Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’

Whacky Roll & Whacky Wit Review

Posted on April 20th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Steve

Possibly the first video game I ever played was a game called Snapper, a Pac-Man clone on the Acorn Electron. Telling you this not only points out my ever increasing age but lest you know that even in the early 80’s Pac-Man was a big deal and is one …

Small World

Posted on April 20th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Just for something different I picked up a copy of Small World today and played a game with the family….I don’t know why… but every time we get a new game Amanda carries on like she has no idea what she’s doing… then utterly destroys us all. Toda…

DreadBall Short Story Competition

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

Mantic Games is calling for aspiring fiction writers to submit a synopsis for a DreadBall Xtreme short story… If you get picked, and submit a story, you can win a bit of money. More importantly, you can see your story published in an anthology al…

This Week in Eclectic Gaming 4/14/14

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

We’re finally getting back to some miniature gaming this week, well at least the modeling part. Tabletop RPGs As with most Mondays, it was RPG time with The Gnome Game. There’s aren’t anymore gnomes since we’re playing Deadlands Classic, but The Gnome Game it shall be called none the less. We’re shaking off the rust […]

Aetherium Demo Review

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

When I was at Adepticon, I got to try out a handful of demos but perhaps the most interesting was a game called Aetherium. At the time of Adepticon and of this writing it was on Kickstarter and on its way to being funded. Even though it was only a demo, I thought I’d do […]

The Big Guy: Unboxing the Lambda Shuttle Expansion for X-Wing

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

It can’t accelerate worth a wheep  and it turns slower than a comet, but if you get in its sights, it can blow you to itty-bitty pieces. It would be embarrassing to have to inform your family you got shot apart by a shuttle, so stay alert. It&#8…

Eclipse and Forbidden Island added to Eclectic Gamer Rating System

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

We have added Eclipse and Forbidden Island to the Eclectic Gamer Rating System! Check out the system and get a personalized rating for the game. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite. As always, we could use your help improving the system. Once you’re registered you can go to the game page and let us know how you actually […]

Coup: The Resistance – A Review

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

Coup is a bluffing card-game for 2 to 6 players. The game itself exists in several versions, including one themed around Renaissance Italy, though my version from Indie Boards and Cards is designed to match the dystopian setting of their&#160…

Conflict of Heroes 2nd Edition. Awakening the Bear 1941 – Operation Barbarossa

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

I am not a historical war-game  player and for me to even consider playing a WWII game , it has to be something special. I found out about COH – Awakening the Bear when I was looking for another board game. The cover painting looked interesting and also that it was a Origins winner made […]

Dungeonquest Revised Edition Announced

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

Steve

Fantasy Flight Games have announced a new version of the classic Dungeon Quest board game; Dungeonquest Revised Edition.Read more »

New games added to Eclectic Gamer Rating System

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

We have added Shadows Over Camelot and Hex Hex to the Eclectic Gamer Rating System! As always, we could use your help improving the system. Once you’re registered you can go to the game page and let us know how you actually rate the game on a 1-10 scale. This will help us out a […]

Box Breaking 96 Myth from Megacon Games

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the smash hit Myth from Megacon Games.  Myth is a semi-cooperative miniature board game.  It features highly detailed miniatures.  The rules incorporate an almost arcade like style of gaming on to the table.  Watch as Matt shares its contents.   You can learn more at Megacon [...]

Vote for Eclectic Gamer on BoardGameLinks!

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

Hey everybody, we were just added to BoardGameLinks.com.
Make sure to head over to this link and vote for us so that other people can find the board game rating system!

This week in Eclectic Gaming 4/7: Adepticon+

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

Note, the above image is an entrant in the Crystal Brush Painting Competition from Adepticon, not mine. I wanted to start a new recurring feature on the site, covering my weekly exploits in gaming. Hopefully this will give you an idea of how my eclectic gaming tastes change week over week and show how some […]

Upcoming Club & Associated Tournaments in Auckland

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

Auckland Open – 40K Nova & WH Fantasy doubles – Remuera Commerce Club 26& 26th April – Contact: Rob aucklandopen@g[email protected] or Derick [email protected] 2014 Charity One dayer – 40K 1000pts 5 Rds, WH Fantasy 1000pts 5rds, Board G…

Kickstarter Collision April 2014

Posted on April 7th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Steve

April is here, daffodils are in flower and lambs are bouncing around and the fields, mint sauce anyone? But we don’t care what’s happening outside, we’re vitamin D deficient gamers and we want to know what exciting projects Kickstarter is bringin…

Adepticon 2014 Day 1: Spectator Style

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

I was able to make it over to the first day of Adepticon yesterday. I’m not playing in any tournaments this year as I haven’t had a lot of time to invest in miniatures games since moving back to Chicagoland, but I still thought it would be interesting to check out. Thursday was a little […]

Papo de Mesa Podcast – RPG (Ep. 10, Parte I).

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

    Hello there Reader.   Another quick post today letting my readers know we have published a new episode of the “Papo de Mesa Podcast”, the Brazilian podcast about wargames, board games miniature painting and collecting and other

New games added to Eclectic Game Rating System

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

We’re continuing to add new games to The Eclectic Game Rating System. This past weekend, we added: Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (LCG) Roborally Munchkin Dixit Star Trek Expeditions We are going to continue to add more games, but we could use your help with the system even now. Go ahead and check […]

Power Through Pain – Drazhar, Master of Blades

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

So this addition is one of my favorite characters ever, Drazhar, Master of Blades. I’m using him as the Klavex of my Incubi squad as he has Demi-Klaves I’ve got […]

Nuklear Winter 68

Posted on March 28th, 2014 under , . Posted by

I have just received “Nuklear Winter 68” and the first expansion “Heart of Darkness” from my FOGS (Friendly Overseas Games Store). NW68 was released in 2012 but I couldn’t get a copy. The theme has always been intriguing The former German territory, transformed into a wasteland by the nuclear holocaust that ended the Second World […]

Prodigy – A Kickstarter Preview

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

A short while ago, a mysterious video appeared on the internet, promising a bold mix of miniature gaming, video gaming and roleplaying in a game called Prodigy. Since then, things moved forward at a rapid pace. Previews are everywhere, and the Prodigy …

Birthday gaming and more

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

Nils

Long time no see. Life has been busy, both good and boring things. The hobby side has been neglected, most so the painting. But the last two weekends has started to change it a bit. Last weekend me and two friends from the club headed down south to visit an old friend and member of […]

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X-Wing Headhunter Preview by Fantasy Flight Games

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

Holy…. Fantasy Flight Games is really pushing X-Wing this spring. The Imperial Aces expansion just arrived in stores. The Rebel Aces expansion has been announced. The large ships are on their way. And, of course, there is Wave 4 of X-Wing ships. …

Power Through Pain – Wyches or Token Troops Choice!

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

So more updates from the cabal, this one is simple, they are token troops choice number 2: Wyches Min unit of 5 to start with, to be expanded with the […]