Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sneak Peek at Tsuro of the Seas from Calliope Games

Posted by David Miller as Modern Board Games

Tsuro of the Seas will be a sequel to Calliope’s Tsuro game and will have a little bit more thematic content. This time navigating the mystic seas, players’ pieces will be miniature sailing ships. Also, four tiles representing sea monsters and dragons start on the board. In addition to placing the standard Tsuro path tiles to keep their ships from being moved off the edge, players must avoid the monsters, which move independently and in random directions based on the roll of a die.

Though what I saw was mostly a preliminary prototype, the new board, with a large Asian-style dragon in blues, was gorgeous!

Tsuro ( A Video Review)

 Calliope Games

A beautiful and beautifully simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn. The goal is to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else’s, but as the board fills up this becomes harder because there are fewer empty spaces left… and another player’s tile may also extend your own path in a direction you’d rather not go. Easy to introduce to new players, Tsuro lasts a mere 15 minutes and actually does work for any number from 2 to 8.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tsuro The Game of the Path Review & Giveaway


My family and I love games of strategy. They are a great way to exercise your mind and have a great time in the process.  Tsuro, available from Calliope Games, is just that kind of game. In Tsuro, you will compete with up to eight other players in a journey across the board. But be careful, because if you stray too far and reach the end of the board, the game will be over. You can play with up to eight players, but only the last one standing will be the winner.

My family and I received a copy of Tsuro to review, and it was a big hit in our household. Before we even started to play, I had to admire the beautiful red dragon design on the board. Once we got down to business, it was even more exciting. Each player gets one marker and three tiles. The object of the game is to lay down the tiles and create a path that your marker can travel without touching the edge of the board. It sounds easy, but you never know what will happen or where another player's strategy will lead you.

There are hundreds of possibilities making this a game that never gets boring. Tsuro is only one of the exciting games you can find at Calliope Games. To see their full selection, be sure to visit their website.  You can check their store locator for a location near you that sells these fun games or you can find them online at Amazon.  Also be sure to check out their fun stuff section to be able to play Tsuro and lots of other fun games online. You can battle players from all the world for a  small fee or try the single person experience for free.

One lucky winner is going to receive the Tsuro game to play with their own family. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end on 2/25/12. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Calliope Games for offering this fantastic prize.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Calliope Games- Got'Em Giveaway

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I can remember as a kid many many Saturday evenings our family would get together and play various games. We didn’t watch a lot of TV so my parents bought lots of games for us kids to amuse ourselves.  As an adult I still love to play board games and have my own assorted collection. Winter evenings are a good time to get our family together and challenge each other with our cunning tactics, acute slick moves and overall  board games savyness! Game On!!!  Calliope carries a few games designed to involve your whole family.  I got to try out their game Got Em.

Got Em is  a delightful way to” Corner Your Friends! Trap their pawns in one of two games of escape and capture. In Bright Got ‘Em!™ you outsmart and corner your opponents through savvy card play, sly movement, and clever placement of blocking walls. In the still-casual but even-trickier Brainy Got ‘Em!™ you toss aside card actions in favor of a purely strategic challenge. Both games share the same goal, the same exciting intrigue, and the same social fun. We had a lot of fun with this game.  The board and the walls are made out of plastic so they going to last a long time and be easy to clean off if necessary.

The board has to sides, one with colored squares where you use walls and the cards to corner your opponent. The other side you just use the walls and try to use strategy to outwit and corner your opponent. You can have up to 4 players and you each get three cards.  You use these cards to strategically corner your opponent. Once you use a card you get another from the deck. Personally I really enjoyed the colored side with the cards, but both are a lot of fun. The game is recommended for 8 yrs and up.

The nice people at Calliope would love to offer the Got Em game to one lucky reader. Thank you Calliope. ARV $28