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Survival Camp is a dice and card game based on survival of the fittest. A zombie outbreak has occurred in your town and you must grab what you can and run. You’ll never be able to come back. It’s time to build your survival camp.  …

Survival Camp

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Rating: 3.75/5 (4 votes)

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  • Elfenland

    Rating: 3.00/5 (3 votes)

    In Elfenland, young elves have to pass a very special test before they are accepted as grown-ups. All elf girls and elf boys receive a map of Elfenland, and they have to visit as many famous towns in Elfenland as possible, using the common types of…

  • El Presidente

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The adventure in Cuba goes on. Now several Cubans and even a president also come into play. This expansion provides new tactical possibilities. Besides this, new ships, new acts and new buildings are optionally available.The basic game is “Cuba”;…

  • El Caballero

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The players are following Columbus by exploring the islands he discovered. Players slowly explore the islands and discover wealth in the form of Gold and fish. As they learn about the land and sea areas of this new land, they position their Caballeros…

  • #5 Eketorp


    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The Viking fortress Eketorp on the north side of the Baltic Sea island Øland needs reinforcing against enemy attacks. The viking chiefs send out their men to bring back the necessary construction materials for the fort. But supplies are rare and…

  • #6 Egizia


    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Egizia lasts for 5 rounds. In each round, the players can increase the strength of their construction crews, add new quarries or fi elds, take Nile and sphinx cards, and cooperate in the building of king‘s graves, obelisks, pyramids, and temples.…

  • #7 DVONN


    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    DVONN is a challenging stacking game with very simple rules. It is played with 3 red DVONN pieces, 23 white pieces, and 23 black pi eces. The players must try to control as many pieces as possible by building stacks, preferably by jumping on top of…

  • Dream Factory

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    As the producer of a multimillion Hollywood studio, it is your job to sign the most wanted stars, obtain the rights for anticipated screenplays and assemble a buzzworthy team to produce the biggest blockbusters. After years of hard work, you have…

  • Dragonriders

    Rating: 4.00/5 (3 votes)

    Climb aboard your trusty steed and lift off for the race of your life! The players race their dragons on a course in a deep and winding canyon. You have some magic to use to aid your cause, or hinder your opponents, but the real test is your skill…

  • #10 Dracula


    Rating: 2.67/5 (3 votes)

    Count Dracula has left his home in Transylvania to travel by ship to London, where he plans to hunt for innocent victims. The famous Dr. van Helsing got wind of Dracula’s plans and immediately caught the next carriage to London. It is a race against…

  • Dominion: Seaside

    Rating: 2.33/5 (3 votes)

    All you ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. And someone who knows how to steer ships using stars. You finally got some of those rivers you'd wanted, and they led to the sea. These are dangerous, pirate-infested waters, and you cautiously…

  • Dominion: Prosperity

    Rating: 2.00/5 (2 votes)

    Ah, money. There's nothing like the sound of coins clinking in your hands. You vastly prefer it to the sound of coins clinking in someone else's hands, or the sound of coins just sitting there in a pile that no-one can quite reach without getting…

  • Dominion: Intrigue

    Rating: 2.50/5 (4 votes)

    You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety…

  • Dominion: Cornucopia

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Autumn. It seemed like the summer would never end, but that fortune teller was right. It's over. Autumn, the time of the harvest. Agriculture has advanced significantly in recent years, ever since the discovery of the maxim, "leaves of three, let…

  • Dominion: Alchemy

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    There are strange things going on in your basement laboratories. They keep calling up for more barrels of quicksilver, or bits of your hair. Well it's all in the name of progress. They're looking for a way to turn lead into gold, or at least into…

  • #16 Dominion


    Rating: 3.50/5 (8 votes)

    You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety…


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