Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’

Game shelf porn

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

I’ve recently engaged in moving my office into another room of the house, to allow my daughter to use the spare bedroom as a music room (drums take up a lot of space). In so doing, I had the opportunity to go through my game collection, reorganize ever…

UK Games Expo 2015 Preview

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


The UK Games Expo 2015 is less than a week away and I’m like a kid at Christmas. There’s going to be so much going on it will make your dice bag explode with excitement. You may be heading there for all three days or only able to make a single day, so it’s best to be prepared. Here are some of the games that are making their first public appearance at the Expo so keep an eye out for them.

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World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game – A review

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 under , . Posted by

So the exam is done (man it was hard going) and the show is out of the way too, “Up Pompeii” for those of you who are interested (was that a tumbleweed moment there???) Anyway here is a picture for the one of you interestedI can see the number of hits …

Porto Carthago From Iron Games this June

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Porto Carthago $65.99   Carthage – long before the deadly conflict with Rome, was one of the most important sea and economic powers of its time. You are a senator, vying for power through your servants and connections but beware, you have enemies in your midst and they too, want power in the palace. Can you […]

Super Dungeon Explore Fig.5: Hexcast Sorceress

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

Adding warmer colours to the Super Dungeon Explore Hexcast Sorceress’s original cooler colour scheme was a bit of a gamble on my part albeit one in which success was alluded to by my trusty old colour wheel. Initially, it seemed counter intuitive (to m…

Blackout has glowing green undead

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

Blackout Kickstarter board game news

Seriously game designers you really do know what I’m a sucker for don’t you? I mean look at Blackout; post-apocalyptic, vampires, strategic miniature based combat, it’s like you somehow hacked into my mind and found all the things that tickle my acquisition disorder.
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Ultimate Warriorz From Asmodee Editions

Posted on May 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ultimate Warriorz $39.99   It’s time for the great Tribal Rumble! This ritual battle takes place in the sacred arena and the best Warriorz from all the different tribes, clans and races are gathered. There will only be one winner to be named chief of the legendary End of the World Island. The one, the […]

Club Sunday 10th May

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

Good gaming day Sunday at Club. 32 Peeps made it down and many games were played.Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40K, BloodBowl, X-wing, Board Games and more.

Painting night & Club 3rd of May

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

Great idea for a mass painting night and we had our first session tonight. Open to everyone and good for beginners and vets to share knowledge and get in some banter. If you are in Auckland and want to get into the hobby come join us. Feel free to get …

SDE Hexcast Sorceress [WIP – Skin Tone and Dress]

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

With my desire to draw temporarily sated, I turned my attention back to the Super Dungeon Explore Hexcast Sorceress board game piece which until now only had her hair completed. During this latest stage of the sorceress’s paint work, progress was made …

Barony From Asmodee Editions in June

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

Barony $49.99   On the outskirts of the Empire, the tension is palatable: in the race for power, your struggles take on more and more challenging proportions.   As a baron, you rule one of the four most influential families of the region. With your army of knights, you have to reach the most rich […]

My Five Current Favorites, Part 1: Boss Monster

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

Dear Reader, I don’t do reviews much, and I know I should, but having moved somewhat recently I have a hard time getting together the few people I know to play games enough to give them a fair review. In … Continue reading

Mining Maniac Kickstarter Review

Posted on May 4th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Mining Maniac Kickstarter Review

It’s not very often we get to review a really good Kickstarter prototype. It’s not even that the games are bad; it’s just that most often than not the games are simply average. However, every now and then you get a really good game and a really bad game. Unfortunately I have to say that Mining Maniac is a bad game, a really bad game.
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Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga From IDW Games

Posted on May 4th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga $79.99   Power and Glory – or Untold Sorrow: Which Shall Be Your Destiny?   Glory and blood are at stake in this lauded and highly sought-after grail game. Fire and Axe is a strategy game full of raiding, trading and ultimate control, which can live on reputation alone. […]

Designer’s Corner #7 – I’mma Talk About Video Games

Posted on April 30th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I know that in general, up to this point, I have done most of my talking about board game design because it is what I know best. There is something that bugs me a bit about video game design that … Continue reading

Revising my game design “Bucket List”

Posted on April 30th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

On the right side of the blog in the side column, there is a little text list about outstanding Game Design projects that featuring the following bullets. I have taken the liberty of editing it a little. This is a very old list, and I think I need to revisit it somewhat, hence this post. Continue reading

UK Games Expo 2015

Posted on April 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

UK Games Expo 2015 

The map of tabletop gaming is a lot like the map of these Great British Isles. To the south we have the sophisticated and learned board games, the far reaches of the north hold the great untamed wilds of the collectible card game, over the hills to the west there be the dragons and wizards of roleplaying games and from Nottingham the kings of miniature war games hold court. And right in the centre of it all is the UK Games Expo.
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ANZAC Weekend games

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

Club Sunday was active with 28 peeps still in town over the long weekend to enjoy some relaxing games. We had a big variety of games going and I got lost in some X-wing team games. Good to see a couple of new faces and also to welcome back one of our c…

Club Sunday

Posted on April 20th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Quiet meet at club this Sunday past, hosting 28 people. Auckland Open was rollicking along at Remuera and those of us unable to attend made do with games at our regular Sunday club meet from 1-5pm.We’ve had a few questions over several social media sit…

Pandemic Video Review

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

Pixelated brains: Surviving One Month In

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

Surviving One Month In

When the zombie apocalypse finally arrives us board gamers are all going to be well prepare because games like Surviving: One Month In have trained us in how to construct a base, working as a team and scavenging the wastelands.
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Vampire Hunters launches on Kickstarter

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Vampire Hunters Board Game kickstarter news

Holy water?
Cross bow?

We’re all tooled up which means one of only two things, we’re either going vampire hunting or I’m being forced to watch the Twilight saga again! The good news is we don’t have to watch Bella Swan sulk in a chair for an hour because Vampire Hunters from Dark Gate Games is on Kickstarter now.
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Doctor Who Clue from USAopoly

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Clue: Doctor Who $39.95   Doctor Who Clue places your favorite characters on a search through the Universe to rescue The Doctor. Playing as his closest friends and allies, players must reveal who amongst them the Daleks conditioned and mind-controlled to mislead the Doctor, what powerful weapon was used in the crime, and where The […]

Upper Deck Announces New Bring Out Yer Dead™ Board Game

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Upper Deck Announces New Bring Out Yer Dead™ Board Game   Original new board game from Upper Deck introduces new Euro-style game mechanics with French Tarot-sized cards! Carlsbad, Ca. (April 6, 2015) – Upper Deck has announced plans to release Bring Out Yer Dead, a new and original game of morbid family fun. Bring […]

Viceroy From Mayday Games

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Viceroy $32.95 SRP   Viceroy is a board game of bidding and resource management set in the fantasy universe of the famous Russian CCG Berserk. As the players struggle for control over the world of Laar, they recruit a variety of allies and enact various laws. These cards allow players to develop their state’s military […]