Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Darkness Comes Rattling Review

Posted on September 1st, 2015 under , . Posted by

by “Dirty” Jon Baber

Darkness Comes Rattling is a new boardgame by Wyrd. We picked up a copy at GenCon after having a short demo.

Like most things from Wyrd, the game is absolutely gorgeous. I am a total sucker for a really good looking game!

In this game, 2-6 players are cooperatively working to rescue the Sun from the belly of the Darkness before the snake can permanently digest and snuff out humanity’s light.  The premise is certainly unique and makes for very interesting artwork.

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The Game from IDW Games September 18th

Posted on August 31st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Game  $19.99 Nominated for the 2015 Spiel Des Jahres (Game of the Year), The Game is a co-operative card game for 1-5 players.   In The Game, players will have to work together to play cards into one of four different piles, with the hopes of discarding all 98 cards to win. Each turn, […]

Firefly: Kalidasa from GF9

Posted on August 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Firefly: Kalidasa $39.99   The Rim is calling…   The second Rim expansion set for Firefly: The Game, Kalidasa adds a massive star system to the ‘Verse with loads of new opportunities for adventure and profit.   The long arm of the Alliance reaches out beyond core space with the addition of the Operative’s Corvette. […]

Don’t Turn Your Back from Evil Hat Productions

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Don’t Turn Your Back $40.00   Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a board game that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother When’s deadly […]

Zombie Monday

Posted on August 24th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

After a week of vacation my first day back to work does not have enough coffee in the world. I actually feel like a zombie as the vacation hangover slowly leaves my system. That being said, perhaps the way I feel has something to do with the zombie theme of this past weekend?

Last night many viewers tuned in to watch the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead. For those unaware the new show is a companion series to the very popular Walking Dead. The first season will be focusing on the start of the zombie apocalypse from the perspective of a dysfunctional family. The former will surely add a layer of complication for the characters. I personally enjoyed episode one even though many viewers have commented it was very slow.

The only caveat would be the reaction of some of the characters upon seeing their first zombie. They seemed as numb as a seasoned zombie slaying veteran rather than in shock. This oversight did not bother me enough to not continue watching the show but it was strange. I’m sure the characters have seen bizarre things in their lives but a shambling corpse that just won’t die? I’m sorry but the average person would not stand there gawking but would run for their lives.

A while back I purchased End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse and hope to finally play it soon. One of the scenarios presented in the book deals with the initial outbreak. I really think that would be a terrifying time to set a campaign in as society crumbles around the player characters. Panicked people, martial law, complete chaos, and the grid going down would happen really fast I would imagine. I’m looking forward to some inspiration from Fear the Walking Dead for my own games

In preparation for the first episode we spent Sunday in the Game Tavernplaying one of my favorite cooperative board games Zombicide. Back in November of last year I shared some pictures of my storage solution for all the miniatures. In addition I included some custom character cards I created based on the Walking Dead cast.  I decided to create a few more and wanted to share them with all the fans out there. 

Family of Gamers: The Journey Begins

Posted on August 20th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Welcome to our new column, Family of Gamers, where we will take you on a tour of our favorite family games, share with you each of our family member’s likes and dislikes of the game, and insights on our favorite strategies. Finally, we will give you, the parents, perspective on what we use the game to

Viceroy Review

Posted on August 18th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Mayday Games is probably best known for both the massive amount of card sleeves they sell, and for their dexterity games. In fact, Coconuts is a staple here at the BGQ HQ that makes it to the gaming table quite often. Lately though, it seems that Mayday has been branching out into other types of games.

Halo: Fleet Battles – Fall of Reach Gen Con Edt. Unboxing

Posted on August 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Take a look as Chris unboxes Spartan Games’ new Halo Fleet Battles game.

Meet Our New Writer

Posted on August 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Readers, I suppose at the end of the day, tabletop board games are a form of entertainment. They allow us to exercise our minds. They make us smarter and more creative. They allow us to build cities and nations, participate in a revolution or explore the vastness of time and space. They even allow us […]

Top Ten Star Wars Board Games

Posted on August 13th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

With the next generation of Star Wars movie coming out this year, interest in this timeless franchise is clearly on the rise. Fans everywhere are ready to jump into their X-Wings with both feet and pretend that midichlorians never existed. Over the years, there have been some great Star Wars games produced…and also some not

Words With Ronnie Renton from Mantic Games @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ronnie tells us about Dungeon Saga the Kings of war rules what’s new for Warpath and Daeadzone and the Dreadball ranking system that’s coming soon. I played Dungeon Saga and it has a good feel to it.  What I mean by that is it’s not like some of the other dungeon crawl games on the […]

Words With Heath on Gods and Monsters @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Heath from Altered Reality tells us about the Gods and Monsters game live on Kickstarter.  These figs are beautiful and huge!     I had the chance to watch this at Gen Con and it looks promising.  I would have filmed it for you but my camera was out of juice.

Words With Syrinscape @Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ben and I chat about the newest Syrinscape sound sets and his Origin Story. Oh plus the Gen Con sound set. I’m looking forward to hearing my roar.

Words with Brad from Level 99 Games @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this interview with Brad from Level 99 games at Gen Con 2015 we chat about their newest releases.  We also discuss how level 99 games came about.  It appears Brad has been designing games for a long while. See you next year!

Words With DGS Games @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 6th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Tom Meiers sat down with me at Gen Con to chat about their newest releases and where they are at with playtesting the lagrer version of the game.

Look for them at Adepticon!
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Gen Con 2015 Recap Part 2: The Gen Con Experience

Posted on August 6th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Yesterday we kicked off our Gen Con 2015 recap by talking about the reason we were all there, the games. If you missed it, you can view it here. We discussed our favorite games, our most surprising ones and even the games that let us down. Today, we are going to finish up our 2015 Gen Con

Words With Jason Buhlman @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 6th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this interview with Jason Bulmahn we chat about his job.  Ever wonder where a lead designer gets his inspiration from? He dreams his games!, We even get philosophical with mechanics and story – just a little.  and we talk about whet he believes are his biggest challenges. We also discuss the possibility of a […]

Words With Erik Mona @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 6th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this interview with Erik Mona we talk about the Occult Adventure book and the Paizo approach to “psionics”, many releases, the Village of Sandpoint by Miniature Building Authority, Kids Track at Gen Con, how to stay creative,  Dynamite and the next comic book series, and Inner Sea Races.  There is a lot of information […]

History of Tsuro from Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Tsuro has been around for almost a decade now, here is a complete history of the game.

If you like Tsuro you will certainly like this!

Gen Con 2015 Recap Part 1: Games

Posted on August 5th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Gen Con 2015 has finally come to a close. And as what’s become our annual tradition here at Board Game Quest, we are taking one last look back at the convention to give you our full thoughts on the “Best Four Days in Gaming.” Because of the every increasing size of our BGQ team here,

Kahuna Review

Posted on August 4th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

I love two-player games. The primary gamer in my life is my wife. Her gateway game was Lost Cities, a two-player game published by Kosmos. I taught her the game on a picnic bench in the Wisconsin Dells, Summer 2009 (I am a romantic, I know… “Hey baby, instead of a wild night partying in the

Creative Clash at Gen Con

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello! We’re the makers of Creative Clash.  We’d like to personally invite you to visit us at booth #2721 at Gen Con 2015!  We’ll be doing demos of our game and talking about what we have coming up next. Creative Clash is a fast-paced card game that moves players through the ins, outs, and pitfalls of the […]

Designer Interview – Trivatch Games {Part 2}

Posted on July 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Thanks for joining us for Part 2 of my interview with David Vatcher of Trivatch Games. If you missed the first half of our discussion, where we learn a little about: the guys behind Legends of Rakasa, all of the … Continue reading

Designer Interview – Trivatch Games {Part 1}

Posted on July 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Today, I’m speaking with David Vatcher of Trivatch Games about his company and their upcoming Hunting & Crafting game “Legends of Rakasa: Fordra” Hi David, thanks for talking with me today. Before we get into the game itself, can you … Continue reading

Simple Chocolate Cherry Protein Energy Bar

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As part of Con survival week I’ve decided to share with you one of my favorite recipes for an energy/protein bar.  This Chocolate Cherry bare is simple to make and is far healthy for you than thos things you would by at your gas station. It has a balance of protein, carbs, and fat that […]