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.
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In our Elder Sign review, we’ll give you our thoughts on this very popular dice rolling game from Fantasy Flight Games!
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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…
If you’re an H.P. Lovecraft fan or are looking for a solid cooperative horror game, you will definitely want to take a look at our Eldritch Horror review!
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In our Arkham Horror board game review, we take a look at a very popular cooperative adventure game set in a universe created by H.P. Lovecraft!
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In our XCOM: The Board Game review, we take a look at a science fiction co-op game based on the popular video game series.
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On the 30th of May I went to my local games store, Bag of Holding, for their monthly AGoT LCG tournament, up for grabs was the prize support for the latest spring kit. Most of the guys there were deck testing for the following weekends regional at the Games Expo, unfortunately I wasn’t going, but still wanted to try out a deck I have been messing around with for a few weeks, my Stark Fealty deck.
We had 8 players which is an improvement for us as we are a new and growing meta. We played 3 rounds of swiss and then most stayed around for some pick up games afterwards. I took my camera along and recorded the games on the top game, which I have linked below.
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The march to the Star Wars: Armada regional tournament continues, and due to time constraints this will probably be the last article before the tournament. However, look forward to a full recap on this site once all is said and done.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about how my newb preparations are going. In Part 1 I went over some basic outlines that apply to many competitive games. In this article, I’m going to go over another critical aspect of preparing for a big tournament: PLAYING THE GAME!! Of course, it’s not that simple, and there are some tricks that can help maximize the value of your game time.
Time for a bold bomb: Star Wars Armada is the best miniatures game I’ve played in years. The setting is amazing, of course, but I’m not even that much of a Star Wars fan. The rules are tight, the game is relatively balanced, and the actual gameplay requires strategic planning. Plus, there is a well-supported tournament system in place, which is important for gamers like myself who enjoy the competition.
That’s why I was excited to hear that FFG chose my FLGS to host an Armada Regional Tournament. I have no illusions of getting the overall win (especially with the IFF crew making the trip) but I set a goal to at least win one of my games.
The problem, so far, has simply been a lack of time to get in some real practice. I’ve spent more time painting my ships than I have playing with them! Some of that was self-imposed, since I have other gaming obligations, but with Regionals scant weeks away I’m committed to getting better at this game and achieving my goal at the tournament. This mini-series of articles will focus on my preparations, and hopefully offer some insight for fellow new players who are diving into the deep end for Armada.
Though it’s been out for a while (See Scott’s previous review!), I only recently managed to get my mitts on a copy of Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. As many of you reading this will remember, I am a big fan of both card games and cooperative games. My favorite card game is hands down the Lord of the Rings card game, and this game seemed to share a similar concept. Because I am so well versed in the Lord of the Rings LCG, my review of this game will be colored largely by that. Spoiler alert: This game is very very good!
Warhammer Quest is a cooperative dungeon crawler card game. Unlike Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Game. the game is meant for 2-4 players, and scales accordingly by ensuring the heroes always have 4 actions between them. Unlike a bulky board game, the entire game is done through cards which makes setup relatively simple, and the playing space relatively small. Still, the game feels like an epic dungeon crawler complete with everything you’d hope to experience: loot, leveling up, and glorious combat.
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