Monday, 20 October 2014

Ultimate Board Game List - L





I assembled the "Ultimate Board Games" list, and we are currently working our way through it! So here are the Ks.

(Visit the 0-9, & AsBs, Cs, Ds, Es, Fs, Gs, Hs, Is, Js, Ks)



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Landslide! 

There are 2 versions to Landslide:

The newest version was released in 2004, and is a  Monopoly-style track around the outside of the board. The cards contain some humorous citations.

The first board game titled Landslide was published 1971. Up to four players aim to obtain as many electoral votes as they can. The players use their popular votes to bid for states, and whoever has the most electoral votes at the end of the game is the winner. The game follows the 1970 census, and correctly represents the electoral college apportionment for each state.

The board features a circular track in which players moved their tokens to land on spaces that had various rewards or triggered game action. The country and states are divided into 4 regions (East, South, Midwest, West) and the circular track is divided into these four sections as well.    

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Las Vegas is a game for two to five players. It consists of six small boards representing different casinos, a set of money in various denominations of the United States dollar, and five sets of eight dice, each set coloured differently.

The game is played for four rounds. At the start of each round, each casino is randomly dealt a banknote from the bank. Each casino must hold at least $50,000. If the banknote's worth is less than that, the casino is dealt an additional banknote, until the casino holds at least $50,000.

Players take turns throwing their dice. At the start of a round, each player is holding all of their eight dice. After the dice are thrown, the player must choose which casino they are betting on. This is done by choosing a number and placing all the dice showing that number on the respective casino. Betting is mandatory, there is no option to voluntarily pass a turn. A player can only pass a turn when he/she has no dice left for the round.

Once all players have bet all their dice, the winnings are dealt out. For each casino, the winnings go to the player who bet the most dice on that casino. The majority has to be strict - on a draw, the winnings go to the player with the next most dice, or if all players are equal, the winnings go back to the bank. In case a casino holds multiple banknotes, the players bet on the largest banknote first, and then the smaller ones in order of decreasing value.

After each round, the players get their dice back and the casinos are dealt a new set of money. After four rounds, the player who has won the most money wins the game.

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Le Havre

 Le Havre is a board game about the development of the town of Le Havre. It was inspired by the games Caylus and Agricola.

The gameplay takes place in the harbour of Le Havre, where players take goods such as fish and wood from the wharves. These goods are used either to feed the players' community, to construct buildings and ships, or are processed into finished goods. For example, a smokehouse building may be constructed in which players may process fish into smoked fish, which is more valuable.





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Life
 
Spin the wheel of fate and take a drive along the twisting roads families have enjoyed for more than 40 years! Chose a College or Career path and start down the road of life, making money and having babies. You'll have adventure after adventure until you reach retirement. If you reach it first, you get a big chunk of change – and if you're the wealthiest player in retirement, you win!

For 2 to 4 players.





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The LOGO Board Game is for 2 to 6 players (or teams) aged 12 and up. Players travel round the board of purple, yellow, green, and red spaces, based on correctly answered questions, until they reach the winning zone in the center. The questions are based on logos, products and packaging of well-known brands.

There are three types of question card:

    Picture cards
    Pot luck cards
    Common theme cards

The game includes 1 playing board, 6 playing pieces, 400 cards containing 1,600 questions and rules.


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Keltis is a board game that in the has been re-marketed as Lost Cities: The Board Game.

It is a multi-player board game that is based on the same theme as Knizia's two-player card game Lost Cities.

Players score points by playing cards, which must be played in ascending or descending order. Each turn, a card is played which advances the player's token along a stone path. Playing only 1 to 3 cards in a color results in negative points for that color. Each card played improves a player's score, and when at least 4 cards of one color have been played, positive points are scored for that path. Each player records progress using tokens. One token is taller, and points it collects are doubled.

Extra points are gained by collecting stones or landing on bonus squares during the game.


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Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw is a drawing game published in 2006. Distinguishing it from other games in the genre, all players draw the same subject and advancement is effected by voting for the most appropriate drawing in various categories rather than guessing a subject. Because the categories are not directly related to artistic skill, players with advanced drawing ability are not favored. The game was conceptualized by Donald W. Scott and is produced under license by Gamewright.






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Ludo

Ludo is a board game for two to four players, in which the players race their four tokens from start to finish according to die rolls. Like other cross and circle games, Ludo is derived from the Indian game Pachisi, but simpler. The game and its variants are popular in many countries and under various names.







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