Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’

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 [...]

Golem Arcana from Hairbrained Schemes

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

Golem Arcana Base Game Set  $79.99 SRP Golem Arcana is a point-based army building game. Each player fields an army consisting of Golems, Knights (sorcerers who “pilot” the Golems), Ancient Ones (powerful gods that might intervene on the army’s behalf), and Relics (powerful magical artifacts that can be carried and deployed by Golems), and each [...]

Mantic Games Announced Their Next Kickstarter Dungeon Saga

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

Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest Kickstarter launches on Monday 4th August 2014 at 1:30pm BST Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest is the dungeon adventure board game for 2-5 players. The heroes must battle their way through 6 exciting scenarios, growing in strength and acquiring magical items, before eventually facing off against the Necromancer in [...]

Intel Preview

Posted on July 25th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by


Can I interest you in a Ferrero Rocher? Intel is a game of spies and bluffing about to hit Kickstarter. The ambassador is holding one hell of a party but you’re not interested idle chit-chat and hazelnut chocolates, you’re here to get the top secre…

Words with Randall Bills from Catalyst Game Labs Part 1-3

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First I’m sorry this took so long, but I had a lot of unforeseen problems after Origins that prevented me from taking the time to break this down into three parts. For example flooding put our internet provider under water, that makes the whole social media thing pretty difficult.  There were other weather problems but [...]

SDE Royal Paladin [WIP - Armour, Shield, Cloak & Hilt]

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

As fun as the Super Dungeon Explore miniature project has been so far, the very thought of painting the Royal Paladin board game piece had actually filled me with a fair bit of apprehension. This was because it forced me to face some of my biggest fear…

GCT Studios announce Rise of the Kage

Posted on July 15th, 2014 under , , . Posted by


GCT Studios, creators of the beautiful looking Bushido miniatures game, have announced their very first boardgame in the form of Rise of the Kage. Designed for 2 to 4 players, Rise of the Kage will see players working cooperatively as a team of ninja …

Emergence Event rules emerge

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


Megacon Games, purveyors of the Mercs miniatures game, have released the work in progress rules for their upcoming space exploration game Emergence Event.Read more »

Conflict of Heroes

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 under , . Posted by

I had my first 2 player game today of COH – Awaking of the bear and it was a blast. We just played the first mission and took our time and re checked rules etc. I tried to just use the reference card and it almost worked but I had to reference the rules a […]

Stock up on Lemsip: Pandemic Legacy is coming

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


We all kind of knew it was true, what with the rumours and wild speculation floating around the internet, but Z-Man games have officially announced that Pandemic Legacy is coming. Read more »

Unboxing the TIE Phantom Expansion Pack for X-Wing

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

Wave 4 for the X-Wing Miniatures game arrived. There are several interesting new ships in the mix, but none more so than the sneaky, cloaking Imperial stealth fighter, the TIE Phantom. I definitely had to get myself one of those. The TIE Phantom is a g…

The Resistance Review

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


Do you trust your friends? Next time you’re sitting across a game table from one, look into their eyes, they could be a spy, no they are a spy and they’re here to ruin your day. In fact they could all be spies, every single person around the table…

Words With Kenny from MegaCon Games

Posted on June 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Origins Kenny and I chatted about, MERCS 2nd ed, Emergence Event, Mercs Conflict, Myth, and a little bit about Recon.  They are an overworked bunch of guys that are great to be around at a convention.   Which by the way make sure you read my thoughts on MERCS Conflict in a couple of [...]

Folklore the Affliction Sneak Peek from Origins 2014

Posted on June 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

While at Origin I took some time with TwinFire Production and looked in  detail at Folklore the Affliction.   Folklore the Affliction is a Kickstarter project scheduled for the fall of 2014.   The game is a classic horror storytelling game that uses nuances of table top role playing with board game mechanics.   We [...]

Words With Julie Ahern from Greenbrier Games

Posted on June 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Julie and I had teh chance to sit down and chat a bit about everything that has been happening with Greenbrier Games since October 2012. It is an overwhelming interview that was a lot of fun. Julie and I discuss Zpocalypse, Ninja Dice, Heavy Steam and more.     Check out their products at Greenbrier [...]

Words With Twinfire Productions on Folklore the Affliction

Posted on June 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At Origins I had a chance to sit down with Twinfire Productions and chat about their game Folklore the Affliction.  Folklore the Affliction is a classic horror cooperative RPG story board game that will be on Kickstarter this fall.  I even had the chance to see the greens for the miniatures.   Nino and Will [...]

Super Dungeon Explore Fig.3: Ember Mage

Posted on June 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

This fiery little character from the Super Dungeon Explore board game took longer than expected because I had yet another Murphy’s Law moment and struggled mightily to paint the Ember Mage’s eyes. I repainted her eyes many times and each time I tried t…

Next England Captain Preview

Posted on June 16th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by


 Football and board games don’t always go together, to me they are at completely opposite ends of the play ground but ever since Subbuteo there has been a linkup between tabletop gaming and the beautiful game. Too Much Games are attempting to create…