Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Memoir ’44 – Showcase and Quick Review

Posted on October 12th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Memoir ’44 by Days of Wonder is a great boardgame that I hold close to my heart. The reason it is close to my heart is because it is like a miniatures game, but super easy to get non-miniatures players to play. Whether a person plays just board-games o…

Happy Party Review

Posted on October 5th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Happy PartyCake? Check. Presents? Check. Silly cone-shaped hats. Check? Other than a rousing game of pin-the-tail on the donkey, there is no activity that brings a birthday to mind quick like blowing out the candles on a cake. Publisher, Gigamic, is looking to recreate this timeless tradition with their combination dexterity and memory game Happy Party. In this quick playing game, players […]

Pioneers Program live on Kickstarter

Posted on October 4th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Pioneers Program is a post-apocalyptic, town building board game for 3-6 players from GCT Studios the team behind the game Bushido. At its core it is a fun and easy to learn game featuring great art by the Mico and offering incredible value at just £20 (Under $26!).   So whats the story behind … Continue reading Pioneers Program live on Kickstarter

Smallworld Review

Posted on October 4th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

  If you like lots of different fantasy race’s, and you like pairing them with different special powers, and you also like trying to fit said races into a overcrowed world….Then Smallworld from Days of Wonder is the game for you!!   The idea for this game is simple, five different races are available too you at … Continue reading Smallworld Review

Best Play Recommend: Haleakala

Posted on October 1st, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

TLDR; What: A game about building totems by a Hawaiian volcano whilst skipping a boat around the shores. Players: Two. Time: 20-30 minutes People: Two people looking […]

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Rum & Bones Review: First Impressions

Posted on September 28th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Learning Curve has been suspended for the week whilst I cover something a little different.  I have been lucky enough to come into possession of Cool Mini or Not’s undead pirate-fest Rum & Bones! In a few weeks I’ll have had a chance to play the game a couple of times but until then we’ll … Continue reading Rum & Bones Review: First Impressions

Medievil Brains

Posted on September 28th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Zombicide: Black Plague takes the zombie apocalypse into a fantastical medieval setting! The arcane powers of the Necromancers have unleashed a zombie invasion in the age of swords and sorcery, and it’s up to your group of straggling survivors to not only stay alive during these dark times, but to take back the realm and … Continue reading Medievil Brains

Best Play Recommends: Coup

Posted on September 24th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

TL;DR What: A lightweight game of politics and death Players: Up to six Time: 10-20 minutes per round People: Almost anyone, better with adults […]

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Box Breaking 199: Onitama from Arcane Wonders

Posted on September 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Onitama is a two player abstract game based on the complexity of a Martial Arts fight. With a random set up the players use their cards to move and outwit their opponent.  This wrestling match relies on the card players were dealt at the beginning of the game.     It is part of the […]

Which GW-based game to get from FFG before they’re gone!

Posted on September 14th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

What has long been suspected by the community has now been confirmed by Fantasy Flight Games; they no longer has the license to produce games based on Games Workshop properties and will stop selling any of their current GW based games on February 28th 2017. So… panic and pandemonium among the (rather large) crowd who really like what FFG has managed to do with the different GW IPs. Still, we

Mombasa Review

Posted on September 13th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

MombasaEuropean relations with Africa are a delicate subject. Much like the subjugation of Native Americans in the American West, the colonization and exploitation of sub-Saharan Africa is a tricky theme to get right. Lately, a game has risen to the challenge and delivered something both politically sensitive and unashamedly rife with challenge. Mombasa is a […]

Lost Woods Review

Posted on September 8th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Lost WoodsMy family loves to play board games. Well, let me say my kids and I love to play board games. My wife needs some convincing to play games; she only really likes lighter games. Her ideal game should not be real thinky, easy to learn and fun because it’s an escape. Well it’s hard to […]

Battle Gnomes! Preview

Posted on September 7th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Battle GnomesNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. My father enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Germany for 3 years before I was born. During his time there, he bought and purchased 30+ Hummel gnomes for my mother. I grew up with […]

Ice Cool Review

Posted on September 6th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Ice CoolIf there is one genre that I can’t get enough of it’s card drafting games. But if there is a second genre that I am addicted to, it’d have to be dexterity games. I love them. I think it’s because they always feel so unique when you compare them to each other. That and they […]

Rumble in the Jungle II – The Mission! (English Version).

Posted on August 31st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Olá Leitor.   Este artigo é a versão em inglês do nosso relato sobre o 2º Rumble in the Jungle. Você pode conferir a versão em português clicando aqui.   +++   Hello Reader.   The Rumble in the Jungle event was born from an idea that always seemed rather far fetched to me: […]

Rumble in the Jungle II – A Missão! (Versão em Português).

Posted on August 31st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

    Hello Reader.   This  is the Portuguese version of our article about the latest “Rumble in the Jungle” gaming event in Brazil. You can check the English version here.   +++   Olá Leitor.   Toda essa história do Rumble in the Jungle começa com uma idéia que sempre me pareceu maluca: “Um […]

Carrotia Review

Posted on August 31st, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

CarrotiaI have a love/hate relationship with rabbits. I will admit that they are cute, soft and my kids love them, but they are a menace in my vegetable garden. Fortunately, this long-standing battle between Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor that occurs in my garden every summer didn’t cloud my judgement playing as a rabbit in […]

Win a Copy of Chickapig – Before it’s Even Shipped!

Posted on August 31st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last month, we gave away one of our favourite games, Survive: Escape from Atlantis. A lucky chap called Christian in […]

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Blood Rage Large Creatures + Special Characters

Posted on August 30th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I’m done with Blood Rage for a bit. I still have the 5th faction to do and the 2 other mini-expansions but I want to do something else for now. They were great to paint,  really enjoyed even if I had to rush it. The special characters were a mixed bag, the dwarf is ass-ugly, easily the ugliest miniature I’ve done in a while.Anyway, onto Black Plague and some new stuff…

J’en ai fini avec Blood rage pour le moment. Il me reste encore la cinquième faction et les 2 mini-expansions mais j’ai envie de faire autre chose pour le moment. Ce fut un régal, les monstres sont fantastiques pour du jeu de plateau. Les personnages spéciaux par contre, un peu moins. Le nain est moche, très très moche…Bref, je passe a Black Plague et a des trucs nouveaux…

Karuba Review

Posted on August 30th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

KarubaMy kids really like Haba games. Most of them are typically geared towards them and they are lighter games that keep their attention. I like Haba games but not as much as my kids. The games can sometimes be “too light” for my taste. Today we look at Karuba from Haba. This game has gained some critical attention from an […]

The Gist: Jaipur

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Gist of Jaipur in under a minute. The perfect 2 player game to take with you on your holidays. […]

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Quarto Review

Posted on August 18th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

QuartoIn 1991, a Swiss mathematician named Blaise Müller invented an abstract strategy game called Quarto. It’s been over two decades since this award-winning title has been released and, to be 100% honest, I had never heard of it until now. To be fair, I rarely gravitate towards abstract strategy games, but if it has won […]

Beyond Baker Street Review

Posted on August 16th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Beyond Baker StreetSherlock Holmes mysteries has always been a great theme for tabletop gaming. The investigative nature of the cases can create a good amount of both player interaction, and also cooperation in games. Up until now, my go to Sherlock Holmes game has always been Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. It’s a somewhat unusual game, but can be fun […]

Mantic Games at Gen Con 2016

Posted on August 15th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I really don’t know where to start.  Ronnie is such a character maybe we should start with him.  It’s short but it’s all the time he had on Sunday. What did you catch?  Blaine is going on an adventure.  At Mantic Saturday I heard rumors about Dungeon Saga in Space, and a Kings of War […]

Tyrants of the Underdark Review

Posted on August 9th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Tyrants of the UnderdarkLords of Waterdeep (reviewed here) was Sarah’s (my wife…I know I talk about her a lot, but she is my primary gaming test subject partner) introduction to not only worker placement games, but also to the realm of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Well, that and the countless times our kids watched my DVD of the Saturday […]