“Uknown” is a (pardon the pun) relatively unknown game that I happened to come upon on Kickstarter. I thought it looked promising, backed them, and then completely forgot about it.Check out Rob and Dave games on Facebook. I’m not sure if this game will…
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Now I know what I will play next year! I could not withstand this great game with TMG which is an rely solid producer relaunch this to the world. This will replace some other trade/company builder games that I have.Now I only have to wait for 8 months …
I recently made the trek down to Game Theory in Raleigh NC for a Star Wars Armada Regionals tournament. I’m a big fan of that game shop; I visit it regularly as it’s near my in-laws’ place. So, I wanted to pick something up to support them (and, more i…
The game comes with around 50 miniatures, with several of them being duplicate sculpts. These are GW style wargaming figures, not the cheapo plastic board game figures most dungeon crawlers come with. The figures require assembly, with clippers, glue, and all, and if you’re adventurous, paint.
Hello people,So, after the qualified triumph of Yavin / Expo as a bit of variety I’ve been dabbling elsewhere, which is allowed under my self imposed gaming restrictions as I haven’t spent any money. Nor will I…..honest :)Nigel recently picked up War…
At the UK Games Expo Jon got the chance to speak to Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules fame and CGE about the upcoming version of our favourite party game; Codenames Pictures.
Many thanks to Chris from the UK Gaming Media Network for the recording and for Playmore Games and Dized for the use of their booth.
Now, it’s a well-established fact that here at Polyhedron Collider we do like a bit of novelty and bling in our games. And if there’s a chance to play nice then stab someone in the back without so much as a “by your leave”, then we’re all for it. So what happens when you combine all three? You get Everdark by Walrus Games – the pre-release version of the game I was taken through at UK Games Expo.
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Board games surely are the perfect way to recreate The Beautiful Game. We showed that with Operation Jack Wilshere, it’s […]
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What do you say when an excitable, well dressed French chap grabs your attention and invites you to take a look at a new board game with a novel twist? You say “yes” of course. Such was the situation I was in at the recent UK Games Expo when introduced to the upcoming Kickstarter game: HOPE.
High on a combination of gaming excitement and caffeinated beverages, the Polyhedron Collider boys record live from the UK Games Expo 2016.
Recorded at the end of the first and third days, we give our initial impressions of every game we can remember playing.
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It’s just a two weeks to the UK Games Expo, the UK’s largest tabletop gaming convention, held at the Birmingham NEC between the 3rd and 5th June. There’s plenty to be excited about; games, shops, cosplay and even more games but if you’re still not sure what to expect we’ve gathered together all the new and shiny games you’ll get to see at the Expo.
Some of these will be fully released retail versions of the game that you can take home with you. Others will be early demo versions, allowing you to get the first chance to play the game before it hits retail or Kickstarter. But they will all be new games that very few people have played before.
Keep coming back as we’ll be updating this list as more publishers and designers release news of their upcoming games.
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By Mitch Reed with Dave Garvin
I have been a gaming junkie since my early teens; perhaps even before if I include Hi-Ho Cherrio and Rock-Em Sock-Em robots. Like many of us with gray hair, I cut my teeth on the wargames produced by the now defunct companies called Avalon Hill and SPI. One game that stood out from my teens was Squad Leader, a game by Avalon Hill that dealt with small unit tactics in WWII. Out of all the games I played back then, for some reason Squad Leader always seemed stuck in my mind and when I started playing Flames of War 4 years ago, I was once again reminded of this great game I played in my youth. In reality, Squad Leader and FoW are worlds apart in many ways besides one being a board game and the other being a miniatures game. They both cover the sharp end of war; company level combat in close quarters and teach the player how combined forces work in a tactical situation. I feel the comparison ends at that point; and Squad Leader takes the player into a deep immersion of the subject.
I want to first be clear of my history of the game; I played Squad Leader (SL) a John Hill design which came out in 1977. The basic game was a smash hit in 1977 and Avalon Hill expanded the game over the next 6 years by adding modules that expanded the rules and nations that were not included in the original game. In 1985 Avalon Hill doubled down on the series and created Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) which was designed by Don Greenwood. While many hard core grogs would say they are two entirely different games I would argue that if not for SL, you would not have ASL. In all fairness I never played ASL when it came out, by 1985 sports and rejection from women were more important in my life than gaming.
Imagine someone had created a cooperative board game out of domino rally. There you go, you’ve just imagined Aya and to be fair I could leave the review right there.
In Aya you and your friends have discovered a new land and are travelling inland via river, exploring the untouched wilderness and photographing the local wildlife and breathe taking scenery.
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If you read my review of A Prophecy of Dragons, you’ll know I was disappointed with the previous adventure for TIME Stories, the time travelling cooperative game which I still believe is one of the best cooperative board game experiences on the market. Thankfully, I am happy to say that Under the Mask is a return to form, a fun puzzle and adventure that gets everything just right.
TIME Stories is a mystery and as such your experience will rely on not knowing the puzzles ahead so I’m going to attempt to keep this review as spoiler free as possible. However, there will be some very mild spoilers from here on, so if you want the Under the Mask to be a complete surprise then come back later.
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I am happy to announce that Mage Company and I have teamed up to bring you the Aether Captains Giveaway! This giveaway is for one copy of the game will be given along with any unlocked stretch goals. This contest will end May 27th, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to Worldwide. From Kickstarter Campaign: One
Some armour upgrades for the Space Wolf players from Forge World…
|Example cards from the Dwarf deck|
|A wounded Dwarf Mercenary and a ‘tapped’ Dwarf Shieldman|
At Salute 2016 I was had the opportunity to play a demo of the new Dark Souls board game. It was a shortened version of the game, concentrating on an end of level boss character, but I can tell you now, it manages to capture the feel of Dark Souls in board game form.
The full game will involve a dungeon crawl, venturing forth from the bonfire and facing off against low level minions such as undead and Knights, reach the end of the dungeon and you have to fight the boss. If you die then you drop any souls you have acquired and respawn at the bonfire Dark Souls players will all find this familiar.
The best word I can find to describe Celestia is ‘delightful’; maybe even ‘whimsical’, how about delightfully whimsical. Celestia, a reprint of Cloud 9 with a slight re-theme and much better art, is a game of pushing your luck while navigating floating islands and searching for treasure.
But it’s a dangerous journey, and you’ll have to fend off pirates and murderous flocks of birds as well as the machinations of the fellow crew.
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