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Family Diamond, (SLPS-03348)

Passing-Fancy December 21, 2017 No Comments PlayStation 1 Games , , , , , , , , , ,

Family Diamond, (SLPS-03348)

Family Diamond, (SLPS-03348)

PlayStation Games – F



Chinese checkers (alternate spelling Chinese chequers) is a strategy board game which can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or with partners. The game is a modern and simplified variation of Halma.

The objective is to be first to race one’s pieces across the hexagram-shaped game board into “home” the corner of the star opposite one’s starting corner—using single-step moves or moves which jump over other pieces. Others keep playing to establish 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and last place finishers. Like other skill-based games, Chinese checkers involves strategy. The rules are simple, however, so even young children can play.

FamilyDiamond-01dFamily Diamond is a very basic digital version of Chinese checkers. The goal (just like in the board game) is to move your marbles across the board to the opposite side and, if possible, use you opponents’ marbles to get further each turn. This game has no extras or special effects, it’s just good old fashioned board gaming.

You can play alone or against a friend and face computer opponents.

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Backgammon 2000, (SLPS-02729)

Passing-Fancy November 18, 2017 No Comments PlayStation 1 Games , , , , , , , ,

Backgammon 2000, SLPS-02729

Backgammon 2000, SLPS-02729 (Original)
Backgammon 2000, SLPM-86733 (Reprint)

PlayStation Games – B



Backgammon 2000 is a board game for two players in which the playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice. A player wins by removing all of his checkers from the board. There are many variants of backgammon, most of which share common traits. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.

Although luck plays an important role, there is a large scope for strategy. With each roll of the dice a player must choose from numerous options for moving his checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. Players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertory of common tactics and occurrences.

Backgammon2000-01cThe objective is to remove (bear off) all of one’s own checkers from the board before one’s opponent can do the same. The checkers are scattered at first and may be blocked or hit by the opponent. As the playing time for each individual game is short, it is often played in matches, where victory is awarded to the first player to reach a certain number of points.

The game features 6 different kind of boards, 3 different kind of pieces and 2 games modes normal and vs mode.

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0 Kara no Shogi – Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi, (SLPS-02044)

Passing-Fancy October 19, 2017 No Comments PlayStation 1 Games , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

0 Kara no Shogi – Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi, (SLPS-02044)

0 Kara no Shogi – Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi, ) SLPS-02044 (Original)
0 Kara no Shogi – Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi, SLPS-01986 (Limited Edition)
0 Kara no Shogi – Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi, SLPS-02920 (R Edition)

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Shogi, also known as Japanese chess, is a two-player board game in the same family as Western chess, chaturanga, and Chinese Xiangqi, and is the most popular of a family of chess variants native to Japan. Shogi means general’s.

0KaranoShogi-01dThe earliest predecessor of the game, chaturanga, originated in India in the 6th century, and spread from China to Japan, where it spawned a number of variants. Shogi in its present form was played as early as the 16th century, while a direct ancestor without the “drop rule” was recorded from 1210 in a historical document Nichureki, which is an edited copy of Shochureki and Kaichureki from the late Heian period (ca 1120).

According to ChessVariants.com, “Perhaps the enduring popularity of Shogi can be attributed to its ‘drop rule’; it was the first chess variant wherein captured pieces could be returned to the board to be used as one’s own. David Pritchard credits the drop rule to the practice of 16th century mercenaries who switched loyalties when captured – no doubt as an alternative to execution.”

0 Kara no Shogi – Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi is a shogi game that features 5 different kind of boards, a complete tutorial and a dictionary in Japanese language, different vs modes (also a 2 players vs mode), a sort of a battle mode in which the player advance defeating opponents and the game has 10 different opponents. (more…)

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