Posts Tagged ‘board game’

How Board Games Can Help Your Career

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

Professional and educational training can be mind-numbingly dull. Any young professional or college student has hours upon hours of power point slides, monotone lectures, and stale articles in their future. Want some good news? You don’t always need to torture yourself with the dull “traditional” learning tactics adopted by schools and businesses all across the

A Status Report

Posted on June 30th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Eek! The new releases for Infinity are already revealed and I haven’t written anything since the last news post. Better put something together so it looks better… kind of. Well, still being a bit busy and not being very good at blogging. However, I’m doing whatever hobby related things I have time for and I thought I’d tell you about what I have been doing and what I’m planning on doing.

Let’s

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/26

Posted on June 29th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Welcome to what is easily our biggest grouping of Kickstarters of the Week ever. This week we have nine different campaigns for you to check out. We have had a few light weeks lately, so this must be making up for it. I need to get these publishers to …

Top 10 Required Board Game Expansions

Posted on June 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Let’s talk about board game expansions. We all have games we love. Games that we play over and over again. No matter how much you love a game, if you play it enough, it will probably start to stale a little for you, even if just a little bit. Enter the game expansion. These are

Box Breaking 162 Yashima from Greenbrier Games

Posted on June 25th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this video Matt Takes a look at Yashima from Green Brier Games.  Yashima is a miniature game set in the far east that uses a tile setting system for terrain.  Oh did I mention there are no dice? It was recently kickstarted and is now ready to go!

MegaCon Games supports Gen Con 2015 Painting Competition

Posted on June 24th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

For the first time, MegaCon Games is supporting the GenCon Indy Painting Competition by offering $1000 in cash and prizes through its manufacturer awards. Winners will be chosen from the MERCS, Myth or other MegaCon Games miniatures entered in the overall GenCon painting competition categories. The best pieces will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place […]

Argent: The Consortium Review

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

As I previously mentioned in my review of Deadwood, I love worker placement games. As I also stated in my Deadwood review, I hate when people take my action in a worker placement game. I understand that the point of a worker placement game often includes action denial. I just do not like it when it happens

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/22

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Welcome to this weeks Kickstarters of the Week. Another light week, but we can all bask in the joy that Gen Con is just a little over a month away. In fact, to prepare you for this onslaught of new game releases, we’ve our Gen Con New Game Releases article. Keep an eye on it as

Gen Con 2015 New Releases

Posted on June 19th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Gen Con 2015 is just around the corner. It’s actually coming a few weeks early this year and we’ll be able to celebrate the “Best 4 Days in Gaming” at the end of July. For those of you that are regular attenders, you know that Gen Con is only rivaled by the annual Essen Speil

Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society Preview

Posted on June 18th, 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. As a college chemistry major, it should be no surprise that I find my gaming predilections lean towards any theme having to do …

Words With Keith from Mr B. Games Origins 2015

Posted on June 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I had the Chance at Origins 201 to chat with Keith from Mr B Games about there recent Kickstarter WarQuest. WarQuest is off to a promising start.  My initial impression was risk meets fantasy, but as the interview went along I realized that the mechanics are a lot more in depth than that.  I hope […]

Arcadia Quest: Monsters

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

That’s the whole lot from the base game, well the monsters at least. I’m making a quick move on them as the pile of stuff to paint is crazy high. I absolutely love these models, so much better than the Super Dungeon Explore stuff. They’re a bit bigger and NO assembly. For the first time in ages I’ve not changed the bases. A bit of a shame as those bases warp a bit but time is of the essence. I’m on to the heroes now.

Ce sont tous les monstres de la boîte de base. J’essaie d’avancer rapidement car la pile de figs à peindre est ENORME ! J’adore ces figurines, tellememnt mieux que celles de Super Dungeon Explore. Elles sont un peu plus grosses et pas d’assemblage nécessaire. Pour la première fois depuis longtemps, je n’ai pas changé les socles. Un peu dommage car ils sont mauvais et gondolent méchamment mais je n’ai pas le temps de faire plus. J’ai attaqué les héros.

Origins 2015 Convention Recap

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

Origins 2015 is in the books and I had a great time at the convention. Only my second gaming convention; I attended my first board game convention last year at Gen Con. While Gen Con was an overwhelming experience where I only felt like I touched a sma…

Homeland: The Game Review

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

A couple of years ago a friend of mine introduced me to a TV show called Homeland. Let me tell you, that was a wild ride. I’ve never watched a more addictive show in all my life. We binge watched the first two seasons in about 5 days and still wanted more. If you’ve never seen it

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/8

Posted on June 8th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Welcome to the newest edition of our Kickstarters of the Week. This week, in addition to the usual board game content, we also introduced a campaign for an accessory. We like to shake things up every now and then and give you guys something different to check out. Enjoy! Salvation Road Salvation Road is a cooperative

Sultan’s Library Preview

Posted on June 4th, 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. Growing up, the mystique of the Arabian Nights was ever-present in the media and pop culture I was consuming. Whether it was th…

My Five Current Favorites, Part 3: Pandemic

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

Dear Reader, So for our last and next few correspondences, we’re taking a look at my five current favorite games.  Previously, we looked at Boss Monster, a competitive, strategic card game, and King of Tokyo, a more lucky-gambler, dice game. … Continue reading

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Review

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

I have always been a sucker for “tile-laying” games. Either ones that are thematic, such as Carcassonne, Keyflower, or The Castles of Mad King Ludwig, or ones that lean towards the abstract side, such as Palmyra, Limes, or Voluspa. I have passed this addiction on to my wife and daughter. If I ask them to

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/1

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

Welcome to the first the June Kickstarters of the Week. Here’s a nice selection for you as we prepare for the Origins Game Convention this week. For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to go, you can browse some of these campaigns and see some great new games coming down the pipeline. For those

Linko review by Matt From Through Gamer Goggles.

Posted on May 30th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

This is my Review of Linko.  Linko is a card game, from Ravenburger Games, that just about anyone can play.  It’s nominated for an Origins Award. I didn’t know what to expect from this, but it’s one of those light games that you can easily find refreshing.

12 Realms: Ancestors Legacy Preview

Posted on May 28th, 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. There’s game that has been bouncing around the BGQ offices lately and it’s called 12 Realms. If you haven’t seen it yet, 12 Realms is a gorgeous looking, cooperative board game based on the old

K2 Review

Posted on May 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

When I look at my bucket list, I realize I have many physically active things I want to do in the future. Traveling Europe, surfing, and walking the Appalachian Trail are just a few of them. But there is one thing you won’t find…reaching the summit of difficult mountain. It’s not that I wouldn’t enjoy the

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/25

Posted on May 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

We close out the May Kickstarters of the Week with a bit of a light week. Perhaps some of the publishers are trying to wind things down before the Origins game fair gets into high gear next week. Either way, we think we’ve found 3 good games for you to check out, so enjoy! Warquest

Eclipse: Ship Pack 1

Posted on May 20th, 2015 under , . Posted by

These are the models for the Eclipse game. That’s a lot of ships, 108 to be precise. I’ve kept the game colours but added some details to make them a bit more exciting. It was actually quite a lot of work as they’re tiny and not the sharpest of models.  I’m not overly negative here, they’re really good for the size but they’re not X-Wing quality of course. I do think they’ll give the game another dimension and I’m sure they’ll really pop on the table.

Ça fait baucoup de vaisseaux, 108 pour être exact pour le jeu Éclipse. J’ai gardé les couleurs du jeu mais j’ai rajouté quelques détails . Ce fut beaucoup de boulot en fait, les figurines sont petites et ce ne sont pas les modèles les mieux finis. Je ne veux pas etre négatif ici, pour la taille c’est franchement bien mais ce n’est pas la qualité d’X-Wing non plus. Je pense que ça aura une belle gueule sur les plateaux et c’est l’essentiel.



Adepticon 2016 is Right Around the Corner

Posted on May 20th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After an incredibly successful convention in our new venue, AdeptiCon will return to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center March 31st through April 3rd, 2016!   AdeptiCon 2015 saw several changes, the most obvious being the move to a new venue. The Renaissance Schaumburg, with all its additional space and amenities, proved to be the upgrade […]