I've been on holiday camping recently, and even whilst on holiday I need to get my gaming fix, so today I'm going to give a brief review and my thoughts on my 6 travel games and rank them in order of my preference. The other thing we take is a deck of cards but leaving that aside I have:
5. Battleship Express
here is a link to some other rules made to take advantage of this set that I've just found, not had a chance to try them yet, but they look interesting.
4. Top Trumps
3. Inn Fighting
1. Risk Express
Reiner Knizia, this however is very very good. I suppose the designer had more to work with with risk than he did with battleships. Like normal risk the world in divivded into territories that make up continents. Players take it in turn to try and capture territories either from the middle or from each other(its harder to take from another player), when the last territory leaves the middle the game ends. If you capture all the territories in a continent that continent becomes sealed and other players can no longer attack it. It all works really well, most games I've played have been tight with one player desperately trying to finish the game whislt everyone else is attacking them trying to take that winning posistion away from them. What makes this better than a lot of the other games here is the constant interaction between players, the way you are trying to secure your own victory, but often that invloves trying to scupper the victory of another player. You even get the tempory alliances like those you would get in full risk. Highly recomended.
On my holiday we visited porchester castle which was used to house prisoners of war during the napoleonic period. What really piqued my interest was the gaming peices that the prisoners made from bone to keep themselves occupied.
17. is for cats cradle
16. is some dominos
15. was just labled 'game fish counters' I've been wondering what that game was ever since
If anyone else has any games that take up minimal space to carry and to play that they can recommend please let me know.