42 All-Time Classics - DS/DSi

Also known as: 42 Spieleklassiker', 'Club House Games', 'Daredemo Asobi Taizen', 'Game Fortune Bag (UK working title)

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Viewed: 2D Combination Genre:
Board Game
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Nintendo Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (JP/GB/US/DE)
Released: 2005 (US)
3 Nov 2005 (JP)
2006 (DE)
29 Sept 2006 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Features: Wireless DS single card download play
Accessories: Wireless DS multi-card play


Part of Nintendo's Touch! Generations range of titles, 42 All-Time Classics crams a whopping 42 of the greatest board/card/parlour/word and party-games ever created into a single DS cartridge. With, erm, classics ranging from Texas Hold ‘Em, Poker and Chess to Backgammon, Darts and Snooker, you can choose to play alone or against up to seven friends using multi-cart or download play over local DS network. As though that weren't enough, Nintendo has taken a step further with the option to join the Wi-Fi Connection service to challenge players from around the globe!

With the DS' intuitive touch screen, playing is simple and easy to learn, meaning 42 All-Time Classics is suited to old hands and first-time players. In multi-player mode, that age old problem of quickfire banter between players is made simple with the inclusion of a PictoChat-like feature - just draw a picture or scribble a message to bluff and psyche your opponents, or just have a quick across-the-table chat.

With every game recording your achievements and providing statistics tracking, you can instantly see your wins as well as your losses, along with other in-game stats. So now there's no need to lug around a box of cards and boards, or even visit the local pool hall or bowling alley. When you next fancy a quick game, whether it be Draughts or Darts, Billiards or Bowling, Mahjong or Old Maid, 42 All-Time Classics is just the ticket - nestling comfortably in your back pocket.


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