Posts Tagged ‘Featured’

Box Breaking 216: Ruins of Azlant Dice from Q Workshop

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

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at the Ruins of Azlant themed dice from Q Workshop. Each die has etched markings or runes hinting free spirits and destiny. I will keep you posted on how they roll.

Flip Through Ultimate Magic for Pathfinder from Paizo

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

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at Pathfinders Ultimate Magic from Paizo.  While this book isn’t new it is to Matt so he is sharing. All in all it’s a good book.  I think at this point some of the material can be expanded upon, but it’s still a solid foundation for growth.

Figure Forge 99: Typhoon Attack Helicopters for Dropzone Commander

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

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles both builds of the Resistance attack Helicopters. The blades made these models a lot of fun.

Figure Forge 98: Bones 3 Frost Giants

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In this Figure Forge Matt throws together the Bones 3 Frost Giants. Yep, they were easy.

Box Breaking 215: Forcemaster Mage Wars Academy

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

In the Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at the Forcemaster expansion for Mage Wars Academy.  This expansion focuses on the use of telekinetic powers by the mage. The Forcemaster is one of the more unique mages in the game.  Which can make her a little tricky to play against.

Flip Through Coalition Wars The Siege on Tolkeen

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

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look at the first book of the Coalition Wars Campaign The Seige on Tolkeen for Rifts from Palladium Books.  this starts the story of Tech VS. Magic in the Rifts universe – well I mean makes truly volatile. Currently running a campaign that is leading up this part […]

Review Roundup

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

Over the years we have been sent a number of review copies of games that have slipped through the net. It’s an embarrassment, it’s unprofessional, its ramshackle, but there is a reason these games have remained unreviewed, they have struggled to even get to the table. Some of them are boring, some are uninspiring and some are just plain bad but it’s our duty as honest reviewers to tell you why we just don’t like this set of games.

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Figure Forge 97: Kyra and Lavarath from Bones 3

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

In this Figure Forge Matt shows you how easy Reaper Bones go together by putting together Kyra and Lavarath. So Far I have had a lot of fun wit the Bones 3 minis.  They are my first bones kickstarter and I did buy into Bones 4 as a result.

Figure Forge 96: Buzenbo for Bushido from GCT

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

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles the Buzenbo. Have you played Bushido the Game? I want to know what you think.

Box Breaking 214: Doctor Who Time Clash From Cubicle 7

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

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Doctor Who Time Clash.  The card game where Daleks struggle against DR and his companions to determine the fate of the universe.   If your’e a Doctor Who fan this is a must have!

Box Breaking 213: Dark Age Two Player Starter Path to Glory

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt busts open The Dark Age two player starter from CMoN. Dark Age is the miniature game where rolling low is the way to go.   As you can see from my rolls this is probably not the game for me.

Star Scrapper: Cave In Review

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have come to the realisation that the hallmark of a great game is one when you look at your options, mull over your choices and then let out a cry of exasperation. It is that moment when you realise that to pull off that game winning moving you really should have started your plan in motion three turns ago, or that you are simply one action or one resource short of pulling off a complete blinder.
I say this because my time with Star Scrapper: Cave In has been embarrassingly short, to the point where I feel slightly dishonest in using the word review in the title, (not too I guilty mind you as an article titled first impressions never gets the traction it deserves) but I will say within my brief time with Star Scrapper Cave In there have been multiple cries of anguish, so surely it is a truly great game.

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Star Scrapper: Cave In Review

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have come to the realisation that the hallmark of a great game is one when you look at your options, mull over your choices and then let out a cry of exasperation. It is that moment when you realise that to pull off that game winning moving you really should have started your plan in motion three turns ago, or that you are simply one action or one resource short of pulling off a complete blinder.
I say this because my time with Star Scrapper: Cave In has been embarrassingly short, to the point where I feel slightly dishonest in using the word review in the title, (not too I guilty mind you as an article titled first impressions never gets the traction it deserves) but I will say within my brief time with Star Scrapper Cave In there have been multiple cries of anguish, so surely it is a truly great game.

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Century: Spice Road Review

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Century: Spice Road Review

It is said that the early bird catches the worm. However, I’m one of those weird folks who, whenever anyone mentions worms, I immediately think of the sandworms in Dune. Huge great things with mouths bigger than the Channel Tunnel and with more segments than a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. To catch these worms would take a very big bird indeed and we’re not talking Sesame Street here.

For anyone familiar with Frank Herbert’s novel, I refer to the worms here due to the Spice Melange – a substance in the books that enabled long term space flight and which only grew on the planet Arrakis. The spices in the subject of this review are less potent and would barely allow you to make a tasty rice pudding, let alone navigate you across the galaxy. 

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Century: Spice Road Review

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Century: Spice Road Review

It is said that the early bird catches the worm. However, I’m one of those weird folks who, whenever anyone mentions worms, I immediately think of the sandworms in Dune. Huge great things with mouths bigger than the Channel Tunnel and with more segments than a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. To catch these worms would take a very big bird indeed and we’re not talking Sesame Street here.

For anyone familiar with Frank Herbert’s novel, I refer to the worms here due to the Spice Melange – a substance in the books that enabled long term space flight and which only grew on the planet Arrakis. The spices in the subject of this review are less potent and would barely allow you to make a tasty rice pudding, let alone navigate you across the galaxy. 

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This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Anyone alive in the 90s who owned an Amiga will almost certainly have remembered the Sensible Software game “Cannon Fodder”. If you don’t remember the game, look it up. I’ll wait.
I mention Cannon Fodder because it came with the tagline: “War has never been so much fun”. And it was right – Cannon Fodder was awesome and still stands as one of my favourite games of all time. Making those little men dance across the screen as you shot their twitching corpses was highly entertaining, if a little morbid.

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This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Anyone alive in the 90s who owned an Amiga will almost certainly have remembered the Sensible Software game “Cannon Fodder”. If you don’t remember the game, look it up. I’ll wait.
I mention Cannon Fodder because it came with the tagline: “War has never been so much fun”. And it was right – Cannon Fodder was awesome and still stands as one of my favourite games of all time. Making those little men dance across the screen as you shot their twitching corpses was highly entertaining, if a little morbid.

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Bärenpark Review

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I will be perfectly honest, at first I passed on Bärenpark, a tile laying game where you build a zoo specifically for bears. I will admit that the theme didn’t grab me and the mechanics looked a little too simplistic for my tastes and, worst of all, the cover artwork did nothing to inspire me. But I am happy to say that Bärenpark has proven me wrong because not only is it a fun and light game it’s also got a surprising depth of strategy.

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Bärenpark Review

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I will be perfectly honest, at first I passed on Bärenpark, a tile laying game where you build a zoo specifically for bears. I will admit that the theme didn’t grab me and the mechanics looked a little too simplistic for my tastes and, worst of all, the cover artwork did nothing to inspire me. But I am happy to say that Bärenpark has proven me wrong because not only is it a fun and light game it’s also got a surprising depth of strategy.

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Flip Through: Pathfinder Adventurer’s Guide

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

In this Flip Through Matt Takes a look at Pathfinders’ Adventurer’s Guide from Paizo.  This book focuses on eighteen organizations players and GM’s can use from the Inner Sea region.  They get a good look at everything from feats to spells. The Adventurer’s Guide is a little different than most of their books, but it […]

Podcast: Broom Service vs Emergence

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

“Woh what was the small break about guys?” Sorry, life get’s in the way sometimes. But don’t worry we’re back and with two cool games you might not know about. Emergence and Broom Service. One is about being a devious computer AI and the other is about witches delivering potions. I’ll let you see if […]

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Figure Forge 94: Scourge Hound for Wrath of Kings

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles the Scourge Hound from the Battle of Raven Wood two player starter for Wrath of Kings.   Time to get these painted no I think a a game first!

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 29 – Runewars Miniatures Game, This War of Mine and Cave In

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 29 - Runewars Miniatures Game, This War of Mine and Cave In

It is time yet again for a slice of tabletop gaming chat as the boys explore the latest miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games Runewars, get all depressed by This War of Mine and explore the latest Kickstarters with our thoughts on Burning Rome and Star Scrappers Cave In.

We also discuss the latest news about Talisman and organising a Dungeons and Dragons session.

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 29 – Runewars Miniatures Game, This War of Mine and Cave In

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 29 - Runewars Miniatures Game, This War of Mine and Cave In

It is time yet again for a slice of tabletop gaming chat as the boys explore the latest miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games Runewars, get all depressed by This War of Mine and explore the latest Kickstarters with our thoughts on Burning Rome and Star Scrappers Cave In.

We also discuss the latest news about Talisman and organising a Dungeons and Dragons session.

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Box Breaking 212: Munchkin Spell Skool

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes  a look at Munchkin Spell Skool. The classroom will never be the same again – just ask the Friendly Big Kid. Kaite Cook did a great job with the art on this set.  I think she might have had too much fun.