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Dominion Board Game
Dominion Board Game
Price: £29.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant card game, 15 Feb. 2013
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We were introduced to this game on holiday with friends last year, and it still hasn't lost its appeal. The game mechanics are relatively simple, but the tactics are much more subtle, and different approaches to winning can usually be equally valid - my younger son takes a very aggressive approach, buying lots of action cards, and a friend of his goes almost exclusively for treasure cards, and they seem to have equal success. The random selection of the Kingdom cards at the start of each game (picking 10 from a selection of 25) means that no two games are ever quite the same, which is what keeps the interest up, Each time you play you find new advantageous combinations of cards.
The time required to play a game is fairly variable - some combinations of cards slow the game down, and others speed it up, but overall it is a relatively quick game to play.
Fantastic game, and well worth getting one or more of the expansion sets (we have "INtrigue", "Seaside" and "Prosperity")

Dominion Expansion: Base Cards
Dominion Expansion: Base Cards
Offered by gadgetsville
Price: £11.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Valuable addition for expansion sets, 15 Feb. 2013
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This set of treasure and victory cards is great for allowing you to play expansion sets for Dominion on their own. THe new graphics look great, but are the source of the one drawback - the values on the cards are not as obvious as on the original cards , which had the treasure and victory point values in large figures in the middle of the card. The new ones just have a small figure in the bottom right hand corner. This is not really an issue for experienced players, who are used to the values, but for newer players it takes a bit of getting used to.

The Kalahari Typing School For Men (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
The Kalahari Typing School For Men (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full flavoured brew, 6 May 2004
This fourth book in the series continues in the same fashion as the previous three. The most endearing feature of the book is the way that the author paints his picture of everyday life in Botswana. Having spent some time driving through the country, and having visited many of the places mentioned, it brings memories flooding back, and I find it very easy to visualize myself sitting on Mma Ramotswe's porch watching the world go by.
Anybody who hasn't tried this series ought to, to get a flavour of the gentle pace of life in a peaceful African country.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Try something different, 6 May 2004
As noted in many other reviews, the battery life with this camera is pathetic (at least with non-rechargeables). There does seem to be a marked improvement using NiMH rechargeables. Another feature I find deeply annoying is that the auto-focus seems to be completely inoperable in low light conditions - almost any photo taken at further than 1m from the camera in low light conditions is out of focus. On the plus side it is small, fairly light, and easy to use. These do not outweigh its shortcomings, though. Avoid this machine!

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