Posts Tagged ‘Featured’

Origins 2017 Event Coverage: 3 Catalyst Game Labs with Jason Hardy

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I ran into Jason Hardy from Catalyst Game Labs at Origins 2017 and as always we had a great chat. One of the first things we discussed was the tarot deck – it’s beautiful. We also discussed Seattle Sprawl, Anarchy, and Cutting Aces.   I can’t wait to pick up Cutting Aces – I hope […]

Box Breaking 209: Munchkin X-men

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Munchkin X-Men. Is the art going be goofy or traditional? Take a look! The art is solid and I like the feel that it lends towards superhero.

Origins 2017 Event Coverage 1: Arcane Wonders with Tony Gullotti

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I caught up with Tony Gullotti from Arcane Wonders at Origins Game Fair, where we played Spoils of War, and talked about the new Force Mage and Viral. The Force Mage is quite sexy. Spoils of War is a great bluffing game – better with beer. Viral is very intriguing at this point.

Best Play Recommends: Splendor

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

TL;DR What: A peaceful game of gems and jewels Players: 2 – 4 Time: 30 minutes People: Almost anyone, really Available: Grab it for a very cheap price on Amazon here The Gist Why we recommend it Most board games can be quite divisive. They are in my relationship anyway. Fancy a game of Jaipur? No, I’m not in the […]

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Flip Through Rifts Ultimate Edition

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

In this Flip Through Matt Takes a look at Rifts Ultimate Edition.  He chats about everything from art, to new rules, and the layout of the book.   I realize that this book has been out some time now, but I felt this could be beneficial for newer players.

UK Games Expo 2017: Batman the Boardgame

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

Batman the Boardgame first look review

 Batman!

Quite frankly there is part of me that wants to leave this preview as just one word and some photos, but that would be unprofessional of me (although professionalism does seem to always be out of Polyhedron Collider’s grasp) so custom dictates I should annotate the pictures of the quite frankly gorgeous prototype minis with some explanation and musings.

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UK Games Expo: Dice Forge First Look

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

Dice forge uk games expo review

If I was to simply say Dice Forge is Dominion but with dice,  this will not only convey the whole gist of Dice Forge, but also everything that may get you excited or worried about Libellud’s upcoming release. Asmodee and Esdevium were showing off a late prototype of the game at the UK Games Expo 2017 and I got myself a seat to grab a game, well actually my wife saw the game loved the artwork and quickly jumped at the two empty places to give Dice Forge a go.

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UK Games Expo 2017: Fallout Miniatures Games and Star Trek RPG

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

UK Games Expo 2017: Fallout Miniatures Games and Star Trek RPG

At the UK Games Expo 2017 Chris from Modiphius took us through all the new releases and upcoming releases including the Steven Spielberg 80’s movie inspired roleplaying game Tales from the Loop, the inside scoop on the upcoming Fallout Wasteland Warfare Miniatures Game and the huge box of goodies that is the Star Trek Adventures RPG.
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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 26: The Great UK Games Expo Caper Part 1

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

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 26: The Great UK Games Expo Caper Part 1
 
Suffering from the sleep deprivation that comes from the 3 days at the UK Games Expo, Andy and Steve try to download from their brain everything they saw at the UK Games Expo 2017. They failed, which is why this episode covers just half of the games we saw.
We would like to thank everyone who was involved, we had a great time.

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Best Play Recommends: Burgle Bros

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

TL;DR What: A co-operative heist game in which you have to get the loot and get out! Players: 2 – 4 Time: 60 minutes People: That are up for a challenge and working as a team Available: If you want to support independent designers then we thoroughly recommend you buy this game directly from the man who created it here. […]

UK Games Expo 2017: Geeknson Interview

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

Geeknson UK Games Expo 2017 Interview

At the UK Games Expo 2017 I got to commanded a Viking long boat as I chatted with the guys from Geeknson all about their magnificent wood!
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Lords of Hellas Kickstarter Interview

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

Lords of Hellas Kickstarter Interview

Anyone who has been on any form of board game social media may have noticed the new game from Awaken Realms involving loads of minis and some kind of cyber Greek mythology theme. I must admit that although the minis caught my eye the first thought was “here we go, another game packed to the gills with moulded plastic and not a whiff of gameplay” and then I found out that Lords of Hellas is being designed by Adam Kwapiński and I got very interested.

Me and Adam go way back (in that I spoke to him once at Essen and he didn’t look scared, uncomfortable or ask me to leave) and so I thought I would give him a shout and get the inside scoop on Lords of Hellas
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The Best Multiplayer games that also work for couples

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We hear from many a board game-curious person looking to start their collection. We find it’s quite common to play some games with your partner, and then pepper in the odd game night with more friends. If that’s you, you probably want to find a few games that work just as well with your group of […]

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Studying Painting

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

I love watching videos of other people painting, even if I don’t like their techniques. Learn why I think that it is helpful.

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Listen to us guest on Gaming Rules – Podcast 46

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

Listen to us guest on Gaming Rules - Podcast 46

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Steve and Andy guest on Paul Grogan’s Gaming Rules podcast where we talk about Star Wars Rebellion, Dark Souls, Anachrony and of course the upcoming UK Games Expo.

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Critters Below Kickstarter Review

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

Critters Below Kickstarter Review

You’re in a room. It is dark. You’ve been eaten by a Grue.

Ok, not that last bit, but two out of three isn’t bad. For those of you who may wear tinfoil hats and are obsessed with the impending dawn of war, then you may quite enjoy the subject of my latest peek-a-boo as it’s set in a bunker during a war. Whoever chose to build this bunker clearly hadn’t heard of basic requirements like medicine or lighting. Perhaps they were cut from the budget during construction.

It’s hardly surprising that amenities such as a light bulb were missed as the inhabitants of this Stone-Age bunker are a bunch of woodland animals, the Critters, trying to survive a particularly hefty war involving a lot of bombing of a rather unspecific nature. The world is warring whilst our protagonists must wait it out in their concrete cocoon below ground. And thus we arrive at the name of the game in question: Critters Below.
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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 25: The UK Games Expo Preview

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The UK Games Expo is the 2nd to 4th of June and it’s the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the UK.  It will be three days full of board games, card games, miniatures and roleplaying games and we take a look at the games that have got us excited.

To get more information and tickets head to https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

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Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder Kickstarter Review

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

Dungeon crawling is a well-used trope in the board gaming world; grab a party of likeminded adventurers and head underground to grab some loot and kick the snot out of all manner of monsters. But what if I told you that gold and sparkling gems weren’t the real treasure? What if you were a culture that used teeth as a currency? Well, all of a sudden venturing into dark subterranean deaths isn’t about collecting shinies and honour, but instead becomes an attempt to recreate a Pantera album cover in as a many imaginative ways as possible.

In many ways Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder is a typical dungeon crawler and in its basic premise I have to say that there isn’t a huge amount of original ideas in the game. You’ll venture into dark depths, kill monsters, grab loot, level up and hopefully last long enough to take on the story’s goal. But Ravage puts a few interesting tweaks into the age old formula and wraps it up in a package of beautiful artwork and striking graphic design.
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Saga Project: The First Point Defines Them All

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

My first point of Saga is painted and waiting for the rest of the army for basing.

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Best Play Recommends: Camel Up

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

TL;DR What: A crazy game of stacking camels and gambling Players: 2 – 8 Time: 30 minutes People: Come friends, come family, come all. Available: Get it on Amazon here and support Best Play at the same time! The Gist Why we recommend it What is the one fact everyone knows about Camels. Your first guess might be that they […]

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X-Case Kickstarter Interview with Kenneth Romero of Active Mind Games

Posted on May 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Is the X-Case the missing factor for my miniature storage needs. I interview Active Mind’s Kenneth Romero to learn more.

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Saga Project Introduction and Goals

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

I’ve wanted to play Saga for years. Now that people at the club are playing it I’m jumping in whole hog.

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Figure Forge 90: Goritisi Skirmishers from Wrath of Kings

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

Welcome back to another Figure Forge!  In this episode I finish off the Gortisi by assembling some Skirmishers from the two player Starter set for Wrath of Kings from CMoN. I have had a few people ask If I have assembled the Dance master yet.  No, I haven’t I will try to pick it one […]

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 24: Dark Souls, Farsight, Petrichor, Ravage and Exit

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

In a desperate effort to clear the decks before the UK Games Expo, the boys from Polyhedron Collider cast their eye over the latest batch of board games and tabletop Kickstarters.

Steve faces the crushing difficulty and divisive gameplay of Dark Souls and then all three go to war with big mechs and sneaky spies in Farsight. Andy is one with the weather as he moves like the wind in Petrichor before joining Steve on the dungeon crawling of Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder. Finally Steve tries one of the latest Escape the Room games in Exit the Secret Lab.

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Best Play Recommends: Captain Sonar

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

TL;DR What: Team-based Battleships turned up to 11 Players: 2 – 8 (we recommend 6-8) Time: 45 minutes People: Best with two teams of friends who like to get their adrenaline pumping (with a board game) Available: Get it on Amazon here and support Best Play at the same time! The Gist Why we recommend it We also talked about […]

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