Posts Tagged ‘Featured’

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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CMON Announces A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A Game of Thrones Miniatures Game News

 

CMON (apparently, we’re not allowed to call them Cool Mini Or Not anymore and must refer to them as See-Mon) have announced a new tabletop miniatures war game based on George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. 
A Song of Ice & Fire Fantasy Miniatures Game will create a rank and file miniatures game based on the series made famous by A Game of Thrones.  Miniatures will use movement trays to manoeuvre around the battlefield and all your favourite characters from the books will no doubt make an appearance.

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DOOM vs Adrenaline Face Off

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

DOOM vs Adrenaline Face Off

It’s a reasonably well known fact that certain kinds of media don’t transfer well into other formats. In fact, in most cases, it’s like introducing a baboon to the Dead Sea; you might think you’re doing something novel, but in reality all you’re achieving is killing your subject in a rather painful way. The transferral of Assassins Creed from game to movie is evidence of that – turn a reasonably fast paced action game into something akin to watching leaves grow on a dying tree, without the benefit of brutal murder to calm the soul.

Let’s take two recent releases for example – DOOM and Adrenaline. They’re both based on ideas founded very firmly in video games – the FPS, or First Person Shooter for those with only a vague awareness of the concept. As an avid fan of video games, the first thing that came to mind when I saw Adrenaline was Unreal Tournament – Deathmatch FPS in a futuristic Sci-Fi environment. And it’s quite obvious where DOOM came from. DOOM, obviously, although the progression from id Software’s DOOM to Quake was a natural one. Given Quake and Unreal Tournament were rivals at the time, it seems only fitting that they are compared in cardboard form too, if for no other reason than to justify my place amongst Polyhedron Collider’s review panel. Given the review panel currently consists of myself and Steve, it’s not exactly like trying to fight my way onto the UK Olympic track and field team, but I can’t be seen to be shirking my responsibilities.

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Podcast: Beyond Baker Street vs Fuse

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

We all like co-operation right? It’s like Operation but with a Co and less made-up body parts. The thing is, some of us, we like to make a lot of noise and the rest of us like peace and quiet. That means this week we’re looking at a shouty shouty co-op game – Fuse – in which you […]

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Box Breaking 205: Myth Shores of Kanis Expansion

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

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at the first part of his kickstarter pledge for Myth, the Kanis box set.  Watch as Matt checks out the the set.  If you are Myth lover this is for you.   Many of you might know this but the models are beautiful.

Best Play Recommends: The Quiet Year

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

TL;DR What: Explore the Story of your community with just paper and pencils. Players: 2 -4+ Time: 180 minutes (can be split into sessions) People: An interesting story telling game for a group or couple Available: Directly from the makers here The Gist Why we recommend it The Quiet Year is a game about struggle, ethics and drama. It has […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Hidden Role Board Games

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

At the risk of repeating ourselves, one of our main jobs here at Best Play is to make sure everyone feels welcome, and that people of all backgrounds can get a comfortable introduction to the joy of board games. One such genre that seems to manifest itself an awful lot are the ‘hidden role’ games. Another word […]

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Figure Forge 78: Black Mamba For Heavy Gear Blitz

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Figure Matt Shows you the basic build for the Black Mamba.   Hey Who wants to play I’m ready.

Box Breaking 204: HALO Ground Command

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the two player starter for HALO Ground Command from Spartan Games. I have played HALO Ground Command and I like it.   I find it to be a game that can easily be casual or competitive, and that’s a hard balance to find with miniatures.

Adrenaline Review

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

adrenaline board game review

Way back in Days of Yore, when Settlers of Catan ruled the great board game wildlands and Facebook was something aggressive librarians did to unruly students, I was engrossed in video games. In fact, I’ve been a fan of the digital smile machines since I was old enough to smash fingers into keyboards and code my first POKE-based programs on my trusty old Amstrad CPC-464. And yes, I realise I’m showing my age with that one. Once games evolved to the point where we could shoot each other over the internet, the idea of digital deathmatch has exploded, mostly due to two games: Quake and Unreal Tournament.
Yes, I know there were others, but let’s be honest, they were crap in comparison. I never got into Quake as much as UT for reasons best known to myself and I spent many an hour with the phrases “Head-Shot!”, “Double Kill!” and “Ultra-Kill!” ringing in my ears. And probably my neighbour’s ears too as the speakers were always turned up loud enough to wake Tutankhamun and his extended family.

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Best Play Giveaway for Raptor

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

It’s time for another Best Play giveaway! This week it’s the game from one of our most popular Gists, Raptor. It’s a fantastic 2 player game of dinosaurs and scientists that we highly recommend. For your chance to win enter below and email us [email protected] to know what games you’d like us to cover or […]

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Best Play Recommends: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

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

TL;DR What: A game of actual detective work and sleuthing, ready your note books. Players: 1 – 8+ Time: 30-90 minutes (can easily be played in sessions) People: Perfect for couples but also for a group of friends and family on a nice day Available: On Amazon here (If it’s too expensive currently you could also get the stand alone expansion) The […]

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Guild Ball Kick Off! Project: The Brewers

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

The first half of the Guild Ball Kick Off! Project is complete. Time to look back on what I’ve done and what remains.

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Box Breaking 203 Colditz from Osprey Games

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

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Colditz from Osprey.  The game that depicts real life event of Major Reid while imprisoned in Germany.  If you are a history buff this game is for you. This is coming to you far later than I wanted it too, because I had several technical difficulties […]

Weekly WIP: Brick and Flint

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

Another week, another two miniatures. That’s right, my plan to paint two miniatures at once has paid off and I was able to finish Brick and Flint.

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The Gist: Lords of Vegas

Posted on February 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Did you know that in the olden days, Las Vegas used to be just a big patch of desert. An opportunistic group of property developers soon changed that, and over the past half century the world’s playground for adults has been built ever larger and more lavish. Lords of Vegas is a board game that […]

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Weekly WIP: Guild Ball Masons Honour and Mallet

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

Getting back on track by painting Mallet and Honour in one week.

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 19: Cavern Tavern, Superhot and Elemenz

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 19: Cavern Tavern, Superhot and Elemenz

Jon, Steve and Andy are back and ready for some chat about board games. First off we look forward to Airecon and have a rather in depth discussion about Cavern Tavern from Final Frontier Games.  We then look at a couple of Kickstarters, SUPERHOT from Board & Dice and Elemenz from BadCat Games. Finally we round off the show with questions from the mailbag, answering our thoughts on Kickstarter versus pre-order and comment on the best and worst Kickstarter games we have backed.

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Weekly WIP: Bolt Action Anti-Tank Gun

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

An escalation league for miniatures wargaming sounds fun, until you have to keep escalating month in and month out.

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SUPERHOT The Card Game Kickstarter Review

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

Superhot the card game kickstarter review
Superhot must be one of the most mind bending video games of recent years. It’s a game where time only moves when you do, so if you stand still you can see the bullets hanging in mid-air. What may look like a much stylised first person shooter becomes more of a puzzle game as you try and find the optimum position, avoiding bullets and taking down bright red bad guys.
It’s a crazy concept and you would have to be a pretty crazy board game publisher to try and convert this into table top form. Step forward Board and Dice, a Polish publisher who seem to teeter on the edge of sanity every time I speak to them as they bring us SUPERHOT The Card Game.

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Best Play Recommends: Raptor

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

TL;DR What: Scientists vs dinosaurs in a simple to play game with hidden depth Players: 2 Time: 20-30 minutes People: For a couple or parent and child. Dinosaur love isn’t a neccesity but recommended. Available: On Amazon here The Gist Why we recommend it Like many born in the 80s, an early childhood memory of mine is going to see Jurassic […]

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Figure Forge 77: Ferrety for Heavy Gear Blitz

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Matt assembles the Ferret For Heavy Gear Blitz from Dream Pod 9. I am pretty happy with the new plastics.

Weekly WIP: Tapper for Guild Ball

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

By the middle of this week it looked like I wasn’t going to make any progress on my projects but a late weekend surge caught me up.

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