Thirty years have already passed since the Roman legions left Britain. The Picts and Scots have gained in power and are pushing inland.

To save Britain, Vortigern has asked you and your brother Horsa that you leave Saxony with your tribes and help protect Britain. Over the years he has become a little greedy though and does not pay you enough.

It is time to take matters into your own hands and take what is rightfully yours! You have good enough maps, strong fighters, and boats. There are so many towns, villages, monasteries, and estates waiting to be pillaged! Who will gain the most fame and fortune? …


Tame the American Continent! The Civil War is over! America strives to connect sea to shining sea with iron horses and steel rails, opening the vast untamed lands to millions of adventuresome citizens weary of war.

This strategic railroad game extends from the muddy Mississippi to the coast of California. Each player takes the role of the President of a Railroad, building across the vast plains, high mountain ranges, burning deserts and dense forests of the Western US, crossing the Continental Divide! …


Choose your ball, eye the pins and let it rip! Will you score that elusive strike? and can you bowl your way to a perfect 300 game? With Sid Sackson's bowling solitaire you can try again and again!


Components

  • 20 cards (numbered 0-9 twice)
  • a score pad
  • Instructions

Setup

First, shuffle the twenty cards. Then lay out ten of the cards face-up in a triangular layout representing ten bowling pins (see image below).

The remaining ten cards are placed face-down in three piles of five, three and two cards respectively (see image below). These three piles represent your bowling balls. …


Welcome to Elevenses for One - a game for one player who must load their Tea Trolley with all the accouterments required for a splendid morning tea before the clock strikes 11!

You are Grosvenor, the maid to Lady Agatha Smythe, one of the wealthiest landowners in the district.

She is holding a gala High Tea at 11 o'clock - but, oh dear! You only have 15 minutes to get ready and where is that sugar? You mustn't be late, the madam's reputation is at stake! …


You and your fellow explorers are tracking the animals of the Costa Rican forest! Explore the streams, forests and highlands of the tropical land, and try to count as many animals as you can.

As expedition leader, you choose which direction your group goes-but if you choose to press forward, others in your group may take credit for what you've found. And, if you encounter too many threats, your expedition may come to a premature end.


Components

  • 72 rainforest tiles
  • 30 explorer markers (in five colors)
  • 1 expedition marker
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

Earn credit for animals (the more, the better) and for finding at least one of each of the animals. The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner! …


Wizards roam the land wielding the four elements in a quest to complete their brew - the elixir of life. Prove that you're the world's greatest alchemist by using powerful spells to control the elements and be the first to acquire the ingredients needed to complete your wizard's brew.


Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 36 Spell Cards
  • 112 Element Cards
  • 6 Cauldrons - cardboard placards
  • 20 Landmark Tokens
  • 52 Ingredient Tokens
  • 1 Grab Bag
  • 60 Energy Cubes
  • 1 Special Six-sided Wooden Die
  • 1 Wizard Marker
  • Horse Marker
  • 2 Player Aid Sheets
  • Rulebook

Setup

Place the game board in the middle of the table and the special die next to the 1 - 6 boxes printed on the board. …


There are two ways to play Krakatoa: the Basic Game, which is intended for learning the game, and the Advanced Game, which is the "real" Krakatoa. Rules that are printed in black apply for both games, but rules printed in blue pertain only to the Advanced Game.

If you are learning Krakatoa for the first time, simply skip the blue rules. You can come back to them once you have mastered the basics.


Components

  • 3 white Dodecas (the steam set)
  • 3 gray Dodecas (the ash set)
  • 3 black Dodecas (the lava set)
  • Scorepads
  • 4 Reference Cards

Game Play

Opening Throw-off

Before actual play begins, there is a "throw-off" to see which player will start the game. Each player throws any set of 3 dodecas of the same color. The higher-scoring set goes first. …



Components

  • 4 black starting line and finishing line "posts"
  • 5 sets of 7 worm segments
  • 5 dice
  • 1 finish line
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Be the first worm to reach the finish line.


Setup

  • Worm Up! can be played on any smooth, flat surface.

  • Prepare the racecourse. At one end of the course place the finish line. Put 2 posts inside the holes of the finish line. The 2 remaining posts should be placed approximately 2 feet away and spread approximately 6 to 8 inches apart to form the starting line. …




Components

  • 52 animal tokens (showing 8 animals)
  • 8 bonus tiles (one for each animal)
  • 1 monkey bag
  • Instructions

Setup

Place all of the animal tokens in the bag and mix them. Display the 8 bonus tiles face-up; the number on each bonus tile indicates how many tokens of the animal pictured are in the game.

Select one player to start; players take turns in clockwise order. Over the course of the game, each player collects animal tokens.


Bonus Tiles


Game Play

Start your turn by drawing one token from the bag. Place this token face up in front of you - not on your personal stack. …


Pay some good hard cash to buy your letters. Then form a word to sell at a profit - if you can. Your payoff depends on the quantity, and quality, of the letters in the word.


Components

  • 108 Letter Tiles
  • 9 Wild Tiles
  • 4 Price Lists
  • 1 Special Die
  • Play Money
  • Rules Manual
  • Handy Carry Bag
  • Instructions

Setup



Remove the money from the box and pile it neatly in the center of the table. Each player begins with $200 in the following denominations: 2 - $50, 3 - $20, 2 - $10, 3 - $5, 5 - $1. The remaining bills should remain on the table serving as "the bank". …