Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/25

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

We close out the May Kickstarters of the Week with a bit of a light week. Perhaps some of the publishers are trying to wind things down before the Origins game fair gets into high gear next week. Either way, we think we’ve found 3 good games for you to check out, so enjoy! Warquest

Eclipse: Ship Pack 1

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

These are the models for the Eclipse game. That’s a lot of ships, 108 to be precise. I’ve kept the game colours but added some details to make them a bit more exciting. It was actually quite a lot of work as they’re tiny and not the sharpest of models.  I’m not overly negative here, they’re really good for the size but they’re not X-Wing quality of course. I do think they’ll give the game another dimension and I’m sure they’ll really pop on the table.

Ça fait baucoup de vaisseaux, 108 pour être exact pour le jeu Éclipse. J’ai gardé les couleurs du jeu mais j’ai rajouté quelques détails . Ce fut beaucoup de boulot en fait, les figurines sont petites et ce ne sont pas les modèles les mieux finis. Je ne veux pas etre négatif ici, pour la taille c’est franchement bien mais ce n’est pas la qualité d’X-Wing non plus. Je pense que ça aura une belle gueule sur les plateaux et c’est l’essentiel.



Adepticon 2016 is Right Around the Corner

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

After an incredibly successful convention in our new venue, AdeptiCon will return to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center March 31st through April 3rd, 2016!   AdeptiCon 2015 saw several changes, the most obvious being the move to a new venue. The Renaissance Schaumburg, with all its additional space and amenities, proved to be the upgrade […]

Blue Orange Games Expands Catalog to Include New Europe Collection at Origins 2015

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

From Blue Orange Games Blue Orange Games Expands Catalog to Include New Europe Collection at Origins 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, CA—May 15, 2015— Blue Orange Games, leading publisher of tabletop games for children and families, announces their new line of European designer games: the Blue Orange Europe Collection available to consumers for purchase for the first […]

Periorbis – the Asteroid Mining Board Game

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

Alright, so you’re anxiously waiting for Planetary Resources to go public so you can by stock and you’re wondering when Deep Space Industries are going to jump on the social media bandwagon so you can get more of an asteroid mining fix. Yepp, been there done that. Doing that!

So of course, even though I wanted to avoid posting about Kickstarters for a bit, I simply can’t resist telling you

2014 Board Game Award Winners

Posted on May 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The nominees were announced, the votes were cast, and the winners have been chosen. We are proud to present to you the winners of our 2014 Board Game Awards. Each member of our editorial staff has cast their vote along with a vote from our readers. Tha…

Alchemists Review

Posted on May 12th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I love logic puzzles, especially ones that use a deduction grid (matrix?). In fact, almost a decade ago I bought a logic puzzle book on my honeymoon in the Caribbean. I’ve brought that little book to every beach vacation since then and it’s definitely showing some wear. But there is nothing like sitting on the beach in

Last Night on Earth Heroes

Posted on May 11th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Well, after the zombies, here are the heroes. Again, that’s all the heroes included in the expansions + base game. I did my usual re-basing job and tried to stick as much as possible to the original artwork. Quite interesting having all these models in hand, I thought the quality of sculpture did vary quite a lot. Some have very well defined faces and some don’t, quite true with most details. I do think however, that this is a really good group of heroes with lots of choice and options.

Après les zombies, voila les héros, ceux de la boîte de base et des extensions sont là, je crois. J’ai rescoclé le tout et essayé de suivre les illustrations des personnages. Les figurines varient beaucoup en qualité, étrangement. Certaines ont des détails bien mieux définis que d’autres. Dans l’ensemble, je trouve que cela fait un très bon groupe de héros avec du choix et des ptions pour plein de scénarios.



Atlanteans – The First Faction Expansion For Imperial Settlers

Posted on May 11th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Since its release, Imperial Settlers (reviewed here) has found its way to our gaming table more times than I can count. It has definitely been one of our favorite games to come out in 2014. Since early after its release, fans have been clamoring for a new faction for Imperial Settlers. Today, Portal Games finally released some

Play-Through 1 Ninja Dice From Greenbrier Games

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

Ninja Dice is a press your luck dice game by Greenbrier Games.  In ninja dice one player will represent the House by rolling house dice.  One player will become the “active” ninja.  All other players will roll threat dice in an attempt to thwart the “active” ninja.  It is a great little game that fits […]

Room 25 Season 2

Posted on May 4th, 2015 under , . Posted by

As the title says, these are the models from season 2. They’ve kept the same characters but changed and improved the miniatures. They are indeed a bit better, nicer details and general sharpness. I wasn’t too sure before they released this expansion if I’d get it but I think I will. I’ve tried to follow the artwork for paint scheme and changed the bases. The game is brilliant too, really good.

Comme le titre l’indique, il s’agit des figurines de la saison 2. Ils ont gardé les mêmes personnages mais ont retravaillé les figurines. Elles sont mieux, bien mieux, les détails sont plus jolis et généralement bien définis. J’hésitais à acheter la boîte vu que j’ai la précédente mais je crois que je vais le faire. J’ai suivi les illustrations pour la peinture et j’ai resoclé le tout. Le jeu est excellent, vraiment bon.

Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga From IDW Games

Posted on May 4th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga $79.99   Power and Glory – or Untold Sorrow: Which Shall Be Your Destiny?   Glory and blood are at stake in this lauded and highly sought-after grail game. Fire and Axe is a strategy game full of raiding, trading and ultimate control, which can live on reputation alone. […]

2014 Board Game Award Nominations

Posted on April 30th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s that time a year again (ok, so we are a tad late this year). It’s our Second Annual BGQ Board Game Awards. There are many great games released every year and we like to spend a bit of time honoring those outstanding titles. Over the past few months, our editorial staff has gone through

Cauldron Preview

Posted on April 29th, 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. While in school, I found that I loved one particular part of chemistry class. I wasn’t enamored with learning about atomic weights, acid & bases, or the periodic table. I enjoyed we were able to

Impulse Review

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

I will admit that of all the themes that I have seen in board games, I invariably end up getting drawn back to the space exploration/sci-fi ones. It’s either because I really love the genre, or because I still secretly wish that an alien ship would come pick me up and induct me into their […]

Box Breaking 159 Dragon’s Gold

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

In this Box Breaking Matt looks at Dragon’s Gold from IDW. Dragon’s Gold is a card game for 3 to 6 players. The tag line for this semi-cooperative game is “Hunt together, win alone”     Music and Sound by Syrinscape.

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/27

Posted on April 27th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I feel pretty good about the selection of offerings this week. You know, some weeks we do ok and have a good mix, others… not so much. Anyways, I’m actually backing a couple of these projects myself (no, I can’t afford to back every one of our Kickstarters of the Week). I’ll leave it to […]

Last Night on Earth Zombies

Posted on April 24th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

 Last Night on Earth Zombies

Here are a pretty big lot of zombies. I believe that’s most of them from the base game + expansions.
I really like painting them which is good as I’ve got a lot more to do. I’ve tried to do a various mix of colours and blood; they should pop up really well on the board.
Voici une bonne grosse série de zombies. Je crois que c’est tous les zombies du jeu de base et des extensions. J’aime bien peindre ce genre, je dois avouer… Ce qui est plutôt bien vu que j’en ai des tonnes à faire. J’ai essayé de faire un bon mix de couleurs et de sang, histoire qu’ sont pop bien sur les plateaux.

Top Ten Dice Games

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

We list out our Top 10 Dice Games. Dice have been a staple of board games for centuries and we present to you our top ten dice rolling games. There were a lot of options to choose from, but we feel like we landed on the best of the group.

Cthulhu Wars Review

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

“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming” ― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories As a gamer today, you can’t throw a rock in a game store without hitting a title with a Cthulhu theme (Note: do not throw rocks in your FLGS). I’d wager only games about zombies and […]

How Much is Too Much?

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

Dear Reader, I love Firefly.  So many of us do; in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who didn’t like Firefly.  So recently when my wife brought home a copy of the Firefly board game to play, I … Continue reading

Pyramix Review

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Abstract games are not a segment of the gaming world that I wait for in eager anticipation. My gaming groups tend to want to play more thematic games and I don’t get them to the table that often. Even though most abstract games are simplistic with their components, they can offer some very unique looking […]

Upper Deck Announces New Bring Out Yer Dead™ Board Game

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Upper Deck Announces New Bring Out Yer Dead™ Board Game   Original new board game from Upper Deck introduces new Euro-style game mechanics with French Tarot-sized cards! Carlsbad, Ca. (April 6, 2015) – Upper Deck has announced plans to release Bring Out Yer Dead, a new and original game of morbid family fun. Bring […]

NEW PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH PACKAGE FOR HERO LAB

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

LONE WOLF DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH PACKAGE FOR HERO LAB First Release, Hero Lab: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition, Now Available for Pre-Order SAN JOSE, CA (April 8, 2015): Lone Wolf Development, creator of the award-winning tabletop game accessory Hero Lab, announces today the development of new Pathfinder Adventure Path packages for […]

Viceroy From Mayday Games

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Viceroy $32.95 SRP   Viceroy is a board game of bidding and resource management set in the fantasy universe of the famous Russian CCG Berserk. As the players struggle for control over the world of Laar, they recruit a variety of allies and enact various laws. These cards allow players to develop their state’s military […]