Posts Tagged ‘Featured’

The Polyhedron Collider Cast episode 33 – Kickstarter

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast episode 33 - Kickstarter

The boys discuss Kickstarter and the effect it’s had on tabletop games. We discuss the best board games we’ve backed, the ones that have been lacklustre and those we regret not backing.   Via questions from our listeners we also look at how Kickstarter has effected the gaming industry and muse over if the bubble will burst.

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast episode 33 – Kickstarter

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast episode 33 - Kickstarter

The boys discuss Kickstarter and the effect it’s had on tabletop games. We discuss the best board games we’ve backed, the ones that have been lacklustre and those we regret not backing.   Via questions from our listeners we also look at how Kickstarter has effected the gaming industry and muse over if the bubble will burst.

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Starfinder Character Creation with Point Buy

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

In this video Matt uses the point buy system for Pathfinder to create a great Wandering Warrior. This is a tutorial style of video with some extras on character development. Next week is Thanksgiving, but I hope to have a new improved tutorial on character creation down with the method I am most familiar with […]

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 33: Gloom of Kilforth, Dice Forge and Star Trek RPG

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

The Polyhedron Collider Crew return, with another slice of board gaming chat interspersed by rabbit holes and nonsense. 

Steve and Jon venture out to battle the Gloom of Kilforth, all three members of the team love Dice Forge so much they keep getting distracted and Andy tell us the tales of Captain Cocktail and his intrepid crew in the Star Trek Adventures RPG from Modiphius.

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Box Breaking 227: Train Heist From Cryptozoic

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Watch as Matt Unboxes Train Heist.  Come an look at whats inside Train Heist and see if you and your friends have what it takes to rob the train. Don’t let the Sheriff catch you!

Box Breaking 226: Port Royal From Steve Jackson Games

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

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Port Royal the press your luck racking game where you hire a crew to trade with or to fend off ships in the Busy Port Royal. Port Royal was chosen by the Wiener  Spiele Akedemie as the the 2013 Game Designer Award, under the name Handler […]

Box Breaking 225:Sell Swords Olympus From Level 99 Games

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Sell Swords Olympus, the sequel to the smash hit Sell Swords from Level 99 Games. Sell Swords is by far one of my favorite two-player games out there, and I look forward to more in the future.

InBetween Review

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

InBetween Review

I can firmly say that I am a massive fan of Stranger Things, the Netflix television series that mixed 80s movies, Dungeons & Dragons and a smidgeon of Cthulhu. What is there not to like? Which is why I was very excited about the new little game form Board&Dice, InBetween. For starters it’s Stranger Things the card game, and is certainly a lot better that that Eleven egg waffles nonsense that was recently announced.  Secondly the game was designed by Adam Kwapiński, and although he may not yet be a household name, I think he is always one to watch.

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InBetween Review

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

InBetween Review

I can firmly say that I am a massive fan of Stranger Things, the Netflix television series that mixed 80s movies, Dungeons & Dragons and a smidgeon of Cthulhu. What is there not to like? Which is why I was very excited about the new little game form Board&Dice, InBetween. For starters it’s Stranger Things the card game, and is certainly a lot better that that Eleven egg waffles nonsense that was recently announced.  Secondly the game was designed by Adam Kwapiński, and although he may not yet be a household name, I think he is always one to watch.

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Clans of Caledonia Review

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

Clans of Caledonia Review

Whenever I visited my gran’s house, she always had a ropey old tea towel in her kitchen, presumably from around the time when Robert the Bruce was a lad, depicting hairy “coos”, big red-headed strapping men in kilts and the odd wild Haggis. It is this romantic image of Scotland that stuck with me through my life until I lived there and found that it’s actually an accurate depiction of the place and the image on the tea towel was presumably a photograph, much like the image above.

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Clans of Caledonia Review

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

Clans of Caledonia Review

Whenever I visited my gran’s house, she always had a ropey old tea towel in her kitchen, presumably from around the time when Robert the Bruce was a lad, depicting hairy “coos”, big red-headed strapping men in kilts and the odd wild Haggis. It is this romantic image of Scotland that stuck with me through my life until I lived there and found that it’s actually an accurate depiction of the place and the image on the tea towel was presumably a photograph, much like the image above.

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Box Breaking 224: I Can’t Even Monsters from Level 99 games

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at I Can’t Even Monsters. This is a crazy monster themed card game with even crazier abstract methods of winning. Thanks for watching.

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 32: Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, Inbetween and our Essen

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 32: Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, Inbetween and our Essen
It’s time to get excited about Essen Spiel and so the boys try and keep it clean and family friendly.  Unfortunately, a request for Polyhedron Collider to review adult products leads to a discussion of said products and things evolve into childish giggling.
We do however get a chance to play ‘game of the year’ contender Clans of Caledonia, dice placement fantasy game Monster-Lands and talk about the Stranger Things inspired two-player card game Inbetween. We also then take our pick of the most interesting games to play and buy at Essen.

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 32: Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, Inbetween and our Essen

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 32: Clans of Caledonia, Monster Lands, Inbetween and our Essen
It’s time to get excited about Essen Spiel and so the boys try and keep it clean and family friendly.  Unfortunately, a request for Polyhedron Collider to review adult products leads to a discussion of said products and things evolve into childish giggling.
We do however get a chance to play ‘game of the year’ contender Clans of Caledonia, dice placement fantasy game Monster-Lands and talk about the Stranger Things inspired two-player card game Inbetween. We also then take our pick of the most interesting games to play and buy at Essen.

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Best Play Recommends: Kingdomino

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

TL;DR What is it? A simple game of dominoes…and kingdom building. How many people? 2-4 How long does it take? 15 minutes Who is it for? Great for families as it’s easy to learn and quick to play. Buy it: Available on Amazon The Gist Why we recommend it We love a simple game. Distilling an idea down to its […]

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Spotlight: Time Stories

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Spotlight is where we at Best Play like to share our thoughts on a game we like or think is interesting but can’t stick the big rubber stamp of ‘Best Play Recommends’ on – yet! What is Time Stories? Time Stories is somewhat similar to our recent Spotlight guest, Arkham Horror LCG in that it’s a […]

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Box Breaking 223: Farmer’s Guild for Guild Ball

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the Farmer’s Guild for Guild ball from Steamforged Games.  This starter features the new plastics plastic for Guild Ball. Guild ball is a lot like the gladiatorial arena meets soccer!

The Best Board Games for Couples, Part 2

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

It’s been about a year since we told you some of our favourite games for couples (or 2 friends that want some cool one-on-one times). Loads of new games have come out since then and we’ve also discovered some more classics, so it felt like it was time to share our definitive guide for couples […]

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Flip Through Coalition Wars Sorcerers’ Revenge

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this Flip Through Matt discusses the Sorcerers’ Revenge. It’s the third book of the Coalition War Campaign. I am loving the Coalition Wars, but I the next book is too off topic. We will see.

Box Breaking 222: Tomb Trader from Level 99

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Tomb Trader. The game that puts players in an archaeological dig with the hopes of getting rich. It sounds like some treasure hunting is in store!

How Many Players Makes the Perfect Board Game?

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

Every so often, we like to inspect the data behind what makes a good game – or indeed, a bad one. Most of you will be familiar with the website Board Game Geek, a service best described as the IMDB of board games. It features all sorts of data; lots of it provided by the […]

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Best Play Recommends: Obama Llama

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

TL;DR What is it? A clue-giving and guessing game made sillier, funnier and easier to play. How many people? 4+ How long does it take? 30 minutes Who is it for? Parties and groups that want to break the ice and flex their competitive spirit. Buy it: Available on Amazon The Gist Why we recommend it One of the […]

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Figure Forge 103: Skarrd Juggernaught for Cult of Metamorphosis

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

Watch as Matt assembles the Skarrd Juggernaut for the Cult of Metamorphosis. This model will certainly intimidate your opponent. I can’t wait to paint this guy – he has been uber fun!

Box Breaking 221: Dragon Punch from Level 99 Games

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

In this Box Braking Matt takes a look at Dragon Punch from Level 99 Games.   It’s 2 player while you wait anywhere game. Themed around Martial combat this fast paced system is for everyone. Dragon Punch is proof that little games can pack a power punch!

Wreck and Ruin Kickstarter Review

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

Wreck and Ruin kickstarter review

Oh what a day! Oh what a lovely day, when a brand spanking new Kickstarter prototype arrives at my door. And it’s not for a micro card game, a fantasy dungeon crawler or some form of worker/dice placement, no it’s tearing around a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a diesel guzzling vehicle a la Mad Max. Oh what a lovely day indeed.

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