Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Top 10 Games with Great Design

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

Top 10 Board Games with Great DesignLets talk about design. Now I’m not talking about game design (mechanics, replay value, theme, etc…), but graphic design. The visual elements you see when you pick that box off the shelf or flip through the rule book. Whether you know it or not, graphic designers and artists (not always the same person) are an integral part

Kickstarter Exclusives

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

Kickstarter ExclusivesUnless you are very new to our hobby, chances are you’ve at least browsed a tabletop game on Kickstarter at some point. In my opinion, Kickstarter has helped ignite the “golden age of board gaming” that we are currently enjoying. There are many new games coming to the market that would have never seen the

Zombie Tower 3D Preview

Posted on January 27th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Zombie Tower 3DNote: This preview uses early components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, Kickstarter version of the game. Despite the constant cries that zombies as a theme is overdone/oversaturated, the criticism doesn’t seem to be stopping new games from both coming to the market and flying off the shelves. Love it or hate

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/25

Posted on January 25th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWe close out our Kickstarters of the Week for January with a nice group of campaigns. This is the most we’ve featured in one week since early December. Have we finally gotten over the holiday slump? Time will tell but I’d say we are getting there. Enjoy! The Exiled: Siege It’s a game for 1-5

Bermuda Crisis: Discovery Dawning Preview

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Today we are going to look at a new tabletop game currently in funding on Kickstarter. Bermuda Crisis: Discovery Dawning is a g…

TIME Stories Review

Posted on January 19th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

TIME StoriesNote: This will be a spoiler free review of TIME Stories. The year was 1993. Bill Murray captured audience’s attention with a fantastic comedy called Groundhog Day. In this cult classic, Phil (played by Bill Murray) was forced to repeat his day over and over until he finally figured out how to get out of the loop.

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/18

Posted on January 18th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWe are halfway through January and the Kickstarter train is still trying to get back to it’s pre-holiday levels. Back before the holiday season started, we usually had 200+ campaigns to choose from on any given day. Right now we only have around 125 to keep us entertained. I’m guessing it will pick up steam

Top 10 iPad Board Games of 2015

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

Top Ten iPad Board Games of 2015A few weeks ago we closed out 2015 by listing out our Top 10 Board Games of 2015. That was an incredibly difficult task because there were so many great games released last year. Since then, we’ve decided to take one last look at 2015, but this time in the digital realm. Over the past years, we

Brass iPad Review

Posted on January 13th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Martin Wallace is a fairly well known game designer. He has created dozens of notable games: Steam, A Few Acres of Snow, and London just to name a few. One of his more notable games is Brass. In Brass, players take on the role of English industrialists…

Future – 2016

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

Alright! Here we are on the other side of that midnight clock strike and now it’s all of a sudden 2016! Following on from my ramblings about past achievements and downfalls let’s look forward and talk about what the new year has in store…

Board Games

I’ll put MERCS: Recon at the top of this list as it’s on my mind at the moment – being in a container ship a couple of days from making port

El Grande Big Box Review

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

El Grande Big BoxI am writing this review on December 31, 2015, and as I look back at all of the awesome board games released this past year (and there were so many), it just so happens that one of my most anticipated releases of the year was actually a re-release – or technically, a re-re-release – of

Wiz-War: Board game review.

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

    Salve Leitor.   Este artigo é a versão em inglês da resenha sobre o jogo Wiz-War. Se você se interessa por jogos de tabuleiro eu recomendo ler a resenha em português publicada aqui.   Até logo!   +++   Hello Reader!   I have always enjoyed playing board games, but like most Brazilians […]

Wiz-War – Resenha.

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

  Hello Reader.   This article is the Portuguese version of my review on the Wiz-War board game. There’s an English version available here and if you’re also into board games I highly recommend you check it out.   Over and out.   +++   Salve Leitor!   Eu sempre gostei de jogos de tabuleiro […]

Top 10 Games I Will Always Play

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

Top Ten Games I Will Always PlayThis list is going to be… different. It is a list of my top 10 games I will play every time that they are offered/requested/on the table. As an added bonus for you, the reader, my wife Sarah will be providing a list of her top 10 games that she will play every time. It should provide

Past – 2015

Posted on December 31st, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

The time has come to look back a the past year and see what games I actually managed to play and how much fun I had with them. Generally I haven’t played as much during 2015 compared to years past, which is entirely natural considering the newest addition to our family. Still, while roleplaying and miniature gaming took the largest hits I have managed to play quite a few board games!

Let’s have

The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth – A Review

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

Okay okay, I know I said I didn’t have any interest in getting this game but I’m weak and…well who gives a shit whatever other reason I have? The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth (for those living under a rock or too idle to go to the Games Workshop website) is a boxed game depicting […]

Tide of Iron: Stalingrad Expansion Review

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

Tide of Iron StalingradWhen I reviewed the new version of Tide of Iron from 1A games, I found the game to have great components, unique scenarios, and solid mechanics that blended well together to create a memorable tactical war game experience. It isn’t a game for the general gaming audience, rather a game that is best enjoyed over

Mixed Work

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

This is probably my last post for 2015. It’s been a busy year hobby wise and the bench work is really loaded right now. On the first 3 pictures, these are models from Ral partha, the hunter is pretty good and was fun to do.
On the tforth picture, these are the miniatures from “Fury of Dracula” the board game. Very disappointing models from FFG who do better usually. I guess this is not a miniature game but still….
The last picture is a Kraken from the extension for the Abyss Board game, a very simple model but doing the job.
Anyway, back to painting before a small break for Christmas. Happy holidays if you made it to the end of the post.
C’est probablement mon dernier post pour 2015. Ce fut une année pleine niveau peinture et hobby et mon bureau est chargé, très chargé. Sur les 3 premières  photos, ce sont des figurines Ral Partha. Le chasseur est sympa avec ses 2 chiens, bien agréable a peindre.
Sur la quatrième photo, ce sont les figurines du jeu “Fury de Dracula”. C’est plutôt décevant pour FFG, ce n’est pas un jeu de figurines mais ils auraient pu faire beaucoup mieux.
Et pour la fin, le kraken pour le jeu Abyss, c’est une petite figurine chouette.  

Top Ten Board Games of 2015

Posted on December 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Top Ten Board Games of 2015Every year around this time I compile my Top Ten Games of the year. To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I had so much trouble narrowing down the selections. There were just so many great games released in 2015, it’s a testament to the theory that we are in a golden age of tabletop gaming.

Ultimate Warriorz Review

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

As of late, I have been reviewing family-friendly games for BGQ. I am not quite sure how this happened. When my wife and I watch Game of Thrones, we make sure the kids are safely tucked in and either fast asleep or have sound-cancelling Beats headphone…

Hengist Review

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

HengistWhen you have designed as many games as Uwe Rosenberg has, there is a certain amount of excitement that follows every game he releases. You might be familiar with some of Uwe’s work: Agricola, Caverna, and Fields of Arle. Recently, he as made headlines with his fantastic two player game Patchwork, where he somehow made a

AVP: The Hunt Begins from Prodos Games, Captain Slackbladder is having a giveaway and……..

Posted on December 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

…….boobs, well good cleavage anyway!My good friend Vinnie funded the kickstarter Aliens vs Predator from Prodos Games a couple of years ago and recently it has started being delivered. He has got his initial release of two complete sets of the boar…

BoardGameKing on MirF []

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

Xia: Legends of the Drift System Review

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

Xia: Legends of the Drift SystemAs both an avid video gamer and tabletop gamer, I don’t often see too much overlap from the video game genre on my tabletop. Sure, they’ve made games based on video game licenses, but I’m talking about styles of game play. One genre in particular that I would like to see more of is the open world, or

Flaming Dice Reviews – 7 Wonders: Duel Giveaway

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

7 Wonders: DuelThe good folks over at Flaming Dice Reviews are giving away a copy of the board game, 7 Wonders: Duel. You may enter this contest from this page: From BGG “In many ways 7 Wonders: Duel resembles its parent game 7 Wonders as over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military… Read More