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December 6, 2006 2:41 AM   Subscribe

War on Terror - The Board Game or, if you prefer a different catastrophe: "Antarctica - Global Warming"
posted by patricio (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
So that's my Secret Santa present sorted for this year.

Thanks Patricio!
posted by Mr Bismarck at 3:12 AM on December 6, 2006


If a full round passes and no one plays an 'aggressive card' then, if all players agree, 'World Peace' can be declared.

*visualizing*
posted by meh at 3:57 AM on December 6, 2006


War on Terror @ BoardGameGeek
Antarctica @ BoardGameGeek

Each has only a handful of ratings so far, but based on those, it looks like WoT might be a decent game. Antarctica, not so much.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:42 AM on December 6, 2006


I refuse to let the terrorists win.
posted by hal9k at 6:12 AM on December 6, 2006


I played "War on Terror" for a little while, then my friends convinced me the terrorists were coming from St. James Place.

Six hours later, I've had to mortgage my last monopoly, and I just landed on Boardwalk with a hotel and two houses.

Hopefully, my dad will be home soon and tell me how to win this.
posted by PlusDistance at 7:25 AM on December 6, 2006 [1 favorite]


How about a nice game of chess?

Later. For now, Global Thermonuclear Warfare.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:58 AM on December 6, 2006 [1 favorite]


Yay! My copy of War on Terror arrived last night. Annoyingly, about an hour after I'd gone out for my weekly boardgaming session.
posted by salmacis at 8:10 AM on December 6, 2006


Yay! My copy of War on Terror arrived last night. Annoyingly, about an hour after I'd gone out for my weekly boardgaming session.
posted by salmacis at 8:10 AM on December 6, 2006


Antarctica is a Risk-style game (1000 little plastic men and ships fight for domination on map of world! Dice are rolled! Beer and pretzels are consumed over a period of hours!) with a twist: a clear plastic overlay that depicts the ice-cover of Antarctica and swirling hurricanes in the southern oceans. As play progresses, the hurricanes move and can kill your fleet. Once the present-day habitable continents reach a certain population level, the polar ice cap goes away, and the players compete to control the newly revealed Antarctic territory. It's a really neat idea. But if you don't like Risk, you won't like this game -- there's not a lot new here other than the cool board.

The guys who make it (a father-son team just starting a new game company) are really nice, though.
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:53 PM on December 6, 2006


For those who want to get straight to the reviews, here's a link to the review thread at BoardGameGeek for War on Terror. I'm impressed that the initial reviews are positive with relation wo game mechanics.
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 8:28 AM on December 7, 2006


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