Posts Tagged ‘Featured’

Box Breaking 232: Pathfinder Rusty Dragon Inn

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this box Breaking Matt takes a look at the Rusty Dragon Inn. Hey don’t make the mistake he did and shoot a table across the room! I can’t wait to paint these. Stop back soon to see techniques to fix em up.

Box Breaking 231: Maze of Death for Pathfinder Battles

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt opens up  8 boosters of Maze of Death for Pathfinder Battles from Paizo and Wizkids. I am impressed with how little the figs repeat.

Star Trek Adventures Review

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Any Grammar Nazi out there will happily tell you…sorry, tell you happily… that Star Trek’s famous line “To Boldy Go..” should in fact read “To Go, Boldly…” as one should never split one’s infinitives. It can be a tad painful.Read more »

Box Breaking 230: Pathfinder Battles Deadly Foes

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Matt Breaks open a brick of Deadly Foes. I must say I love miniatures. And the Pathfinder Battles miniatures are a great addition to any tabletop. While I tend to try (key word there) and paint my minis I do like not having to paint everything all the time!

Flip Through: Tomb of Annihillation

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Flip Through Matt Takes a look at Tomb of Annihilation for Dungeons and Dragons. Tomb of Annihilation has a story rooted and inspired by Tomb of Horrors.  I tried real hard not to spoil too much for you. For me this book has been a trip down memory lane because Tomb of Horrors […]

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 3 Traditional Publishing

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 3 Traditional Publishing
We finally arrive at our third and final part of our 2018 preview, and this has been without a doubt the most difficult part of the list to put together. I have taken input from all three members of the Polyhedron Collider team and our highlights were featured in our most recent Podcast episode. It has become apparent however just how much of a hype generating machine Kickstarter has become. I’ve managed to put a list of over 20 games that Kickstarter is bringing to us this year, but I have struggled to find just 10 games arriving via more conventional publishing means.  Is this because publishers are being more guarded with their announcements or is this because of the meteoric rise of Kickstarter?

Don’t forget to check out Part1, where we looked at games coming to Kickstarter this year, and Part 2, where we looked at the games we Kickstarted in the past and are expecting to be delivered in 2018.

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Box Breaking 229: Masters of Orion from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Master of Orion from Catalyst Game Labs. This two player deck building game is set in the Master of Orion Universe. Your goal is to have the most Victory points. The stars await!

Nemesis Preview

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been following the development of Nemesis quite closely over the last couple of years. I first spoke to the game’s designer Adam Kwapiński way back in 2015 at Essen, when he explained the concept of a game he was developing where players wake from…

Box Breaking 228: Dropfleet Commander From Hawk Wargames

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Matt takes a look at the Dropfleet Commander two player Starter. Take a look at the game that is rocking the world!! Wait until you see how easy they are to magnetize!

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 2 Kickstarter Arrivals

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As the resident….well, I hesitate to use the term “junkie”, but it’s pretty much what the other two call me….“purchasing enthusiast” within the Polyhedron Collider walls, it seems that the majority of Kickstarters we collectively backed prior to 2018…

Flip Through Review Coalition Wars 4 Cyber-knights

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

This is the fourth book in the Coalition Wars campaign. This book may seem out of place for the war on magic, but hosts the most crucial point in Cyber-knight history.   If you are a Cyberknight fan this is a must have book – even if you could careless about the war.

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 1 Kickstarter

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 1 Kickstarter

Every year we like to put up a little preview of the games coming out over the coming twelve months. In a way this article has become easier, as companies have made an effort to start promoting their games far in advance of their release. But it’s also become more difficult, as the rise of Kickstarter has meant that games that are announced hit Kickstarter and don’t hit our tables for a few years, don’t fund and so have to relaunch or even don’t turn up on Kickstarter at all (it’s been 2 years since we mentioned Chronicles Origin and we still have no idea if that game is even coming out).

This year we’re going to do things a little different, breaking the 2018 preview into three lists, the first (this one) will cover games that are coming to Kickstarter over the coming year (or even this week!) The second will address those games have already funded on Kickstarter (that we here at Polyhedron Collider have backed) and should be releasing over the next twelve months, and the last will be those games that publishers have announced.

Of course we can’t mention every game, but here’s a slice of gaming action that everyone here at Polyhedron Collider is excited to get to the table.

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Pegasus Spiele announce 4 new Talisman games

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Did you know that Talisman will be 35 years old in 2018? No doubt there will be some jokers out there who say “yeah, and it shows”. Well did you also know that Pegasus Spiele have announced 4 new games set in the world of Talisman? Well you do now!R…

My Most Played Games of 2017

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been an odd year for me and games.  If you read my blog post about writing reviews, you will know that I moved house right at the end of 2016 and so have had some real trouble getting games to the table. This means my list of most played games i…

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 35 – The Best Games We Played in 2017

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

It’s the end of the year, so the boys get together and discuss the best games they have played in 2017.  Things kick off with the ‘3 for 3’ awards, where the Polyhedron Collider crew discuss the games all three members have purchased in 2017. We then l…

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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