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 v21 (released 20 Aug 2016) 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. Andriod 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 Europe 1940 (with Alpha 3 rules)
  35. Axis & Allies Global 1940 (with Alpha 3 rules)
  36. Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 (with Alpha 3 rules)
  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. Cavum
  57. Caylus
  58. Caylus Magna Carta
  59. Chaos in the Old World
  60. Chateau Roquefort
  61. Cheaty Mages
  62. Chicago Express
  63. Chinatown
  64. Citadels
  65. Civilization (Gibson Games edition)
  66. Clash of Cultures
  67. CO2
  68. Coconuts
  69. ColorMonsters
  70. Colosseum
  71. Commands and Colors Napoleonics
  72. Coney Island
  73. Confetti
  74. Confucius
  75. Container
  76. Corporation
  77. Cosmic Encounter
  78. Crusader Rex (rules v1.4)
  79. Cuba
  80. Cuba Libre
  81. Dark Darker Darkest
  82. De Vulgari Eloquentia
  83. Die Dolmengotter
  84. Die Macher
  85. Dixit
  86. Domaine
  87. Dominant Species
  88. Dominant Species: The Card Game
  89. Dominion
  90. Downfall of Pompeii
  91. Dschunke
  92. Dune (Descartes edition)
  93. Dungeon Lords
  94. Dungeon Petz
  95. Eastern Front 2
  96. El Capitan
  97. Elfenland
  98. Endeavor
  99. Entdecker
  100. Epic Card Game
  101. Evolution
  102. Evolution: Time To Fly
  103. Famiglia
  104. Fast Flowing Forest Fellers
  105. Fauna
  106. Fearsome Floors
  107. Felix: the cat in the sack
  108. Fluch die Mumie
  109. First Train to Nuremberg
  110. Flashpoint: Fire Rescue
  111. Formula De
  112. Frank’s Zoo
  113. Fresh Fish
  114. Funny Friends
  115. Galaxy Trucker
  116. Ghost Stories
  117. Giants
  118. GiftTRAP
  119. Goa
  120. Glass Road
  121. Glory to Rome
  122. God’s Playground
  123. Great Fire of London 1666
  124. The Great Zimbabwe
  125. Greed Incorporated
  126. Hammer of the Scots (rules v2.0)
  127. Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage
  128. Hansa
  129. Hansa Teutonica
  130. Hare and Tortoise
  131. Heroes of Normandie
  132. Historia
  133. Hoity Toity / Adel Verpflichtet
  134. Hollywood Blockbuster / Traumfabrik
  135. Homesteaders
  136. Ice Flow
  137. Ikusa / Samurai Swords / Shogun
  138. Illuminati
  139. Imperial Settlers
  140. In the Shadow of the Emperor
  141. In the Year of the Dragon
  142. Indonesia
  143. Inca Empire
  144. Incan Gold / Diamant
  145. Innovation
  146. Jab
  147. Jamaica
  148. Java
  149. Kayanak
  150. Keltis
  151. Kemet
  152. Klunker
  153. La Citta
  154. Labyrinth: the War on Terror
  155. Le Havre
  156. Lewis & Clark
  157. Liberte
  158. Loco
  159. London
  160. Lord of the Rings
  161. Lord of the Rings: Battlefields
  162. Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes
  163. Lord of the Rings: Sauron
  164. Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
  165. Louis XIV
  166. Macao
  167. Machi Koro
  168. Mamma Mia
  169. Mamma Mia Grande
  170. Manila
  171. Manoeuvre
  172. Maori
  173. Mare Nostrum
  174. Maria
  175. Medici
  176. Medici vs Strozzi
  177. Medina
  178. The Message: Emissary Crisis
  179. Metropolys
  180. Meuterer
  181. Mexica
  182. Mondo
  183. Mordred
  184. Morels
  185. Mykerinos
  186. Nature of the Beast
  187. Navegador
  188. Nefertiti
  189. Niagara
  190. Nightfall (rules v1.2 - up to Blood County expansion)
  191. Ninjato
  192. Norenberc
  193. Notre Dame
  194. O Zoo le Mio (Zoosim)
  195. Oltremare
  196. On the Underground
  197. Once Upon A Time
  198. Ora et Labora
  199. Pacific Typhoon
  200. Pacific Victory
  201. Pack & Stack
  202. The Palaces of Carrara
  203. Palazzo
  204. Panamax
  205. Pandemic: The Cure
  206. Paths of Glory
  207. Perikles
  208. Pick Picknic
  209. Planet Steam
  210. Poison
  211. Poo
  212. Power Grid
  213. Power Grid: Factory Manager
  214. Power Grid: The First Sparks
  215. Power Struggle
  216. Puerto Rico
  217. Quo Vadis?
  218. R-Eco
  219. Race for the Galaxy
  220. Railways of the World
  221. River Dragons
  222. Roads & Boats
  223. Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island
  224. Roll for the Galaxy
  225. Rommel in the Desert
  226. Royal Turf
  227. Russian Railroads
  228. Saint Petersburg
  229. Samurai Spirit
  230. Santiago
  231. Scotland Yard
  232. Seasons
  233. Sekigahara
  234. Settlers of Catan Card Game & 1st expansion
  235. Shinobi
  236. Ships
  237. Shipyard
  238. Show Manager
  239. Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game (Fantasy Flight Games)
  240. Snow Tails
  241. Sole Mio
  242. Space Alert
  243. Stone Age
  244. Strozzi
  245. Struggle of Empires
  246. Successors (3rd edition)
  247. Taj Mahal
  248. Tales of Arabian Nights
  249. Targi
  250. Tempus
  251. That’s Life
  252. Thebes
  253. Thief of Baghdad
  254. Through the Desert
  255. Thurn and Taxis
  256. Ticket To Ride: Asia
  257. Ticket To Ride Card Game
  258. Ticket To Ride series ref chart
  259. Tikal II
  260. Tinners’ Trail
  261. To Court The King
  262. Tobago
  263. Tokaido
  264. Tongiaki
  265. Tournay
  266. Town Center
  267. Tragedy Looper
  268. Trias
  269. Tribune
  270. Twilight Struggle
  271. Tzolk’in
  272. Ugg-tect
  273. Um Reifenbreite
  274. Undermining
  275. Urban Sprawl
  276. Uruk – Wiege der Zivilisation
  277. Vanuatu
  278. Vinci
  279. Virgin Queen
  280. Wallenstein
  281. Wars of the Roses
  282. Wasabi
  283. Waterloo
  284. Wildcatters
  285. Wilderness War
  286. Witch’s Brew
  287. Wizard
  288. Yspahan
  289. Zombie! Run for your lives!
  290. Zombie Tower 3D
  291. 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