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Adventure Time-Card Wars – Fionna vs. Cake

Card Wars 1ToysBulletin.com reviews a new “Adventure Time” game release from Cryptozoic Entertainment.

Back in 2011, “Fionna and Cake” premiered as part of the “Adventure Time” series on the Cartoon Network. Their characters, a girl and a cat, were gender spin offs of Finn, a boy, and Jake, his dog that had already proven to be highly popular on the “Adventure Time” series. The series continues to have an extremely loyal cult following of both teenagers and adults, and with that said, “Cryptozoic Entertainment” has released several card games that reflect the “Card Wars” game featured on the TV series.

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Trambahn – Growing a Tramway in Historic Munich

Trambahn 1ToysBulletin.com reviews a new card game from Mayfair Games.

“Trambahn” is a game that revolves around transportation options in Munich at the end of the 19th century. The types of trams that were available at that time included those powered by horse, steam and later electricity. Mayfair Games has designed a two-player card game where players compete to purchase trains, build passenger volume and earn valuable victory points. The game includes 16 Tramway cards (5 horse trains, 4 steam trains and 7 electric trains), 112 Station cards (28 in each of 4 colors), 8 Conductor cards, 4 Terminal Station cards and 2 Player Aid cards. There is also a Scoring pad and Rule Book.

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Zombie Run! – Flee from the Zombies

Zombie Run 1ToysBulletin.com looks at a Zombie card game from The Haywire Group, Inc.

This seems to be Zombie week at Toys Bulletin, so let’s take a look at a fast moving Zombie card game. “Zombie Run!” is a card game with 75 playing cards, each picturing a particular number of zombies. Fifteen of the cards have no zombies at all and fifteen others show the maximum horde of 15 zombies. The remaining 45 cards show varying sizes of zombie groups ranging from 1-9 per card. The zombie numbers are shown on each of the cards.

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Thieves! – A Race for the Loot

Thieves 1ToysBulletin.com reviews a new game release from Calliope Games.

“Thieves!” is a card game that gives every player a chance to be the better thief. A thief generally steals things, and in the game of “Thieves!,” that is the objective. The goal is to accumulate more stolen loot than any of your opponents by the end of the game.

“Thieves!” is nicely packaged in a colorful box, and includes 58 game cards. There are 26 loot cards, with values ranging from 0-3, 12 police cards, 14 thief cards and 6 handy player reference cards. There is a also a small package of 7 gem tokens that are used when playing an extended version of the game. “Thieves!” is designed for 3-6 players ages 8 years old and up, and a game can generally be completed in less than 30 minutes.

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Stratego Battle Cards – A New Way to Play a Classic Game

Stratego Battle Cards 1ToysBulletin.com reviews the latest twist on the game of Stratego from Patch Products Inc.

We love the game of “Stratego,” which was first introduced to the US market back in 1961. As you may know, the game of “Stratego” pits two armies against each other on a 10 x 10 square game board, with each player controlling 40 pieces of differing ranks. “Stratego Battle Cards” eliminates the game board and reduces the 40 playing pieces in each army down to 23 cards per army. Each set of cards is identical, except for their color, red or blue. The object of the game is the same as the original game-to capture the opponent’s flag, which is generally done by eliminating the other player’s army one by one.

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Visual Brainstorms – Test Your Skills

Visual Brainstorms 1ToysBulletin.com reviews a challenging new game from Thinkfun Inc.

“Visual Brainstorms” is a fun smart thinking game that can be played by one or more players ages 10 years old and up. The game arrives with 100 different challenge cards made up of 30 green “easy” cards, 50 blue “hard” cards and 20 red “very hard” cards. The challenge is shown on the front side of each card and it always involves looking at a picture with a description and question at the bottom of the card. The questions run the gamut, with the answers (shown on the reverse side of the card) generally requiring only logic and keen observation. The picture is usually the key and every question gets the old brain working for sure. On many of the cards, there is an added visual question on the answer side of the card that tests a player’s skill on remembering key items relating to the picture on the question side of the card. Although usually fairly easy, these extra questions really do test short-term memory skills. If playing alone, simply move on to the next question or select from the “hard” or “very hard” cards to increase the difficulty. A player may want to stick with the “easy” cards until he or she feels confident or completes all of the “easy” challenges.

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6 nimmt! – Count Your Way to Victory

ToysBulletin.com reviews a fast moving card game from Mayfair Games, Inc.

6 nimmt! 1“6 nimmt!” is an easy to learn card game designed for 2-10 players ages 10 years old and up. This a number game which includes 104 cards, numbered from 1-104, with each card containing 1-7 bullheads on each card. The cards are of varying colors each containing a specific number of bullheads pictured on each card…white cards-1 bullhead, blue cards-2 bullheads, green cards-3 bullheads and red cards-5 bullheads. In addition, the number 55 card contains 7 bullheads. A bullhead is just that, an outline of a bull, horns and all. In fact, the winner of the game is determined by counting the number of bullheads on cards picked up during the game by each player. The player with the “fewest” bullheads wins the game.

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Castle Combat – We Revisit One of Our Favorites

Castle Combat 1ToysBulletin.com provides some updates to “Castle Combat” from KidRealm.

“Castle Combat” is basically a 21st century version of the age old game of War. But now the players have their own set of cards, each with their own set of abilities, creating surprises at every turn. The game uses battle dice as well to keep things even more interesting. For more specific details about the game, check out our original review of the “Castle Combat” card game. Read it now from 13 April 2015.

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