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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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
In this Figure Matt Shows you the basic build for the Black Mamba. Hey Who wants to play I’m ready.
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.
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Matt assembles the Ferret For Heavy Gear Blitz from Dream Pod 9. I am pretty happy with the new plastics.