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Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Stuff We Like

Holiday Shopping Guide 2010: Games, Books, and More


Stocking Stuffers

Need something small to put the final touches on your holiday gift giving? Try any of these gems, which are sure to please anyone on your gift giving list. No one can deny the utility and fun that can be had by a replica Star Trek hand phaser! It is a keepsake that will be treasured forever.

Warships Top Trumps Card Set [$8.95/free shipping]

Axis & Allies Miniatures Booster Pack – Eastern Front [$10.39]

Zombie Dice [$14.44]

Three Dragon Ante [11.24]

Kung Fu Fighting [$19.95]

Miniature Spitfire [$4.99]

Chrononauts [$14.00]

Star Trek Phaser [$9.95]

Miniature Star Trek Enterprise [$6.45]


Special thanks to Gerald Swick for contributions to this article, and members of the Armchair General forum staff for sharing their ideas of what is on their holiday shopping lists.

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  1. Civilization V is a thoroughly buggy game, and thoroughly lacking in any sort of viable mechanics. It’s as if the developers forgot the basic foundations of their series, since every mechanic, when traced back to the heart of the game, is ultimately unstable and poorly thought out.

    Even the one unit per tile mechanic is, while not obviously at first, a fundamentally broken and poorly implemented idea.

    If you still want a superb empire-building game, you’re better off getting Civilization IV, which possesses decent graphics and perfect, varied, balanced mechanics. Plus it has the best theme song for a game, ever.

    I’d pass on Civ V. Starcraft II, however, is a triple platinum title, and worth every dime.

  2. You missed a very good book- Caroline Princess Of Wales & Other Forgotten People of History by Strategic Publishing,USA.
    Similar to Skulldugery.


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