27 Sept 2009

Spiele Hit in Austria

Excellent news.

Nicht zu Fassen, alias Cache Moutons, has been rewarded with the Austrian prize for Childern's games.

16 Sept 2009

Tips & Tricks

Suggestion :

As Batt'l Kha'os requires some tactical insight, it can be a little outbalanced between an experienced and novice player. The balance can be readjusted by allowing the experienced player to start with only 3 or 4 power tokens instead of 5.

Tactical advice :

  • Once you control the first 2 corners of one tower, you have a great advantage. When your opponent tries to capture the third corner, you can easily take the 4th corner and the majority.

  • Thus, when your opponent controls 2 corners of a tower, it is better to give it temporarily up and distract his attention by placing a new tower at another spot of the battlefield.

  • Placing new towers is an excellent way to open the game. If you fight tower per tower, the outcome depends much more of the tiles that you keep in your hand. If there are several towers to capture, you force your opponent to make choices as he can not attack on all places at the same time. Thus, if you think having a weak hand of tiles, place a new tower.

  • Use your power tokens to take control of towers and not of corners. If you use a power token to get a corner and you do not manage to capture the tower, your power token has been wasted.

  • Use your power tokens before the end of the game. Frequently, the game accelerates towards the end, giving you not enough opportunities to use your power tokens in an efficient way.
  • Towards the end of the game, you can count how many turns each player needs to win the game. The player who has the advantage at that moment, is very difficult to beat.

Good luck with these few tips.

11 Sept 2009

How to play?

Eric Hanuise has made a nice video to explain the basics of the game Batt'l Kha'os.
You will recognize my son as an orc (the smallest one). Enjoy.

Il a également réalisé une version française.