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HFC Game Reviews

On this page you can find an overview over our extensive, in-depth HFC Game Reviews!

If you want your game to be reviewed by us, don’t hesitate to drop us a line! We play all games extensively and take our time to really learn your game, test it out, play it with friends and teach it to other gamers in order to get a well-rounded impression. But be aware that our reviews are honest, subjective, and always based on our personal game experience with the game – not what the internet, other gamers, the designer, forums, or critics think about it!

When we are enthusiastic about a game, we really mean it and we are not ashamed to show it! When we don’t like a game, we will give you a detailed description in the review of the things we didn’t enjoy and why. None of our reviews are favors, and none are insubstantial bashings – we are simply honest gamers, writing from the gamer’s perspective for other gamers! We want our reviews to be reliable and helpful in your decisions which games to buy – and which to avoid.

HFC Test Lab

The following games are currently in the HFC Test Lab and under extensive playtesting and reviewing. Reviews about these games (and other surprise games, which are not in the list) will follow when a game leaves our Test Lab!

Currently in the HFC Test Lab Genre / Topic Rating
Bobby Lee 3rd Edition (Columbia Games)
Block Game / ACW TBA
Napoleon 4th Edition (Columbia Games) Block Game / Napoleonic TBA
Axis Empires: Totaler Krieg 2 (Decision Games) Hex & Counter Consim / WWII
in Europe
TBA
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City / Infernal Relics (Greater Than Games) Superhero deck-based Card Game TBA
Armada 2526 Supernova (Ntronium Games/Matrix Games) PC / Round based Sci Fi strategy game TBA

 

Our Reviews

HFC Review Reset 2010…please read!

Our ratings represent our subjective impression of a single game and how much fun we have with a given game.

We don’t mean to compare games of different genres and complexity levels, so a rating of 9 in Totaler Krieg doesn’t mean that the game is better than Marvel Heroes with a rating of 8. You could use the rating to compare very similar games, but handle with care!

Game Game Type Era / Topic Complexity Rating (1-10)
Battle for Stalingrad (DVG) Card Game Historical / World War II / East Front / Battle for Stalingrad

E

9

Blocks in the East (VentoNuovo Games) Block Game Historical / World War II / Russian Campaign

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6

Call of Cthulhu – The Card Game: The LCG Core Pack
Living Card Game; Customizable duelling game Fantasy / Lovecraft / Cthulhu Mythos

D

7

Conquest of the Empire (Classic variant) Area Movement / Miniatures Historical / Ancients / Roman Civil War

E

8

Down in Flames: Aces High (DVG) /w comparison to Down in Flames (GMT)
Card based Historical / World War II / ETO & PTO /  Air combat

D

5/8

Empire of the Sun
Hex and Counter Consim / card-driven Historical / World War II / PTO

B

8

Homefront
First-person shooter (XBox 360) Hypothetical / near future

N/A

4/6

Hornet Leader – Carrier Air Operations
Card driven with counters / Solitaire or cooperative Historical and Hypothetical / Contemporary / Iraq, North Korea, Libya…/Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground warfare

D

9

Hornet Leader – The Cthulhu Conflict
Card driven with counters / Solitaire or cooperative Lovecraft /Cthulhu Myth / Contemporary / Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground warfare

D

8.5

Horus Heresy Strategy Board Game / Miniatures Warhammer 40k universe / Horus Heresy / Battle for Terra

E

8

Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War 49-45 BC Block game / Area Movement Historical / Ancients / Roman Civil War

E

9

Lightning: D-Day! Card based Historical / World War II / Normandy ’44

E

7.5

Marvel Heroes Strategy Board Game / Miniatures Alternative Reality / Marvel Universe

E

8/ 6

Phantom Leader Deluxe Edition: The Vietnam Air War Solitaire Strategy Game
Card driven with counters / Solitaire or cooperative Historical / Vietnam War

D

9

Richard III Block game / Area Movement Historical / Wars of the Roses

E

8.5

Rise of the Zombies Card game / Cooperative and competitive Zombie Apocalypse / Surviving

E

8.5

Sentinels of the Multiverse Card game / Cooperative Super heroes vs. super villains

E

8.5

Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
Card based / cooperative Warhammer 40k universe / Space Marines vs. Genestealers

E

8.5

Thunderbolt / Apache Leader (GMT)
Card driven with counters / Solitaire or cooperative Historical and Hypothetical / Contemporary / Cold War / Iraq, Russia, Libya, Germany…

C

9

Totaler Krieg Hex and Counter Consim / card-driven Historical / World War II / ETO

B

9

Toy Soldiers
Tower Defense / Strategy (Xbox 360) Historical / World War I

N/A

9

World at War Area Movement / Miniatures / A&A Add-On Historical / World War II

E

1.75

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