Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Level Up My Game: Robinson Crusoe Tokens and Stickers

Posted on December 19th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Robinson Crusoe Level Up My Game

You know what I hate? Little wooden cubes in game. OK, I don’t really hate them, but they could probably hold their own against the plastic pawn as the most generic game component ever.

I get it. They’re functional and can represent just about anything in a game. Usually, you’ll find them standing in for various resources in your favorite trading game set in the Mediterranean. But using these wooden cubes is kind of like driving a ’97 Chevy Caprice. Yea, it’ll get you where you need to go, but you’re not going to enjoy the ride.

In this installment of Level Up My Game, we’re going to look at an option for boosting the components in a popular, and somewhat deadly, cooperative board game. (I told you we wouldn’t be doing another storage solution this time. You’re welcome.)

Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island is a pretty fantastic board game that will suck you in with its deep theme.… Read the rest

The Manhattan Project iOS Review

Posted on December 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve long been a fan of The Manhattan Project. Ever since my first play of this great worker placement game, I’ve always been up for a game of it. I think that The Manhattan Project has also only gotten better with each expansion, which not ev…

Pandemic: The Cure Review

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

In 2007, designer Matt Leacock brought us a little game you may have heard of called Pandemic. If you haven’t played this absolutely phenomenal cooperative game, then you owe it to yourself to give this one a try. Since its release, Pandemic has…

Kickstarter of the Week: Mind – The Fall of Paradise

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

As my buddy Jeff always says, you can make any game better with a SciFi theme. Whether that’s true or not, is a matter for the philosophers. Regardless, it doesn’t change the fact that when I come across a great looking scifi game, I have t…

Black Fleet Review

Posted on November 25th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s the golden age on the high seas, when tall wooden sailing ships roamed the earth plying their trade. You, a commander of a flotilla of ships on behalf of your nation, must try and earn your fortunes in the blue waters of the Caribbean. But be c…

Board Game Gift Guide 2014

Posted on November 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that’s what the song says. That’s right, the holidays are right around the corner and you are probably wondering what to get that special gamer in your life. We never fear, we are …

Dungeon Dwellers (Boxed Card Game)

Posted on November 17th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Dungeon Dwellers (Boxed Card Game) $45.00   Dungeon Dwellers is a fantasy adventure card game that requires strategy, cooperation, and cunning. Each player will take on the role of an adventurer seeking gold. Along the way, adventurers will gain treasure, magic items, abilities, and level increases by defeating monsters within the dungeon. The winner will […]

Splendor Review

Posted on November 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It is the renaissance. Fine art is in demand and wealthy nobles are looking to spend their family’s coin. You, a rich merchant, is of course only too happy to take advantage of these fine folks. You will use your resources to acquire mines, trans…

Assault on Fortress Moon- PulpyRetro Scifi Boardgame with Gusto!

Posted on November 11th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

So, we get a lot of requests to review Kickstarters. Honestly, probably enough to make a whole separate channel for them.  Most of them do not have miniatures, and therefore we never show them (because, that’s kinda our thing… sometimes I wonder…

Kickstarter of the Week: World of Yo-Ho

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

A growing trend lately has been for more digital integrations in board games. From the highly anticipated X-Com board game by designer Eric Lang; to Alchemists, the new hotness out of Essen, it appears that more and more publishers are taking advantage…

Raid and Trade Preview

Posted on November 7th, 2014 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’ve always been a fan of post-apocalyptic fiction. While I love to read about those kinds of situations, I’m also really …

The Battle of Five Armies Review

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

Back in 1937, author J.R.R. Tolkien crafted a little fantasy story you may have heard of called The Hobbit. I probably don’t need to explain to you what this book (or its wildly successful follow-up, The Lord of the Rings) is about. Since that time,…

Unboxing: Shadows of Brimstone

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

As promised I will do an unboxing of the Shadows of Brimstone core sets from Flying Frog Productions which I backed on Kickstarter. As stated in an earlier post, the two core sets arrived to my surprise last week. Since I hoped that the results of thi…

Kickstarter of the Week: Dragon Tides

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

I love a good martial arts movie. From old classics such as Enter the Dragon to more unique movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, I’m always entertained with some good hand-to-hand fighting. With that in mind, I’m pretty excited to tr…

Cyntopia- The future is now Hits Kickstarter

Posted on October 29th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

So here’s an interesting new boardgame fresh to Kickstarter.  It has a bold cyberpunk look and feel, modular replayable board, and most importantly (for us at least) some nice looking figures.Cyntopia is a new board game in Kickstarter from the re…

Cuba, a Splendid Little War: VPG’s other side of the story

Posted on October 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are a few board wargames of the Spanish American War, but none of them have focused on the Cuban Nationalist insurgent movement.. until now. Continue reading

Cosmic Connector on Kickstarter

Posted on October 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve often thought how great it would be to play Cosmic Encounter, my favorite game ever, on the Ipad.  It would seem like a daunting task, so many of the Alien card powers would need to interact with each other … Continue reading

Bring Out Yer Dead Preview

Posted on October 24th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.
When my gaming group gets together for our Dungeons & Dragons nights, we have a few requirements. My wife makes an awesome …

Preview of Adventures in Hyboria for Age of Conan!

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Those who have followed Fire Broadside for some time might remember my review of Age of Conan a few years back (and new followers might as well, as it’s a very popular article!). It is a game I quickly grew fond of but that never really seemed to take off in terms of general popularity in the gaming community. I speculated that it might have had to do with an unfortunate release date among

28mm Pulp Character for ‘Eldritch Horror': Brother Anastasios Sangarangos – Vrykolakas (Vampire) Hunter

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Our gaming group enjoys board games almost as much as pushing miniatures around (Gasp! Sacre bleu!) and one of our current favourites is ‘Eldritch Horror’ by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG). ‘Eldritch Horror’ is a cooperative game that is set in the wo…

Kingsburg Review

Posted on October 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I can’t imagine it was easy to be a territorial governor in the Middle Ages. Imagine dealing with all the issues they had to deal with; like the demands of your King, keeping the peasants happy and placing dice to influence the King’s advisors. Ma…

Web of Spies Preview

Posted on October 17th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.
From a young age, I have always been intrigued by the world of spies, espionage and intrigue. James Bond has always been a favo…

Box Breaking 146 Myth Wave 3

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt gets to take a look at the Third wave from Myth from Megacon Games.  I believe this is everything – except for the bag of heroes I dropped on the floor and found today.     I managed  to prime everything today so maybe you’ll get to see some painted […]

Top 10 Deck Building Games

Posted on October 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In 2008, game designer Donald X. Vaccarino released a card game called Dominion upon the world. This box of 500 cards introduced gamers everywhere to the “deck building” mechanic, and it’s fair to say that the world loved it. Dominio…

Ancient Terrible Things Review

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

Deep in the forgotten parts of the jungle lies a terrible secret. Many secrets actually, and it’s up to you, the intrepid adventurer to explore this dark river jungle to uncover the secrets that lie within. Why you ask? For fame of course……