Posts Tagged ‘board game’

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


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 […]


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…

Memoir ’44 – Showcase and Quick Review

Posted on October 12th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Memoir ’44 by Days of Wonder is a great boardgame that I hold close to my heart. The reason it is close to my heart is because it is like a miniatures game, but super easy to get non-miniatures players to play. Whether a person plays just board-games o…

Happy Party Review

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

Happy PartyCake? Check. Presents? Check. Silly cone-shaped hats. Check? Other than a rousing game of pin-the-tail on the donkey, there is no activity that brings a birthday to mind quick like blowing out the candles on a cake. Publisher, Gigamic, is looking to recreate this timeless tradition with their combination dexterity and memory game Happy Party. In this quick playing game, players […]

Pioneers Program live on Kickstarter

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

The Pioneers Program is a post-apocalyptic, town building board game for 3-6 players from GCT Studios the team behind the game Bushido. At its core it is a fun and easy to learn game featuring great art by the Mico and offering incredible value at just £20 (Under $26!).   So whats the story behind … Continue reading Pioneers Program live on Kickstarter

Smallworld Review

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

  If you like lots of different fantasy race’s, and you like pairing them with different special powers, and you also like trying to fit said races into a overcrowed world….Then Smallworld from Days of Wonder is the game for you!!   The idea for this game is simple, five different races are available too you at … Continue reading Smallworld Review

Best Play Recommend: Haleakala

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

TLDR; What: A game about building totems by a Hawaiian volcano whilst skipping a boat around the shores. Players: Two. Time: 20-30 minutes People: Two people looking […]

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Rum & Bones Review: First Impressions

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

Learning Curve has been suspended for the week whilst I cover something a little different.  I have been lucky enough to come into possession of Cool Mini or Not’s undead pirate-fest Rum & Bones! In a few weeks I’ll have had a chance to play the game a couple of times but until then we’ll … Continue reading Rum & Bones Review: First Impressions

Medievil Brains

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

Zombicide: Black Plague takes the zombie apocalypse into a fantastical medieval setting! The arcane powers of the Necromancers have unleashed a zombie invasion in the age of swords and sorcery, and it’s up to your group of straggling survivors to not only stay alive during these dark times, but to take back the realm and … Continue reading Medievil Brains

Best Play Recommends: Coup

Posted on September 24th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

TL;DR What: A lightweight game of politics and death Players: Up to six Time: 10-20 minutes per round People: Almost anyone, better with adults […]

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Box Breaking 199: Onitama from Arcane Wonders

Posted on September 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Onitama is a two player abstract game based on the complexity of a Martial Arts fight. With a random set up the players use their cards to move and outwit their opponent.  This wrestling match relies on the card players were dealt at the beginning of the game.     It is part of the […]

Which GW-based game to get from FFG before they’re gone!

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

What has long been suspected by the community has now been confirmed by Fantasy Flight Games; they no longer has the license to produce games based on Games Workshop properties and will stop selling any of their current GW based games on February 28th 2017. So… panic and pandemonium among the (rather large) crowd who really like what FFG has managed to do with the different GW IPs. Still, we