OK, I know what you’re all thinking “but that games been around for ever? Why are they reviewing it now?”. Well it may astonish you to read that not everyone owns a copy of this game and that even more shockingly I didn’t until recently. So for those of you who don’t know what the … Continue reading Carcassonne: The Review →
Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’
It’s a well-established fact that here at Polyhedron Collider, we like our beer. In fact, “like” is an understatement, akin to suggesting that Donald Trump might have a few controversial skeletons in his closet. We enjoy our beer so much that Steve makes better beer than some of the more popular breweries – believe me, his wedding porter was like drinking a bar of Galaxy rinsed with burning malt. In fact, why he’s not making more right this second is a matter I will raise at the next Polyhedron Collider AGM under “A.O.B.” (Any Other Beer).
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I’m sorry to say that none of the Polyhedron Collider crew will be attending Essen this year. Jon isn’t allowed out at weekends without supervision, Andy is off to Islay for a whisky distillery tour and Steve has to buy a washing machine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about the new games and generally geeky goodness surrounding Europe’s largest tabletop gaming convention and arguably the largest board game convention in the world.
With over 700 games being shown off at the event there’s a lot to take in, so here is a handful that have caught our eye. So if you’re heading to Essen this weekend go check these games out and let the publishers know that Polyhedron Collider sent you.
I got in a game of Firefly: The Board Game on Saturday with The Boy and a few friends. I like this game but it takes SOOOO LOOOOONG to play. Maybe if we played it more (or with less people) it would go quicker…. Since I actually had the War Room…
I used to be in a band, in fact during my formative years I’ve been in a number of bands and all but one of them were pretty rubbish. I may be a competent bass player but Wherewithal did a lot better once I left. So when I talk about Battle of the Bands, a new card game that’s on Kickstarter now, I feel like I’ve been there. I’ve had the chops, I’ve practised till my ears ring, I’ve spent too much money on a new guitar and I’ve stared out over an audience of bored looking punters.
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If you like lots of different fantasy race’s, and you like pairing them with different special powers, and you also like trying to fit said races into a overcrowed world….Then Smallworld from Days of Wonder is the game for you!! The idea for this game is simple, five different races are available too you at … Continue reading Smallworld Review →
GuardCon weekend was a superb gathering of gamers this year. Really great to see such numbers again and huge encouragement for future events up here in Auckland. Thank you to all of you who came and made it such a ball of a convention. Also great job a…
As a board game community we are obviously very pessimistic about the future as we are constantly playing games about the end of the world. Whether it’s zombies, nuclear attack or the mysteriously named ‘the event’ (please remain indoors) we all seem to be convinced that civilisation as we know it is about to end and we’re all going to be scratching for survival in a nightmare future. The Pioneers Program from GCT Studios treads this familiar scorched ground as you attempt to build a settlement and attract notable personalities to your cause.
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 →
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 […]