Posts Tagged ‘board game’

The Gist: Mechs vs Minions

Posted on January 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Mechs vs Minions in under a minute. It’s a truly epic game of programming cartoon mechs dished out at a manageable pace. It’s for 2-4 players and is great for couples or a committed group of friends to play over several sessions. Pre-order the next print wave direct from Riot games here.

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Neuroshima Hex iPad Review

Posted on January 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Neuroshima Hex iPad and iPhoneIn 2015 I got my first chance to play the Neuroshima Hex board game. It’s a game that’s been around for many years, yet I’ve never got around to trying it. I’m usually not one for abstract games, so it wasn’t too high on my radar to being with. However I kept hearing rumblings about […]

Unboxing Conan by Monolith

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Now was this ever a treat. Recently Asmodee sent me a review copy of Conan and am I ever excited! This post is an unboxing of the product and focuses just on the contents of the game. This particular copy is the retail version and does not come with al…

Past – 2016

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

Another year behind us and it’s time to have a look back at what came and didn’t come to pass during my 2016 gaming year (I’ll simply refrain from talking about all the horrible non-gaming related stuff that has been going on and focus on the fun stuff!). As always the board games far outweighs miniature and roleplaying games, but that is only to be expected. So let’s get stuck in with the top

Top 10 Board Games of 2016

Posted on December 29th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Top 10 Board Games of 2016With 2016 coming to an end, we can finally close the books on a year of board gaming. Thanks to the rise of Kickstarter, we had quite a few new games released this year. Hundreds, if not thousands of new games are available for players to enjoy on their tabletop. As I do every year, I’ve […]

Happy Holidays!!!!

Posted on December 25th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!!I hope that everyone has had a good Holiday season. Mine has been good, but busy.Game wise, the highlight is that I got a copy of Zombicide Black Plague and I am hoping to find something cool on Boxing Day …

Box Breaking 202: Royals From Arcane Wonders

Posted on December 19th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Watch as Matt breaks open Royals.  The area control game where players represent European nobles of 17th century struggle to hold influential positions. I have played a half a dozen times now and I have loved every minute  

Chariot Race by Matt Leacock

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

Okay, so technically speaking this isn’t a Kickstarter INCOMING, it’s a Kickstarter ALREADY HERE. Chariot Race arrived about a week ago, and I’ve assembled it, stared at it on my desk for a week, and finally pulled it out and … Continue reading

Shadows of Camelot

Posted on December 9th, 2016 under . Posted by

It’s not quite the hottest game at the moment but I fancied upgrading the components. This has to be the quickest job I’ve ever done, probably between 5 to 7 hours. I didn’t bother with the mold lines on the catapults and rushed right through it. This is so much better than grey plastic though. Models are a bit weird, some OK some meh…

Pas vraiment le jeu de plateau a la mode en ce moment mais j’avais envie de peindre les minis. Ce fut mega-rapide, peut être 5-6 heures de travail en total. Je n’ai même pas nettoyé les catapultes…C’est bien mieux que le plastic a l’arrivée même si les figurines sont vraiment inégales.

Shadows of Brimstone: Part Four

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

Hello there happy people, we’re back with another whistle stop tour of progress on the Shadows of Brimstone commission!

It’s going to be a bit whistle-stop because these were (with the exception of the scout) some of the, how to put this politely, …

Behold! The Chests of Conan!

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

“The adventurer stealthily worked his way into the house through the slightly opened window. Creaping through the deserted mansion, he worked his way through the winding corridors and into the office of the proprietor. There, as promised by his informa…

Box Breaking198: Helionox from MR. B. Games

Posted on November 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Check pout Helionox from MR.B Games. Helionox is a movement based strategy Deck building game. Sean Brown compares this too Star Realms and after playing Star Realms and hearing what Sean had to say about Helionox I really can’t wait to play.

Star Wars: Imperial Assault Campaign – Part 3

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Uh-oh…

And we’re back with some high adventure from a galaxy far, far away! With only four(?) missions left of the core campaign the heroes are getting more powerful at the same time as the Empire is deploying more of its elite troops. If you need to catch up please check out part one and part two of the campaign.

I only needed to paint one additional model for this session – Carnor Jax, I

Shadows of Brimstone: Part Three

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

Somewhat belatedly (I’ve been ill, some kind of ear/lung-murder-virus thing) we return to the weird world of Brimstone and a pair of likely lads from rather opposing ends of the socio-economic spectrum:

Yep, today it’s the turn of the Doctor (for w…

Reveal your Inner Wizard Skills this December with Potion Explosion on iOS and Android Devices

Posted on November 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Reveal your Inner Wizard Skills this December with Potion Explosion on iOS and Android Devices Asmodee Digital to publish mobile version of Horrible Games’ popular tabletop game Potion Explosion Paris, November 10, 2016 – Asmodee Digital is proud to present the digital adaptation of the award-winning magical game Potion Explosion, by Horrible Games. Developed by […]

Pompeii on Kickstarter

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

Punch-It Entertainment is excited to announce the launch of Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius, a lightweight board game for 2-5 players that plays in 15-30 minutes. Designed by Jay Little, X-Wing Miniatures, Edge of Empire, Blood Bowl Team Manager and Co-Designed Lucas Zerby, and Dylan Shepherd. Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius features area control, bluffing, and destruction. […]

Box Breaking 195: Drakerys from Don’t Panic Games

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

Drakerys was recently kickstarted and debuted  at Gen Con 2016. I love this game for the simplicity it brings.  It makes a great gateway game for the miniatures world. I am a huge fan of the “initiative” system.  Check  out the How to demo I filmed at Gen Con 2016.

Shadows of Brimstone – Board game review.

Posted on November 10th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Sitting at the saloon, the sheriff of the small town known as “New Dawn” kept an eye on the whisky glass on the table while holding in his right hand the old Peacemaker. He had acquired the habit of releasing the drum, rolling it with his thumb and pulling it back inside with a […]

Shadows of Brimstone – Resenha.

Posted on November 10th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

   Sentado no saloon o xerife da pequena cidade de “New Dawn” contemplava o copo de uísque sobre a mesa enquanto segurava em sua mão direita o velho Peacemaker. Ele havia adquirido o hábito de liberar o tambor e girá-lo com o polegar para então com um movimento rápido recolhê-lo e reinserir a arma em […]

Tambuzi Review

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

TambuziI have a love-hate relationship with most kid games. When I find one, I first hope my kids will like it which is difficult enough. Second, I really hope that it’s not light on game play and heavy on the theme. Ever play Candy Land? Then you know that I mean. My kids see right […]

BE A GOD WITH MYTHIC BATTLES: PANTHEON, NOW ON KICKSTARTER

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

BE A GOD WITH MYTHIC BATTLES: PANTHEON, NOW ON KICKSTARTER As a Famous God of Greek Mythology Players will Assemble Warriors, Lead Troops into Battle, Create Their Own Pantheon and Become the New Ruler of Olympus in Highly Anticipated Miniatures Board Game PARIS, FRANCE (November 1, 2016): After more than a year in development and […]

Shadows of Brimstone: Part Two

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

Continuing our Shadows of Brimstone mini-odyssey, this time with the two "Jargono Natives":

Apparently there is some sort of jungle/swamp thing in the Brimstone setting and these two are residents of it. They’re actually some of the nicer cast models in the game that I’ve painted so far.

The "male native" – if these characters have names, I don’t know them – is supposed to be armed with

Shadows of Brimstone: Part One

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

Hi folks, today we’re kicking off the first of a new commission, painting minis from the Shadows of Brimstone game. I’m completely unfamiliar with the board game so I’ll be focusing on the painting only!

First things first, they didn’t photog…

By Crom! A Conan King Pledge Unboxing

Posted on October 29th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

This week, a year after the expected shipping window, Monolith delivered their Conan board game Kickstarter. I’m not really a board game person – the only other one that I have backed and received so far is Loka, River Horse’s 4 way elemental chess gam…