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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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A Reality game

A Reality game – “Call of Duty”

My favorite game is called “Call of Duty”. This game is one of the big hits in the game industry. The sixth edition has just been launched recently. The game is about previous wars and classified missions to stop terrorists from reaching their goals. I love this game because it shows that there are true terrorists all around the world and from different nationalities. It also shows that there are good people who will put their life at risk just to prevent innocent people that they haven’t met from getting hurt or dying. The main story of the game is that the player impersonates a soldier going through the stages of the game till he gets the person responsible for the attacks. This teaches the player that investigating leads is the main source of information. The second part of the game is to play online against other players from different countries. There are many kinds of games while playing in the online mode; like team death match which teaches the player how to play as a team in order to win the battle. Another one is a capture the flag scenario, which teaches the player how to attack and defend his homeland at the same time. The game has a lot of violence and disturbing scenes therefore, I don’t recommend it for children. This game has taught a lot of interesting things so if you have the time please try it.

by Faisal Yacoub AL Dossary

A review of “Catan” (Settlers of Catan)

by Katsuya Michibata

It’s a board game. It’s made in the Federal Republic of Germany. Four players can play the game. All players aim to pioneer “Catan island”. First, all players build two houses and two roads on “Catan”. The phasing player throws the two dice. The sum of two dice’s numbers decides the resource produced. The players get the resources. Players can build a new house or a city or a new road from the resources. But if the sum of two dice’s number is seven, the robber appears. The robber steals player’s resources, and if a player has more than seven resources, players must throw away half the resources in hand. So, all players must notice the robber.
The game’s interesting thing is “negotiation”.
All players can negotiate with other players. It enables all players to exchange resources.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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Game Market 2012

Game Market 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

The Game Market 2012 convention will be held in Tokyo again on Nov 18th, near Asakusa station. Lots of great games to see and try. It’s 800yen entry fee, the details are in this link. You can also buy the catalog around October (which is
the ticket to enter the convention) at Yellow Submarine. So if you are interested in checking out a board gaming convention, mark this in your diary.

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中古ゲームのバザール&オークション。さらに、ゲームサークルの同人誌即売会&ゲーム大会など、電源不要系ゲームを対象にしたゲームイベントです。 普段発表の場が少ない創作ゲーム、遊ばなく