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Asmodee Colt Express Game
Asmodee Colt Express Game
Price: £23.88

5.0 out of 5 stars This has quickly become one of the favourite games at my board game club, 6 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Asmodee Colt Express Game (Toy)
This has quickly become one of the favourite games at my board game club. Easy to pick up the rules - each character has enough of a different ability to make playing with them require different strategies. The 'programming' moves mechanism is great fun when you see you careful plans go wrong when you see someone put a different card down or with 'Ghost' who can out his first card face down(you don't know what he is doing), or going through a tunnel when everyone puts their cards face down.

It is a game made to be a bit cruel to each other but that is the game and ending up being 'shot' 14times in one game doesn't feel bad...fast, fun strategy game that will soon be in the top ten Gateway Games lists very soon it is that accessible and fun.

And you get to build a 3D train! Not very difficult to put together once you've done the first one.


Twilight Creations Zombies Third Edition Board Game
Twilight Creations Zombies Third Edition Board Game
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £21.77

5.0 out of 5 stars A great fun game, 5 July 2015
A great fun game. No two games are ever the same. I have played this with 2, 3 and 6 players and all have different dynamics.

Playing with more people is better and agree with each other that 'no holds barred' when it comes down to using the event cards on people - the more cut-throat you are the more fun it is. A game that you don't mind another player doing the dirty on you.


Pandemic
Pandemic
Price: £18.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A game that can be vicious when it beats you, 2 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Pandemic (Toy)
I bought this to play at a weekend away with some friends. Having played a game on my own and also watching Wil Wheaton's full game play video on YouTube(worth a look if you want to or have bought the game as it shows you what happens in the game) I explained the rules to my mates and we were away with not much trouble.

First game I used what I believed to be the best role cards for us in 3 player game and we won, second game I randomised the role cards but got the same roles as the first game and the game beat us half way through on outbreaks...it was a great example of how the game changes every game even with the same roles. Having played through 3 times the tactics start growing as you can see how you move pieces around to swap cards.

I think two of my friends will be buying the game themselves. It is like a game of chess combined with a wierd form of Risk - the co-op factor is very good although one does have to make sure people do not take over the game as some people can see many turns ahead on what needs to be done much like a chess game - however this is not a major issue as long as people can see they are doing this.

A great educational game for making people get a feel for risk and tactics.

Well worth buying and great value compared with other games.


Prepare to Fly
Prepare to Fly
by Simon Blake
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.65

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide on what to do ONCE you think you know how to fly, 20 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Prepare to Fly (Paperback)
This book will not teach you how to fly - there are other books that do that - tried and tested and they get you your CP licence.

What this book does tell you is what to do WHEN you fly...or in fact before you fly...preparation is the key before you even get off the ground.

The little tips dotted throughout the book are also great.

This book certainly looks like it is by someone who is a keen flyer who has made the odd mistake but also thought about how to make the most of his flying - mostly common sense and experience...but of course common sense is hard to come by sometimes.

If you have your CP or even EP licence this book is worth owning to get you into a flying mindset - it will allow you to concentrate more on flying rather than realising you have forgotten something or not prepared properly and hence not had the best flight you can.
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Street Magic
Street Magic
by Paul Zenon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible strong but simple tricks book, 6 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Street Magic (Paperback)
I was given this book as a present a few years ago and only recently decided to sit down and learn some tricks from it. There is nothing overly advanced in the book but the tricks I learnt are strong and have great impact.

I certainly know more complicated tricks but you can't beat 'simple' tricks - although they all require some practice to make them look good and the techniques taught in the book give a good grounding in some coin and card sleights.

The Out Of This World trick is a great classic.

There are no tricks out of any ones reach, a few require bought or home constructed devices but they are in a section labelled as such.

Having learnt a few of the tricks I have realised that learning all the tricks will give a strong and easy to set-up few tricks for friends.


Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
by Walter B. Gibson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

5.0 out of 5 stars An all-round more-than-a-primer magic course, 6 Dec. 2012
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It really is a Complete Course in Magic...not that you will learn everything but you will learn a wide range of styles of magic as well as the standard sleights within each area of magic: cards, coins, balls, rope, even stage magic. It has many excellent diagrams taking you through step-by-step and easy to follow instructions and nothing looks overly scary.

Learning a few tricks and sleights from each section will allow you to do magic from all areas and most likely allow you to find which style you enjoy and therefore move into buying more advanced books on those subjects.

I've used a few of the tricks and the cup & ball routine is an absolute stormer and the final reveal knocks them dead.


What Goes Up Might Come Down
What Goes Up Might Come Down
Price: £9.75

5.0 out of 5 stars ..check again..., 29 Mar. 2008
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Like many others I had this on an older format - tape. I hadn't heard it for nearly 15years or so but having put the CD last week it was still fresh as it was back then...and I now realise how much I listened to it back then as I can recite it almost word for word now...so why did I buy it!!!! David's delivery and comic timing are excellent and knocks alot of toadys comedians for six.


The Man Who Touched the Sky
The Man Who Touched the Sky
by Johnny Acton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Balloons and parachutes, 29 Sept. 2007
A work colleague passed this book to me. He found it hidden away on a library bookshelf. The type of book that gets borrowed once a year but is a little gem.

And this is a gem: as one reviewer has stated it isn't an in-depth account of Kittingers parachute jump. It is however a history of the development of both the ballon, the parachute and the amount of science that is involved in the two pursuits.

The story of Kittinger and the parachute jump is spread throughout the book broken up by historical information to prepare you for the next stage of the endeavour that spanned many years.

Yes, I was itching to find out how the jump went but the pace of the book was such that whenever the author left the Kittinger story for a tantalising chapter or so one wasn't put out as the wonders he then explained made it worth it.

This has made me want to find out more about the Kittinger story AND the story of high-altitude ballooning. The book has put everything into perspective for looking at a straight account of Kittiger ascent.

An excellent book and well worth the read.


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