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…
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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.
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 […]
Darkness Comes Rattling $65.00 When Mother Moon create the sun, she also inadvertently created something twisted: the celestial snake Darkness. Darkness knew only bitterness and jealousy, hating those things which it did not have. In its jealousy, it rose up and swallowed the sun, plunging the world into a perpetual twilight. It is now […]
I mentioned last week that our challenge for the month of September was to play 30 different games for each of the 30 days in September. Here is what we’ve played for the last week. 5 September – The Family played Frostgrave with Other Tim….Whil…
Odyssey: Wrath of Poseidon $39.90 The war is over, and your ships are trying to sail back to your homeland after a long absence. To do so, you must beg forgiveness of the wrathful sea god, Poseidon. You need to reach the Sacred Island to make offerings and prayers to the gods…but the irascible […]
Another busy Sunday of games at Club. Xwing, Armada, Whfb, Wh40k, Epic, Board games and more was in attendance.
Last September I made a pledge with the kids that we would play a game every single day in September. I’d done this because, looking at my BGG stats, I realized we’d hardly played any games all summer. That is not the case this year – we played games j…
Gaming for Charity
19th & 20th of September 9am – Late
92-102 Gladstone Rd, Auckland 1010.
Plenty of onsite and off street parking.
Gloom: Munchkin $29.95 Munchkin Gloom is a stand-alone card game that uses the transparent gameplay of Gloom to bring the world of Munchkin to new depths of despair and misery. There are plenty of happy people in the world of Munchkin. Warriors who slay monsters, adventurers who grab loot, heroes who level up. […]
A review of Star Wars Imperial Assault could simply read thus: Its Descent 3rd Edition with Star Wars.
This straightforward statement sums up the entire experience and easily works better than any review score. If you liked Descent Second Edition and you like Star Wars then go out and buy this game, seriously, you don’t even need to read the rest of this review.
Not only does Imperial Assault beautifully combine these two elements, it improves upon the older game, making for a tighter, more rewarding experience with a an extra two-player miniatures skirmish game added for free.
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Take a look as Chris unboxes Spartan Games’ new Halo Fleet Battles game.
Readers, I suppose at the end of the day, tabletop board games are a form of entertainment. They allow us to exercise our minds. They make us smarter and more creative. They allow us to build cities and nations, participate in a revolution or explore the vastness of time and space. They even allow us […]
At Gen Con I had the chance to catch up with Scott Hill from Flying Frog Productions. We chatted for about an hour so I broke it down into three parts. This part we talk about the history of the frog, the philosophy of their business model and the story behind their name. In Part […]
Onitama is going to be one of the new Dice Tower Essential releases from Dice Tower Essentials through Arcane Wonders.
When this game comes out it might just be my favorite game of the year.
Watch as Matt opens up Splendor from Asmodee Games. Splendor is a banking game that I will say focuses on resource management and advanced planning. Splendor is awesome look to play in the organized play program at your local store.
Tsuro has been around for almost a decade now, here is a complete history of the game.
If you like Tsuro you will certainly like this!
Here’s the Board games that I’ve been playing recently. I Highly recommend these and they are perfect for the upcoming wintry months.Euphoria is at the top of the pile. Worker placement that I’ll give 4 3/4 stars. Reviews are here. …
Last couple of weeks has seen 30-50 gamers at each of the 2 Club meets. Some familiar faces and a whole lot of new players. Great chance to bring out those board games over the wintery few months.Two of the half dozen new Warhammer 8th players at…