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Vampire Hunter: The Game

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No hate here, I think its

No hate here, I think its kind of cool. What age group is it recommended for?

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Posted by JoshB on 28 October, 2009 - 20:17
It says 9 and up on the box,

It says 9 and up on the box, but I think if you play it with them and help out, it's ok for younger kids, too. I think my nephew was like 7 when we played.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 28 October, 2009 - 22:38
One board game I really wish

One board game I really wish I could have gotten was MB's "The Omega Virus". With an electronic computer at the center of the diamond-shaped board, you boarded a space station and attempted to shut down said computer by finding key cards and upgrades for your figure... all within a time limit!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 28 October, 2009 - 20:33
This is awesome

Really love the concept and I wish they made random board games like this more often. There are too many board games based on franchises now a days. Though you can't beat the classics, it's nice to break the mold every now and then.

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Posted by Mechaninja on 28 October, 2009 - 20:48
I remember seeing

I remember seeing commercials for this and thinking it was a great concept! I would have snapped this up if KayBee had any during their last clearance. :-)

It does make me pine for the greatest board game ever--Dark Tower. I regret to this day having to give away a complete, working game during one of our many cross-country moves. It was just too darn big. But that was a game that kids and adults regularly played at our house. So amazing. I can even clearly remember unwrapping it at Christmas!

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Posted by japester on 28 October, 2009 - 22:23
Wow, I don't think I ever

Wow, I don't think I ever played Dark Tower, but I just took a cursory glance at it online and it does indeed look awesome. My favorite game as a kid was of course, "Crossbows and Catapults" though. I've been tempted to get some again from time to time, but never have. I do love games though. :)

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 28 October, 2009 - 22:42
I think about 3 or 4 years

I think about 3 or 4 years ago I saw the new Crossbows and Catapults stuff on clearance. I guess they were trying to revitalize the brand. It was very tempting. I never owned a set when I was younger, but I did play it at friends' houses.

Man, oh, man. Dark Tower was something to behold. I think it was the first really successful blend of board games, rpg's, and electronic gaming. The board was huge, and you would travel around to four kingdoms, collecting a key in each one. Then you took all four keys to the tower to fight the evil dragon. The computer kept track of your food and gold and troops and such. When you entered a tomb, you never knew if the long sound effect of a creaking door would end with a "call to arms!", a jubilant "you found treasure", or a "wah-wah, empty tomb" sound. You had to manage resources, haggle for goods, and decide when to see a fight through and when to cut and run (fights were turn-based, with the computer showing your numbers and the enemy numbers after each round). And since others couldn't see the various displays while you were playing, there was an element of bluffing involved. The artwork was truly stunning, both on the board and in the tower's various visuals. If any game deserved a remake, Dark Tower would be it. Sadly, no company would every put the time and money into something so large and grand. :-(

Sorry to blather, but something about Vampire Hunter reminded me of those good old days.

EDIT: I just found this great site with tons of pics and details about the game. All those fantastic little images under the various subsections are artwork displayed by the tower during various events. *sigh*
http://well-of-souls.com/tower/index.html

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Posted by japester on 28 October, 2009 - 23:37
This kicks the hell out of

This kicks the hell out of mousetrap.

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Posted by Mike on 29 October, 2009 - 00:40
I, too, love games and

I, too, love games and honestly...I'd love to give this one a whirl someday...even if it's meant for young kids. Jape, Dark Tower sounds really cool and pretty amazingly innovative for the year it came out in, but boardgamegeek didn't rate it very highly overall. My favorite is still Space Hulk, but I've yet to play the new edition (just got it).

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Posted by Sanjeev on 1 November, 2009 - 02:07
Dark Tower

I have the old Dark Tower 100% complete and working. I played it recently with a friend that had also played it regularly as a child. It's still a sharp looking, unique game for its age. This game was on every kids wish list I knew back then (late 70's). These were really hard to find due to the short Milton Bradley run. They were sued by the original designers of the tower concept and they pulled the game! You will have to pay $$$ dearly to get one of these complete w/ working tower to play. I think the collectible value and the play value warrants owning Dark Tower.

Forget whatever boardgamegeek says! This is an old game that had a very new, unique concept in its era of release.

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 13 November, 2009 - 10:38
1981 actually

Yeah it still felt like the late 70's!!

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 13 November, 2009 - 10:44
 
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