Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’

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…

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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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 […]

Darkness Comes Rattling From Wyrd Miniatures

Posted on September 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

30 Games in 30 Days (Week Two)

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

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 from Ares Games

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

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 […]

Club Sunday the 6th

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

Another busy Sunday of games at Club. Xwing, Armada, Whfb, Wh40k, Epic, Board games and more was in attendance.

30 Games in 30 Days

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

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…

CanOpener 2015 – Gaming for Charity

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

Canopener 2015

Gaming for Charity

19th & 20th of September 9am – Late

Held at Rose Park Hotel, Parnell. (Gladstone & Gilbert rooms)
92-102 Gladstone Rd, Auckland 1010.
Plenty of onsite and off street parking.

This is our local Clubs annual charity event. Come enjoy your Board games and Table top games so we can all help to fill the cupboards of the Auckland City Mission as they come out of the cold winter months. With the help of our sponsors and in association with the Auckland City Guard Club.
This year we are in the superb venue of the Rose Park Hotel. It is fully licensed and will offer reasonably priced lunch, dinner and refreshments. There is plenty of onsite parking and also off street parking. Centrally  located for your convenience and leisure.
Saturday: Board Gaming & X-Wing , 
Entry $10. (please bring a generous few cans of food to donate)

Sunday: Warhammer Fantasy Battle (4 games of 1000pts), Warhammer 40K Apocalypse 10000pts & Armada.
Entry $15. (please bring a generous few cans of food to donate)

Don’t miss out on a great weekend of fun to benefit charity.
Questions and to register email below.

Battle Report – Execution Force – Dark Millennium Ep 13!

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

Gloom: Munchkin

Posted on August 25th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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. […]

Star Wars Imperial Assault Review

Posted on August 21st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Star Wars Imperial Assault Review

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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Halo: Fleet Battles – Fall of Reach Gen Con Edt. Unboxing

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

Take a look as Chris unboxes Spartan Games’ new Halo Fleet Battles game.

Meet Our New Writer

Posted on August 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Words With Flying Frog Part 1,2 &3 @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 Gameplay @Gen Con 2105

Posted on August 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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.

Box Breaking 165 Splendor

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

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.

History of Tsuro from Gen Con 2015

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

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!

Board games recently

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 under . Posted by

 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.&nbsp…

Past couple of weeks at Club.

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

 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…