firefly: the game. . We really loved firefly but i was looking for an option that would be a tad shorter. I also was keeping an eye on options with possible expansion packs, so we could add to it in the future if we really enjoyed it. Since it is usually just the two of us, having great gameplay with 2 players was a must- but we wanted an option to add players when getting together with friends and family. . We have played a few times and so far i am very happy with my purchase for the following reasons:. . -easy set-up and rules. Each player is racing to collect rubies, which can be acquired a few different ways. Along the way you are also acquiring money and goods- mostly to help with the larger goal of collecting rubies. The board game consists of 16 place tiles. -nice middle ground between strategy and luck. You can roughly plan ahead, but not as much as with some of the above mentioned games. In that sense, it is a somewhat relaxed/go-with-the-flow game as opposed to a "i need to constantly be thinking about and planning moves 8 moves in advance" type of game. -since the tiles can be rearranged, the game will differ slightly each time you play- as you figure out the most efficient way to navigate the board. . Overall, this was a nice purchase for us. The key to keeping it interesting, i think, is to always use a random tile layout. I am sure adding more players adds a whole new dimension and i look forward to trying out one of the several expansion packs! -Notice from Y. Elanor, Doncaster

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We have been searching for games that play well in a 2 player set-up, but with options for additional players when we have friends over. My wife loves this game. With the game board being adjustable, we can modify it so we don't get burned out. We have yet to play it with friends yet, but we are looking forward to it. . We have purchased a few games this year, and we are very happy with all of them, but this one has been just great. The quality of the components, the artwork and the game play is just great. I think this will be a game we will be giving as a gift to a few of our friends.

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- I. ClaraFun game that can be changed so it can be different every time

One of my absolute new favorite games! it seems more complicated than it is, but it actually plays very easily and pretty quickly. I taught my 9 year old son and 13 year old daughter how to play and they enjoyed it as well. The two-player variant is also very enjoyable. Lots of different options for game play as the board can change every time you play as well.

Q. Hurst, Rutland

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  • Created by famed game designer rudiger dorn
  • Highest quality components with wooden bits and beautiful red ruby pieces
  • Gorgeous artwork by andreas resch
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Ravensburger Broom Service - The Card Game

Wild witches soar on their brooms collecting colorful potions in this card game version of the award winning board game broom service. Choose and play the right cards, at the right moment, and zoom to victory! also included in this card game - the 1st expansion for the board game, which includes 16 special cards that allow you to aquire more resources, earn victory points and more! .

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Price :    $10.00 (was $14.99)
  • 3-6 players
  • Playing time: 30-75 minutes
  • For ages: 10+
  • This game combines luck, skill, bluffing and clever hand management
  • Card game based on the award winning board game: broom service

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Overview: a quirky resource delivery game that runs on a push your luck variable/programmable role system. Players attempt to generate and delivery potions to positions on a map for victory while whisking away storm clouds with magic wands that will contribute to end of game scoring. Every action taken in the game is driven from a series of role cards. Players choose 4 role cards from their deck of 10 (every player has access to the same cards) and go around in a cirlce revealing their role. Each role has two identities, cowardly or brave, and only one player can be the brave identity. Playing cowardly allows you to take a safe but not very efficient action. Taking the risk to declare yourself the brave version means that if another player declares the brave identity after you, you get no action that turn. Ultimatelyt he brave player is rewarded with a much better version of the action on the card. This goes around for 7 rounds with a different event card being flipped each round until the player with the most victory points wins. The game includes components for "advanced" variations that add more scoring and bonus opportunities. The game also has rules for scaling the game based on the number of players so it plays down to 2 people. . Pros: the brave/cowardly push your luck mechanism is the real heart of the gameplay and generates genuine fun and frustration. Because you choose your potential actions before you start the round, the order in which other players may lead the turn, or whether you actually get to play the action at all can have dastardly effects on whether your master plan comes to fruition. There is a lot of strategy in role selection, order of operations, and when to play brave. I think what makes this game work so well is the "push your luck" aspect is not against a random deck of cards but rather your ability to size up your opponents position which keeps the whole thing from feeling too random for more serious gamers. . Cons: thematically very kiddy and not a big fan of the art. Seems outdated compared to modern board game standards and in the advanced version, 7 rounds isn't enough time to accomplish much when you throw all the other factors in the game.

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I was unsure about this game after playing with a friend, but i figured my family would love it. I was right. We play this on every rv trip and the game is easy to learn and offers an element of strategy, which changes based on who you are playing and the order the players turn are during the game. Lots of fun!


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Great family game that is not too complicated in the easy mode, so easy to learn. Can be played in a more complicated mode once you've learned how to play. You are a fairy delivering potions, but you must decide whether to be brave or cowardly. Only 1 brave fairy of each type can deliver each round, so if someone playing after you has that fairy to play and you were trying to be brave you won't get to play her.

Q. Beale, New Jersey

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R. Heidi, Arkansas says

Game much better than cover art!

T. Finch, Stockport

Lots of fun and strategy.

M. Juliana, Nevada says

Game is entertaining

D. Valencia, Nottinghamshire

Kids loved it! (age 7 and 10). Have been playing it practically every day. Great game design.

H. Susan, Nebraska says

Notyourdaddysboardgame. Gameplay: you deploy a witch (movement and/or delivery), a druid (delivery), gatherer (acquisition), or weather fairy (obstacle clearance). You make and deliver potions across the board for varying points with weather obstacles in the way. Each character has a brave or cowardly action - brave gets more rewards, but can lose it all, while cowardly is smaller but immediate with no risk. Its a gambling game against your opponent. And as a final layer - each "round" has a new stipulation to shake up the gameplay. Alternative gameplay: there are included pieces and rules to make the game harder. The board also flips to a harder gameplay. Box and packaging: great witch theming and super cute art! there's tons of pieces to the point of intimidating, but many aren't used except for alternative/harder gameplay. Don't let it scare you from the game. Players: 2-5, but you need at least 3 for chaos theory to work. Otherwise its not a gamble and just predicting your opponent. Strategy: high! lots of planning ahead. Replay-ability: lots of replay value.

S. Adrienne, Hawaii

What a great game. Super fun and worth every penny. Plays great at 3 or 4 players. The strategy on the "easy" side gets repetitive (race to the upper right hand corner), and i do mean repetitive. There isn't really an alternate route to victory if you let anyone have it to themselves. The "hard? " side changes it up a bit but still just pay attention to the higher scoring towers to win.

I. Imelda, Arkansas says

Despite the dorky cover, this is a really great game and you will be hard pressed to master it on your first play. I would recommend a minimum of four players to really enjoy the core mechanic of the game. Very well made and lot of fun!

D. Guest, Calderdale

I love the theme. I have only played the 2 people version. It has several different ways to increase the difficulty and variety of play once you learn the basic game. Even the basic game is fun. I think it would be even more challenging with 3 or 4 people because the risk-taking would be greater messing up one's strategy. I haven't been playing very long but so far i really enjoy it.

B. Irene, Bath and North East Somerset says

Broom service is a resource-delivery game with role selection that succeeds at being family-friendly while requiring midweight strategy. The cards have witches, druids and fairies. The advanced game has pentacles on the board that you can travel to. If you win three games in a row, a talking goat shows up in a circle of flames and invites you to consort with the prince of darkness. . Just kidding about the last one. Now that people who weren't going to buy it anyway because of the theme have stopped reading, i'll offer some reasons to play broom service. -it's pretty quick, maybe 15 minutes per player. -it scales well with any number of players thanks to a mechanism that makes certain cards more expensive to play in each round, based on the number of players. -everyone is engaged on everyone's turn, thanks to role-following and the risk/reward dynamic of choosing whether or not to play brave. -with 3 ways to score (maybe 4 with event cards) in the basic game, there a few different strategies that can pay off. Granted, this could be a negative if you want more from your point-salad games. -everyone starts with the exact same cards and resources, and it's completely a matter of choice among the players that determines the outcome. No dice to roll, or cards to draw at random. Again, possibly a negative if you want all of your turns decided by luck. . The art is fun and colorful on the board and cards, however, i wish the board would have been just a little larger, to make it easier to see the point values for towers and costs for cloud removal. It's not enough for me to reduce my rating, but the box was big enough to fit a bigger board, and if i am to nitpick any aspect of broom service, that would be it. Sometimes i like a smaller table-footprint, but not here. . To my knowledge, no demons have possessed anyone who has played broom service, so if you're not worried about a board game leading you into hedonism and depravity, i highly recommend it.

Y. Kathlene, Bexley

Fantastic! we had to play it a couple times, but it is a fantastic strategy game and now we love it!

G. Claudia, Bath and North East Somerset says

A fun combination of worker placement and card strategy. My 14 y/o daughter and my 87 y/o mother were both able to play effectively with a short introduction. Best with 4-5 players. Have not tried advanced rules yet. Basic rules lend themselves to developing standard strategies in certain locations of the map.

F. Peggy, Thueringen

Broom service is an excellent pick up an delivery game with some great push your luck elements. When someone hears the rules of the game they often do not think that the game will be that deep, but once the first round starts everything clicks and they see the depth. In broom service a player is choosing four out of ten cards to play. The cards will allow the player to gather resources (3 types), move and deliver (4 types), deliver in the same space (2 types), or remove storm clouds (1 type). When the round begins a player will have to decide if they are a brave witch, allowing for the best action possible, or be a cowardly witch, a simple fast action. The reason for the choice is if the cowardly action is taken they get to do it immediately, but if the brave action is taken they have to wait to see if any of the other players have that card. If other players do have it they need to play it and choose to be cowardly or brave. If brave is chosen they cancel the previous players action as only one player per round can perform the brave action associated to the card. If a player managed to do the brave action after all players have passed, or done cowardly, they get the best action, but they have to begin the next round of card play. The game lasts seven rounds, then players will total up their score to find the winner. The game as mentioned before has a lot of depth. It also has a ton of replay value as 7 out of 10 cards are chosen to begin each round that either modify what happens in the game round or gives an opportunity to players to score victory points. The game also comes with additional ways to change how the game plays, and a two sided board. Great game for the price that leads to a lot of regret for being brave or cowardly, and laughter.



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