Judging by the Fellowship of the Ring theme being blared out of Steve’s laptop speaker, it’s safe to say that he’s a little excited about our first news article today. And so he should be because there’s a lot to get excited for this week; such as a Dice Forge expansion, a series of gateway games from Board & Dice, another board game set in the Expanse universe (or should that be solar system) and, a sequel to Ganz Schön Clever. Of course there’s also a new Lord of the Rings board game coming out.Read more »
It is said that one must work at a relationship. That you only get out what you put in, which mathematically makes no sense as if you’re making no profit, why bother? I imagine that’s missing the point somewhat, but I am not exactly the sympathetic, caring type. Insensitivity aside, it could be said that have been somewhat lax regarding my relationship with Dice Hospital. You could say we’ve had a tumultuous beginning. Before I go full Claire Rayner on you, let me explain. Read more »
Welcome to the sleepy suburb of boardgamesville. That elegant chirping you can hear is the early morning bird song of the lesser spotted News Collider. It wakes at dawn, ready to catch juicy tabletop gaming news worms to feed to its nest of board game chicks.Today the lesser spotted News Collider has managed to bring back a bounty of board game news including housing developments, bird watching and dungeon Disney damsels – enjoy!Read more »
Product DescriptionSeaFall is a 4X game (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) set in an "age of sail" world reminiscent of our world. In SeaFall, the world is starting to claw its way out of a dark age and has begun to rediscover seafaring technology. Players take on the role of a mainland empire that consults with a consortium of advisors to discover new islands, explore those islands, develop trade, send out raiding parties, take part in ship-to-ship combat, and more. SeaFall evolves as the game is played, setting their grudges into the history of the game and building a different narrative at every table as players open up the world. For 3-5 Players90-120 minute playing timeHigh replay value The post SeaFall appeared first on The Giveaway Geek.
Product DescriptionThe Wasteland is a barren mess of sand dunes, radiation and hostile maniacs, which makes for an interesting day’s work at the Wasteland Express Delivery Service. Players are tasked with fighting off raiders as they pack goods across dangerous terrain in exchange for $crap, all while trying to accomplish Priority First Class missions. A visit to the Mod Shop can provide guns and other truck modifications for a different strategy: ambushing raiders and stealing their supplies instead of buying one’s own. Mission’s range from housing and delivering nuclear warheads to successfully destroying Grand Lord Emperor Torque, the half-man, half-engine, full-maniac that controls much of the land and every game is unique. From the designers of Dead of winter and fleetIncludes 10 unique, gorgeously detailed mini vehicles, 10 custom sculpted dice and 75 sculpted plastic goods!Custom game tray system nests into box and makes set-up and play a breeze. A 40 Dollar value!Features
Product Description2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire ruled the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. With peace at the borders, harmony inside the provinces, uniform law and a common currency, the economy thrived and gave rise to mighty Roman dynasties as they expanded throughout the numerous cities. Guide one of these dynasties and send colonists to the remote realms of the Empire; develop your trade network; and appease the ancient gods for their favor - all to gain the chance to emerge victorious! CONCORDIA is a peaceful strategy game of economic development in Roman times for 2 to 5 players age 13 and up. Instead of luck of dice or cards, players must rely on their strategic abilities. Be sure to watch your rivals to determine which goals they are pursuing and where you can outpace them! For 2-5 Players90 minute playing timeHistorical strategy gameTakes around 90 minutes to play The post Concordia Game appeared first on The Giveaway Geek.
Product DescriptionHarness the power of your vocabulary in this exciting, monster-battling, loot-collecting word game. In Spell Smashers, you combine your letter cards to spell words, smashing fearsome monsters and their even more fearsome adjectives!When you deal damage to a monster, you gain precious coins. When you defeat a monster, you collect that monster as a trophy … and gain a new letter to use later on! But beware — as you battle these dangerous creatures, you receive wounds, which are difficult letter combinations that could ruin your day.Between battles, visit the local town and spend your hard-earned loot to outfit yourself with powerful gear, take on new quests, buy devious potions, or grab an ale at the tavern as you boast about your battle scars. Set your sights on fame and glory as you smash monsters with your spelling skills and rid the world of evil! For 1-5 adventures, ages 12+Delve into the dungeon in 45-60 minVisit the Town to gear up, buy potions & ale, and r
Santorini is as picturesque as the island it is named for, with its brilliant white cuboid buildings and wonderfully aquamarine domes, it is a seemingly simple, yet refreshing abstract strategy game that will satisfy many a gamer should they chose to visit.I have a great fondness for the simple, perhaps because I am so, but games that can be taught and explained in a handful of rules will forever hold a special place on my game shelf. Santorini takes pride of place on that shelf. As can often be the case, just because it is simple, does not mean it is not capable of great depth, with Santorini its depths, despite the simplicity, are easily overlooked. When explaining the game to people I was frequently met with “Is that it?” and a barely concealed sneer of indignation that this was my offering for game’s night. Oh, how quickly those sneers were replaced with puzzlement and dumbfoundedness as the little green board blooms with white cuboid blocks, where each is a new opportunity, each is a risk and often a
Happy New Year! And you know what a New Year means, new tabletop games! We may all be suffering from turkey overdose and the crushing realisation that we can no longer start drinking Baileys at 11am, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring you some of the freshest board game and roleplaying game news.Today we’ll be talking Lord of the Rings, Italian Harry Potter and a tainted Grail PC game.Read more »
It’s the end of the year, so it’s time to look back at the best board and tabletop games of 2018. We announce our highly prestigious ‘Polyhedron Collider 3 for 3 Award’ and each pick our top three games of the year.Read more »
Product DescriptionBurgle your way to adventure in Clank!, the new deck-building board game. Sneak into an angry dragon's mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow. Be quick and be quiet. One false-step and -- CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage. You can only enjoy your plunder if you make it out of the depths alive! Contents Summary: Double-sided game board 182 game cards (+4 rules summary cards) Cloth "Dragon Bag" 4 Thief maples 120 player Clank! cubes 1 Dragon Rage maple 24 Dragon cubes 32 gold piece tokens 11 Major Secret tokens 18 Minor Secret tokens 7 Artifact tokens 3 Crown tokens 2 Backpack tokens 2 Master Key tokens 3 Monkey Idol tokens 4 Mastery tokens 1 Rulebook. For 2-4 PlayersA fast and intense dungeon delving experience!Push your luck to collect more treasure but watch out for the Dragon!A p
For a time of year when people traditionally spend money they don't have to give gifts to people they don't like that those people don't need, you'd think Kickstarter would be a little quieter. Quite the opposite it seems as there are more new releases to shelves and on Kickstarter than the UK Christmas Top 40. Thankfully the quality on Kickstarter is marginally higher than the typical output from the Cowell factory of money...er...I mean dreams so tell little Timmy that Santa chose to buy him a pile of coloured cardboard instead of another autotuned synth-fest discussing the benefits of driving fast, wearing "jammin' threads" and generally being socially irresponsible on Snapchat.Or put more succinctly; it's time for more gaming news! We've got some exciting new kids versions of games, Games Workshop being charitable and some solid news on the Metal Gear Board Game.Read more »
Product DescriptionEarn "chill points" by painting landscape features like Happy Little Trees and Almighty Mountains using colors and brushes from your hand of cards. Keep your eye on what other players are doing and be strategic about the sequence in which you complete the features. If another player beats you to the brush, you may want to wash your palette and shift your painting plan. All the while, Bob sets the painting pace as he advances across the easel, offering sage encouragement and bonus opportunities for even more chill. Finish one of Bob Rosss masterpieces before he does to win chill status. For Ages 12+. 2-4 players. 30 minutes Game includes: Game Board, 4 Palettes, 60 Art Supplies Cards, 24 Chill Cards, 11 Technique Cards, 12 Feature Markers, 4 Chill Cubes, 1 Bob Mover, 15 Double-Sided Paintings, 1 Easel, 1 Die, Instructions Finish one of Bob Ross's masterpieces before he does to win "chill" statusEarn "chill points" by painting landscape features like Happy Little
Oh no! This week’s gaming news is very late, I personally blame the Polyhedron Collider Christmas party and that bottle of Babycham that Steve was drinking.Don’t worry though, because we’ve got more new games than you can shake a stick of holly at, including Harry Potter, Power Grid and King Arthur. We also hear about Games Workshop’s profits and board game theme parks.Read more »
Product DescriptionThe prosperous Kingdom of Green gully, ruled for centuries by the Forever King, has issued a decree to its citizens to colonize the vast lands beyond its borders. In an ef-fort to start a new village, the Forever King has selected 6 citizens for the task, each of whom has a unique set of skills they use to build their charter. In Charter stone, a competitive legacy game, players construct buildings and inhabit a shared village. Building stickers are removed from cards and permanently added to your charter on the board, becoming action spaces for any player to use. Thus, a few available buildings soon grow into a bustling village with dozens of actions. For 1-6 players60 minute playing timeA competitive Legacy gameYour journey through Charterstone's many secrets will last twelve games, but it doesn't end thereYour completed village will be a one-of-a-kind worker-placement game with plenty of variability The post Stonemaier Games Charterstone appeared first on The