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Critical Review - Crossbows and Catapults

Way out west there was this game I wanna tell ya about. Goes by the name of Crossbows and Catapults. At least that was the handle its loving designers gave it, but it never had much use for it. See, this Crossbows and Catapults, it called itself "The Bomb". Now, "Bomb" - there's a name no game would self-apply where I come from. But then there was a lot about the Bomb that didn't make a whole lot of sense. And a lot about where it lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found the place so darned interestin'.

 

See, they call BoardGameGeek.com the "City Of Trolls"; but I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow it as there are some nice folks there. 'Course I ain't never been to London, and I ain't never seen France. And I ain't never seen no queen in her damned undies, so the feller says. But I'll tell you what - after seeing BoardGameGeek.com, and this here story I'm about to unfold, well, I guess I seen somethin' every bit as stupefyin' as you'd seen in any of them other places. And in English, too.

 

So I can die with a smile on my face, without feelin' like the good Lord gypped me. Now this here story I'm about to unfold took place in the early '80s - just about the time of our conflict with TSR and Dungeons and Dragons. I only mention it because sometimes there's a game... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? Sometimes, there's a game. And I'm talkin' about the Bomb here - the Bomb from BoardGameGeek.com. Sometimes, there's a game, well, it's the game for its time and place. It fits right in there. And that's the Bomb.

 

The Bomb, from BoardGameGeek.com.  And even if it's a lazy game - and the Bomb was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in all of BoardGameGeel.com County, which would place it high in the runnin' for laziest worldwide. Sometimes there's a game, sometimes, there's a game… Well, I lost my train of thought here. But... aw, hell. I've done introduced it enough... 


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Big10bb (Sunday, 14 April 2013 13:00)

    I have been looking for this game, which I had and loved as a kid. My boys would love it. Is it available?

  • #2

    critshappen (Sunday, 14 April 2013 22:03)

    Sadly, only on eBay that I know of... it was awesome and I'm glad I've been able to keep mine to play with my boys!

  • #3

    Jim V (Sunday, 05 May 2013 21:06)

    Awesome game, taking it easy out there for the rest of us sinners.

  • #4

    silentdante (Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:05)

    this game and Immortals of Change (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14448/immortals-of-change) were almost perfect games for me and friends to imagine and create stories and wars with, man these two games helped shape my love of games...

  • #5

    critshappen (Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:23)

    Great stuff! I remember that game well too!

  • #6

    H. Stockwell (Saturday, 30 November 2013 10:20)

    Good lord I had this in 1982, with the Trojan Horse, the Shield and Cyclops. It was phenomenal.


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