GENERAL STRATEGY - MULTI-PLAYER CATEGORY
TICKET TO RIDE: EUROPE
Designed by Alan Moon and published by Days of Wonder, Ticket to Ride: Europe is the highly touted sequel to Moonâ€™s Ticket to Ride, and moves the track building from the United States to Europe. Using the basic clever ideas from the original, this new version adds much more than a new map. Players must develop their railroad networks through tunnels, can build stations to connect through other players' lines, and contend with many short segments that still take a full turn to complete. While families can certainly enjoy this game, strategy gamers also appreciate the simple yet subtly strategic aspects in the complete design. No one knows train games better than Alan Moon, and he proves it once again in this excellent design.
GENERAL STRATEGY - 2-PLAYER CATEGORY
WAR OF THE RING
The Lord of the Rings brought to life on a broad scale. One player leads the Fellowship and the forces of good against another player, who guides the evil Sauron and his vast hordes. As the Fellowship player, you must protect your key cities and strongholds from the forces of Sauron, while at the same time trying to destroy the Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. As Sauron, you must lead your huge armies to victory and conquest, and recapture the Ring before it can be destroyed. War of the Ring is a faithfully recreates the magical atmosphere of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and is filled with tactical and strategic considerations.
In order for a game to be eligible for the General Strategy category, a game must have been released from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005