Posts Tagged ‘board game’

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…

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/16

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

This week we again have five new Kickstarter campaigns for you to check out. First. Brewin’ USA, a eurogame with a theme that I can relate to–Craft Beer! Then, we shake things up a little and give you some unique dice to check out. SciFi fans will want to checkout Shadowstar Corsairs a heavy-looking minis […]

Un Trio de Batailles Navales (3)

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

With a second glorious victory for the Royal Navy, we prepared to set sail one more time – the mighty HMS Vanguard set forth again under my command opposed by the French Téméraire Class 74 Audacieux (actually the Sails of Glory model Généreux again)

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Cooperative Gaming: Arkham Horror, Pandemic, and Forbidden Island

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

Dear Reader, My wife and I enjoy playing games.  Too often, though, especially due to our somewhat transient nature, we don’t have a group of people to play with.  As a result, we end up playing a lot of games … Continue reading

Interview with Game Designer Matt Leacock

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

Recently we had a chance to talk a little with veteran game designer Matt Leacock. You may have heard of a few of his titles: Pandemic, Roll Through the Ages and Forbidden Island. It’s no great leap to say that Matt is quite the accomplished game designer. With his newest title, Thunderbirds, now in funding […]

Kickstarter Roundup – When it Rains it Pours!

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

Although I’ve backed a number kickstarters I’m not the kind of guy to scour it for new projects and only check out stuff I come across during my usual journeys across the net. So the reason that I feel the need to make an entire post (a roundup even!) about kickstarter projects is simply because I’ve come across several really interesting looking ones that are all active right now. I’ll simply

Abyss Review

Posted on March 10th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The throne is vacant. No not the Iron Throne (although that seems to happen often with that chair…). It’s the one that lies at the bottom of the ocean. The King of the Abyss has died, or maybe retired (were not 100% sure), and a successor must be found. Using your cunning, skill, and maybe […]

Un Trio de Batailles Navales (2)

Posted on March 10th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After our brief but brutal Frigate Encounter we moved on to a pair of SOLs (Ships Of the Line), being a pair of 3rd Rates (74 Guns). Joel was once again the French (commanding Généreux) while I again represented His Majesty’s glorious

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Kickstarters of the Week: 3/9

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

Hello Kickstarter addicts. This week we are going all in for you with 5 new campaigns to check out. All of them look pretty exciting and there is probably something for everyone. First up is Hitman Holiday, a game we previewed recently. Then, we move on to Seven7s, a quick and fun card game by […]

Lost Legacy: Second Chronicle: Vorpal Sword & Whitegold Spire From AEg

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

Lost Legacy: Second Chronicle: Vorpal Sword & Whitegold Spire $14.99   In the distant past, a starship from a faraway world appeared in the sky. Damaged in battle, the craft broke apart and traced lines of fire across the horizon. These falling stars crashed to the surface, and in the ages to come, became enshrined […]

Un Trio de Batailles Navales (1)

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

As I mentioned in my Setting Sail with Sails of Glory post I’ve been keen to get my teeth into playing the rule set recently, I’ve always been keen on Age of Sail naval gaming, and while I enjoyed playing

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Tesla vs. Edison – War of Currents Preview

Posted on March 5th, 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. Thomas Edison is well-known by many as the “inventor” of the light bulb and the record player and is considered a local hero by many in my home state of New Jersey where he did […]

Epic Resort Review

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

My wife and I love to take vacations to the Caribbean. I love sitting on the beach with a fruity drink in one hand, my kindle in the other, and listening to the ocean roll in. It’s a magical experience… right up to the point where a dragon attacks and burns us to a crisp […]

Kickstarters of the Week 3/2

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

This week we are treating you to four new Kickstarters to check out. First up is Gondola, a game about racing around Venice. Then it’s Epic Dice, a combination tower defense and dice rolling game. Next, All Fathomed Out, there are some great visuals in this game about cataloging aquatic species. Finally, Beep Beep Attack – build robots to destroy your opponent’s robots. Enjoy!

GondolaGondola, Tile-Racing Game in the Canals of Venice

Gondola is a fast-paced tile placement game where players race through the canals of Venice in an attempt to clear all the checkpoints.

Current Status: 28% Funded
Pledge Amount: $38
Ends: Wednesday, March 4th
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Epic DiceEPIC DICE Tower Defense

EPIC DICE Tower Defense is a strategic, all-dice game that combines your craving for dice rolling and your love of tower defense games.

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $49
Ends: Friday, March 6th
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All Fathomed OutAll Fathomed Out

Ply the briny deep in a race to catalog aquatic species previously unknown to science!… Read the rest

Our Ships Were French Oak And Hearts of Oak Our Men

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

Contre-amiral Thierry Victore’s ad-hoc squadron has been in pursuit of an enemy Royal Navy ship heading towards the safety of its waters. Aboard the ship was a passenger carrying vital intelligence of great importance to The Directoire. Capitaine Géroux’s mission

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When The Fog Lifts

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

Capitaine de frégate Josepe Aurèle Géroux had been pursuing the English frigate for several days now, but finally he had outthought his foe and was almost upon them. His command, the Dryade (a 36-gun Frigate of the Republic) was in

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Between Two Cities Preview

Posted on February 25th, 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.

Between Two CitiesStonemaier Games has built itself a pretty solid reputation. Their small company has released two medium-weight games (and an expansion), all of which could be considered a resounding success. I’ve played Viticulture and Euphoria more times than I can count, so I’m always interested when I hear they have a new game coming out.

And new game they do as Stonemaier is back on Kickstarter with their latest campaign, Between Two Cities. This is the first title to be published by Stonemaier that wasn’t developed in house by designer Jamey Stegmaier. Instead, they turn to veteran game designers Matthew O’Malley (Diner) and Ben Rosset (Brewcrafters, Mars Needs Mechanics) for the creation of Between Two Cities. Can Stonemaier keep their streak of great games alive on the back of a different designer?… Read the rest