ACG Xmas Dinnner 2016. Great to see all of the crew who could make it to the Clubs 1st ever festive season dinner last weekend. Hope you all enjoyed the great eats provided by the Hotel and the good company. We also kicked it off with a games meet befo…
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Welcome listeners of illusion to the podcast of confusion. We, Polyhedron Collider, challenge you to the ultimate adventure. The next episode of the podcast is complete, the entrance to the dungeon is open so enter, listener.
The Polyhedron Collider Crew party up and head into the dungeon adventure that is the world of board games, card games, roleplaying games and tabletop gaming. Andy tells us about his experience of Knightmare Live, Steve and Andy explore the kickstarted world of Legends Untold before escaping the locals of Innsmouth in Mansions of Madness and Jon takes us through Dobble Star Wars.
We also delve into the mailbag and talk about our pet peeves in gaming, rulebooks and augmented reality and VR.
Those with long memories may remember an interview we did a little while back regarding Ether Wars, a dice rolling area control game from Spain. You also may remember we also did a couple of interviews with Burning Games, also from Spain, regarding their card based RPG Faith.
Well Ether Wars didn’t do very well first time around but the developers have teamed up with their fellow countrymen to come bring back the sci-fi dice game to Kickstarter.
I had a little chat with the development team regarding how to do a Kickstarter the second time around.
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Are you a Euro gamer? Are you a player who hates randomness, deplores direct conflict and wants your victory to be based solely on your strategy and how you best used the resources available to you?
If any of these things applies to you stop reading now, because Ominoes isn’t for you. Seriously, come back in a few weeks when Andy has written his Ava Roma review because that’s going to be your game, Ominoes is not.
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Not much work done on the Vimy Project this past week or so. We had a blast of winter-like weather in early October and the rest of the month was chilly, grey and wet and miserable. This first week of November we’ve had a bit more warmer weather and I’ve been trying to get out more – even got out for a little mountain bike ride on Friday (and will probably go for another today!). I did go a bit of assembling of Great War items last week (German mortars – useful for Vimy, and an A7V – not so useful for Vimy… but at least it’s still in the Great War era…). There were a few things I finished up this week – but they had little to do with the Great War…
Great War stuff.. no really…
Just in time to miss Halloween, the boys return for the Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 13. We recount our time at AireCon 2016 where we played a whole host of games and took part in our first media panel.
Seeing these makes me want to watch Star Wars again! Another few Imperial Assault minis under my belt. This time I’ve been getting stuck into the ominous Royal Guard and Royal Guard Champion. Whilst they have a fairly simple scheme I still found these rater tricky. Trying to get that red just right is difficult, … Continue reading Imperial Assault – The Royal Guard Attack! — DeathWatch Studios →
This was fun, and a bit different as the last few games I’ve played of seven wonders have been bigger 5-6-7 player games. I think I like the bigger games better, but this was still a lot of fun.
1st (Western Ontario) Battalion, CEF – like in about five minutes. I’d considered posting them along with this little game report, but then decided it’d be better posting them as separate things…
I finally got to try out Twilight Imperium (Third Edition). My friend John brought his copy over to set up and play through a few turns – just to teach the game Rob, Bob, The Boy and myself. We’ll have to set aside a whole day some time to get through …
A few weekends ago we tried out the new Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower. Back in 1995, we played the original Warhammer Quest a number of times over the summer break. We wondered if this new version would live up to the fond memories of that …
OK, I know what you’re all thinking “but that games been around for ever? Why are they reviewing it now?”. Well it may astonish you to read that not everyone owns a copy of this game and that even more shockingly I didn’t until recently. So for those of you who don’t know what the … Continue reading Carcassonne: The Review →
It’s a well-established fact that here at Polyhedron Collider, we like our beer. In fact, “like” is an understatement, akin to suggesting that Donald Trump might have a few controversial skeletons in his closet. We enjoy our beer so much that Steve makes better beer than some of the more popular breweries – believe me, his wedding porter was like drinking a bar of Galaxy rinsed with burning malt. In fact, why he’s not making more right this second is a matter I will raise at the next Polyhedron Collider AGM under “A.O.B.” (Any Other Beer).
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I’m sorry to say that none of the Polyhedron Collider crew will be attending Essen this year. Jon isn’t allowed out at weekends without supervision, Andy is off to Islay for a whisky distillery tour and Steve has to buy a washing machine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about the new games and generally geeky goodness surrounding Europe’s largest tabletop gaming convention and arguably the largest board game convention in the world.
With over 700 games being shown off at the event there’s a lot to take in, so here is a handful that have caught our eye. So if you’re heading to Essen this weekend go check these games out and let the publishers know that Polyhedron Collider sent you.
I got in a game of Firefly: The Board Game on Saturday with The Boy and a few friends. I like this game but it takes SOOOO LOOOOONG to play. Maybe if we played it more (or with less people) it would go quicker…. Since I actually had the War Room…
I used to be in a band, in fact during my formative years I’ve been in a number of bands and all but one of them were pretty rubbish. I may be a competent bass player but Wherewithal did a lot better once I left. So when I talk about Battle of the Bands, a new card game that’s on Kickstarter now, I feel like I’ve been there. I’ve had the chops, I’ve practised till my ears ring, I’ve spent too much money on a new guitar and I’ve stared out over an audience of bored looking punters.
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If you like lots of different fantasy race’s, and you like pairing them with different special powers, and you also like trying to fit said races into a overcrowed world….Then Smallworld from Days of Wonder is the game for you!! The idea for this game is simple, five different races are available too you at … Continue reading Smallworld Review →
GuardCon weekend was a superb gathering of gamers this year. Really great to see such numbers again and huge encouragement for future events up here in Auckland. Thank you to all of you who came and made it such a ball of a convention. Also great job a…
As a board game community we are obviously very pessimistic about the future as we are constantly playing games about the end of the world. Whether it’s zombies, nuclear attack or the mysteriously named ‘the event’ (please remain indoors) we all seem to be convinced that civilisation as we know it is about to end and we’re all going to be scratching for survival in a nightmare future. The Pioneers Program from GCT Studios treads this familiar scorched ground as you attempt to build a settlement and attract notable personalities to your cause.
Learning Curve has been suspended for the week whilst I cover something a little different. I have been lucky enough to come into possession of Cool Mini or Not’s undead pirate-fest Rum & Bones! In a few weeks I’ll have had a chance to play the game a couple of times but until then we’ll … Continue reading Rum & Bones Review: First Impressions →
One of the best things I did at university, besides drinking heavily and fraternising with my fellow students, was the decision to study Astrophysics. Yes, for a small part of my life I could look at the heavens on a clear night and actually know which point of light was which. Notwithstanding the fact that such nights in a coastal town in eastern Scotland were cold enough to freeze the hairy spheres from a number of particularly whimsical brass monkeys, these were good times and the culmination of a youth spent watching a lot of Star Trek, wondering what it will be like if we, as a slightly more evolved collection of the aforementioned monkeys, were ever to get to the stars.
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Well…We’ve had a busy week or so.When I last posted We’d just finished our second week of our 30 Games in 30 Days September Challenge, I’d play-tested my game for ToonCon, and was getting ready to do some serious terrain building. In the last 10 days…