Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Concise reference sheets

I often make rule summaries for games that I own or games that I want to play. It is a form of taking notes when I read game rules. It helps me get a grasp of the rules while reading, and when I sit down to play a game, the reference sheet also helps as a reminder. I use these reference sheets to teach games too. I always try to keep the rules to one A4 page, preferably even just half a page.

Over the years I have accumulated quite a number of reference sheets. I upload them to www.boardgamegeek.com once in a while, in batches. I want to make it available here at my blog too. This post will be where I keep the latest version of my reference sheets.

Download v23 (released 18 Aug 2019) here.

If you come across any error please drop a comment here.

List of games:

  1. 10 Days in Asia
  2. 1955: The War of Espionage
  3. 1960: The Making of the President
  4. 1989: Dawn of Freedom
  5. 51st State
  6. 7 Ages
  7. 7 Wonders
  8. 7 Wonders: Duel
  9. A Few Acres of Snow
  10. A Game of Thrones
  11. A Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings
  12. A la Carte
  13. Acquire
  14. Africa
  15. Age of Empires III
  16. Age of Steam (2nd edition)
  17. Agricola
  18. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
  19. Airlines Europe
  20. Airships
  21. Aladdin’s Dragons Card Game
  22. Alchemists
  23. Alhambra
  24. Android Netrunner
  25. Antiquity
  26. Aquaretto
  27. Ark
  28. Around the world in 80 days
  29. At the Gates of Loyang
  30. Attika
  31. Automobile
  32. Axis & Allies: Battle of the Bulge
  33. Axis & Allies: Guadalcanal
  34. Axis & Allies Pacific 1940
  35. Axis & Allies Europe 1940
  36. Axis & Allies Global 1940
  37. Axis & Allies 1914
  38. Babel
  39. Barbarossa
  40. Beowulf
  41. Blue Moon
  42. Bohnanza
  43. Bonnie and Clyde (Mystery Rummy)
  44. Bootleggers
  45. Bottle Imp
  46. Brass & 2P variant
  47. Britannia
  48. Camel Up
  49. Campaign Manager 2008
  50. Carcassonne Discovery
  51. Carcassonne The City
  52. Cargo Noir
  53. Carson City
  54. Cartagena
  55. Cash a Catch
  56. Ca$h ‘n Gun$
  57. Cavum
  58. Caylus
  59. Caylus Magna Carta
  60. Chaos in the Old World
  61. Chateau Roquefort
  62. Cheaty Mages
  63. Chicago Express
  64. Chinatown
  65. Citadels
  66. Civilization
  67. Clash of Cultures
  68. CO2
  69. Coconuts
  70. Cold War: CIA vs KGB
  71. Colonial Twilight
  72. ColorMonsters
  73. Colosseum
  74. Commands & Colors Napoleonics
  75. Coney Island
  76. Confetti
  77. Confucius
  78. Container
  79. Corporation
  80. Cosmic Encounter
  81. Cottage Garden
  82. Crusader Rex (rules v1.4)
  83. Cuba
  84. Cuba Libre
  85. Dark Darker Darkest
  86. De Vulgari Eloquentia
  87. Die Dolmengotter
  88. Die Macher
  89. Dixit
  90. Domaine
  91. Dominant Species
  92. Dominant Species Card Game
  93. Dominion
  94. Downfall of Pompeii
  95. Dragon Castle
  96. Dschunke
  97. Dune (Descartes edition)
  98. Dungeon Lords
  99. Dungeon Petz
  100. Eastern Front 2
  101. El Capitan
  102. Elfenland
  103. Endeavor
  104. Entdecker
  105. Epic Card Game
  106. Evolution + Time To Fly
  107. Famiglia
  108. Fast Flowing Forest Fellers
  109. Fauna
  110. Fearsome Floors
  111. Felix: the cat in the sack
  112. First Train to Nuremberg
  113. Flash Point: Fire Rescue
  114. Formula De
  115. Frank’s Zoo
  116. Fresh Fish
  117. Funny Friends
  118. Galaxy Trucker
  119. Ghost Stories
  120. Giants
  121. GiftTRAP
  122. Glass Road
  123. Glory to Rome
  124. Goa
  125. God’s Playground
  126. Great Fire of London 1666
  127. Great Zimbabwe, The
  128. Greed Incorporated
  129. Hammer of the Scots
  130. Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage
  131. Hansa
  132. Hansa Teutonica
  133. Hare and Tortoise
  134. Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
  135. Heroes of Normandie
  136. Historia
  137. Hoity Toity / Adel Verpflichtet
  138. Hollywood Blockbuster / Traumfabrik
  139. Homesteaders
  140. Ice Flow
  141. Ikusa / Samurai Swords / Shogun
  142. Illuminati
  143. Imperial Settlers
  144. In the Shadow of the Emperor
  145. In the Year of the Dragon
  146. Indonesia
  147. Inca Empire
  148. Incan Gold / Diamant
  149. Innovation
  150. Jab
  151. Jamaica
  152. Java
  153. Kayanak
  154. Keltis
  155. Kemet
  156. Keyforge
  157. Klunker
  158. La Citta
  159. Labyrinth: the War on Terror
  160. Le Havre
  161. Lewis & Clark
  162. Liberte
  163. Lincoln
  164. Loco
  165. London
  166. Lord of the Rings
  167. Lord of the Rings: Battlefields
  168. Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes
  169. Lord of the Rings: Sauron
  170. Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
  171. Louis XIV
  172. Macao
  173. Machi Koro
  174. Mamma Mia
  175. Mamma Mia Grande
  176. Manila
  177. Manoeuvre
  178. Maori
  179. Mare Nostrum
  180. Maria
  181. Medici
  182. Medici vs Strozzi
  183. Medina
  184. The Message: Emissary Crisis
  185. Metropolys
  186. Meuterer
  187. Mexica
  188. Mondo
  189. Mordred
  190. Morels / Fungi
  191. Mykerinos
  192. Nature of the Beast
  193. Navegador
  194. Nefertiti
  195. Niagara
  196. Nightfall (incl Martial Law & Blood County expansions)
  197. Ninjato
  198. Norenberc
  199. Notre Dame
  200. O Zoo le Mio (Zoosim)
  201. Oltremare
  202. On the Underground
  203. Once Upon A Time
  204. Ora et Labora
  205. Pacific Typhoon
  206. Pacific Victory
  207. Pack & Stack
  208. The Palaces of Carrara
  209. Palazzo
  210. Panamax
  211. Pandemic Iberia
  212. Pandemic Rising Tide
  213. Pandemic: The Cure
  214. Paths of Glory
  215. Perikles
  216. Pick Picknic
  217. Planet Steam
  218. Poison
  219. Poo
  220. Power Grid
  221. Power Grid – Factory Manager
  222. Power Grid – The First Sparks
  223. Power Struggle
  224. Puerto Rico
  225. Pyramid / Fluch die Mumie
  226. Quo Vadis?
  227. R-Eco
  228. Race for the Galaxy
  229. Railways of the World
  230. River Dragons
  231. Roads & Boats
  232. Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island
  233. Roll for the Galaxy
  234. Rommel in the Desert
  235. Royal Turf
  236. Russian Railroads
  237. Saint Petersburg
  238. Samurai Spirit
  239. Santiago
  240. Scotland Yard
  241. Seasons
  242. Sekigahara
  243. Settlers of Catan Card Game & 1st expansion
  244. Shinobi
  245. Ships
  246. Shipyard
  247. Show Manager
  248. Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game (Fantasy Flight)
  249. Snow Tails
  250. Sole Mio
  251. Space Alert
  252. Stephenson’s Rocket
  253. Stone Age
  254. Strozzi
  255. Struggle of Empires
  256. Successors 3rd edition
  257. Taj Mahal
  258. Tales of Arabian Nights
  259. Targi
  260. Tempus
  261. That’s Life
  262. Thebes
  263. Thief of Baghdad
  264. Through the Desert
  265. Thurn and Taxis
  266. Ticket To Ride: Asia
  267. Ticket To Ride Card Game
  268. Ticket To Ride series ref chart
  269. Tikal II
  270. Tinners’ Trail
  271. To Court The King
  272. Tobago
  273. Tokaido
  274. Tongiaki
  275. Tournay
  276. Town Center
  277. Tragedy Looper
  278. Trias
  279. Tribune
  280. Twilight Struggle
  281. Tzolk’in
  282. Ugg-tect
  283. Um Reifenbreite
  284. Undermining
  285. Urban Sprawl
  286. Uruk – Wiege der Zivilisation
  287. Vanuatu
  288. Vinci
  289. Virgin Queen
  290. Wallenstein
  291. Wars of the Roses
  292. Wasabi
  293. Waterloo
  294. Wildcatters
  295. Wilderness War
  296. Wir Sind Das Volk
  297. Witch’s Brew
  298. Wizard
  299. Yspahan
  300. Zombie! Run for your lives!
  301. Zombie Tower 3D
  302. Zooloretto

12 comments:

Cecrow said...

Drat, was looking for 'Tigris and Eurphrates'. Although the official summary looks pretty good.

Hiew Chok Sien 邱卓成 said...

yup, the summary that comes with the game is quite good. the inside of the player shields also have good reference info.

Stephen Tudor said...

Hiew, have you considered putting these up as a GitHub repository and letting people fork and submit pull requests? If the idea interests you, I can assist :)

Hiew Chok Sien 邱卓成 said...

Thanks Stephen. I have not heard of GitHub before. I just checked out their website to learn more.

At the moment I don't plan to switch to a collaborative mode in maintaining the ref sheets, mainly because I want to keep them in the current format and level of detail that I'm comfortable with. If anyone contacts me I'd happily share the original Powerpoint file and let him do whatever he wants, e.g. modifying the format, adding more details, removing details, basically fine-tuning the ref sheets to his own preference. (I'm not sure whether my PDF format file is editable)

What I would really appreciate is fellow gamers letting me know if they spot errors. For this I'm happy to use my BGG mail and the comments feature at this blog.

Anyhow, I thank you for the offer. I learned something new today. :-)

belial1134 said...

Came across an error in Chicago Express. Apparently there's a translation error in the English edition saying "If two dials at red, do dividend phase before player action", however player action happens first and once that is done, then the dividend phase.

More info at: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/740091/this-joke-isnt-funny-anymore

Hiew Chok Sien 邱卓成 said...

Thanks for pointing this out. I'll look into this and get it fixed soon.

belial1134 said...

Another thread regarding the Chicago Express issue I just posted about:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/367406/dividend-phase-pays-before-the-player-takes-his-ac

Seems some people say it does go dividened then action while others say it's poorly worded and wabash cannonball (the predecessor to CE) had the dividend phase go after the player action

Hiew Chok Sien 邱卓成 said...

I have read both threads. I have made the correction and submitted it to BGG. I'll include this correction to the master file the next time I update the master file. Thanks again for forwarding to me the links.

Adam Haas said...

Thanks man! These reference sheets for A&A 1940 will come in handy.

Boudewijn said...

Found your blog through sheer providence. Great idea and well executed these quick ref. sheets. Will pass on this excellent find.

Hiew Chok Sien 邱卓成 said...

Thank you! Glad you find these useful.

Chris Mata said...

Wonderful work. Thank you so much