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Warrior Knights- The Epic Game of Power and Politics by Games Workshop

Produced in 1985 by Games Workshop (yes you have probably guessed by now that I am a bit of a fan of this group). The object of the game was to take control of cities in an attempt to rule more than half the kingdom. The game looks very complex to begin with but after a couple of goes it is very easy and can be mastered quite quickly. You spend most of your time raising mercenary armies, having assembly meetings, making attacks, repelling attack, drawing fate cards, sieges, fleet attacks etc. Quite a large part of the game is involved in raising money to pay troops and making sure you vote correctly at the meetings of the Barons. Not one of Games Workshop's easier games but nevertheless very compelling and entertaining. Still remains part of my board game collection although not played it in a while - cannot get anyone in the family brave enough to read the rules alongside me.

Warrior Knights

Warrior Knights Front Cover

Warrior Knights

Warrior Knights Back Cover

Warrior Knights Game Board

Warrior Knights Game Board

Railway rivals - Games Workshop

This game was produced in the 1980s (I think). It was definitely "Game of the Year" West Germany 1984. The object of the game was pretty simple - make as much money possible and the one with the most cash wins after all the races have been run. The game board was a series of cells very much like Dark Emporer. One side of the board was a map of Central England and the other side was of Western USA. This game was slightly different since you had pens which you used to mark out your route on the board. You always had to be careful and ensure you used the dry marker type otherwise there was a frantic hunt for your mum's nail varnish remover or to a latter extent your dad's Hai-Karate aftershave (both did the trick)

Dad's Aftershave 1970s - Hai Karate

. Each player had a small plastic coloured train and a felt marker. The players then started choosing towns to start at.

Railway Rivals

Railway Rivals - Front Cover

Railway Rivals

Railway Rivals - Rear Cover

Railway Rivals

Railway Rivals - Game Board Side 1

Railway Rivals

Railway Rivals - Game Board Side 2

Not one of my favourites I have to admit - preferred 1960s Railroader by Waddingtons.

Check back soon to see more classic games from the 70s and 80s.

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