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Ultimate Board Game Collection (PlayStation 2) review


"Looking for a great collection of classic board games? Want a quick way to play your favorite classics, but donít wanna spend money buying all the real sets? Want to play board games but without all the real mess? Well if you said yes to any of those questions, youíll definitely want to check out this game, and continue reading my review. "



Looking for a great collection of classic board games? Want a quick way to play your favorite classics, but donít wanna spend money buying all the real sets? Want to play board games but without all the real mess? Well if you said yes to any of those questions, youíll definitely want to check out this game, and continue reading my review.

Sounds & Music

Very, very sparse. Youíll hear a few chimes and whistles for completing things, a few background noises, and the click clacks of laying chess and checker pieces, but thatís about it for sounds. Music isnít very broad either. You can change what music youíre listening to in the options at any time, which is nice, but there are only 4 tracks to choose from. Rock, classical, pop, and jazz. Four tracks about four minutes long before they loop again. If youíre playing board games for hours on end, it would be nice to have decent music to listen to, but not the case here. These tracks are not catchy at all, and youíll quickly want to turn them off. I havenít seen a game this lacking in the sound category for awhile. Itís too bad though, because music is quite a large aspect in a game like this. Oh well, just listen to your own tunes then.

Score (4/10)

Graphics

One would not expect much quality in the graphis of this type of game, but Ultimate Board Game Collection manages to capture how each game looks quite well, while adding a number of peaceful backgrounds and locales to play your favorite games in. You can play chess by a cozy fire, and yahtzee outside on a sunny day. Menus and options are clear, and crisp, and also easy to navigate. Quite well done, for a board games game, but not amazing.

Score (6/10)

Gameplay

You can already guess what the game is about by just reading the title. Youíll be playing 20 classics that include checkers, mancala, yahtzee, chinese checkers, chess, connect four etc. All the best board games are here, and many variations as well. You can change the backgrounds, music, amount of players, computer difficulty, as well as variant types of games and modes in games like yahtzee. The games (if you like them) are all fun and easy to play, so if you think youíd enjoy playing some of them, and the game is worth the price to you, by all means buy it.

Games List: Chess, Connect 4, jigsaw puzzles, Mancala, Enigma, Backgammon, Reversi, Chutes and Ladders, Battleship, Trouble, Yahtzee, Dominoes, Go, Chinese Checkers, Word Cubes, Mahong Solitaire, Anagrams, Memory, & 3-D Tic Tac Toe.

Score (8/10)

Conclusion

In the end, Ultimate Board Game Collection offers a wide array of classic games to play, while giving the player a number of nice options and different ways to play each game. The music department is sorely lacking, but it doesnít ruin the game or anything. So if you want to play your favorite board games on the PS2, there isnít a better choice than the Ultimate Board Game Collection.

Rating: 6/10

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Community review by G_Dub (February 07, 2009)

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