A brief look at the origins of the London Stock Exchange and how it became the integral financial institution it is today. A record 16,410,030 share transactions took place on October 29, 1929 as the share market crash started to unfold. Castle Panic is a tower defense game; you have to protect your castle against an army of orcs, goblins, and trolls (plus the occasional giant boulder that they hurl your way). After months of delays and shifting release dates, this much-anticipated game was finally released in 2013.
Pandemic is a cooperative board game where players take on the roles of researchers, medical personnel and others to combat and ultimately cure four diseases before they spread across the planet. As in Pandemic, the game mechanics ensure that the threat spreads in random fashion, so it’s different each time you play. There are also variations and options that can be used to make the game simpler (if kids are playing) or more challenging. They enjoyed playing and felt like the game did a good job of capturing the urgency of a true fire situation.
It’s broken into Amazon’s top 100 games of all time, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Flash Point Fire Rescue turns out to be 2014’s most popular new game. Elder Sign is a themed dice game set in the universe created by author H.P. Lovecraft. Non-solo players may prefer Elder Sign to other some of the other choices, because I think each player is more active in this game; in some cooperative board games, the most dominant player can end up taking over, leaving everyone else to just follow directions.
According to Fantasy Flight, game time ranges from one to two hours – but in my experience, it’s usually more like two to three. I haven’t tried it yet because I’m pretty satisfied with Elder Sign for the moment, and I don’t know that I could find time for a longer game. The goal of stock market trading is finding a way to make easy money in the stock market.
According to Fantasy Flight, game time ranges from two to four hours – but given my experience with Elder Sign, I suspect that may be understated a bit. I tend to prefer solo games, but anything in the tower defense line is attractive – I might have to give that Castle Panic game a try. We’re planning a board game night with friends on March 30th, since Will Wheaton and Felicia Day have declared it National Table Top Game Night. Additionally, global investor sentiment by way of speculators is negative for 2015.