Learning Curve has been suspended for the week whilst I cover something a little different. I have been lucky enough to come into possession of Cool Mini or Not’s undead pirate-fest Rum & Bones! In a few weeks I’ll have had a chance to play the game a couple of times but until then we’ll … Continue reading Rum & Bones Review: First Impressions →
Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’
One of the best things I did at university, besides drinking heavily and fraternising with my fellow students, was the decision to study Astrophysics. Yes, for a small part of my life I could look at the heavens on a clear night and actually know which point of light was which. Notwithstanding the fact that such nights in a coastal town in eastern Scotland were cold enough to freeze the hairy spheres from a number of particularly whimsical brass monkeys, these were good times and the culmination of a youth spent watching a lot of Star Trek, wondering what it will be like if we, as a slightly more evolved collection of the aforementioned monkeys, were ever to get to the stars.
Read more »
Well…We’ve had a busy week or so.When I last posted We’d just finished our second week of our 30 Games in 30 Days September Challenge, I’d play-tested my game for ToonCon, and was getting ready to do some serious terrain building. In the last 10 days…
Some more ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘The Labyrinth’ Board Game news from River Horse Games…
Adam and Stephanie are joined by Alex for a full game of The Voyages of Marco Polo
Bethnal Green’s own HATE wargames club (HATE of course standing for the Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts) in alliance with Mantic games will be hosting their very own HATECONZOM on the 5th of November – Dreadball and Kings of War tournaments, Dungeon …
Howdy folks, a few days ago we gave you the heads up about Devil Pig Games releasing their kickstarter for the HoN:TCG. Well I’m back to let you know that those jolly kind folks have put the rules up for general use! Yes that’s correct, regardless of if you are or are not a backer you … Continue reading Heroes of Normandie: Tactical Card Game – The Rules →
Steven, Lydia, and Eric Riha play through Mansions of Madness on Twitch! The team of investigators is barely holding it together by the end- and Lydia is barely keeping her eyes open… but take a look at how this fantastic game from Fantasy Flight Gam…
A lot of new games were announced by Fantasy Flight Games at Gen Con, so many in fact my credit card company is rubbing its hands with glee at the prospect of the number of games I will be buying over the coming months. However there was one glaring omission, and one surprise announcement. For now let’s concentrate on the omission; no new board games based on Games Workshop licences were announced. No Warhammer. No 40k. No new Talisman expansions. Not even news about the continued releases for Warhammer 40,000 Conquest.
Read more »
The Boy ran his very first role-playing game ever!
He actually picked up Star Wars: Edge of the Empire a few months back and was excited about running that for a bit, but then interest sort of trailed off and we got busy doing other things. But then when we were at the Sentry Box in Calgary he picked up the Force Awakens Beginner Game set and read through that over the last few weeks and then ran it for us. It went pretty good.
Whether you’re a rogue in Dungeons and Dragons, an avid reader of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn or spent so long playing Thief: The Dark Project that you instinctively move into the shadows when walking across town, the image of the fantasy thief is an enduring one. Many of these tales will talk of the honourable thief, or the thieves’ guild, living by a code and sticking together. Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you that there is no honour among thieves because the lure of gold makes an uneasy alliance.
Read more »
Each year I’m lucky to be able to holiday with my wife’s family at their house in France, This means that over the last 15 years I have a good handle on where the gaming stores are in the local area. The one that is the best I’ve found is Excalibur in Poitiers, so the wife and myself will … Continue reading Rumble in the Dungeon Review →
Better late than never!
This weekend was primarily dedicated to board games. One of which, the previously presented and hilarious Zombicide. The other Star Wars Rebellion. It is also an asymmetrical game. One player takes control over the Imperial Forces. Constructing Death Stars, super star destroyers and interrogating prisoners, the imperial player races against a turn timer to identify […]
Picture the scene; it’s the middle of both a post-apocalyptic zombie invasion and the worst winter in recorded history, you’re running low on everything from food to medicine and you come across a horse. A horse would be very useful for getting around town quickly, it’s a majestic beast and for one to have survived this far into a zombie outbreak means it’s a fighter, but it also represents a significant quantity of fresh protein and there’s plenty of starving mouths to feed back at the colony. So what do you do?
Read more »
Undercity: Black River Irregulars: Heroes Expansion $34.99 The Undercity Black River Irregulars Heroes Expansion contains four new hero characters for players to use with their The Undercity Iron Kingdoms Adventure Board Game, as well as a new stand-alone scenario. Expand the scope of your adventuring party with four new heroes ready to tackle […]
Which, at times, fort of felt like the same thing…
The kids checking out The Girls treasures after the first trip to the Sentry Box. She spent pretty much all her money there the first day. She mostly picked up stuff for Shadowrun (including some old Greanadier Models miniatures from the Fasa era), which she seems fascinated with at the moment, but I think there was also a few miniatures destined for a Frostgrave or other fantasy skirmish warband. Oh and a character deck for Red Dragon Inn and a miniature for Super Dungeon Explore
The Boy and I kind of just tried to “Take it all in” and then spent some time between visits thinking about what we really wanted the most (because there was no way we could bring home all the treasures we found there!)
When The Boy finally bought his stuff he mostly picked up some D&D graphic novels (Dragonlance Classics? I think…?) and a new Star Wars RPG game – the Force Awakens beginner box.
With the exception of the GW figures and Arkham Horror dice, most of this had been sitting on their shelves since the last time I was there…. Probably been on their shelves since longer than the kids have been alive… I wasn’t interested in new stuff – new stuff I can get at my friendly local game store – Dragon’s Den Games – it’s the old weird stuff they’ve had forever tucked away in the back corners that i was looking for… Unfortunately some of the stuff listed in their online catalogue – was tucked so far away that no one there knew where it was… so I had to settle for this lot.
It’s probably pretty obvious to you that, as the writer of board game reviews, I consider myself to be a bit of a geek. Others consider me to be quite a lot of a geek, although that’s the polite ones. I won’t mention what the others call me; Polyhedron Collider would probably ask me to stop writing. The point is, as a geek I have pale skin, don’t like daylight and take particular offense to being stabbed through the heart with a wooden stake. It seems that I share a few things in common with Vampires, which came in handy recently as I played through The Fury of Dracula from Fantasy Flight Games.
Read more »
Ettins from Descent 2nd Edition. The sculpt is not great but I somehow like them. Fast project for myself. Can be also use in Song of Blade and Heroes and Dragon Rampant
Ettiny pochodzą z drugiej edycji gry planszowej Descent wydanej przez FFG. Modele malowało się przyjemnie aczkolwiek odlew jest tragiczny a detali praktycznie brak lub są zakryte nadlewkami.
We also give a shout out to the Brawling Brothers for supporting our show, and an argument about a brewery start some impromptu Sean Bean impressions.
Gencon 2016 was so much better than last year. There are a bunch on contributing factors like us getting a room at The Westin, the closest possible hotel, some better planning, and Stephanie having better migraine medications, but there was one big reason. There was a big ‘ol colorful, smile-inducing pile of awesome games. Last year […]