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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Spyglass Board Games offers a fun new take on classic board games, like Chess, Checkers, Mancala, and Reversi. Play and chat socially on Xbox Live, or play against the computer. Use the Xbox LIVE Vision camera to personalize the game board, playing pieces, and video effects. Each game has custom pieces to choose from, such as a rook made of stone, or a furry checkers piece with cute gleaming eyes. Customizable pieces: Choose custom game pieces that range from traditional marble, to metallic silver, to fuzzy and wiggling gel. Twelve achievements: Twelve achievements are offered ranging from easy, such as playing all four games, to more challenging, such as taking all four corners in Reversi. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. On the surface, there's not much to Spyglass Board Games. [Aug 2007, p.81]
  2. Chess, Draughts and two other games you'll never play - all of which do everything you'd expect. [Dec 2007, p.96]
  3. Getting to play chess or checkers online against friends is pretty much the sole reason to own this ramshackle collection of games.
  4. 45
    Are most casual gamers willing to pay 400 Microsoft Points (US$5) for Chess and Checkers? Probably not.
  5. The inconsistent AI vacillates between being way too easy to soundly beating me — sometimes while playing the same board game!
  6. Advanced video chat...and same old games. [Oct 2007, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3