Posts Tagged ‘BOARD GAMES’
Picture the scene; it’s the middle of both a post-apocalyptic zombie invasion and the worst winter in recorded history, you’re running low on everything from food to medicine and you come across a horse. A horse would be very useful for getting around town quickly, it’s a majestic beast and for one to have survived this far into a zombie outbreak means it’s a fighter, but it also represents a significant quantity of fresh protein and there’s plenty of starving mouths to feed back at the colony. So what do you do?
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Undercity: Black River Irregulars: Heroes Expansion $34.99 The Undercity Black River Irregulars Heroes Expansion contains four new hero characters for players to use with their The Undercity Iron Kingdoms Adventure Board Game, as well as a new stand-alone scenario. Expand the scope of your adventuring party with four new heroes ready to tackle […]
Which, at times, fort of felt like the same thing…
The kids checking out The Girls treasures after the first trip to the Sentry Box. She spent pretty much all her money there the first day. She mostly picked up stuff for Shadowrun (including some old Greanadier Models miniatures from the Fasa era), which she seems fascinated with at the moment, but I think there was also a few miniatures destined for a Frostgrave or other fantasy skirmish warband. Oh and a character deck for Red Dragon Inn and a miniature for Super Dungeon Explore
The Boy and I kind of just tried to “Take it all in” and then spent some time between visits thinking about what we really wanted the most (because there was no way we could bring home all the treasures we found there!)
When The Boy finally bought his stuff he mostly picked up some D&D graphic novels (Dragonlance Classics? I think…?) and a new Star Wars RPG game – the Force Awakens beginner box.
With the exception of the GW figures and Arkham Horror dice, most of this had been sitting on their shelves since the last time I was there…. Probably been on their shelves since longer than the kids have been alive… I wasn’t interested in new stuff – new stuff I can get at my friendly local game store – Dragon’s Den Games – it’s the old weird stuff they’ve had forever tucked away in the back corners that i was looking for… Unfortunately some of the stuff listed in their online catalogue – was tucked so far away that no one there knew where it was… so I had to settle for this lot.
It’s probably pretty obvious to you that, as the writer of board game reviews, I consider myself to be a bit of a geek. Others consider me to be quite a lot of a geek, although that’s the polite ones. I won’t mention what the others call me; Polyhedron Collider would probably ask me to stop writing. The point is, as a geek I have pale skin, don’t like daylight and take particular offense to being stabbed through the heart with a wooden stake. It seems that I share a few things in common with Vampires, which came in handy recently as I played through The Fury of Dracula from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Ettins from Descent 2nd Edition. The sculpt is not great but I somehow like them. Fast project for myself. Can be also use in Song of Blade and Heroes and Dragon Rampant
Ettiny pochodzą z drugiej edycji gry planszowej Descent wydanej przez FFG. Modele malowało się przyjemnie aczkolwiek odlew jest tragiczny a detali praktycznie brak lub są zakryte nadlewkami.
We also give a shout out to the Brawling Brothers for supporting our show, and an argument about a brewery start some impromptu Sean Bean impressions.
Gencon 2016 was so much better than last year. There are a bunch on contributing factors like us getting a room at The Westin, the closest possible hotel, some better planning, and Stephanie having better migraine medications, but there was one big reason. There was a big ‘ol colorful, smile-inducing pile of awesome games. Last year […]
You’d think running a city would be a straightforward matter. How hard can it be? Tell the people what to do and they’d go off and do it without question. Sometime later the fruits of their labour would be there for you…er…everyone to enjoy.
It seems that somewhere along the way, somebody introduced knowledge and free will into the mix which has thrown a nasty spanner into the works. And don’t get me started on happiness – you’re here to work, not have fun. What do you think this is? Disneyland? Get back to your jobs, plebeians.
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With only eight days left I’m going to start sharing the games I’m looking forward to. I doubt I will get to try them all with nearly thirty interviews scheduled at Gen COn 2016. This list will be presented in no particular order, but I think, at times, you will be able to tell which […]
I’m not a wine connoisseur. I used to serve the stuff when I worked as a waiter and I know the difference between red, white, rosé and sparkling, but that’s about as far as my expertise goes. Give me a single malt and I can probably tell you not only where it’s from and how old it is, but also which still it was made in and the name of the local village dog.
Wine on the other hand is another matter. Whenever I’m involved in a discussion about wine, I always remember the BBC programme “Food and Drink”, specifically Jilly Goolden. Every week she’d be spouting all kinds of nonsense like an unsecured fire hydrant, spraying everyone nearby with fragrant descriptions of whatever the “plonk-de-jour” was. Talk of noses, depth, length, chocolate notes and vanilla on the cusp. Almost like you were visiting a plastic surgeon who side-lined as a chocolatier about a proboscis adjustment.
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Original Article: As I’m writing this there is no news on the Fantasy Flight Games website, but via YouTube the gaming company have announced a second edition of Mansion of Madness, and it’s rather different from the first.
Now, I like cake. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t. Cake is one of life’s fantastic luxuries. It’s never a bad time for cake and it goes with pretty much any meal, snack or beverage. It’s like the friend everyone has who is always up for a beer no matter what day of the week it is. And like that friend, you’ll always end up consuming far too much, feel sick and regret it the next day as your gut grows steadily larger. But you’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Assuming it still beats after troughing a mountain of chocolate fudge.
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There’s been a lot of video games that have made their way to our cardboard domain over recent years, from direct ports like Civilisation to those, like XCOM, that take the theme and spirit of the game and blend something new.
One thing these games have in common is that they tend to be based on the strategy end of the video game market, and whereas miniatures games like Infinity have mastered the art of tactical squad combat, no-one has really mastered the arena shooter. Until Adrenaline.
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So I got back from this year’s Shore Leave convention and had an absolute blast. The highlight for me was getting to meet Michael Forest, the actor who played Apollo in the classic Star Trek episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?” and reprised the role in th…
The boys also take another look at the economic worker placement games of Crisis and Scythe.
Discussion is then prompted by questions from listeners where all three weigh in with their thoughts on Battleships, Legacy games and the Spiel des Jahres nominees.
Vacation Time in Sweden With Added Cthulhu So the ordinary vacation time has arrived and that usually means more gaming. Add in some old friends heading back home which also means more gaming. Visiting…