Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Cosmic Connector on Kickstarter

Posted on October 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve often thought how great it would be to play Cosmic Encounter, my favorite game ever, on the Ipad.  It would seem like a daunting task, so many of the Alien card powers would need to interact with each other … Continue reading

Bring Out Yer Dead Preview

Posted on October 24th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.
When my gaming group gets together for our Dungeons & Dragons nights, we have a few requirements. My wife makes an awesome …

Preview of Adventures in Hyboria for Age of Conan!

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Martin

Those who have followed Fire Broadside for some time might remember my review of Age of Conan a few years back (and new followers might as well, as it’s a very popular article!). It is a game I quickly grew fond of but that never really seemed to take off in terms of general popularity in the gaming community. I speculated that it might have had to do with an unfortunate release date among

28mm Pulp Character for ‘Eldritch Horror’: Brother Anastasios Sangarangos – Vrykolakas (Vampire) Hunter

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Our gaming group enjoys board games almost as much as pushing miniatures around (Gasp! Sacre bleu!) and one of our current favourites is ‘Eldritch Horror’ by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG). ’Eldritch Horror’ is a cooperative game that is set in the wo…

Kingsburg Review

Posted on October 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I can’t imagine it was easy to be a territorial governor in the Middle Ages. Imagine dealing with all the issues they had to deal with; like the demands of your King, keeping the peasants happy and placing dice to influence the King’s advisors. Ma…

Web of Spies Preview

Posted on October 17th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.
From a young age, I have always been intrigued by the world of spies, espionage and intrigue. James Bond has always been a favo…

Box Breaking 146 Myth Wave 3

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt gets to take a look at the Third wave from Myth from Megacon Games.  I believe this is everything – except for the bag of heroes I dropped on the floor and found today.     I managed  to prime everything today so maybe you’ll get to see some painted [...]

Top 10 Deck Building Games

Posted on October 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In 2008, game designer Donald X. Vaccarino released a card game called Dominion upon the world. This box of 500 cards introduced gamers everywhere to the “deck building” mechanic, and it’s fair to say that the world loved it. Dominio…

Ancient Terrible Things Review

Posted on October 7th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Deep in the forgotten parts of the jungle lies a terrible secret. Many secrets actually, and it’s up to you, the intrepid adventurer to explore this dark river jungle to uncover the secrets that lie within. Why you ask? For fame of course……

Cyclades: Titans Expansion

Posted on October 5th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Cyclades: Titans Expansion $59.99 In the Cyclades archipelago, tension has reached a boiling point. The conflict is now focused mainly on two large neighboring islands. With the help of the Gods, there are now 6 great cities of ancient Greece fighting for supremacy. Now, more than ever, the war is raging. And on top of [...]

XCOM From FFG This November

Posted on October 4th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

XCOM: The Board Game $59.95 Paris has fallen. New York is a pile of rubble spilling into the Atlantic. Alien attacks against Nanjing and Changzhou prompt widespread panic throughout the streets of Shanghai. Defense satellites detect UFOs in orbit over Mexico, Russia, and Brazil. Military responses have proven ineffectual. Fear and anxiety lead to widespread [...]

Descent 2nd Edition: Journeys in the Dark: Guardians of Deephall Hero & Monster Collection

Posted on October 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Descent 2nd Edition: Journeys in the Dark: Guardians of Deephall Hero & Monster Collection $34.95 Leap to the defense of Deephall or ensure the city’s destruction in the Guardians of Deephall Hero and Monster Collection! In this Hero and Monster Collection for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition, players find thirteen plastic figures, previously [...]

Cash ‘N Guns Review

Posted on September 30th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Cash ‘n Guns, designed by Ludovic Maublanc, was originally published in 2005 by Repos Production. Despite being well received, initial print runs were small. The worst thing about Cash ‘n Guns was that it was nearly impossible to acquire. P…

Slaughterball Preview

Posted on September 25th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.
I’m always curious what sports will look like in the future. Will we have robots as our competitors? Will they be violent blo…

Space Cadets Dice Duel: Die Fighter Expansion Review

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

When it comes to real time board games, I’m hard pressed to find one I like better than Space Cadets: Dice Duel (reviewed here). I was introduced to this gem back in 2013 and instantly fell in love with it. It was frantic, exciting and a stupid amoun…

Unboxing: Space Hulk

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

In the future, there is only claustrophobiaI picked up my pre-ordered copy of the 2014 re-release of Space Hulk. I have never played it before but I have a lot of friends who have and they all have fond memories of it and say it’s a great game and they…

Box Breaking 136 Love Letter from AEG

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Take a look at Love Letter from AEG.  This will probably be a short look there is only about 20 components and that includes the bag.   Love Letter won the best family game at Origins.   It’s an amazing Game Related articles Love Letter from AEG review

Kickstarter of the Week: King Down

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

If there is a game that just about every gamer has played, it’s probably Chess. The fact that this age-old strategy game is still played today speaks volumes about its longevity and appeal. Over the years, there haven’t been a whole lot of…

Well that was supposed to be the small kickstarter ;) ….

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So, in my ‘year ahead’ blog, at the Open Day in May, at Adepticon and in a few other places I spoke about the Kickstarters we’ve planned; both the projects we’re actively working on, and others  that might come up in the next few years. I covered a few topics and asked lots of questions. […]

Galactic Arena Preview

Posted on September 18th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.
Storyception Games is trying something new with their company. Before they started creating games, they first created a univers…

Galactic Arena Preview

Posted on September 18th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.
Storyception Games is trying something new with their company. Before they started creating games, they first created a univers…

Mound Builders Review

Posted on September 16th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

The band Three Dog Night wrote and performed a song called One is the Loneliest Number. There has never been a more wrong song in the world. I thought of this when I was asked to review a solitary game. You mean, I don’t have to coordinate schedules …

Let’s talk mats

Posted on September 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Mars Attacks is set in a specific district of Greenville, and the map we provided in box is premium paper. And many people have asked if there was any possibility of us creating rubber mats, such as the ones available in Deadzone.  We know how much our Deadzone players love them, so we’ve created some […]

Kickstarter of the Week: Bomb Squad

Posted on September 15th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

What do you get when you take Hanabi, RoboRally and Escape: Curse of the Temple and throw them all in a blender? Probably our newest Kickstarter of the Week: Bomb Squad by Tasty Minstrel Games. In this real time game, players are trying to work togethe…

The Painting Frog, now on Facebook!

Posted on September 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

      Hello Reader.   Just a quick update today to let you guys know that The Painting Frog now has its own Facebook page.   I have been toying with the idea for a while now and it seems important these days to have a way of co…