The good folks over at EverythingBoardGames.com and Thunderworks Games is giving away a copy of the board game, Bullfrogs. You may enter this contest from this page: From BGG “Just as water retains no constant shape, in warfare there are no constant conditions.” –Sun Tzu Weapons clash, water splashes and the booming battle cries of armored… Read More
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Probably the first Open day that I’ve ever attended. Great vibe and many people through the doors to checkout what the terms Gamers and Gaming means sans electronics. What I saw was a big bunch of ordinary people having a fantastic time over the two da…
When reviewing a game, I generally play the game enough times till you feel like you know it. It’s important to have seen everything the game can offer before committing your thoughts to the internet. But in the case of TIME Stories I’m writing this review after just one play through because I now can’t play this game again until I buy the first expansion. It results in what could be the most controversial game of 2015, but could also be one of the best games of 2015.
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X wing is still a very enjoyable game, simple, easy and fun to play, clean rules and adaptable. An example of this is the next Bedworth Tournament. Rules are simple: […]
Labour weekend saw 39 gamers gathering for Club Sunday. With everyone off on holiday and also Armageddon happening over Auckland we still managed a good crowd. We had a excellent mix of Board Gamers and Table Top enthusiasts.Big game of Eclipse.’Warham…
Have you ever wanted to be a spymaster? Sending spys to other countries to collect intel, subvert enemy spies and probably die? Then you can send them to death rehab and do it all over again. That’s how it works right? Secret Directive is a sort of “take-that” style deck building, economic, worker placement… thing […]
One of my many Kickstarter pledges over the last year or so was the board game ‘Steampunk Rally’. It had ‘Steampunk’ in the name and this was obviously a mark in it’s favour plus I’ve been given a lot more consideration to board games recently as gener…
Another great couple of days of gaming was had over the weekend of the 17th & 18th of Oct. MonsterCon in it’s new slot on Halloween month. Again we had some awesome sponsors supporting the event which meant that we were in a brilliant venue of ‘Ros…
Another fairly productive week on the blog with the final two expansions for the Blood Rage game unboxed and reviewed, two Malifaux crews also unboxed and reviewed and our latest session in the Privateer Press Iron Kingdoms RPG written up I think I des…
More Cthulhu Wars on it’s way…
They Come Unseen $49.95 Submarines and surface fleets battle for dominance of the seas! One team must use submarines to sneak troops into enemy ports and destroy vital strategic targets, while the other team deploys a surface fleet to hunt down the subs and protect their crucial supply lines. Designed by retired Royal […]
Steve Jackson Games Announces Two More Munchkin Guest Artist Editions! AUSTIN, Texas (October 5, 2015) – Steve Jackson Games’ classic monster-bashing card game Munchkin was released in July 2001. Since then, it’s sold millions of games, expansions, comics, and toys. Steve Jackson Games has already announced three Guest Artist Editions – Munchkin illustrated by Ian […]
Over the weekend we held a full Club Sunday of gamers. Amongst all the Board games we had X-Wing and Guardsman Trophy humming in the room. Club filling up and in the fore ground some WHFB 8th ed. Frank’s high elves arrayed for battle. Te…
Good morning, afternoon, evening or whenever it is you are reading this. I am pleased to present to you yet another giveaway in the form of a $25 Gift Certificate to the online store We the Meeple. This giveaway is brought to you by We the Meeple and Boardgameprices.com. Go ahead and give We the… Read More
Let’s all just take a moment to bask in the terribleness of my photoshopesque skills. Isn’t it just marvelous? I actually lost my old copy of Photoshop when we moved into our house and since am using a new laptop so I installed Gimp on it. When you are used to things on one program… Read More
Happy Otter Games have taken the Pixar approach when making Creature College, by trying to design a game that is squarely marketed at younger gamers but has more than enough strategy to keep grown-ups happy, and do you know what, I reckon they’ve pulled it off.
At its heart Creature College is a bidding game. You will bid on a variety of creatures available each round and at the end of each term (three rounds) you’ll send your creatures off to battle. There’s also a simple dice system that gives you a random choice of some juicy bonuses to acquire.
On the surface it’s a very simple game, bid on the creatures you want, win points for being victorious in battle and get some extra points for a secret, set collection mission. But scratch beneath the surface and there’s a lot more game underneath.
Konrad Tatarczuk, Alex Smith and Brad Rochford, congratulations to you three for victoriously defeating your foes in the fierce competition for Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers VS X-Men Dice Building Game by Wizkids. Konrad buddy, it was a close one, I was placing my bets on you but there for a while it didn’t look like… Read More
Wow everyone! I didn’t anticipate the overwhelming response for this month’s giveaway for Eldritch Horror, I need to get myself a copy now. Well I have some more good news in that there is going to be another giveaway. As soon as it arrives I will be starting the giveaway for Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition… Read More
I don’t know about you but it is a beautiful October 1st today. Sun is shining, clear blue skies, just the right amount of breeze… aaahhh. Anyway, I know I said I was going to have this up by 7:30 tonight but my work schedule has changed suddenly, allowing me to get this going a… Read More
For the month of September I have decided to play a different game with the family (or at least the kids) every day of the month. You can read about the previous weeks here:Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeSaturday, 19 September 2015 – We played Frostgrave on…
Wrath of the Righteous is the third boxed set in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game series, and with the announcement of Hell’s Vengeance a few weeks back for the Pathfinder Role Playing Game I don’t see any sign of it stopping. If you’ve played a Pathfinder Adventure Card Game before, either Rise of the Runelords or Skulls and Shackles, then you’ll know what to expect here. Wrath of the Righteous offers some new mechanics into the mix, but doesn’t shake up the concept too much, it’s the campaign based deck building game you’re already used to. We’ll go through these new mechanics a little later but if you have already played and enjoyed the two previous boxed sets then you should just go out and buy Wrath of the Righteous.
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This weekend The Boy and I attended ToonCon 2015 – I know, it sounds like it has something to do with cartoons… but it is actually our local annual gaming convention here is SaskaTOON! I missed last year, but at ToonCon 2013 I ran an Ambush Z (Z…
I’m a sucker for great artwork on a board game. The saying goes you should ‘never judge a book by its cover’ and the same goes for board games. Just because the publishers had sense to hire a decent artist it doesn’t mean they employed a decent game designer. It was the artwork that first hooked me into Heroes, by Lion Games, when it was shown off on Boardgamegeek’s 2014 Essen Preview. Heroes proved to me not once, but twice that you shouldn’t judge a board game by its box art.
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A.C.G’s Annual charity event to raise ‘Cans of food’ for the Auckland City Mission. With a 10+ year tradition, this year we had the ‘Rose Park Hotel’ helping in the hosting of our event. Over the two days we saw Board gaming, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, …
Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans $30.00 As time has passed, we have lost record of the rise and fall of the Atlantis, but now, you can replay this ancient legend in Imperial Settlers! The denizens of Atlantis bring their technology to the world of Imperial Settlers with all new mechanics that change the way you […]