Tag: Victory

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Review – Wiz War (8th Edition)

A number of years ago, I was introduced to Tom Jolly‘s original version of Wiz War, and although very much an old school production, it was mean & nasty and yet, great fun. I never managed to find a copy and lo and behold,Fantasy Flight Games shows up with their version.

Keep up the Fire! by Victory Point Games

By Mark Rivera from Boardgames in Blighty  Designer – John Welch Art – Tim Allen note – Thanks to Victory Point Games for providing a copy of this game for review Ever see 55 Days at Peking with Charleton Heston and David Niven? Ava Gardner? Pretty cool right? Well thats pretty much the extent of…
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Review – The Alamo Remembered from Victory Point Games

Yep folks, another Alamo game is here, The Alamo Remembered and the 2nd from Victory Point Games. The other is Blood Red Banner: The Alamo – ooohhh, I will have to play that one too and compare…

We Must Tell the Emperor

By David Scolari Concept: We Must Tell the Emperor (Emperor) is part of the States of Siege games meant for solitaire play from Victory Point Games. In a nutshell, you control a centre point on a map (in this game, the Home Islands of Japan) and must defend this point from attack by enemy forces…
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The Scepter of Zavandor

In The Scepter of Zavandor, the players are magic students amassing power to claim the game named scepter. SoZ is a brutal snowball economy game with an auction component as the main player interaction. Given this description, I should 1) not enjoy the game and 2) be fairly terrible at it. I was fascinated, if a bit overwhelmed, the first time I played it. With each subsequent play, I have liked it more and more. Even more surprising, I am very competitive at the game. After a few attempts, players learn what is and is not a good idea and then develop a sense of what strategies are viable.