Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Galactic Arena Preview

Posted on September 18th, 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.
Storyception Games is trying something new with their company. Before they started creating games, they first created a univers…

Galactic Arena Preview

Posted on September 18th, 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.
Storyception Games is trying something new with their company. Before they started creating games, they first created a univers…

Mound Builders Review

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

The band Three Dog Night wrote and performed a song called One is the Loneliest Number. There has never been a more wrong song in the world. I thought of this when I was asked to review a solitary game. You mean, I don’t have to coordinate schedules …

Let’s talk mats

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

Mars Attacks is set in a specific district of Greenville, and the map we provided in box is premium paper. And many people have asked if there was any possibility of us creating rubber mats, such as the ones available in Deadzone.  We know how much our Deadzone players love them, so we’ve created some […]

Kickstarter of the Week: Bomb Squad

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

What do you get when you take Hanabi, RoboRally and Escape: Curse of the Temple and throw them all in a blender? Probably our newest Kickstarter of the Week: Bomb Squad by Tasty Minstrel Games. In this real time game, players are trying to work togethe…

The Painting Frog, now on Facebook!

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

      Hello Reader.   Just a quick update today to let you guys know that The Painting Frog now has its own Facebook page.   I have been toying with the idea for a while now and it seems important these days to have a way of co…

Kill them all! (or maybe defend them all!)

Posted on September 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are…there are saucers buzzing overhead, all I can hear is the explosions of buildings.  One collapsed in front of me.  Mom, can you hear me?  Mom, run!  Get out of there.  Something’s attacking Greenville! …the town in chaos around us, we’re running…we’re running… Today, I’m going to take a closer look at Civilian Slaughter, an expansion which replaces […]

Attack from Space!

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

Today, we’re going to focus on Attack from Space!  This amazing booster contains some of my favourite figures – from the tick-riding Sydney to General Zar, Buck Spencer and Xiuhcoatl. These guys look like they’ve jumped straight from the comic and out onto your table and are designed to extend your base box of Mars Attacks to give […]

Rise of the Kage Demo from Gen Con 2014

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

Rise of the Kage is  boardgame by GCT Studios Now on Kickstarter.  It has the ninjas break in to accomplish the mission. The game uses preplotted movement for the Ninja’s movement and a d6’s, with some simple twists.Watch as Teri plays Gordon in a short Demo.     Rise of the Kage is On Kickstarter [...]

Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy Review

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

At some point in their life, I’d wager that just about everyone thinks about the legacy they will leave behind. Be it a thriving business, a work of art, or their children, there are many ways to leave your mark on the world. Today, it’s not often …

Love Letter from AEG review

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

I was introduced to Love Letter at Origins 2014, where it won an award for best family game. Honestly if it weren’t for Jason Hardy I wouldn’t have given the game a first look. I mean what kind of game has only 16 cards? Well Love Letter does, and it does it well.   The [...]

Box Breaking 118 Armada Invincible From Zvezda Games

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Armada Invincible is the grand adventure board game of the High Seas from Zvezda Games.   It is one of those boxes that’s full of conten     I haven’t played a high seas game since the WizKids game Pirates, which was a blast.  I’ve never played a highs seas game that is historical in [...]

Box Breaking 117 Sentinel Tactics from Greater Than Games

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Sentinel Tactics is the smashing Board game in a the super hero universe created by Greater Than Games.   Watch as Matt shares the contents of this box.     I find that Sentinels of the Multivese is quite entertaining so I really can’t wait to play Sentinel Tactics Related articles Greater Than Games Sentinel [...]

Kickstarter of the Week: Clockwork Kingdom

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

When I first dipped my toe into the board gaming hobby, the worker placement mechanic instantly became my favorite. I enjoy a game that forces me to decide between a bunch of actions and makes me debate with myself what I’m going to do that turn. Whe…

After all of that….Burning cows?

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

No, we’re not having a BBQ to celebrate the successful end of our Kickstarter.  And what a Kickstarter, huh? May I take a moment to say thank you to those that took part and unlocked all of the amazing pieces we have gotten.  It’s going to be an epic game – roll on next summer! […]

DRAGON!

Posted on August 31st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With just over 9 hours to go, doors have been unlocked (or possibly smashed, depending on how you see the speed they went at), legendary heroes have heard our pleas.  The Green Tide is locked and loaded.  And now, the Tyrant of Halpi is rising. Hordin doesn’t have much to say about this one – in fact, […]

Desert Fox iOS Review

Posted on August 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Full disclosure: I am not a hardcore war gamer. Although most regular visitors to the site will probably file that in the “no duh” category. While I do enjoy a game of Memoir ’44 or Kemet, those are about as deep as I get into war gaming….

Our Final Add-on Wednesday

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s four days until the end of the Kickstarter, and I thought I’d make sure that people know about a couple of the things that have zipped by because of the Kickstarter’s stretchgoals just zipping by at times.  But remember that in four days, it’ll be all over, so this is your last chance to grab […]

Cross Hares Game Overview from Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Chris walks us through the basic concepts of Cross Hares. (candy land on crack).  He explains what the different elements of the board are.  how combat works and events.   I look forward to many more good things from 1A games.

Damage Report Review

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

One of my favorite video games of all-time is a game called FTL. It’s a strategy & action game where you control a starship crew that is continually running into the trials and tribulations that accompany space travel, such as enemy ships, sp…

Damage Report Review

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

One of my favorite video games of all-time is a game called FTL. It’s a strategy & action game where you control a starship crew that is continually running into the trials and tribulations that accompany space travel, such as enemy ships, sp…

Damage Report Review

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

One of my favorite video games of all-time is a game called FTL. It’s a strategy & action game where you control a starship crew that is continually running into the trials and tribulations that accompany space travel, such as enemy ships, sp…

Kickstarter of the Week: Nautilus Industries

Posted on August 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

You won’t see too many abstract strategy games here in our Kickstarter of the Week series. Nothing against them, but I’m a guy that really gets sucked in by a good theme. I don’t want to feel like I’m just moving cubes around a …

Alien Frontiers Demo from Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I had the chance to grab a demo of Aline Frontiers from Gen Con 2014.   A game that I have wanted to look at for a long time.     I have to admit from articles I read about Alien Frontiers I expected it to have a much larger learning curve.  I found the [...]

Demo of Walking Dead Dice Game

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

The new Walking Dead Dice game from Cryptozoic.  Demonstrated by the Cryptozoic team at Gen Con.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this.