Posts Tagged ‘Review’

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 30: Anachrony, Tzolk’in and Labyrinth

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

After summer holiday season the Polyhedron Collider schedule has taken a hit, so here we are two weeks late with a bumper podcast full of chat about board games, Gen Con, involute gear forms, and eating olives.  We take in depth looks at Anachrony, Tzolk’in and Labyrinth and provide a roundup of some of the games we have been sent to review that where rather bad.

We also answer questions from the mail bag about blinging out our games, use of theme and which are our most significant games.

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Review: Open Combat Sword Masters

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

Rating: Open Combat is a set of warband skirmish rules designed to be played with any set of miniatures that the gamer has to hand, and is published by Second Thunder. The setting is pre-gunpowder, but can be historical or fantasy in nature – it’s completely up to the players what and how they play. If you want more information, we talked to Game Designers Carl Brown and Gav Thorpe back on Episode 136 of the podcast. Sword Masters is the first supplement for this game. It provides players with rules and abilities to use specialist sword fighters in Open Combat. Whilst new weapons, skills and abilities add to the historical flavour of the game and allows such skills as dual wielding, parrying and disarm, the book unashamedly embraces the more cinematic aspects of the sword duel, sometimes with its tongue placed firmly in its cheek. To this end, not only can players use their wardrobe as weapons (Volumous Cloaks and Ostentatious Hats!) but use Aggravating Repartee and Witty Retorts to attack the psychology of the opponent – after all, what is a good dual without the exchange of banter? However, here is often more to a good sword fight […]

Pierwsze Oddziały Generała Osi w Dust 1947 / First Units of Dust1947 Axis General

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

Odcinek 2  Oś / Chapter 2 Axis K-man A co, jeśli nie Alianci ? / What, if not Allies ? Potężna Pięść Bloku Osi – Wehrmacht / Wehrmacht, Core Axis Block Werhmacht Gallery Szybcy&Wściekli – NDAK / NDAK, Fast&Fury Units NDAK Gallery Cios z Niebia – Luftwaffe / Luftwaffe, Blow from the Sky Luftwaffe Gallery […]

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Batman Miniature Game -Suicide Squad Box Set

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

Having decided to start playing BMG again I thought I would update my collection with the 2 player starter Suicide Squad box set based on the movie. It is a great set and paid extra for the one with acollectors Harley riding abomb and the Aflick batman…

A week in the life of…

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

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been one of travelling, hospitals and missed opportunities.Monday I do chores for me and a friend who has a few health issues.Tuesday, I travelled up to Somerset so that I could take my Dad for his …

A week in the life of…

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

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been one of travelling, hospitals and missed opportunities.Monday I do chores for me and a friend who has a few health issues.Tuesday, I travelled up to Somerset so that I could take my Dad for his …

Review: Class Wargames

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

In 1977, the French artist, political activist and founder of the Situationist International, Guy Debord, published a game called The Game of War. The game was a derivative of chess insofar as it was played on a checkered board and…

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Terrain Review: 28mm Round Primitive Hut by 6 Squared Studios

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

In today’s review, we look at Six Squared Studios’ 28mm Round Primitive Hut.In terms of value, this product is great. It is a nice piece that runs for $6.99 Canadian (Roughly $5.50 US for my American readers). In the interest of full disclosure, I buy …

Terrain Review: 28mm Round Primitive Hut by 6 Squared Studios

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

In today’s review, we look at Six Squared Studios’ 28mm Round Primitive Hut.In terms of value, this product is great. It is a nice piece that runs for $6.99 Canadian (Roughly $5.50 US for my American readers). In the interest of full disclosure, I buy …

Początki z Dust 1947, czyli co wybrać Panie Generale na start? / Starting with Dust 1947 or What The Hell I Should Buy First?

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

Jak zbudować armię na 50 i 100 punktów  i jak kupić 🙂 / Ideas, how to build and buy 50&100 points army 🙂 Odcinek 1 Alianci / Chapter 1 Allies K-man & Panda Co to Dust 1947? / What is Dust1947? Wojna Trwa Dalej… /War rages on… Armia 50 i 100 punktów do Dust’a / […]

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Bolt Action -New Guinea Campaign

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

I have just recieved a nice present from my lovely partner ,the new Warlord New Guinea campaign army set ,a box full of nice toys and a really useful campaign book .The book as usual for Bolt Action is full of colour pictures of painted models,plates f…

Review Roundup

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

Over the years we have been sent a number of review copies of games that have slipped through the net. It’s an embarrassment, it’s unprofessional, its ramshackle, but there is a reason these games have remained unreviewed, they have struggled to even get to the table. Some of them are boring, some are uninspiring and some are just plain bad but it’s our duty as honest reviewers to tell you why we just don’t like this set of games.

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Human Team Ogre

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

Now that I am nearing finishing enough players for the Human Blood Bowl Team, I thought it was time I should have a look at this figure now. What I am really doing is avoiding finishing the Orc Troll and dry brushing the Human Blitzers (not to mention …

Review: Gothic – A Dark Companion for In Her Majesty’s Name

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

Rating: Gothic is the third supplement for the Victorian Science Fiction rules In Her Majesty’s Name, written by Charles Murton and Craig Cartmell, but it is the first published directly by The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare, as opposed to Osprey Publishing. Whilst the original IHMN rules and supplements viewed the Victorian world through the eye of some of the classic science fiction writers of the period, Gothic takes an altogether darker tone as it explores the Victorian world of Gothic Horror, with a few little twists, as you might expect from the authors. The book consists of several different sections: New rules, specifically aimed at flying The Armoury, including new weapons and equipment – such things as blessed and silvered weapons, Holy Water and Ornithopters. The Bestiary – Stats for IHMN for all manner of new creatures, from Giant Bats and Rats through to Ghosts and Zombies. Talents – new Talents available for your companies, including Dark Immortality, Flying, and Spectral Form. Mystical Powers – a multitude new powers for your companies, again mirroring abilities that would be seen in Gothic Horror – Bless, Curse, Horrify, Possess, Raise Zombie and much more New Companies – the heart of the Gothic […]

Betrayal at House on the Hill Review

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Betrayal at House on the Hill Review
There’s a rumour circulating the industry about us reviewers, about how some don’t post negative reviews. I won’t get into that here as it’s up to the individual reviewers to create content as they choose. We at Polyhedron Collider, however, are certainly not above or below putting the boot in, especially me (Andy), as we firmly believe an honest opinion is far more useful to you, our vast and knowledgeable readership, so you can make a more informed judgement as to where you spend your hard-earned pennies (or not as the case may be).

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KickStarters -My experiences good and bad…

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

At first I was little worried about doing kick starter ,which for those of you not in the know , involves you pledging money to a company so they can produce new items which they could not afford normally ,for your funding you usually get the goodies b…

Century: Spice Road Review

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

Century: Spice Road Review

It is said that the early bird catches the worm. However, I’m one of those weird folks who, whenever anyone mentions worms, I immediately think of the sandworms in Dune. Huge great things with mouths bigger than the Channel Tunnel and with more segments than a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. To catch these worms would take a very big bird indeed and we’re not talking Sesame Street here.

For anyone familiar with Frank Herbert’s novel, I refer to the worms here due to the Spice Melange – a substance in the books that enabled long term space flight and which only grew on the planet Arrakis. The spices in the subject of this review are less potent and would barely allow you to make a tasty rice pudding, let alone navigate you across the galaxy. 

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Century: Spice Road Review

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

Century: Spice Road Review

It is said that the early bird catches the worm. However, I’m one of those weird folks who, whenever anyone mentions worms, I immediately think of the sandworms in Dune. Huge great things with mouths bigger than the Channel Tunnel and with more segments than a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. To catch these worms would take a very big bird indeed and we’re not talking Sesame Street here.

For anyone familiar with Frank Herbert’s novel, I refer to the worms here due to the Spice Melange – a substance in the books that enabled long term space flight and which only grew on the planet Arrakis. The spices in the subject of this review are less potent and would barely allow you to make a tasty rice pudding, let alone navigate you across the galaxy. 

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This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

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

This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Anyone alive in the 90s who owned an Amiga will almost certainly have remembered the Sensible Software game “Cannon Fodder”. If you don’t remember the game, look it up. I’ll wait.
I mention Cannon Fodder because it came with the tagline: “War has never been so much fun”. And it was right – Cannon Fodder was awesome and still stands as one of my favourite games of all time. Making those little men dance across the screen as you shot their twitching corpses was highly entertaining, if a little morbid.

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This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

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

This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Anyone alive in the 90s who owned an Amiga will almost certainly have remembered the Sensible Software game “Cannon Fodder”. If you don’t remember the game, look it up. I’ll wait.
I mention Cannon Fodder because it came with the tagline: “War has never been so much fun”. And it was right – Cannon Fodder was awesome and still stands as one of my favourite games of all time. Making those little men dance across the screen as you shot their twitching corpses was highly entertaining, if a little morbid.

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Bärenpark Review

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

I will be perfectly honest, at first I passed on Bärenpark, a tile laying game where you build a zoo specifically for bears. I will admit that the theme didn’t grab me and the mechanics looked a little too simplistic for my tastes and, worst of all, the cover artwork did nothing to inspire me. But I am happy to say that Bärenpark has proven me wrong because not only is it a fun and light game it’s also got a surprising depth of strategy.

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Bärenpark Review

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

I will be perfectly honest, at first I passed on Bärenpark, a tile laying game where you build a zoo specifically for bears. I will admit that the theme didn’t grab me and the mechanics looked a little too simplistic for my tastes and, worst of all, the cover artwork did nothing to inspire me. But I am happy to say that Bärenpark has proven me wrong because not only is it a fun and light game it’s also got a surprising depth of strategy.

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Review: The Cousins’ War

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

When this game was mentioned on the Meeples & Miniatures podcast, I immediately pricked up my ears. I’ve been interested in the Wars of the Roses for a long time and I like innovative games that can be played in a…

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New Primaris Space Marine Release Analysis (And Why they’re familiar)

Posted on July 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

There’s not much I can add to what I’ve mentioned before with the new releases. They look amazing, but with the caveat I think you’ll be able to pick up at the end of the post.Here’s the new releases, going on pre-order sometime next week.Primaris Chap…

Cigar Box Battle Kickstarter

Posted on July 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Here at Must Contain Minis, we make it no secret that we really like Cigar Box Battle Mats. I have a couple of their mats and really like the product.Be on the lookout for this Kickstarter going up on August 1st, 2017! I can’t wait!Soon (August 1, 2017…