Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’

Bones Shoggoths and a Halfling

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

Wow… I’ve been slacking off a bit – over TWO WEEKS since my last post!?A couple odd items this morning – all Reaper MiniaturesBones figures …(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):4 Shoggoths – I picked these up to use wi…

Interview: Mike Langlois on Fireteam Zero

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

Steve

 Cthulhu and World War II is an odd mix when you think about it. The horrors of war are bad enough and then our twisted imagination decides that it’s not scary enough and that we need some otherworldly beings added to the mix. It’s a recipe that h…

Last Night on Earth: Starfleet Survivor Hikaru Sulu

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

Based on the previously stated premise that the Starfleet survivors are garbed in 20th century Earth clothes, I proceeded to mix and match the Last Night on Earth (LNoE) survivor miniatures with Star Trek: The Original Series characters that they best …

Back in the groove: WHFB & X-wing

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

Warhammer Khaine was released for pre-orders over the weekend. Attributing to it’s massive popularity it was sold out in less than 20 minutes of release. Well this tells me how many players are out there still playing Warhammer fantasy, Friggin lots! S…

Boxbreaking 150 Firefly Clue

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Firefly Clue.  In this crazy alternate version of Clue from USAopoly  you can play any of your favorite characters from the Firefly crew.   It is your duty to figure out who took River.

I can;t wait to play…

Kickstarters…

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

I know I said I wasn’t going to pledge to any-more Kickstarters but these all appealed to me (though for different reasons). An RPG, a board game and a miniatures game (well two as there’s also the inevitable Mantic Games one but we’ll leave that one t…

The Ancient World

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

The Ancient World $54.99 In an ancient world forgotten by time, enormous titans terrorize the land. The five tribes have been fleeing from the titans for centuries, but things are about to change. Growing kingdoms pledge to end the reign of terror, determined to take on the titans and make the world a safer place [...]

Games in Sacred Texts

Posted on November 17th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

An editorial by Geoff Englestein on the Dice Tower podcast reminded me of the view the Gautama Buddha took towards frivolous activities, namely gaming, and how they could be a roadblock to achieving true enlightenment.   That got me to thinking … Continue reading

X Wing Minatures Game Bedworth Tournament Report Part 2- The Martin Strikes Back

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

To Recap: Tournament list here Part One of the report here So Onward to Part 2! We left our plucky Imperial Heroes (just as they are in Star Wars) 0-2 […]

Interview: Wylliam Judd on Friends and Foes

Posted on November 14th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Steve

Friends and Foes is heading towards its final few days on Kickstarter but it’s not too late to get the lowdown on the game. So I sparked up a conversation with Wylliam Judd, the designer of Friends and Foes, and we talked about the game’s developm…

Mind the Gap – MIND: The Fall of Paradise hits Kickstarter

Posted on November 14th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Steve

 I was about to start this piece of news by talking about my favourite science fiction novel, where the AI overruns mankind and cripples its entire infrastructure. Then I realised this happens at the end of the book and is kind of a huge spoiler so le…

Friends and Foes on Kickstarter

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Steve

 Friends and Foes is evoking a fantasy version of Galactic Arena, the science fiction gladiatorial combat game that we previewed a couple of months back. Galactic Arena had its issues (the biggest of all was a poorly written rulebook) but Friends and …

An odd group of Starfleet zombies

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Captain’s Log, Stardate 7208.37 – We have uncovered yet more Starfleet officers being afflicted by a condition that renders them undead, for a total of seven affected crew. It is interesting to note that so far all those who have turned into zombies we…

Raid and Trade launches on Kickstarter

Posted on November 4th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Steve

 MAGE Company’s latest game Raid and Trade has just hit Kickstarter, and it’s already going strong.Read more »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Monopoly

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

Monopoly: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collector’s Edition $49.95 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 30th Anniversary Edition follows our favorite turtle heroes as they battle their way through 22 of the most notorious villains in the turtle world!   Includes 6 custom vinyl tokens:  Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Splinter and Casey Jones as well as custom sculpted [...]

Imaginary Games from Film and TV That I Want To Be Real

Posted on October 30th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Steve

At this year’s Gen Con, Mayfair games did something a little different.  While raising money for charity Mayfair games made a real version of the board game Cones of Dunshire, from the TV show Parks and Recreation. The original TV version is a comp…

Interview: Tina Engström on Privateers!

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

Privateers! is a modular scenario driven board game of pirate adventures with a good deal of fantasy and otherworldly horror thrown into the mix. Try to imagine Arkham Horror on the high seas with the options to play competitively, cooperatively or as…

X Wing Minatures Game Bedworth Tournament Report Part 1- Or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Hate Martin’s Dice

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

So I posted earlier my Bedworth Tournament List here. I went into this tournament with a clear theme: things I thought were cool. Although this is a much richer theme […]

Dammit Jim, I’m a Doctor, Not a Survivor

Posted on October 21st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Captain’s Log, Stardate 7201.3. This is Lieutenant Commander Leonard McCoy filling in for Captain Kirk and First Officer Spock. Both have gone missing together with 12 other crew members of the USS Enterprise during a seemingly harmless trip to a Minshara-class planet the locals call Dukkha. For now, all contact with the crew members on shore leave on the planet have been lost.

Leonard H. "

Magic: The Gathering Strategy Board Game announced

Posted on October 18th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Steve

At this weekend’s International Spieltage (or Essen as most people call it) Wizards of The Coast officially announced the Magic: The Gathering Strategy Board Game.Read more »

Zombie Girl in a new light, and Last Night on Earth

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

What with Halloween around the corner, the Walking Dead Season 5 in full swing and the presence of so many wonderfully painted undead on show in the blogosphere during Zombtober 2014, it was inevitable that I would be bitten by the zombie bug. So I dec…

Box Breaking 146 Myth Wave 3

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt gets to take a look at the Third wave from Myth from Megacon Games.  I believe this is everything – except for the bag of heroes I dropped on the floor and found today.     I managed  to prime everything today so maybe you’ll get to see some painted [...]

Club Sundays

Posted on October 13th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Auckland City Guard is my regular club I attend most Sundays. It’s a friendly club which supports all types of Tabletop wargaming to casual Board games starting at 1pm and going to 5pm. Great mix of people from all ages. We get a good turnout from a re…

The Mystery of the Templars

Posted on October 8th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Mystery of the Templars $65.00 But when our sword becomes bright in our hands, the Word will be as thunder! Then we will attack once, and be not silent until the enemy’s surrender is heard!   In The Mystery of the Templars, you will explore the history of the Puaperes commilitones Christi templique (the “poor [...]

Conan the Barbarian is Coming to Your Tabletop

Posted on October 5th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Steve

Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell …