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Farsight Kickstarter Review

Posted on April 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Farsight Kickstarter Review

Big bastard robots!

That’s what my podcast co-host and Polyhedron Collider writer said to me when I showed him some details about Farsight, the new game from Braincrack games that the entire Polyhedron Collider crew got to play on Tabletopia this week along with Lewis from Braincrack. And the game certainly is about big bastard robots, with a mix of game-play from Space Marine, Stratego and Heroes of Normandie.

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Flip Through Bestiary 6 for Pathfinder from Paizo

Posted on April 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at the Bestiary 6 for Pathfinder. He chats about the Archdevils, Kaiju, new player races, Planar dragons, the Four Horsemen, and a few more along the way.   Music and Sound by Syrinscape.   Next week I should have the written review done, and we’ll take a […]

Box Breaking 208: Agamemnon from Osprey Games

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I picked up at and played at Alliance Open House. Agamemnon is a tile placement territory control game that is fast to learn and full of thinking (abstarct strategy). Agmemnon is one of those games that is different every time you play it.

Martians: A Story of Civilization Review

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Martians: A Story of Civilization Review

Mars seems to be the hot ticket right now. Whether people are terraforming it, journeying to it, colonising it or battering it and deep frying it, the Red Planet has got more attention than Sean Spicer talking about what he believes to be an accurate account of German history. There are currently rovers on Mars roaming around giving us more information than ever before and they’re all more reliable than the cars of the same name. Rover Metros were less reliable than a London Midland commuter train on a bad day and the Mars Rover took less time to get to its destination.

So being the space-nut that I am, sometime in 2016 I jumped on the backing bandwagon, boarded the mission to Mars and backed Martians: A Story of Civilization. And I note the awful Americanisation of our beloved mother tongue with that filthy “z” instead of the Queen’s “s”, but, like an excited hound with the keys to a JCB, I dive down yet another rabbit hole.
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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 23 part 1: Mars, Tsuro and Planetarium

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Steve, Andy, his potty mouth, Jon and his creaky chair have come together for another batch of board gaming chat. In part one of a two parts special (I say special, its more that we waffled for too long and had to chop it down) we go through Andy’s Kickstarter habit, have a discussion on the pronunciation of the word Brass, Nandos and how best to censor Andy.

We also talk about some games, since that’s why we’re here. Andy takes us to Mars, in a Story of Civilisation, Steve ventures through time in TIME Stories Expedition Endurance, Jon is all at sea with Tsuro and we all learn some valuable science from Dr Lewis in Planetarium.

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Flip Through Curse of the Crimson Throne for Pathfinder

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Matt doesn’t spoil this look at the revised edition of Curse of the Crimson Throne.  He discusses some of the changes or additions that were added to the story. Next Week I will take a look at at Bestiary 6!  And then some Rifts the following week.

Best Play Recommends: Karuba

Posted on April 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

TL;DR What: A sedate and blissful game of puzzle solving Players: 2 -4 Time: 20-30 minutes People: Ideally for friends, family and kids looking for something that’s peaceful and non-confrontational. Available: Get it on Amazon here and support Best Play at the same time! The Gist Why we recommend it We also talked about Karuba on our podcast over here Do you […]

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Best Play Recommends: Karuba

Posted on April 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

TL;DR What: A sedate and blissful game of puzzle solving Players: 2 -4 Time: 20-30 minutes People: Ideally for friends, family and kids looking for something that’s peaceful and non-confrontational. Available: Get it on Amazon here and support Best Play at the same time! The Gist Why we recommend it We also talked about Karuba on our podcast over here Do you […]

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Crash Course: Oink Games

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There’s something joyful about perfectly sized, weighty little packages. When I first saw Glenn pack all the ocean-hued tiles of Deep Sea Adventure back into the box, I was impressed. That’s a whole lot of game that fits inside a footprint smaller than an actual foot. It’s the sort of game you could pack into […]

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Figure Forge 88: Iguana for Heavy Gear

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Matt assembles the bear bones of the Iguana for Heavy Gear,  This is the new plastic. So, who is going to Origins and do you want to play Heavy Gear Blitz.

Box Breaking 207: Myth Blackwall Warrens

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Watch as Matt sift throw the goodies in Myth’s Blackwall Warrens box set from Megacon Games.  If you are familiar with Myth then you already know these models are awesome! I use these models for everything from Myth to to RPG’s.  The boards too! When I play Myth I reminisce about Dirk the Daring.  How […]

The General's Tent 2017-04-10 08:00:15

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Letting my X-Wing dry as I play some Batman and return to the Walkin’ Boss.

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True Story: How Monopoly Saved Thousands of Lives

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you’re a fan of Best Play you should know by now that Monopoly is not only an awful game, but also has a dark, fascinating and cut-throat history. We’ve also listed our favourite 12 Monopoly editions and done an exhaustive statistical analysis of the game. Well, guess what? There’s even more to this much-maligned […]

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True Story: How Monopoly Saved Thousands of Lives

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you’re a fan of Best Play you should know by now that Monopoly is not only an awful game, but also has a dark, fascinating and cut-throat history. We’ve also listed our favourite 12 Monopoly editions and done an exhaustive statistical analysis of the game. Well, guess what? There’s even more to this much-maligned […]

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The Ultimate Guide on the Best Board Game Apps for your Phone

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If there is one problem with board games it is how impractical they can be. You’re trying to play Galaxy Trucker in the back of your car … and oh it’s gone everywhere. A nice game of Catan by the fire … and woosh all your wood is up in flames. Want to play Splendor […]

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The Ultimate Guide on the Best Board Game Apps for your Phone

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If there is one problem with board games it is how impractical they can be. You’re trying to play Galaxy Trucker in the back of your car … and oh it’s gone everywhere. A nice game of Catan by the fire … and woosh all your wood is up in flames. Want to play Splendor […]

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Potion Explosion App Review

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Potion Explosion App Review

So let’s get this straight; Potion Explosion is a board game, based on a mobile app that now been turned into a mobile app. Confused? Don’t be, because Potion Explosion is a fun little game that works just as well on both the tabletop and your telephone or tablet.
The premise is simple, you need to brew potions and do it better than your opponent. To do this you will need to gather four different ingredients each represented by coloured marbles, in varying quantities. Each turn you are only allowed to collect one ingredient from the rack, but if by doing so two ingredients of the same colour come into contact then they explode and you get to collect all of those of the same colour. If by removing these ingredients you then cause another group of the same colour to come into contact then you also get to collect those as well. It means you can set off a cascade and grab a handful of ingredients by simply removing one key ingredient.

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Planetarium Review

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Planetarium Review

 A few months ago when I took a peek at Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy, I may have let slip that I was a student of Astrophysics. Sitting in or on an observatory in the middle of winter was all very well, but it did have a habit of reducing one’s tackle to the size of a cashew nut given that the observatory in question was in Scotland. Thankfully it wasn’t all steering telescopes and going cross-eyed trying to discern one speck of light from another. Part of my study of all things “space” involved the formation of stars and consequentially, the formation of planets. I could start harping on about accretion disks, gravitational fields and potential wells, but I’m sure Steve doesn’t want to lose our readership.

Having said all that, it seems that Game Salute have an interest in planetary formation because they’ve recently released Planetarium following a Kickstarter campaign. Every time I hear that word, I instantly think of the South Park episode – not because of Cartman’s cheesy poofs try-out, but because Dr. Adams can’t pronounce the “T” in Planetarium. According to my better half, saying that repeatedly for 6 weeks starts to wear thin. I fail to see the problem myself. 
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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 22: FAITH RPG, Airecon and The City of Kings

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

On their return from Airecon, the boys have put together a bumper episode of tabletop gaming goodness. We start by discussing FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG and its Garden In Hell starter set. We then go over the games we played and the people we met at Airecon, including our thoughts on Geeknson gaming tables and The City of Kings, the fantasy adventure game that is taking Kickstarter by storm.

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Board Game Room 101 at Airecon

Posted on April 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

At Airecon, Andy joined a group of UK board game media creators to discuss which aspects of the tabletop gaming hobby that they should put into Room 101.
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Best Play Recommends: Loony Quest

Posted on April 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

TL;DR What: Mario and Sonic the board game. Yes, really. Players: 2 -5 Time: 20-30 minutes People: Ideally for friends, family and kids looking for something quick and a lot of fun. Available: Get it on Amazon here and support Best Play at the same time! The Gist Why we recommend it We also talked about Loony Quest on our […]

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Figure Forge 79: Ferret for Heavy Gear

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Watch mat assemble the basic Ferret for Heavy Gear. The new plastics are easy to clean and go together in a flash. I have a lot more Heavy Gear coming in the near future.

Guild Ball Kick Off! Project: The Masons

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Masons are finished and that makes two guilds painted in three months. It was a challenge.

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Box Breaking 206: Zombie Munchkin From Steve Jackson Games

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Munchkin Zombies. One of the things about this edition is you play the zombie!!   Munchkins eating brains!! It has to be fun.

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 21: James Hudson and The Grimm Forest

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Its time, yet again, for another dose of board gaming chat.  Jon is off biking, or some other strenuous activity that Andy and Steve find far too much like hard work, and so they substitute a brummy for a redkneck as they are joined by James Hudson from Druid City Games.  James tells us all about his new game, The Grimm Forest, and goes into detail about publishing, Kickstarter, distribution and Peppa Pig.

The Grimm Forest launches on Kickstarter on 21st March.

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