Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’

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


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


 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


 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


 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


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


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


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 …

Dungeon Venture

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

  Dungeon Venture $49.90 You stand before Velkan the White, the world’s most powerful Archmage. “Welcome, heroes” he says. “You have been chosen to defend the weak and to battle the darkness. You now serve the forces of the Light!” Dungeon Venture for short, is a fast, simple game of dungeon adventuring, where brave heroes undergo [...]

Cyclades: Titans Expansion

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

Cyclades: Titans Expansion $59.99 In the Cyclades archipelago, tension has reached a boiling point. The conflict is now focused mainly on two large neighboring islands. With the help of the Gods, there are now 6 great cities of ancient Greece fighting for supremacy. Now, more than ever, the war is raging. And on top of [...]

XCOM From FFG This November

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

XCOM: The Board Game $59.95 Paris has fallen. New York is a pile of rubble spilling into the Atlantic. Alien attacks against Nanjing and Changzhou prompt widespread panic throughout the streets of Shanghai. Defense satellites detect UFOs in orbit over Mexico, Russia, and Brazil. Military responses have proven ineffectual. Fear and anxiety lead to widespread [...]

September Game-A-Day Challenge

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

In September I set out two “challenges” for myself. One was to Draw More – a page a day in my sketch book. The other was to Play More Games With the Kids – at least one every day for the month.The Sketchbook Challenge went pretty good. I think there we…

Games at a Youth Festival

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


Games at a Youth Festival   Today has been an exhausting day. A bunch of us from the club were at a local youth festival that they run annually (for 21 years now and...

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X Wing – Bedworth Tourney Entry

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

So it’s been a while since my last post, but I just wanted to put up my tournament for the local X wing bash tomorrow. 12 players, 100 points and […]

Ares Games acquires the license to publish the “Age of Conan” strategy board game

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

The Italian game publisher will relaunch the game by publishing an expansion, “Adventures in Hyboria”, to be launched on Kickstarter next month September 2014 – Ares Games is proud to announce that a deal has been signed with Conan Properties International LLC to re-launch and expand the “Age of Conan” Strategy Board game. “Conan is [...]