Blood Bowl is available to be played in our casual league.1. Your Team(s) tracked via OBBLM.2. Play as many games as you wish over each month (max 2 games per team)3. NAF Official merchandise included with your $15 entry fee4. Final round tournament wi…
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This post is part of an ongoing series. I’m documenting my journey through what I’m hoping is my first successful Game Design project start to […]
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Its time, yet again, for another dose of board gaming chat. Jon is off biking, or some other strenuous activity that Andy and Steve find far too much like hard work, and so they substitute a brummy for a redkneck as they are joined by James Hudson from Druid City Games. James tells us all about his new game, The Grimm Forest, and goes into detail about publishing, Kickstarter, distribution and Peppa Pig.
The Grimm Forest launches on Kickstarter on 21st March.
If Superhot can be made into a board game, anything can. Superhot was a breath of fresh air when it emerged as the result of 7 day game development challenge in 2013. It looks like a shooter that’s been stripped of all artwork – it’s just angular red shapes and white walls. Gameplay, however, was totally […]
Its episode 20 and the Polyhedron Collider’s One-Year anniversary, so we thought we would take a break from our usual format and take time to discuss what are our very favourite games and, more importantly, why we like them.
Andy makes a visit to We’re Not Wizards as a guest on their podcast. Go give it a listen.
This game is funner with five players – and everyone is having to guess who is on which side – and you know that at least ONE other person is on your side!
(there may have been a few f-bombs dropped during the game…)
I’ve been trying to cut back on the game-buying and maybe even try to pare down the collection a bit, but I might consider getting this game at some point. It is officially one the boardgame wish list.
Friday was another D&D night for me and Amanda.
This year with all the Vimystuff going on, I didn’t think I really had time to plan and host any sort of bigger event so I invited people to come over and play one of the Pax games by Phil Eklund in the afternoon and some old school Illuminatiin the evening (which I probably haven’t played in 15 years!).
One of the more surprising facts about me is that I had a “Classical Education”. That doesn’t mean I sat around smoking a pipe and listened to Beethoven and Hayden all day, it means that I studied Latin and Ancient Greek. The latter was more to do with not having to study Geography to learn why we put sheep on hills than anything else, but it was interesting nonetheless. The benefits of said education did allow me to read works such as the Iliad, the Odyssey and Aeneid; pretty much all stories about a man in a loincloth travelling in a ship, beating up monsters and seducing women, with something about a wooden horse thrown in for good measure. Not a bad job if you can get it and it certainly worked for James T. Kirk, although thankfully wearing slightly more than just a loincloth.
Legend of Hero: From Daydream to Rough Concept If I were to say to you, “the most influential video game of my life has been the […]
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We’ve played Pay Dirt a few times over the last few months. Pay Dirt is a worker placement game for up to five players and we’ve enjoyed it each time we’ve played. There are three items to bid on each turn – claims to mine, equipment to pro…
With the split between Game Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games coming into effect in a few days (you will no longer to buy Fantasy Flight’s licensed Game Workshop games from the 28th February) the question remains, what happens to all the games? It probably means we will never see those games designed by Fantasy Flight game again in their current form, which means no more Chaos in the Old World, Blood Bowl Team Manager or Forbidden Stars but there has always been hope that those game originally developed by GW will rise again.
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Jon, Steve and Andy are back and ready for some chat about board games. First off we look forward to Airecon and have a rather in depth discussion about Cavern Tavern from Final Frontier Games. We then look at a couple of Kickstarters, SUPERHOT from Board & Dice and Elemenz from BadCat Games. Finally we round off the show with questions from the mailbag, answering our thoughts on Kickstarter versus pre-order and comment on the best and worst Kickstarter games we have backed.
Cats are wankers. It’s a simple truth. Their cute, furry façade is little more than a thinly veiled cover for their treacherous, evil ways. Oh sure, they’re adorable and look great when asleep, but as The Oatmeal has thankfully identified, cats are clawed, plotting deathtraps that just eat, sleep, vomit and poop in strategic locations specifically chosen so that you’ll stand in it and trail the remains all over the house. The two felines in my life definitely fall into this category. Kipling is an evil, maniacal genius that will nuzzle you one minute and chew your nose the next. Banjo is much more personable, but has the rectal precision of a laser guided air-assault. Between them, they rule the roost and a good night’s sleep is very much at their behest.
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Back at the beginning of January when I posted my Game Plan 2017 I mentioned I had come up with a list of 50 games I wanted to make sure I was going to play SOMETIME this year. The kids have followed suit and made up lists of their own – though their lists are shorter – Finnegan had 25 on his list and, I think, The Girl has 37… which is okay, they can add to it later – or just play some of those game MULTIPLE times – I suspect it will be the latter – in fact I HOPE it is the latter! Luckily some of the games I want to play most are games that are on all three lists – which means we’ll get to play those at least 3 times this year. Amanda even said she’d pick one game a month – thought couldn’t be bothered to make a list in advance.
Quartermaster General is a 2-6 player World War 2 strategy game that uses a card-driven mechanic. Unlike most World War 2 games, it focuses on the logistics and importance of supply in warfare. There are no dice, and battles (if you initiat…
Boardgames – My painting table was recently grace by these two nifty little models. These are from the Mice & Mystics: Heart of Gloorm Expansion. I’ve never played the game but my client seems to really enjoy it so I might need to check it out.
The two models are both sorcerer/wizard types one being a lighting bug and the other a shaman type character. For these I’ve been asked to paint them to tabletop standard with a little extra glow on the lighting bug.
Browns, grays and tans are the order of the day for these matching or coming close to the box/card art pretty much dictates my color choice, so the only thing I needed to think about is the final execution.
Best Play was born in the first half of 2016, with a mission to help bring better board games to more people. We feel like thing have gone well so far, with our Gist series, our Recommends series and our Funny Old Games all landing pretty much how we wanted them to. At Christmas we took a […]
This weekend I attended FreezerBurn VII. FreezerBurn is a small one day invitational game day hosted by my friend John– ToonCon organizer guy. Most of those invited are ToonCon organizers and volunteers. I went to the very first FreezerBurn seven years ago and haven’t been able to make it since. (I had planned on going to FreezerBurn V – two years ago – but ended up in hospital and missed it…).
Time has rolled round yet again, the year has been reset and by the time you read this most people’s New Year’s resolutions will have been broken. Hopefully your New Year’s resolution wasn’t to buy less table top games, because there are loads of awesome board, card, miniature and roleplaying games set to be released in 2017.
Every year this list gets easier and easier to write as game publishers provide more and more information early and start promoting their games. In fact I’ve really struggled to keep this list down to X games.
It also means that games can be delayed. All the games listed here are slated to be released in 2017, but as we’ve seen in previous years there may be some delays.