C. Gathercole

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (107 of 111)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,267,981 - Total Helpful Votes: 107 of 111
Gamewright Forbidden Island Game by Gamewright
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars compete as a team, 4 Jun 2011
In no particular order, some of the many many good points are:
- it fits into a small box
- it does not take long to set up
- it does not take long to pack away
- it does not take long to learn
- it does not take long to play ("let's have another go" is a realistic proposition)
- its a collaborative game, where all the players win/lose together, which gives it a very different (and pleasant) vibe
- everyone chips in with suggestions
- works well with kids+adults
- easily accommodates a newbie
- the skill level (how fast the island sinks) makes a big difference, and it can get really rather difficult at the higher levels
- as the island… Read more
Bohnanza by Rio Grande Games
Bohnanza by Rio Grande Games
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very good game for a mix of kids and adults.

Not much good for just 2 players, but for 3+ players it becomes an exercise in planning ahead, negotiating, pleading, bribing, cajoling, and trading. The more players you have the more chance you have players competing for the same sets of cards, and the trade negotiations become more intense.

We have found that the kids are becoming adept at explaining why the trade they want is so overwhelmingly good for you too that you'd be a fool not to accept.

If you let the negotiations in each iteration run on, the game can take well over an hour, especially if there are 4 or more players, but its fun all the way… Read more
Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2000 Home Storage Solution&hellip by NetGear
46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
After *much* fretting, faffing, and googling, in an effort to get things working, I now have a new ReadyNas Duo serving music to a Netgear Squeezebox Boom, holding backups of all my documents and photos, attaching a usb printer to the network, and I can say, yes, its great. Is exactly what I was looking for.

However, I am not happy about how easily much of the hassle could have been avoided by a bit more effort (pre-install the latest versions of software) and documentation (especially for the barebones NAS) from Netgear up front.

To Those Who Come After, I offer the following snippets of hard-won hindsight:

- if you have the barebones RND2000, insert the… Read more