Ares Magazine #14 – The Omega War

Issue 14 of Ares Magazine featured a game called The Omega War, a two player game of strategic warfare for control of North America in the 25th century. Issue 14 came out in the spring of 1983.

Dr. Who Solitaire Story Game Online

The Dr. Who Solitaire Story Game is a terrific paper and pencil game, and now it is available to play online as The Dr. Who Solitaire Story Game Playable Wiki. It is an interesting concept.

Welcome to the Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game Playable Wiki!

Here you will find just some of the adventures of a 1000-year-old, renegade Time Lord!

This is not a wiki about the game - this wiki is the game!

Travel as The Doctor and take a journey through the realms of time and space in the TARDIS - a time machine which exists within seemingly impossble dimensions. But, on the outside, it looks just like a 1960s British Police Box!

Ably assisted by loyal travelling companions from ages ancient and modern, you will reveal and encounter many and varied devious enemies. Try to discover their evil plans and defeat them before time runs out and, sometimes… just sometimes, you'll end up rescuing the entire universe from certain doom!

The Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game is based on the cult BBC TV series 'Doctor Who'. Almost 50 years old and still going strong, the science fiction fantasy series continues to build an ever-expanding universe of tales, culture and folklore. All these stories tell of a mysterious enigmatic humanoid alien, The Doctor.

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Postcard Empire Pirnt-And-Play

Postcard Empire is a free print-and-play boardgame for 2 - 4 players. As the name suggests, the game board fits on a postcard, while the rules fit on the back. The black-and-white pdf is free. The site also sells a very inexpensive color postcard.

Postcard Cthulhu Print-And-Play

Postcard Cthulhu is a print-and-play cooperative worker placement game set in HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu universe. The game quite cleverly is designed (as its name suggests) to fit on both sides of a postcard. In deference to my older eyes, however, I printed it on a full sheet of paper. The postcard version, however, would travel well.

Ares Magazine #1 – WorldKiller The Game of Planetary Assault

The first issue of Ares Magazine featured a game called "WorldKiller, The Game of Planetary Assault." There's also an interesting article on the "most significant science fiction and fantasy games" by (among others) Greg Costikyan. It's a nice little piece of history and a glimpse to what was state of the art nearly forty years ago.