Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Board Game Designer Tournament – Final Four

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

Round 4 is in the books and we finally have some designers sent to the bench. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on here. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 y…

Cube Quest Review

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

I have a confession to make; I have a dexterity game problem. When I see a game that has some sort of physical element that allows me to flick, flip, throw, or hit something I instantly want to play it. I blame my kids for this evolution in my gaming i…

Kickstarter of the Week: Hostage Negotiator

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

There aren’t too many solo games out there. Many games have variants that let players get in a solo game (Mage Knight: The Board Game, Suburbia), but games for only 1 person are few and far between. The only one that I actually own would be the e…

Munchkin more Munchkin is coming from Steve Jackson Games

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

The ultimate Munchkin stocking stuffer! Do not concern yourself with the challenge of perfect gifting. We have taken care of it! Holidazed pack combining eleven new cards with four reprints from the hard-to-find Munchkin Holiday Surprise, a candy-themed Level counter, and six red-and-green festive 14mm dice! Not included: gratuitous exclamation points!!!!!   Munchkin Journal Pack 3 Chronicle all your adventures, secret plots, and laundry [...]

Words with Randall Bills from Catalyst Game Labs Part 1-3

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First I’m sorry this took so long, but I had a lot of unforeseen problems after Origins that prevented me from taking the time to break this down into three parts. For example flooding put our internet provider under water, that makes the whole social media thing pretty difficult.  There were other weather problems but [...]

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 4

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

And so ends Round 3. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on here. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year anniversary and we want you to help us decide what to…

Corto

Posted on July 15th, 2014 under . Posted by

These are the 2 busts you can find in the “Corto” game. Some people might not know that it’s based on the BD “Corto Maltese” by Hugo Pratt. The game is fantastically gorgeous as they’ve been authorized to use original artwork from Pratt. Th…

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 3

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

Round two has finished and we are down to only 2 games from each designer. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on here. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year …

Tokaido Review

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

There are several definitions of the concept of “Zen”. One that I found recently reads as follows: “Zen is the idea of living fully in the present moment, in order to make each instant of one’s life a peak experience. Each moment is filled with…

Kickstarter of the Week: Historia

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

We are no strangers to empire and civilization building games here. In the past, we’ve reviewed both Eight Minute Empire and Civilization. We also named Nations as our game of the year for 2013. In short, we love us some civ games. So whenever I …

28mm Napoleonic French During the Russian Retreat and FormulaD Racing! (wtf?)

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

Ahhh, summer has finally made its presence felt here in the Canadian prairies (upwards to +30C temperatures this past week). Admittedly it’s a bit late, but I’ll happily take it, and so to celebrate I decided to host our weekly game out …

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 2

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

Round one is officially in the books and we have already narrowed the playing field in half. If you missed the start of the tournament, you can head back and check out what’s going on. But the short of it is, we are giving away some games for ou…

Board Game Roundup

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

Martin

Cuba Libre.

Besides the roleplaying we’re doing with M:0 we’ve been playing quite a bit of board games these past few months (not much mini gaming though) and I thought I’d share some thoughts and impressions on some of the new(ish) games that have…

Kickstarter of the Week: Ophir

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

Last year, Terra Nova Games made their Kickstarter debut with a small game called Guile. The campaign ended up successfully funding and the backers are now happily enjoying their game. Recently, Terra Nova Games jumped back on Kickstarter with a brand …

Mousquetaires du Roy

Posted on June 26th, 2014 under . Posted by

Here is the latest paint job. These are the models from the Board Game “Mousquetaires du Roy”. I have to say I was surprised with the quality of the figurines. This is not a miniature game adn the models are very good. This is on the same level of …

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 1, Part 2

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

Last week we officially kicked off our Board Game Designer Tournament. If you missed the announcement, you can go here to find out all the details. The short story is we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year anniversary and we want you to…

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 1, Part 2

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

Last week we officially kicked off our Board Game Designer Tournament. If you missed the announcement, you can go here to find out all the details. The short story is we are giving away some games for our upcoming 2 year anniversary and we want you to…

Community Round-up, the teaser edition

Posted on June 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

What. A. Week. This week saw the launch of Azure Forest’s limited edition and Ronnie cleared up some of the questions and comments surrounding all of that, including the fact that it’s strictly limited, so if you want one, grab it fast! And then he teased something coming very soon – can you guess what it […]

Last Starfleet Preview

Posted on June 20th, 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.
Space is a popular theme in modern board games. I think the reason this has happened, besides the popularity of Star Wars, Star…

Folklore the Affliction Sneak Peek from Origins 2014

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

While at Origin I took some time with TwinFire Production and looked in  detail at Folklore the Affliction.   Folklore the Affliction is a Kickstarter project scheduled for the fall of 2014.   The game is a classic horror storytelling game that uses nuances of table top role playing with board game mechanics.   We [...]

The Obligatory Zombie Painting (5)

Posted on June 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

A super quick update and another zombie post. I’ve been struggling with finding time to paint but still manage a bit. The zombie box is slowly going down. Not a lot to say about them really, Zombicide stuff painted quickly tabletop standard. I’m go…

Board Game Designer Tournament – Round 1, Part 1

Posted on June 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for almost 2 years. Back in 2012, I had the crazy idea to start a site about board games. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of you have stopped by to see what we have to say and even offer commentary…

Words With Twinfire Productions on Folklore the Affliction

Posted on June 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Origins I had a chance to sit down with Twinfire Productions and chat about their game Folklore the Affliction.  Folklore the Affliction is a classic horror cooperative RPG story board game that will be on Kickstarter this fall.  I even had the chance to see the greens for the miniatures.   Nino and Will [...]

Space Cadets: Dice Duel Review

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

A while ago I fell in love with the real time board game Space Alert. This innovative game from designer Vlaada Chvatil was really something special and I felt like it took tabletop gaming into a unique new direction. Since then, I always have my eye o…

Forged in Fire Signing with Bryan Pope

Posted on June 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warning the exhibit hall is quite loud. Bryan Pope , producer and creator of the smash hit Mage Wars, from Arcane Wonders shows his support to Through Gamer Goggles by signing Copies of Forged in Fire. These copies are available as a pledge on Through Gamer Goggles Kickstarter you can find it here.     [...]