Pompeii Review

Pompeii Box Art

Game Info

Publisher: Mayfair Games

Year Published: 2006

Number of Players: 2 to 4

Play Time: 45 minutes

Set-up Time: About 10 minutes

Ages: 10 and up

Table Size: Medium Table

Review

The year is 79 A.D. and you are a humble Roman citizen who has just moved in to the fine city of Pompeii. It’s so enjoyable here that you invite your friends and relatives to join you, and soon the city is abuzz with happy citizens. Unfortunately for you, a dark omen falls upon the city; nearby Mount Vesuvius is about to erupt, and all of your friends and family must now try to escape for their lives before becoming victims of one of the deadliest volcanoes in history!

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Cape Horn: First Impressions

Cape Horn Box Art

Game Info

Publisher: Rio Grande Games, Kosmos

Year Published: 1999

Number of Players: 3 to 5

Play Time: 45 to 60 minutes

Set-up Time: Less than 5 minutes

Ages: 12 and up

Table Size: Small to Medium Table

Impressions

Cape Horn is a sailing game based on a historical race that took place in the 1800s, in which clipper ships set out from New York to sail to San Francisco in the fastest time possible.  One of the biggest obstacles they faced along their route was Cape Horn — the bottom tip of South America where the seas are some of the most windy and treacherous in the world.

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Forbidden Island: Review

Forbidden Island is a very fun game with relatively simple game mechanics, but it can be difficult to master and win. If you find it too simple on the “novice” difficulty though, you can make it harder on yourself by increasing the difficult to “normal”, “expert”, or “legendary” by starting the game’s water meter at increasing higher levels. The inclusion of these difficulty options should ensure that even veteran players are challenged with the game and can continue to play it for a long time to come.
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Neuland: First Impressions

Neuland is a Civilization-style board game from Z-Man Games, originally published in 2004. We picked up the game a couple of months ago and recently cracked it open for our first session. Despite experience a bit of burn-out from teh amount of time we spent on the game, we enjoyed our initial run. Continue reading