Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy Review

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

At some point in their life, I’d wager that just about everyone thinks about the legacy they will leave behind. Be it a thriving business, a work of art, or their children, there are many ways to leave your mark on the world. Today, it’s not often …

Love Letter from AEG review

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

I was introduced to Love Letter at Origins 2014, where it won an award for best family game. Honestly if it weren’t for Jason Hardy I wouldn’t have given the game a first look. I mean what kind of game has only 16 cards? Well Love Letter does, and it does it well.   The [...]

Box Breaking 118 Armada Invincible From Zvezda Games

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

Armada Invincible is the grand adventure board game of the High Seas from Zvezda Games.   It is one of those boxes that’s full of conten     I haven’t played a high seas game since the WizKids game Pirates, which was a blast.  I’ve never played a highs seas game that is historical in [...]

Box Breaking 117 Sentinel Tactics from Greater Than Games

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

Sentinel Tactics is the smashing Board game in a the super hero universe created by Greater Than Games.   Watch as Matt shares the contents of this box.     I find that Sentinels of the Multivese is quite entertaining so I really can’t wait to play Sentinel Tactics Related articles Greater Than Games Sentinel [...]

Kickstarter of the Week: Clockwork Kingdom

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

When I first dipped my toe into the board gaming hobby, the worker placement mechanic instantly became my favorite. I enjoy a game that forces me to decide between a bunch of actions and makes me debate with myself what I’m going to do that turn. Whe…

After all of that….Burning cows?

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

No, we’re not having a BBQ to celebrate the successful end of our Kickstarter.  And what a Kickstarter, huh? May I take a moment to say thank you to those that took part and unlocked all of the amazing pieces we have gotten.  It’s going to be an epic game – roll on next summer! […]

DRAGON!

Posted on August 31st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With just over 9 hours to go, doors have been unlocked (or possibly smashed, depending on how you see the speed they went at), legendary heroes have heard our pleas.  The Green Tide is locked and loaded.  And now, the Tyrant of Halpi is rising. Hordin doesn’t have much to say about this one – in fact, […]

Desert Fox iOS Review

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

Full disclosure: I am not a hardcore war gamer. Although most regular visitors to the site will probably file that in the “no duh” category. While I do enjoy a game of Memoir ’44 or Kemet, those are about as deep as I get into war gaming….

Our Final Add-on Wednesday

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s four days until the end of the Kickstarter, and I thought I’d make sure that people know about a couple of the things that have zipped by because of the Kickstarter’s stretchgoals just zipping by at times.  But remember that in four days, it’ll be all over, so this is your last chance to grab […]

Cross Hares Game Overview from Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Chris walks us through the basic concepts of Cross Hares. (candy land on crack).  He explains what the different elements of the board are.  how combat works and events.   I look forward to many more good things from 1A games.

Damage Report Review

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

One of my favorite video games of all-time is a game called FTL. It’s a strategy & action game where you control a starship crew that is continually running into the trials and tribulations that accompany space travel, such as enemy ships, sp…

Damage Report Review

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

One of my favorite video games of all-time is a game called FTL. It’s a strategy & action game where you control a starship crew that is continually running into the trials and tribulations that accompany space travel, such as enemy ships, sp…

Damage Report Review

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

One of my favorite video games of all-time is a game called FTL. It’s a strategy & action game where you control a starship crew that is continually running into the trials and tribulations that accompany space travel, such as enemy ships, sp…

Kickstarter of the Week: Nautilus Industries

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

You won’t see too many abstract strategy games here in our Kickstarter of the Week series. Nothing against them, but I’m a guy that really gets sucked in by a good theme. I don’t want to feel like I’m just moving cubes around a …

Alien Frontiers Demo from Gen Con 2014

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

I had the chance to grab a demo of Aline Frontiers from Gen Con 2014.   A game that I have wanted to look at for a long time.     I have to admit from articles I read about Alien Frontiers I expected it to have a much larger learning curve.  I found the [...]

Demo of Walking Dead Dice Game

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

The new Walking Dead Dice game from Cryptozoic.  Demonstrated by the Cryptozoic team at Gen Con.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this.

Yashima is Green Brier Games Next Kickstarter

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

One of the highlights of my Gen Con Experience was stopping by the GreenBrier Games booth and learning about Yashima.   The first part of this experience was meeting with Tony, the game developer.  We did an interview where he discusses the basic mechanics of the game   I fell in love with that description. [...]

Gen Con 2014 Recap

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

Gen Con 2014 has come to a close and it definitely lived up to its nickname of “The Best 4 Days of Gaming.” We had an incredible time of meeting new people, demoing games and pretty much just being in our element for 4 awesome days.
As usual, befor…

Words With Sean Brown at Gen Con 2014

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

At Gen Con 2014 I had the chance to sit down with Sean Brown and chat about Spurs and Alien Uprising.  Spurs is a do it all kind of Western game.  While Alien Uprising is all about crashing on the wrong planet.  This interview was a lot of fun, a lot of wierd things happen [...]

Gen Con 2014 Photo Gallery

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

This year’s Gen Con Gaming Convention is finally in the books and the gremlins over here are diligently working on our recap article. To keep you entertained as we put that together, we’ve compiled a whole mess of photos from this year&#8…

Kickstarter of the Week: Compounded – Geiger Expansion

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

About a year and a half ago, the fine folks at Dice Hate Me Games ran a Kickstarter for a game called Compounded. This set collection game put the players in the role of scientists working in a lab, trying to form compounds from various elements. Havin…

More Star Wars Goodness from FFG!

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

Martin

Alright, so the FFG Inflight Report had some interesting reveals! FFG seem to be the Star Wars company now. Of course, as they’ve handled the it very well so far I’m not complaining.

You’ve probably heard of Star Wars Armada by now, so I’…

Istanbul Review

Posted on August 12th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

The “Spiel des Jahres” is a yearly award presented in Germany to a board or card game that exemplifies excellence in game design. The main award is the Spiel des Jahres (“Game of the Year”) itself, and this year, that award went to a game calle…

Box Breaking 109 Templar from Queen Games

Posted on August 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Templar from Queen Games.  Templar is a board game that focuses on hiding treasure from the king.     My first box breaking on a Queen Games Product – how awesome!  I hope to have a written review up shortly after I return from Gen Con [...]

Dungeon Saga and new play styles in the box

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

So…yeah. For those of you just back from holidays today (or if you’ve been living under a social media exempt rock), this week saw us launch Dungeon Saga on Kickstarter.  And as many of you know, this is my first experience of it as a community manager*. I thought today I’d give you a quick […]