Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’

Words With Golem Arcana Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 28th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

At Gen Con I had the chance to visit with Hair Brained Schemes and chat about Golem Arcana.  Golem Arcana is the game where the table meets the device.         I can’t say enough good about this game.   It is the bridge where the hobby meets the gamer.

Tide of Iron Game Overview @ Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In this video we get a first hand look at the combat system in Tides of Iron from 1A games at Gen Con.     Tide of Iron makes me think about Squad Leader, my first SSG ever.

Cross Hares Game Overview from Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Chris walks us through the basic concepts of Cross Hares. (candy land on crack).  He explains what the different elements of the board are.  how combat works and events.   I look forward to many more good things from 1A games.

Words With Roberto Di Meglio From Ares Games @ Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Roberto briefly goes over the entire Ares Games line ,  Wings and Sails of Glory,  War of the rings, and  he shares with us a preview of Dino Race and the B-17′s for Wings of Glory.     I am certainly looking forward to Battle of Five Armies.   Thank you Roberto for taking the [...]

Box Breaking 117 Samurai Battles

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the Samurai Battles game from Zvezda Games.   The box is full of product and I mean full.  It has a tremendous amount of mini’s inside.     Samurai Battles is actually 2 games in one.

Alien Frontiers Demo from Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I had the chance to grab a demo of Aline Frontiers from Gen Con 2014.   A game that I have wanted to look at for a long time.     I have to admit from articles I read about Alien Frontiers I expected it to have a much larger learning curve.  I found the [...]

Game Plan 2014 – Fall/Winter

Posted on August 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s feeling like summer is drawing to an end already. Says are getting shorter… evenings cooler… and so my thoughts turn to what I’m going to be doing for the rest of the year. There has been a lot of other planning at my place lately –…

Words with Ben Loomes of Syrinscape Sound at Gen con 2014

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Matt had the  chance to speak Ben Loomes from Syrenscape.  Ben is the creator of this unique piece of audio software that will liven every game table.     Ben has a great plan for this product, that I believe, will ensure it is around for a long time.

Yashima is Green Brier Games Next Kickstarter

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

One of the highlights of my Gen Con Experience was stopping by the GreenBrier Games booth and learning about Yashima.   The first part of this experience was meeting with Tony, the game developer.  We did an interview where he discusses the basic mechanics of the game   I fell in love with that description. [...]

Words With Sean Brown at Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Gen Con 2014 I had the chance to sit down with Sean Brown and chat about Spurs and Alien Uprising.  Spurs is a do it all kind of Western game.  While Alien Uprising is all about crashing on the wrong planet.  This interview was a lot of fun, a lot of wierd things happen [...]

Words With Chris Badell from Greater Than Games from Gen Con 2014

Posted on August 19th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Gen Con 2014 I had the chance to speak with Chris Badell from Greater Than Games about everything over the last two years.  We briefly discuss the Sentinels of the Multiverse expansions, Galactic Strike Force, and Sentinels of the Universe.     GTG has some great plans for Sentinel Tactics.  You can learn more [...]

Box Breaking 109 Templar from Queen Games

Posted on August 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Templar from Queen Games.  Templar is a board game that focuses on hiding treasure from the king.     My first box breaking on a Queen Games Product – how awesome!  I hope to have a written review up shortly after I return from Gen Con [...]

Video Review: Battlestar Galactica

Posted on August 10th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Warband Review

Posted on August 7th, 2014 under , . Posted by

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The armies of darkness are gathering and you and all the other fantasy races have to put aside your petty differences to face a common foe. Unfortunately old habits die hard and even though you are united to fight off the armies of the enemy you’re g…

Super Dungeon Explore Fig.4: Royal Paladin

Posted on August 7th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Completion of the Royal Paladin brings the number of Super Dungeon Explore miniatures I have painted to four which means I am close to the half way point as there are nine heroes in this board game. The Paladin was painted close to its original colour …

7 Days Left To Gen Con Today We Talk About Five Armies From Ares Games

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

Only one week left and I’m really working my rear end off to be ready for the show. Today I’m including an announcement from Ares Games. It’s below. Ares Games pre-releases The Battle of Five Armies at Gen Con Indy 2014   The game publisher will also present the upcoming family game Dino Race and [...]

Countdown to to Gen Con 8 Days Out; A look at Golem Arcana

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

  Only 8 days left, are you excited yet? Well yesterday we discussed a Dropzone Commander. A game that when it came on the scene it hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. Today I’d like to talk about Golem Arcana from Hairbrained Schemes. Hairbrained Schemes is a small group of passionate game developers [...]

Video Review: Betrayal at House on the Hill

Posted on July 31st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Hobby Time up here.

Posted on July 31st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Some superbly painted 40K from local gamers. Our hobby scene is getting some very hot talent on the painting front.David’s Mars Pattern Reaver titan Pascal and Anthony’s armies duel. Franciscus battering some poor Ultramarines.Dont Forget tha…

Guardians’ Chronicles in August From Iello

Posted on July 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Guardians’ Chronicles $69.99 SRP   Guardians Chronicles is a superhero-themed miniatures game in which you play as one of the members of the Liberty Patrol or as the group’s archnemesis, Professor Skarov.   To set up, the Skarov player arranges the nine double-sided game board tiles into a 3×3 grid, with his control room [...]

King of New York in August

Posted on July 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

King of New York $49.99 SRP   There’s always something happening in the city that never sleeps. Maybe it’s the lights, maybe it’s the energy, or maybe it’s the giant monsters trying to demolish the place!   King of New York is a standalone game from designer Richard Garfield that keeps the core ideas of [...]

Preview Blue Sun Expansion for Firefly from GF9 at Gen Con

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Firefly: Blue Sun Expansion $39.99 SRP   Firefly: The Game -  Blue Sun brings a whole new level of danger, adventure, and exploration to the ‘Verse. Leave familiar space lanes behind and strike out for the Rim! New challenges and rewards await captains enterprising and daring enough to brave the frontier.         [...]

Debuting at Gen Con Imperial Settlers from Portal Games

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Imperial Settlers $55.99SRP   Settlers from four major powers of the world have discovered new lands, with new resources and opportunities. Romans, Barbarians, Egyptians and Japanese all at once move there to expand the boundaries of their empires. They build new buildings to strengthen their economy, they found mines and fields to gather resources, and [...]

Night of the Grand Octopus in August From Iello

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  IEL51179 Night of the Grand Octopus $39.99 SRP   Long ago, the Grand Octopus, one filled with cosmically divine powers, reigned over the entire world – until an unfortunate combination of circumstances imprisoned it at the bottom of the ocean. Idle under miles of water, it fell asleep dreaming of the day when its [...]

Greater Than Games Sentinel Tactics – Previews at Gen Con!

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom Preorder now available this September. $39.95 SRP   Sentinel Tactics puts you in control of one of the many super-powered characters from Sentinel Comics. Whether playing in tournament-style skirmishes or playing through the storyline of The Flame of Freedom in the included scenario comic book, each player controls one [...]