Posts Tagged ‘board game’

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 […]

Via Nebula Review

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

Via NebulaIt’s a time of hope for the people. The Nebula Valley has just emerged from a Dark Era where monsters roamed the mists, causing all kinds of chaos. It’s now time to rebuild. The explorers of the valley must cut a path through the mists to harvest resources and construct new buildings. This is the theme […]

Friday is Sheriff of Nottingham day at Arcane Wonders Booth #839!

Posted on July 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Friday is Sheriff of Nottingham day at Arcane Wonders Booth #839! Meet Sergio Halaban from 1:00 to 4:00 on Friday! Hear ye, hear ye! Good merchants take heed! The honorable Sheriff of Nottingham shall be honoring Gen Con on Friday with his presence at the Arcane Wonders booth numbered 839. Not only will our most […]

Antarctica Review

Posted on July 26th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

AntarcticaAs my gaming time has become more precious, my sweet spot for game length has moved to between 30 minutes to 2 hours…max. If a game is longer than two hours, inevitably it will not be completed in one sitting. Sarah’s (she is my lucky wife that I often mention) yawning and/or snoring will indicate […]

Top 10 Most Anticipated Gen Con 2016 New Releases

Posted on July 21st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Top 10 Gen Con New ReleasesGen Con 2016 is almost here. This year promises to be even bigger than last year with an expanded dealer hall and pretty much every hotel in the city selling out. If you haven’t had a chance to wade through the deluge of new releases, you still have time to create your wish list. While […]

Remembering the Rumble!

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

Olá Leitor! Você pode conferir a versão em português deste artigo clicando aqui.   Até logo!   +++   Hello Reader.   Preparations for the second Rumble in the Jungle event “Rumble in the Jungle II – The Mission” are well underway as me and my friends in the “Clube Cuiabano de Wargames and Boardgames” […]

Relembrando o Rumble!

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

    Hello Reader.   You can check the English version of this article clicking the link here.   Over and out.   +++   Salve Leitor!   Os preparativos para o “Rumble in the Jungle II – A Missão” continuam a todo vapor. Tanto eu, quanto os amigos do Clube Cuiabano de Wargames e […]

Histrio Review

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

HistrioAccording to the dictionary, and by dictionary I mean my quick google search, Histrio is another word for “Actor”. To be honest, I thought it was a history buff or something. TIL… But after playing Histrio, a new game designed by Bruno Cathala (Five Tribes, Abyss) and Christian Martinez, the synonym makes sense. Published by Bombyx and […]

Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China Core Set

Posted on June 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China Core Set $49.99   Become Legendary with the mystical arts seen in the cult hit film – Big Trouble in Little China!   Players will work their way through the co-op game trying to defeat Lo Pan and the three storms! Play as Jack Burton, Gracie Law, Wang Chi […]

Words With Jason Hardy @ Origins 2016

Posted on June 21st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I caught up with Jason Hardy at Origins 2016. Jason is the line editor for Shadowrun.  Jason brought me up to speed on his novel, a few others, all of the shadow titles, a push your luck SR dice game, and we talked about the tarot deck.  Oh did I mention Munge?  I think that’s […]

More Munchkin Apocalypse

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

  Relive the End of the World!   Doomsday has come to the Guest Artist series with Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition and Munchkin Apocalypse 2 Guest Artist Edition, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble! Len Peralta is back, with a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic wasteland. In addition to new Door, Treasure, and Seal […]

V-Wars Review

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

V-WarsEver since Bram Stoker brought us Dracula, the vampires were the undead of choice for many people. From the Blade movies and comics to the Twilight series, these blood suckers have been part of pop culture for a long time. While there is no question that the zombie has definitely replaced the vampire at the […]

Arcane Academy from IDW

Posted on June 11th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Arcane Academy $39.99 Challenge rival students to become the best in class in Arcane Academy, an innovative board game of tile linking wizardry for 2-4 players that pits young spellcasters against one another in a duel for honor and prestige.   Forge potent magic items and wield wickedly powerful elemental energies to outthink and outmaneuver […]

Box Breaking 187 Wreckage miniature 2 Player Box Set

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

Check out the two player starter for Wreckage from Hyacinth Games.  Wreckage is a miniatures and a RPG game set in the post fall of humanity.  The world is not all that different from that of Mad Max. Thanks for watching.

Why the Frostgrave project stalled. I was sculpting a Cthulhu Wars monster…

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

My post about my terrain build for Frostgrave dried up a bit, earlier this year. The main reason was that I landed a job to sculpt one of the monsters for the Cthulhu Wars expansion from Petersen Games.I haven’t been able to say much about it unti…

Flip Through Frostgrave from Osprey Games

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

Frostgrave is one of the hottest games on the market, featuring a fast and furious combat system that children can understand.  Frostgrave was created by Joseph McCullough and published by Osprey Games. Frostgrave is a phenom.     Related articles Review of a Zombie Hunter’s Guide Play Thru Review: Odin’s Ravens From Osprey Publishing King […]

Slaughterball Review

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

SlaughterballIn the realm of tabletop gaming, sports games have always been an under-appreciated genre. While we’ve had plenty of sports games offered to us, with varying degrees of success, they usually boil down into one of two categories. Either they are abstract representations (Blood Bowl: Team Manager), or complicated affairs that will push away all but […]


Posted on June 2nd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

PAIZO ANNOUNCES THE STARFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME New Full-Service Science Fantasy RPG Brings Pathfinder to the Far Future REDMOND, WA (May 31, 2016): Paizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, is thrilled to confirm the development of the new Starfinder Roleplaying Game. The Starfinder Core Rulebook is slated for an August 2017 release. Set thousands […]

Summit Preview

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Summit GameNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. While climbing to the peak of a mountain sounds like an adventure of a lifetime, I’m not sure I would make it. Summit, however, feels like it takes some of those same decisions you might

Best Play Recommends: Galaxy Trucker

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

TL;DR What: a rather silly romp through space in which everyone loses in some way Players: two to four truckers […]

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