Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’ – Bullfrogs Giveaway

Posted on November 12th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

BullfrogsThe good folks over at 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

Club Open Day 2015

Posted on November 11th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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…

T.I.M.E Stories Review

Posted on November 8th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

TIME Stories board game review

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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Bedworth 40 point X Wing Tournament

Posted on November 1st, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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: […]

Gaming over the long weekend

Posted on October 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

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…

Secret Directive Kickstarter Preview

Posted on October 27th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Steampunk Rally – Unboxing and Review

Posted on October 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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…

Monstercon 2015 Board Gaming & Wargaming Weekend

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

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…

Sunday Round-up

Posted on October 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

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…

Petersen Games Newsletter

Posted on October 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

More Cthulhu Wars on it’s way…

CTHULHU WARS – News Update

Shipping News

Original backers of Cthulhu Wars will be glad to know that all of the expansions will be shipping in the next few days.  Everything is being loaded currently and headed to the docks, from there they will ship all over the world.  Keep your eyes open for an update on the Kickstarter on Friday for more information.

Pre-Kickstarter News
The newsletter subscriptions have exploded since we announced the pre-kickstarter and the Glow-In-The-Dark Cthulhu Statue.

To get the Glow-In-The-Dark Cthulhu Statue you will need to make sure that the email you used to register for this newsletter matches you Kickstarter email. If it does not, simply unsubscribe and re-register before the 18th at midnight.

If you have any questions about the pre-kickstarter, please reach out to us at[email protected]

Contest Contest Contest

We are currently running a painted minis contest on our facebook page for the best Cthulhu Wars figures.  Winners get either a new core set, or the brand new Onslaught Two expansions.  To enter, send us a image of your painted Cthulhu Wars minis on our facebook page.

We will also be running a Halloween contest during the Kickstarter, as well as maybe one more.  So be sure to keep following the news on our social media and once the Onslaught Two Kickstarter Launches.

Onslaught Two

We are set to launch on October 19th, and we will send out a newsletter right after we launch.  We time our Kickstarter launches right at Noon, Eastern time, so be watching it around then.  
Geek and Sundry

Geeks and Sundry did a nice little article about Cthulhu Wars on their site.  We always appreciate the attention.  You can check out the article here

New Subscribers:

We want to say thank you to our new subscribers and our old friends.  We know there are a good number of you anticipating Cthulhu Wars Onslaught Two, and we thank you for your support. 

What people are saying about
Cthulhu Wars:

“A board game like none you’ve ever seen before.” Jimmy Johnston,

“We really got a kick out of how the game play worked – how quick it was, how fun it was, how intuitive it is. … this game is super, super fun.”Cody K. Carlson, The Discriminating Gamer

 “This is a game that needs to be in a lot of board gamer’s collections … I can definitely recommend Cthulhu Wars”Michael, Off the Shelf Board Game Reviews

“If you love Cthulhu, and you love miniatures, then don’t even hesitate, because not only are you getting both those, but the game is good, too!” Tom Vasel, Dice Tower

“Something else that I love about this game: each faction plays very differently.“David Guyll, Points of Light

“The strongest commendation I can give here is that I’ve played Cthulhu Wars over 20 times now and I can’t wait to play again.” Kolby Reddish, Designer of Boss

“You could play Cthulhu Wars several times in one evening. And you know what? I would happily have played it again there and then” Paul Fricker, Blasphemous Tomes

“It’s gloriously epic and visceral in a way that you rarely see”Mike Langlois, author, designer of Fireteam Zero

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They Come Unseen from Osprey Publishing

Posted on October 11th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

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!

Posted on October 10th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

A.C.G Sunday & Guardsman Trophy 2015

Posted on October 8th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

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…

$25 Gift Certificate to We the Meeple

Posted on October 7th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

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 Go ahead and give We the… Read More

Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition Giveaway

Posted on October 6th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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

Creature College Kickstarter Review

Posted on October 5th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Creature College Kickstarter Review

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.

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Earth’s Mightiest…

Posted on October 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

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

Werewolves Anyone?

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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

Eldritch Horror Giveaway

Posted on October 1st, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

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

30 Games in 30 Days (Into the Home Stretch!)

Posted on September 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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…

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Review

Posted on September 28th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Review

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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ToonCon 2015

Posted on September 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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…

Heroes Review

Posted on September 24th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Heroes Herosi board game review

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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CanOpener ‘Gaming for Charity’ 2015

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 From Portal Games

Posted on September 19th, 2015 under , . Posted by

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 […]