Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Venture into darkness – Part 1

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With the reveal that the Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest Kickstarter launches on Monday 4th August 2014 at 1:30pm BST, we ask the Mantic Studio to tell us more about the game. In part 1, we explore the basics of the game, the heroes and the forces of Undead that are trying to stop […]

Preview Blue Sun Expansion for Firefly from GF9 at Gen Con

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Firefly: Blue Sun Expansion $39.99 SRP   Firefly: The Game -  Blue Sun brings a whole new level of danger, adventure, and exploration to the ‘Verse. Leave familiar space lanes behind and strike out for the Rim! New challenges and rewards await captains enterprising and daring enough to brave the frontier.         [...]

Deadwood Review

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Ok. This is the last turn of the game. Although I am playing with several players who seem to understand how this game works as much as they do quantum physics, I have managed to stay in second place. No one has invested in *insert random resource here…

Kickstarter of the Week: New Dawn

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Fans of card drafting games are probably familiar with the space station building game Among the Stars. In this card game, players are building out rooms on their space station, all while trying to acquire the most victory pints. It’s a really fu…

Golem Arcana from Hairbrained Schemes

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Golem Arcana Base Game Set  $79.99 SRP Golem Arcana is a point-based army building game. Each player fields an army consisting of Golems, Knights (sorcerers who “pilot” the Golems), Ancient Ones (powerful gods that might intervene on the army’s behalf), and Relics (powerful magical artifacts that can be carried and deployed by Golems), and each [...]

Zombie Plague on Wargame Vault

Posted on July 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

http://www.wargamevault.com/product/133042/Zombie-Plague-The-Board-GameAvailable now from RSquared Studios, a board game about four high school students who have the worst day ever. Their school and town have been overrun with flesh eating gh…

Board Game Designer Tournament – Final Four

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

Round 4 is in the books and we finally have some designers sent to the bench. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on here. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 y…

Cube Quest Review

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

I have a confession to make; I have a dexterity game problem. When I see a game that has some sort of physical element that allows me to flick, flip, throw, or hit something I instantly want to play it. I blame my kids for this evolution in my gaming i…

Kickstarter of the Week: Hostage Negotiator

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

There aren’t too many solo games out there. Many games have variants that let players get in a solo game (Mage Knight: The Board Game, Suburbia), but games for only 1 person are few and far between. The only one that I actually own would be the e…

Munchkin more Munchkin is coming from Steve Jackson Games

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

The ultimate Munchkin stocking stuffer! Do not concern yourself with the challenge of perfect gifting. We have taken care of it! Holidazed pack combining eleven new cards with four reprints from the hard-to-find Munchkin Holiday Surprise, a candy-themed Level counter, and six red-and-green festive 14mm dice! Not included: gratuitous exclamation points!!!!!   Munchkin Journal Pack 3 Chronicle all your adventures, secret plots, and laundry [...]

Words with Randall Bills from Catalyst Game Labs Part 1-3

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

First I’m sorry this took so long, but I had a lot of unforeseen problems after Origins that prevented me from taking the time to break this down into three parts. For example flooding put our internet provider under water, that makes the whole social media thing pretty difficult.  There were other weather problems but [...]

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 4

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

And so ends Round 3. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on here. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year anniversary and we want you to help us decide what to…

Corto

Posted on July 15th, 2014 under . Posted by

These are the 2 busts you can find in the “Corto” game. Some people might not know that it’s based on the BD “Corto Maltese” by Hugo Pratt. The game is fantastically gorgeous as they’ve been authorized to use original artwork from Pratt. Th…

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 3

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

Round two has finished and we are down to only 2 games from each designer. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on here. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year …

Tokaido Review

Posted on July 8th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

There are several definitions of the concept of “Zen”. One that I found recently reads as follows: “Zen is the idea of living fully in the present moment, in order to make each instant of one’s life a peak experience. Each moment is filled with…

Kickstarter of the Week: Historia

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

We are no strangers to empire and civilization building games here. In the past, we’ve reviewed both Eight Minute Empire and Civilization. We also named Nations as our game of the year for 2013. In short, we love us some civ games. So whenever I …

28mm Napoleonic French During the Russian Retreat and FormulaD Racing! (wtf?)

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

Ahhh, summer has finally made its presence felt here in the Canadian prairies (upwards to +30C temperatures this past week). Admittedly it’s a bit late, but I’ll happily take it, and so to celebrate I decided to host our weekly game out …

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 2

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Round one is officially in the books and we have already narrowed the playing field in half. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for ou…

Board Game Roundup

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

Martin

Cuba Libre.

Besides the roleplaying we’re doing with M:0 we’ve been playing quite a bit of board games these past few months (not much mini gaming though) and I thought I’d share some thoughts and impressions on some of the new(ish) games that have…

Kickstarter of the Week: Ophir

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

Last year, Terra Nova Games made their Kickstarter debut with a small game called Guile. The campaign ended up successfully funding and the backers are now happily enjoying their game. Recently, Terra Nova Games jumped back on Kickstarter with a brand …

Mousquetaires du Roy

Posted on June 26th, 2014 under . Posted by

Here is the latest paint job. These are the models from the Board Game “Mousquetaires du Roy”. I have to say I was surprised with the quality of the figurines. This is not a miniature game adn the models are very good. This is on the same level of …

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 1, Part 2

Posted on June 26th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Last week we officially kicked off our Board Game Designer Tournament. If you missed the announcement, you can go here to find out all the details. The short story is we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year anniversary and we want you to…

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 1, Part 2

Posted on June 26th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Last week we officially kicked off our Board Game Designer Tournament. If you missed the announcement, you can go here to find out all the details. The short story is we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year anniversary and we want you to…

Community Round-up, the teaser edition

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

What. A. Week. This week saw the launch of Azure Forest’s limited edition and Ronnie cleared up some of the questions and comments surrounding all of that, including the fact that it’s strictly limited, so if you want one, grab it fast! And then he teased something coming very soon – can you guess what it […]

Last Starfleet Preview

Posted on June 20th, 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.
Space is a popular theme in modern board games. I think the reason this has happened, besides the popularity of Star Wars, Star…