Jan 28, 2006

Freedom to Board Games

Gnome’s lair is supposed to be a general and cross-genre gaming blog, covering (almost) every one of the gaming categories I enjoy the most. It is supposed to be a place that will give you ideas on how to creatively and stylishly (or not) waste your time and money. Truth is that board games (beside Class Struggle and Zombies!!!, which I have already reviewed) haven’t been touched upon in recent updates, and this is almost inexcusable… How about then, if I make it up to you, by cyber-leading (I know it’s called linking) you to some of the best freeware games on the Net? Hope it helps me getting a pardon… Without further ado then, here is a nice selection:

Mesopotamia (found here) is a lavish civilisation-building board game in pdf format. It is intended for 2 to 6 players and can be played in less than 2 hours.

Robo Battle Pigs (found here) is an extremely innovative 2 player strategic board game, played on an 8x8 board, in which you get to program (yes, program) your pigs.

Battle for Moscow (found here) is not a board game as such, but more of a full-blown wargame, that let’s you recreate the heroic battle of Moscow in the Second World War.

Porno! (found here) is a roleplaying(ish) game for mature (in every way) audiences only. And yes, I guess this means you’ll have to be at least 18 years old to enjoy it, and also probably younger than 65. Extremely funny, fun and bonding in a demented way.

Finally there is the collection of Cheapass Games freebies (found here), who are none other than the legendary game creators of Doctor Lucky fame. Follow the link and enjoy more than a dozen professionally designed games.

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  1. Hi! I`m the flag bearer for the FFMB stopping by to congratulate you on your medal in the Blog Olympics. Way to go.

  2. Gnome - I'm here with Carol's FFMB band. You're on her parade route this week!

    I want to thank you so much for participating in the Blog Olympics. I see you have lotsa outlinks here in this post! :)))

  3. Hi,
    I am the conductor of the FFMB. What I noticed about your blog is the originality of the content. It is a specialty blog and you might like to look for blog directories to target your special audience.

  4. congrats gnome on your medal I'm here with the ffmb i play the cymbils...have a good celebration..

  5. another band member marching through.....congratulations on your bronze medal!!!

  6. Thanks a lot to all of you... Just woke up, and what a goodmorning!!!

  7. Congratulations for being a WINNER in your own right.

    From FFMB Member.

  8. Hey gnome....just stopping by with the band. Hope this will generate some more hits for your site. Hope you enjoyed the blog olympics. It was a fun time for me. Hope you are have a great week.

  9. hey gnome...I didn't know how to contact you 'cos I don't have your e-mail address...

    I want to show you this...


  10. Hi Gnome,
    If you would like to join the FFMB, come and leave a comment stating which instrument you would like to play. We meet on Friendly Fridays to go visiting the friendless blogs.

  11. Another band member. Congrats!

  12. Thanks a lot to you all... :)