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Sagrada Review

I have something bordering on a fetish for pattern matching dice drafting games, and Sagrada from Floodgate Games is a really excellent example of a game that scratches that itch.You and up to three fellow players (expandable to a total of 6 players) will compete to make the most beautiful stained glass window from the very finest colours and shades of glass. When we say glass, we’re not talking about a scene involving a winnebago in the middle of the desert, we mean dice with the shades represented by the various numbers on the die faces.Read more »

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 66 - Molkky, Gaia Project and 40k TV

A weekend of celebrating Andy’s 40th has led to a couple of casualties, as the skeleton crew of Andy and Steve man the show.  We talk about the latest crazy technology from CMON, the Warhammer TV show in the works, as well as Molkky and Gaia Project.We then take care of the burgeoning mail back, answering questions on the value of a board game, the evolution of the hadron collider and games to play outside.Read more »

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Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North First Thoughts Review

Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is a stand-alone, spin-off game set in the “Imperial Settlers Universe”, and although it still hits all the major beats you’d expect from an Imperial Settlers game it has a different...rhythm.  It’s like a new, collaborative song from a well known band, you instantly know its them but its different enough to make you second guess what you are hearing.  Kind of like when Ed Sheeran did a song with Justin Beeber.  Except Empires of the North isn’t utter bollocks, in fact, it’s rather good.Read more »

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Dwarf Kickstarter Review

There’s a point whilst analysing a game’s design when you realise you’ve seen through the surface information and begun to understand what the game’s designer was trying to do. You’ve opened a window into the designers mind, and can rationalise every design decision and look back at the path that led them to this point. It doesn’t make a game any better but gives you an understanding of why.Dwarf is such a game. A two to three player worker placement game about dwarves (or is it dwarfs I can never remember), doing what dwarfs/dwarves do; mining, smelting, forging and defending against dragons. Dwarfs are renowned for their greed so the winner is the player who has the most resources in two of the three categories; steel, gold and forged items.Read more »

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Dice Hospital Community Care Kickstarter Review

When I joined Polyhedron Collider I caused one major upset.  For a long time the highest accolade that could bestowed upon a game was the coveted “Three For Thee” award, where each of the three members of Polyhedron Collider, with their varied tastes on the hobby, had all purchased the same game.Dice Hospital was a Three For Three game.But, now there are four of us.  Making that award slightly less prestigious yet simultaneously making the new, “Four For Four” award something akin to a platinum trophy.Dice Hospital is a Platinum Game.  So when the opportunity presented itself to play the new Expansion, Community Care, Caezar nearly lost an arm in our collective rush to get it.Read more »

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Kickstarter Highlights 25th June

As always, we at Collider Towers have our collective fingers pressed to the pulse of Kickstarter Board Games.  We are on the very bleeding edge of what is hot and that is why we can tell you about amazing current Kickstarters but also campaigns that begin in the very near future that we think you'll want to keep your eye on.This week we look to defend the body from infection in Trouble in Templetown, explore new ways to win with the expansion for the rather excellent Endeavor.  There's polyomino cats in Isle of Cats and a reprint for the very first game entered into the BGG database.Read more »

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Sensor Ghosts Kickstarter Review

Congratulations!  You escaped the computer that was stuck in “Kill All Humans” mode.  You managed to build an escape shuttle and now you’re headed back to Earth.  Time to put your feet up (especially easy in zero-gravity, you don’t need a footstool or anything), sure there’s an asteroid field between you and home but the autopilot can deal wi...I beg your pardon, did you just say “malfunctioning sensors”.Ah crap!Read more »

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Sensor Ghosts Kickstarter Preview

Congratulations!  You escaped the computer that was stuck in “Kill All Humans” mode.  You managed to build an escape shuttle and now you’re headed back to Earth.  Time to put your feet up (especially easy in zero-gravity, you don’t need a footstool or anything), sure there’s an asteroid field between you and home but the autopilot can deal wi...I beg your pardon, did you just say “malfunctioning sensors”.Ah crap!Read more »

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Company of Heroes Board Game Hits Kickstarter

One of the most popular World War 2 PC strategy games is being brought to a tabletop near you! Stand to attention for the Company of Heroes Board Game. [...] The post Company of Heroes Board Game Hits Kickstarter appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault – Thundrik’s Profiteers

We covered Ylthari's Guardians earlier this week and are closing on the Nightvault coverage with the last of the warbands of season 2, Thundrik's Profiteers. Thundrik's Profiteers are a Kharadron Overlords warband supplement for Underworlds and costs 22.50 EUR. The Profiteers span 5 models and are available without the cards as an Easy-to-Build kit for […]

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News Collider - Board Game News Spiel des Jahres Nominations, Papillion back to Kickstarter, Daryl Andrews Fired, The One Ring RPG Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus and Elder Scrolls Call to Arms wargame

Shiny awards, treasures and dragons galore in this week’s News Collider.  We’ve seen a veritable spurge of reveals over the last week concerning the upcoming D&D campaign, th eLord of the Rings One Ring RPG and then one of my all time favorite video games comes to the table top with awesome miniatures. There’s also more news on the (not at all connected) Kickstarter suspensions which sees the return of butterflies and the fall of a leader.  I used to be the president of a board game publisher until I took an arrow in the kneeRead more »

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Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault – Ylthari’s Guardians

Let's head into the last week of our Warhammer Underworlds Nightvault coverage with the two latest warbands, Yltharis Guardians and Thundrik’s Profiteers. Where as we're starting today with the Sylvaneth boxed set. This warband supplement for Warhammer Underworlds (Nightvault) costs 22.50 EUR and covers 4 Tree-Revenants. It is available without the cards as an Easy-to-Build […]

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The Polyhedron Collider Cast 62 - UK Games Expo 2019 Preview

The UK Games Expo is just around the corner, the biggest event in the UK tabletop and board gaming calendar. Andy, Jon and Steve are joined by Rory to go through our top picks for the games we want to see at the show.The UK Games Expo is the 31st May to 2nd June 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. Tickets and information is available from https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/Read more »

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