Controversy, sadness, SkyNet Alexa taking over and more bling than even Andy can handle, the world of board game news this week is a mixed bag. Read more »
A game called Sumo Gnome should immediately conjure certain images to mind, primarily, that of a sumo wrestlers who also happen to be gnomes. Obviously. It should also bring some gaming assumptions along too. This game is super small, super light and delivers a quick slap of dice based gaming combat.Two sumo gnomes square off on a tree stump, one gnome in the blue mawashi and the other in red (each stylised on a six sided die), the goal is simple; push your opponent off the stump.Read more »
5mm Metal Micro Dice Giveaway – Enter to Win Welcome to the The Giveaway Geek, the geek that keeps on giving; I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Dragonheart Designs, LLC, creator of the 5mm Metal Micro Dice, which are currently live on Kickstarter. We present the 5mm Metal Micro Dice Giveaway! Enter to win below, good luck! One winner will receive: a Gold Steampunk Pocket Watch Shell with a full set of Gold 5mm Micro Dice from the Kickstarter. Prize value is approximately $45 USD. This giveaway will end September 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST and is open WORLDWIDE – Some exclusions may apply. Please make sure you read the official Giveaway Geek†rules before entering.†For any questions, thoughts or feedback†leave a comment using the form at the bottom of this post or use the form on my contact page to shoot me an email. About 5mm Metal Micro Dice 5mm Metal Micro Dice is a full 7-die polyhedral set of 5mm metal micro dice in a range of colors. Read More > Get Your Daily Entries
Prepare yourselves for another generous helping of tabletop gaming chat, as the boys from Polyhedron Collider talk all things board games, card games and RPGS (as well as some rambling diversions regarding Jon’s taste in TV programs and Andy going to a festival).In this episode Jon tells us about his first Dungeon Mastering experience in An Ogre and his Cake, Andy cooks up explosive potions in the Quacks of Quedlinburg, Jon talks us through the stained glass dice builder Sagrada and Steve gets dangerously close to the sun in coop kickstarter game Solar Storm.Read more »
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 »
Ordinarily, the name of a game gives a clue as to the content, theme or idea behind it. It seems that Chip Theory Games beg to differ and named their game, Too Many Bones, based on Moon Logic and a vague idea. For the game is not about, as you might expect, skeletons, pirates, the undead or even the exploits of an enthusiastic grave-digger with hoarding tendencies who is running out of storage space. Read more »
Anthology of Dice: The Beginning Giveaway! – Enter to Win Welcome to the The Giveaway Geek, the geek that keeps on giving; I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Bryce’s Dice, creator of the new Anthology of Dice: The Beginning, which is currently live on Kickstarter. We present the Anthology of Dice: The Beginning Giveaway! Enter to win below, good luck! One winner will receive: a set of “Spirit Shadow” its the dual color green and black. Prize value is approximately $11 USD. This giveaway will end August 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to US & Canada Residents only – Some exclusions may apply. Please make sure you read the official Giveaway Geek†rules before entering.†For any questions, thoughts or feedback†leave a comment using the form at the bottom of this post or use the form on my contact page to shoot me an email. About Anthology of Dice: The Beginning Anthology of Dice: The Beginningis an eight set campaign. An all or nothing Kickstarter, The Ant
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 »
Healer’s Dice Giveaway! – Enter to Win Welcome to the The Giveaway Geek, the geek that keeps on giving; I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with The Arcanist’s Armory, creator of the new Healer’s Dice, which is currently live on Kickstarter. We present the Healer’s Dice Giveaway! Enter to win below, good luck! One winner will receive: Deluxe Bottle of Healer’s Dice, in Exclusive Blue and Silver. Prize value is approximately $20 USD. This giveaway will end July 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST and is open WORLDWIDE – Some exclusions may apply. Please make sure you read the official Giveaway Geek†rules before entering.†For any questions, thoughts or feedback†leave a comment using the form at the bottom of this post or use the form on my contact page to shoot me an email. About Healer’s Dice Healer’s Dice. Sadly this is not a sword. It is, however, a healing potion, which is almost as good. Here’s your chance to get a set of 10 dice designed specificall
Towards the end of last month Modiphius announced they would be launching a new tabletop skirmish game in partnership with Bethesda Games Studio, and that game was Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms. The announcement came with images of a Dragonborn miniature which would then be on a limited sale during the UK Games Expo.To say I was very excited about this news is an understatement.I was fortunate enough to sit down with lead designer and founder of Modiphius, Chris Birch to find out a little bit more about the game during the expo.Read more »
The other day my son lost something that we couldn't find, so after 5 years we finally moved the couch to look behind it.Over the years my son would find my dice and tokens, bring them upstairs, and hurl them into the hard to reach space behind the couch in the corner.I stopped retrieving them after a time because they kept ending up back there, but finally I think he's old enough to stop irritating me...in this way.Pictured above: 5 years of his wake of terror.Let's see what the next five years brings. Maybe I'll find some Space Marines back there!
Coral Islands presents gamers with a bold concept, two games in one box. Linked by theme and components these oceanic games utilise dice stacking in different ways to give us two games that would likely have never been made had they swiped left. Lucky for us, when they met, using the Alley Cat Dating app it was a match made in cardboard heaven. Coral (who loves bright colours, 3D Tetris and jigsaw puzzles), saw something in Islands (who loves long walks on the beach, music and occasionally bending the rules) that they didn’t even see in themselves.So, dear reader, this combi-review will look at what you’ll get in the box, one game at a time. Starting with:Read more »
Kids’ Stuff As my kids age into the territory where games become a viable pastime with them, and I begin to explore the options that are out there, kids’ games are going to become more of a staple with me. … Continue reading →
Board games are not just a source of entertainment, but also bring people from different spheres together under one match. Dice board games are mostly based on your luck (and your cheating skills). Unlike chess, dice board games are simple, easy to pla...
Gamewright isn't exactly known for strategy games. They make wonderful, family friendly games with fun themes and simple but entertaining gameplay. Pyramix keeps with the Gamewright tradition of beautiful components with simple, family friendly gamepla...