Posts Tagged ‘Featured’

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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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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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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Best Play Recommends: Fabled Fruits

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

TL;DR What: A game that changes every time you play it. Oh and it’s about buying animals with fruit. Players: 2-5 Time: 20-30 minutes People: A couple or small group of friends that regularly play together Available: Get it here on Amazon and support Best Play at the same time The Gist Why we recommend it One of the great […]

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Figure Forge 103: Sturnhammer for Warpath w/Magnets

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

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles the Sturnhammer Battle Tank and the Drakkar APC for the Forge Fathers.  He uses magnets to demonstrate how easy it is to convert your kit. I had a lot of fun putting the Sturnhammer together for Skip

Box Breaking 220: Master of Orion From Catalyst Game Labs

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look Master of Orion from Catalyst Game Labs. Master of Orion is a deck builder where 2 players attempt explore the galaxy while wreaking havoc on one another while conquering the stars. Master of Orion is new to me ( I can’t believe i just said that), but […]

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 31: Wreck & Ruin, This War of Mine and reviewing board games

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

After a bit of a break the chaps from Polyhedron Collider return with a good old chat about board games.  We go full throttle for our review of Wreck & Ruin, race animals in The Champion of the Wild, get all depressed in This War of Mine and drown our sorrows on a Drinking Quest.

The boys then have a good lock chat about the current state of board game reviews and look at ethics, how we approach reviews and the best and worst receptions we have had to a review.

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 31: Wreck & Ruin, This War of Mine and reviewing board games

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

After a bit of a break the chaps from Polyhedron Collider return with a good old chat about board games.  We go full throttle for our review of Wreck & Ruin, race animals in The Champion of the Wild, get all depressed in This War of Mine and drown our sorrows on a Drinking Quest.

The boys then have a good lock chat about the current state of board game reviews and look at ethics, how we approach reviews and the best and worst receptions we have had to a review.
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The Champion of the Wild Kickstarter Review

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

Champion of the Wild Kickstarter Review
 
It’s a board game review cliché to say “if you like this kind of game, you’ll like this game”. It’s a tired and lazy get-out clause for a reviewer, they can thoroughly dislike a game and then issue this kind of statement completely admonishing any form of reviewer responsibility while remaining pretty, positive and ever so cuddly. It is a phrase I detest, but trying to write a review of The Champion of the Wild while avoiding this statement is turning into the literal equivalent of a daytime charge across the minefield.

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The Champion of the Wild Kickstarter Review

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

Champion of the Wild Kickstarter Review
 
It’s a board game review cliché to say “if you like this kind of game, you’ll like this game”. It’s a tired and lazy get-out clause for a reviewer, they can thoroughly dislike a game and then issue this kind of statement completely admonishing any form of reviewer responsibility while remaining pretty, positive and ever so cuddly. It is a phrase I detest, but trying to write a review of The Champion of the Wild while avoiding this statement is turning into the literal equivalent of a daytime charge across the minefield.

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Box Breaking 219: Shadow Run Zero Day from Catalyst Game Labs

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

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Shadowrun Zero Day. The game that allows you to play as the contagion that can bring the mega corporations to their knees. Each players goal is to hack in to the corporations and bypass the system. This game features some great art, and is super easy […]

Flip Through Coalition Wars Coalition Overkill

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

In this Flip Through Matt talk about the second chapter of Coalition Wars the Siege of Tolkeen Coalition Overkill. The Coalition faces a new enemy and learns some valuable lessons about guerrilla warfare. The Third book is about retaliation!

Drakkar Kickstarter Review

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

Now we all love a bit of Norse mythology. The Marvel films are testament to that. A good looking chap with a big mallet walloping things around the head seems to make for the good times. And I’m sure he’s handy in a workshop too. Smacking nails into wood with one mighty swing – even less if he uses his hammer. 

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