Summary: I bought this title precisely so I could play Bridge. Bridge is one of the most complex card games of all time, so I wasn't expecting miracles of AI brilliance, but I at least expected that (a) the minimum necessary information would be given to you so you could play the game, (b) the AI could at least give you some challenge, and (c) the game would implement the real rules of Bridge. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Summary: It's great to have a big collection of mostly traditional games with all the convenience of the DS. There's sure to be something here for everybody. On the downside, there are sure to be some games you'll rarely, if ever, bother with. First off, some of them are kids' games and won't be much fun if you're older than six or so. At the other extreme, some are brain-taxing games (e.g., checkers, chess, shogi), and many people will pass those by.
Tons of games, really fun, download play, but lacks small touches
Tim Soderstrom "m00dawg", Amazon
15 October 2007
Summary: So basically we were looking for a good DS party game. That is one that has nice download play without being too crippled for DS parties and things like that. This game foots the bill perfectly. It has TONS of games, all of which can be played via download-play to up to 8 people (though not all games can have 8 people in them). The games are fun and there are a wide variety, and I really liked how they integrated PictoChat into the game itself.
Summary: I like the games, but I hate that it takes so long to get through a round because you have to wait for the other players (computer players) to take their turn. I wish I would to be able to just play by myself or with one computer player. I also have touchmaster and that is similar (in that it has a lot of games) and I LOVE THAT and cannot put it down. I do like the variety of games in the CLUB HOUSE.
Summary: My wife got this for me as a Christmas present, almost solely because I kept saying I wanted a chess program for the DS. I have to say, the chess program is horrible. I can easily beat it on the hardest (of three) settings. It doesn't appear to use an opening library, or if it does, that library consists of sacrificing the queen as early as possible (I'm not kidding about that).
Summary: There are so many people that are definitely more interested in video games than the classic card and board games you see on television like Monopoly, and Connect Four. Nevertheless, sometimes a video version of those games can be just as exciting as the actual version against a regular person. hat has shown several times with games for the Nintendo DS as well.
Summary: As with all games in this genre, it is pretty damn good but nothing fantastic. Some of the games are completely ignored by me as I couldn't be bothered learning about them but the majority were easy to follow. If you are a fan of board games, I am sure you will like this product.
Summary: I thought 42 All-Time Classics was enjoyable to play on multiplayer, and it was nice to play a game with single-card play and still have all of the games available, and my personla favourite being balance, or the various amounts of card games. A problem I found, however was that the game wasn't enoyable when I played solo. I found that the stamp and challenge modes were quite fun albeit quite hard, although it was not as much fun as I had hoped and was excting.