Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Our Ships Were French Oak And Hearts of Oak Our Men

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

Contre-amiral Thierry Victore’s ad-hoc squadron has been in pursuit of an enemy Royal Navy ship heading towards the safety of its waters. Aboard the ship was a passenger carrying vital intelligence of great importance to The Directoire. Capitaine Géroux’s mission

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When The Fog Lifts

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Capitaine de frégate Josepe Aurèle Géroux had been pursuing the English frigate for several days now, but finally he had outthought his foe and was almost upon them. His command, the Dryade (a 36-gun Frigate of the Republic) was in

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Between Two Cities Preview

Posted on February 25th, 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.

Between Two CitiesStonemaier Games has built itself a pretty solid reputation. Their small company has released two medium-weight games (and an expansion), all of which could be considered a resounding success. I’ve played Viticulture and Euphoria more times than I can count, so I’m always interested when I hear they have a new game coming out.

And new game they do as Stonemaier is back on Kickstarter with their latest campaign, Between Two Cities. This is the first title to be published by Stonemaier that wasn’t developed in house by designer Jamey Stegmaier. Instead, they turn to veteran game designers Matthew O’Malley (Diner) and Ben Rosset (Brewcrafters, Mars Needs Mechanics) for the creation of Between Two Cities. Can Stonemaier keep their streak of great games alive on the back of a different designer?… Read the rest

Kickstarters of the Week 2/23

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

Three new games for you to check out this week. Among the Stars is a familiar looking name, they have already released a few games under that banner. This one works as a 2 player game. Next up is Trickerion, a eurogame with some unique mechanics. Finally, we have Planetary Reign. A fun looking space civilization game. Enjoy!

Among the StarsAmong the Stars: Revival

An Among the Stars board game expansion that can also be played as a 2-player stand-alone.

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $40
Ends: Thursday, February 26th
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TrickerionTrickerion – Legends of Illusion

A strategy game of magic and deception, where aspiring Illusionists clash in a grand contest for fame and fortune.

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $49
Ends: Saturday, February 28th
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Planetary ReignPlanetary Reign

Planetary Reign is an exciting space civilization board game based on classic video games of the same genre from the 1980’s and 90’s.… Read the rest

Setting Sail With Sails Of Glory

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

Ahoy there shipmates, we’re setting sail with Sails of Glory! That’s right, hopefully there is finally a playable, fun, Age of Sail ruleset – and it features ready painted ships for those who just want to get into playing… After

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More Pathfinder Heroes from WizKids this April

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

Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Box Set III $29.99 Iconic Heroes is the latest release in the Pathfinder Battles series of pre-painted plastic miniatures from WizKids Games and Paizo Inc.   Iconic Heroes Set III includes six all-new miniatures featuring famous personalities from the Pathfinder role-playing universe: Alain, Alahazra, Imrijka, Damiel, Balazar and his eidolon, Padrig! […]

Privateer Press Releases the Uleashed RPG Rule book

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

Iron Kingdoms: Unleashed Roleplaying Game: Core Rules $59.99   Welcome to the savage side of the Iron Kingdoms! Iron Kingdoms Unleashed explores the untamed land of western Immoren, where even the heroes are monsters. To survive, you’ll need a bad attitude and a big appetite. Bash, slice, and chomp your way through your foes, then […]

Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit

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

Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit $44.99 Become a hero. Battle fierce monsters. And eat them. Welcome to the savage side of the Iron Kingdoms! Iron Kingdoms Unleashed explores the untamed lands of western Immoren, where even the heroes are monsters. To survive, you’ll need a bad attitude and a big appetite. Bash, slice, […]

Dogfight over Peepinghtohm 1917

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

Great video from West Tokyo Wargamers of a World War I aerial game using the Wings of War (now Wings of Glory) game and miniatures!  

The Spartans are Coming – Halo is on the Horizion

Posted on February 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

SPARTAN GAMES TO PRODUCE “HALO” TABLETOP MINIATURES GAMES Below is the announcement for this incredible news  My family is stoked about this game and we ae already setting funds aside to be a part of this.  We will be following this topic closely and will bring you news as fast as we can. FOR IMMEDIATE […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 12/16

Posted on February 16th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This week we’ve found a 4 unique games for you to check out. I feel like we’ve got something for everybody. First up is Schrödinger’s Cats, a fun little card game that will appeal to science fans and cat lovers. Next we have something for the dice rolling fanatic in Island Dice. If you are a minis fan then Space Cadets: Away Missions might be something for you. It’s pricey, but you get a lot with your pledge. Finally we have Unspeakable Words. Who would have thought that combining our beloved Cthulhu into a word game would be fun, but there you have it. Enjoy!

Schrodingers CatsSchrödinger’s Cats

Schrödinger’s Cats is a pseudo-scientific card game of strategic uncertainty. WHAT’S IN THE BOX??

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $20
Ends: Thursday, February 19th
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Island DiceIsland Dice – A Strategy Game of Dice Selection

A strategy game in which 2 to 4 players fight to bring peace to the Island, using careful selection of specialty dice each turn.… Read the rest

Hitman Holiday Preview

Posted on February 12th, 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.

Hitman HolidayI imagine the job of an assassin is just like any other high stress job. They have to deal with deadlines, corporate downsizing, and the whole having to covertly murder someone. I’m sure when they are not on the job they are looking for a place just to relax and get away from it all.

In the game we are previewing today, assassins have taken their work with them on vacation. In Hitman Holiday, players will take on the role of assassins in a beach resort with other members of the same profession. The goal is simple, kill your target, and don’t get killed by the assassin looking to kill you. Let’s get into the preview to talk more about the game and see if you want to support it on Kickstarter.… Read the rest

Geister, Geister, Schatzsumeister!

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under . Posted by

Not too sure what it means, something about ghosts probably. These are the models from the 2014 Kinder spiel winner. It’s an excellent kid’s game with beautiful artwork from Piero. It’s not a miniature game at all but the models are pretty good really. I really enjoyed painting these and it will definitely improve the experience of the game.

Je ne suis pas trop sur de la traduction, fantôme, fantôme… Ce sont les figurines du grand gagnant du Kinder spiel 2014. C’est un excellent jeu pour la famille avec de très belles illustrations de Piero. Ce n’est pas du tout un jeu de figurines mais les modèles sont pas mal du tout, très agréables à peindre.

Pagoda Review

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Pagoda

PagodaMy wife is the most dependable and accessible member of our gaming group, which makes any game that plays with just two players immediately relevant to her interests. She is also drawn to the culture of China, with rich history, traditions, art, and language. It should come as no surprise that Pagoda, by AEG, is a game that scratches both of those itches. Does Pagoda help you on the path to inner peace and nirvana, or does it leave you stuck in a cycle of repetition and sadness? Read on to learn more.

Pagoda is a hand management card game for two players, with a game time of about 30 minutes.

Game Overview

Pagoda puts you in the role of a master architect who is charged with building new pagodas before the arrival of the Emperor, who is coming to visit your province. This is done by building columns, floors, and roofs of the pagodas by playing cards that have been collected over the course of the game.… Read the rest

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/9

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

This week we have quite a diverse group of games for you to check out. Four titles in total, ranging from card games to euro games to metagames. First up is Pretense, a metagame that’s played around the house during game night. Not your average game. Next is El Dorado Canyon, a wild-west card game. Then we move on to a euro game in The King’s Abbey. Finally, with a theme we all love here at BGQ, Rise of Cthulhu, a two player card game of Lovecraftian horror.

Pretense KickstarterPretense – A Game Night Social Metagame

It’s board game night. Players each choose a role and have the entire night to complete their secret objective. Pocket sized & just $6!

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $6
Ends: Friday, February 13th
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El Dorado CanyonEl Dorado Canyon: A Card Game

A simultaneous-play card game set in the American Wild-West, with little down-time, an abundance of player interaction, and fun!… Read the rest

The Next Great American Game Movie Review

Posted on February 5th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

The Next Great America Game

Last year we brought to your attention a Kickstarter campaign called Adventures in Tabletop. This project was looking for funding to developer a documentary about the world of board gaming. A great idea if I ever heard one.

The project successfully funding (over-funded even) and the movie has finally made its way to our screens. Project creator and experienced filmmaker Douglas Morse has since renamed the movie to fit with the focus of the piece. The Next Great American Game follows along with Randall Hoyt, a professor of Graphic Design who decides he wants to make a board game. The Next Great America Game travels with Douglas as he heads to Gen Con, Origins and The Chicago Toy and Game Fair (CHITAG) as he attempts to pitch his game to publishers.

Recently, on a cold saturday afternoon, we sat down at BGQ Headquarters and gave the documentary a viewing.… Read the rest

Defenders of the realm

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 under . Posted by

Right, so these are probably some of the worst models I have had to paint in the past 2 years. I’m not sure I can think of any worse than those really. They’re typical soft plastic with horrendous mould lines and no definition, the kind you get in games that are not focussed on models. My judgement might be impaired by the fact that I was painting top notch resin castings models at the same time I was doing those. Anyway, I did what I could and very quickly. I didn’t bother to take a picture of the basic models as they’re even worse. A shame really as the game is excellent. I mean really super excellent and here’s a link for it.

Ce sont probablement les plus mauvaises figurines que j’ai eu à faire ces 2 dernières années. Sérieusement, je n’arrive pas à me rappeler avoir fait pire. Plastic mou, ligne de moulages immondes, pas de définition, le genre que l’on trouve dans les jeux qui ne sont pas axés sur la figurine. Je suis peut-être un peu dur parce que je peignais de beaux modèles en résine en même temps mais franchement j’ai failli arrêter plus d’une fois. C’est dommage car le jeu est excellent, vraiment excellent, le lien BGG ici.



Five Tribes Review

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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Five TribesDays of Wonder is a big name in the board game business. Publisher of incredibly successful entry-level games like Ticket to Ride, Small World, and Memoir ’44, almost everyone has played something from Days of Wonder. Not only are their games easy to get into, but they are filled with beautiful and well-made components.

Five Tribes is being touted as Days of Wonder’s first “gamer’s game.” They have teamed up with Bruno Cathala; designer of Cyclades, Mr. Jack, Abyss, and many others. The result of this sort of Dream Team is a well designed, easy to play, hard to master, strategy game.

Five Tribes is a game for 2-4 players and plays in about 60 minutes. Five Tribes plays best with any number of players.

Game Overview:

Five Tribes takes place in the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. Players move meeples, representing the Five Tribes, to gain power and influence.… Read the rest

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/2

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

Welcome in February and with it we have three fantastic Kickstarter campaigns for you to check out. The first is Spirits of the Rice Paddy, a game we were hoping to check out at Gen Con 2014, but didn’t have much luck in finding it. Next, Hoyuk: Anatolia, an expansion for the eurogame Hoyuk, which we recently reviewed. Finally, Conan, a pricing, but amazing looking miniatures game based on the literature series. Enjoy!

Spirits of the Rice PaddySpirits of the Rice Paddy Board Game

Step into the life of a Balinese farmer. Build your paddies, then plant, weed and harvest the rice. Let the Spirits guide your way…

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $40
Ends: Monday, February 9th
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Hoyuk: AnatoliaHoyuk: Anatolia

Hoyuk returns on Kickstarter with an expansion entitled Anatolia. Build the best village, grow the land, build artifacts and celebrate!

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $25
Ends: Tuesday, February 10th
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Conan The Board GameConan

Relive the epic saga of Conan and his companions in a board game inspired by the writings of Robert E.… Read the rest

Coming soon to Kickstarter Capture

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

Frome Game Salute Londonderry, NH – 2/1/2015: Andrew Hunzicker designed Capture – A Medieval Wargame in the 1980s, when he was in his early 20s. The story of the game is quite an extraordinary one, as the now 50 year old first time designer details in a video on the game’s Kickstarter page. Capture isn’t […]

Top 10 Games That Play in 30 Minutes

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

Top 10 Games That Play in 30 Minutes

Whenever I schedule a game night, the first thing I think about it what games can we play in the allotted time. Do we want to play an all-night game like War of the Ring or play a bunch of shorter games with different experiences? I usually opt for the shorter games because I like to introduce and play many different games, rather than just one lengthy one. I also tend to go for at least a few games that the attendees know how to play. Then I can just go through a refresher of the rules, rather than a full blown rules explanation. It’s for this reason that I decided to put together the Top 10 Games That Play in 30 Minutes.

A few caveats on how I created the list. First, I didn’t take set up time into the under thirty minute requirement. I’m only looking at the start of game play till the end.… Read the rest

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/26

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

Welcome back to the newest edition of our Kickstarters of the Week. This week we have 3 new games for you to check out. First, we have a sci-fi game about researching new technologies and attacking your enemies. Then, we have a fun game with a crazy theme in Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge that I’ve been hearing really good things about. Finally, Tiny Epic Galaxies, the third in the line of “Tiny Epic” Games. Enjoy!

ExodusExodus: Edge of Extinction. Forge your space empire.

Exodus returns with an epic expansion. Research new technologies, expand your fleets, and bring your enemies to the Edge of Extinction.

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $45
Ends: Thursday, February 5th
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VoodooSwinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge

Sip your cocktail, warm up your power skulls, and get ready to score some magical monkey points at the Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge!

Current Status: Funded!
Pledge Amount: $50
Ends: Thursday, February 5th
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TEGTiny Epic Galaxies – The Universe In Your Pocket!

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Zombicide Army Painter Bundles

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

From Army Painter News Text:   To celebrate the release of new Survivor Paint Set we have made an all-you-need bundle for all Zombicide Painters over on The Army Painter webstore. Buy all 3 Zombicide Paint Sets and get a free Colour Primer: Skeleton Bone spray. All you need to paint the popular Zombicde boardgames […]

Hoyuk Giveaway

Posted on January 21st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hoyuk Giveaway

Yesterday we reviewed Hoyuk, a combination tile laying/set collection/area majority game from MAGE Company. If you haven’t tried it yet, Hoyuk is a really clever game that combines some mechanics we love into a fun game. For those that don’t spend all day browsing Kickstarter like we do, you might not have noticed that MAGE Company is currently in the middle of their kickstarter campaign for the Hoyuk expansion, Hoyuk: Anatolia.

As a treat for you, our awesome readers, we thought it’d be fun to give away a copy of Hoyuk. However we are going to make you work for it a little this time. Below is a link to a quiz with 6 questions about Hoyuk: Anatolio. All answers can be found on their Kickstarter page here. For every answer you get correct, we’ll give you 5 entries into the contest. And just because were so nice, we even included a way for you to get a couple of bonus entries (the box at the bottom).… Read the rest

Hoyuk review

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

Hoyuk Review

HoyukTile placement is a fairly common (and fairly popular) mechanic in modern board games. It’s a simple-to-grasp concept, and in the right game can offer a wealth of strategic choices to the player. Some of the most well-known games using this mechanic are titles such as: Carcassonne, Alhambra, Vikings, Walnut Grove, Keyflower and Suburbia. These games also happen to be some of my all-time personal favorites.

When I learned about the Kickstarter campaign for the release of a game called Hoyuk, which also uses tile placement as its main mechanic, I was instantly interested. I was also cautious about becoming a backer too quickly. As much as I enjoy tile placement games, I wondered if Hoyuk would bring anything else new and exciting to the table. I ultimately decided to take a chance and back the project. Was my money well spent? Read on, and I’ll let you know how the game plays, and some of my thoughts about it.… Read the rest