Posts Tagged ‘board game’

How Much is Too Much?

Posted on April 16th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Dear Reader, I love Firefly.  So many of us do; in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who didn’t like Firefly.  So recently when my wife brought home a copy of the Firefly board game to play, I … Continue reading

Pyramix Review

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Abstract games are not a segment of the gaming world that I wait for in eager anticipation. My gaming groups tend to want to play more thematic games and I don’t get them to the table that often. Even though most abstract games are simplistic with their components, they can offer some very unique looking […]

Upper Deck Announces New Bring Out Yer Dead™ Board Game

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

  Upper Deck Announces New Bring Out Yer Dead™ Board Game   Original new board game from Upper Deck introduces new Euro-style game mechanics with French Tarot-sized cards! Carlsbad, Ca. (April 6, 2015) – Upper Deck has announced plans to release Bring Out Yer Dead, a new and original game of morbid family fun. Bring […]

NEW PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH PACKAGE FOR HERO LAB

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

LONE WOLF DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH PACKAGE FOR HERO LAB First Release, Hero Lab: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition, Now Available for Pre-Order SAN JOSE, CA (April 8, 2015): Lone Wolf Development, creator of the award-winning tabletop game accessory Hero Lab, announces today the development of new Pathfinder Adventure Path packages for […]

Viceroy From Mayday Games

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

Viceroy $32.95 SRP   Viceroy is a board game of bidding and resource management set in the fantasy universe of the famous Russian CCG Berserk. As the players struggle for control over the world of Laar, they recruit a variety of allies and enact various laws. These cards allow players to develop their state’s military […]

Ares Games announces two new games for 2015: Jolly Roger and Odyssey

Posted on April 12th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ares Games announces two new games for 2015: Jolly Roger and Odyssey   At GAMA Trade Show, the publisher presented a preview of its first card game and a new Euro game, both expected to release in Summer 2015 Ares Games presented at GAMA Trade Show (Las Vegas, March 19th-20th) two novelties in the 2005 […]

Metal Adventures from Asmodee Editions

Posted on April 11th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Metal Adventures $49.99 Space Pirates are battling for Honor, Glory and Wealth! Join them in their exploration of the Universe and their quest for victory. Players will explore, offer challenges, and engage in alliances; battles will be waged and mighty spaceships are key to victory!   In the Metal Adventures card game you’ll use cards […]

Numenera: Weird Discoveries

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

Numenera: Weird Discoveries $24.99   What’s the hardest part of running a game? It has to be the prep. GMs often commit hours to preparation before the first minute of Play – one of the biggest stumbling blocks to getting campaigns rolling. But what if running a great game didn’t require any more time for […]

Encounters: Bravest Warriors Blue This May

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

Encounters: Bravest Warriors Blue $12.99   The Space-Time Calliope is vast and dangerous, waiting for courageous heroes to save the day. You’re those heroes! Become the Bravest Warriors and battle your way through a myriad of encounters to heroic victory!   Encounters is a new dice and card game mechanic from Catalyst Game Labs where […]

Unboxing: Camp Grizzly

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

I just received my Kickstarter for the board game Camp Grizzly by Ameritrash Games. Come look at the unboxing!Ok, I know, it’s a board game, so what’s the deal? Well, I’m branching out. Not that I’d do this for every board game I come across, but some …

Games in the Classroom, Part 2: Examples

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

Dear Reader, Last time, we looked at why games belong in a classroom; games promote all sorts of teamwork and problem solving, and they also work to help improve memory through the memory/imagination link.  Today I thought we’d look at … Continue reading

Another Imperial Assault Completed

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

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Not much to say here other than another Star Wars Imperial Assault commission completed. It’s very much like the last commission completed at Standard Quality except with a clean non battle damaged AT-ST. Again all the Light Sabers were given glowing effects.

Here are the pictures:

 

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Quarriors Giveaway

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

Quarriors was the first “dice-building” game to hit the market. Designed by Eric Lang and Mike Elliott, this dice game received a positive welcome and went on to inspire a number of other dice building games (Marvel Dice Masters,  Dungeons and Dragons Dice Masters). If you’d like to know more about Quarriors, you can check out […]

Animal Upon Animal Review

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

While at Gen Con 2014, I got the dreaded call and question from my wife. She asked, “OK, what games did you find for the kids?” I have two little ones at home who I cannot generally find kid appropriate games for. Sure, in the past I’ve found some games that I’ve convinced them to […]

Tide of Iron Review

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

When I started writing reviews for Board Game Quest, one of the unexpected outcomes would be the diversification of my gaming experiences. In the early days, I had played most of the standard pillars of the gaming world, but never ventured outside that comfort zone. One area I have had very little exposure to is the […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/30

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We’re working overtime this week and bringing you six new Kickstarter campaigns to check out. Oddly enough, almost all of them end on Thursday, April 2nd, so if you are backing more than one of these, then I feel sorry for your wallet. Anyway, there are too many this week for me to hash ‘em out, […]

Main Event Preview

Posted on March 27th, 2015 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 will admit something I never thought I would put down in written form. I was fan of World Wrestling Entertainment for a short time. It was in college and my roommate had been a […]

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Forge of the Giant God

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

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Forge of the Giant God (Giantslayer 3 of 6) $22.99   The heroes explore the tomb of a legendary giantslayer before venturing into the Mindspin Mountains in search of the valley where the Storm Tyrant is recruiting giants for his army. The adventurers must confront the numerous giants inhabiting the winding valley […]

Patchistory Review

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

I have stayed up WAY too late during many nights of my youth, playing such classics as Civilization and Alpha Centauri. I loved the idea of building up my civilization and seeing how I fared compared to the other civilizations. Once I got bitten by the Boardgame Bug™, I looked forward civ building in a […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/23

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

We’ve got another five Kickstarters for you to check out this week, and they all look really good. First up is Trainmaker, an Old West dice rolling game. Following that, we have Ninja Dice: Kage Masters, an expansion to Ninja Dice (which I own and enjoy). Third is a card game for baseball fans called […]

Drakon from FFG

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Drakon $34.95   Enter the dragon’s lair in Drakon!   This new edition of the classic board game of treasure, greed, and dragonfire places two to six players in the roles of rival heroes who have been caught stealing from Drakon’s hoard. The first hero to grab ten gold will be released; the others will […]

Peloponnes from Irongames this April

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Peloponnes $65.99   In Peloponnes, each player is trying to establish one of seven different civilizations in 1,000 BC. To do this, they must erect buildings and annex land to be developed, thereby increasing both their wealth and their population.   Your goal: Nothing less than being the most dominant civilization on the peninsula at […]

Top 10 Cooperative Games

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

Cooperative games are one of my favorite genres of board games. They allow me to play a game with my wife and/or kids and we compete together against the board, instead of against each other. It is a great way to build teamwork and problem-solving skills, all while having a blast playing a game together […]

Duty And Daring

Posted on March 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It was a devastating battle, leaving several French and Spanish ships struggling to remain afloat. Proserpine (a 36-gun Frigate) was not involved in the battle, having been on picket duty nearby. Now having arrived at the scene of the battle to deal

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One wild ride…

Posted on March 16th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

So back at TempleCon, Merek (after his win in the Dropzone Commander Tournament), Second Class Elitist, and I had the opportunity to play a game called SkidMarks that will be launching on Kickstarter in the near future.  After a full day playing g…