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Eek! The new releases for Infinity are already revealed and I haven’t written anything since the last news post. Better put something together so it looks better… kind of. Well, still being a bit busy and not being very good at blogging. However, I’m doing whatever hobby related things I have time for and I thought I’d tell you about what I have been doing and what I’m planning on doing.
Welcome to what is easily our biggest grouping of Kickstarters of the Week ever. This week we have nine different campaigns for you to check out. We have had a few light weeks lately, so this must be making up for it. I need to get these publishers to …
Let’s talk about board game expansions. We all have games we love. Games that we play over and over again. No matter how much you love a game, if you play it enough, it will probably start to stale a little for you, even if just a little bit. Enter the game expansion. These are
In this video Matt Takes a look at Yashima from Green Brier Games. Yashima is a miniature game set in the far east that uses a tile setting system for terrain. Oh did I mention there are no dice? It was recently kickstarted and is now ready to go!
For the first time, MegaCon Games is supporting the GenCon Indy Painting Competition by offering $1000 in cash and prizes through its manufacturer awards. Winners will be chosen from the MERCS, Myth or other MegaCon Games miniatures entered in the overall GenCon painting competition categories. The best pieces will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place […]
As I previously mentioned in my review of Deadwood, I love worker placement games. As I also stated in my Deadwood review, I hate when people take my action in a worker placement game. I understand that the point of a worker placement game often includes action denial. I just do not like it when it happens
Welcome to this weeks Kickstarters of the Week. Another light week, but we can all bask in the joy that Gen Con is just a little over a month away. In fact, to prepare you for this onslaught of new game releases, we’ve our Gen Con New Game Releases article. Keep an eye on it as
Gen Con 2015 is just around the corner. It’s actually coming a few weeks early this year and we’ll be able to celebrate the “Best 4 Days in Gaming” at the end of July. For those of you that are regular attenders, you know that Gen Con is only rivaled by the annual Essen Speil
Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. As a college chemistry major, it should be no surprise that I find my gaming predilections lean towards any theme having to do …
I had the Chance at Origins 201 to chat with Keith from Mr B Games about there recent Kickstarter WarQuest. WarQuest is off to a promising start. My initial impression was risk meets fantasy, but as the interview went along I realized that the mechanics are a lot more in depth than that. I hope […]
Origins 2015 is in the books and I had a great time at the convention. Only my second gaming convention; I attended my first board game convention last year at Gen Con. While Gen Con was an overwhelming experience where I only felt like I touched a sma…
A couple of years ago a friend of mine introduced me to a TV show called Homeland. Let me tell you, that was a wild ride. I’ve never watched a more addictive show in all my life. We binge watched the first two seasons in about 5 days and still wanted more. If you’ve never seen it
Welcome to the newest edition of our Kickstarters of the Week. This week, in addition to the usual board game content, we also introduced a campaign for an accessory. We like to shake things up every now and then and give you guys something different to check out. Enjoy! Salvation Road Salvation Road is a cooperative
Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Growing up, the mystique of the Arabian Nights was ever-present in the media and pop culture I was consuming. Whether it was th…
Dear Reader, So for our last and next few correspondences, we’re taking a look at my five current favorite games. Previously, we looked at Boss Monster, a competitive, strategic card game, and King of Tokyo, a more lucky-gambler, dice game. … Continue reading →
I have always been a sucker for “tile-laying” games. Either ones that are thematic, such as Carcassonne, Keyflower, or The Castles of Mad King Ludwig, or ones that lean towards the abstract side, such as Palmyra, Limes, or Voluspa. I have passed this addiction on to my wife and daughter. If I ask them to
Welcome to the first the June Kickstarters of the Week. Here’s a nice selection for you as we prepare for the Origins Game Convention this week. For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to go, you can browse some of these campaigns and see some great new games coming down the pipeline. For those
This is my Review of Linko. Linko is a card game, from Ravenburger Games, that just about anyone can play. It’s nominated for an Origins Award. I didn’t know what to expect from this, but it’s one of those light games that you can easily find refreshing.
Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. There’s game that has been bouncing around the BGQ offices lately and it’s called 12 Realms. If you haven’t seen it yet, 12 Realms is a gorgeous looking, cooperative board game based on the old
When I look at my bucket list, I realize I have many physically active things I want to do in the future. Traveling Europe, surfing, and walking the Appalachian Trail are just a few of them. But there is one thing you won’t find…reaching the summit of difficult mountain. It’s not that I wouldn’t enjoy the
We close out the May Kickstarters of the Week with a bit of a light week. Perhaps some of the publishers are trying to wind things down before the Origins game fair gets into high gear next week. Either way, we think we’ve found 3 good games for you to check out, so enjoy! Warquest
After an incredibly successful convention in our new venue, AdeptiCon will return to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center March 31st through April 3rd, 2016! AdeptiCon 2015 saw several changes, the most obvious being the move to a new venue. The Renaissance Schaumburg, with all its additional space and amenities, proved to be the upgrade […]