Posts Tagged ‘board game’

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


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 […]

Curis went to Beasts of War, and this was the result…

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

Not only did we release our Alpha rules last night (and there are direct links, and Mantic Digital is now also managing the traffic just fine, so you can try one or the other and get exploring straight away!) and we opened a shiny new forum thread to discuss everything and your thoughts surrounding the […]

Zombie Plague: The Day From Hell Now on Drive-Thru Comics.

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

Check out the double sized digital comic about four high school students who must save themselves from an endless horde of the hungry dead. Zombie Plague: The Day From Hell begins the story that is played out in Zombie Plague: The Board Game.Comic: htt…

Top Ten Gen Con New Releases I’m Looking Forward To

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

With the “Best 4 Days of Gaming” only a week away, it’s time to set your excitement meter into overdrive. If you’ve never been to Gen Con before, you’re in for a treat. Gen Con is really a great gaming experience with people from all over the…

Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest – versão em português.

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

Hello Reader!   This is the Portuguese version of the article published here yesterday about Mantic’s newest Kickstarter campaign to fund the “Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest” game. Do check it out if you missed it and if you fancy va…

6 Days and Counting to Gen Con

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

Well with only 6 days left I’m getting antsy. New announcements are rolling in everyday, ranging from new tournament software to the next new release. It is getting overwhelming, I’ve scheduled eighteen interviews, and I’m going to get some great games in their somewhere.   With that being said I’d like to share with you [...]

Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest.

Posted on August 6th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello Reader!   “Stay a while and listen”… yep I could begin today’s article quoting Deckard Cain’s famous words as I believe you’re about to join me in an incredible adventure after hearing reading what I have to say today. I’ve alr…

Battle Merchants Review

Posted on August 5th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Neville Chamberlain was famously quoted in saying: “In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.” Unfortunately for Neville he’s wrong. Everyone knows that the real winners in war are the weapon…

Countdown to to Gen Con 8 Days Out; A look at Golem Arcana

Posted on August 5th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Only 8 days left, are you excited yet? Well yesterday we discussed a Dropzone Commander. A game that when it came on the scene it hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. Today I’d like to talk about Golem Arcana from Hairbrained Schemes. Hairbrained Schemes is a small group of passionate game developers [...]

Kickstarter of the Week: Eight-Minute Empire: Lost Lands

Posted on August 4th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Last year, one of our Kickstarters of the Week was Eight-Minute Empire: Legends. Having backed that project and played the games a number of times, I can tell you that it’s a fantastic game. Red Raven Games is back on Kickstarter now with an expa…

Asteroid Miner Review

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

I have mentioned in previous articles that space is a great location for board games. There are so many liberties you can take right now because our understanding of it is so limited. Today we will be looking at a game that looks at where the future of…

Interview with Game Designer/Publisher Ignacy Trzewiczek

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

I recently had a chance to chat a bit with board game designer and publisher, Ignacy Trzewiczek. Despite beating out even Corey Konieczka for having one of the hardest names to pronounce, Ignacy is fairly well known around the board game world. He foun…

Guardians’ Chronicles in August From Iello

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

  Guardians’ Chronicles $69.99 SRP   Guardians Chronicles is a superhero-themed miniatures game in which you play as one of the members of the Liberty Patrol or as the group’s archnemesis, Professor Skarov.   To set up, the Skarov player arranges the nine double-sided game board tiles into a 3×3 grid, with his control room [...]

Board Game Designer Tournament Championship Giveaway

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

For the past month or so we’ve been running our Board Game Designer Tournament. For those who haven’t been following along, we are celebrating our 2 year anniversary and decided we should give a game away to our awesome readers. Since you …

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.         [...]